MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and the people of Belarus are receiving numerous greetings on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Wishes of peace, well-being and prosperity to the Belarusian people are sent by foreign leaders, heads of integration associations, well-known personalities.
In his congratulatory message, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin noted that the great Victory Day is truly sacred for all Russians and Belarusians.
“Today our common duty is to prevent the revival of Nazism that brought so much suffering to people of various countries. It is necessary to preserve and pass on to younger generations the truth about the war, common spiritual values and traditions of fraternal friendship. This is the key to the further progressive development of Russia-Belarus friendly relations and the strengthening of the Union State. I am sure that together we will be able to overcome all difficulties and build a decent future for our people,” the message reads.
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted: “This sacred day is forever inscribed in history as a symbol of extraordinary feat, exceptional perseverance and courage of our peoples who saved the world from fascism. I am sure that the glorious traditions of brotherhood and mutual assistance will remain a reliable foundation for friendship and strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and Belarus.”
“I strongly believe that the memory of the feat of our fathers and grandfathers will live on through time and borders and will serve as a strong bond between the peoples of Kazakhstan and Belarus,” first president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev remarked that 9 May holds a special place in the glorious history of our peoples who saved humanity from the horrors of fascism by demonstrating unparalleled courage and heroism, perseverance and selflessness during that terrible and destructive war: “The memory of the Great Victory will forever remain in our hearts. I am sure that the good traditions of friendship and mutual support of our peoples, manifested during severe trials in the long years of the war, will continue to serve as a solid foundation for strengthening relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Belarus.”
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also sent his greetings. “The immortal feat of our fathers and grandfathers, of all those who heroically fought shoulder to shoulder on the battlefield and selflessly worked in the rear, will forever remain in our hearts. The memory of the Great Victory obliges us to strengthen the inherited bonds of friendship and to comprehensively develop the Armenia-Belarus relations for the benefit of our peoples,” the message reads.
Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon emphasized that the memory of the feat of the ancestors, accomplished in the name of peace, freedom and a happy future for generations to come, will forever remain in the hearts. “I am sure that friendship and strategic partnership between our states will continue to develop in line with the common interests of the parties,” the message of congratulations reads.
“It is with boundless gratitude and great sorrow that we remember the heroes who fell on the battlefield. We honor war veterans and labor veterans whose outstanding courage is an inexhaustible source of spiritual strength for us. I am convinced that the relations of friendship and partnership between Uzbekistan and Belarus will continue to comprehensively develop,” Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said in his greetings.
Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Japarov emphasized that Victory Day has always been and remains an example of exceptional patriotism, honor, courage, loyalty and love for homeland. “I am convinced that the Kyrgyzstan-Belarus relations, based on strong ties of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation, will continue to develop for the benefit of our countries and peoples,” the message reads.
Cordial congratulations and best wishes of health, happiness and well-being to veterans and all people of Belarus were sent by Turkmenistan President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. “On this day we remember, with great respect and pride, our common heroes who showed outstanding courage, bravery and unbending will on the battlefield fighting for the peaceful life of their descendants, as well as home front workers who, with their tireless, selfless work, made an invaluable contribution to the long-awaited Victory,” he said.
Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished Aleksandr Lukashenko, veterans and all the people of Belarus good health, happiness and prosperity. “I am convinced that the imperishable memory of heroism of our ancestors will continue to serve as a solid foundation for the friendship between our countries,” the message reads.
Victory Day greetings were also sent by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as by Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.