The meeting with the top executives of the KGB held on January 25th by the President of the Republic of Belarus focused on the prospects and priorities of the work of the State Security Committee. Alexander Lukashenko received a detailed account of the measures being undertaken in order to rectify the drawbacks that were revealed during the recent inspection at the Committee.
Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that safeguarding the security of Belarus has been entrusted to quite young specialists, to those, however, who have gained a good knowledge while working at the Committee. Their appointment is regarded as part of the implementation of the objective aimed at hiring younger staff for senior executive positions at power and law enforcing agencies.
The President is granted broad powers to exercise control over the activities of the power and law enforcing agencies. “As the Head of State under the law and the Constitution, I am capable of controlling the power agencies, including the KGB, myself. It will always be so. I have not placed the KGB under the control of a certain, as they would nicely denominate it in some countries – civil society. The oversight of the civil society means collapse of power and law enforcing structures. You are well aware of it and realize it yourselves. I had said it openly to you as early as in 1994. I have been adhering to such policy for ten years now,” said Alexander Lukashenko.