MINSK, 21 April (BelTA) – Belarus’ top priority is to build a stable and competitive economy, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in the State of the Nation Address on 21 April, BelTA has learned.
“Our top priority is to build a stable and competitive economy, the economy of tomorrow. This is the basis of our sovereignty. There is plenty of work to be done in this field. But we do not have to start from scratch. Over 25 years of independence Belarus has resolved many complex problems. The potential that we have enables Belarus to keep being resilient even in the most unfavorable times. The last year has proven this,” the head of state noted.
“Looking at other nations’ troubles, bloody civil strife, and devastation, we begin to appreciate the order and accord that we have even more. The country managed to keep out of conflicts. We have preserved friendly relations with the neighboring states. As the head of state, I take full responsibility for the following words: we will do everything to preserve our country’s foundation, Belarus’ liberty and independence,” the Belarusian leader underlined.
“This will be possible only if each Belarusian citizen will contribute to our common goal. Today the main goal is to unite the whole nation for the sake of a strong and safe state,” Alexander Lukashenko remarked.