Aleksandr Lukashenko makes personnel decisions
On 28 September President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko made a number of personnel decisions. The head of state has appointed:
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of India, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka with concurrent accreditation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Gabonese Republic, the Republic of Gambia, the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Mali, the Republic of Senegal, and the Togolese Republic with concurrent accreditation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Iraq with concurrent accreditation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Mozambique, and the Republic of Namibia with concurrent accreditation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Equador with concurrent accreditation
The President also approved the appointment of:
First Deputy Chairman of Minsk City Hall
Deputy Chairman of Minsk City Hall
Head of the Partizansky District Administration of the City of Minsk
Head of the Tsentralny District Administration of the City of Minsk
Director General of Belarusian Oil Company
Director General of Belresursy trade and production association
Director General of Keramin OAO
Chairman of the Board of the Belarusian Bank of Development and Reconstruction Belinvestbank
Appointing Vitaly Prima as the Ambassador of Belarus to India and Sri Lanka with concurrent accreditation, the head of state stressed that this region is very important for Belarus, first of all, from the point of view of industry.
“India is a very promising market for us; it is a huge country with huge consumption of all kinds of products. I have been to India, they think very much of us. They are ready to collaborate with us, starting from commodity supplies to R&D solutions and research projects. They need our technologies, however we do not work there hard enough,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Approving the appointment of several Minsk administration executives, the President emphasized that Minsk should become an exemplary city, including its administration.
“To tell you the truth, I have twice had the desire to lock the Minsk city hall late at night, seal all doors for 24 hours and appoint a new mayor in the morning, maybe even a military man, an ‘iron’ man, who would hire executives within a short time so that they could fire a lot of the personnel in the administrative body to make it lean and fit,” the head of state said.
“So I am sincerely in public repeating the desire I have had twice once again. I would love it to be the last time,” the President warned. “Expect no leniency. Understand me any way you want. You should be more interested in it than me, you are Minsk residents, you grew up here,” he added.
Aleksandr Lukashenko made it clear that red-tape practices in the operation of the Minsk City Executive Committee must be eradicated, particularly in work with investors. “A concrete answer must be given to a concrete question: yes or no. I need decisiveness, not red-taping. No long conferences, particularly in working hours, take it into account. And you should seek different views instead of nipping an initiative in the bud,” the head of state said.