Source Pravda.Ru

Agreement introducing Russian ruble in Belarus to be signed in September 2003

Russia and Belarus will sign the Agreement introducing the Russian ruble in Belarus as a single currency unit in January 2005 in September 2003 at the latest, head of the National Bank of Belarus Pyotr Prokopovich told a press conference.

"But a whole year of interstate procedure will be needed for the Agreement to work," he said, adding that "interstate procedure" and fulfilment of all previously reached bilateral agreements by the Russian side were two necessary conditions needed to introduce the Russian ruble on the Belarussian territory.

He also believes that the Agreement might as well be signed in time. According to his account, the joint Russian-Belarussian working group needs two more weeks to finish working on documents accompanying the Agreement. Further on, the sides will discuss the documents in the presence of the Belarussian president; after that, the leaders of Russia and Belarus are supposed to take "a decision of principle to introduce the Russian ruble in Belarus in 2005."

Comments
Assange Case: U.S. Espionage Act Is Illegal, says John Kiriakou
Alaska gives USA Arctic advantage in military rivalry with Russia
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
Toughness the Only Language US Understands
Toughness the Only Language US Understands
Toughness the Only Language US Understands
Toughness the Only Language US Understands
Toughness the Only Language US Understands
Moving inexorably towards war
Toughness the Only Language US Understands
Homosexuality and the Decline in American Values
We, the People of Britain, do not want Brexit
Assange Case: U.S. Espionage Act Is Illegal, says John Kiriakou
Pentagon's goal in the Middle East is to trigger major war between Israel and Iran
Fascist Ukraine Backed by US-Led NATO Might
Russia warns Ukraine and its Western sponsors
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine and Britain
Toughness the Only Language US Understands
Assange Case: U.S. Espionage Act Is Illegal, says John Kiriakou
Man accused of making 26 life-size dolls from dead girls' bodies
L'Antidiplomatico Interview: Andre Vltchek interviewed by Alessandro Bianchi