Press Secretary of the Belarusian President Natalya Eismont told BelTA about new details of the talks between Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin held in Moscow.
“As a matter of priority, the heads of state discussed in detail the situation in the world, in the region, with a focus on Ukraine. One of the main topics in this regard was progress in the peace talks taking place in Belarus and the positions of the Russian and Ukrainian sides. Aide to the President of Russia Vladimir Medinsky was invited to join the presidents at this point. The parties voiced a unanimous opinion: the conflict can be resolved any time if the Ukrainian side wants it,” the spokeswoman said.
The second part of the talks dealt with bilateral relations and joint action in the face of the tough pressure from the West and the United States and the hybrid war unleashed against Russia and Belarus.
The heads of state agreed by and large on mutual support in connection with the sanctions; this includes matters related to energy prices.
The two leaders also touched upon cooperation in manufacturing, agriculture, and cargo transportation between the two countries.
Much attention was paid to the development of the defense industry and the protection of the Union State. In particular, an agreement was reached on Russia’s delivery to Belarus of the latest pieces of military equipment in the near future. In turn, Belarus will increase the supply of modern agricultural machinery, passenger vehicles and other engineering products.
The presidents also reached mutually beneficial agreements in the financial sector.
“I would like to add that, as the president of Belarus said at the end of the talks, Russia took most serious and unprecedented steps to support the economy of our country,” Natalya Eismont said.
In the follow-up to the presidents’ agreements, government delegations of the two countries will meet in Moscow on Monday to work out concrete decisions on all the issues discussed.