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Belarus president vows to honor pre-election promises

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has no intention to forget the promises made during the presidential election campaign. Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement at the government conference held on 16 February to discuss measures meant to improve the effectiveness of the social and economic complex, BelTA has learned.

“I have repeatedly stated that we should follow the policy we promised to the nation during the election campaign,” said the Belarusian head of state.

Alexander Lukashenko reminded that he had recently given instructions to work out measures to improve the effectiveness of the national economy and to overcome the negative trends caused by external and internal factors. After that the government submitted for consideration of the head of state a package of draft legal acts that stipulate concrete steps meant to resolve existing problems. The President remarked it is now time to thoroughly discuss and objectively evaluate these steps.

“We have to evaluate how effective the suggested measures can be and whether they will be able to change the economic situation in the current complicated conditions,” said the head of state.

“I would like to underscore once again that any talks about some crisis are unacceptable!” warned the President. “The conditions have changed. In some areas they have changed essentially. So what? It is not the first time it has happened. We know how to work in these conditions and how to respond to them.”

“Moreover, our situation is different. Particularly after the relevant decisions made by the European Union yesterday,” he added.

The President pointed out that the documents submitted for his consideration touch upon vital spheres of the economy and the nation's life.

“People are the top priority. This is why the decisions we are going to make as a result of this discussion should not negatively affect the social sphere,” warned the head of state.