Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made new appointments on 7 December.
The head of state appointed:
Vladimir Astapenko Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Argentina with concurrent accreditation in Uruguay;
Alexander Sidoruk Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of South Africa with concurrent accreditation in Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia.
The president also approved the appointment of:
Sergei Redyuk as Head of the Sovetsky District Administration of Gomel;
Dmitry Lebed as Head of the Tsentralny District Administration of Gomel;
Sergei Savitsky as Chairman of the Uzda District Executive Committee;
Sergei Kulagin as Chairman of the Gorki District Executive Committee;
Leonid Batyanovsky as Belarus’ Consul General to Guangzhou (the People’s Republic of China).
Alina Korbut as Rector of the BelarusianStateUniversity of Culture and Arts;
Irina Kiturko as Rector of the YankaKupalaGrodnoStateUniversity;
Andrei Kartun as Deputy Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade;
Andrei Khmel as Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection;
Ivan Smilgin as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food – Director of the Veterinary and Food Control Department;
Mikhail Mironchik as Director of the Education Quality Control Department at the Education Ministry;
Mikhail Puchilo as Director General of ZAO Belarusian Oil Company;
Gennady Grebnev as a member of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee.