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Lukashenko: Belarus has taken first step in building intellectual economy

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus has taken the first step in building the intellectual economy, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said the ceremony to present diplomas of academicians and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), diplomas of doctors of sciences and professor certificates to scientific and pedagogical workers on 2 February, BelTA has learned.

“Last year was very important for Belarus. It showed that our country is ready to take the first step in building the intellectual economy, the economy of the future. And we have done it,” the head of state said.

He reminded that at the program of developing science till 2040 was adopted the 2nd Conference of Scientists. It is a long-term strategic document. “Scientists will bring these ideas to life. Your abilities and intellect deservedly attract new followers, help you establish and develop scientific schools and train young talented scientists. Do not lose this aspiration for scientific search and creativity!” the Belarusian leader said.

Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that the state has done a lot for the development of Belarusian science. Scientists have also put forward their useful proposals. A number of legal acts to raise the social status of scientists and create favorable conditions for intellectual work have been prepared in the country. “I believe that these solutions will be a good stimulus for the promotion of scientific work, will help reveal new talents and attract young people to this rather important work,” the head of state said.

The president compared science to an unread book. “Every new invention, successful experiment or discovery generate new questions, give new topics for work, set new goals and encourage people to solve them,” he said.

The head of state emphasized that deserved recognition comes to those who are not only good specialists in their fields, but especially to those who are fully committed to education and practical work, create sensational and unique projects for the benefit of the country and people.

Alexander Lukashenko emphasized a special status of the ceremony because new knowledge was acquired in the Year of Science which was announced in Belarus in 2017.

The event is attended by more than 40 scientific and pedagogical workers specializing in various fields. They are famous in Belarus and abroad.