MINSK, 17 September (BelTA) – Belarus is an excellent place to live in and needs to be preserved. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the patriotic forum Symbol of Unity held in Minsk Arena on 17 September to mark People's Unity Day, BelTA has learned.
The president noted he had just come back from the friendly country of Tajikistan. Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that Tajikistan is an unbelievably beautiful country with a rapidly growing population. There are plenty of mountains over there and comparatively not many farmlands. “As I was once again flying closer and closer to Dushanbe, I was amazed by how hard people work over there. Every parcel of land is taken care of. Because life of that nation depends on it. The situation around it is dreadful. The atmosphere, the air crackles with pressure in the south. Afghanistan has once again exploded,” the Belarusian leader shared his impressions.
Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded that Tajikistan was a country tormented by a civil war only a couple of decades ago. It took a lot of efforts to restore normal life and provide the population with everything it needs. “Life is extremely hard but people deal with it. And now they face another disaster. I say that because I want you to care for what you have. If we lose everything we have, a disaster will be unavoidable. When you once again return home, you once again start to understand in what beautiful country, in what beautiful god-gifted place we live. Take good care of it! It belongs to our children!” the head of state said.