Aleksandr Lukashenko on a working visit to Russia

    Belarusian head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko is paying a working visit to the Russian Federation.

    On 23 January Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

    The meeting focused on a wide range of issues concerning Belarus-Russia cooperation, including bilateral trade and economic relations, strengthening of the Belarus-Russia Union State, the development of cooperation in the Single Economic Space, joint response to modern challenges and threats, and some other important issues on the bilateral and international agenda.

    Belarus President emphasized that the existing trust-based dialogue between the two heads of state helped solve a number of urgent issues of bilateral cooperation, including energy cooperation issues, at the end of 2011. Belarus is prepared to maintain and promote the existing level of the constructive dialogue aimed to implement landmark high-level agreements.

    The presidential visit's schedule includes meetings with Russian political and business figures.

    The head of state will also take a short-term vacation to spend it in Russia's Sochi.