Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian people receive numerous Independence Day greetings

MIL OSI – Source: President of the Republic of Belarus – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian people receive numerous Independence Day greetings

2 July 2016

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and the Belarusian people have
been receiving numerous Independence Day greetings from foreign heads of state,
international organizations, foreign political, religious and public
figures.Congratulatory greetings have already come from heads of the CIS
member states, presidents of Algeria, Italy, Germany, Poland, Serbia, the Swiss
Confederation, India, Ireland, Portugal, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, the United Arab
Emirates, Pakistan, Mongolia, Sudan, Singapore, Syria, kings of Sweden, the
Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland, the Governor-General of Australia, the Supreme
Ruler of Malaysia, the Chairman of the State Council and the Council of
Ministers of the Republic of Cuba.  The Belarusian head of state was also greeted by Pope Francis and the
Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his
greetings that friendship and team spirit hardened during the severe years of
war still serve as a good foundation for mutual relations with Belarus. “I note
with appreciation the positive momentum in all-round bilateral cooperation, a
high level of effectiveness of partner cooperation within the Eurasian Economic
Union, the CSTO and other multilateral organizations. I am confident that joint
efforts will help us strengthen the whole range of mutually beneficial
Russian-Belarusian relations for the benefit of the brotherly nations of our
countries,” the message of congratulations runs.Chinese President Xi Jinping noted in his greetings that Belarus had
made great headway in its development. “I pay a lot of attention to the
development of the Chinese-Belarusian relations and wait for the next meeting
with you to exchange opinions on the issues of mutual interest, expand the
relations between the two countries for the benefit of the people of China and
Belarus,” Xi Jinping noted.The Belarus President and the Belarusian people continue to receive
messages of Independence Day greetings.