MINSK, 27 December (BelTA) – Belarus is ending the complicated year of 2016 rather well, BelTA learned from First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky after the government conference held by the Belarus president on 26 December to discuss external funding.
Participants of the government conference discussed some results of the national economy’s performance in 2016, including the state of the gold and foreign exchange reserves, the investment climate, the country’s appeal for investors, and the fulfillment of the program with the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development.
“The agenda was discussed very thoroughly. Sensitive issues and existing risks were discussed. With a certain degree of confidence one can state that we are ending the complicated year of 2016 rather well,” stated Vasily Matyushevsky. “The gold and foreign exchange reserves have increased considerably this year. We hope that the year 2017 will be simpler and more understandable in many ways for the market as a whole and the national economy.”
The First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus also underlined that Belarus has been and remains a responsible borrower. “We have no commitments we have failed to honor to any creditor. And we expect that our quality as a borrower will not be worsened in the future. On the contrary, taking into account the potential, I think, the situation will only get better and better,” said the First Deputy Prime Minister.