Lukashenko holds talks with central government and presidential administration after EAEU summit

The Independence Palace is the seat of the President of the Republic of Belarus. A stock photo

MINSK, May 27 (BelTA) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko held an operational conference with representatives of the central government and the Belarusian presidential administration after a video conference session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on May 27, BelTA learned. The operational conference focused on the situation of the Belarusian economy.

Efforts to counter sanctions were high on the agenda. The functioning of the financial sector and the situation of large industrial companies were also discussed.

Agreements reached following Alexander Lukashenko’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week were also mentioned. These include work on joint projects in the field of import substitution and military technology cooperation. The construction of a Belarusian port in the Russian part of the Baltic Sea region was also mentioned.

Since the Foreign Minister was also present in addition to representatives of the government‘s economic bloc, Alexander Lukashenko updated the tasks that the Belarusian Foreign Ministry is supposed to perform. Mainly within the framework of conveying the Belarusian position on topical issues to partners.

Regarding interaction with neighboring countries, the extension of visa exemption for Lithuanian and Latvian citizens until the end of the year was discussed. Alexander Lukashenko gave instructions to remove barriers and blockages for residents of these neighboring countries. Among other things, the head of state spoke out in favor of abolishing the PCR test requirement to enter Belarus.

The government has been instructed to organize a broad-based conference chaired by the President after the first half of 2022 to discuss all current issues in depth and detail.

The administration of the Belarusian President was instructed to organize work on monitoring the situation of the economy as a whole, including the organization of a thorough analysis.

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