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21 Jan 2017
Belarus chooses entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Belarus chooses entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
Although the indie pop duo were not the top choice of the televoters, they posted the highest total score thanks to the 12 points from the professional jury. Artyom Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk performed Story of My Life in Belarusian. Artyom is the author of the song...
20 Jan 2017
Lukashenko approves resolution on Belarus' border protection in 2017 Lukashenko approves resolution on Belarus' border protection in 2017
New control and surveillance complexes are installed at the border; Belarus cooperates with the European Union in this area. “Of course, this cooperation can be more comprehensive. We are responsible for the protection of the European Union from illegal migration,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
20 Jan 2017
Belarus and China: Top 50 pictures over 25 years Belarus and China: Top 50 pictures over 25 years
Today Belarus and China celebrate the 25th anniversary since the two countries established diplomatic relations. A special project by the news agency BelTA presents the best photos to highlight the history of Belarus-China friendship and strategic partnership over the course of 25 years...
20 Jan 2017
Lukashenko, Xi Jinping exchange greetings on 25th anniversary of Belarus-China diplomatic relations Lukashenko, Xi Jinping exchange greetings on 25th anniversary of Belarus-China diplomatic relations
“Over the past 25 years Belarus and China have made great headway in the development of bilateral cooperation based on the principles of equality and respect to each other. We are proud that Belarus and China enjoy truly allied ties. The two countries have reached an unprecedentedly high level of trust-based comprehensive and strategic partnership and mutual cooperation,” noted the Belarusian leader...
19 Jan 2017
Lukashenko urges to streamline land allocation regulations Lukashenko urges to streamline land allocation regulations
Alexander Lukashenko stressed that land is the wealth of the country and no one is allowed to ruin it. “This wealth belongs neither to us nor to even our children. It belongs to future generations,” the Belarusian leader said...
17 Jan 2017
Belarus, Sudan sign agreement on friendly relations, cooperation Belarus, Sudan sign agreement on friendly relations, cooperation
The heads of state also signed a joint statement. The two leaders reaffirmed the common commitment to the development and enhancement of the friendly ties between the two countries in various fields. The two leaders pointed out the constructive nature of the bilateral relations development and confirmed the need to advance them. The signed agreement on friendly relations and cooperation will be the foundation for these efforts...
16 Jan 2017
Belarus president arrives in Sudan on official visit Belarus president arrives in Sudan on official visit
Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir welcomed Alexander Lukashenko at the air stairs of the aircraft. An official welcome ceremony involving a guard of honor and the national anthems of the two countries followed. After that Alexander Lukashenko had a brief talk with Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir...
16 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: New avenues for cooperation between Belarus and Egypt Lukashenko: New avenues for cooperation between Belarus and Egypt
"We sell Belarusian equipment and are ready to come here with our technologies and specialists, set up companies, demonstrate our working abilities and teach Egyptians how to make these products,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
15 Jan 2017
Belarus, Egypt to advance each other’s foreign trade interests in economic unions Belarus, Egypt to advance each other’s foreign trade interests in economic unions
Taking into account the overall drive towards stronger Belarusian-Egyptian relations, the sides have decided to take mutually beneficial cooperation to the next level. In particular, the countries have agreed to work together on signing the agreement on free trade between the Eurasian Economic Union and its member states as one party and Egypt as the other party...
12 Jan 2017
Lukashenko, Gref discuss Belarus’ cooperation with Sberbank Group Lukashenko, Gref discuss Belarus’ cooperation with Sberbank Group
“But I would like to say the main thing: if, when working in Belarus, German Oskarovich [Gref] treats our partners, clients cooperating with the bank in the same way he treats Russians in Russia, we will never have problems,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed. He is well aware of German Gref’s position in the Russian business area and heard many good things about it...
10 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Our common goal is to protect Belarus’ freedom, independence Lukashenko: Our common goal is to protect Belarus’ freedom, independence
The head of state remarked that the tradition to award distinguished people during New Year and Christmas celebrations that are very popular in the country has become a landmark event in the spiritual life of Belarus...
9 Jan 2017
Lukashenko awards Belarusian art luminaries in 2016 Lukashenko awards Belarusian art luminaries in 2016
The President conferred five awards For Spiritual Revival in 2016 on the groups of authors in recognition of their vigorous humanitarian activities. Ten special prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus were awarded to figures of culture and art, men of science, educators, teams of authors, cultural institutions in recognition of their great achievements in visual and performing arts, amateur art, museology...
7 Jan 2017
Belarus President’s Team lift Christmas ice hockey trophy for tenth time Belarus President’s Team lift Christmas ice hockey trophy for tenth time
In the final stanza the teams traded two more goals each. Andrei Astashevich scored twice to lead his team to a 7-3 victory. Daniel Corso (Belarus) and Aki Uusikartano (Finland) were named Players of the Match...
7 Jan 2017
Lukashenko lights Christmas candle at Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk Lukashenko lights Christmas candle at Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk
“I wish this holiday bring you peace, understanding, and wellbeing. I wish the fulfillment of your desires, at least those related to your loved ones, families, and, especially, children. I wish Merry Christmas to Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, our guests, and all Orthodox Christians. Merry Christmas to everyone,” Alexander Lukashenko wished...
6 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Christmas is a symbol of hope and unity of people Lukashenko: Christmas is a symbol of hope and unity of people
"This joyful holiday makes us happy, fills our hearts with love for those around us, and inspires us to make the world a better place. It embodies the traditions of Orthodox Christianity and is a symbol of hope and unity of people in the name of benevolence, humanity, and kindness"...
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