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President Vladimir Putin met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

October 19, 2000, Sochi

The two leaders discussed economic cooperation issues, in particular financial and credit relations. Work to harmonise tax legislation and customs policy was a particular focus of the talks. Mr Putin and Mr Lukashenko also discussed preparations for the upcoming session of the Union State Supreme Council.

The two Presidents gave a joint press conference following their talks.

October 19, 2000, Sochi