The construction of the Union State, trade and economic cooperation, the implementation of large joint projects and the exchange of views on international issues, including the attempts of the collective West to shake the situation in Belarus. This is just a part of the topics that Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko discussed during the talks in St. Petersburg. The leaders of the two states actively communicate on topical issues on the agenda. The current visit of the Belarusian president has already fourth this year… The meeting resulted in specific agreements in the fields of energy and customs. Among other things, the amount of credit support for Minsk was approved. It was also decided that gas prices for Belarus next year will remain at the same level.
Alexander Lukashenko got off the plane wearing a white short-sleeved shirt and greeted the greeters with a joke about the weather. Petersburg is still cooler than Minsk.
In the negotiations Constantine Palace the focus was on the economic climate. Despite the pandemic, bilateral ties are steadily recovering.
“We have preserved many cooperative relations with Russia. We did not go the same way as other republics, we did not cut ties, therefore we kept the entire industry in general, and in some places we added, too, thanks to the investments of the Russian Federation. – noted Alexander Lukashenko.
Specific examples are the auto giants MAZ and BelAZ, which fell under the next wave EU sanctions… But trucks are well known in Russia, as a result, restrictions on the operation of enterprises did not affect. Minsk is extremely responsible for its financial reputation.
“I must say that, despite the coronavirus, other infections, including those related to external challenges, I mean all sorts of sanctions events, the republic serves all loans. Moreover, the government has just reported to me, by 2.5 percent the external debt in the Republic of Belarus has decreased by 0.5 billion, “noted Vladimir Putin.
Lukashenko flew to St. Petersburg from an airfield near Orsha. This Belarusian city is located about 120 kilometers from the Russian Smolensk.
The presidents managed to discuss both economic and foreign policy issues. Total negotiations in St. Petersburg lasted almost five and a half hours.
Source: Вести.Ru by www.vesti.ru.
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