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13 Jun 2016

Lukashenko: Anything is possible if the desire is there

MINSK, 13 June (BelTA) – I hope the country will successfully overcome the present-day challenges, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he made new appointments on 13 June, BelTA has learned.

“I hope we will be able to cope with the challenges we are facing. We must do it. We have no other way out. Do not listen to those who say that something is impossible today. You can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it. If we give up and complain about the crisis (decide to wait until it ends), you know what we will have in the result,” said the President.

Addressing the newly-appointed heads of the district executive committees, Alexander Lukashenko noted that they take up their posts in a difficult time. “It is not the crisis I am talking about. I have already told you that the crisis is in our heads, and this make it the most dangerous and horrible crisis,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

According to the head of state, the new heads of districts will need to focus, first and foremost, on agriculture, the real economy sector, concrete problems that people are facing. “I mean that that the economy is the basis, and politics is built on it,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

“Please work hard and stick to a principled position,” the Belarusian leader sad.

Alexander Lukashenko has given his consent to appoint:

Leonid Martyniuk - Chairman of the Bereza District Executive Committee,

Anatoly Gaponik - Chairman of the Lelchitsy District Executive Committee,

Sergei Dmitrov - Chairman of the Loyev District Executive Committee,

Alexander Dubovik - Chairman of the Dyatlovo District Executive Committee,

Yuri Valevaty - Chairman of the Mosty District Executive Committee,

Nikolai Astreiko - Chairman of the Volozhin District Executive Committee,

Alexander Gabrukevich - Chairman of the Starye Dorogi District Executive Committee.

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