The first information about the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, which is taking place in Sochi, appeared.
Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in Sochi on Monday, September 14, agreed on a large loan.
“We have agreed that Russia will give Belarus at this difficult time a state loan of $1.5 billion, and we will fulfill it. Now, as far as we know, our finance ministers are working on this issue at a professional level,” Putin said.
Also, the Russian president suggested that Lukashenko make efforts to restore trade turnover. Putin noted that throughout the world there is a decrease in trade between the countries due to the spread of coronavirus.
“But in this regard, I believe that we need to make additional efforts, not only to restore the previous pre-crisis level of trade turnover and economic relations but also to create the prerequisites for moving forward,” said the Russian president.
Earlier Lukashenko said that the governments of the countries will hold talks on refinancing a billion dollars.