Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko congratulated Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“Twenty-five years ago an agreement was signed to establish the Community of Belarus and Russia, which became the starting point for bilateral integration processes. During this time, our countries have achieved a lot: they have established a common customs, migration, humanitarian, social, cultural and educational space, which has made a considerable contribution to improving the quality of life of Belarusians and Russians,” the message of congratulations reads.
The president believes that cooperation in the Union State based on the principles of sovereign equality will continue to serve the interests of citizens of Belarus and Russia.
Aleksandr Lukashenko sent the Unity Day congratulations to Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State, Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Valentina Matviyenko, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State, Speaker of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.