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Issues related to ensuring security, maintaining peace and tranquility come to the fore

First of all, it is a great honor for me to be a delegate of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly. The updated status of the main representative body of the people's power imposes a serious responsibility on everyone entrusted to represent the interests and make decisions on behalf of all people.

We all perfectly understand the difficult foreign policy conditions our country is in, and the pressure it is under. This, inter alia, is evidenced by results of study of the social well-being of the population of the region conducted by the department of the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research in the Grodno region. Increasingly, issues related to ensuring security, maintaining peace and tranquility on our land are coming to the fore for people. In this regard, I believe the consideration of issues on approving the Concept of National Security and Military Doctrine to be particularly relevant and corresponding to challenges that we have already faced and potentially may face in the future.

Therefore, the decisions of the seventh All-Belarusian People's Assembly will focus not only on the internal, but in many ways also on the external circuit. In this, for myself, I see some difference between the upcoming meeting and those that have already taken place. We should clearly express both our peace initiatives, the desire to conduct an equal, mutually beneficial dialogue with everyone, and our readiness to resist any attempts to destabilize the situation inside our country, the use of force against the state and citizens.

I would also like to note the increasing role of civil society actors, in particular, public associations. The most authoritative of them, representing all most significant social groups, have received the right to participate in the All-Belarusian People's Assembly formation. Given that instructions developed by the Assembly will become binding for state bodies and officials, we are witnessing the work of a new instrument of direct democracy.