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04 June 2020, 12:56

Dmitry Krutoi appointed deputy head of Belarus President Administration

Dmitry Krutoi. An archive photo
Dmitry Krutoi. An archive photo

MINSK, 4 June (BelTA) - Dmitry Krutoi, who until now worked as the first deputy prime minister, will work as deputy head of the Presidential Administration, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko announced the appointment today, BelTA has learned.

In turn, Valery Belsky, who until now worked in this position, will take up the post of Aide to the President of Belarus. He will deal not only with economic issues, but also with overseeing the banking sector.

Aleksandr Lukashenko described Dmitry Krutoi as a young and promising professional. “I want him to grow into a good government executive. He needs more experience, not only that of the Economy Ministry. Deputy Prime Minister for Economy - and that's it... Time will pass (it flies fast). He will look back and understand that he lacks this, that... He needs to gain more experience. Let him learn the ropes of the work of the President Administration. He has enough knowledge. He is still young. Then he will learn the economics of farms, enterprises (I will organize him this) look at the work of the government from the outside. His functions will primarily those of a filter in the economy. No unprofessional or poorly-crafted decision should reach the level of the president,” the head of state said.

“This work will rest on his shoulders and the shoulders of Valery Belsky in the President Administration. These are two persons who have slightly different ways of working,” the Belarusian leader said.

As for Valery Belsky's duties, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Yes, there is a lot to learn. This is the gap which I see in the president's work. I have never had an aide who would deal with these issues. The president's functions and powers are to coordinate and control the activities of the branches of the power. The president must have key figures in these areas.”

The president hopes that Valery Belsky, being an experienced, competent and educated person, will be up to the task. “He is a doctor of economic sciences, with a wealth of first-hand knowledge. We lack such people in the government. This is the future of our country. I have big hopes for it,” the Belarusian leader said.

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