The head of state remarked that there are two Russian military installations in Belarus. Russia does not pay anything to the Belarusian side for their deployment. The sides will conclude a new agreement in about a year. “We will not take money from you because it is our common security,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The Russian president has no designs on the incorporation of Belarus or making it part of Russia. I have never heard of these plans or seen such sentiment. The vast country has no intention to absorb Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko said.
Taking part in the event will be over 200 people. These are not only reporters, but also representatives of various expert communities, like political analysts, economists, real economic sector employees, representatives of public associations and religious denominations.
The press secretary stressed that the forthcoming Big Conversation with the President is very important not only because it offers an excellent opportunity to sum up last year's accomplishments, discuss the most prominent events with Belarusian and foreign reporters and experts.