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- Second meeting of the 61st session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia approved the 2022 Union State budget
The State Duma in Moscow hosted the second meeting of the 61st session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union State, chaired by Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
The parliamentarians adopted the Union State budget and approved the work plan for 2022.
Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly and Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, said that the task of the Union parliamentarians was to enact legislative decisions, adopt the necessary legislative acts to implement the agenda, which had been supported by the presidents of the two countries.
“Colleagues, I hope that next year will be more effective for us in terms of moving forward on the path of integration. I would like to stress once again: a lot depends on us,” the State Duma Press Service quoted Vyacheslav Volodin as saying.
He also urged the deputies to work with the final result in mind, in order to live up to the trust of the citizens, “so that life would be better both in Belarus and in Russia, and the decisions we are going to take should facilitate it.”
The Parliamentary Assembly adopted amendments to the Union State budget for 2021. Dmitry Mezentsev, State Secretary of the Union State, explained that the amendments are related to the allocation of additional funding for a number of Union State programs.
Also, a decree of the Supreme State Council of the Union State On the Union State Budget for 2022 was adopted. Next year’s budget revenues are expected to reach RUB 4,598.9 million. Expense of the Union State budget for 2022 is planned at RUB 3113.5 million. The budget is formed with a surplus of RUB 1,487.4 million.
The Union State budget for 2022 will be used to finance three programs and 28 activities. The budget surplus, as agreed with the Parliamentary Assembly, will be used to finance new programs, projects and activities to be approved in 2022.
The formation of the draft budget of the Union State for 2022 was carried out in accordance with the Procedure for Formation and Execution of the Budget of the Union State.
The Parliamentary Assembly commissions discussed the sections of the document relating to their activities and made proposals on the budget items.
Furthermore, meeting participants discussed the changes in the structure of the Parliamentary Assembly.
The first meeting of the 61st session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus and Russia was held on December 2 in Minsk.
Vyacheslav Volodin was re-elected as the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia, and the powers of the Russian delegation were confirmed.
As you may recall, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia is an observer at the Parliamentary Assembly of the CSTO.