Alexander Lukashenko says 2010-2015 were difficult but fruitful for Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko says 2010-2015 were difficult but fruitful for Belarus

President Alexander Lukashenko has presented state awards. The ceremony took place on December 2 at the Palace of Independence. According to the head of state, for the last five years, Belarus has taken steps forward, and this is thanks to people who on December 2 received honorary titles and medals.

Alexander Lukashenko said warm words to Belarusians whose enterprises became a real brand. Farmers were also among the awardees. Their successful work allows ensuring food security of Belarus. Artists and athletes, said the President, also glorify Belarus far beyond its borders.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
Dear friends. Most recently, at the All-Belarus People's Assembly, we summed up the past five years. It was a difficult stage in the development of our society. We had difficulties, but there were also successes. In general, during this period, Belarus has made a step forward in its development. Today's ceremony is the first of a series of events to honor the best workers of those five years. I especially want to emphasize this. I address warm words of appreciation in the first place to those who linked their fate with professional production sphere. The enterprises are actively introducing advanced development and new technical solutions that can improve product quality, reduce its costs. Your achievements in the current difficult times suggest that a true success will come thanks to your initiative, professionalism and responsible attitude. Today we honor the workers of agriculture. In your face, we pay tribute to domestic farmers, who work selflessly, mastering advanced technologies and achieve excellent results. In this room, there is a large group of representatives of law enforcement agencies, among them soldiers and officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Take a word of appreciation for the fact that you protect the most precious thing for human society, for the country - peace and quiet in our homes. Among the awardees recipients today are of course doctors, representatives of the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, the Minsk regional maternity hospital. Dear friends, today you have acquired a truly national recognition for your services to the Motherland. Let the memories of this day become an incentive for you to new achievements. I wish peace to your home, health, happiness and success in all good endeavors. And let me now present you these deserved awards.

Honorary distinctions were received by medical doctors, scientists, representatives of law enforcement agencies. All in all, the list of awardees includes 36 people.