Posted: 23.05.2024 23:13:00

Putin arrived in Minsk on official visit

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has arrived in Belarus on an official visit, and his plane landed at Minsk National Airport, BelTA reports


The official talks of the heads of state will be held on May 24th at the Palace of Independence, first in a narrow and then in an expanded format.

The parties will discuss the state and prospects for the development of the entire complex of Belarusian-Russian relations: the integration agenda and the implementation of decisions taken at the Supreme State Council of the Union State, political dialogue, promotion of joint trade, economic and co-operative projects, strengthening security, co-operation in the humanitarian sphere.

Traditionally, the focus will be on the international agenda, the situation in the region, and joint response to emerging challenges and threats.

President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko warmly welcomed the Russian leader at the airport. In the presence of the media, the heads of state made a number of statements about the agenda of the upcoming negotiations: they primarily intend to discuss security issues and, on May 24th, to continue the dialogue on economic issues with the participation of government members. The leaders left the airport together to continue informal communication and negotiations on topical issues.