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23 June 2016, 13:34

Talent and enterprise seen as major drivers of Belarus' development

MINSK, 23 June (BelTA) – People and their initiative, talent and enterprise should become major drivers of the country's development, reads the message of the delegates to the 5th Belarusian People's Congress to fellow citizens, BelTA has learned.

“The Congress expresses deep gratitude to the Belarusian people, their selfless labor and care for our common home,” the message reads.

The delegates noted that despite the economic difficulties, the social and political stability of the country is broadly maintained. “Peace, order and confidence in the future are our major achievements that we pass on to the next generation of Belarusians,” the forum participants said.

They pointed out that when discussing the key points of the program for Belarus' social and economic development in 2016-2020, they stressed the crucial role of human capital and innovations in the country's sustainable development.

The social orientation of the economy will be preserved. “The key indicators in this respect will be enhancement of people's well-being, improvement of the demographic situation, strengthening of public health, and development of the system of targeted social assistance,” the message reads.

Minsk hosted the 5th Belarusian People's Congress on 22 and 23 June. The forum brought together more than 2,500 delegates representing different walks of life: agricultural workers, cultural workers, media specialists, military servants, businessmen, students, pensioners, government officials, executives from enterprises and organizations, members of the Belarusian parliament, members of local councils, and representatives of political parties and public associations.

Some 150 guests were invited to attend the Belarusian People's Congress. Almost a hundred of them came from abroad.

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