Outgoing parliament adds vivid page to Belarus’ history, president says

Other News Materials 23 October 2008 17:33 (UTC +04:00)

By their fruitful work the deputies of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus of the third convocation have added a vivid page to the history of the Belarusian state, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at the final joint session of the two chambers of the National assembly of the third convocation on October 23, reported Belta.

"Protection of the constitution, securing peace and consent in the society, implementation of the principles of the social justice have become the most important areas of the activity of all branches of power," the Head of State said.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, the latest four-year parliamentary cycle coincided with one of the most important periods of Belarus' modern history. There were complicated processes going on in international relations and on the national scale. The tendency towards the dictate from the position of force got exposed in international relations, confrontation between the nations increased. "New threats have approached closely to the Belarusian border. We cannot overlook this factor in our policy," the President said.

The Head of State reminded the deputies of the depressive phenomena in the world economy that grew into the global financial crisis and deep economic recession in most countries. In that situation it was imperative that Belarus should deal well with the blows of the world market. The political situation inside the country was unfavourable too: destructive forces with foreign assistance tried to thrust a deadlock path of development on the Belarusian nation.

"Having consolidated all the strength we were able to respond to the present-day global challenges," the President of Belarus said.