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Lukashenko arrives in St Petersburg for EAEU, CIS summits


Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arrived in the Russian Federation where he will be on a working visit. The air force one has landed at Pulkovo Airport, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian head of state is expected to take part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Saint Petersburg. The leaders will review progress in integration cooperation in 2019, discuss issues and prospects of cooperation, including taking into account Belarus' presidency in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in 2020.

As the presidential press service informed, the agenda of the summit includes matters related to strategic areas of Eurasian economic integration, the appointment of the chairperson and members of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), performance review and major approaches to the EEC composition, and also a number of other areas of interstate cooperation.

Aleksandr Lukashenko will also take part in the CIS informal summit to discuss the agenda of the union.

The Belarusian leader will traditionally hold bilateral meetings with foreign counterparts. Aleksandr Lukashenko is expected to continue talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Belarusian-Russian relations.