MINSK, 12 February (BelTA) - Belarus will continue to fight corruption resolutely, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he addressed the 6th Belarusian People's Congress in Minsk on 12 February, BelTA has learned.
"I want to tell you, my dear subordinates and government officials: there will be no corruption here as long as I am President. In Belarus such behavior of government officials may be tolerated a year or so and then people will start to wipe their feet on us," the Belarusian leader stressed.
"I understand that many of us look at neighboring Russia, the suits and watches their officials wear, even low-ranking ones. I advise you not to look there. Russia is the richest country in the world. I tell you frankly: we will never live the way they live in Russia," the head of state said.
It is also inadmissible for government officials to show disrespect to people. Leaving their posts sooner or later, these officials will also become ordinary people, pensioners. "Everyone will face this. Both you and me. Think of your own future at least. Treat people as they deserve, with respect,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.