ST. PETERSBURG, 29 December (BelTA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the economic indicators of Belarus as he met with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in St. Petersburg on 29 December, BelTA has learned.
"I would like to note that our experts believe that the economy of Belarus is in good shape," Vladimir Putin said.
The president stressed that Belarus is a reliable partner for Russia not only in terms of political relations, but also in terms of economy. "I think we have achieved a lot over the past year. I hope that we will do as much next year," he added.