Putin vows support for ‘Belarusian friends’ on Lukashenka’s birthday

Meeting of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin in Sochi. 14 September 2020. Photo: Russian Presidential Press and I / TASS / Forum

On August 30, Belarusian politician Alyaksandr Lukashenka turns 67.

In course of Monday’s phone conversation, Russian leader Vladimir Putin wished Lukashenka a happy birthday. Earlier, he sent a telegram of congratulations to him.

According to Vladimir Putin, he appreciates Lukashenka’s efforts to strengthen allied relations between the two countries.

“Belarusian friends can always count on Russia’s support. I have no doubt that by our coordinated efforts we will continue to bolster Russian-Belarusian ties in various areas. I have every confidence that your vast experience as a head of state will be further beneficial to ensuring unity and harmony in Belarusian society and stepping up stability and security in the country,” the telegram reads.

Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka have also discussed upcoming contacts in various formats in a phone call, news agency TASS reports with reference to the Kremlin press service.

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