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15 January 2021, 11:25

Opinion: Belarus is a country of opportunities

Yegor Makarevich. An archive photo
Yegor Makarevich. An archive photo

MINSK, 15 January (BelTA) – Belarus is a country of opportunities for young people who can fulfill their potential and achieve their goals here, Chairman of the Youth Parliament at Belarus' National Assembly Yegor Makarevich told the ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned.

“I strongly believe that I am lucky (I say this all the time and I am not going to change my mind) to live in a country of opportunities,” Yegor Makarevich said.

According to him, he is a living example proving that young people can be a success in Belarus. According to the chairman of the youth parliament, there are many professionals in various areas of expertise among his peers. Their professional success was possible due to the enabling environment created in the country. “It is absolutely incomprehensible to me how you can criticize the country that gave you the opportunity to grow, to achieve everything,” he said.

The presenter of the program, head of the ONT TV channel Marat Markov asked the young parliamentarian how he would approach possible criticism that he has lived his whole life under one president and he simply has not seen an alternative. “We could talk about this if we did not live in the 21st century, if there were no total digitalization, globalization, ability to move. Today, when you live in an absolutely open space, you can compare, travel, communicate with peers living abroad. One cannot say that this is some kind of one-sided thinking,” the youth parliament leader said.

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