MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas as the country celebrates the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“This holiday symbolizes Palestine's unwavering desire to preserve its identity and is a guide for the international community in supporting the inalienable right to establish its own independent state,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The head of state emphasized that Belarus, as one of the founding countries of the United Nations, was interested in settling the Palestinian issue in accordance with the norms of international law and decisions of the UN General Assembly in order to achieve sustainable peace in the Middle East.
“It is gratifying to note that in recent years Minsk and Ramallah have intensified bilateral relations in a spirit of mutual trust and respect,” said the Belarusian president. “We attach great importance to the intensification of political dialogue, cooperation in education, science and technology, agriculture, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, as well as supplies of agricultural machinery and food products.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko also emphasized: “I hope to continue fruitful work with you in the name of ensuring the wellbeing of our citizens.”