"Our plans we have set ourselves for this year, can be successfully implemented", Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with Prime Minister Mikhail Miasnikovich, which was held on March 12.
"Those 5-6% of GDP, of which we dreamed and argued for a long time, are actually achievable. Of course, it would be good if he increase was more, it is not so bad for us, but we must, of course, watch the balance of payments, the balance of foreign trade, in no case we shouldn't exceed the figures we have identified. That is, the economy must grow, so not to create problems in the foreign exchange and financial markets", STV channel quoted Lukashenko.
The head of state noted that in principle, he controls the situation on how is the situation in the economy since the beginning of the year, but would like Miasnikovich to tell what are the "disturbing factors", which are still there.
"The villages shows good rate (they have 106.7%). This is even higher than forecasted tasks. Industry, too, is almost in the schedule. What concerns the situation in the foreign exchange and consumer markets, it is stable. The inflow of foreign currency on a net basis is 470 million dollars against the outflow, which was all in previous periods. Thus, there is confidence that we will perform tasks and of the first quarter and that of the year", Prime Minister informed Lukashenko.