Belarus and Russia need to address all the issues in the bilateral relations ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Union State Treaty, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The date will be marked in December 2019. By that time a program shaping the strategy of joint actions must be signed. The presidents met ahead of the plenary session of the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg. Focus was made on the development of trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia and the interaction in the Union State.