Greetings to President of Switzerland Alain Berset

    Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset on Swiss National Day.

    “The history of Belarus and Switzerland was largely shaped by their geographical location at the crossroads of strategically important routes. The two states are characterized by ethnic and religious diversity. We have a lot in common,” the message of congratulations reads.

    The head of state believes that everything is in place to step up bilateral contacts in economy, science, education, culture and sports, including thanks to the solid foundation laid in the past years.

    “In this regard, we are concerned about the current trends in Switzerland that have a negative impact on our interaction. First of all, this is the country’s decision to join the EU’s unfair and illegitimate restrictive measures against Belarus,” the President noted. “We expect a truly objective, balanced and pragmatic position in relation to the Republic of Belarus from our Swiss partners. We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to cooperation based on equality and mutual respect for the sake of bringing back peace and security in the region and the world,” the President noted.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Alain Berset and the multi-ethnic nation of Switzerland further prosperity and well-being.