MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – Everyone should serve the national idea both in word and in deed, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he delivered his annual Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 31 March, BelTA has learned.
“For more than a quarter of a century, there has been a tradition in our country to deliver the annual address to the Belarusian people and the parliament. This is a kind of political dialogue involving everyone: the president, the government, officials and executives of all levels, MPs, public associations and the general public,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The questions that are raised during the address concern every Belarusian, the president emphasized. “We discuss relevant topics and burning issues. Our decisions are underpinned by the desire to preserve peace, to increase our national wealth, to ensure social justice. These are our democratic values, true values,” the head of state said.
“Even more than that: this is the core of our national idea that was clearly defined by the current time. And we all must serve this idea both in word and in deed, especially now when there is less and less space on the planet for a safe and decent life,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.