Foreign Minister of Belarus Named the Topics of Upcoming Talks between Putin and Lukashenko
OREANDA-NEWS. Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei in an interview with RBC named the topics of upcoming talks between President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Makei noted that he does not rule out that the topic of interaction in the financial and credit sphere may be touched upon. But, according to him, “but this does not mean that Belarus will necessarily ask for loans from Russia and ask for some kind of help. Perhaps, the issue of financial and credit interaction in terms of implementing various profitable joint projects will be discussed.”
Earlier, Kommersant, citing its sources, reported that Lukashenka intends to discuss with Putin the issue of providing Belarus with a $ 3 billion loan. Minsk wants to get access to the rest of the funds allocated by Moscow for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. The Ministry of Finance of Belarus denied this information.
Makei is sure that the topic of building a nuclear power plant as a very important topic will certainly be discussed.
When asked whether specific proposals for the integration of the two countries would be prepared for the presidents' talks, the Foreign Minister answered that “there are specific things that allow us to say that the integration processes are moving forward.” He added that "the presidents will have really good material on their table to discuss the future of our relationship."