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21 March 2024, 12:47

Lukashenko: Belarus is entering new development stage 

MINSK, 21 March (BelTA) – Belarus is entering new development stage, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with the outgoing deputies of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation, BelTA has learned.

"The MPs have amended the fundamental laws on the President, the National Assembly, the government, and constitutional proceedings. A fundamentally new Code of Civil Procedure has been passed. The Electoral Code, the Code on the Judiciary and the Status of Judges and a number of other equally important documents have been updated. Of course, the Law on the All-Belarusian People's Assembly merits special attention. With the formation of this constitutional body, the country, in fact, will enter a new development," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

Separately, the head of state noted the new Law on the Foundations of Civil Society which is designed to unlock the potential of constructive civic engagement. Under the amended laws on political parties and public associations, political organizations shall strictly follow the Constitution. 

"An important part of our work was the adoption of legislative acts and decisions to support the economy. The MPs in close cooperation with appropriate state bodies, ministries, and the government promptly created the necessary legal conditions to ensure sustainable economic growth. A number of laws have been adopted to protect the national interests a a time of sanctions. This helped ensure the rhythmic operation of enterprises, preserve labor collectives and generally contributed to the country's economic security," the president said.

Among the important laws in regulation of economic relations are the new Land Code, the Code on Architectural, Urban Planning and Construction Activities. The economic legislation has undergone serious adjustments too. The Parliament has adopted laws on employers' associations, on licensing, on insurance activities, and on investments.

"These and other legislative acts will significantly strengthen the national economy," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “A strong social policy has always been a signature feature of the Belarusian state. In recent years, we have made a number of relevant decisions in education, healthcare, social welfare, culture, and youth policy."

"In the context of the hybrid war unleashed against our country, most of the adopted laws are, in one way or another, related to ensuring national security. In response to the escalation of the military threat around Belarus, you have amended the legislation to ramp up the defense potential of Belarus," the head of state recalled.
Thus, the Law on the People's Militia has been adopted, and the necessary legal prerequisites have been created for the development of military-technical cooperation in the Union State and the CSTO.

"Individual bills were adopted at your initiative. Tough pre-emptive measures have been taken to combat terrorism, extremism, illegal migration and drug trafficking. A number of serious decisions have been passed to ensure the information and cybersecurity and protecting personal data," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. "The great work done by the Mps to uphold the historical truth has also contributed to the effort to strengthen national security."
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