MINSK, 24 January (BelTA) – As many young people as possible should go and see the science and technology exhibition Intellectual Belarus. The expo should be also taken to the regions of the country, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting to discuss the social and political situation and the crime rate in the country, BelTA has learned.
The head of state stressed that the exhibition was very popular with visitors, that there were requests to extend its work, which was done following the instruction of the president. "The exhibition stayed open for just three days. This is not right. Then came a flood of requests, including from the regions, to extend the Intellectual Belarus expo in order to draw more young people. They all are glued to their phones, iPhones, etc. and are convinced that nothing is being built or designed in the country. But those who have been to the expo cannot stop gushing being amazed at what the country can design and manufacture," the Belarusian leader said.
It is especially important, according to the head of state, to organize visits of students of colleges, technical schools and universities: "They need to see the expo, the future. About a thousand exhibits are on display, and they are about our future, prospects."
The Belarusian regions also showed a great interest in the event but not everyone was able to come to Minsk to see it. "The regions are asking to bring the expo to them. We need to showcase our R&D achievements in the regional centers, large cities," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. "Let them see what our scientists are doing, and what future and perspective our country has."