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27 December 2022, 11:27

Putin explains why he invited Lukashenko to working breakfast

ST. PETERSBURG, 27 December (BelTA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to a working breakfast at the Russian Museum to discuss bilateral relations and other important matters, BelTA has learned.

According to Vladimir Putin, he had the opportunity to talk with his Belarusian counterpart at the CIS informal summit on the evening of 26 December and on the morning of 27 December. “We will continue our communication in such an informal atmosphere in this wonderful place [the meeting is taking place at the Russian Museum],” he said. “We have agreed that the year 2023 will be the Year of the Russian Language. Therefore, it could not be a better time to meet for a working breakfast at the Russian Museum. This is a good setting to talk about serious matters, including our bilateral relations. Although we keep in touch all the time, some issues emerge every now and then, so we need to deal with them and take the necessary decisions to address them in a more efficient way,” he said.

The two governments are working quite hard, the premiers report to the presidents on the progress of negotiations on various issues, the Russian head of state noted. “We have something to talk about. I am very glad that the two of us can meet again on the sidelines of the informal summit and discuss things of mutual interest,” the Russian leader added.

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