MINSK, 28 May (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated Bashar al-Assad on re-election as the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“The victory at the election testifies to the recognition of your undisputable authority as the national leader who confidently protects his country from foreign interference and is doing his best to establish peace and stability in Syria,” the head of state remarked. “Belarus has always been and will remain a friend of the Syrian people and will continue supporting your friendly state.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko also emphasized that he is committed to the intensification of cooperation between Minsk and Damascus in the political, trade, economic, humanitarian and cultural fields. The president reaffirmed Belarus' interest in the participation in the process of the post-war restoration of the Syrian Arab Republic.