MINSK, 30 May (BelTA) - The task of the government is to support state employees, retirees and socially vulnerable citizens, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting to discuss the bill on the improvement of Belarus' social economic policy on 30 May, BelTA has learned.
“The task of the government is to support state employees, retirees and socially vulnerable citizens. Everything we have promised to do should be implemented whatever it may cost us,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
According to the president, the instrument to solve these issues is clear. This is urgent reorientation of export flows, austerity of budget expenditures, especially for non-priority construction and procurement, and also aggressive import substitution within the programs and plans that have already been approved.
“This should be done not before 2025, as planned, but preferably within a year and a half. The priority is also clear: large and small state and private industrial enterprises. It does not matter what type they are as long as they work properly and pay taxes,” the head of state said.