Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine has potential - Lukashenko
The Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine has potential, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Gomel, and proposed to continue holding such forums, according to the Belarusian state news agency BelTA.
Poroshenko said mutual trust had developed through his contacts with Lukashenko.
"There is confidence between Ukraine and Belarus, between Lukashenko and Poroshenko. I am positive that this confidence will evolve into security, reliability, friendship, and cooperation," Poroshenko said.
The border between Belarus and Ukraine should be one of peace, friendship, and reliability, Poroshenko said. "You and I are doing the utmost to achieve that," he said.
The first Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine is taking place in Gomel on October 25 and 26. The two presidents are taking part in the second day of the forum. They will hold talks to discuss trade, economic cooperation, and investment and will attend the plenary session.