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Lukashenko offered Sberbank to Finance major projects in Belarus

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Sberbank of Russia would participate in the financing of large investment projects in the country, according to the state Agency BelTA.

Gref is on a working visit in Belarus. As expected, on Friday evening Lukashenko and Gref will take part in the opening ceremony of the multimedia light and music fountain, which was a gift to Minsk from Sberbank in the independence Day of the Republic. The idea of the gift originated a year ago when the head of Sberbank has paid a working visit to Belarus and met with the Belarusian leader.

"If Sberbank is ready to participate in this important work, I will be glad to welcome you in funding large amounts of our economy", - said the head of state at a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of PJSC "Sberbank of Russia" German Gref, who is on visit in Minsk.

Lukashenko said that the Belarusian authorities are planning to, "as in Soviet times, to compile the list of objects that should we enter into a new five-year plan". "And be sure to agree on financing, so they do not become protracted. I would like to discuss with you a number of these projects," said the Belarusian leader.

Lukashenko noted active work in Belarus, Sberbank, which is involved in various projects. He also stressed that he was pleased to see in Minsk on the independence Day of Gref as a man indifferent to the development of Belarus.

"I very often think about our relationship and begin to ask yourself the question, how could it be that people with relatively different, not even political, perhaps economic, views may here is so close together and even be friends. So I, honestly, am glad to our relations," - said the Belarusian leader.

He mentioned the situation with the criminal cases against former and current managers of the BGB, and contrasted it to the work of the group of Sberbank in Belarus. The state control Committee of the Republic said earlier that on the basis of BGB acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. Were detained about 20 people, including the former head of the Bank, is now running for the presidency of the Republic Victor Babariko.

"And since we're banking this question suddenly arose, I begin to judge and compare. Recently, I have publicly said, that there are Russian banks that are honest and decent work", - Lukashenka stated.