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30 Jun 2019

Belarus president describes 2nd European Games as feast of bright impressions, strong emotions

Belarus president describes 2nd European Games as feast of bright impressions, strong emotions

MINSK, 30 June (BelTA) – The 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 were a feast of bright unforgettable impressions and strong emotions. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement during the closing ceremony of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 in the Dinamo Stadium on 30 June, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “It is a feast of bright unforgettable impressions and strong emotions. We had everything – joy, happiness, and disappointment. This is what sport is all about. It is a celebration of friendship and unity, hot competitions, which united millions of residents of Europe into one big family. But first of all it was a gift to Belarusians as a testimony of our capabilities and our ability to move mountains. But only when we are together.”

“We’ve opened all doors of Belarus wide for our guests. Belarus is a medium-sized country on the European scale. It lives and develops according to its own laws and traditions stemming from times immemorial. The country does not create problems and does not lodge claims about neighbors. Our neighbors are just too different. It is sometimes difficult to come to terms with them,” the Belarusian leader said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that for ten days Minsk arenas were awash with the atmosphere of mutual respect created by residents and guests of Belarus, by everyone, who loves sport, who believes in the power of the Olympic mission, which is aimed at preserving peace on Earth. “The Flame of Peace – the symbol of the 2nd European Games – became the embodiment of this great idea,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

The president addressed guests of Belarus and the hero city of Minsk: “You’ve had a chance to visit a beautiful country that is very comfortable for life and recreation. You’ve been introduced to a kind and hardworking people, who lives without wars, shocks, and conflicts. And if you want to hear quietness ever again, feel free to come to Belarus.”

“We are closing the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019. But we don’t say farewell. We say see you later instead. Later in Belarus at any time. You will always be welcomed here. Certainly, all of us will look forward to the next European Games. And may their history be long and glorious!” the head of state said.

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