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10 Sep 2019
Ambassador: Ukraine grateful to Belarus for hosting peace talks Ambassador: Ukraine grateful to Belarus for hosting peace talks
Igor Kizim stressed the importance of developing good neighborly relations with Belarus as one of the main priorities of Ukraine’s foreign policy, which Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized in the recent telephone conversation with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko...
10 Sep 2019
Malyshik: I hope Match Europe v USA will become good tradition Malyshik: I hope Match Europe v USA will become good tradition
The Belarusian athlete highlighted that she was happy with her performance. Even though the Match Europe v USA is not the main event of the season and a greater focus is on the preparation for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, the athlete took the competition in Minsk very seriously...
10 Sep 2019
Ortega: I’m touched by fans’ support in Minsk Ortega: I’m touched by fans’ support in Minsk
I loved the very idea of this match and I am happy to be here. Minsk is a wonderful city! This stadium is great and the audience is just amazing, Orlando Ortega said...
10 Sep 2019
Belarusian government to rely on census data to make economic decisions Belarusian government to rely on census data to make economic decisions
The head of government reminded that an event of importance for every citizen and the society as a whole – a population census – will take place in Belarus on 4-30 October...
10 Sep 2019
Belarus president, Russian security chief talk about U.S. missiles, international security Belarus president, Russian security chief talk about U.S. missiles, international security
“We’ve talked about matters of strategic security, about the changes going on in international and regional security, how they should be accommodated, what new challenges and threats emerge, what influence they exert, how we should respond to the actions committed by our partners”...
10 Sep 2019
Dnieper freight traffic project to add to development momentum of Belarus, Turkey Dnieper freight traffic project to add to development momentum of Belarus, Turkey
At the moment, Belarus and Turkey are working out the possibility, at the level of ambassadors and governments, of starting traffic freight along the Dnieper using river-sea class vessels...
10 Sep 2019
Khaladovich gives kudos to Match Europe v USA organizers Khaladovich gives kudos to Match Europe v USA organizers
She also highlighted a wonderful atmosphere at Dinamo Stadium. She said her family and friends came to this historic event in Minsk to support her...
10 Sep 2019
Nedasekau: Match Europe v USA unites people from different countries Nedasekau: Match Europe v USA unites people from different countries
“Match Europe v USA is very well organized. I approached the event in a good emotional state. I cleared 2.33m and thought why not try 2.35m. It worked out. Such events unite people from different countries. It's great to feel the support and emotions of fans”...
9 Sep 2019
Minsk suggested as venue for next Europe v USA match Minsk suggested as venue for next Europe v USA match
“We suggest you should spend these two years in Belarus. Don’t rush to the faraway Europe or America. If you trust us with it, we will arrange another match at an even higher standard”...
9 Sep 2019
Belarus may host 2024 European Athletics Championships Belarus may host 2024 European Athletics Championships
He said that Belarus is among the countries that are bidding to host the international competitions. Svein Arne Hansen said that at today’s meeting with Aleksandr Lukashenko they discussed issues related to the organization of several international competitions...
9 Sep 2019
Plans for regional athletics center in Belarus Plans for regional athletics center in Belarus
Sebastian Coe stressed that this topic was on the agenda of the meeting with the Belarusian president. If implemented, this project will help the country train high-level track and field athletes...
9 Sep 2019
IAAF president on Match Europe v USA: We feel like home in Belarus IAAF president on Match Europe v USA: We feel like home in Belarus
“I am convinced that you, as the country leader, the world leader, will share my view that sport helps build bridges between nations even in the most difficult of times. Here we feel like home. We really appreciate the opportunity to show the best of sport [athletics] here for the two days that are ahead,”
9 Sep 2019
Opinion: Digital neighborhood belt initiative can prompt wide-ranging discussion Opinion: Digital neighborhood belt initiative can prompt wide-ranging discussion
“This proposal can encourage a very active positive debate. The phrase ‘good neighborhood’ which Aleksandr Lukashenko added to the digital wording seems very successful because it emphasizes the role of the human factor”...
8 Sep 2019
Match Europe v USA described as main event prior to 2019 IAAF World Championships Match Europe v USA described as main event prior to 2019 IAAF World Championships
According to initiator of this historic match, President of the European Athletics Association Svein Arne Hansen, Minsk has been gradually becoming a big athletics center, while the upcoming match will be the main event in the European sport calendar ahead of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha...
8 Sep 2019
Official Minsk describes Russia-Ukraine detainee swap as significant step Official Minsk describes Russia-Ukraine detainee swap as significant step
"Yes, this is the first step. It is always hard to do it. The Belarusian president has always stressed the need for sincere interest of all the parties in settling the situation. We understand that today we can move the process from the dead point only if we start with small steps"...
6 Sep 2019
Medvedev: Economic development of Russia, Belarus depends on success of integration program Medvedev: Economic development of Russia, Belarus depends on success of integration program
According to Dmitry Medvedev, before the meeting of the presidents of Belarus and Russia scheduled for early December, the parties have to do a lot of important work. In particular, they need to develop 31 roadmaps for the implementation of the deeper integration program...
6 Sep 2019
Lukashenko reaffirms commitment to multi-vector foreign policy Lukashenko reaffirms commitment to multi-vector foreign policy
"Everyone wants to have a role here. You know me and my character very well. I do not accept a situation when someone’s influence turns detrimental to our people. I totally reject it. Our vision is based on the multi-vector policy. We should look at the East and the West"...
6 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus could co-host Olympic Games with Russia or Ukraine Lukashenko: Belarus could co-host Olympic Games with Russia or Ukraine
"We have necessary facilities for the Olympic Games. We are going to build the National Football Stadium and a swimming facility. Russia has necessary football infrastructure. We can co-host the Olympics with them"...
6 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus is proud to host Match Europe v USA Lukashenko: Belarus is proud to host Match Europe v USA
He added that he had asked IAAF President Sebastian Coe before to grant Belarus with the right to host the competitions. "I asked him and then thought that they would not allow us due to such politization. But we have been granted the right to host the match. Not every country receives such an honor"...
6 Sep 2019
Belarus president talks about relations with Russia Belarus president talks about relations with Russia
Belarus maintains brotherly relations with Russia. Belarus’ foreign policy has not turned towards the West...
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