Today Belarus and Belgium are marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. On this occasion. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and King Philippe of Belgium have exchanged greetings. Within a quarter of a century the two countries have established productive ties in the economy, science, education, culture, and sport. Last year, Belgium ranked seventh in terms of exports among the top ten EU trade partners of Belarus. Every year Belgian families host children from Chernobyl-affected regions of Belarus for recuperation.