On September 17, the Republic of Belarus Celebrates a Public Holiday: the Day of National Unity.
In 1939, this day became an act of historical justice for the people of Belarus, divided against their will in 1921 under the terms of the Riga Peace Treaty.
The reunification of Western Belarus with the Belarusian SSR restored the unity of the country, helped it to withstand the Great Patriotic War and take its rightful place on the international arena.
In his message of congratulations, Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, emphasized the foundations of the unity of Belarusians. These are “loyalty to the memory of ancestors, rich cultural heritage, steadfastness and diligence,” as well as traditional values.
The President also spoke about the common task “to increase the capacity and glory of the native land through dialogue and mutual understanding, to preserve its identity and international authority,” and wished each family peace and harmony.
As you may recall, in 2023 the Republic of Belarus presides in the Collective Security Treaty Organization.