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4 Dec 2019

Lukashenko: Belarus has to stay independent

Lukashenko: Belarus has to stay independent

MINSK, 4 December (BelTA) – It is necessary to preserve a sovereign independent state in Belarus. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with senior officials of the Minsk Oblast administration on 4 December, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian leader stressed: “We have created the first independent state in history. But we have to keep it.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko said he was confident that intellectual potential and education standards will be more important in the future than the natural resources a country may have. “Oil and gas are going away. Brains will be the key,” the head of state said.

The president also spoke in favor of welcoming a new generation into positions of power. “So that we could stay calm watching our children rule this country (I am not talking about my kids, my kids will not rule the country, I’ve promised you that)… So that our children could live in this country and rejoice at the fact we’ve presented them this sovereign and independent country as a gift,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.

The president stated that certain forces sometimes resort to various methods in a bid to stir up trouble in the country. “We cannot allow it. These parliamentary elections have demonstrated that we are in charge of the country,” the head of state stressed.

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