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7 Sep 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia should agree on mutual recognition of visas Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia should agree on mutual recognition of visas
“We already have experience in the liberalization of visa regulations. This is the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Therefore, let’s step up efforts in this field. We should agree with Russians on the mutual recognition of visas and other related issues,” the head of state instructed...
7 Sep 2017
Lukashenko: Athletes feel confident when well-prepared Lukashenko: Athletes feel confident when well-prepared
The head of state noted that he has to hear out excuses after every unsuccessful performance. Alexander Lukashenko drew the attention of Sports Minister Alexander Shamko to the need to focus on the results of athletes in 2018 with a view to spotting those who can perform well at the 2019 European Games...
7 Sep 2017
Preparations for Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 over Preparations for Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 over
The military personnel have been already been stationed where they will fulfill their combat training missions. The united command of the regional military force is being deployed...
7 Sep 2017
Lukashenko on 2019 European Games: No frills, beautiful, heartwarming Lukashenko on 2019 European Games: No frills, beautiful, heartwarming
“We need to take our nation, the country, the state to the highest level of development, and the games should help us do it. Everything should be done for people. No need for pomposity. Everything should be done beautifully"...
7 Sep 2017
Signing basic agreement described as Belarus’ strategic objective in relations with EU Signing basic agreement described as Belarus’ strategic objective in relations with EU
“I believe that if we are able to approach, in the foreseeable future, the conclusion of this agreement, this will be one of the major achievements”...
7 Sep 2017
Belarus, Tajikistan urged to sign agreement on inter-parliamentary cooperation Belarus, Tajikistan urged to sign agreement on inter-parliamentary cooperation
“Sixty agreements is a solid package of documents”...
7 Sep 2017
Belarus’ western border described as a meeting point for EAEU, EU Belarus’ western border described as a meeting point for EAEU, EU
“We want to see a direct dialogue between the EU and th EAEU, a direct route from Lisbon to Vladivostok”...
6 Sep 2017
Belarus interested in multidimensional cooperation with Germany Belarus interested in multidimensional cooperation with Germany
Oleg Kravchenko also answered the questions on the prospects of Belarus-EU cooperation, including within the Eastern Partnership (EaP), Belarus’ approaches in the preparations for the EaP summit in Brussels in November...
5 Sep 2017
Zyuganov describes his meeting with Belarus president as ‘thorough discussion of all issues’ Zyuganov describes his meeting with Belarus president as ‘thorough discussion of all issues’
“Alexander Lukashenko and I meet regularly. We discuss all the problems in great detail,” Chairman of the Communist party faction in the State Duma of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov told reporters about his meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...
5 Sep 2017
Lukashenko, Zyuganov discuss Belarusian-Russian relations Lukashenko, Zyuganov discuss Belarusian-Russian relations
“I emphasize absolutely openly and sincerely that your ideas are not foreign to us. More than that, unlike other post-Soviet republics we are trying and often manage to fulfill these ideas. Therefore, the idea that the market will save us, that capitalism is the only system which can exist today is complete nonsense"...
5 Sep 2017
Lukashenko on Zapad 2017: We are not going to attack anyone Lukashenko on Zapad 2017: We are not going to attack anyone
“Before the beginning of the active phase of the Zapad 2017 army exercise I would like to listen to the report of the Defense Ministry on the situation in this field. I would like to say that it is time we already stopped explaining ourselves saying that the exercise is defensive"...
5 Sep 2017
Chinese plant of ultra condensers to be commissioned at Great Stone in 2017 Chinese plant of ultra condensers to be commissioned at Great Stone in 2017
The representative of the company shared information on the advantages of Chinese ultra condensers. Six minutes is enough to charge it for a 20km trip...
4 Sep 2017
Belarus-Georgia relations described as sincere, focused on mutual assistance Belarus-Georgia relations described as sincere, focused on mutual assistance
This is why Belarus could not stand aside when there was an accident and a forest fire in the Borjomi Gorge. Belarusian firefighters and a helicopter of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry were immediately sent to Georgia...
4 Sep 2017
Belarus, Georgia urged to maintain high dynamics of contacts Belarus, Georgia urged to maintain high dynamics of contacts
"Our contacts are vigorously developing at all levels starting with the top and ending with contacts between ministries, government agencies, various enterprises"...
4 Sep 2017
Mikheil Janelidze: Georgia ready to develop relations with Belarus in all formats Mikheil Janelidze: Georgia ready to develop relations with Belarus in all formats
At the meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko the Georgian minister commended the active work of the Belarusian and Georgian ministries of foreign affairs that help sectoral ministries establish new contacts and search for promising joint projects...
4 Sep 2017
Belarus plans to crop 10m tonnes of grain in 2017 Belarus plans to crop 10m tonnes of grain in 2017
The minister added that it was a difficult year for the agrarians and there was no confidence in such results...
4 Sep 2017
Rapota: Distance not hindrance to cooperation between Belarus and Russia’s Sakhalin Rapota: Distance not hindrance to cooperation between Belarus and Russia’s Sakhalin
Grigory Rapota said that they discussed the ideas of joint Belarusian-Russian enterprises in Sakhalin...
3 Sep 2017
Belarus Vice Premier: Belarusians honor their history, develop their nationhood Belarus Vice Premier: Belarusians honor their history, develop their nationhood
“Polotsk has welcomed a lot of guests and offered an eventful program. In the pavilions of the press and the book festival we saw once again that the book is in demand in the present-day world”...
1 Sep 2017
Lukashenko points to growing popularity of vocational education in Belarus Lukashenko points to growing popularity of vocational education in Belarus
“The main resource of any company is not the equipment whatever advanced it can be. The major resource is people. Specialists will never be left on the sidelines. They will always be in demand. The demand for such specialists will continue growing"...
31 Aug 2017
Belarus in favor of aligning European and Eurasian integration processes Belarus in favor of aligning European and Eurasian integration processes
Vladimir Makei met with Hungary’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Peter Sijjarto...
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