Greetings on Day of State Emblem and State Flag of Belarus

    Dear compatriots,

    I cordially congratulate you on the Day of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the State Flag of the Republic of Belarus.

    The emblem, flag, and anthem highlight the ideals and principles of our young sovereign state. These are peace, labor, good-neighborliness, social justice, and loyalty to our spiritual values and traditions.

    These sacred symbols of statehood integrate the most important things, namely heroic deeds of our ancestors, modern achievements, and the new heights which will be reached by a close-knit family of millions of Belarusians in the future.

    This year’s holiday is especially important because it is celebrated in the run-up to the remarkable historical date – the 25th anniversary of Belarus’ independence.

    I am convinced that these landmark events will enhance the unity and patriotism of the nation, will inspire our people to create and make progress.

    Dear compatriots, I wish you strong health, wellbeing, optimism, and productive work for the benefit of the native country.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko