MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) - Belarus has chosen the path of continuity of political, cultural and social traditions, its own path rather than the historical path imposed by external forces, Chinese Ambassador to Belarus Cui Qiming told BelTA as he attended, among other guests, the annual address of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 4 August.
“It is a great honor for me to take part in the event when Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed the Belarusian people and the National Assembly,” the head of the Chinese diplomatic mission stressed. “The president's address is an important speech in the current special situation, in which he explained to the Belarusian people and the world the political and economic course of Belarus, touched on the international situation and development strategy of Belarus in the future. This address is important in the history of Belarus,” the Chinese diplomat added.
Ambassador Cui Qiming noted that in the address Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed the importance of preserving national independence and sovereignty. “The president said before that he will not let anyone break the country. There is no greater value for him than Belarus, sovereign and independent. Sovereignty and independence are the most precious things for any people.” “Today Belarus is an independent state where every citizen is able to excel professionally, in art, sport, public and family life. Belarus will continue strengthening its sovereignty and build its future on the principles of justice, equal rights and care for people, preserve and pass on to the next generations a peaceful, safe and independent country,” the diplomat said.
The Chinese ambassador also expressed confidence that “under the leadership of Aleksandr Lukashenko Belarus has efficiently defended its national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, the society supports stability, and the Belarusian people have been living in peace and prosperity.”
The diplomat believes that the president's address fully embodies the idea “everything for people”. “Belarus adheres to the socially oriented policy of development, puts the care for the welfare of its citizens at the top of the national development, while the state policy has a clear focus and continuity,” the ambassador said. “Belarus has chosen the path of continuity of political, cultural and social traditions - its own historical path, not the one imposed by external forces. It is this continuity that has made the Belarusian people self-sufficient and independent in choosing their destiny. The practice has proved that the president has found a way and a model of development in line with the national values of Belarus,” the president said.