President Alexander Lukashenko has sent a message to the people and the Parliament. The head of the state announced objectives and plans for the current year. It must be a turning point in overcoming the negative trends in the economic sphere. The Belarusian leader noted that in the last 2-3 years the pace of development in the economy slowed down. Yet, the main role was played by external factors," said the President. Economic threats must be countered by mobilizing all the resources and the ability to effectively manage, considers the head of the state. Alexander Lukashenko added that this year will be a serious test for all branches of government and governance structures.Issues such as improvement of the pension system, better health care and education were raised as well as well as priorities of foreign policy, relations with key foreign partners. After the speech, Alexander Lukashenko answered the questions of deputies."