Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is expected to sign five agreements with Ukraine during his upcoming visit to Kyiv, Deputy Secretariat Chief of Staff Oleksandr Chalyy told at a media briefing on Wednesday, according to the President`s press-office.

The two countries will sign memorandums on energy and agricultural cooperation, an extradition agreement, a consular convention and a Chornobyl border crossing agreement.

Mr. Chalyy said Ukraine was interested in developing closer economic ties with Belarus, particularly exporting electricity there. He said the two states were partners.

“Belarus is one of Ukraine’s biggest neighbors. We must maintain this dialogue at the highest level.”