President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko highly appreciated the strategic relations between Russia and Belarus, pointed to the existence of problems in economic relations and noted that they are not an obstacle.
The Belarusian President’s statement was made today, Friday, in Sochi, Russia, during a meeting he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Lukashenka said: “Yes, there are economic issues, but they are not problematic, as they are being resolved, and despite my constant criticism of the work of the government, they are working very effectively.”
Lukashenka stressed that Russian-Belarusian relations are the core of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States, so his talks with the President of Russia before Putin’s meeting with the heads of government of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are a good opportunity to clarify current issues on the agenda.
Today, the President of Russia will hold a meeting with heads of delegations from the Commonwealth of Independent States and countries of the Eurasian Union, which includes Russia and Belarus.