Substantial meeting in Sochi

Belarus and Russia are set to continue strengthening bilateral co-operation

Belarus and Russia are set to continue strengthening bilateral co-operation. The agreement was reached during the meeting between the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in Sochi on February 5th.

During the meeting, special attention was paid to the forthcoming events which are important for Belarusian-Russian co-operation, scheduled for February. In particular, the leaders of the two countries discussed in detail the agenda for the meeting of the Belarus-Russia Union State Supreme State Council. The Belarusian President noted that he discussed preparations for the event with the Russian Prime Minister. “We talked in detail about the meeting of the Supreme State Council and also a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State which will be held in Mogilev,” said the Belarusian Head of State.

Mr. Putin underlined the importance of talks with the President of Belarus in the run-up to the session of the Supreme State Council. “I’m very happy to see you,” said the Russian leader. “We have a lot to talk about.” The Russian President suggested discussing ‘the current bilateral and regional issues, and joint efforts to strengthen the integration processes’.

In view of the forthcoming events on the Belarusian-Russian agenda, the Presidents reviewed their positions on a number of issues. The two leaders agreed that it’s necessary to join forces in the face of present-day challenges.

Moreover, Mr. Lukashenko and Mr. Putin touched upon the issues on the international agenda, as well as international and regional security.

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