MINSK, 27 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia need to stand united, they have nothing to quarrel over, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russia's Samara Oblast Governor Dmitry Azarov, BelTA has learned.
“Your nation is not just close to us. You are our kin. You have come to your Belarus. It will be this way forever. The events of recent years and days once again show that we need to stand united, we have nothing to quarrel over. As soon as we start arguing, we will be divided,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
“You know what we can do. You are well familiar with Belarus, you have a very extensive program of the visit. Yet first of all I suggest identifying priority areas for our joint work in the near term. We are pressed for time and we should make up our mind very quickly,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president also warned the persons in charge in Belarus. “Everything that we promise must be fulfilled no matter what. Not a single project should be botched,” he said.