Lukashenko reveals major topic in talks with Putin


The talks between the presidents of Belarus and Russia are mainly focused on import substitution projects, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with head of the Udmurt Republic Aleksandr Brechalov in Minsk on 21 November, BelTA has learned.

According to him, the two countries are capable of doing a lot if they unite efforts. “We can do a lot. Maybe we are doing it not so fast (although time requires us to increase the speed). I will refer to the talks with the Russian president. The main thing we discuss is that we can do everything, but we need a little time for it. Even today the main thing is not money. Today Russia has a lot of currency. Imports have decreased. Yet, we do not have much time and need to act,” said the head of state.

The two countries have outlined joint import substitution projects. More than a dozen of them will be implemented in Belarus.

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