Lukashenka eager to visit Moscow and tackle ‘all issues’. Putin: You are always welcome

Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka agreed to meet in Moscow to discuss the topical issues of bilateral relations.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) summit in Burabay, in northern Kazakhstan. Putin congratulated Lukashenka on victory in the 2015 presidential elections in Belarus.

“I’m sure that during this presidential term we will have the same joint efficient bilateral work on improving the mechanisms of the Union State [of Russia and Belarus], on economy, closing our positions on the international arena and in the social sphere,” Russian state-run news agency TASS quotes Putin as saying.

In his opinion, the issues of the countries’ economic cooperation are of special importance.

According to Lukashenka, the main task for now is to define the topical issues of cooperation as part of bilateral relations and the Union State.

“I can come to Moscow; we would sit and take a final decision on all the issues within half a day. I doubt that today we could have an in-depth conversation in today’s fuss,” Lukashenka suggested.

“We will receive you in Moscow at any time that is convenient for you,” Putin answered.

Lukashenka accepted the invitation., following TASS

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