Greetings to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

5 July 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro as the country celebrates Independence Day.
“This day embodies bright dreams of Venezuelan people about freedom, accord, wellbeing and prosperity. In spite of many difficulties, your country continues to resolutely assert its right to independence and its own development path,” the head of state said.
The President emphasized that Belarus and Venezuela connected by brotherly relations have similar views on the just world order. The two countries are totally against unilateral sanctions and interference in domestic affairs of independent countries. “Venezuelan people can always count on our support in the protection of common values,” Aleksandr Lukashenko assured. “I am convinced that only constructive dialogue relying on the principles of international law can ensure peaceful co-existence of states.”
The Belarusian leader emphasized the interest of our country in the further enhancement of productive cooperation with Venezuela across the board.
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Nicolas Maduro strong health and fulfillment of all plans. He also wished Venezuelan people peace and happiness.

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Belarus President’s speech at padare in honor of 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation and Independence Day

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

3 July 2019

Memory of those, who fought during the Great Patriotic War, is part of the national self-awareness of Belarusians. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement during the parade held on 3 July in honor of Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that today Belarus solemnly celebrates the key state holiday – Independence Day. The President remarked that this day restored peace to the land tormented by the Nazi occupation back in 1944. This day demonstrated the enduring force of the Soviet people, of the Belarusians, who fought for their freedom to the death.
“The final battles for the capital city of our motherland – Minsk – thundered here exactly 75 years ago. It was a victory over death itself. It was a triumph of unity and the force of the spirit of the great generation of warriors-liberators,” the head of state said. “Today we once again recall all, who heroically stopped the aggressor’s strike. This memory is part of our national self-awareness.”
Year after year on 3 July the Belarusian nation particularly acutely feels heroic episodes of the Great Patriotic War, Aleksandr Lukashenko stated. “We live through every fact anew as if we had been the ones to shed the last drop of blood in defense of the Brest Fortress and the Buinichi field, as if we had been the ones to die in the death camp Trostenets and the children concentration camp Krasny Bereg, as if we had died in fire in Khatyn and crossed the Dnieper Line,” the President said.
He reminded that Belarus was the first to feel the blow of the invaders. Belarus became the human shield standing in their way. Not a single patch of native land was given up without a fight. The enemy faced resistance from the first minutes of the war. Although Belarus was destroyed and occupied, it remained unconquered, the head of state pointed out.

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Telephone conversation with Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

2 July 2019

On the initiative of the Armenian side there was a telephone conversation between Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on 2 July.
The sides discussed the development of bilateral relations, interaction of Belarus and Armenia in integration associations. In particular, the conversation focused on cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Yerevan will host a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on 1 October 2019.
The sides also discussed the expansion of foreign economic ties of the Eurasian Economic Union with Singapore and Iran. The work on a free trade agreement between the EAEU, its member states and Singapore is currently in progress.
During the telephone conversation Aleksandr Lukashenko praised the performance of Armenian athletes at the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 and congratulated the prime minister of Armenia. Nikol Pashinyan, in turn, congratulated the Belarusian leader on the success of this multisport forum.
Nikol Pashinyan also congratulated Aleksandr Lukashenko on forthcoming Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation which will be celebrated on 3 July.

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participants of the Belt and Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

2 July 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent a message of greetings to participants of the Belt and Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development that opened at the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone, the base platform of the initiative.
The head of state underlined that Belarus was among the first European countries to respond to the call of leader of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to take part in this international project. “In 2014 we signed a corresponding agreement. A year later we launched the construction of the park together with the Chinese leader. Today it is a place where economic interests of Europe and Asia converge; it is by right dubbed a gem of the Belt and Road initiative. The main theme of the forum “Open park Great Stone – an example of global opportunities” reflects the main idea of the project. It means that the initiative was born in China, but the entire world can benefit from the opportunities it offers,” the Belarusian head of state noted.
The President added that the Great Stone park is a place where a new-generation city with an eco-friendly industry is emerging. It will set an example for the countries taking part in the initiative.
Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed hope that the forum will be held in the spirit of partnership and cooperation and that it will inspire its participants to reach new heights and to embark on promising joint projects.

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Greetings on occasion of 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation and Independence Day

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

2 July 2019

Dear compatriots,
We celebrate a big historical date – the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi Invasion and Independence Day. This national holiday unites us in our commitment to peace, accord and preservation of the heroic chronicle of the country.
The Great Patriotic War touched every family with the grief of losses, brought sorrow and untold suffering to millions of Belarusians, but evoked the feelings of national unity, civil duty and readiness to protect the Homeland till the last breath in the hearts and minds of every person. Victory over Nazism has become an act of higher justice and a symbol of an unbroken spirit of the Belarusian nation.
We will always cherish the great feat of older generations and live up to their memory for the sake of independence, historical truth and peace on Earth. Using the examples of true heroes, we will bring up our children and build the future of sovereign, strong and prosperous Belarus together.
May peace forever be our lot.
I wish you happiness, kindness and wellbeing.
Aleksandr Lukashenko

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Greetings to Governor General of Canada Julie Payette

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

Greetings to Governor General of Canada Julie Payette | Events | The Official Internet Portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus

1 July 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Governor General of Canada Julie Payette as the country celebrates National Day.
The head of state remarked that Belarus-Canada relations have been increasingly vibrant in recent years thanks to more openness, abolition of trade restrictions and establishment of productive business and personal contacts. “We hope to deepen cooperation in the economy, science and technology, in international security and sustainable development for the confident future of our countries,” the message of greetings reads.
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Julie Payette strong health and professional success. He also wished Canadian people peace and wellbeing.

© 2019, The Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus

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Greetings to member of national wrestling team Kiryl Hryshchanka

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

Greetings to member of national wrestling team Kiryl Hryshchanka | Events | The Official Internet Portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus

30 June 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated member of the national wrestling team Kiryl Hryshchanka on winning gold in the Men’s Greco-Roman event at the 2nd European Games.
“You had to face a strong and renowned rival in the final match. You demonstrated willpower, strong character and maintained momentum till the very end. You stood up to the expectations of Belarusian fans of Greco-Roman wrestling and coaches who put their heart in training every athlete,” Aleksandr Lukashenko wrote.
The Belarusian head of state wished Kiryl Hryshchanka good health, good luck and new victories.

© 2019, The Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus

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Informal meetings in state residence Zaslavl

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

30 June 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the state residence Zaslavl on 30 June.
The meeting was held in an informal setting. It took place in a gazebo gifted by Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Aleksandr Lukashenko gifted a number of 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 souvenirs to Vladimir Putin such as a bog-oak panel picture with attached medallions symbolizing the 15 sports represented during the games, an exclusive box of chocolate, and the games’ mascot Lesik the Fox. A figurine depicting two judokas was another gift. The Russian leader is well-known for going in for judo.
Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon who is in Belarus on an official visit joined the meeting of the leaders of Belarus and Russia later.

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Youth Day greetings

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

29 June 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko extended the Youth Day greetings to young people of the country.
The head of state called the youth the most enterprising, talented and motivated part of society. The entire Belarus is proud of and admires their great accomplishments.
“Big educational and scientific projects, successful start-ups, sports medals, and victories at creative contests show that you are on the right path. The country is doing everything possible to help your wildest dreams come true,” the President said.
Today’s young generation was lucky to be born and grow up in a sovereign state built on the solid foundation of the many-century history of the Belarusian people. “The heroism during the Great Patriotic War is a special page of this historical chronicle. In several days we will be celebrating the landmark date – the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders. During the war years your peers fought for their country with incredible courage, selflessness and patriotism. Their contribution to the common victory over fascism is really huge,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Modern youth can be considered worthy descendants and successors of the glorious traditions of the heroic generation. “In life there is always room for a feat, even under the peaceful sky. I am confident you will amaze your contemporaries with your new achievements and will go down in history of your homeland,” the President said.
The head of state wished the younger generation inexhaustible energy, self-confidence and success in all endeavors.

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Talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

28 June 2019

Belarus and Tajikistan will step up efforts to implement a cooperation roadmap, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during the one-on-one talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on 28 June.
“I am very glad that you came to Belarus. You are true friend of mine and a true friend of Belarusian people,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The head of state remarked that the visit of the Tajikistan President coincides with the 2nd European Games in Minsk. Thousands of foreign tourists came to Minsk, many of them visit Belarus for the first time. “You have the right impression of Belarus, and I am very happy that you will also attend the closing ceremony of the European Games the day after tomorrow. But the main thing is our negotiations where we will take measures to intensify a roadmap of our relations, discuss closer cooperation between Tajikistan, Belarus and third countries, especially Afghanistan. You suggested that we engage Afghanistan in this cooperation,” the Belarusian leader said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also reminded that an initiative to lay out two gardens of friendship with Tajikistan is implemented in Belarus. “This is an attempt to find new cultures for growing new plants in Belarus. This is how we are also trying to cooperate with Uzbekistan, they have gourds. Their specialists visited Belarus just like yours. We have planted some crops this year, and Uzbekistani specialists praised our efforts. Specialists from Tajikistan have been trying to develop this field jointly with our specialists for a long time,” the President said.
He told the Tajikistani leader that Belarusian agrarians tried to grow new plants, especially in the changing climate. “We especially felt the need this year, in these hot conditions. Thank you. You brought good weather with some rains, especially in central Belarus. So, the year is not easy, but I think it will be better than the previous one, especially in agriculture and, of course, in agricultural processing and food production,” the head of state concluded.

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