Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with outgoing Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yergali Bulegenov on 28 November.
“This is a good prelude to the upcoming
official visit of the Kazakhstan President to Belarus. This is good. The bad
thing is seeing friends leave. I stress it once again: for us, you are not a
stranger. You have done a lot for our countries to have good relations and for
our people to be close,” the head of state underlined.
Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that for Belarus Kazakhstan is one of the closest countries. “We are members of an economic union, we do not have any political contradictions, and we share the same view on the international agenda. We hardly have any disagreements. You have made a great contribution to strengthening Kazakhstan-Belarus friendship,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.
“I hope that you will always be a friend of the Belarusian people and our state, and wherever you work, you will remember that a part of your life was dedicated to Belarus,” Alexander Lukashenko added.
In turn, Yergali Bulegenov said that he has fallen in love with Belarus and will keep very pleasant memories of the country. He also pointed to the importance of patriotic education and memory of the Great Patriotic War and its heroes, the things which get a lot of attention in Belarus.