MIL OSI – Source: President of the Republic of Belarus – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Alexander Lukashenko sends letters of gratitude to Head of Russia’s Chechnya, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
2 February 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent the
letters of gratitude to Head of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation
Ramzan Kadyrov and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the
Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
for their personal contributions and assistance in the release of Belarusian
citizen Vyachesav Kachura who was forcibly held in Libya for many years.
Recalling our meeting in Minsk on 25 September 2017
and your promise to do your best to accelerate the release of the Belarusian
citizen, I would like to thank you for your personal contribution to helping us
bring Vyachesav Kachura back home. Your assistance in protecting the lives,
health, and interests of compatriots abroad that are very important tasks for
every President is a vivid example of the friendly brotherly ties between
Belarus and Russia,” the Belarusian head of state said in his letter to Ramzan
In the letter to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Alexander Lukashenko expressed sincere gratitude for assistance on behalf of
Belarusian people and himself. “This act of good will of Your Highness is a
bright example of commitment of the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates
to the values of humanism and justice. It deserves profound respect,” the
“What you have done for our citizen is much more than
just helping him restore his lost right to freedom. You gave him an opportunity
to see his family and friends after many years of separation, you helped him
regain confidence in the future,” the Belarusian leader said.
Alexander Lukashenko assured that Belarus is a
reliable partner of the UAE and values the relations of friendship and trust
between the two countries. “We will be always happy to give a helping hand to
Emirati people if necessary,” the head of state added.
Vyachesav Kachura returned home on 2 February. He was the last of the
Belarusian citizens who were forcibly held in Libya by one of the so-called
revolutionary brigades since 2011.