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Lukashenko: Belarusian economy keeps growing despite unprecedented pressure

03.12.2021

Belarus has recently got under unprecedented external pressure but managed to maintain its economic growth, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a government meeting to discuss the country's social and economic development on 3 December, BelTA has learned.

“Traditionally, such meetings are held at the end of the year, with the most important issues concerning the country's social and economic development on the agenda. Naturally, it is most of all of a tactical nature, since the main issues we will be considering are related to the next year. But, of course, there cannot be a single tactical issue today that is not focused on the future. This is strategy. As you know, our strategy was defined at the recent Belarusian People's Congress. Prospects and specific indicators to achieve these prospects were outlined then,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

According to the head of state, issues to be discussed at the meeting are many, including the results achieved so far, the country's economic performance in 2021 and measures of the financial and economic policy which the Council of Ministers and the National Bank suggest for the coming year.

“Our economy is under unprecedented external pressure. Aggressive rhetoric persists. This means we should conduct a thorough analysis of the measures we take. I think it has already been done. As for today's measures. Which ones have been effective and which - not? Which ones are not yielding the expected results? What more will we need to do?” the president said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko added that the country managed to maintain economic growth and prevent most of the problems from affecting people's everyday life.