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24 March 2020, 14:00

Lukashenko speaks with Latvian president over phone

An archive photo
An archive photo

MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits have had a phone conversation at the initiative of the Latvian side, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

Top on the agenda of the conversation was the visit of the Belarusian head of state to Riga. The visit was postponed to a later date as Latvia had declared a state of emergency. Aleksandr Lukashenko underlined that Belarus learned the news about it with understanding. The new dates will be agreed upon by diplomats.

In the run-up to the personal meeting, the heads of state discussed the main areas of bilateral cooperation, mostly trade and economic relations. Other areas of mutual interest include cargo transportation, energy transit and cooperation in the manufacturing industry.

The presidents also discussed cooperation plans in the face of the border closure and travel ban. Thanks to concerted efforts of Belarus and Latvia, thousands of people could return home without obstacles. Aleksandr Lukashenko gave his special thanks to his Latvian counterpart for helping repatriate children from a health resort in the town of Jurmala.

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