Putin said he had asked Lukashenka to come to summarize recent work on the formation of the Union State.
This has been their fifth meeting since the beginning of the year.
According to the Telegram channel of RIA Novosti journalists from the Kremlin’s entourage, initially, Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka planned to meet one-on-one, without ministers, and after that, they would speak with the press about their agreements. But they were not planning to sign anything that day.
“We need to make sure we are on the same page, finalize some issues and allow the governments to finalize some of these agreements in the very near future — I think they are even going to meet in Minsk tomorrow,” Vladimir Putin said at the beginning of the meeting.
Lukashenka and Putin’s four-hour talks took the form of a working lunch, followed by a press conference.
The main results of the joint meeting:
Further, on September 10th, in Minsk, the prime ministers of the two countries will discuss the projects of the allied programs.
During the meeting, a protest against the integration of Russia and Belarus was held near the Russian embassy in Warsaw.
The action was organized by “Narodnaya Hramada” of Mikalai Statkevich. About a dozen people participate in the action.