MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to Israel President Reuven Rivlin as the country celebrates Independence Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“The historical destinies of Belarusians and Jews are closely intertwined due to many years of traditions of self-sacrifice and support. Our friendship is tempered by the memory of mutual assistance during the most difficult trials that have befallen mankind,” the message of greetings reads.
The head of state stressed that modern Belarus and Israel are staunch supporters of the principles of equality and mutual respect. “These values are the basis of good and open relations. I am confident that in the near future we will be able to return to the familiar way of life and substantially revive cooperation in all areas of our common interest,” the Belarusian president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Reuven Rivlin good health, people's support and success in the political field, and also a peaceful sky, solidarity and prompt overcoming of temporary difficulties to the people of Israel.