Nature and environment
"I am a person whose credo is nature."
"For every one of us a careful attitude to the environment should become a way of life. For countries and unions it should become a top priority."Address to participants and guests of the 15th National Environmental Forum, 7 June 2019
"Nature is a godsend, we should preserve it and pass it on to our kids and grandkids in an even better state."Instruction to a new natural resources and environmental protection minister, 14 September 2017
"The way you treat nature and animals is the way your life will unfold."Press conference for Russian regional mass media, 17 November 2016
"Belarus is a beautiful country of many lakes and rivers, and this is what makes it so great. Foreigners coming here, especially from Western Europe, are always stunned by clean towns, villages, forests, and lakes. There are some shortcomings. I can see them as well as others can. And I keep an eye on these things. In order to keep them clean and beautiful, we have to put efforts into environmental protection."Meeting with students and professors of medical universities, 13 December 2019
"It is essential to keep our land clean and tidy. Cleanliness is our brand. All people arriving in our country say that we live in harmony with nature, that we have created good conditions for living. People need clear air, land and forests to stay healthy. This is why I pay such close attention to farmlands and forest resources. And my demands will only grow tougher in the future."Government conference to improve the legislation on the protection and use of land, 21 May 2015
"Enough with this plastic. In addition to poisoning people we litter the environment. Our country will soon become a piece of garbage. This is why it has to stop. We have plenty of paper and glass. Let’s make use of them. It may be more expensive but people will understand they will stay healthy if they pay a bit more."Visit to the Students Village ahead of the 2nd European Games, 11 May 2019