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Telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

October 2, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the initiative of the Belarusian side.

The discussion focused on current issues on the bilateral agenda with an emphasis on implementing the agreements reached at the summit in Sochi on September 14. It was stated with satisfaction that the governments, ministries and agencies of both countries were taking specific steps to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas, including interregional ties. The two presidents generally reaffirmed their shared intention to strengthen the alliance between Russia and Belarus.

Alexander Lukashenko expressed gratitude for Russia’s help in fighting the spread of COVID-19, primarily for its decision to prioritise the supply of the Russian vaccine to Belarus.

The two leaders also considered various aspects of the post-election situation in the Republic of Belarus, with account taken of the ongoing attempts at meddling from the outside. They expressed certainty that the current problems would be resolved soon.

Special attention was paid to the exacerbation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

It was agreed to maintain contacts at different levels.

October 2, 2020