In Kiev Alexander Lukashenko met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. The two leaders discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the meeting in April 2017. New avenues for advancing Belarus-Ukraine cooperation were sketched out.
Belarus and Ukraine will work to increase the trade up to $8 billion which the countries already had in previous years, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said following the official negotiations with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.
“They are our people. We have nothing to split. I thank the president and his colleagues, who have agreed to this step. We are capable of helping our kind of people in distress,” stressed the Belarusian leader. Alexander Lukashenko also noted that his stance on the conflict in Ukraine had not changed.
Alexander Lukashenko underlined the close and friendly nature of relations between the nations of Belarus and Ukraine. “We, Russians, and Ukrainians represent the core of the civilization in this part of the European continent,” said the head of state.
I am confident that a constructive dialogue will help take the Belarusian-Belgian cooperation onto a new level, which meets the interests of the two nations,” Alexander Lukashenko said in a message of greetings.