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04 May 2022, 15:14

Belarusian senators awarded

Natalya Kochanova and Igor Sergeyenko
Natalya Kochanova and Igor Sergeyenko

MINSK, 4 May (BelTA) – Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko bestowed state awards upon Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova and some other senators upon instructions of the head of state at a session of the seventh-convocation Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on 4 May. The awards were presented in recognition of active and fruitful work in preparing the nationwide referendum on amending the Constitution, including as part of the Constitutional Commission, BelTA has learned.

Igor Sergeyenko said: “Discussion about the draft Constitution was truly nationwide. Citizens submitted over 8,000 queries during the discussion period. It may be the first time in the history of sovereign Belarus that such a large-scale event has been held. Today it is obvious that on the whole the event proceeded in an organized manner and on a massive scale. People went to the polls and expressed their will with interest. And today upon the president's instructions I am authorized to present state awards and awards of the presidential administration to the head of the Council of the Republic and some members of the Council of the Republic.”

In particular, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova was awarded Presidential Thanks in recognition of many years of fruitful work, high professionalism, considerable personal contribution to state construction, and active participation in public and political life. Chairman of the Legislation and State Construction Commission Sergei Sivets was awarded a Medal for Labor Merits. Certificates of merit of the Belarus President Administration were bestowed upon Chairwoman of the Economy, Budget, and Finance Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Tatiana Runets, Chairman of the Regional Policy and Local Self-Government Commission Mikhail Rusy, and Head of the Information and Analysis Office of the Secretariat of the Council of the Republic Yekaterina Rechits.

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