Belarus Prez: Gov?t Must Improve

Minsk, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Belarus? President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that the confidence showed by the people in the elections should be accompanied by an improvement in government?s work.

During his first meeting with the government following March 19 elections, Lukashenko said that the confidence shown by the people should be justified with high government performance.

The president stated that though he is pleased with the increased responsibility shown by the government officials, he is convinced that there is a need to improve their work.

Lukashenko said that the Executive should achieve the complex and ambitious tasks committed by the Popular Assembly (Parliament).

"There is nothing extraordinary in that. Time imposes the search for new work systems in the current conditions", said the president.

The statesman also asserted that peace and order are prevailing in the country, despite some incidents in which the security forces had to intervene.