Lukashenko has approved amendments to the gas agreement with Russia, Belarus

the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree approved the draft Protocol on amending the intergovernmental agreement with Russia on 25 November 2011 on the formation of prices and tariffs for supply of natural gas in Republic and its transit through its territory. The draft Protocol is approved as the basis for negotiations.

Lukashenka’s Decree dated January 23 and comes into force from the day of its signing. The text of the decree published on the National legal Internet portal of Belarus. The text of the draft Protocol in this volume.

yesterday during his working trip to Shklov district the Belarusian President in an emotional manner stated about the need to protect the interests of Belarus and its people, given the current difficulties in negotiations on energy supplies from Russia. According to Lukashenko, Russia has not fulfilled the agreements on gas prices for Belarus, achieved in the sale of “Gazprom” Belarusian gas transportation system in 2007-2011.

Also before the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that Lukashenko would like to discuss at the meeting with Vladimir Putin oil supplies to Belarus. This clear date for a new meeting of the presidents of Belarus and Russia have not been determined yet, Peskov said.

Earlier today the President of Belarus on behalf of Belarusian people and personally congratulated the President of China XI Jinping and the friendly people of China on Spring Festival, and the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky — happy birthday. The texts of congratulatory telegrams published on the official Internet portal of the President of Belarus.

Lukashenko proposed to declare 2020-th Year of inter-regional cooperation of Belarus and China, which, he believes, “will help to realize many important plans and projects.” He also reiterated the invitation to Chinese President to attend this year Belarus on an official visit.

In the telegram Zelensky Lukashenko expressed satisfaction with the results of the second Forum of regions of Belarus and Ukraine, the implementation of the agreements reached during bilateral meetings between the leaders of the two countries.

He expressed confidence that cooperation at the highest level will deepen the friendly relations between the Belarusians and Ukrainians, and devotional service Zelensky for the benefit of the Motherland will be continue to contribute to the prosperity of Ukraine.