Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian reflection Alexander Lukashenko hailed team-work between a dual countries during their assembly in Minsk on Thursday, a initial given Putin’s lapse to a Kremlin.
“Good years are nonetheless to come for us, we am sure,” Lukashenko told Putin, who arrived in Minsk progressing on Thursday for his initial unfamiliar revisit given his coronation on May 7.
“We have already achieved good formula both in politics and in a economy,” he said, adding that a origination of a Union State between Russia and Belarus was a “main success” in shared relations.
Belarus “has been and will always be Russia’s closest and many arguable ally,” he added.
Russia and Belarus sealed a understanding to settle a Union State in 1999.
Putin also praised a Russian-Belarusian integration, indicating to flourishing trade turnover between a countries.
Last year, shared trade increasing by 40 percent to a record annual rate of $39 billion, while in a initial 4 months of 2012, a 29-percent expansion was registered, Putin said.
“This shows that formation was a right choice,” he added.
In Nov 2010, a Russian, Belarusian and Kazakh presidents sealed a stipulation on Eurasian mercantile integration, a roadmap of formation processes directed during formulating a Eurasian Economic Union, that will be formed on a Customs Union and common mercantile space among a 3 countries.
In Dec final year, a 3 leaders sealed an agreement on a Eurasian Economic Commission, a new supranational physique to conduct mercantile formation of a 3 former Soviet republics.
During Thursday talks, Putin invited Lukashenko to revisit Russia.