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09 June 2023, 15:13

Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia should draft an action plan, further strengthen the EAEU

SOCHI, 9 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia need to develop an action plan and further strengthen the EAEU, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, BelTA has learned.

“Most importantly, we know what to do and in what direction to move,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

“And we are doing quite well here, thank God,” Vladimir Putin noted.

“We thought it would be worse. But so far it's a little better than we thought, thank God. We will build up our relations step by step. At the meeting of chiefs of security councils in Minsk I said that Belarus and Russia would come up with an action plan to deal with the situation we are in. We should not hope that the sanctions will be lifted or something. We should rely on our strengths, on ourselves. And if we work out such a policy response, our partners will definitely join in. I am sure that Kazakhstan will do it within the framework of the EAEU, and Uzbekistan will do it, too. We will create attractive conditions here. I am sure that our union will only grow stronger,” the president of Belarus emphasized.

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