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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed presidential decree No.214 to adjust the operation of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus, BelTA has learned.
The decree stipulates new provisions on the Security Council and its working body – the State Secretariat of the Security Council.
In addition to updating the provisions that regulate the operation of the Security Council the decree is aimed at enhancing the Security Council's role in protecting independence, territorial integrity, sovereignty, and the constitutional system of Belarus, in maintaining civil peace and accord in the country, counteracting extremism and fighting against terrorism.
The presidential decree identifies the development of proposals for the head of state to make decisions on the home policy and the foreign one in order to ensure national security and realize national interests as the main mission of the Security Council. All the tasks and functions of this collegial body stem from the main mission.
The new provision on the Security Council fully incorporates the norms specified by Ordinance No.2 on protecting the sovereignty and the constitutional system of 9 May 2021. The State Secretariat will provide informational, analytical, legal, organizational, and technical support for the work of the head of state, the Security Council in the sphere of national security.
Apart from that, the composition of the Security Council has been revised. Its permanent members now include the head of the State Control Committee and the prosecutor general.