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Government instructed to use Belarus' full potential in economic sphere

MINSK (BelTA) – The government must use the full potential of the country, all the top-ranking officials to achieve economic goals. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave the relevant instructions during the government conference on 2 March, BelTA has learned. During the conference the central government, the central bank, the oblast administrations, and the Minsk city administration informed the head of state about economy performance in 2017 and the tasks meant to ensure sustainable economic growth.

Alexander Lukashenko noted that the current government had started working at a difficult time but it had managed to achieve certain results. “It would be wrong to say that this government is worthless and should be replaced,” said the head of state.

The president warned he would like to see dynamics in half a year. Among unresolved problems Alexander Lukashenko mentioned the commissioning of new enterprises, which had been built using loans. “They are supposed to recoup investments, loans need to be repaid while we still cannot commission them,” stated the head of state. Alexander Lukashenko instructed the government to take care of these matters. Alexander Lukashenko said he expected the Belarus President Administration and the aide, who is in charge of overseeing these processes, to do systemic work in this direction.