Lukashenko is confident that Moscow and Minsk will continue the integration of
MINSK, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the Day of unity of the peoples of the two countries and expressed confidence that Minsk and Moscow will continue integrating on the basis of equality.
“Chairman of the Supreme state Council of the Union state, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the Day of unity of peoples of Belarus and Russia”, — said on Saturday the press service of the Belarusian leader.
This holiday symbolizes the strong historical ties and common interests of our peoples. The Union state is the solid Foundation of a rich spiritual and cultural heritage, enormous economic potential, sotrudnichestva Lucasentertainment Belarus
Lukashenko expressed confidence that by joint efforts the two sides will continue the Federal building and the development of integration processes on the principles of equality and mutual trust. “This is what our millions of citizens of Belarus and Russia”, — he said.
According to the press service, the Belarusian head of state also sent congratulations on the Day of unity the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union state, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matvienko, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia, state Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, state Secretary of the Union state Grigory Rapota.
The day of unity of peoples of Russia and Belarus is celebrated annually on April 2
On this day in 1996 presidents of the two countries signed a Treaty “On the formation of Community of Russia and Belarus”. The signing marked the beginning of the process of mutual integration of countries.