MINSK, October 22 (Itar-Tass) -- There is no need for Belarus to increase the retirement age, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday.
"We do not need to do that, because our pensions are not very big. Our pensioners keep working, and that is good," he said.
"As you know, the retirement age is 55 years for women and 60 years for men," he said.
Lukashenko also said that unemployment was not a big problem for Belarus. "Working pensioners do not present a problem. We cannot force them to stop working. Elderly people must not be abused," he noted.