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Valery Malashko appointed Belarus' Healthcare Minister

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Valery Malashko as Healthcare Minister, BelTA has learned.

The head of state noted that not long ago Valery Malashko was appointed Labor and Social Security Minister. “When we started considering candidacies for the post of the Healthcare Minister, you got the highest ratings,” noted Alexander Lukashenko.

“I do not mean to say that the post of the Labor Minister is non-essential in our country. But, let us be frank, the Healthcare Minister is the most important position in any country, as it means the health of the nation. I had to make the choice: whether to keep the things as they were or admit that Valery Malashko was more needed as the Healthcare Minister. Therefore I offer my apologies for the way things happened. The society believes that Valery Malashko should be the Healthcare Minister. And I agree with the society,” said the President.