ST PETERSBURG, 24 June (BelTA) – Serious negotiations between Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin will take place on 25 June. Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned it as he met with St Petersburg Governor Aleksandr Beglov in St Petersburg on 24 June, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Tomorrow Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] and I will hold serious negotiations on serious problems as usual. But that will be tomorrow. Our meeting today is absolutely not ceremonial. We have something to discuss.”
BelTA reported earlier that Aleksandr Lukashenko is in Russia on a working visit. Initially the Belarusian and Russian heads of state had an informal meeting in Zavidovo in Moscow Oblast. In the afternoon on 24 June the Belarus president arrived in St Petersburg where a formal meeting of the leaders of the two countries will take place on 25 June. It is worth noting that 25 June marks 30 years since Belarus-Russia diplomatic relations were established.