President Lukashenko: Children are our everything

President Lukashenko: Children are our everything

On December 29, the Belarus President visited the new radiological building of the Minsk oncological dispensary, after which he talked to journalists.

At the end of the year it is usual to sum up the results, therefore, the discussion touched upon some very important issues of the last 12 months. Issues of external politics, the social and demography sectors were discusses at the improvised conference as well. The problem of birth rate is very important and difficult at the same time. Different measures are undertaken here, including material stimulation and so on. May be these measures are not always enough? How is Belarus planning to solve this very important problem?

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
In order to solve this problem, there is only one solution-to give birth. Because people are our security. We need at least 15 million people in Belarus, so that Belarusian land doesn’t become empty. Therefore, give birth, if you need help-we will be supporting you, we will definitely be doing that. If quick help is necessary (God save us all from that, of course), the state will also be rendering this help. Children are everything. When a child stands on his feet at three years old, or aged five-these are the stages. Aged ten, they are completely different people. In order to repay to the country, there should be two of them. In order to bring some benefit, there should be three of them I wish to all Belarusian women and young girls for it to be so.

SEE: Lukashenko: Belarus needs at least 15 million people