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The Belarusian president's annual Address to the Belarusian People and the Parliament is a vision of the future, Director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research (BISR) Oleg Makarov told the media, BelTA has learned.
“It is difficult to foresee or speak of any expectations. It is clear that there are a number of economy and development-related issues, set by the head of state at the recent outcome meeting of the Council of Ministers. These are the topics of Belarus' economic development, new vectors, new markets, and the social sector. This is the priority for our country, the priority for the president of Belarus. We expect from his every address a vision of the future, of how we should live further,” Oleg Makarov said.
According to him, the president's annual address is of crucial importance for the Belarusian people and the Parliament. “We then follow along with this plan,” the BISR director said.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is set to deliver his annual Address to the Belarusian people and the Parliament on 31 March. The event will take place in the Palace of the Republic. Among those invited to attend the event are members of the parliament, delegations from the oblasts and the city of Minsk, top-ranking government officials, members of the central government, heads of government agencies and mass media, representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations, heads of religious denominations, former MPs, representatives of the real sector of the economy, young Belarusians, representatives of the civil society, and reporters. Over 2,500 people are expected to be present at the Palace of the Republic during the president's annual address.