MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has set forth a task to prepare for the All-Belarus People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state made the relevant statement as he met with Belarusian high-ranking officials on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
“We will continue moving forward. A new five-year period is ahead, and it should be a breakthrough for Belarus. In the coming years, the country should enter the sixth technological mode, which means further economic development of the state, including its own energy, environmentally friendly and competitive production, high-quality products meeting the level of world standards,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that the All-Belarus People's Congress is scheduled for December or January. “It is a very important body, a special form of power in the country, which back then, in the mid-1990s, saved the country,” he said.
The president emphasized that he gathered the first such event, the people's forum, to rely on people, to appeal to them to help save the country. “Support me, and I will do everything to save the country. I have fulfilled that promise. It was a great meeting,” the head of state said.
Speaking about the forthcoming All-Belarus People's Congress, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that the meeting would be held to discuss social, political and economic issues, plans and the main stages of development of Belarus for the next five years. “There we will need to draw a plan, including constitutional changes. Before that we should decide on the parties and other issues. Therefore, the preparations for the All-Belarus People's Congress is the most important political task for now,” the president said.
He instructed the heads of the Belarus President Administration and the government, heads of the oblast executive committees and the Minsk City Hall to take a careful look into the matter of electing delegates.
“It will be a nationwide dialogue. Therefore representatives of all layers of society, all social and professional groups, patriotic associations and parties, deputies of all levels should take part in the forum. Delegates should represent every large industrial enterprise,” the president said.