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20 June 2016, 09:31

Kobyakov views overall result of 2010-2015 as positive for Belarus

MINSK, 20 June (BelTA) – Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov considers the overall result of the past five-year period as positive for Belarus. The PM made the statement in an interview to the Belarus One TV channel on 19 June, BelTA has learned.

The PM noted that the GDP growth in 2010-2015 made up 105.9%. This showing has recently worsened “due to well-known reasons, first of all related to our trade and economic partners”, Andrei Kobyakov added. “Nevertheless, the overall result was positive. The state fully met its social commitments to its people,” the Prime Minister said.

He emphasized the growth of people's real incomes by 32% in comparison with 2010. Andrei Kobyakov also took note of the positive momentum during the previous five-year period, although it was below the projections. The Prime Minister admitted that the reason behind it was not only the external circumstances, but also “the issues where not enough efforts were put in.”

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