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20 Oct 2015

Lukashenko: Reforms will improve the existing order of things in Belarus

MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) – Reforms will improve the existing order of things in Belarus instead of breaking it. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement at the government conference held on 20 October to discuss topical aspects of the country’s development, BelTA has learned.

At present a lot is being talked about changes and reforms in the country. In view of the fact the President stated that no reforms meant to break the existing order of things will be implemented in Belarus. “We are going to implement reforms by improving what we have,” stressed the head of state. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that there is no money and there will be no money available for breaking down something completely and then rebuilding it heroically.

“Some say that there is a credit of trust and it is necessary to go ahead with unpopular measures fast. In other words, it is necessary to cut things up. When you are the president, you go ahead and do it. I am not going to cut anything or anyone. If you are up for cutting, we will start doing it with the people who make such suggestions,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

“I am not going to deceive people and thus play into hands of my enemies or at least opponents,” stressed Alexander Lukashenko. “It doesn’t mean we will stay as we are. A system can live and survive only if it is always in motion and is improved all the time.” The Belarus President added: “We have enough strength and means to go on and improve ourselves. It is the essence of our reforms.”

The President also spoke against proposals to reduce the number of personnel employed by major enterprises. In his words, such matters should be approached very carefully after thorough consideration. “Nobody has the right to kick out into the street the people, who want to work. You will face criminal prosecution for that,” warned the head of state.

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