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Belarus President makes new appointments

5 December 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has appointed Igor Sergeyenko head of the Belarus President Administration. Olga Chupris has been appointed deputy head of the Belarus President Administration.

The previous head and deputy head of the Belarus President Administration will work in the parliament. Natalya Kochanova will work in the Council of the Republic on a presidential quota. Valery Mitskevich was elected to the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation.

At present Major-General Igor Sergeyenko is the first deputy chairman of the State Security Committee. Doctor of Judicial Sciences professor Olga Chupris is the vice rector for academic work and educational innovations of the Belarusian State University.

Besides, Aleksandr Lukashenko made a decision to assign a presidential quota in the Council of the Republic to Mikhail Rusy, Anatoly Isachenko and Sergei Rachkov.

“As for the Belarus President Administration, I approved your candidacy, Igor Petrovich [Sergeyenko]. There were many discussions. I decided in favor of your candidacy because your work at the State Security Committee had much in common with what the Belarus President Administration is doing. This includes issues involving the personnel and their integrity, political and social issues,” the head of state said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that the Belarus President Administration is the main political office of the head of state. “It took me a long time to consider different proposals. I think this job suits you. I talked to Vakulchik [KGB Chairman Valery Vakulchik], I warned him that he will work closely with the head of the Belarus President Administration. And Natalya Ivanovna [Kochanova] will not stay away from this job. She will help you and give advice if necessary. She has much experience. It is very difficult to work in the Belarus President Administration, and the job of the head of the Belarus President Administration is a hot pan,” the Belarusian leader remarked.

“You are a patriot, a committed and experienced person. You should do your best at work. When the new generation comes, they will continue what we have started and preserve the country. We must preserve the country now,” the president stressed.

Speaking about the appointment of Olga Chupris, the head of state said that she is a good scientist, a smart and experienced specialist. “We need such a person, a scientist right now (this is the demand of our life as well). This person should be able to explain difficult judicial terms and norms to people using the language of law and simpler notions, a person who can talk to every audience,” he remarked.

As the deputy head of the Belarus President Administration Olga Chupris will supervise issues involving legal regulation, organize work regarding the revision of the Constitution. “Amending the Constitution is in demand in our society. We have to, at least, revise certain provisions of the Constitution, reform the government, vest the government and the parliament with new authorities,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “Of course, the head of the Belarus President Administration will deal with it, but you will be in charge.”

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