MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated his fellow citizens on Day of State Emblem and State Flag, the president's press service told BelTA.
The message reads: “The modern emblem, flag and anthem unite different generations of Belarusians, embody centuries-old experience of nation-building, and provide guidance for the future of the country – a peaceful, strong and sovereign country.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the history of creation of the first symbols of statehood is inextricably linked to the Soviet Union that gave peoples the legitimate right to self-determination. The message continues: “Once we acquired them we became a nation. Together with our brotherly nations we came a long way from Belarusian ethnicity to the nation of victors, a founding member of the United Nations, a full-fledged participant in international relations. Despite unprecedented external pressure, we have preserved our independence. Today the state symbols protect Belarus' sovereignty, unite us to preserve our way of life, deep-rooted traditions, and heroic past.”
The president wished his fellow Belarusians good health, happiness, prosperity, and new achievements for the glory of the Fatherland.