A tripartite meeting of leaders of Tajikistan, Belarus and Russia took place in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on June 30 on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of the second European Games.

According to the Tajik president’s official website, Emomali Rahmon, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko discussed issues related to cooperation between their countries in both the bilateral and multilateral formats within regional and international organizations such as the CIS, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and others.  

Rahmon and Putin reportedly expressed gratitude to Alexander Lukashenko and the Government of Belarus for the organization at the high level of the second European Games that concluded in te Belarusian capital on June 30.  

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Minsk to attend the closing ceremony of the second European Games.  He flew to the Belarusian capital from the Siberian city of Bratsk, where he held talks dedicated to the floods that have hit the Irkutsk region. The Russian president earlier attended a G20 summit in Japan.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon also participated in the June 30 event at Minsk's Dynamo Stadium, alongside Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.

The 10-day games in Minsk reportedly featured more than 3,600 athletes from 50 countries in some 200 events in 15 sports.

Russia topped in the medal table with 93 medals, followed by Belarus and Italy.

Regulated and organized by the European Olympic committees, the European Games are not related to the European Championships, a multisport event organized by the continent's sports federations.

The first edition of the games was held in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, in 2015.

The next European Games are to be held in four years in Krakow, Poland.