Belarusian President Alexander Lukasehnko agreed on Tuesday to double the average salary in the coming years if he succeeds in re-electing the elections scheduled for August 9.
“The average salary in Belarus will double over the next five years. To achieve this, we will provide maximum support to investors, particularly nationals,” the president said in a statement specifying all of his campaign promises.
Lukashenko, who has been leading one of the poorest countries in Europe since 1994, has stressed that the state will promote economic diversification in order to “eliminate the country’s dependence on oil and gas”.
“Those who are willing to invest money honestly and fairly in our country will get the simplest way of doing business. There will be absolute equality of opportunity for public and private companies,” he ventured, according to the state-run newspaper ‘Zviazda’. .