Greetings to foreign leaders on Victory Day

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to foreign leaders on the occasion of the 79th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko sent congratulatory messages to Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Armenia President Vahagn Khachaturyan, Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Zhaparov, Russia President Vladimir Putin, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan President Serdar Berdimuhamedow and the National Leader of the Turkmen People, Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev as well as to the peoples of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

    In his congratulatory message to President of Russia Vladimir Putin the head of state noted that the Victory in the Great Patriotic War has become an imperishable link between the brotherly nations of Belarus and Russia while the unparalleled feat of millions of Soviet people, their tribulations and incalculable sacrifices are forever inscribed in the heroic chronicle of the two states.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that in 2024 Belarusians celebrate a glorious jubilee - the 80th anniversary of the republic’s liberation from Nazi invaders. “This special date is a good occasion to remind the whole world about tenacity in the face of common threats, the readiness and the ability to defend every inch of the native land, to preserve and defend the heritage of the nationwide heroic feat,” the President noted. “Today the Belarusian-Russian unity serves as the main outpost in resisting persistent attempts to rewrite history, justify genocide and Nazism. I am confident that our strength, security and well-being hinge on such partnership.”

    Addressing the people of Georgia, the Belarusian head of the state reminded that the Victory had been achieved not only by force of arms, but also by unbending will, steadfastness and cohesion of the brotherly peoples and it had become a symbol of courage and spiritual greatness of the Soviet nation, who defended the right of the future generations to exist. “In today’s reality for the sake of our descendants it is important to take good care of the truth about the joint fight against Nazism, resolutely oppose any attempts to distort and revise results of the Great Patriotic War,” the President pointed out.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the Belarusian land remembers and honors the sons of Georgia, who fought and sacrificed their lives for Belarus: “I am sure that gratitude to the victorious heroes and deep respect for the common history represent a strong link between our countries and citizens.”

    Congratulating the people of Moldova on the anniversary of the Great Victory, the Belarusian head of state noted that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus and Moldova from Nazi invaders. “I am convinced that traditions of brotherly friendship and mutual support of our peoples, which were hardened during the harsh years of the war, and the shared memory will not allow forgetting the immortal feat of the victorious soldiers and rewriting the glorious pages of the history of the Great Patriotic War,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

    In his congratulatory message to the people of Ukraine Aleksandr Lukashenko said that despite the decades that have passed since the spring of 1945, 9 May will forever remain a day of bright memory for residents of Belarus and Ukraine. “Thanks to unity and courage and at the cost of heavy losses and great efforts Belarusians and Ukrainians managed to defeat the ruthless enemy, protect the freedom and independence of their Motherland together,” the message reads. “On this day we proudly recall the glorious pages of our shared history and honor the liberating heroes. Our common duty today is not to forget their heroic feat, draw conclusions from the past and resist any attempts to rewrite results of the Great Patriotic War.”

    The President also offered Victory Day greetings to top government officials of the Russian Federation and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as heads of international and regional organizations.

    Foreign leaders and prominent individuals from various spheres also keep sending congratulatory messages on the occasion of the Victory anniversary to Aleksandr Lukashenko and the Belarusian people.