MINSK, 16 May (BelTA) – Recommendations on pursuing a single state policy in the sphere of historical memory will be worked out in Belarus. Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko mentioned it at a session of the National Council on Historical Policy, BelTA has learned.
Igor Sergeyenko said that a protocol of the head of state's instructions had been compiled after the president's latest address to the nation and the parliament. One of the instructions concerns the operation of the council. “Work of our council should be aimed at realizing this instruction this year: ‘The National Council on Historical Policy has to work out recommendations on pursuing a single state policy in the sphere of historical memory and recommendations on organizing the work meant to bolster national self-awareness on the basis of scientific approaches and principles of history of Belarusian statehood',” the head of the Belarus President Administration noted.
According to Igor Sergeyenko, the council's efforts last year and this year will help achieve this goal. But it is necessary to update this work and possibly fill it with new content, he stressed.
The National Council on Historical Policy under the Belarus President Administration was set up by the executive order of the head of state on 4 February 2022, in the Year of Historical Memory. Humanities scholars, public figures, representatives of political parties and public associations, the expert community, government agencies and organizations contribute their work to the council as a public service. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus plays the key role in the council's work. The academy is entrusted with organizational, expert, analytical, scientific, and methodological support for the council's work.