Meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a meeting on the sidelines of the Collective Security Treaty Organization summit in Moscow on 16 May. The meeting lasted for 40 minutes.

    The heads of state discussed three sets of matters.

    Joint efforts of Belarusians and Russians to substitute imports constituted the first set.

    The second one focused on the transshipment of Belarusian cargoes in Russian ports and the construction of a Belarusian port in the vicinity of Bronka port near St Petersburg.

    The third one was a number of matters relating to the defense industry. In particular, joint work in the area of missile engineering and other areas were mentioned.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin agreed that a separate meeting will be held soon to discuss the entire range of matters of Belarusian-Russian cooperation and the fulfillment of the heads of state's instructions by the two governments.