Aleksandr Lukashenko makes new appointments
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko made several personnel decisions on 30 June. The head of state appointed:
|Lilia Ananich||Information Minister|
|Gennady Palchik||Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission|
|Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus|
|Andrei Yermolovich||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
|Alexander Ponomarev||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Syrian Arab Republic|
|Anatoly Stepus||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Estonia|
|Viktor Shikh||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Commonwealth of Australia and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to New Zealand on concurrent|
|Ilona Durasova||member of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus|
|Roman Golovchenko||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on concurrent|
|Dmitry Kuptel||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kenya on concurrent|
The President also approved the appointment of:
|Vasily Cherednik||Chairman of the Senno District Executive Committee|
|Ivan Naumenko||Chairman of the Zhlobin District Executive Committee|
|Alexei Yasonov||Chairman of the Korma District Executive Committee|
|Alexander Navnyko||Chairman of the Petrikov District Executive Committee|
|Viktor Koleda||Chairman of the Logoisk District Executive Committee|
|Vladimir Piskizhev||Chairman of the Gorki District Executive Committee|
|Alexander Kulik||First Deputy Forestry Minister|
|Vadim Bogush||First Deputy Education Minister|
|Dmitry Krutoy||Deputy Economy Minister|
|Valery Kulakovsky||First Deputy Justice Minister|
|Yevgeny Kovalenko||Deputy Justice Minister|
|Alexei Vasiliev||First Deputy Chairman of the State Property Committee|
|Alexander Kernozhitsky||Deputy Head of the Finances and Budget Policy Department of the Union State Permanent Committee|
|Fyodor Baleiko||member of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee|
|Sergei Feoktistov||member of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee|
|Vadim Sinyavsky||member of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee|
|Alexander Kovalchuk||member of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee|
“I strongly hope that you know all the drawbacks inside out and that you will organize the work of the ministry in the most effective way. Naturally, in this dramatic time you are taking on a heavy burden. It has never been easy in fact. It is not only a key position, it is also a highly responsible position, the President said as he appointed Lilia Ananich Information Minister.
“I would really be glad if you could bring something new to the ministry after many years of work there. However, the most important thing is to make sure that the ministry works like a clock,” the head of state said.
When appointing heads of scientific associations, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that is necessary to improve the quality of preparing of theses. “Make sure that everything is fair and decent and put the Higher Attestation Commission to rights,” the President said addressing Gennady Palchik.
“The requirements should be tougher. It might be better to abandon Soviet practices when the commission had a more lenient approach to applicants in a bid to have more people with academic degrees,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “It is not our way. It is okay if there are many people with academic titles if they deserve these titles. If not, let it be none of them at all,” he added.
The President appointed Piotr Kazakevich Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB). “I really hope that you will be a great help to the Chairman of the NASB and the eyes of the President and will not let people do things they are not supposed to do,” he noted.
When appointing new ambassador, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that they should do their utmost to enhance economic cooperation between Belarus and the countries where they will work. The President stressed that he wants diplomats to make concrete proposals.
The head of state emphasized that municipal authorities should work honestly. Aleksandr Lukashenko said that no manifestations of corruption will be tolerated in Belarus.
In the run-up to Belarus’ Independence Day and the 70th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invasion the head of state gave instructions to set in order memorials and other landmarks.