As part of the state apparatus optimization it is necessary to prune all the unnecessary things, all the things that generate red tape and interfere with the dynamic development of the country. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement during the government conference held today to discuss the optimization of personnel numbers in government agencies. Alexander Lukashenko stressed: “Constant improvement of the management system and its mechanisms is crucial to improving the effectiveness of the government apparatus. Instead of blowing up personnel numbers it is necessary to systematically shape a compact structure and an effective management model. And it has to be done step by step. It is not a one-time action timed to some specific date.”