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Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions hailed as important step to stronger cooperation

MINSK (BelTA) – The inter-action of regions plays an important role in the development of Belarus-Russia cooperation, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in his speech at the plenary meeting of the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on 29 September, BelTA las learned.

“The today's summit is important for the Union State as the continuation of the dialogue which I started with the president of the Russian Federation in Sochi in September 2020. This is another important step to the enhancement of good-neighborly relations and development of cooperation between our brotherly nations,” the president said.

He remarked that the forum of such regional cooperation is rather efficient. In the period of six years the sides signed over 300 agreements to the tune of more than $2 billion. “This is a big contribution to the development of the social and economic potential of Belarus and Russia. I am convinced that this year's summit will be as good as the previous ones,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

“The course of history proves that only together, with joint efforts, we will be able to make significant progress,” the head of state stressed.