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12 Feb 2019

Belarus president arrives in Russia on working visit

Belarus president arrives in Russia on working visit

MINSK, 12 February (BelTA) - The aircraft with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on board landed at Sochi Airport on the evening of 12 February, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian head of state was welcomed by Krasnodar Krai Vice Governor Vasily Shvets, Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov, Russia’s Ambassador to Belarus Mikhail Babich, Belarus’ Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko, and Director of the State Protocol Department at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Igor Bogdashev.

Some details of the agenda and the format of the meeting were revealed the day before. On 13 February Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin are expected to discuss key items on the bilateral agenda and prospects of advancing integration processes in the Eurasian space. Taking into account the constructive advancement of Belarus-Russia cooperation in cultural and humanitarian affairs, on 15 February Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin will meet with the Belarusian and Russian ministers in charge of education, culture, and sport. “Concrete proposals on further advancing cooperation in these important fields will be discussed,” the press service of the Russian president said.

While talking over the phone on 31 January, the Belarusian and Russian heads of state agreed to meet again in order to discuss the implementation of the agreements reached during the previous talks in the Kremlin in late 2018.

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