MINSK, 29 December (BelTA) – Presidential interviews are set to continue, Press Secretary of the Belarus President Natalya Eismont said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.
“The president is ready to talk to everyone. We have an absolutely clear plan to continue this work. It is important for us to be heard in all regions and all countries. We will continue to allocate time for that. We have entered an era of unprecedented openness. We will talk to everybody,” the spokeswoman said.
According to Natalya Eismont, this year the interest in interviews from the foreign media has increased many times. This is also influenced by the intensity of the information agenda and the overwhelming number of newsbreaks. The press secretary stated that if a few years ago this or that newsbreak, some acute moment could become an event of a week or a month, now such things come one after another and overlap each other sometimes within a few hours.
“More and more information waves are coming. Of course, in this weird information race, we have always needed to make sure that everyone could hear us. We took a high tempo at some point and decided that we were going to talk as much as we could, despite the fact that the head of state has a very busy schedule,” the press secretary said.
Natalya Eismont added that an interview is more complicated than any other everyday event the president takes part in. “An interview requires a huge emotional commitment. Especially when the president is interviewed by a person with a particular agenda. The president needs to get through to this person and through him to the audience he or she represents,” the press secretary said.