Anatoly Lappo appointed Chairman of Belarus’ State Border Committee

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Anatoly Lappo has been appointed Chairman of the Belarusian State Border Committee. The appointment was made by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 29 December.

The head of state remarked that it is needed to enhance the protection of the state border and raise the efficiency of the State Border Committee. It is especially important in run-up to the New Year celebrations.

“You have been selected for this post from a number of candidates. You know everything. There are no secrets for you in the border troops,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “It is needed to solve all problems. You will do it using your experience of work in the border protection system. You were the head of the border checkpoint, you know all the nuances.”

The President paid special attention to the optimization of the agency. “You know what has to be done. It is needed to optimize the agency. You will be able to use the resources that will be saved. But the impeccable service of border guards is the main thing. They should be impartial. You must protect the state border,” the head of state stressed and added that the violations of the state border are inadmissible.

“You are military people and must do your best to protect the border, our Fatherland. This is the main priority for you,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “Do not forget that border guards are part of the Armed Forces. The quality of their training is very important.”

The President also praised the achievements of Leonid Maltsev at various posts. “He has done a lot for the country. His experience is very useful,” the head of state said.