MINSK, 10 June (BelTA) – The government should accommodate people, not the other way round, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the national seminar-conference to discuss new methods and forms of public communication at the grassroots level, BelTA has learned.
“The time has come to understand that it is not the public who should accommodate the interests of the government, but it is the government who should reach out to the people. This is how the social role of the public is changing: people turn from petitioners into our partners,” the head of state said.
He noted that the country knows how to harness the energy of people, real patriots who are ready to lend a shoulder to the state. There are good examples of collaboration between public associations and the government to support people who need special protection.
“We are ready to support those who prove their stance by deeds: helping those in need, not pitting Belarusians against each other or bringing confusion into our calm and measured life. In other words, there will always be work for all those who really care, who want to be useful to people,” the Belarusian leader stressed.