MINSK, 14 December (BelTA) – Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko has set tasks for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as he introduced new Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik to the staff of the ministry, BelTA has learned.
“The following tasks are set for the new minister of foreign affairs. The first one is to revitalize the ministry, to update foreign economy and foreign policy tasks, to set clear and tangible targets for each unit and diplomatic mission, and to take the fulfillment of these targets under strict control. The second task is to join efforts with the government and the Belarus President Administration in order to work out proposals in the shortest possible time for optimizing the network of diplomatic missions based on the current situation and priority tasks. The third task is to straighten things out with personnel, bring in fresh blood from the real sector of the economy, from manufacturing. The fourth task is to balance operations in the eastern and western vectors of our foreign policy proceeding from our interests,” said Roman Golovchenko.
He expressed confidence that Sergei Aleinik will use his extensive experience and knowledge of the system to ensure continuity in the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will set new tasks for the ministry.
“And in conclusion, the most important message: a diplomat is a citizen of the Republic of Belarus. In whatever country they work, whatever functions they perform, they must first of all be patriots, living examples of honest and selfless service to the Motherland. Such diplomats, whatever country they represented, entered the history of international relations,” the prime minister emphasized.