18 Oct 2019 17:34

Lukashenko says could engage in teaching once he leaves post of president

MINSK. Oct 18 (Interfax) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said that he could work in education once he leaves his presidential position.

"If I left the post of president, what would I do? If I was a university rector somewhere... But you cannot appoint yourself before leaving [the presidential post], can you? But working as an educator is something I could embrace," Lukashenko said while speaking at the Academy of Management on Friday, the state news agency BelTA reported.

The meeting between Lukashenko and undergraduate, Master's, and doctoral students, and professors of the academy lasted almost four hours, BelTA said. However, at the end, the president said he was not tired and promised to meet with young people more often. "This energy and our communication are very important to me. Honestly, I am not even tired. It was interesting to talk to our young people," Lukashenko said.

"I will definitely go to see university students in lecture theaters every two months. Whatever you say, the future belongs to the youth. University students are the backbone of any country. They will define what it looks like," he said.