The two presidents discussed some of the topical matters on the bilateral agenda, as well as the situation in Ukraine.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin sent Alexander Lukashenko birthday greetings.
The message reads, in part:
“You have been making a major personal contribution to promoting friendly and allied ties between Russia and Belarus, as well as cooperating as a partner in countering the security threats and challenges we face.
We highly appreciate the good, comradely relations we have developed, enabling us to have frank and thorough discussions on the most challenging and sensitive issues. I do hope that we keep this constructive dialogue going and work closely together with you to step up bilateral cooperation across the board, as well as promote deeper integration within the Union State. There is no doubt that by doing so we will be acting in the core interests of our brotherly peoples.”