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Lukashenko discusses preparations for Belarusian People's Congress

02.02.2021

The Belarusian People's Congress should be held at an exceptionally high level, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting to discuss the preparation and conduct of the Belarusian People's Congress, BelTA has learned. 

The head of state emphasized that very little time is left before the congress. “The interest in the forum is huge, which implies a great responsibility. This is a milestone event for the country, and we must hold it at the highest level,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. 

Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko, Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Natalya Kochanova and Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly Vladimir Andreichenko, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko, State Secretary of the Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich, Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Viktor Sheiman, Minsk Mayor Vladimir Kukharev and Director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research Oleg Makarov. 

“Firstly, we need to make sure that everything is ready for the arrival of the delegates. People from all the regions representing the entire spectrum of civil society, public associations, political parties, labor collectives, and individual regions will flock to the capital city. There will also be invited guests. Delegates from the regions should feel at home in the capital of our motherland. It is necessary to ensure their safety, comfortable conditions for working and having a rest. The appropriate services should take care of these matters,” the head of state said. 

Secondly, it is necessary to make the most of this forum to address the most pressing issues of today. “People from all walks of life and age groups will gather here. They represent thousands, millions of Belarusian people, labor collectives. These delegates were chosen by people. We should give everyone a voice and hear the whole spectrum of opinions on various issues,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. 

The head of state noted that the national agenda is quite extensive. “There are many proposals related to social and political development. Our citizens are not indifferent to the future of the country. They are fully aware of the fact that we are going through a crucial period, when we all need to stick together and stand united to preserve the independent Belarusian state,” the president stressed.

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