Belarus President and Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria confirmed the high level of and progress in Belarus-Austria cooperation. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Austria has always been one of Belarus’ most important partners in the European Union. This country plays an important role in the modernization of a number of economic sectors of Belarus. Politicians exchanged gifts in memory of the meeting. The Belarusian head of state presented the icon of Saint Sophia of Slutsk and the famous "President" chocolate to the Federal Chancellor of Austria. In turn, knowing about the Belarusian leader’s passion for skiing, Sebastian Kurz presented Alexander Lukashenko with alpine skis.