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22 December 2017, 11:31

Lukashenko signs ordinance to develop digital economy

MINSK, 22 December (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed the Ordinance “Concerning the development of the digital economy”. He made such a statement at the meeting with the representatives of business circles on 22 December, BelTA has learned.

According to the president, the main goal of the document is to create conditions to attract world IT companies to Belarus, to encourage them to open their representational offices and development centers in Belarus and to make in-demand products.

“The second goal of the document is to invest in the future. These are IT workers and education. The third goal is the application of cutting-edge financial instruments and technologies. Leading economies of the world are now familiarizing themselves with this new phenomenon. In fact, Belarus becomes the first state in the world which opens up broad opportunities for the use of the blockchain technology. We have all opportunities to become a regional center of competence in this field,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The head of state remarked that he supported all the proposals of enterprises, even those concerning difficult issues. “We have progressive people who have already though about what to do with it. This was my way of thinking: we do not have it, if it benefits us it is good, if not – there are people in charge of the result,” he said.

Moreover, the president remarked that the passing of the ordinance will help create conditions for the development of the IT sector, acquire unique competitive advantages for the attraction of technologies, capitals, and especially smart and talented people from all over the world.

“Alongside with the package of solutions for business, the decree should help Belarus promote its progressive development,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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