MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) – All conditions have been created in Belarus for self-fulfillment of women, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova said at the second edition of the national women's forum in the Palace of the Republic, BelTA has learned.
“Our maiden forum became a bright page in the history of sovereign Belarus. It consolidated us like never before in those difficult times. We thwarted attempts to tarnish the bright image of a Belarusian woman - a mother, a worker, a keeper of peace and family. Everything that we have done and are doing is for our native country and our people. It was not easy, but we joined forces,” Natalya Kochanova said.
The speaker emphasized that women are coming to play an increasingly important role in the modern world. “And, of course, you and I can and should do everything to maintain peace and accord,” she noted. “Back then we agreed that this forum should become a good tradition. This hall has brought together active and enterprising women from all regions of our country and from all walks of life, including women working in the manufacturing sector, agriculture, healthcare, education, culture and science, government agencies and business. I sincerely welcome you to this hall,” the speaker noted.
“Everything is in place in our country to help women fulfill themselves. Our highly-regarded president always supports women and is an example of selfless love and devotion to his people, his country. I wish you happiness, prosperity, love, new achievements for the benefit of our dear Belarus. Together we can do everything. Peace is in the hands of women,” Natalya Kochanova said.
Natalya Kochanova also read out the welcoming address of the president of Belarus to the forum participants.