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6 Nov 2015

Lukashenko: Belarus will focus on frugality, quality and living standards in 2016-2020

MINSK, 6 November (BelTA) – We need to raise the Belarusian economy to a brand-new level in 2016-2020, Alexander Lukashenko said when speaking at the inauguration ceremony on 6 November, BelTA has learned.

“Our peaceful and safe country will have to solve important economic issues. We need to raise the economy to a higher level. The economy of the next five-year period will be brand-new. We will continue the technological, administrative and innovative modernization,” the head of state said.

“Frugality, quality and efficient management should be the top priorities. Besides, the unconditional demand to preserve jobs and pay decent salaries remains intact,” the President stressed.

“Our main objective is to do our best to build the innovative economy, the economy of knowledge. Our country should become one of the most developed states in the future,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

“We will do our utmost to turn Belarus into one of the most attractive destinations for foreign capital,” the head of state stressed. “Relying on cooperation with the business communities of leading countries, the cooperation ties with our traditional partners, we are going to bolster our export. Apart from that, we will step up efforts to find new sales markets.” The President emphasized that the country has done a lot in this field in recent years.

“A well-developed economy will be a guarantor of Belarus’ independence,” the head of state believes.

“We are building the state for the people. Therefore, higher living standards of people will remain a priority for us. It is essential to apply the best practices in education, healthcare, and social security,” Alexander Lukashenko emphasized.

Special attention will be drawn to families, support families with many children, and provision of housing loans. Apart from that, a new impetus will be given to the development of culture, sport, science, and youth programs, the head of state assured.

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