MINSK, June 19 (Itar-Tass) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko had a telephone conversation with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations and integration cooperation.
“The presidents of the two countries agreed to step up the work with the public on integration issues,” the presidential press service told Itar-Tass.
The press service stressed that Lukashenko and Putin stressed the need to promote an idea of unity of three Slavic peoples of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
“The Russian president informed Alexander Lukashenko about the participation in the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland. The Belarusian leader told the Russian colleague about the talks in Kiev and the agreements, which had been reached on the results of the meeting,” the press service said.
Earlier, the Kremlin press service reported that Putin and Lukashenko had discussed preparations for the celebrations marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.