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3 Jan 2019
Infant mortality rate in Belarus one of Europe’s lowest in 2018 Infant mortality rate in Belarus one of Europe’s lowest in 2018
According to the minister, this rate attests to the excellent work of the maternity services, neonatologists and healthcare facilities and also to the overall high quality of the government’s social policy...
2 Jan 2019
Makei calls for urgent action to end conflict in Ukraine Makei calls for urgent action to end conflict in Ukraine
“We believe that the conflict in Ukraine is a major threat to European regional security today. It is necessary to resolve it as soon as possible. We are trying to play our part”...
29 Dec 2018
Cui Qiming: Belarus and China are all weather friends Cui Qiming: Belarus and China are all weather friends
In an interview with BelTA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Belarus Cui Qiming talks about the most important events in the bilateral cooperation in 2018...
28 Dec 2018
Lukashenko to young Belarusians: Home is the place where you are welcomed most of all Lukashenko to young Belarusians: Home is the place where you are welcomed most of all
"It is your country. It is Belarus. I don’t want to encourage you to stick to Belarus and never leave the country. But remember: wherever you are, home is the place where you are welcomed most of all”...
28 Dec 2018
Andreichenko: Children’s charity campaign means to show that every child matters Andreichenko: Children’s charity campaign means to show that every child matters
Vladimir Andreichenko has been visiting this school during the holiday season every year for the past ten years. “I am happy that the tradition continues and I am happy to have this opportunity. Thanks to the campaign, we, adults, have a chance to revisit our childhood”...
27 Dec 2018
Turchin: New Year should rejoice every child Turchin: New Year should rejoice every child
According to Alexander Turchin, it has become a good tradition for him to visit family-type children’s homes. He believes that it is important to promote this form of care of parentless children...
26 Dec 2018
Belarusian senator urges more attention for children with special needs Belarusian senator urges more attention for children with special needs
“It is good that we have such a good tradition when we come visit children’s institutions on the New Year's Eve. In my opinion, it is especially heartening when we meet with children with special needs”...
26 Dec 2018
Ambassador: EU sees Belarus as independent player in global politics Ambassador: EU sees Belarus as independent player in global politics
“The European Union has come to realize that our country pursues an independent and open international policy. Minsk is a major negotiating ground on Ukraine, we maintain good relations with Georgia and Moldova. This means that Belarus has a position of its own and this position is not at odds with the interests of our partners”...
26 Dec 2018
Lukashenko, Putin set to resolve disputable issues Lukashenko, Putin set to resolve disputable issues
“Indeed, we can find common ground, because the delegations in attendance have held several rounds of negotiations. They know the issues inside and out and we are also well aware of the issues to be tackled today. It would be great to settle these issues so that we will not take the old problems into the new year”...
26 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: Comprehensive cooperation is important for both Belarus and Russia Lukashenko: Comprehensive cooperation is important for both Belarus and Russia
“I am not saying “a brotherly nation”, because as I have been informed, Russia does not perceive it this way, as new decision-makers there reject this notion. Okay, let us be partners”...
22 Dec 2018
Sweden plans to invest more into Belarus’ economy Sweden plans to invest more into Belarus’ economy
Head of the Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Andreas von Beckerath welcomed the reengagement between Belarus and Sweden...
22 Dec 2018
Kochanova: Our Children campaign brings much joy to children Kochanova: Our Children campaign brings much joy to children
“I really appreciate the staff of this orphanage because they give the children their love and affection. All of them are our children, therefore our charity campaign is called this way”...
22 Dec 2018
Speaker: Independence, sovereignty defined in Belarus-Russia Union State Treaty as firm principles Speaker: Independence, sovereignty defined in Belarus-Russia Union State Treaty as firm principles
"Some of them, in my opinion, will be impossible to implement because the situation has changed. The Eurasian Economic Union has been set up. Therefore, our firm principles, and this is defined in the Union State Treaty, are independence and sovereignty"...
21 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: BelTA is a reliable source of domestic and international news Lukashenko: BelTA is a reliable source of domestic and international news
“BelTA enjoys well-deserved respect and trust of numerous foreign partners. Together they implement important media projects, exchange advanced technologies,” the message of greetings reads...
20 Dec 2018
Miss World Europe Belarus Maria Vasilevich shares impressions of pageant Miss World Europe Belarus Maria Vasilevich shares impressions of pageant
Maria Vasilevich’ immediate goal is to pass a session in her Master’s degree program. In 2019 she will join the other Top 5 finalists in their charity trips around the world...
20 Dec 2018
Call to continue work on business climate in Belarus Call to continue work on business climate in Belarus
“We need to continue the work on cultivating a new business environment. We need to work continuously to make the tax legislation more capacious, transparent and understandable to economic operators,” Vladimir Andreichenko said...
20 Dec 2018
Fairness described as pillar of Belarus’ national policy Fairness described as pillar of Belarus’ national policy
“I have recently given an example. There was an opinion poll in Russia, and the majority of people requested fairness, not bread and butter. Many years ago I told you that fairness should be the pillar of our national policy,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
20 Dec 2018
FM: Belarus will continue to strengthen independence, sovereignty FM: Belarus will continue to strengthen independence, sovereignty
“Belarus must remain an independent state. We have dreamed of the sovereignty for centuries and must continue to work towards strengthening the independence and territorial integrity of the state,” Vladimir Makei said...
19 Dec 2018
Germany supports Belarus in WTO accession Germany supports Belarus in WTO accession
“We are very supportive of Belarus’ efforts to join the WTO. Your finance minister talked to our state secretary and clearly underlined that Belarus intends to join the WTO in 2019. It is very important,” Eckhard Franz said...
19 Dec 2018
Inclusion of Budslau Fest into UNESCO list hailed as big event for Belarus Inclusion of Budslau Fest into UNESCO list hailed as big event for Belarus
“The inclusion of the Budslau Fest into the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is an honor for the Roman-Catholic Church. It is a big event for Belarus which becomes more recognizable worldwide thanks to this decision”...
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