Meeting with Russia President Vladimir Putin

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held  talks in the Laura residence in Krasnaya Polyana in Sochi.

The talks of the Belarusian and Russian leaders started in a one-on-one format, with members of delegations joining later.

“Indeed. we have discussed many things, including those from old days when we lived in one state, discussed many historical dates and moments (they are known). We have not just discussed issues, as Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] said, of mutual interest but also issues involving our neighbors, former countries of the Soviet Union, our policy and their policy. We have discussed many things, from old days to now, and decided to continue the conversation with those who is are also engaged in this process,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

In his words, then the leaders will take a pause and continue the talks in a broader format after the remaining members of the Russian delegation arrive in Sochi. “There are other issues on the agenda. As soon as the remaining members of the Russian delegation arrive (the weather seems fine now), we will continue our conversation. In general, we need to discuss and work many issues,” the Belarusian leader concluded.