The issues of trade and economic cooperation, as well as the integration of Belarus and Russia, will be discussed at the next meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. This was announced today, September 9, by the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
“Each time trade and economic cooperation, debt and energy issues, oil, oil products, gas supplies, etc., integration issues within EurAsEC, the CIS and the Union State are always on the agenda during the communication between the two presidents, as well as the exchange of views on the most pressing processes that are taking place on the European continent, regional conflicts,” he said, noting that the upcoming “visit is important, especially given the days that the two presidents have experienced”.
At the same time, Peskov noted that the issue of creating a single emission center of Russia and Belarus depends on the will of the two countries’ leaders.
“It is still a matter of the will of the two countries. So far no one has voiced such a will … I do not know that this topic has been discussed in a meaningful way,” he said.
We would like to remind you that Alexander Lukashenko officially won the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9. Unlike the countries of the West, Russia recognized the voting results. During the month, the leaders of the two countries held several telephone conversations and agreed to meet in the near future. The meeting in Moscow may take place next week. At the same time, Dmitry Peskov said that it is too early to say the exact date of the negotiations.