Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian and Georgian peoples enjoy warm relations

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian and Georgian peoples enjoy warm relations

On March 23, Alexander Lukashenko met with Georgian Prime Minister Georgi Kvirikashvili.

Earlier, the President of Belarus met with the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II.

They talked about the relations between the countries, the role of the church in the unity of the Georgian people, the inter-confessional peace and tranquility in Belarus.

This is not the first meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the Patriarch. And, as the President of Belarus noted, he always likes to meet with the clergyman. This person is respected not only in Georgia, but throughout the Orthodox world.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
I really appreciate that you always find the time to meet me here. I promise you that I will always come to your beautiful city, to your beautiful country. And if God wills, I will definitely meet with you. For me, this is a great joy. I will say frankly this is a great value.

I want with great pleasure to send you a greeting from our Filaret (he is in good health, he remembers the good relations with you), from our Metropolitan Pavel. They really appreciate the relationship that has been established between our church and yours.

There have always been very kind and warm relations between our peoples - the Belarusian and Georgian people. You are not strangers. You are our true brothers. And we have no other choice but to build the warmest and kindest relations being sovereign and independent states.