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23 Feb 2018
Belarus CEC head: Decision on next election campaign will be taken in autumn Belarus CEC head: Decision on next election campaign will be taken in autumn
According to the CEC head, the next election campaign has not been discussed yet. “It is too early to talk about this,” she said...
23 Feb 2018
Semashko: Belarus, Russia may resume gas talks in late March Semashko: Belarus, Russia may resume gas talks in late March
“With regard to the gas prices to be applicable in 2020-2024 we are at the stage of negotiations with Russia. We were supposed to formulate some pricing principles by the end of 2017. I think that we will resume talks at the end of March”...
23 Feb 2018
Electoral process in Belarus’ local elections viewed as transparent Electoral process in Belarus’ local elections viewed as transparent
“During the monitoring the foreign observers found that all the necessary conditions were created to ensure transparency of the electoral process, equal opportunities for all the candidates, and also for the citizens of Belarus to exercise their right to vote”...
22 Feb 2018
Lukashenko to Belarus' biathletes: You did a truly heroic deed Lukashenko to Belarus' biathletes: You did a truly heroic deed
“Thank you for this great present to the entire country on the eve of Defender of the Motherland Day. You have realized our life-long dreams by winning Belarus’ first Olympic gold in the most prestigious biathlon race,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
22 Feb 2018
Yuri Albers: Olympic Women’s Relay is a historic victory for Belarus Yuri Albers: Olympic Women’s Relay is a historic victory for Belarus
“We have been moving towards this success for seasons. It is a historic victory for the Belarusian biathlon. All the coaches who worked with the girls earlier did well. A lot has been done in the national team to achieve this goal as well"...
22 Feb 2018
Ravkov: There is peace and security on Belarusian land and this will always be so Ravkov: There is peace and security on Belarusian land and this will always be so
The minister congratulated the veterans of the Great Patriotic War who made Great Victory possible. “We should always be proud of this victory, our grandfathers and great-grandfathers,” Andrei Ravkov said...
22 Feb 2018
Domracheva: Difficult to imagine a happier Olympic ending Domracheva: Difficult to imagine a happier Olympic ending
“Looking back at the games, I can say that this victory is a reward for all our efforts and patience. We finally became friends with Pyeongchang so to speak: with its winds, difficult weather conditions. I could not let the girls down, especially since Dinara Alimbekova left the shooting range first”...
22 Feb 2018
Team Belarus coach pleased with performance of young biathletes in Pyeongchang Team Belarus coach pleased with performance of young biathletes in Pyeongchang
Alfred Eder stressed that during the season the focus was exactly on relay. "We had high hopes on this event. Today's performance of the Belarusian girls will go down in history. This is a victory both for the experienced and also young athletes"...
22 Feb 2018
UNAIDS: Belarus demonstrates good results in combating HIV/AIDS UNAIDS: Belarus demonstrates good results in combating HIV/AIDS
Within the framework of the Belarus' National Human Rights Action Plan for 2016-2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the campaign entitled as Partnership for Safe and Effective Support to People with HIV/AIDS, timed to Zero Discrimination Day marked on 1 March...
22 Feb 2018
Belarus interested in developing cooperation with UNIDO Belarus interested in developing cooperation with UNIDO
“We are not WTO members yet, we do not have a program with the IMF. In this regard, the cooperation within the framework of the UN organization is very important, and we count on UNIDO’s support,” the chairman of the Council of the Republic said. In his opinion, it would help raise the efficiency of integration processes...
21 Feb 2018
Anton Kushnir thanks Belarus’ president for support of Olympians in PyeongChang Anton Kushnir thanks Belarus’ president for support of Olympians in PyeongChang
“I am grateful to Alexander Grigoryevich [Lukashenko], who defended the honor of the country in a very decent manner and supported our team, me,” said Anton Kushnir...
21 Feb 2018
Belarusian nuclear power plant to be commissioned on schedule Belarusian nuclear power plant to be commissioned on schedule
"All the organizational measures have been taken. Today, all those involved in the construction of this facility clearly understand what needs to be done, what volumes to be covered"...
21 Feb 2018
MFA: Belarus attaches great importance to children's rights when working on SDGs MFA: Belarus attaches great importance to children's rights when working on SDGs
“Care of children should be the basis in the work on achieving economic and social sustainability. Children should have a priority right to our attention and resources," he added...
21 Feb 2018
Belarus’ starting positions on SDGs seen as good Belarus’ starting positions on SDGs seen as good
"Belarus started off at a good level. You have achieved the Millennium Development Goals. The initiatives undertaken by the country's government is the leadership that makes us happy,” Amina J. Mohammed noted...
21 Feb 2018
Contacts, solidarity, trust among peoples viewed as essential in achieving SDGs Contacts, solidarity, trust among peoples viewed as essential in achieving SDGs
Belarus has already built the national architecture of the work to achieve the SDGs and pays special attention to the parliamentary component and civil society, she said. "But I would like to emphasize that the work in a single country is not enough"...
21 Feb 2018
SDG forum in Minsk to contribute to regional and global stability SDG forum in Minsk to contribute to regional and global stability
According to the minister, Belarus has never been just an observer of international development efforts. Belarus, together with partners, developed a concept of sustainable development, suggested new ideas and content for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
21 Feb 2018
Wiktorin: Belarus highly motivated to achieve SDGs Wiktorin: Belarus highly motivated to achieve SDGs
Andrea Wiktorin added that a lot of Belarus’ projects, supported by the EU, are aimed at achieving many of 17 global goals at the regional and national levels...
21 Feb 2018
Minsk SDG forum to intensify collective efforts for peace and prosperity in region Minsk SDG forum to intensify collective efforts for peace and prosperity in region
Alexander Lukashenko is convinced that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the world leaders at the UN summit require joint large-scale actions, investment, persistence to secure economic growth, healthy environment, decent living conditions for every person and innovations...
21 Feb 2018
Mohammed: UN secretary general was envious of my visit to Belarus Mohammed: UN secretary general was envious of my visit to Belarus
“I would like to convey to you the best regards from your friend — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He has told me a lot about your personal contacts and was quite envious of my going to Belarus while he was unable to do the same”...
21 Feb 2018
EAEU: Belarus’ economic indicators inspire optimism EAEU: Belarus’ economic indicators inspire optimism
She added that Belarus has always been an active proponent of integration. "In those areas where we actively cooperate in the EAEU, we also work to achieve the sustainable development goals"...
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