MINSK, 27 January (BelTA) – The attention paid to the president's address to the Belarusian nation and the parliament is traditionally great. Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova made the statement at an extraordinary session of the seventh-convocation Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, BelTA has learned.
In her words, the extraordinary session of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament is starting ahead of one of the key events in the country's life – the president's address to the nation and the parliament. Natalya Kochanova said that attention paid to the address is traditionally strong. By addressing representatives of all the regions, the head of state conveys principled evaluations of ongoing events and processes, justifies the government's political stance, and mobilizes the society towards the realization of the most important decisions, the senator explained.
The head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament stressed that this year's address will take place in a special period of Belarus' history. She referred to the upcoming constitutional referendum and serious plans regarding future development of the country as well as unprecedented international events.