MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) - St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov shared the impressions of his visit to Minsk as he met with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 20 April, BelTA has learned.
“The most important thing - I've walked along the streets a bit - is the people. You know, people are smiling. It is a city of smiling people. Tidy and smiling. It made me so happy! Although there are a lot of difficulties which are hard to overcome. But people are smiling. That is good. The first sign is smiling people. This brightens up the mood immediately. Public transport runs well, on schedule. Commuters track it with the help of the electronic scoreboard. This is good, too. I would like to congratulate all Minsk citizens for such good organization and cleanliness,” Alexander Beglov said.
He also praised the traditional quality of Belarusian food and cleanliness in the city.
As for cooperation with Belarus, Alexander Beglov noted that a large delegation from the northern capital of Russia has come to Minsk as the Belarusian capital is hosting the Days of St. Petersburg. “We have not come empty-handed. We have brought our best ballet. I think we will make Minsk citizens and visitors happy,” the governor said.
In his words, the tasks and assignments set by the presidents of Belarus and Russia have been fulfilled. “I want to confirm your words that there is practically not a single point where we haven't found any solutions. There were complications and difficulties connected with global turbulence. Nevertheless, I would like to note that our Belarusian counterparts have fulfilled all their obligations,” the governor of St. Petersburg stressed.