In 2003, Belarus counts on USD 1.5 billion foreign investments in the country's national economy. This is according to the programme of Belorussian government as concerns investments.
The government has compiled a list of 184 principal investment projects whose overall value is in access of USD 500 million. In the programme, petrochemistry, hi-tech, communications, agricultural produce processing, timber, wood processing, wood pulp and paper, tourism, and the creation of new jobs are named as priority areas.
In order for the programme to be fulfilled, in 2003, Belarussian parliament and government intend to come up with a number of legislative documents, aiming at improving financial policies, curbing inflation, and making banking more available. Also, the government intends to liberalise pricing policies and cut down on the number of goods subject to state regulations. Finally, Belarus plans to switch to internationally accepted rules of taxation.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part