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15 Dec 2020
Lukashenko reveals approximate cost of developing Belarus’ coronavirus vaccine Lukashenko reveals approximate cost of developing Belarus’ coronavirus vaccine
The head of state noted that Belarus’ immunization plan encompasses three components: purchasing a ready-made vaccine soon to vaccinate high-risk groups, producing a Russian vaccine in the country, and developing Belarus’ own vaccine...
15 Dec 2020
Belarus-Russia cooperation in education hailed as vibrant Belarus-Russia cooperation in education hailed as vibrant
"Every agreement with Russian regions, which the Belarusian government signs, contains an educational component. We have a number of intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements and programs that help us develop cooperation"...
15 Dec 2020
Kochanova: People’s health and wellbeing among Belarus’ top priorities Kochanova: People’s health and wellbeing among Belarus’ top priorities
"I would like to say that today the outpatient and polyclinic services work very effectively. Modern services and good conditions for patients and doctors are very important, because people, their wellbeing and health have always been and remain a priority of the state policy,” the speaker emphasized...
14 Dec 2020
Opinion: Promoting integration is important for Belarus, Russia Opinion: Promoting integration is important for Belarus, Russia
The two countries are also actively cooperating in countering COVID-19. "At the Union State level, this topic was discussed by the presidents. The vaccine has been provided for trials in Belarus. We hope to continue our cooperation in this area. We are waiting for the Russian vaccine to begin vaccination in the country”...
14 Dec 2020
Belarus might produce its own COVID-19 vaccine Belarus might produce its own COVID-19 vaccine
“If we learn to produce a vaccine on our own and gain experience, we will have good specialists, scientists, good doctors, and thus the healthcare system will improve this way. In general, biotechnology has great prospects”...
14 Dec 2020
NOC vice president speaks about Belarus’ preparations for Olympics in Tokyo, Beijing NOC vice president speaks about Belarus’ preparations for Olympics in Tokyo, Beijing
According to him, Belarusian athletes have focused on training at the domestic bases - in Staiki, Raubichi, Zaslavl, and Brest. “The main preparations have been held in our country. Some athletes are training in Turkey,” the NOC vice president said...
11 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: The pandemic has convinced even hardcore sceptics that we can be stronger only together Lukashenko: The pandemic has convinced even hardcore sceptics that we can be stronger only together
"At the same time the coronavirus has demonstrated the true price of failing to fulfill previously reached agreements"...
10 Dec 2020
Belarus calls for CIS cooperation against modern challenges, threats Belarus calls for CIS cooperation against modern challenges, threats
Vladimir Makei stressed importance of tight cooperation in the Commonwealth of Independent States in the face of attempts of external forces to destabilize the situation in a number of CIS member states, including Belarus. “I believe that the all-round fortification of our countries, the readiness to stand against modern challenges and threats serve common interests,” Vladimir Makei noted...
10 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus is living through difficult period due to change of generations Lukashenko: Belarus is living through difficult period due to change of generations
"It is a tough period of generational change. It is always difficult, for example, in science and sports. I wish that the current generation will bring up a generation of patriots. Thus, when retiring we will be firmly convinced that the sovereignty and independence of our state are unshakable"...
7 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: 2020 is the most challenging year in decades Lukashenko: 2020 is the most challenging year in decades
“During this meeting we will not only sum up the preliminary results of the year but will also consider the forecast for the year. We will not be discussing the five-year plans today. This is the starting year in the five-year period and we will carefully consider it. As for the five-year period, perhaps, we will make some adjustments at the end of the year"...
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"...
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