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6 Feb 2020
Lukashenko holds meeting to discuss operation of Belarus’ fuel and energy complex Lukashenko holds meeting to discuss operation of Belarus’ fuel and energy complex
“We have gathered together to discuss a number of measures concerning the fulfillment of forecast targets and, there’s no need to conceal anything, our efforts to overcome negative trends which emerge in our economy in connection with recent events in the world and, first of all, in the relations with Russia”...
5 Feb 2020
Belarus sends second humanitarian cargo to China Belarus sends second humanitarian cargo to China
This time Belarus has sent mainly personal protective equipment, means for decontamination, disinfection of tools and premises, other medical products, all in all about 20 tonnes of cargo. the Great Stone has contributed one tonne of protective equipment (masks, respirators, robes)...
4 Feb 2020
Lukashenko to look into import substitution issues Lukashenko to look into import substitution issues
Import substitution will be given an increased focus in Belarus, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he was inspecting Dobrush Paper Factory...
3 Feb 2020
Lukashenko, Pompeo hold two-hour talks in Minsk Lukashenko, Pompeo hold two-hour talks in Minsk
“Of course, one day will not be enough for you to look through all these matters. However, you will surely learn something about Belarus”...
29 Jan 2020
Belarus sends 20t of medical products to China Belarus sends 20t of medical products to China
“The cargo includes 4.5 tonnes of antibiotics that are most commonly used to treat complications of a viral infection, over 10 tonnes of disinfecting agents for various uses, personal protective equipment for medical staff (gloves, surgical masks, disposable clothing), air decontamination materials. I think this is not the last cargo”...
28 Jan 2020
Lukashenko takes stock of Vitebsk Oblast agricultural sector Lukashenko takes stock of Vitebsk Oblast agricultural sector
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that all the people working in the agricultural sector in Vitebsk Oblast, from blue-color workers to executives, should cheer up and work to the limit of their ability...
27 Jan 2020
Belarus victorious at 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship Belarus victorious at 2020 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship
The Belarusian women’s indoor hockey team is a two-time European medalist. The team won bronze medals in 2016 and 2018. Belarus placed third at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2018...
24 Jan 2020
Belarus president talks about viability of alternative oil delivery options Belarus president talks about viability of alternative oil delivery options
Delivering oil via Baltic Sea ports is one of the alternatives. A batch of Norwegian oil has already been bought and is being delivered like that. Delivering oil from Gdansk using one pipe of the Druzhba pipeline is another Baltic route. The pipeline will have to be switched to reverse mode for that...
24 Jan 2020
Belarusian parliament speaker lays wreath at Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem Belarusian parliament speaker lays wreath at Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem
On 23 January, Vladimir Andreichenko attended the Fifth World Leaders Forum to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The event was held at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center...
24 Jan 2020
Lukashenko suddenly changes itinerary of Shklov visit Lukashenko suddenly changes itinerary of Shklov visit
The head of state was supposed to tour only Shklov Newsprint Mill. However, after arriving there in the morning, the president said that he also wanted to visit Shklov Creamery, Linen Mill and Shklov Forest LTD...
23 Jan 2020
Strategic importance of science for Belarus emphasized Strategic importance of science for Belarus emphasized
“Two main forces underpin the power of our state (probably of any state, but it is especially true about ours). These are high intelligence of the nation and a life-giving source of cultural traditions. By honoring the best representatives of the Belarusian science in the Independence Palace ahead of Belarusian Science Day, we emphasize the strategic importance of science for the development of the country”...
21 Jan 2020
Belarus to try to get 30-40% of necessary amount of oil from Russia Belarus to try to get 30-40% of necessary amount of oil from Russia
The head of state said: "Indeed, there is no complete alternative to Russian oil now. But we have to diversify [imports] as we’ve agreed. We have to take steps and get 30-40% of oil from the Russian Federation"...
21 Jan 2020
Lukashenko, Rogozin discuss joint space projects Lukashenko, Rogozin discuss joint space projects
“The development of advanced technologies is Belarus’ number one priority as the country does not have abundant natural resources. Belarus has always relied on the skills and brains of its people, their experience and qualifications. Space is a litmus paper for assessing the potential and capabilities of any state and people”...
20 Jan 2020
Ravkov appointed State Secretary of Belarus’ Security Council Ravkov appointed State Secretary of Belarus’ Security Council
Aleksandr Lukashenko also appointed a new defense minister and head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus on 20 January...
20 Jan 2020
Lukashenko hails FTUB’s role in parliamentary election campaign Lukashenko hails FTUB’s role in parliamentary election campaign
Aleksandr Lukashenko praised the role of the FTUB in the social and political life of the country and described it as one of the most popular organizations...
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