Posted: 08.12.2022 18:07:00

Lukashenko congratulates Alain Berset on his election as Swiss President

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself, has sent a congratulatory message to Alain Berset on his being elected as Federal President of the Swiss Confederation – as reported in the Belarusian leader’s press service


“You have been entrusted with the important mission of becoming the head of your country in a very difficult and controversial time. I hope you will cope with it with dignity. Unfortunately, today most European politicians, led by false images of enemies in the East, do not have the courage to make decisions and bear responsibility for them. Western elites have defended the ideas of liberalism for so long and admired their easy victory that they seem to have completely lost touch with reality. However, the world is increasingly convinced of the need for real constructive dialogue rather than confrontation,” the congratulation reads.

“Belarus is always keen to develop bilateral relations and pragmatic co-operation with neutral Switzerland based on the principles of mutual respect, without artificial restrictions and threats. I hope that your previous experience as the head of the confederation will enable you to significantly strengthen the communication channels between Minsk and Bern across a range of directions during the next term,” the Head of State noted.