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6 Apr 2022
Kochanova: Belarus’ economic priority is to meet people’s needs Kochanova: Belarus’ economic priority is to meet people’s needs
Belarus’ number one economic priority is to meet people’s needs, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova said as she paid a visit to the Zarya agricultural company in Mogilev District on 6 April...
5 Apr 2022
Belarus-Russia progress towards deeper integration pointed out Belarus-Russia progress towards deeper integration pointed out
In his opinion, the two countries have a relatively same level of manufacturing relations, a similar level of scientific and technological development, a similarity of the laws and regulations, and affinity of the mentalities...
5 Apr 2022
Lukashenko names main criterion to assess work of utilities sector Lukashenko names main criterion to assess work of utilities sector
"We all understand that housing and utilities services are the basis for the quality of life. Prices, utilities services, and housing construction are three fundamental issues that cause criticism and complaints from our people. If it is warm in people’s apartments, good-quality water is available in the tap, and entrances and courtyards are clean, the assessment of your work will always be positive,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko...
4 Apr 2022
Lukashenko plans to meet with IT specialists Lukashenko plans to meet with IT specialists
“Some time ago we set up a High-Tech Park. It played its role and is playing it now"...
4 Apr 2022
Mezentsev: Together Belarus and Russia can ensure competitiveness of their economies Mezentsev: Together Belarus and Russia can ensure competitiveness of their economies
“Twenty-eight comprehensive, well-balanced and thoroughly elaborated Union State programs shape our joint policy in the energy sector, converge our positions on the formation of common markets of electricity, gas and other energy resources. We have realized that we should join efforts to ensure the competitiveness of national economies and boost our potential"...
1 Apr 2022
Lukashenko names new tradition in history of Belarus-Russia Union State Lukashenko names new tradition in history of Belarus-Russia Union State
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished the scientists many successes in their further work for the benefit of the peoples of Belarus and Russia, “for the sake of the future and our East Slavic civilization”. “Today this civilization needs support more than ever, we need to preserve it. May your ideas always be ahead of the game,” the president added...
31 Mar 2022
Lukashenko on sanctions: Belarus, Russia will rise like a phoenix from the ashes Lukashenko on sanctions: Belarus, Russia will rise like a phoenix from the ashes
“You have come to your land. You should know that Belarus is home for you as you hail from the country that is similar to us geographically, culturally and in many other ways. Belarus is also the country that has preserved to the greatest extent everything that needed to be preserved after the collapse of the great country in which we lived,” the head of state said...
29 Mar 2022
PM: No food shortages are expected in Belarus, Russia PM: No food shortages are expected in Belarus, Russia
"I am sure that even in today’s difficult situation, interruptions in food supply are highly unlikely in Belarus or in the Russian Federation. We are self-sufficient states when it comes to foodstuffs, we know how to work the land, how to produce quality food for our people. And in this regard we complement each other"...
28 Mar 2022
Belarus’ MFA: Diplomacy always comes after army Belarus’ MFA: Diplomacy always comes after army
"This is why I am convinced that diplomats will always secure the main achievements in resolving the conflict that exists today and the conflicts that, god forbid, may emerge later on"...
25 Mar 2022
Lukashenko: Belarus should not lose global information war Lukashenko: Belarus should not lose global information war
He urged to work more with personnel and to develop human potential. "It is important, while keeping journalist teams, to look for new people - young, creative and, most importantly, patriotic. Thus we will ensure the continuity," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed...
24 Mar 2022
Lukashenko discusses return on sports funding Lukashenko discusses return on sports funding
"This is very important, especially now. I just want, as a sensible person, to hear the answer to the main question: we did everything to help the athletes train well and perform decently. We created the necessary conditions. And it cost our state a lot. What is the result?” the president asked...
23 Mar 2022
PM: Belarus’ key socio-economic policy document is on homestretch PM: Belarus’ key socio-economic policy document is on homestretch
"The collective West is likely to scale up its bans and restrictions. For almost a month now, we have been working in a new environment, amidst a gradual economic blockade by the collective West of our country and our main ally and foreign trade partner, the Russian Federation"...
22 Mar 2022
Lukashenko: Grain is just as valuable as gold and oil Lukashenko: Grain is just as valuable as gold and oil
“Planting has never been more important for Belarus than this year. Our field work will proceed against the backdrop of a hot conflict near our southern border,” the president said. It is taking amidst the huge pressure on Russia, our major sales market and our main ally, the supplier of raw materials, as well as an unprecedented increase in global prices for hydrocarbons, fertilizers and food...
19 Mar 2022
Lukashenko: Belarusians are for peace Lukashenko: Belarusians are for peace
Moreover, Belarus has been hosting refugees throughout the conflict in Ukraine, accommodating them and granting them equal rights...
18 Mar 2022
Belarusian agricultural industry encouraged to turn challenges into opportunities Belarusian agricultural industry encouraged to turn challenges into opportunities
The head of state noted that Western sanctions are an opportunity to secure a foothold in markets, especially in Russia...
18 Mar 2022
Lukashenko: Belarus should take advantage of increased global demand for food Lukashenko: Belarus should take advantage of increased global demand for food
“It is particularly relevant now, when the demand for food products is growing at a frantic pace throughout the world. This is a chance for our agriculture. The Russians are now happy to buy all goods from us,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
17 Mar 2022
Lukashenko: We will respond if Ukraine continues escalation against Belarus Lukashenko: We will respond if Ukraine continues escalation against Belarus
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement in an interview with the Japanese TV channel TBS on 17 March...
17 Mar 2022
Japan-Belarus relations described as ‘very close, direct’ Japan-Belarus relations described as ‘very close, direct’
The interview with the head of state lasted about an hour and a half. A significant part of it was devoted to the situation in the region, in particular the events in Ukraine, security, opportunities for a peaceful settlement of the conflict and the role of Belarus in these processes...
16 Mar 2022
Opinion: Ukrainians will always be a brotherly nation for Belarusians Opinion: Ukrainians will always be a brotherly nation for Belarusians
“Attempts to alienate the Belarusians and the Ukrainians will fail. It will not happen. The Ukrainian people know that Belarusians are a brotherly nation. We have always extended a helping hand. People of different ethnicities will always feel at home here,” Oleg Gaidukevich added...
15 Mar 2022
Lukashenko confirms Belarus’ non-involvement in special operation in Ukraine Lukashenko confirms Belarus’ non-involvement in special operation in Ukraine
“As for Ukraine, you are closely following the situation. I want to emphasize once again (you know this better than other people): we are not going to get involved in the operation that Russia is carrying out in Ukraine. The most important thing is that there is no need for this,” the president said...
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