Aleksandr Lukashenko congratulates on Day of Unity of Peoples of Belarus and Russia

    Dear Belarusians and Russians,

    The Belarus-Russia Union State Treaty was signed two decades ago in full concordance with the will of our fraternal nations. This document laid the foundations of the unique integration project of the Union State.

    By fulfilling it, we have preserved the unity of the humanitarian, cultural, educational, language, and economic space stretching from Belarus’ Brest to Russia’s Vladivostok. A new post-Soviet generation of people, for whom the values of our friendship are as unshakable as they had been before, grew up.

    Meticulous efforts to observe national interests of Belarus and Russia in the Union State rely on the deep trust and respect and promote the development of the entire spectrum of bilateral relations.

    Comprehensive coordination of foreign political efforts of our countries enables us to efficiently support each other in the international arena, enhance global stability, and make a contribution to the establishment of a fair world order. The Belarusian-Russian military cooperation and interaction in defense industries is a guarantor of security in our states, an efficient means of fight against modern challenges and threats.

    Bilateral trade and economic relations are the foundation of the Union State project. Sustainable and harmonious development of our complementary economies confirms that the sides prioritize integration and cooperation, the free movement of goods, services and workforce.

    The Union State project is unique because we managed not only to preserve Soviet industrial cooperation, which means hundreds of thousands of jobs, but also reconsider interaction in the manufacturing sector in compliance with the modern economic conditions, make joint products and technologies which are in demand on the market.

    The Union State has become an example of integration in the Eurasian format. Innovative experience of the Belarusian-Russian integration has been vigorously used in the process of formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.

    I am convinced that today’s incontestable achievements of the Union State project will promote further development and enhancement of comprehensive strategic partnership.

    I cordially congratulate you on the Day of Unity of Peoples of Belarus and Russia.

    I sincerely wish your families and friends health, wellbeing and prosperity.

    May peace, accord, and happiness always reign in our common Belarusian-Russian home.