MINSK, 6 August (BelTA) – In an interview with the famous Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned the key quality he thinks a head of state should have, BelTA has learned.
Many of the questions the Belarusian head of state was asked focused on mutual relations with leaders of neighboring countries and Aleksandr Lukashenko's overall views on presidency as a profession. “Trust me as an experienced president: you cannot become a president if you are not born a president. If nature didn't give you a presidential kernel (or something like that), you are not going to be a president,” Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced.
In his words, a true president should be able to feel his or her nation and contrariwise the nation should feel the president. “You have to have a connection with the nation. It is the most important thing for a president. And it has to be a nature's gift,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.