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02 April 2024, 09:00

Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians, Russians on Unity Day

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MINSK, 2 April (BelTA) – Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Union State, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings on the occasion of the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

“I cordially congratulate you on the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia. For a quarter of a century, this day has reflected the determination of the fraternal peoples to build together a common home for future generations. Within a short period of time by historical standards, we have achieved a lot and can rightfully be proud of our successes,” noted the head of state.

The president emphasized: “Despite a challenging external environment, we have managed to prevent a decline in production, to keep the job market stable and to maintain momentum in economy. We manufacture competitive and innovative products and run high-tech projects in nuclear energy, automotive industry, machine tool making, and transport. The share of domestic component parts and solutions is growing. Step by step we are exploring new markets, we are set to reduce costs and improve the quality of our goods and services.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that Belarus and Russia are confidently building scientific and technological sovereignty and are finding the necessary reserves for further development.

“We see appreciable results not only in traditional industries. Genuine successes, real breakthroughs have been achieved in such complex, science-intensive areas as materials science, aircraft engineering, microelectronics and space research. For the first time in the history of independent Belarus, a Belarusian cosmonaut has been sent to the ISS,” the president noted. “But the most important thing is that the Union State has a clear-cut social focus. Citizens of the two countries enjoy equal rights and guarantees, and can take advantage of living, working, studying and traveling within the Union State without restrictions. And this is not a complete list of our accomplishments that allow millions of Belarusians and Russians to look into the future with confidence."

According to the head of state, the unity of the two fraternal peoples relies on common culture, values and history that is sacredly preserved and protected.

“In July of this year, we will jointly and solemnly celebrate the 80th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders, and in May 2025 - the 80th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War - two monumentally important dates for Belarusian and Russian peoples as these days honor the feat of our heroic ancestors who won peace and freedom to the peoples of Europe, and showed us an example of unity, perseverance and cohesion,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.

“On this solemn day, I congratulate you, dear friends, on our common holiday and wholeheartedly wish you good health, peace, happiness and prosperity,” the head of state noted.
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