Population increase is a priority for Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko said as he listened to the report on the demographic situation and the promotion of employment on 3 August.
“The human capital is our main wealth. Our population has been increasing in recent years. It is essential to preserve this trend and ensure an even bigger population growth. Belarus can provide for the population of 20 million people. Our main goal is the population of 15 million people. And either we or our children must solve this issue. People are important for the economic security of our country, are the strength of our country,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The president stressed that the state should be proactive in this field, forecast future processes and respond to them on time.
“Creation of conditions for promoting birth rate, employment of people, and their wellbeing are the main tasks for the government, local authorities. All civil servants will be responsible for the resolution of these issues,” he said.