© Sputnik.President Of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Archival photo ofthe President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Chairman of the Supreme state Council of the Union state, congratulated the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on establishing the Union state, said on Sunday the press service of the Belarusian leader.”This document brought the Belarusian-Russian relations, based on centuries-old friendship, relationship history and community of the vital interests of our peoples, to the level of genuine Alliance and strategic partnership”, – quoted a congratulation a press-service.
In it, Lukashenko said that Belarus and Russia have achieved a lot: they coordinate actions in the international arena, jointly strengthen the defenses are mutually complementary in economy. Established overall humanitarian, social, cultural and educational space, citizens of the two countries do not share borders, visas, customs, he added.”At the current stage, commitment to the unifying idea is of great importance. The main task is to provide the necessary conditions to further improve the welfare of our citizens. I am deeply convinced that we will be able to give new impetus to the implementation of the Union Treaty, steadily following the principles of equality and trust”, – said the Belarusian leader.