Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is expected to visit Russia in September.
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “plans to have contacts with the Belarusian president at the beginning of September, his working visit is planned. The discussion of current issues, including in terms of preparations for that visit, took place [on Monday over the phone].”
The Kremlin press service reported earlier that Putin wishes Lukashenko a happy birthday during a telephonic conversation on Monday.
The two leaders also discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation and keeping in contact in the future.
On the Kremlin’s website, Putin commended Lukashenko’s efforts to cement allied relations between the two countries, wished him good health, prosperity and further success.
“I am sure that your vast experience as a national leader will continue to serve to ensure unity and harmony in Belarusian society, and enhance stability and security in the country,” the Russian president added, warmly wishing his Belarusian counterpart good health, prosperity and success.
He also assured him that Belarusian friends could always count on Russia’s support.