MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko outlined the strategic task for civil aviation as he heard out a report on the performance of the country's transport sector amid sanctions on 12 September, BelTA has learned.
“Despite the desire of the West to cut us off from the so-called civilized Europe, we continue to fly and maintain a high level of aviation safety. The strategic task is to expand air traffic routes, to enable people to fly for business, leisure, to visit their relatives and so on,” the president said.
It is also important to maintain a high level of flight safety, to continue the development of the aviation industry and keep upgrading the aircraft fleet, said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
“The price of flights should be competitive and affordable for our people,” the head of state added.