Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave an instruction to preserve a social focus in the work of Belarusbank. He made the statement during the report of Chairman of the Board of OAO Belarusbank Viktor Ananich on 12 December.
“Frankly speaking, we have already discussed the issues concerning the leading Belarusian bank several times. I hope that today you will tell me what to do to turn Belarusbank into a truly major bank in our state,” the president said at the beginning of the meeting.
He asked about the situation in the bank and in the banking sector in general. “Perhaps, you will inform me through the prism of Belarusbank about the current situation in the banking sector in general at the level of commercial banks,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
Viktor Ananich reported on the performance of the bank this year, special attention was drawn to the financing of SMEs. The institution has fulfilled all operation security regulations envisaged by the National Bank. “In general, the head of state praised the results of our work this year,” the chairman of the board of Belarusbank told reporters.
The report also focused on the development strategy of Belarusbank in 2018-2020. Alexander Lukashenko approved it and gave a number of instructions, including the one to preserve a social focus in work.