Meeting with MPs of House of Representatives and members of Council of Republic

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The MPs of the outgoing convocation have demonstrated reliability and loyalty to the people, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with the MPs of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the seventh convocation on 21 March.

“It is an important day in the political life of the country as we summarize the work of the outgoing parliament. Such meetings have become a good tradition,” the head of state said. “The work of the MPs of the outgoing convocation deserves high assessment. Apart from being professional, you have proved reliable and loyal to the Belarusian people.”

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, time runs fast. “We have not noticed how the new term of our parliament has ended. Life passes in stages in the same way. The most important thing is what we will leave behind. The current parliament, the authorities have something to say and have something to leave in this period for our people, our children, those who will come after us,” the president said.

He emphasized that the MPs of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic of the seventh convocation succeeded as politicians and proved themselves worthy of the high title of people's representatives. “You had to work in a special period of Belarus’ modern history, when time tested our strength as never before.”

In his speech, the head of state recalled a number of challenges the country has faced in recent years. These included the pandemic, which in the blink of an eye changed the usual conditions of life and economy; political events of 2020, when homegrown extremists with the help of Western foreign sponsors encroached on the foundations of the Belarusian statehood.

“In those difficult days, the majority of MPs experienced monstrous psychological pressure from radicals of various kinds,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “There were attempts to intimidate MPs, senators, their relatives and friends. There were even direct threats with physical violence. The plan of the coup instigators was clear - to sow confusion and split in the government bodies. Their plans, as we all know, completely failed.”