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11 Sep 2016
Carrying Russian flag in Rio viewed as display of solidarity, protest against injustice Carrying Russian flag in Rio viewed as display of solidarity, protest against injustice
The President also stressed that he is a strong advocate of clean sport without doping. The reason for this is not just a personal position, but also the practical side. “If doping is allowed, then a country like Belarus will never be able to win a medal”...
11 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus develops dialogue with West without compromising relations with East Lukashenko: Belarus develops dialogue with West without compromising relations with East
"Our destiny is to be a bridge between the East and the West," the Belarusian leader underlined...
11 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus works hard to avoid election-related criticism from the West Lukashenko: Belarus works hard to avoid election-related criticism from the West
"We do not want to create such problems to our friends. This is why we met the West halfway, considered their recommendations, accepted their terms," the President said...
11 Sep 2016
Lebedev: Equal conditions for all candidates in parliamentary elections in Belarus Lebedev: Equal conditions for all candidates in parliamentary elections in Belarus
The CIS observation mission is composed of 334 people, including 44 long-term observers. "We had the opportunity to closely monitor the election campaign"...
11 Sep 2016
Slutsky: Electoral practice in Belarus has become closer to people Slutsky: Electoral practice in Belarus has become closer to people
The chairman of the committee pointed to the large number of election observers. “Belarus has nothing to hide. Belarus does not limit the number of people who can come to the country from different missions”...
11 Sep 2016
Yermoshina: Current election campaign more active, more visual in media Yermoshina: Current election campaign more active, more visual in media
When asked about the difference of the current election campaign to Parliament with the previous one, Lidia Yermoshina noted that the main difference is “the amendments that have been introduced to the electoral legislation, mass participation of representatives of the political parties till the end of the campaign, more vigorous TV debates and appearances”...
11 Sep 2016
Harstedt: Parliamentary elections are an important day for Belarusian people Harstedt: Parliamentary elections are an important day for Belarusian people
The OSCE Special Coordinator paid a visit to polling station No.463 of Kalvariysky constituency No.104 where he got familiar with the opportunities provided for people with disabilities and hailed the organization of the process...
11 Sep 2016
Observer: Belarus' election practices should be adopted by many European states
The Belarusian practices of holding election campaigns should be adopted by many European countries, head of the group of observers from the State Duma of Russia Oleg Lebedev told media on 11 September...
9 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators can learn from each other Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators can learn from each other
“I think, you can learn a lot from us. You can see something useful here because we have done a lot to reform preliminary investigation and in other fields, retrofitted all branches of the law enforcement system, from ministries and agencies to the Supreme Court,” Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Chairman of the Russian Investigation Committee Alexander Bastrykin...
9 Sep 2016
Belarus-China cooperation into direct investment phase Belarus-China cooperation into direct investment phase
“Belarusian-Chinese relations advance all the time. So far the potential of all-round strategic partnership has been fully realized and transition to a special level of cooperation has been activated. The emotional sense of the new level of cooperation equals trust," Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov said...
8 Sep 2016
Minsk ready for organized tourist groups from Vietnam Minsk ready for organized tourist groups from Vietnam
The deputy head of the Minsk city administration said that well-developed tourism infrastructure has been created in the Belarusian capital. The public catering system and mass transportation are well developed. “Minsk has a great potential as a tourism destination. The capital city is ready to welcome guests from Vietnam as organized groups”...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy’ of International Paralympic Committee Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy’ of International Paralympic Committee
In his words, the Belarus president’s stance on the matter is straightforward: support and solidarity with the Russian Paralympians. “We believe it is absolutely unacceptable, it is a crime when perfectly healthy people of some authority choose to infringe on dignity of people, whose abilities are somewhat limited”...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus Sport Ministry: To carry Russian flag in Rio was a team decision Belarus Sport Ministry: To carry Russian flag in Rio was a team decision
The flag was carried by Andrei Fomochkin, an official of the national teams office at the Sport and Tourism Ministry. In this way the Belarusian Paralympic athletes wanted to show solidarity with their Russian colleagues who were unjustly deprived of the right to take part in the Paralympics in Rio...
8 Sep 2016
WCO praises Belarus’ readiness to cooperate with foreign customs services WCO praises Belarus’ readiness to cooperate with foreign customs services
“Kunio Mikuriya praised the readiness of the Belarusian customs service to establish efficient cooperation with other customs services and pointed out the importance of our country for the harmonization of integration processes from Lisbon to Vladivostok”...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus-China tight cooperation praised Belarus-China tight cooperation praised
According to the official, Belarus views China as a strategic partner and sees joint projects as instruments to bolster mutually beneficial cooperation in trade, economic, financial, credit, investment affairs, R&D and other areas...
8 Sep 2016
Eismont: Carrying Russian flag in Rio reflects Belarus’ position Eismont: Carrying Russian flag in Rio reflects Belarus’ position
Belarusian President spokeswoman noted that the move was the idea of the Belarusian delegation. “Still, I stress that it reflects the country’s position, including that of the head of state and the president of the National Olympic Committee"...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus’ MFA comments on Belarusian carrying Russian flag in Rio Belarus’ MFA comments on Belarusian carrying Russian flag in Rio
“I am not prepared to comment on this act from the perspective of the rules of the international Paralympic movement. But that was an act of a man. What our athlete did was thoughtful, brave and comradely. If we are to be punished for such acts, so be it,” Dmitry Mironchik said...
8 Sep 2016
Shepel: Russian flag in Rio a sign of solidarity with Russian athletes Shepel: Russian flag in Rio a sign of solidarity with Russian athletes
Belarusian athletes carried the flag of the Russian Federation during the Paralympics opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium. The 15th Summer Paralympics will be held on 7-18 September...
8 Sep 2016
Vietnam appreciates Belarus’ assistance at difficult time Vietnam appreciates Belarus’ assistance at difficult time
"Vietnam rejoices at Belarus’ accomplishments in maintaining the social and political stability and at the growing respect for the country in the international scene. Belarus-Vietnam friendship has a long history"...
6 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: In spite of difficulties, Belarus and Russia remain close friends Lukashenko: In spite of difficulties, Belarus and Russia remain close friends
“This path is difficult, but we are going along it with dignity, even though suffering bumps and bruises,” Alexander Lukashenko said. The head of state stressed that the two countries have done a lot, more than any other post-Soviet republics, in terms of the unity so that people do not feel distraught in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union...
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