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Alexander Lukashenko wants Belarus' economy to grow quicker

The Belarusian head of state instructed the government to achieve higher figures in 2015 than it was initially planned.

It is projected that the growth would be less than 1%.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, the country should take every opportunity to improve its macroeconomic figures.

Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President:
We have drafted the budget and the economic development guidelines for 2015.  Growth rates are low, but I want to warn, Mr Myasnikovich [Belarus' Premier] that this is lower limit. We should not be guided by a growth of 0.5%. If we have the slightest opportunity, we must grow quicker.  For me, it does not matter how you will do it. There should be growth.
And, most importantly, you must sell products in order to live decently. What is the situation with export? What further measures do we need to take to adjust stock and currency figures? Today the world is still in recession, except for a couple of states. Nevertheless, we have to live and work whatever it takes.