BRYANSK, 16 Dec. /TASS/. Russia and Belarus should work out issues of convergence of their legislation in order to against the citizens of the two countries was of equal standards. This was stated on Saturday by the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, who heads the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia.
In Bryansk, which is located in the neighboring region of Belarus, is the 53rd session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union state. During the session, the first held parliamentary hearings on the theme “Approximation of the legislation of Belarus and the Russian Federation on ensuring equal rights of citizens of the Union state”.
“Should the legislature of convergence to fulfill the rights of our citizens, the necessary harmonization of the legislation, because we have against citizens, for example, the Russian Federation has the same rules, and in the Republic of Belarus other, and Vice versa,” – said Volodin.
“It’s important for us to feel, to understand these problems and then to work out these issues at the legislative level, together with the Executive structure of the Union state”, – said the speaker.
Speaking at the parliamentary hearings the head of the consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Belarus Gavriil Mamontov noted that, for example, when you move to a permanent residence in Belarus, the Russian citizens are forced to issue a drivers license of Belarus under the current rights granted in Russia. The citizens of Belarus, moving to Russia, use their national driving license before the expiry of its validity.