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17 Nov 2016

Lukashenko: Belarus is much more interesting than you might think

Lukashenko: Belarus is much more interesting than you might think

MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) – Belarus is much more interesting and richer than you might think, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at a press conference for Russian regional mass media on 17 November.

“Recently there have been discussions that there is a need to rediscover Belarus. Not in the sense that there are some closed territories. The country is open to the world; almost 70% of what is produced here is exported. For these reasons, Belarus cannot be a closed country. What is Belarus for those who have never been here? What are the associations? Potato pancakes, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, good roads, bisons, giant dump trucks, multipurpose tractors, high-quality products. But Belarus is actually much more interesting and richer than that,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

“We can tell a lot about our nature, art, traditions, famous Belarusians, new enterprises and modern technologies. We can tell how we keep the historical memory and what we teach our children. We want you to see all these with your own eyes. I am pleased that this time the participants of the large Russian press tour visited my hometown, got familiar with Mogilev Oblast. That was my career began,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The event is attended by the journalists, who have repeatedly visited Belarus and those who have never been here before. We also have Internet bloggers here. I want to thank you for your effort to contribute to the development of friendship and cooperation between Russia and Belarus, for the objective and reporting about what is happening in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko said.

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