MINSK, 25 January (BelTA) – The conference hall of the House of Football in Minsk hosted a discussion of the draft amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus. Taking part in the discussion were member of the Council of the Republic Dmitry Baskov and Chairman of the Standing Commission on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives Igor Marzalyuk, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation.
“Less than a month, on 27 February, we will take part in a referendum on the amendments and additions to the Constitution of Belarus. The current version of this fundamental law played a significant role in the development of our young state, but at a time when small nations and peoples are struggling for survival, we need to update the Constitution to ensure the stability of our economic growth and preserve a strong institution of power,” Dmitry Baskov noted.
In addition, in line with the new Constitution, Belarus will continue to be a welfare state with a focus on education, traditional family values, support for orphans and children left without parental care, as well as the elderly and people with disabilities, Dmitry Baskov noted.
“Citing the proposed additions to Article 21 of the Constitution, each of us must show social responsibility, make a feasible contribution to the development of society and the state in order to maintain peace in Belarus and not let anyone on the other side of the Atlantic destroy the things that have been created during the years of sovereignty,” Dmitry Baskov added.
Igor Marzalyuk made a detailed presentation on the amendments and additions to the Constitution of Belarus submitted to the nationwide referendum due on 27 February. The MP emphasized the importance of preserving the historical memory and sovereignty of the country, promoting traditional family values and ensuring social justice.