Commission to slim down government agencies set up in Belarus

    A government commission has been set up in Belarus to work out proposals regarding the optimization of the structure, personnel requirements, and functions of government agencies. President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed the relevant executive order.

    The commission will be chaired by Head of the Belarus President Administration Andrei Kobyakov. Aide to the Belarus President Natalia Petkevich will be Deputy Chairperson of the commission. The commission will also include heads of several government bodies.

    The newly set up commission will have to submit the relevant proposals to the Belarus President by 30 December 2012.