Aleksandr Lukashenko sends New Year greetings to foreign leaders

    President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko sent New Year and Merry Christmas greetings to the leadership of the Russian Federation, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Turkmenistan Gyrbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and other leaders of the CIS member states, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

    The President also sent greetings to heads of international organizations, Russian regions, famous politicians and public activists, representatives of the business community.

    "It is gratifying to note that for Belarus and Russia the outgoing year was the year of active political dialogue and constructive cooperation within the framework of the Union State and the Single Economic Space,” the message of greetings to Russian President Vladimir Putin runs. “I am confident that in the coming year, through the joint efforts, we will implement new large-scale projects, reach the agreements on the pressing issues of bilateral relations, which will be an important contribution to the integration of our countries, strengthening friendship and mutual understanding between the two fraternal natrions,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

    In the congratulatory message to Nursultan Nazarbayev, Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out the high level of mutual understanding between the two countries and fruitful Belarus-Kazakhstan cooperation. The head of state expressed confidence that for Belarus and Kazakhstan the year 2013 will become a new productive stage towards the strategic partnership in all avenues.

    The President of Belarus also receives numerous New Year greetings from foreign leaders, heads of international organizations, prominent state, political and public figures.

    “I am confident that in 2013 the two countries will further promote constructive cooperation and multilevel integration. This certainly meets the fundamental interests of the fraternal nations of our countries," Vladimir Putin said in the message addressed to Aleksandr Lukashenko.