The relations between the two countries, preparations for the meeting of the Supreme State Council in Minsk and international cooperation were among the main topics during the talks between the President of Belarus and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia. This is the first working visit of Sergei Lavrov to Minsk after reassignment to the position. Belarusian-Russian relations are distinguished by a high level of interaction in all areas, from politics and economy to the social sphere and culture. Strategic partnership explains the wide field of mutual interests. Alexander Lukashenko and Sergei Lavrov specified the areas of interaction, focusing on integration issues.