MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko held a telephone conversation following the talks on February 22 in Sochi, the Kremlin press service announced on Tuesday.
"President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a telephone conversation. Discussion of issues raised during the Russian-Belarusian highest-level talks in Sochi on February 22 continued," the statement said.
On February 22, the leaders of the two countries held an informal meeting in Sochi, which lasted more than six hours, both in the classic format behind closed doors and during skiing and snowmobiling at lunch. The main topics of the talks included key issues of the development of Russian-Belarusian relations of strategic partnership and alliance, large joint projects, as well as further advancement of integration processes within the Union State.
During the open part of the meeting, Putin and Lukashenko discussed, among other things, supplies of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus to Belarus, industrial cooperation.