• "Investment in youth is investment in our future."

  • "Motivated, educated, proactive youth is actually a strategic development resource for any country. The way we will bring up our successors, the way we will prepare them for adult life will shape the future of the state and determine the progress or decline of the society."

    5th All-Belarus People’s Congress, 22 June 2016
  • "All parents want their children to be happy. They want to give all the best to their children and teach them every skill they might need in the future. The state is also committed to bringing up intelligent youth. Please remember that your Motherland is right here, that in your native country your talents may blossom and truly inspire you to fulfill all ideas and plans."

    Reception marking Independence Day, 1 July 2017
  • "The main objective of the state is to give young people a springboard in life and to provide basic guarantees of confidence in the future."

    4th All-Belarus People’s Congress, 6-7 December 2010
  • "As I meet with young people, I always see smart, talented, caring boys and girls. Today we can and should rely on their knowledge, intellect, bravery, and audacity in a good sense. Our children should see and feel that we need them, that their country needs them."

    Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, 19 April 2019
  • "Young Belarusians have the most important thing – a peaceful, beautiful, independent country. There are traditions, a rich cultural and spiritual legacy. There is a heroic history they should be proud of. Young people in any state dream about living and working in a stable and normal country."

    Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, 19 April 2019
  • "Almost a third of our citizens were born in sovereign Belarus. They are boys and girls who look at the world from the perspective of a citizen of an independent European state. It is time to actively engage these young people in the country’s political life."

    Meeting with students, listeners, and lecturers of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of Belarus, 18 October 2019
  • "Patriotism, confidence in the future of their country, and the desire to make it better are the key things young people should have today."

    4th All-Belarus People’s Congress, 6-7 December 2010
  • "I would like you to always be able to find truth in the endless avalanche of information. Learn how to verify things, don’t accept everything in good faith, think about what you read or watch on the web. Learn to counteract manipulations and discern truth from untruth. You can easily swim the information stream, yet you must not lose spiritual values, principles of our nation’s morale. You should remain citizens of your country."

    42nd congress of the BRSM Youth Union, 20 January 2015
  • "I’ve never smoked in my life. But I believe that smoking is a greater evil than drinking alcohol. This is why I ask young people: you’d better go in for sports instead of wasting time drinking and smoking. It will be better for you. It will be better for us, all Belarusians."

    Press conference, 17 September 2002