MINSK, 29 October (BelTA) – Ivan Kubrakov has been appointed Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko announced the appointment on 29 October, BelTA has learned.
The head of state said that he was choosing the candidate for the post of the minister from among several experienced professionals, and chose Ivan Kubrakov for his experience and good knowledge of the situation in Minsk. “I studied all the candidates, consulted with specialists and chose Kubrakov from a dozen candidatures. First, the situation in Minsk is the most difficult today. You know it and you will have to deal with it. Of course, you will not be working alone. You will have assistants. There will be a new head of the Main Internal Affairs Department. You have gained a lot of useful experience on this post and, if the new head needs it, you will share it with him,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that this time he had a wide choice of candidates, as there is a new generation of law enforcers worthy for high state posts. “There are a lot of new specialists. This is very good. Before, it was really hard for me to find a candidate for high posts. Today we have new specialists, real patriots,” the president said.
The head of state stressed that Ivan Kubrakov also knows very well Aleksandr Barsukov, who worked as Deputy Internal Affairs Minister and was appointed Belarus president's aide in Minsk on 29 October. “He [the new president's aide in Minsk] will do his job in cooperation with others. He is an experienced and committed person. We will have a good team of specialists who understand each other well. Natalya Ivanovna [Kochanova], as the Commissioner for Minsk, will coordinate you work. I believe that Aleksandr Barsukov will be a good help to you. He will be proud that his good friend and co-worker has been appointed minister,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
“My plan was to create a symbiosis of experience, commitment, patriotism and talent. I hope you will succeed in this work,” the president stressed.