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Lukashenko: Christmas unites people around high and noble goals

MINSK, 6 January (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated Orthodox Christians celebrating Christmas on 7 January, BelTA learnt from the presidential press service.

“Over thousands of years this great feast brings joy to millions of people, unites them around high and noble goals. The star of Bethlehem lights up the way for mercy and good, love and hopes for the future filled with mutual understanding and prosperity,” the message of congratulations runs.

Christmas is a family holiday celebrated in the circle of relatives and friends. Cherishing Christmas traditions helps consolidate invisible ties between generations.

“May these joyous days bring us good thoughts, warmth and good mood, inspire us on noble deeds, strengthen faith, spiritual and moral values. May prosperity and understanding live in every family,” the President noted.

Alexander Lukashenko wished compatriots health, happiness, peace and success in every undertaking.