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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko spent the day on the island, in an informal setting. About it told the official representative of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, reports on Thursday, July 18, “Interfax”.
“In the framework of informal communication leaders, as a rule, to discuss any issues, including the conceptual issues of a strategic nature”, — he explained, answering the question, and discussed whether the heads of state of bilateral relations and the theme of integration.
On July 17 the leaders of Russia and Belarus held on Valaam: they inspected the area and visited the main temple of the monastery complex — Holy Transfiguration Valaam monastery.
It was noted that during the visit before to venerate the relics, Putin crossed, while Lukashenko did not do that. The President of Belarus made a working trip accompanied by his son Nicholas — together they lit a candle at the icon of the Valaam mother of God.
After visiting the complex, the heads of state went to St. Petersburg where on 18 July will be held the forum of regions of Russia and Belarus.
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