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2 Feb 2018

Lukashenko: Belarus will always support talented people

MINSK, 2 February (BelTA) – Belarus attaches much attention to supporting talented people and creating favorable conditions for their self-fulfillment, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he talked to Belarusian scientists after the ceremony to present diplomas and professor certificates on 2 February, BelTA has learned.

“Belarus will always support talented and smart people. I swear. I am keeping an eye on it. People’s fates are the main priority for me, especially the fates of talented people. They are the legacy of our country. We cannot lose them,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.

At the beginning of the meeting the president said that this event is another opportunity to talk to sincere people who do not lie, do not hide their feelings and do not embellish things. “It is important for me to listen to your thoughts. Because you were lucky to find your way in the wonderful world of science. You are committed to the endless and fascinating study of nature and human beings,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The conversation was very substantial. The participants of the meeting discussed recent achievements in medicine, formation of Belarusian scientific schools and training of aspiring scientists, efforts to promote the export of Belarusian services and products, efficient connection between science and production, development prospects of sport, ideological work.

In the run-up to the Olympic Games in South Korea Alexander Lukashenko paid special attention to sport. He emphasized the importance to popularize mass sports and build a healthy nation. The president also spoke about the ideological dimension. “Sport is huge ideology. Athletes’ success inspires the whole nation. Sports events are watched by millions of people.” Therefore, the psychological condition of athletes and potential medal contenders representing the country at international competitions is very important.

The meeting also focused on the law making process and the necessity to adopt certain legal acts. Alexander Lukashenko spoke in favor of a more active involvement of leading experts from science in this process.

On the whole, the conversation between the Belarusian president and scientists was very warm and friendly.


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