Greetings of President Aleksandr Lukashenko on the Belarus-Russia Unity Day

    Dear Belarusians and Russians,

    In the modern history of our countries there is a significant event – the Day of Unity. It is a symbol of inviolable friendship and brotherhood of the peoples of Belarus and Russia.

    Today we are united by common history, culture and, first of all, sincere eagerness to join efforts and opportunities to ensure sustainable social and economic development of the two countries.

    Our achievements speak for themselves better than any words. An eloquent testimony to the effectiveness of the Belarus-Russia cooperation model is a record increase in bilateral trade. Together we succeed in implementing interstate economic programs and large-scale knowledge-based projects in energy and space exploration.

    Unification of various branches of the national legislation, coordination of the foreign policy, joint defense and military policy make us stronger, give a chance to face the future with courage and sound optimism.

    Social guarantees provided to the citizens of our countries are the main achievement of the Union State. Belarusians and Russians have equal access to education, healthcare, employment and can choose the place of residence.

    The union of Belarus and Russia has become a true flagship of integration in the post-Soviet space.

    We successfully apply unique ideas produced and developed on the basis of up-to-date models of interstate relations as part of the Union State construction process in broader integration formats.

    Belarus and Russia are committed to mutually beneficial cooperation. Though we still have to address a number problems, concerted actions will open new horizons for the sustainable development of national economies and the improvement of people's living standards.

    Dear friends,

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

    I wish you strong health, well-being, and confidence in the future.

    May the boldest plans of yours come true. May peace, accord and happiness reign in the common home of Belarus and Russia.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko