The President drew attention to the need in reducing the imports of a number of raw materials extracted inBelarus" territory.<br>Efficient use of raw material resources, introducing high-performance technologies in raw material processing and increasing mineral output for import substitution are the tasks set today beforeBelarus. Holding a meeting on the country"s raw material base development, President Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to increasing the exports of services in this area and reducing the imports of the raw materials that are in excess inBelarus. Besides, he pointed out the importance of attracting investors to natural resource extraction and prospects for developing new mineral deposits, the number of which on the country"s territory approximates 10,000.