Aleksandr Lukashenko meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    The mankind should be grateful to the peoples who won the Great Patriotic War. President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on 7 May. The Belarusian head of state stays in Moscow on a working visit.

    “We will not give away our victory. The mankind should be grateful for this Victory,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

    The head of state emphasized that Belarusians have nothing to be ashamed of before the generations that secured the Victory.

    “Belarusians have never hesitated. We have always celebrated Victory Day as the greatest holiday,” the President stated. He invited Dmitry Medvedev to visit the new GreatPatrioticWarMuseum during his next visit to Minsk. The museum symbolizes the attitude of the Belarusian nation towards the memory about the heroism of Soviet peoples.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that his visit to Russia on the eve of Victory Day was not accidental. “We have come to congratulate the Russian people on this great holiday,” the President said.

    Dmitry Medvedev asked to convey his greetings to Belarusian veterans from the Russian government. “In our countries Victory Day is held in high esteem, it is celebrated by all generations. The tradition will never lose value,” the Prime Minister of Russia said.

    At the meeting with Dmitry Medvedev the President of Belarus said that there are no irresolvable issues between Belarus and Russia.

    “We do not have irresolvable issues. We just have to keep going forward without stopping,” the head of state said.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan are about to sign the treaty to establish the Eurasian Economic Union. He reminded that Dmitry Medvedev was the one to sign the Customs Union Treaty when he was the President of Russia. “Our union would not have existed without Russia’s desire and will,” the Belarusian President said.

    The Prime Minister of Russia stressed that the Belarusian-Russian cooperation always goes forward, the sides cooperate within the framework of the UnionState and the Customs Union. “Our bilateral relations are extremely important particularly in view of the economic situation in the world and in Europe,” Dmitry Medvedev said.