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The Year of People's Unity has showed the whole world the cohesion and resilience of the Belarusians, President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he was delivering the annual Address to Belarusian People and the National Assembly on 28 January, BelTA has learned.
“The previous year was the Year of People's Unity. It showed the whole world the cohesion and resilience of the Belarusians, our determination to march to the beat of our own drum, cherish our values and create new values together. We have withstood a number of serious tests, first of all, challenges related to the coronavirus, sanctions, and waves of the migrant crisis. It is already clear now: we have handled all this solely thanks to our unity,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
According to him, today's conditions prompt the Belarusians to be even more focused and determined. “We need to build long-term mechanisms to maintain peace and security on Belarusian soil and in our region literally on the march, to create new points of growth in the economy instead of just adapting to the ongoing changes,” the president noted.