Putin praised the cooperation between Russia and Belarus in world Affairs

MINSK, 19 June. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is satisfied with the cooperation between Moscow and Minsk in the sphere of culture and world Affairs.

“Exchanged with the President of Belarus opinions on the current situation in world, regional Affairs, raised the issues of strengthening cooperation in the sphere of foreign policy, ensuring national defense and security of the Union state”, – said the Russian head of state to journalists following the meeting of the Supreme state Council of the Union state. He added that after the meeting approved the program of concerted actions in the international arena in 2018-2019.

The Russian leader singled out cooperation in the humanitarian and cultural spheres. In his opinion, “today, established the Union state prize in science and technology will encourage scientists and professionals who have distinguished themselves in the development and commercialization of new technologies”. “Noted with satisfaction the progress of cooperation between Russia and Belarus in the humanitarian sphere: implementing a program of cooperation between the ministries of culture, in the autumn in Belarus will open the days, will host the annual international festival of Yury Bashmet”, – said Putin. He added that “for achievements in literature and art, a number of prominent figures of culture and creative teams of the two countries awarded prizes of the Union state”.

The Russian President thanked the Belarusian colleague “for organization of this work and for the atmosphere that was created to achieve the existing agreements”.