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24 Apr 2019
Belarus continues efforts to expand access to Chinese market Belarus continues efforts to expand access to Chinese market
"China has changed the structure of its economy virtually over a year. Today the country mainly develops not through exports and production, but domestic consumption which has recently made up 76% of China’s GDP. This is an opportunity for Belarus, for many countries to enter the market"...
23 Apr 2019
Azerbaijan ready to help out Belarus with alternative oil supplies Azerbaijan ready to help out Belarus with alternative oil supplies
Asked about the possibility of delivering oil from Azerbaijan to Belarus, the ambassador noted he saw no barriers standing in the way. "At difficult times our nations always helped each other. We always lend a helping hand to each other"...
23 Apr 2019
Recently signed agreements viewed as powerful base of Belarus-Turkey cooperation Recently signed agreements viewed as powerful base of Belarus-Turkey cooperation
"Trade and economic sphere represents the backbone of our relations. As for the political dialogue, everything is excellent. With these agreements signed, we now have a powerful base for advancing the relations"...
23 Apr 2019
Belarus-Azerbaijan relations rely on solid foundation of historical, cultural ties Belarus-Azerbaijan relations rely on solid foundation of historical, cultural ties
“Peoples of Belarus and Azerbaijan have unique historical experience and rich traditions. A closer look at the national legacy of the countries can mutually enrich our cultures,” the official stressed...
23 Apr 2019
Ambassador: I see only positive things in the development of Belarusian-Ukrainian relations Ambassador: I see only positive things in the development of Belarusian-Ukrainian relations
According to the diplomat, in the last few years Ukraine came up with a precise strategy for advancing relations with many countries, including Belarus. He said he saw no reasons to change the strategy after a new head of state was elected...
23 Apr 2019
Belarusian weightlifters hope to get more Tokyo Olympic quotas Belarusian weightlifters hope to get more Tokyo Olympic quotas
“We are working hard and are ready to work even harder. Belarus is in good standing right now,” he stressed. The head coach added that other states are also trying to get more quotas, including through the court...
22 Apr 2019
Belarus promised UN assistance with healthcare, environmental protection Belarus promised UN assistance with healthcare, environmental protection
"Belarus has managed to preserve its swamps. It is a unique experience on the world scale. We will help spread it into other countries. These areas represent examples of where Belarus can count on the UN’s assistance"...
22 Apr 2019
CEC head: Belarusian Parliament may schedule presidential election during spring session in 2020 CEC head: Belarusian Parliament may schedule presidential election during spring session in 2020
As it was reported earlier the presidential election in Belarus shall be held no later than 30 August 2020...
22 Apr 2019
Belarus GDP growth above forecast in Q1 Belarus GDP growth above forecast in Q1
"In 2019 the economy is picking up steam. In Q1 the gross domestic product rose by 1.1%. This is a bit higher than the government expected. We have been moving, consistently and systematically, to meet the goal set out by the president, namely to double the GDP to $100 billion by 2025"...
20 Apr 2019
Ambassador: President’s Address demonstrated clear position on Belarus’ independence, sovereignty Ambassador: President’s Address demonstrated clear position on Belarus’ independence, sovereignty
"I was most impressed with Aleksandr Lukashenko’s clear-cut position. He provided answers to many opponents regarding the fact that Belarus is an established independent and successful state today"...
20 Apr 2019
Lukashenko: Wartime events at Stalin’s Line teach us to be always ready to repulse aggression Lukashenko: Wartime events at Stalin’s Line teach us to be always ready to repulse aggression
"If it worked as was planned, the Nazis would have had hard times here. I assume that the fascists would be unlikely to overcome it. Due to recklessness, and this is a lesson for us, we lost Belarus within a month and a half. Nothing was left of Belarus"...
20 Apr 2019
Lukashenko calls to pay tribute to Kuropaty victims Lukashenko calls to pay tribute to Kuropaty victims
Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned big crosses which were erected along the perimeter of the forest. “Was it done for those people? This is politics, and some people wanted to show it. But I did not understand what they wanted to show,” he said...
20 Apr 2019
Lukashenko calls on Russian politicians to take his sovereignty statements calmly Lukashenko calls on Russian politicians to take his sovereignty statements calmly
According to him, the internal aspect was connected with the fact that sometimes they make suggestions alleging that Lukashenko or someone else wants to incorporate Belarus into another state. “If Lukashenko does it he will be cursed by the people. That was about the internal side of the issue”...
19 Apr 2019
Independent approach to Belarus’ domestic, foreign policies emphasized Independent approach to Belarus’ domestic, foreign policies emphasized
“Belarus determines its foreign political and domestic agenda itself. All decisions regarding our country are made in Minsk, not Brussels or Moscow. Belarus, a country in the center of Europe, wants to have good relations with Russia, China, the rest of the world”...
19 Apr 2019
Potential in place for more vigorous cooperation between Belarus, European Union Potential in place for more vigorous cooperation between Belarus, European Union
The diplomat stressed that Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned very important topics in his address, including international ones. Many aspects of further advancement of Belarusian foreign policy were clearly determined...
19 Apr 2019
Estonian ambassador describes Belarus president's address as thorough Estonian ambassador describes Belarus president's address as thorough
The ambassador added that Belarus is a peaceful country and that stability and peace are high on its international agenda...
19 Apr 2019
Presidential election in Belarus on 30 August 2020 at the latest Presidential election in Belarus on 30 August 2020 at the latest
Lidia Yermoshina drew attention to the two election campaigns Belarus will have – the parliamentary elections and the presidential election...
19 Apr 2019
Belarus hailed as land of talented people Belarus hailed as land of talented people
“Our national culture is a trove of great spiritual wealth. This is our moral core. It helps preserve the identity,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
19 Apr 2019
Lukashenko promises powerful response to assaults on Belarus’ sovereignty Lukashenko promises powerful response to assaults on Belarus’ sovereignty
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that young Belarusians have the most important thing – a peaceful, beautiful, and independent country. There are traditions, a rich cultural and spiritual legacy...
19 Apr 2019
Lukashenko says cares about country's future rather than his power Lukashenko says cares about country's future rather than his power
In his speech the head of state touched upon possible changes in the Constitution in part of redistribution of functions and giving more powers to other branches of government...
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