MINSK, 1 March (BelTA) – The meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with representatives of the general public and expert community, Belarusian and foreign mass media on 1 March lasted for nearly 7.5 hours, BelTA has learned.
Over 200 people took part in the Big Conversation with the President. The number included not only reporters but also representatives of various spheres – political analysts, economists, real economy sector specialists, representatives of public associations and religious confessions.
The head of state answered dozens of questions relating to a broad spectrum of matters. Alexander Lukashenko spoke in detail about priorities in Belarus' domestic and foreign policies, about mutual relations with Russia, China, CIS states, and other countries. Alexander Lukashenko spoke sincerely and at length about problems in economy, production sector, agriculture, social sphere. He drew attention to the measures being taken to resolve the problems.
In addition to asking questions participants of the meeting put forward initiatives, expressed their points of view, and debated things with the head of state. The dialogue continued even during a brief recess – Alexander Lukashenko was answering questions while talking informally to experts and mass media representatives.
BelTA readers also submitted questions to the Belarusian head of state. Their total number exceeded 2,000. Most of them referred to specific life situations or problems, shortcomings at the local level. The head of state assured that all the messages will be analyzed and summarized. People will be informed about the resulting decisions even before the Belarus president's annual address to the nation and the parliament.