MINSK, 3 July (BelTA) – Development of an independent, sustainable economy is Belarus' main achievement over the years of independence and sovereignty, Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), told the media as he attended the Independence Day celebrations at the Victory Monument in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
When asked about the country's main achievement during the years of independence, Mikhail Myasnikovich said: "It is the independent economy."
“Belarus' economic security grows stronger every year and in all sectors, even in such sensitive as energy,” he continued. "We are self-sufficient enough to fully solve all internal problems.” Successful foreign trade is of particular importance for the country, because the production of final goods in Belarus far exceeds the domestic needs. “We need to know how to trade, which is not easy. The integration association I am working at aims to fine-tune trade and economic mechanisms so that [all member states] could trade and make joint products. I work to coordinate difficult issues of economic cooperation in the interests of my country and the states that are members to the Eurasian Economic Union, so that synergetic cooperation could bring more benefit to the people of our countries,” said Mikhail Myasnikovich.
He admitted that this year he is particularly excited about the Independence Day celebrations, paying more attention to the national identity colors than he did before, when he worked in Minsk. “This is not only a national day. This is a family holiday. This day is dear to all the families one way or another. Every family has relatives who fought, at the front or in the rear, for the freedom and independence of our people,” said Mikhail Myasnikovich.