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Kremlin spokesman confirms Putin, Lukashenko to meet on November 22

November 17, 2016, 14:33 UTC+3 SOCHI

The two presidents plan to discuss pressing issues and give a new impetus to bilateral relations

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SOCHI, November 17. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko will meet on November 22, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed.

"Yes, the meeting (of the two presidents) is scheduled for November 22," he told reporters.

"I have agreed with the Russian president to hold a meeting next week around November 22. We will sit down together and discuss pressing issues," Belarusian leader Lukashenko told reporters earlier on Thursday. According to him, "we just need to implement our agreements." "We have some complaints and Russia does, too. So we will sit down to calmly discuss these issues and try to give a new impetus to bilateral relations," the Belarusian president stated. However, he noted that "we haven’t achieved anything yet" this year. "Unfortunately, we haven’t taken any positive steps, some negative issues still linger," Lukashenko added.

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