Putin held a meeting with the new Ambassador of Russia in Belarus

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in Belarus Mikhail Babich

© Mikhail Klimentyev/press service of the Russian President/TASS

NOVO-OGARYOVO, August 24. /TASS/. Russia’s President Putin meeting with the new Ambassador of Russia to Belarus Mikhail Babich expressed the hope that he will positively influence the processes in international relations.

“I hope that will influence all these processes in our bilateral relations in the most positive and most actively,” – said the head of state.

The President stressed the importance of cooperation “with our main ally, partner with Belarus”. “For Russia it is important that this area of work. It is not only the country with which we border, is the country, above all with which we have special relations: historical, ethnic, linguistic, and economic”, – he added.

Putin reminded that Belarus is a member of the CSTO, and the Eurasian economic Union, “we’re building a very special format, to build a Union state, so that areas of activity very much.”