Belarus, Russia Presidents hold telephone conversation

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Belarus, Russia Presidents hold telephone conversation

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on March 19.

The leaders discussed a large set of topics relevant to both states. Among them is the development of bilateral relations, as well as partnership in the integration format, including through the Eurasian Economic Union.

The parties noted the importance of successive steps to improve multilateral work in this association, to remove existing barriers and restrictions. The presidents also discussed the timetable for upcoming summit meetings. In particular, the meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State is on the agenda. The parties agreed that it will be held in Minsk.

Also, the Belarusian head of state once again personally congratulated the Russian leader on convincing victory in the presidential elections stressing that the results of the vote show support by the absolute majority of Russian citizens for strengthening and developing the country and strengthening its influence on the processes in international politics.

Alexander Lukashenko wished Vladimir Putin new significant achievements in state activity and expressed confidence that the traditional brotherly ties of the peoples of Belarus and Russia will continue to remain a reliable foundation in the relations between the two countries promoting the development of mutually beneficial cooperation and the growth of prosperity.