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4 Dec 2020
Lukashenko on coronavirus response: People’s lives are the priority Lukashenko on coronavirus response: People’s lives are the priority
According to the head of state, he is monitoring the coronavirus response campaign. And today he does not have any complaints against the healthcare minister, governors and members of the coronavirus response team...
4 Dec 2020
Makei: Only Belarusians should determine Belarus’ future Makei: Only Belarusians should determine Belarus’ future
“Like any other OSCE participating state, we strive to establish the necessary balance between ensuring all rights and freedoms of citizens and maintaining an appropriate level of security and order in the society. As we all know, there are no universal solutions here. Only Belarusian people should determine the future of Belarus”...
2 Dec 2020
Lukashenko condemns actions of Poland, Baltic states towards Belarus Lukashenko condemns actions of Poland, Baltic states towards Belarus
The head of state emphasized that this year Belarus has been experiencing open interference in its domestic affairs, including through attempts to provoke public discontent...
1 Dec 2020
Ambassador: China opposes outside interference in Belarus' internal affairs Ambassador: China opposes outside interference in Belarus' internal affairs
In recent years, under the strategic leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, the China-Belarus trust-based comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation have been developing dynamically and progressively...
30 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Economic war is raging around Eurasian Economic Union Lukashenko: Economic war is raging around Eurasian Economic Union
The head of state noted that a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council is scheduled for 11 December...
27 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus should produce its own coronavirus vaccine Lukashenko: Belarus should produce its own coronavirus vaccine
The president emphasized that Belarus will find an opportunity to start producing a vaccine at the Belmedpreparaty pharmaceutical company...
27 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: New Constitution should benefit the country Lukashenko: New Constitution should benefit the country
"I am a proponent of the new Constitution. Not because we need some democracy. Democracy is not the point,” he said. “In this situation I am concerned about something else: we cannot give this Constitution to an unknown president. It will be a disaster"...
27 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: The entire world has seen Belarus chose the right way to fight COVID-19 Lukashenko: The entire world has seen Belarus chose the right way to fight COVID-19
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the high coronavirus infection rate is a very serious problem for the country and for him as the head of state although Belarus already encountered the problem during the first wave and acquired certain experience...
27 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus prepared to help Poland handle coronavirus Lukashenko: Belarus prepared to help Poland handle coronavirus
"We need to treat our patients, but we are prepared to help Poland. But let's do it in the right way: if they ask, we will send a brigade to help them"...
26 Nov 2020
Lavrov: Constitutional reform will help stabilize situation in Belarus Lavrov: Constitutional reform will help stabilize situation in Belarus
"Russia cannot remain indifferent. Belarus is our ally, our strategic partner and Belarusians are our brotherly nation. Of course, we would like the situation here to calm down and stabilize. We believe that this will be facilitated by the constitutional reform initiated by the country's authorities as an important stage in the improvement and transformation of the political, economic, and legal system, as stated"...
26 Nov 2020
MFA: Belarus takes over CIS chairmanship in 2021, will work to strengthen its international standing MFA: Belarus takes over CIS chairmanship in 2021, will work to strengthen its international standing
Vladimir Makei also noted that Belarus hopes for Russia’s continuous comprehensive support of its initiatives to deepen the integration in the EAEU and the CIS...
26 Nov 2020
Lukashenko hails meetings with Lavrov as productive Lukashenko hails meetings with Lavrov as productive
"Our meetings are always productive, from my point of view, at least for me and for Belarus, for our foreign policy. Because this is an opportunity, as you often say, to compare notes, and we use it"...
26 Nov 2020
Lavrov: Russia, Belarus are equally interested in strengthening relations Lavrov: Russia, Belarus are equally interested in strengthening relations
"Russia and Belarus are equally interested in strengthening relations. We can call it in different ways but we have the same goal: to move towards the mutual benefits for our peoples, the countries and the Union State," Sergey Lavrov said...
26 Nov 2020
Opinion: Belarus’ multipronged policy is a proof of its independence Opinion: Belarus’ multipronged policy is a proof of its independence
"A multipronged approach should be pursued in foreign policy and economy, as this is a concentrated expression of the sovereignty and independence of Belarus,” Nikolai Shchekin believes...
24 Nov 2020
Belarus, China support each other on key matters, ambassador says Belarus, China support each other on key matters, ambassador says
"At present Chinese-Belarusian relations of trustful comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation continue developing very well. Cooperation proceeds in a very dynamic and stable manner"...
24 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarusians have proved their ability to defend sovereignty, territorial integrity Lukashenko: Belarusians have proved their ability to defend sovereignty, territorial integrity
"I have repeatedly stated and will say it again: it is only our people who have the right to decide how the Belarusian state will develop in the future,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
24 Nov 2020
CSTO secretary general at UN dialogue: World community needs to focus on response to pandemic CSTO secretary general at UN dialogue: World community needs to focus on response to pandemic
"We call on all members of the world community to put aside political and economic differences and cooperate in accordance with the UN Charter, joining efforts in combating the global challenge that is COVID-19,” said the CSTO secretary general...
23 Nov 2020
Makei: Relations with Russia, China are number one priority for Belarus Makei: Relations with Russia, China are number one priority for Belarus
He also stressed: “Everyone needs to understand: there are areas that are more important and there are those which are less important. We intend and will strive to develop our relations with all the states, be it East, West, North or South”...
23 Nov 2020
Makei: Belarus will not initiate destructive steps against its partners Makei: Belarus will not initiate destructive steps against its partners
“Unfortunately, no one can say how we will be living tomorrow, the day after tomorrow,” said the minister. “We advocate the logic of cooperation, we will never initiate any destructive actions against our partners,” he added...
20 Nov 2020
Plans to vaccinate up to 2m people against COVID-19 in Belarus Plans to vaccinate up to 2m people against COVID-19 in Belarus
"The most vulnerable groups of individuals will top the list. These are education and healthcare workers, people engaged in retail – those who come into contact with many other people"...
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