Ukrainian, Belarusian presidents meet in Gomel

Ukrainian, Belarusian presidents meet in Gomel

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have held a face-to-face meeting in Gomel, the press service of the Ukrainian president has reported.

"A face-to-face meeting between President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko was held in Gomel," the statement reads.

According to the press service, at the beginning of the talks, Poroshenko thanked Lukashenko for the initiative to hold the First Forum of the Regions of Ukraine and Belarus and noted its effectiveness.

In particular, according to Poroshenko, a number of agreements have already been signed between the regions and several more documents are to be concluded.

He also noted that cooperation between Ukraine and Belarus is based on friendship.

"We are absolutely sure that the relations have reached a serious growth. The economy of our countries emphasizes that the growth exceeds 23% every year in foreign currency," Poroshenko said.

According to him, there is an increase in the supply of Ukrainian products to Belarus. "It is very important for us to keep these trends," Poroshenko added.

The heads of both states will take part in the work of the First Forum of the Regions of Ukraine and Belarus.

Poroshenko is on a working visit to Belarus on October 26.


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