Greetings to Miguel Diaz-Canel on election as Chairman of State Council of Cuba

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

20 April 2018

Belarus President Alexander
Lukashenko has sent greetings to Miguel Diaz-Canel who was elected Chairman of
the State Council and the Council of Ministers of Cuba.“I am convinced that you will manage to preserve
and multiply the achievements of the Revolution, will become a strong pillar
for the heroic Cuban nation in the protection of its interests, will
successfully assert the country’s right to independent development on the
international arena,” the message of greetings reads.The president emphasized that Belarus and Cuba
maintain special allied relations. “I am convinced that the strategic bilateral
cooperation which is increasingly vibrant has a huge potential. By joint
efforts we will achieve even better results in the political, trade, economic
and other kinds of interaction,” the head of state remarked.Using the opportunity, Alexander Lukashenko
extended birthday greetings to Miguel Diaz-Canel and wished him strong health,
happiness, unflagging energy and productive work.The head of state has also sent a message of
greetings to First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of
Cuba Raul Castro Ruz. In it he congratulated the Cuban people on the successful
ending of the electoral process and the election of a new country’s leader.“The results of the election have vividly
demonstrated people’s unconditional support of the political course relying on
the ideals of the Cuban Revolution, eternal ideas of great Fidel [Castro] and
outstanding achievements of your many-year work as the chairman of the State
Council and the Council of Ministers of Cuba,” the Belarusian leader
emphasized. “Under your leadership the country became stronger and made an
ambitious statement on the international arena and enhanced its leadership
positions in the region.”The president remarked that by joint efforts the
Belarusian-Cuban relations have been advanced to a brand-new strategic level.
There are big reserves for the intensification of the trade and economic
interaction and development of ties in science and technology. “Belarus is a
reliable and predictable partner for Cuba in the Eurasian space and is viewing
your country as a springboard in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean
basin,” Alexander Lukashenko said.He also expressed confidence that Raul Castro Ruz
will continue this responsible work as the first secretary of the Central
Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and will be committed to bolstering
good and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries.Alexander Lukashenko, for his part, reaffirmed the
resolution to do his best to preserve the positive dynamics of bilateral
cooperation and mutual support at the international level.“I always recall your brother Fidel, a historical
leader of the Cuban Revolution, with great warmth. I also value friendly
relations with you that we have been building for many years of joint work in
the best interests of our states and nations. I hope to meet with you in Cuba
that I like so much this year,” the head of state said.