Putin and Lukashenko will Sign Russia-Belarus Integration Plan
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Putin and Lukashenko will meet on September 9 and hold talks, after which they will give a press conference. Peskov did not report the subject of the negotiations.
Earlier it was reported that Putin and Lukashenko plan to discuss at a meeting in Moscow the union programs prepared by the governments of the two countries, international issues, as well as topical issues of the bilateral agenda. The last time Lukashenka met with Putin was on July 13 in St. Petersburg. It was their fourth personal meeting this year. Before that, both saw each other in February, April and May. All meetings were held in Russia.
The authorities of Russia and Belarus have been discussing the political integration of the two countries since 1999. The 2019-2020 negotiations concerned the 31st «road map» on integration in various spheres of economy and management. The draft «road maps» have never been published. Residents of Belarus staged protests against the integration of their country with Russia.