MINSK, 7 October (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has brought a BELARUS tractor as a gift to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Belarusian head of state told reporters about the gift upon his arrival at the informal CIS summit in St Petersburg, BelTA informs.
“What have you brought as a gift, if not a secret?” the journalists asked the president.
“A tractor,” Aleksandr Lukashenko replied.
Answering a clarifying question about which tractor exactly, the president said: “The one that I use, which is a BELARUS tractor. The best one, hand-made.”
“With all attachments?” the journalists kept asking.
“There are a million of them, you know. Therefore, this is optional. But I will offer him one attachment - a seeder attachment. We will sow grain, maybe something else. It is multi-purpose. We will grow food, so that Duda, Morawiecki [Polish leadership], Europe will not starve and will not steal bread from Ukraine, but bring it to poor countries,” Aleksandr Lukashenko replied.
The Pul Pervogo Telegram channel posted a photo depicting a certificate for a tractor for Vladimir Putin. This is a BELARUS 1523.3 tractor. “To President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on occasion of the anniversary,” the inscription on the certificate reads.
While talking to journalists, Aleksandr Lukashenko also noted that he had come to the summit in a Russian car AURUS.