The talks between the heads of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, started in Sochi, press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. His words are quoted by TASS.
The meeting of the leaders is being held “one-on-one” at the Sochi residence of the Russian president.
Peskov noted that there are no time limits in these negotiations.
Earlier, the Kremlin reported that Putin and Lukashenko would discuss issues of further development of bilateral relations, strategic partnership and alliance. It was also noted that the parties will pay special attention to the implementation of joint projects in the trade and economic sphere, energy and culture.
In addition, the agenda included a discussion of integration within the Union State. Before the trip, Lukashenka said that at the meeting with Putin he intends to put a “fat point” in the implementation of the agreements of the two countries' prime ministers.