Medvedev, Lukashenko discuss economic cooperation to overcome crisis

Russian Prime Minister and Belarusian President meeting in Sochi

The issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation and joint actions for overcoming crisis phenomena in the economy were discussed at a meeting in Sochi between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

"In an informal situation the president and the prime minister have discussed the issues of bilateral trade and economic partnership. Medvedev has informed Lukashenko of his talks with Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov which took place in St. Petersburg on Friday," the Russian government's press service told Interfax on Sunday.

Medvedev and Lukashenko also shared opinions on joint actions to overcome the negative consequences of the crisis in the economies of the two countries, the press service reported.

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