MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation in the morning of 2 December, BelTA has learned.
The heads of state discussed the agenda of the forthcoming summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in Kyrgyzstan. They discussed the international agenda, the current situation, and coordination of joint actions. They also considered important issues of bilateral cooperation, including import substitution and implementation of Union State programs.
Special attention was paid to cooperation in the humanitarian sector and science in particular. Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin agreed to organize a congress of young scientists of Belarus and Russia at the Academy of Sciences as a follow-up to the recent meeting of the Russian president with scientists in the Sirius center and also taking into account the experience gained in Belarus (for example, the large-scale project 100 Ideas for Belarus).
The presidents outlined the schedule for further contacts, agreeing to hold a meeting in December to discuss practical issues of the Union State's construction and economic matters.