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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has declared that is not going to “something secretly to solve” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a trip to Valaam. He stated this at a meeting with the state Secretary of the Union state Grigory Rapota, announced on Tuesday, 8 July, BelTA.
According to him, many of the media actively discuss the theme of the joint visit by leaders of the Shrine, hinting at some “secret agreement”. “Yes, we’re not going to Valaam something secretly to decide. This is the Russian President’s proposal. This is our Orthodox Church. I was there just to visit,” — said the head of state.
Lukashenko added that he was grateful to Putin for willingness to personally show you around. “Nothing secret”, he concluded.
At the same time the Belarusian leader noted that currently the relations between Moscow and Minsk, the many unresolved questions. In particular, we are talking about the supply of food products to the Russian market and negotiations on energy prices.
Earlier, on 9 July, Lukashenko also said that in the negotiations on integration with Russia from Moscow heard some promises. According to him, when the negotiating team “stumbles” on any issue, the Russian government promises to take necessary decisions for his actions, but it does not. “Promised, I forgot. The second time promised, I forgot. That is, there is a strange inhibition of these processes,” he complained.
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