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Belarus, Russia agree to work together to overcome negative economic trends

Belarus and Russia have agreed to work together to overcome the negative economic trends. The matter was discussed on January 31 at the meeting of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi.

This conversation was informal. At the same time, the sides touched upon the whole range of issues of bilateral relations. Alexander Lukashenko and Dmitry Medvedev discussed the results of last week's meeting of the Prime Ministers in St. Petersburg. The two spoke 31 January more about economy and cooperation of the countries in integration associations such as the Eurasian Economic Union.

This Sochi conversation was the continuation of the phone conversation between the Belarusian and Russian presidents, which was held on 28 January. Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin agreed to meet in the near future to discuss the bilateral relations in a more thorough conversation. Over the phone, on Thursday, the presidents agreed on the most important affairs of the Union State.

In February, Minsk will become a platform for the Supreme State Council. In the summer 2016, Belarus and Russia will discuss thouroughly the operation of specific industries and how they are overcoming the current economic difficulties. In addition, the presidents discussed the common strategy in connection with the entry of Ukraine into the EU free trade zone.

Dmitry Medvedev and Alexander Lukashenko