MINSK, 26 January (BelTA) - Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to the people of Australia as the country celebrates Australia Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
The head of state noted that this year Belarus and Australia celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, but the chronicle of good partnership relations between the two countries goes much further back.
"Belarus and Australia, no matter how far they are from each other, are united not only by stable business contacts, successful humanitarian projects, but first of all by strong human ties, including thanks to hundreds of families with Belarusian roots who live in Australia now," the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko reaffirmed Minsk's commitment to expanding fruitful cooperation in various sectors. The head of state wished the people of Australia peace, well-being and prosperity.