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21 May 2024, 13:09

Belarusian Parliament speakers visit Iranian Embassy to offer condolences  

MINSK, 21 May (BelTA) - Chairperson of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova and Chairperson of the House of Representatives Igor Sergeyenko visited the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Minsk to sign the book of condolences for the tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and high-ranking officials, BelTA has learned.
Speaker of the upper house of Belarusian Parliament Natalya Kochanova expressed her sincere condolences on behalf of the Council of the Republic. "This tragic event shocked the Belarusian people," the message says. “President Ebrahim Raisi will forever remain in our hearts as a friend of Belarus, a prominent political, spiritual and state figure who devoted his entire life to selfless service to the Iranian people, strengthening the international position and authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran. We highly appreciate Ebrahim Raisi's contribution to the development of Belarusian-Iranian cooperation and friendship between our countries. I am convinced that the memory of the exceptional and principled leader will forever remain in the hearts of millions of citizens around the world. We sincerely empathize with the people of Iran and share with them the grief and sorrow of your loss."
Chairman of the House of Representatives Igor Sergeyenko expressed his deepest sympathy to the friendly people of Iran, families and friends of the victims of the helicopter crash.

"It was with deep sorrow that the Belarusian MPs learned the news of the death of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage in a helicopter crash in a mountainous region in northwestern Iran," the condolence message reads. “Iran lost a wise and talented statesman, a courageous person devoted to his Fatherland and the people. The Iranian president enjoyed the sincere love of millions of people. Ebrahim Raisi made significant efforts to strengthen Belarusian-Iranian ties in various fields, including inter-parliamentary cooperation. We will keep the blessed memory of him in our hearts." 

The Iranian Embassy will accept condolences on 21, 22 and 23 May. Condolence messages can also be e-mailed to
Photos by Nikolai Petrov/BelTA
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