Belarus president will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation on 17-18 July. On Thursday, Aleksandr Lukashenko and Russia President Vladimir Putin will attend the plenary meeting of the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg. The talks of the two heads of state are also scheduled. They will focus on the development of trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia. The sides will also discuss interaction in the Union State. On 17 July, the presidents will have an informal meeting.