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MINSK, 5 October (BelTA) – Belarus' rich experience of constructive interethnic and religious relations may become popular today, at a time when these aspects have acquired special importance throughout the world, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he spoke during the Prayer for Belarus ceremony in the All Saints Memorial Temple in Minsk on 2 October, BelTA has learned.
“We would be happy to expand cooperation between our countries in various areas. In particular, in advancing this unique project to perpetuate the memory of our compatriots. We will continue our searching efforts in different countries for the remains of our soldiers that were killed during the Second World War as well as during the performance of the international duty in the subsequent years. Commemorating the dead is a matter of honor for every nation, especially for the Belarusian people,” the head of state stressed.
“I hope that representatives of diplomatic missions will promote further development of this noble patriotic work,” said the President.
“It is important for everyone to help the souls of those dead find peace on their native land and help their relatives find a place to honor their loved ones,” the head of state believes.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, public diplomacy opens big prospects in cooperation development.
“No doubt, further strengthening of contacts between denominations, ethnic associations and foreign missions accredited in Belarus will be useful. You can become a link between Belarus and other states. It will only benefit the peoples,” the President is confident.
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