As he appointed new members of the government, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said that everyone would have to work hard to overcome modern hardships and challenges, BelTA has learned.
The head of state explained why it had been necessary to gather for the conference all the new candidates and the executives, who would continue working in their previous jobs. “You all know the state of affairs evolving in the world and hence in our country. A large number of new challenges concentrated within a short period of time require the utmost mobilization of efforts of all the government agencies and primarily the central government,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “It is an utmost trial of our resilience and the preservation of the state. We have to survive it. And we will survive it, we’ve done it before, and we will win.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that preventing economic downturn and falling living standards would not suffice. “We have to know how to not only work in complicated and unpredictable conditions but also see ways of advancement where others fail to see them. Since it is a matter of our survival, all of us should see the light and see these ways,” the president noted. “We should grab every chance, explore every opening for advancement. To accomplish that, we should evaluate the work that has been done without embellishing it: what has been achieved and what has not been. We have to give an honest answer to the question ’Why?’, we have to make conclusions and determine the entire spectrum of the tasks we face – tasks of immediate priority, medium-term tasks, and strategic tasks.”