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24 Feb 2021
COVID-19 third wave expected to be less intensive in Belarus COVID-19 third wave expected to be less intensive in Belarus
"The fight against the pandemic is far from over. We are reeling under the second wave, though the caseload is showing a downward trend in all regions"...
24 Feb 2021
Meeting of Lukashenko, Putin in Sochi described as productive, sincere Meeting of Lukashenko, Putin in Sochi described as productive, sincere
The heads of state mostly spoke about the expansion and improvement of economic cooperation...
24 Feb 2021
Opinion: Meeting of Lukashenko, Putin confirms strategic nature of bilateral ties Opinion: Meeting of Lukashenko, Putin confirms strategic nature of bilateral ties
"Belarus and Russia share the view on the upgrade of the security architecture, especially in the European region. This is also a strong point in our competition with other centers of power"...
23 Feb 2021
FM: Belarus under pressure for independent policy FM: Belarus under pressure for independent policy
"Belarus is a young, independent state that has been developing steadily, in an evolutionary way. We have never claimed that our country is perfect. But we strongly disagree with the subjective accusations of human rights violations made against us in the UN Human Rights Council by some of its members"...
23 Feb 2021
PM: Belarus kept its economy on track in 2020 PM: Belarus kept its economy on track in 2020
“The domestic economy demonstrated resilience in the face of unprecedented external and internal pressure. The head of state upheld the government’s proposals and approved comprehensive support for the real sector of the economy, businesses and certain employees of private companies and state-run organizations"...
23 Feb 2021
Minister: Belarusian government fulfills all social guarantees in 2020 Minister: Belarusian government fulfills all social guarantees in 2020
“Last year was unusual, including because of the pandemic. Nevertheless, the government took necessary measures to support both public and private enterprises. As a result, we managed to preserved labor collectives. The government fulfilled all its social guarantees. This is the main thing"...
22 Feb 2021
Khrenin: Fatherland Defenders Day filled with special meaning this year Khrenin: Fatherland Defenders Day filled with special meaning this year
"The Fatherland Defenders of the and the Armed Forces Day is celebrated by every family today. This unites us, and this is especially true in the Year of People’s Unity"...
22 Feb 2021
Putin hails high-level strategic partnership with Belarus Putin hails high-level strategic partnership with Belarus
"Mechanisms of our interaction have been fine-tuned, work well. Our colleagues communicate with each other every day, addressing certain issues that are facing us"...
19 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Yanka Kupala theater is our national asset Lukashenko: Yanka Kupala theater is our national asset
Aleksandr Lukashenko touched upon the financial side of the theater's work. He noted that the team should participate in the distribution of funds it receives...
19 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Nationalism is not just speaking Belarusian Lukashenko: Nationalism is not just speaking Belarusian
"I think that nationalism is not speaking the Belarusian language. It is necessary to do something that will be remembered. I am always committed to promoting traditions"...
18 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are cushioned from sanctions due to self-sufficiency Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are cushioned from sanctions due to self-sufficiency
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that the countries can successfully cooperate in virtually all areas, be it space, biotechnology, electric cars, etc...
16 Feb 2021
Belarus’ adherence to international safety standards in nuclear power plant construction stressed Belarus’ adherence to international safety standards in nuclear power plant construction stressed
The Belarusian legislation on nuclear and radiation safety is constantly improved, including taking into account new requirements and recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency. New norms and rules are worked out. The existing documents get reworked, including high-level ones such as the law on nuclear energy usage and the law on radiation safety...
15 Feb 2021
FM: Russia never forced constitutional reform on Belarus FM: Russia never forced constitutional reform on Belarus
"The Russian side has never issued an ultimatum pushing for a constitutional reform, some changes and so on and so forth. They keep saying that this is up to Belarusian people to decide"...
15 Feb 2021
FM: Belarus’ independence, sovereignty are important for Europe too FM: Belarus’ independence, sovereignty are important for Europe too
"We are ready to work with the Europeans, we are ready to discuss any issues. We are also ready to work with the OSCE to discuss the situation in our country, to find ways out of this situation"...
12 Feb 2021
Ambassador: Belarusian People’s Congress fully supportive of Belarus-Russia strategic cooperation Ambassador: Belarusian People’s Congress fully supportive of Belarus-Russia strategic cooperation
"Belarus’ life is closely connected with Russia and other partner nations," the ambassador said. "It is important to make bilateral ties rich in interactions in economy, humanitarian and social affairs to strengthen our relations within the framework of our common history"...
11 Feb 2021
FM: Belarus should continue multi-vector foreign policy FM: Belarus should continue multi-vector foreign policy
The question of what the foreign policy of Belarus should be is of concern to many. Article 18 of the Constitution stipulates that the Republic of Belarus pledges itself to make its territory a neutral, nuclear-free state...
9 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Minsk should be brought to perfection within five years Lukashenko: Minsk should be brought to perfection within five years
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, visitors like Minsk for its great working and entertainment opportunities. This city ‘has not been divided by gangsters’ and is not built up densely ‘with God knows what real estate’...
9 Feb 2021
Belarus seeks further development of cooperation with Uzbekistan Belarus seeks further development of cooperation with Uzbekistan
Roman Golovchenko stressed that the two countries have good, friendly relations. "I would like to discuss today what else we can do in the near future to bring the bilateral relations to a qualitatively new level,” he said...
9 Feb 2021
Eismont: Belarus president’s new website is designed to be a live resource Eismont: Belarus president’s new website is designed to be a live resource
“With the launch of the new website of the President of the Republic of Belarus, I would like, first of all, to emphasize that this portal will by no means be static. It was originally conceived as a live resource, constantly updating and improving," said the press secretary...
8 Feb 2021
Belarus-Uzbekistan relations hailed as fruitful Belarus-Uzbekistan relations hailed as fruitful
"The good and trustworthy relations between our presidents certainly provide us with an opportunity for fruitful cooperation in all areas. It is important that we have opened Uzbekistan’s embassy in our country. Trade and economic relations are developing, as well as cultural and educational ones. The first Belarus-Uzbekistan Forum of Regions has taken place and we hope this tradition will continue,” Natalya Kochanova said...
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