The 5th Belarusian People's Congress completed its work in Minsk.
Delegates discussed the draft social and economic development program for 2016-2020. The main objective of the current five-year plan is to improve the quality of life of people through increased economic competitiveness, investments and innovations. In order to achieve the goals the country's development will be focused on such priorities as investment, employment, exports, information technology, and youth.
Some 2,500 delegates partook in the event. The forum brought together representatives of all sectors of the society: blue-collar and rural workers, representatives of the social and cultural sector and mass media, military, entrepreneurs, students, pensioners.
Among the delegates to the forum will also be heads of government bodies, companies and organizations, MPs and deputies of local councils, representatives of political parties and public associations. About 150 guests were invited to attend the Belarusian People's Congress, including 100 from abroad.