The Belarusian House of Representatives on Thursday during an extraordinary session approved the appointment of Mikhail Myasnikovich as prime minister.
All 109 parliamentarians who took part in a secret ballot unanimously supported the appointment of the new prime minister.
The parliamentarians said that high organizational skills and professionalism would allow Myasnikovich to achieve social and economic development and strengthen the authority of Belarus in the international arena.
When introducing the new prime minister, President Alexander Lukashenko also set a number of requirements to the new leader of the government, such as economic restructuring, elimination of imbalance in financial sector and increase of foreign direct investment.
Lukashenko appointed Myasnikovich as prime minister on Dec. 28.