“This cannot but rejoice, but even unusually, pah-pah, unusually well, it is developing at a good pace, in any case. And the quality of interaction, the structure of our economic relations is changing in the right direction.” Putin said at the beginning of the conversation. “The emphasis is not only on the traditional sectors of our cooperation, but also on high-tech areas,” the Russian president added, also noting the growing volume of business between the countries.
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, in turn, said that he does not see economic problems in relations with Russia. “Yes, there are economic issues, but no problems. They are being resolved,” he said. Also, the Belarusian leader said that Russia should rely only on itself and not wait for the lifting of sanctions.
The meeting agenda also includes security issues that the leaders will discuss face to face. Putin only noted that the situation in this area is stable and good, and the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus will begin immediately after the preparation of facilities for them is completed on July 7-8.
It should be noted that after the meeting with Lukashenka, Putin will travel to Sirius, where he will meet with the heads of foreign delegations participating in the meetings of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and the CIS Council of Heads of Government.
The President of the Russian Federation promised that he would inform his Belarusian colleague about the results of this meeting “in the evening”. “Now I will talk to my colleagues, I will speak, I will say a few words, I will listen to them. And in the evening I suggest: I will report to you, we will exchange views on what our colleagues have done during these few days of work in Sochi,” he said.