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16 Jan 2020
Good opportunities for Latvian business in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone Good opportunities for Latvian business in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone
Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins visited the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone...
16 Jan 2020
Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC
"Latvia is part of the Schengen area, so we cannot make any decisions on our own that are at odds with the system. As for building up the capacities at checkpoints, we are already working on this"...
16 Jan 2020
PM: Latvia wants to see Belarus independent, stable PM: Latvia wants to see Belarus independent, stable
“It is important for us to see an independent, stable and prosperous Belarus," the prime minister said. He touched on the preparations for Aleksandr Lukashenko's visit to Latvia, adding that Riga is expecting him on 3 April if this date is convenient for the Belarusian side...
16 Jan 2020
Belarus, Latvia urged to make most of transit potential Belarus, Latvia urged to make most of transit potential
Belarus and Latvia should actively utilize their transit capacities, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said as he met with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins on 16 January...
15 Jan 2020
Speaker: Belarusian MPs will contribute to efforts to improve Constitution Speaker: Belarusian MPs will contribute to efforts to improve Constitution
The MPs will take part in the work to improve the Constitution, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said as he addressed a workshop to introduce MPs to the information-search system and other state information resources...
15 Jan 2020
Belarus information minister wants legal response to deepfakes Belarus information minister wants legal response to deepfakes
Belarusian Information Minister Aleksandr Karlyukevich suggested introducing legislation related to fakes and deepfakes as he took part in another meeting of the Expert Community project “Deepfakes: New Challenge to Information Security” in the BelTA press center on 15 January...
14 Jan 2020
Ambassador talks about goals of Latvian prime minister’s forthcoming visit to Belarus Ambassador talks about goals of Latvian prime minister’s forthcoming visit to Belarus
Latvia is interested in bolstering good neighborly relations with Belarus. Scheduled for 16 January, the forthcoming visit of Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to Minsk is designed to take bilateral cooperation to new heights...
14 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: Changes in Belarus will be measured, not revolutionary Lukashenko: Changes in Belarus will be measured, not revolutionary
“We will stick to the principles of the state economic policy that we have been shaping for years, no matter how much some might lament calling for changes. Changes are needed, but they are already underway and will continue, therefore life goes on”...
13 Jan 2020
MP: Enforcement of Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement in June is realistic MP: Enforcement of Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement in June is realistic
Belarusian MPs are expected to ratify the visa facilitation agreement with the European Union at the spring session. “It is not a problem with us. We have already declared our readiness to ratify this agreement in a priority manner at the spring session that will commence on 2 April"...
10 Jan 2020
Important union development initiatives in Belarus president’s address to EAEU leaders
The expert believes that the proposal to allow the Eurasian Economic Commission to appeal directly to the EAEU Court is an essential one...
10 Jan 2020
Belarusian ambassador meets with Pope Francis, conveys greetings from country’s leadership Belarusian ambassador meets with Pope Francis, conveys greetings from country’s leadership
On 9 January 2020 the Belarusian ambassador took part in the annual audience of Pope Francis to the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See for the New Year greetings...
9 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: I am truly committed to Belarus’ independence Lukashenko: I am truly committed to Belarus’ independence
“I am lucky to be the first president of this sovereign and independent state and, pardon my immodesty, to have played the leading role in building it”...
9 Jan 2020
Kochanova: Minsk development should be planned for decades ahead Kochanova: Minsk development should be planned for decades ahead
All in all, the development of Minsk should be planned for decades ahead to make the city as convenient for its residents as possible, Natalya Kochanova believes. She asked the senators to share their ideas about achieving goals that concern the development of Minsk...
9 Jan 2020
Viktor Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of 3rd Youth Olympic Games Viktor Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of 3rd Youth Olympic Games
“I am sure you will confirm the high level of national sport as you represent Belarus at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympics,” Viktor Lukashenko said. He wished Team Belarus good health, success, competitive spirit and Olympic triumph...
4 Jan 2020
Fasel: Minsk Christmas ice hockey tournament is growing bigger Fasel: Minsk Christmas ice hockey tournament is growing bigger
Speaking about the preparations for the 2021 IIHF World Championship, the IIHF head said that Latvia and Belarus are two great ice hockey countries which are well-known as excellent hosts...
30 Dec 2019
Lukashenko opines on role of art in diplomacy Lukashenko opines on role of art in diplomacy
“In all times palaces were centers of political and social life, places where art accompanied many protocol events at the very high level. Art keeps playing an important role today, in particular in international diplomacy. It opens up new opportunities for strengthening friendly ties between peoples and entire states”...
24 Dec 2019
Lukashenko explains Belarus' value for Russia Lukashenko explains Belarus' value for Russia
Aleksei Venediktov was surprised by this situation. “You are not joking, are you?" he asked...
24 Dec 2019
Venediktov: Presidents of Belarus, Russia will certainly come to terms Venediktov: Presidents of Belarus, Russia will certainly come to terms
“I know that our president is ready for another conversation with your president and this might happen before the New Year. I believe that the two leaders will come to an agreement”...
23 Dec 2019
Virtually entire Belarusian-Russian integration package reconciled Virtually entire Belarusian-Russian integration package reconciled
“And we will select the time for our leaders to sign it or initial it. Certainly, it will give an absolutely unprecedented new impulse to the advancement of our relations. Primarily economic ones”...
23 Dec 2019
Belarus calls for continuous EU-EAEU dialogue Belarus calls for continuous EU-EAEU dialogue
The minister noted that the idea of integration of integrations or cooperation of integrations is about making the EU-EAEU cooperation a systemic process aimed at achieving meaningful and appreciable results for both union...
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