Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko
Russian President Vladimir Putin called Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko congratulated with his birthday, wishing him good health and further success. On Wednesday, August 30, according to the Kremlin website.
“The sides discussed topical issues of bilateral relations and international agenda and the schedule of forthcoming contacts”, — stated in the message.
Previously, Putin sent the President a congratulatory telegram.
In July it became known that Moscow would provide Minsk with a government loan of $ 700 million.
In April, the presidents of Russia and Belarus reached agreement on the refinancing of debt of Minsk. Furthermore, Russia will promote the allocation of Belarus in 2017, the third and fourth tranches of the loan by the Eurasian Fund for stabilization and development (EFSD) at $ 300 million each.
30 Aug Lukashenka turns 63 years old. He runs Belarus since 1994.