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24 May 2024, 15:37

Putin: No unresolved issues in Russia-Belarus relations

MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) - There are no unresolved issues in Russian-Belarusian relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 24 May, BelTA has learned.

The Russian head of state noted that he is in constant contact with his Belarusian counterpart, and their communication is regular. At the same time, he was glad to accept the invitation to visit Belarus.

“We have an opportunity to assess what has been done, what is going on, what should be done in the near future. We have an opportunity to outline concrete joint steps for our movement forward, for the development of our states,” the Russian leader said.

As important milestones in the development of both states, the Russian president mentioned anniversary events related to the history of the Great Patriotic War. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from Nazi invaders.

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Here, Vladimir Putin believes, the parties need to look into what remains to be done for its development. “In general, I think we are doing a good job, if we talk about the economy. Economic performance speaks for itself,” the Russian president said. In this regard, he congratulated Belarus on the successful economic development, on how confident the country feels and how firmly it stands on its feet. Separately, Vladimir Putin praised the capital and the city authorities for how beautiful Minsk looks, for the festive atmosphere that is now being felt in the streets of the city.

The president said that the discussion of the current state of affairs in bilateral relations and in terms of the implementation of specific projects took place a day earlier. “In my opinion, there are no unresolved issues. If something needs to be additionally agreed upon, we will do it in the course of today’s talks,” the Russian leader said.

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