The President congratulated Mr Lukashenko on his birthday.
The two leaders discussed the mutual desire to continue developing Russian-Belarusian relations in all areas in a spirit of strategic partnership and alliance. They also reviewed plans for upcoming contacts.
Earlier, Mr Putin sent Mr Lukashenko a message of congratulations on his birthday.
The message reads, in part:
“Your many years of fruitful service to the Belarusian people as president have earned you deserved respect at home and abroad.
You have made an indisputable personal contribution to strengthening the alliance between our countries and speeding up the integration process in the Eurasian region. We hope to continue developing our bilateral ties across the spectrum and intensify our cooperation as partners in international affairs.”
The President wished Mr Lukashenko good health, prosperity, tireless energy, and new successes in his state activity.