MINSK, May 9. /TASS/. Presidents of Belarus and Russia, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, have agreed to meet in the near future to discuss the existing problems, the press service of the Belarusian leader said on Sunday.
"Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin exchanged views on the situation in Belarus and Russia. The presidents agreed to meet in the near future to discuss the problems facing the countries," it said.
"Lukashenko and Putin discussed the schedule of joint events planned for the next few months both in Belarus and in Russia," the press service said. "In furtherance of Vladimir Putin’s talks with Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, who visited Moscow, the sides discussed the situation in the zone of responsibility of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)."
The presidents also touched upon the "situation in Ukraine and that country’s striving for close cooperation with NATO," it added.