BURABAY, 16 Oct. The presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko agreed to meet in Moscow to discuss topical issues of relations between the two countries.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of the CIS summit in the Kazakh Burabay and in the beginning of the meeting, Putin congratulated Lukashenko with the next presidential election.
“I am confident that during the upcoming presidential term we will have the same effective joint bilateral work plan for the improvement of mechanisms of the Union state, the economy, closing our positions in the international arena, in the social sphere”, — Putin said, noting that particularly acute are the issues of economic cooperation between the two countries.
Lukashenko thanked Putin and expressed the view that there is now a need to identify the priority issues of cooperation in the framework of bilateral relations and the Union state. The President had also proposed to decide when to discuss these issues: in the framework of the state Council or in the framework of his visit to Moscow.
“Can I come to Moscow, and we’d sit down somewhere for half a day, and finally took the decision on all questions in which there decision. Because it is unlikely we are in this mess today will be able to speak deeply,” he said.
In response, Putin said: “Yes in any format, Alexander Grigorjevich. We are pleased to welcome you in Moscow at any time convenient for you”. Lukashenko accepted the invitation.