MINSK, 27 June (BelTA) – Sovereignty is not an abstract notion. It is somethings that allows the current and future generations to remain Belarusians, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he opened the national ball of university graduates in Minsk on 27 June, BelTA has learned.
“Dear graduates, I would like to wish you the most important thing – to preserve your country. Sovereignty is not an abstract notion. It is something that will allow you and future generations to remain Belarusians. You will not be Belarusians in a foreign land, only here. This will help you make your own decisions about your life and the life of the country, without regard to what the East or the West might say, or even worse, prescribe. You should not idolize everything foreign or mimic other traditions. You yourselves should become an example that other countries and nations will want to follow,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president noted that the national ball of university graduates has become a good tradition. He called on the youth to do their best to keep such traditions alive. “When we have our own traditions, we have the right to call ourselves a nation. No nation can exist without traditions. I believe that you can do this. Do it please! Then our descendants will be proud of our Belarus which you will preserve and make even stronger and more beautiful!” Aleksandr Lukashenko added.