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22 Jun 2017
CEI foreign ministers coordinate cooperation priorities for 2018-2020 CEI foreign ministers coordinate cooperation priorities for 2018-2020
Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told a press conference. According to the minister, one of the themes discussed at the meeting was the prospects of the CEI further reforming with a view to better adjusting the organization to new challenges in the region...
22 Jun 2017
Belarus promises maximum effort to promote resolution of common economic, social problems in CEI Belarus promises maximum effort to promote resolution of common economic, social problems in CEI
“Belarus views its CEI presidency as an opportunity to step up the participation of our country in the European integration processes with a focus on the economic aspect," Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at a press conference summing up the results of the Meeting of the CEI Ministers for Foreign Affairs in Minsk...
22 Jun 2017
Belarus’ CEI presidency viewed as additional opportunity to improve understanding with EU Belarus’ CEI presidency viewed as additional opportunity to improve understanding with EU
“We view our presidency as a unique opportunity for Belarus to effectively engage in the European integration processes," Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with the ministers of foreign affairs of the CEI member states...
22 Jun 2017
CEI foreign ministers held talks over European integration in Minsk CEI foreign ministers held talks over European integration in Minsk
“The meeting is focused on the growing role of the CEI member states in promoting connectivity and interoperability among various integration processes in a Wider Europe. In particular, the ministers will discuss efforts to tackle new threats to regional stability and economic cooperation between different integration associations”...
20 Jun 2017
Lukashenko to attend opening of OSCE PA session in Minsk Lukashenko to attend opening of OSCE PA session in Minsk
“We have already registered 593 participants from 56 states. The biggest delegation comprising 49 people will arrive from the United States of America. Belarus was chosen as a venue for the session for a reason. The country makes a big contribution to ensuring European security, pursues consistent and predictable domestic and foreign policy"...
20 Jun 2017
Lukashenko wants efficiency, practical results from Supreme State Council meeting Lukashenko wants efficiency, practical results from Supreme State Council meeting
“It is a very important event. There will be a one-on-one meeting of the presidents, negotiations in the extended format, decision making. The agenda has been formed. I have not seen such elaborated practical issues for ages. These include the development of machine building, agriculture, agribusiness in general, other political and foreign policy issues”...
18 Jun 2017
Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian healthcare workers on professional holiday Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian healthcare workers on professional holiday
The head of state expressed confidence that active integration of unique scientific research in the healthcare system will be a pillar of success in the Year of Science which has been announced in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko wished all healthcare workers strong health, happiness, and every success in this noble and responsible work...
16 Jun 2017
Lukashenko emphasizes progress in rehabilitation of Chernobyl-affected areas Lukashenko emphasizes progress in rehabilitation of Chernobyl-affected areas
“A lot has changed over 20 years. People live here, just like in the entire Belarus. The greatest joy for me, one of the results of this presidential period is the achievement of the Belarusian people. They have preserved and restored these territories. This is the main result,” said the Belarusian leader during the visit to the Polesie State Radiation and Ecological Reserve in Khoiniki District, Gomel Oblast...
16 Jun 2017
Belarus elected to ECOSOC for 2018-2020 Belarus elected to ECOSOC for 2018-2020
"Election of Belarus to the ECOSOC demonstrates a high level of confidence of the United Nations Member States in Belarus, its’ authority in the international arena, as well as hope vested in Belarus as a new member of ECOSOC"...
15 Jun 2017
Minsk declaration submitted to Espoo Convention Meeting Minsk declaration submitted to Espoo Convention Meeting
According to the press service, the adoption and implementation of the Minsk declaration will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030, will strengthen the role of the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment in addressing the key problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss...
15 Jun 2017
Lukashenko names six major tasks for CSTO in modern conditions Lukashenko names six major tasks for CSTO in modern conditions
According to the president, major tasks include the coordination of the foreign policy activities of the CSTO member states, cooperation of the Organization with the leading universal and regional international agencies, comprehensive strengthening of the military, technical, anti-crisis, and peace-making potential of the CSTO...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus in favor of speedy equipment of CSTO forces with newest armament Belarus in favor of speedy equipment of CSTO forces with newest armament
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with the defense ministers of the CSTO member states. According to the Belarusian head of state, the OSCE member states have designated their best trained divisions of the national armed forces to the Collective Rapid Response Forces...
13 Jun 2017
Meeting of Parties to Espoo Convention opens in Minsk Meeting of Parties to Espoo Convention opens in Minsk
Attending the events will be nearly 200 representatives from 45 member states of the Espoo Convention, including ministers and deputy ministers, high ranking officials of international organizations and financial institutes, the public. It is expected that the Minsk declaration will be signed at the final joint high-level meeting...
9 Jun 2017
Lukashenko takes part in Astana Expo 2017 opening ceremony Lukashenko takes part in Astana Expo 2017 opening ceremony
A total of 60 delegations representing high and top-ranking officials arrived for the opening ceremony of the Astana Expo 2017. Among them were heads of state and heads of government of various countries and other officials, including those, who had taken part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the capital of Kazakhstan earlier that day...
9 Jun 2017
Security, economic dimension named as Belarus’ priorities in SCO Security, economic dimension named as Belarus’ priorities in SCO
The Belarusian head of state remarked that over the short period of time that has passed since Belarus joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as an observer, the country has come to fully realize that the choice was right. “As an observer, Belarus closely follows the processes that are unfolding in the SCO today,” he said...
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