Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putinto: Mikhail Klimentyev / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko expressed his intention to work out an acceptable for both countries integration. About it reports “Interfax” on Thursday, July 18.
“Alexander Grigoryevich [Lukashenko] decided to perform everything done in the framework of the Union Treaty that is not done,” Putin said.
According to him, they have already touched on the issues of the Union States during an informal meeting on Valaam. Putin called Byelorussia, and the closest strategic partner of Russia.
In turn, Lukashenko thanked Putin for the day they spent together on the island. “I don’t think the Russian President, who that day took the hand and showed meticulously knowing all these ideas, all these places,” he said, adding that he appreciates the gesture.
In addition, the President of Belarus has invited the Russian colleague to prepare a programme strategy on integration by December 8, the 20th anniversary of the Union Treaty.
The Treaty establishing the Union state of Russia and Belarus was signed in December 1999, in 2000 it came into force.
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