Belarus' well-being depends on specific people's success, Alexander Lukashenko says presenting state awards

Belarus' well-being depends on specific people's success, Alexander Lukashenko says presenting state awards

The Belarus President has presented state awards today to over 40 Belarusians. They are the military, doctors, teachers, farmers, and workers of culture and sports.

The presentation of state awards on the eve of the New Year has become a good tradition. Among the recipients are people of different professions, but they share many years of experience and a desire to contribute to the development of the state. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the achievements of these people allow our country to evolve and look to the future. High awards should be an additional incentive for the professional growth and conquering new heights.  

Alexander Lukashenko:
The well-being of Belarus is of course made up of the successes of certain people: workers, employees, and managers. We value those who do not give up but is looking for solutions.
The year 2015 was very difficult. The world crisis, difficulties with our business partners, friends and neighbors had a negative impact on the Belarusian economy. Against this backdrop, your achievements are becoming more valuable. You have managed not only to withstand all these difficulties but also reach the higher levels in their professional activities. 
Our farmers faced with major obstacles in 2015. The prolonged drought in the summer has threatened the harvest of crops. Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, we were able to ensure the food security of our people. I am very pleased to see in this room a large group of our medical staff. You have proposed new methods of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of serious diseases. And today they are successfully used not only in Belarus, but also abroad.
We live in a difficult time. The planet becomes a large hotbed of conflicts. Our security forces have acted bravely to defend our land and people.
All of you, on your own example, have proven that patience, work, faithful to your vocation is stronger than any circumstances.