MINSK, 5 August (BelTA) – Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova took part in a meeting of the Belarusian Youth Parliament of the second convocation on 5 August, BelTA has learned.
According to Natalya Kochanova, the youth play a crucial role in the social policy of the state. “You know what attention Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko pays to young people, supports them in every possible way. The president always says that you are the future of our country. The future of our country largely depends on you, your ideas, initiatives, your attitude to the country and the people, the support you give to the authorities in promoting the tasks we face,” she said in her welcoming speech.
The chairwoman of the Council of the Republic emphasized that the Youth Parliament of the first convocation had to work in difficult times. “Their election took place in 2020. The country witnessed serious changes within the following two years, but the council proved itself effective: the young people introduced good traditions that should be continued. The initiatives put forward by the young people were supported. It is important that such a movement resonates with young people. When we hold meetings with young people, many are interested in joining the Youth Council. Today, the Council comprises representatives from all Belarusian regions - 138 people from all district centers and cities will now work shoulder to shoulder with us. Among them are young people who live in small district centers, who should also feel the pulse of this life. I was surprised that of these 138 representatives, 128 are people with higher education, and almost all of them are the working youth. Only a few are students. The rest are employed: in agriculture, education, and healthcare. We can see how well prepared they are, because the questions they voice at our meetings are the questions of absolutely mature people who understand the processes taking place both in our country and worldwide very well,” Natalya Kochanova said.
At the end of the meeting the speaker of the Council of the Republic congratulated the members of the Presidium of the Youth Parliament and presented them with badges, souvenirs and flowers.