Official negotiations between the dictator and Tomislav Nikolić are taking place in Serbia’s capital.
After the one-on-one meeting the negotiations will be held in a broader circle. It is expected that Lukashenka and Nikolić will discuss a wide range of issues on Belarus-Serbia cooperation, including the prospects for expanding the cooperation in trade and economic domain, BelTA reports.
The Belarusian dictator arrived to Serbia on an official visit on 11 June.
Before 7 September 2008 Tomislav Nikolić was the deputy chairman of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party, which he effectively chaired, since its chairman Vojislav Šešelj is under tribunal in the Haague. From 2008 through 2012 he was the leader of the conservative Serbian Progressive Party. On 20 May 2012 was elected the president of Serbia in the first round.
The party he chairs had a landslide win in the parliamentary elections on 16 March 2014. It stands for reforms that would bring the country towards integration with the European Union.
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