In the run-up to the main national holiday, Independence Day, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko presented state awards to Belarusian military, workers of agribusiness, figures of art, scientists and teachers, healthcare workers, athletes and coaches, BelTA has learned.
“We award people of different professions and ages. But you are united by the main things, which are selfless service to the Fatherland and productive labor for the benefit of the Belarusian nation,” the head of state said.
Alexander Lukashenko noted that in modern conditions special attention has to be drawn to the country’s defense capacity, efficiency of the Armed Forces, military security. “Therefore, we regularly hold military exercises, improve the system of troops management, provision of modern weapons, training of officers and enlisted personnel,” the Belarusian leader stressed. The Orders for Service to the Homeland were conferred on officers for successful military exercises and maintenance of high combat readiness.