Labor Day greetings of the President of Belarus

    Dear compatriots,

    I cordially congratulate you on Labor Day.

    For more than a century the 1 May has been celebrated as a day of solidarity of workers all over the world. For us it is not only a memorable date, but also a tribute of deep respect to workers, the confirmation of principles of social justice, a symbol of springtime renewal and elation.

    Diligence of our people, commitment to accord and order allowed making headway in the construction of a solid social and economic foundation of independent Belarus.

    Tirelessly, in hard and strenuous work we create national heritage and consolidate the country's sovereignty. Thereby we foster well-being and safety of our common home.

    By uniting our efforts we will make our lives better and happier. And tomorrow will bring us only joy of creative labor.

    May this holiday give you confidence in the future, cheerfulness, and good mood. I wish you health, peace, kindness, and professional achievements.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko