Posted: 21.03.2023 11:00:00

Lukashenko convened promised big meeting with security, defence and law enforcement agencies

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has convened a big meeting with the country's security bloc, BelTA reports


Representatives and heads of the Prosecutor's Office, the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee, the Investigative Committee, the State Security Committee, the Interior Ministry, the Defence Ministry, the Emergencies Ministry, the State Border Committee, the State Customs Committee, the State Committee of Forensic Examinations, general jurisdiction courts, and heads of regions have been invited to participate.

Plans to hold such a meeting were discussed in early February by the Head of State and Prosecutor General Andrei Shved.

"Let's gather the security, defence and law enforcement agencies’ representatives to sum up the results of 2022 and talk about the tasks we face. I think we can meet here, at the largest hall of the Palace of Independence. We shall openly discuss the goals and shortcomings – importantly, the shortcomings of the entire security block, including the army," Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting on February 6th.

The Head of State stressed that shortcomings in each law enforcement agency should be discussed at such large meetings. "It is our disadvantage that we do not talk about the problems of the army, the Prosecutor's Office, investigative bodies, the Interior Ministry, the State Security Committee as a whole, bringing them together. After all, these are people who perform similar tasks, and contacts are very important. They should see what others do: i.e. the Investigative Committee needs to see what the army is guided by. It is clear with the Prosecutor’ Office: you are constantly in contact here. We need to discuss this, and we shall then be reported on our achievements and shortcomings," the President noted.

Aleksandr Lukashenko instructed the Prosecutor General to join the Head of the President Administration and to prepare an appropriate meeting.