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Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Moscow for working visit

The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in Moscow, where he will hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as well as to take part in celebrations on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. The ceremony will be held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral.

The political and economic part of the Belarus President's working visit is scheduled for the second half of the day. The two leaders will discuss the most topical issues of Belarusian-Russian relations. It is expected that political cooperation and integration processes will be discussed.

On the eve of the meeting, Russia's ambassador to Belarus, in an interview with the CTV, noted that the most important in the negotiation agenda will be political issues in the view of the election campaigns in the United States, France and Germany. In addition, the leaders may discuss oil and gas topics.

Russia is the main economic partner of Belarus. In 2015, the countries' trade amounted to $27.5 billion. This year the figure is approaching $20 billion.

However, there are some issues in the relations between the two countries that need to be discussed, said the President of Belarus at last week's press conference for Russian regional mass media.

Announcing his visit to Moscow at the press conference, Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the sides will not be discussing some fundamental issues since certainty in these kinds of things has already been achieved.

Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Moscow for working visit