MINSK, 29 March (BelTA) – The country's security and sustainable economic development amidst the sanctions are expected to be raised by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in his annual Address to the Belarusian People and the National Assembly scheduled for 31 March, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov told reporters, BelTA has learned.
“The Address to the Belarusian People and the National Assembly will undoubtedly arouse great interest and will find plenty of resonance. I believe that the president will touch upon matters related to politics and economy, manufacturing, energy, and science. We need to ensure sustainable economic development and the country's security under the sanctions and the overall external pressure. I think the head of state will talk about it,” said Vladimir Gusakov.
Interaction with Russia and China are also high on the agenda. “In recent years, Belarus and Russia have implemented more than 50 programs, of them over 20 programs were carried out by the National Academy of Sciences alone. We have made great progress in fundamental and applied sciences, instrument making. At present, 28 Union State integration programs are running. Cooperation with China is also important, because China is our friend and partner,” the chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences noted.