MINSK, 18 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko awarded Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the Order of Friendship of Peoples, BelTA informs.
The award was presented after the talks between the two heads of state and the signing of international documents.
“Belarusian people are very tolerant, calm and hardworking. They have profound respect for Egyptian people. Our friendship may not have its roots in those ancient times when the civilization emerged in Egypt. However, it has very good roots,” Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked. “The Soviet Union and Egypt always had very good relations, and we are the heirs of those good traditions.”
The head of state said that he had worked with different Egyptian leaders, but truly warm and kind relations between the two nations were built during the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. “I want to thank you for this sincerity and responsibility in our relations. We have laid a solid foundation of friendship between our peoples,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
The president of Egypt thanked for the award and a warm welcome in Belarus. He said that the Egyptian side will do its best to fulfill all agreements and implement all projects. “This is my first visit to your wonderful country, and I assure you that this will not be the last visit,” he said.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received the Order of Friendship of Peoples in recognition of a big personal contribution to the development of bilateral relations between Belarus and Egypt, strengthening of peace, consolidation of the society and unity of peoples.