MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – Science and scientists should play a much bigger role in the country's development, 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.
“I have recently said that science should play a more noticeable role, to put it mildly, in the development of the country. We should heighten the role of science and scientists dramatically. Instead of incentivizing scientists, we should create a situation where scientists are pushing industries into new technological paradigms amidst a cut-throat competition. You have every right to do so,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.
The head of state believes that domestic science can do a lot: from artificial intelligence to vital medicines and technologies. “The Intellectual Belarus exhibition that traveled across all regions, clearly demonstrated this. We will soon build a huge exhibition complex, like nothing that Belarus has had before, to showcase these achievements,” the president announced.