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28 October 2020, 10:37

Speaker: Attempts to derail national dialogue in Belarus continue

Vladimir Andreichenko. An archive photo
Vladimir Andreichenko. An archive photo

MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) - Attempts to disrupt the national dialogue do not stop, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said at the meeting of the fourth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation, BelTA has learned.

“The tasks that we will have to solve in the near future are directly related to the preparation of the Belarusian People's Congress, which is intended to become a platform for discussing the matters that are of crucial importance for the future of Belarus. It must be said that more and more Belarusians get involved in the public discussion in all regions. Representatives of almost all sectors of society, experts, major public associations and business unions join the process. However, attempts to derail the national dialogue that has begun continue. At the instigation of a number of western states and some irresponsible foreign politicians, the tensions in the country are being constantly fanned, calls are made to collapse the economy, and street protests are radicalizing,” Vladimir Andreichenko noted.

According to him, the authorities, civil servants and regular people, who care about the future of Belarus, are subjected to great psychological pressure. "The main victim of manipulation is young people - students, schoolchildren, whom protest handlers cynically use to realize their political ambitions. It is very important that the absolute majority of our citizens remain calm and able to assess the situation soberly. Thanks to their balanced, responsible position and clear actions of law enforcement, internet provocateurs are unable to plunge the country into chaos and anarchy. This is confirmed by the stable work of domestic enterprises and the main results of the social and economic development of Belarus in January-September,” Vladimir Andreichenko noted.

Despite the difficulties caused by the global crisis and the pandemic, we have been able to increase GDP after its decline in the first half of the year. Moreover, economic activity is gradually reviving. Agriculture and construction continue growing. Industrial production is also showing positive dynamics. There is a surplus in foreign trade. These are, of course, good results. But we must understand that all decision-makers, including MPs, have a huge responsibility today. We should never lose control of the social and economic situation,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.

The speaker added: "We need to keep our finger on the pulse and know how things are at enterprises. Calls for strikes failed because people understand that the consequences will hit them hard. We must support them by word and deed.”

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