MINSK, 30 May (BelTA) – Manual management of some issues in times of crisis justifies itself, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a session to discuss the bill on the improvement of Belarus' social and economic policy in Minsk on 30 May, BelTA has learned.
"It is not for nothing that I've invited governors and certain sectoral ministers for the meeting. We have already talked about the need to beef up the local vertical of power. We also defined the strategy of work for ministers a long time ago. In the past our pseudo-liberals criticized us badly for manual management of certain issues. Well, today we cannot do without it," the Belarusian leader said.
He also asked what else the Industry Ministry needs in the context of the proposed measures. "We don't need any lofty ideas about the GDP calculation formulas or the global trends. We've had enough of this. It's wartime. What we need is concrete measures and goals and concrete deadlines and results. This is the formula,” the head of state emphasized. "In order not to end up in a hot war, let's roll up the sleeves and work."
Aleksandr Lukashenko is sure that if the country wants to stay sovereign and independent, then there is no other formula.
"There is not a single developed country without a physical basis - from energy to industry. We have been heavily criticized and scolded for modernizing flagship enterprises and traditional industries? Today, we earn $10 billion on agriculture and forestry exports," the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also spoke about the scope of responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "What will the new law mean for the ministry? The main task, which has been set for the minister, is to step up work in Asia, Africa and Latin America today. The focus should be switched there. So far, I've only seen small steps and intentions. Maybe the law will encourage diplomats to run faster?"