President makes new appointments
On 10 April President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko made some new appointments and took a number of personnel-related decisions. The head of state made the following appointments:
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
Acting Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus
Head of the KGB Office for Vitebsk Oblast
Head of the Guard Department of the Interior Ministry
Chairman of the Republican Labor Arbitration
The President also approved the appointment of:
Deputy Foreign Minister
Chairman of the Braslav District Executive Committee
Head of the Central Counterintelligence Office of the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Head of the Central Office for Protecting the Constitutional System and Fight against Terrorism of the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Head of the Central Office for Counterintelligence Support of Law Enforcement and Audit Bodies, Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime of the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Director of the Geology Department of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry
Director General of the Belarusian state corporation for procuring, processing, and supplying waste metal, Director of the open joint-stock company Belvtorchermet
Director General of the open joint-stock company SvetlogorskKhimvolokno
Director of the open joint-stock company AGAT - Control Systems – Managing Company of Geoinformation Control Systems Holding Company
Aleksandr Lukashenko told Mikhail Rusyi: "I had no qualms about appointing you to this post. You do not have to get familiar with the state of affairs. You know your main responsibility area, which is agriculture, through and through".
The President stressed that agriculture is a promising export-oriented industry for Belarus. It is important to raise agricultural export up to $5-7 billion within the five-year term. The growth rate is fast, but it will be not easy to secure high performance, according to the head of state.
"I hope that the specific projects we agreed on in the field, at the farm, at specific facilities will be implemented even faster than we planned back then," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The President pointed out that a powerful candidate should be nominated for the post of the agriculture and food minister, someone as worthy as the previous minister.