President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has pointed to significant changes in the foreign policy of the country. The President made this statement at a session of the KGB board to review KGB’s work in 2011.
“You know that we became members of the Single Economic Space and you probably know all the advantages and disadvantages of the move. We are also members of the CSTO. This military and political bloc is now going through serious transformations due to the efforts of Belarus. Our relations with the West, the USA and other countries are developing as was expected by the KGB and the country’s top officials. This cannot but have an impact on the domestic situation, and this cannot be ignored by the chief special service of our state,” the President said.
Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that today’s session is not ceremonial. “I would like to listen to you today. I want to understand what is going on in the chief special service of the country now,” the President said.
Before the session the top officials of the KGB made a report on the most specific divisions – intelligence and counterintelligence. Then the head of state took part in the session of the KGB board. Heads of other law enforcement agencies were present at the meeting. The President suggested discussing the general issues the State Security Committee is dealing with at present.
The session focused on the evaluation of the KGB performance, ways to improve the organization and make it more efficient.