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Russian PM Mishustin, Belarus' Golovchenko discuss deepening ties - statement

FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin takes part in a video conference call with members of the government in Moscow, Russia July 30, 2020. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and his Belarusian counterpart, Roman Golovchenko, agreed in a phone call on Wednesday to further deepen their ties in a number of areas, the Russian government said in a statement.

“(They) discussed concrete challenges related to the expansion of Russian-Belarusian trade and economic ties and deepening cooperation in energy, industry and other fields,” the statement said.

Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Hugh Lawson