Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday sent a congratulatory message to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on the occasion of Belarusian Independence Day anniversary. The message reads as follows, in part:

“Our friendship, which was further strengthened during the Great Patriotic War, obliges us to carry on with the deep-rooted traditions and expand the scope of mutually beneficial partnership. I am confident that through concerted action, Yerevan and Minsk will be able to upgrade the Armenian-Belarusian interstate cooperation in qualitative terms.”