PM: Belarusian economy has showed sustainability despite external shocks

MINSK, 3 February (BelTA) – The Belarusian economy has showed sustainability despite external shocks, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a working meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in Almaty on 2 February, BelTA has learned.

“I am impressed with the results of the Russian economy in 2022. The gloomy forecasts of our enemies did not come true, and they never could. Russia, as always, was at its best, and, of course, this is a great personal success for you and your entire team. Congratulations on your excellent results in a very challenging period. This is an example of coordinated work and well-thought decisions for us,” Roman Golovchenko said during the meeting.

According to him, the Belarusian economy, despite its great vulnerability to external shocks due to openness, has also generally demonstrated stability. “Belarus ensured surplus in foreign trade. Foreign direct investment in the country increased, and the profitability of sales in the economy was higher than the pre-sanction level. The situation in the labor market remains stable,” the prime minister said.

Today the work of the governments is focused on the implementation of the agreements reached by the presidents of the two countries. “Thanks to a well-coordinated system of interaction, our governments are working on these agreements, solving all the issues related to them,” he added.