Lukashenko, Putin discussed three sets of issues dealing with Belarusian-Russian co-operation
The presidents of Belarus and Russia had a telephone conversation on February 5th, discussing three blocks of issues of the bilateral co-operation, BelTA reports with reference to the Belarusian leader’s press service
The first set dealt with bilateral relations. The presidents discussed the common agenda of co-operation in the economy, politics, and security issues. In particular, they talked about further actions within the framework of the Union State to ensure the security of Belarus and Russia.
The main thing that the heads of state agreed on was to determine the date of the meeting in the near future. The meeting will be primarily focused on the progress in the implementation by the two governments of the instructions given by the presidents earlier – mainly, in the field of import substitution and in all areas of anti-sanctions co-operation. The second set of issues in the conversation between Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin was devoted to that.
The preparation for the meeting of the Supreme State Council was the third point in the presidents’ talk. Since a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union State is to take place in February, the Supreme State Council is tentatively scheduled to be held in April-May. It is expected, that the existing agreements will be formalised and relevant documents will be signed there. Before that, the entire range of topical issues will be discussed and clarified by the heads of state during the upcoming meeting.