MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) – Belarus is holding out well against the sanctions, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said at the opening of the ninth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation on 20 September, BelTA has learned.
“An equally important legislative priority is to neutralize the impact of Western sanctions and ensure robust economic growth. In principle, today we can confidently say that the republic is holding up well in the face of the sanctions. The financial system and key industrial enterprises are operating steadily. Food security is reliably ensured. The trade surplus is growing,” said Vladimir Andreichenko.
Yet, he warned against lowering one's guard, because the situation in the world is changing rapidly and sometimes unpredictably. “In the conditions of intense international competition, the state is obliged to take preventive action. Protecting enterprises, retaining labor collectives, and encouraging business initiatives are extremely important areas of our work today,” he emphasized.