MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) – Igor Brylo has been appointed agriculture and food minister of Belarus. The personnel decision was voiced by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 10 February, BelTA has learned.
Before the appointment Igor Brylo was first deputy agriculture and food minister.
The head of state noted that Igor Brylo had already got accustomed to working in the ministry, knows agriculture, has the right understanding of things, including ideology. “This job is quite demanding. Therefore, I will be very happy if you succeed in your new role,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said addressing Igor Brylo.
“Just don't try to cater to anyone's wishes. Our governors are vested with a lot of power. Now they are stronger than ever before. You will have to communicate with them [governors], share power and responsibility with them. You already know very well what is your scope of authority and what is theirs. Therefore, you should be principled and demanding, including towards Ivan Krupko [who was recently appointed Gomel Oblast governor], although he was the agriculture minister while you were his deputy,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also spoke about the personality of the new minister. “To be honest, I personally tried to put you to the test several times. I have not found any flaws according to my criteria so far,” he said.