Belarus will not retreat from implementing a peaceful foreign policy. And as a sovereign state is always open for cooperation, including with NATO. Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on February 22 during a meeting with cadets, students and faculty of the Military Academy, the press service of the head of state.
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“Today, we can see that the activity of the North Atlantic Alliance on the European continent had increased significantly. The expansion of military blocs, the development and introduction of new technologies to armed conflict complicate the situation near our borders. Everyone should know that Belarus will not retreat from implementing a peaceful foreign policy,” stressed Alexander Lukashenko.
The head of state said that the country will continue to defend its interests, including in the framework of the joint defense doctrine with its strategic partner — the Russian Federation, which created a single group. However, this does not mean that Belarus refuses cooperation with other countries in military-political sphere, drew the attention of the President.
“As a sovereign state, Belarus is ready for constructive dialogue, including with NATO on the principles of parity and transparency. We do not shuts the fence from anyone. We are ready to conduct this dialogue,” — said Alexander Lukashenko.
At the same time, the President stressed that Belarus has its own interests and they must be respected by partners and those who want to cooperate with the country.
“However, you, future graduates of the Military Academy should always be prepared for any eventuality, to be highly professional specialists, true patriots of the Fatherland. Must understand its purpose in the fate of our state”, — said the President.
Alexander Lukashenko noted that he is happy at the eve of the Day of Fatherland defenders and the Armed forces of Belarus to meet with the young generation of soldiers — those who in the near future to ensure the national security of the state. “I am pleased to be here, because I remember the early days of their actions in the creation of modern military training, it is important to me many years later to see what you have achieved,” — said the head of state.
The President said that the Belarusian people peace and independence — the greatest value gained by many generations of people. In the year of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from German-fascist invaders in the country again, I remember the feat that made her famous sons and daughters. “They defended the freedom and independence of the Motherland during the great Patriotic war. It is they who have laid the Foundation of a sovereign, independent state of Belarus. We, of course, proud of its heroic history,” — said Alexander Lukashenko.
According to him, the current generation of soldiers is worthy of continuing the traditions of their predecessors. “Today in the hall there are the cadets and the Military Academy. The elite of our national army, which forms its modern appearance. It is from all of you present here (I’m sure that’s the best), the future of our country and our Armed forces, not only the army, — noted the head of state. — I see that the training of officers takes place here at a high level. Due attention is paid to the preservation of tradition, the study of military history, the experience of modern warfare, local conflicts, the introduction of new technologies”.
Particularly interesting, said Alexander Lukashenko, was to communicate with the soldiers of the first Belarusian informational units of the Armed Forces. “But this is only the beginning. And I leaders said, we in any case can not ruin the grain. It must grow, it must produce results not only for the domestic market of our country, but they have to work and export to including good money. Otherwise you will not be able to compete with the Park of high technologies”, — said the head of state.
Alexander Lukashenko added that a prerequisite of modern training is its practical orientation. “So your main school is not so much, maybe classrooms, how many polygons and troops, he drew attention. — For a number of professions in the Academy, as in many other universities, training time was reduced in my opinion imperative. The preparation of any specialist should take no more time than is necessary for mastering the profession.”
According to the President, the efforts of teaching staff should be send also to the formation of Outlook of the cadets, since modern militaries must be able to analyze events in the world. “All students, especially students of the faculty of the General staff must be clear about the place of Belarus in the system of international relations and global security”, — stressed the head of state.
He congratulated the cadets, students and faculty of the Military Academy, and all members of the Armed forces of Belarus with the upcoming holiday, expressing his appreciation for selfless work, courage and dedication.
“I am convinced that loyalty to your country and military duty, high professionalism and combat skills will contribute to the successful implementation of the tasks before us for preserving the peace on the Belarusian land,” — concluded the President.
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