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“I am glad to welcome you on the Belarusian land that is hospitably hosting the participants of the 10th anniversary meeting of the sister cities of Belarus and Russia. The partnership of sister cities is an integral part of interregional cooperation of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation,” the message reads.
The head of state emphasized that the sister cities movement makes an invaluable contribution to strengthening trade and economic contacts between Belarusian and Russian companies, facilitates the implementation of joint business projects and the exchange of best practices between research centers and educational institutions, contributes to the development of social infrastructure and job creation.
“I am convinced that the successful conduct of this meeting will be highly instrumental in expanding direct contacts between the authorities, business, academic and creative circles, as well as in working out specific solutions aimed at progressive development of relations between cities and regions of our fraternal countries,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.