The heads of the Russian Federation and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, during a telephone conversation exchanged congratulations on the Day of Unity of the Peoples of the two countries, and also discussed a number of topical issues, including cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, it is reported on the Kremlin website.
It is specified that the parties expressed a mutual disposition for the further development of allied relations.
Formerly Russian President sent a congratulatory telegram to his Belarusian colleague, in which he noted that the agreement signed 25 years ago on the formation of the Community of Russia and Belarus was a big step towards the integration of the two countries.
It was also reported that Lukashenka announced an unprecedented external pressure on Moscow and Minsk, but stressed that interaction within the Union State makes it possible to effectively respond to all challenges.
Recall, March 25 Belarus launched the commercial production of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V. Last year, the republic became the first country after the Russian Federation to approve this drug.