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Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games

Peaceful gatherings of military men at drill platforms are the best proof of trust between the state and the armed forces.

It was stated by President Lukashenko in his greetings to the participants and the guests of the International Army Games. Army 2017 kicked off in Alabino today, which is near Moscow.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
Dear participants of the International Army Games, I greet you and congratulate you on the start of the competitions, which are known as informal Military Olympics. Deep sense lies in such competition. It is more likely to see people with arms and powerful military machinery on battle fields, Therefore, peaceful gatherings on drill platforms is the best proof of trust between the state and the Armed Forces. Today it is a topical issue. It is not calm in the world. International terrorism poses threat to all the countries. Unfortunately, the situation in the world society is tense, therefore it is necessary to stay vigilant and be ready to react to all the unexpected challenges and threats. Perfect military readiness and equipment of the Armed Forces, mutual understanding and military brotherhood of allies is the most sustainable guarantee of the safety of our countries.

Traditionally, the Army Games gather military men of many countries. As many as 28 countries are participating in 2018. The games will be held on the territories of five countries including Belarus. The program of the games includes 28 competitions. Belarusian participants are to compete in 13 disciplines. It is expected for the games to be the largest military event in 2017 if considering the number of participants. About two thousand military men will take part in the competitions.

Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games