Lukashenko: Belarusian IT sector did not collapse after some IT specialists left but, on the contrary, is developing
The IT sector in Belarus has not collapsed after the departure of some IT specialists, but, on the contrary, is moving forward – as stated by the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, at a meeting with Belarusian scientists, BelTA reports
Speaking about the development of IT in the country, the Head of State mentioned the creation of the High-Tech Park and noted that not so long ago ‘certain people ran abroad’. “I don’t blame them because the Americans and others hit the IT sector in order to slow us down, imposing sanctions. Where should they [Belarusian IT specialists under sanctions] go? Some left, some returned,” the President noted. “Some travelled around the world [and decided] that it should be only Belarus. Belarusians have this peculiarity: few people can be abroad and be completely pleased with it.”
“They left, but the IT sector, the economy, industry, agriculture did not collapse. On the contrary, it is moving. Those who left ... Others take their place,” the Belarusian leader continued.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that alongside the HTP, information technologies are well developed at many large domestic enterprises, at the Academy of Sciences. Moreover, they create a fully-fledged finished product, and not part of the software of foreign companies.