MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) – On 9 May Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko received numerous Victory Day greetings and warm wishes from foreign leaders, heads of integration associations, renowned figures from all walks of life, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“Victory Day is a sacred day for Russians and Belarusians. People in our countries will always remember the great deeds and enormous sacrifice of frontline soldiers, partisan fighters, workers of the home front, those who liberated other countries from the Nazi enslavement. Our common duty is to take care of the war participants, to defend the truth of those tragic events, and to join efforts to prevents attempts to falsify the history. Please convey my warmest wishes to Belarusian veterans. I wish them health, wellbeing, good mood, and many happy returns of the day,” the message of greetings from Russia President Vladimir Putin reads.
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized that on this holy day we proudly and gratefully celebrate the unparalleled feat of our fathers and grandfathers who selflessly fought in the army and worked on the home front for the sake Victory over fascism and peaceful life of future generations. “I am convinced that the glorious traditions of inviolable friendship, brotherhood and mutual support will remain a solid foundation for the enhancement of strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and Belarus,” he said,
“I am very happy that the Great Victory unites our nations and is one of the most powerful symbols of friendship between Kazakhstan and Belarus tested by the joint history and connected by millions of threads of people's fates,” the message of greetings from First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev reads.
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev in his message of greetings remarked that Victory Day has a special place in the glorious chronicle of our peoples as a symbol of unparalleled courage, heroism and selflessness. “I am convinced that the traditions of friendship and mutual support of our peoples who survived the worst ordeals during the Great Patriotic War will serve as a strong foundation for the further development and enhancement of relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Belarus,” the message of greetings reads.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also received greetings from the top ranking officials of Armenia – President Armen Sargsyan and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. “The heroism and the unparalleled feat of those who made a decisive contribution to the realization of peace will remain in our hearts forever. Victory Day will be a symbol of unity for our nations. I am convinced that honoring the memory of our common heroes will be an example for the development of cooperation between Armenia and Belarus for the benefit of our countries,” the message of greetings from Nikol Pashinyan reads.
“Our peoples made an important contribution to the Great Victory displaying exceptional courage, bravery and unity. Today our common duty is to protect peace and freedom as the most valuable gift of the generation of Victors,” Armen Sargsyan stressed.
Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon emphasized that 9 May is a significant date in the common history of our countries. “On this day we honor the unparalleled heroism, courage, patriotism, and tenacity of our ancestors in the relentless fight against the enemy. We also honor the memory of those who selflessly worked on the home front,” the message of greetings reads. “I am convinced that Tajikistan-Belarus relations of friendship and versatile cooperation relying on the principles of strategic partnership will be developed and enriched in the best interests of our nations.”
“We will never forget the tremendous price for the Great Victory. The memory of the feat of brave soldiers and workers of the home front will be cherished forever. It will serve as the moral guideline, especially for the younger generation, as an example of tenacity and bravery, patriotism and selfless service to the Homeland,” Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev stressed. “I am convinced that relying on our historical experience and taking into account the today's realities we will continue to strengthen traditional Uzbekistan-Belarus relations of friendship and versatile cooperation in the best interests of our countries and peoples.”
Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Japarov in a message of greetings asked to convey his warmest wishes to Belarusian veterans and workers of the home front. “I am convinced that those events in our common history will contribute to the further development of relations between Kyrgyzstan and Belarus in the spirit of partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation,” the message of greetings reads.
“Victory Day is a great celebration of the idea of peaceful existence, good will and humanism,” Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow said in a message of greetings. “I am convinced that the imperishable memory of the great feat of our ancestors will serve as a solid foundation for the further enhancement of relations of friendship and all-round cooperation between our countries.”
The Belarusian president also received greetings from Syria President Bashar al-Assad. He wished a Happy Victory Day to the Belarusian people and Aleksandr Lukashenko. He also wished stability, further progress and prosperity to our country. “Using the opportunity, I want to express our eagerness to intensify our interaction for the opening of the new prospects of cooperation between our countries in all walks of life for the benefit of our brotherly nations,” the Syrian leader remarked.
The Belarusian president received Victory Day greetings from Russian high-ranking officials such as Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matviyenko.
The Belarusian leader received greetings from Ukrainian citizens and Belarusians living in Ukraine. For example, Aleksandr Lukashenko received a message of greetings from the All-Ukraine Union of Belarusians. “Please accept our warmest greetings on the Great Victory over fascism from the 300,000-strong Belarusian diaspora in Ukraine. Living far from the historical Homeland, we see that the Republic of Belarus is taking care of the veterans and is doing its best to preserve the memory of the common heroic past of Belarusians, Russians, Ukrainians, and other peoples of our common Fatherland,” the message of greetings reads.
The Belarusian head of state continues to receive Victory Day greetings from foreign leaders.