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BURABAY VILLAGE/Kazakhstan/, October 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have agreed to meet in Moscow to discuss the topical issues of bilateral relations.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) summit in Burabay, in northern Kazakhstan. Putin congratulated Lukashenko on victory at the October 11 presidential polls.
"I’m sure that during this presidential term we will have the same joint efficient bilateral work on improving the mechanisms of the Union State [of Russia and Belarus], on economy, closing our positions on the international arena and in the social sphere," Putin said.
Putin noted that the issues of the countries’ economic cooperation are of special importance.
Lukashenko said the task now is to define the topical issues of cooperation as part of bilateral relations and the Union State.
The Belarusian leader suggested that he could come to Moscow for talks "to take a final decision on all the issues."
Putin said: "We will receive you in Moscow at any time that is convenient for you." Lukashenko accepted the invitation.