7 Dec 2019 21:14

Putin-Lukashenko talks in Sochi lasted over 5 hours

SOCHI, Bocharov Ruchei. Dec 7 (Interfax) - Negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on the prospects of deepening the integration as part of the Union State have concluded in Sochi.

The meeting lasted five and a half hours.

In the first two hours, Putin and Lukashenko had a conversation involving the members of their delegations and then talked one-on-one during the dinner.

After the one-on-one conversation, the presidents continued negotiations with participation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Rumas and the ministers of both countries.

Other participants in the meeting, in particular, were First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin, First Deputy Economic Development Minister Mikhail Babich, and others.