Meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is planning to pay an official visit to the Russian Federation. The idea was discussed during the meeting of the Belarus President and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov on 16 November.

This will be the first visit of Aleksandr Lukashenko after the presidential election. The Belarusian head of state will pay a visit to Russia upon the invitation of Russia President Vladimir Putin.

The Belarusian leader was thankful for the invitation to go to the Russian Federation on an official visit. “After the presidential election in Belarus it will be correct of me, as I usually do, to go to Russia, a country I cannot call foreign, no matter how some people may not like it. I think it will be correct. It will answer many questions,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

The head of state remarked that a number of Belarus-Russia bilateral events will take place. “I believe we are going to meet with other presidents in the multilateral format, too,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. He believes that there are things to talk about sincerely, without leaving anything unsaid. He remarked he was ready for a sincere and serious conversation.

“Let’s sincerely discuss our affairs and problems if there are any and outline the prospects,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. Aleksandr Lukashenko said he believes that some matters concerning bilateral cooperation can be adjusted before the forthcoming meeting with the president of Russia in order to address some concerns. Yet he noted he did not see any special problems with it.

The meeting focused on a wide range of issues on the Belarusian-Russian agenda, including within the framework of the Union State and the Eurasian Economic Union.