BELARUS, RUSSIA TO STEP UP COOPERATION IN UPGRADING MILITARY HARDWARE
The intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the military and technical cooperation program between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation through 2020, which is to be ratified at the meeting of the House of Representatives on 24 June, envisages closer ties between the companies of the military industrial complex of the two countries, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives' Permanent Commission on Education, Culture and Science Marat Zhilinsky told to journalists .
The agreement was signed in December 2013. “The document stipulates integration of the defense establishments of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. The document pertains to their closer cooperation,” the MP said. The document envisages research and development in the supply, maintenance and modernization of military products in the interest of the defense ministries of the two states. The agreement is also aimed at personnel training.