During the conversation, Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on his birthday.
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko reaffirmed their mutual commitment to further strengthening the Russian-Belarusian alliance and strategic partnership.
Earlier, the Russian President sent a message of greetings to Alexander Lukashenko.
The message reads, in part:
“For many years, you have been working tirelessly for the benefit of the fraternal people of Belarus, pursuing a consistent policy towards comprehensive expansion of friendly ties between our countries.
I sincerely value the mutual understanding that we have. I am confident that through joint efforts, we will be able to overcome any difficulties and ensure the further advancement of multifaceted Russian-Belarusian cooperation, including as part of the Union State format.”