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Belarus' government secures stable operation of social sector


The Belarusian government has secured stable functioning of the social sector in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said at a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation on 19 May, BelTA has learned.

“It is based on the basic principles of the policy laid out by the head of state and aimed at a concrete person, his/her needs and interests. Within the framework of the social block of the government's program, the main efforts are concentrated on the achievement of the social and economic development targets, the unconditional provision of our strategic priorities aimed at strengthening the human capital,” said Igor Petrishenko.

According to him, the target of the state policy remains unchanged and is aimed at ensuring a decent standard of living and quality of life for all citizens. “The main task for the current period is not to let the level of real welfare of our people, the volume and accessibility of state-guaranteed services go down,” the vice premier said.

Igor Petrishenko stressed that pensions, benefits, scholarship allowances are all paid on time. There are no arrears of wages in the social sector.

Source: BelTA

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