Lukashenka to hold bilateral talks with Putin in Moscow

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (right)

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Moscow for the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit on May 16, writes RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Belarusian leader.

In the capital of Russia, Lukashenka will take part in the “Meeting of leaders” of the CSTO countries. The event is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the signing of the agreement and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the organization. In addition to the anniversary theme, the heads of state will exchange views on topical issues of the situation in the region and the world, and discuss joint response measures to emerging challenges and threats.

It is reported that one of the main topics of negotiations between Lukashenka and Putin will be the development of cooperation and joint work on import substitution. Earlier, the President of Belarus specified that discuss with Russian colleague development of bilateral relations in the oil and gas industry, trade and supplies.

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