2 Sep 2009 15:47

Belarus will not assume unfeasible obligations in talks with IMF - Lukashenko

TUROV, Belarus. Sept 2 (Interfax) - Belarus will not assume knowingly unfeasible obligations as it cooperates with the International Monetary Fund, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said.

"We won't take up obligations we cannot fulfill," Lukashenko told the press in Gomel region, where he had arrived on a working visit.

"The main financial-economic problem today is to keep the ruble stable. Concerning the price rise, no problems are anticipated here," Lukashenko said.

On the talks with the IMF, Lukashenko said, "neither the government, nor the National Bank has briefed me on that so far." A report on the talks will be provided shortly, he said. "We will then decide what we can and what we can't shoulder," Lukashenko said.