Alexander Lukashenko: Peace is main wealth of Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko: Peace is main wealth of Belarus

The main property and real wealth of Belarus is piece and hardworking people, said on 24 December President Alexander Lukashenko at the New Year charity campaign event Our Children, which is taking place at this moment in the Palace of the Republic.

The New Year tree festival brought together about 2,500 children from all regions of Belarus. Among the participants are orphans, children from low-income families and cadets schools. Taking part in the festival are also kids from areas that are the most affected by the Chernobyl disaster, refugees, winners of scholol Odympiads, creative contests and sports competitions. Celebrating the Christmas and New Year are also children also came from the Vilnius Gymnasium of Skaryna and the Riga Belarusian primary school.

Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President:
Your smiles, your good mood fills this beautiful place with a positive atmosphere and magic. We are all waiting for a fairy tale these days. After all, you are the future of our country.  It is remarkable that every year more and more children are born here in Belarus. So we believe that our country is waiting for a happy tomorrow. Every time I meet with you guys, and with adults, I say that our main asset is peace that we saved. And our real wealth is a hard-working and kind Belarusian people. Among you are outstanding athletes, winners of creative and intellectual competitions. I congratulate all of you on these achievements. We will do everything to ensure that your gifts, your intelligence does not disappear. We will do everything to ensure that you feel your importance for Belarus. This is the main thing.
Dear friends, I congratulate you on this bright and a good New Year and the holidays. As the President I very much want that you are confident in the future, that you rely on strength and love for the country, our Belarus. And I want you, after becoming adults, to continue the good tradition of our people and contribut to the prosperity of the country. And I also want you to always keep the most important: peace and harmony on this land.

Over almost two decades, the charitable action Our Children has already become traditional. As a rule, it takes place from mid-December to January. The main New Year and the Christmas tree festival of Belarus is its culmination.