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27 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: The entire world has seen Belarus chose the right way to fight COVID-19 Lukashenko: The entire world has seen Belarus chose the right way to fight COVID-19
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the high coronavirus infection rate is a very serious problem for the country and for him as the head of state although Belarus already encountered the problem during the first wave and acquired certain experience...
27 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus prepared to help Poland handle coronavirus Lukashenko: Belarus prepared to help Poland handle coronavirus
"We need to treat our patients, but we are prepared to help Poland. But let's do it in the right way: if they ask, we will send a brigade to help them"...
26 Nov 2020
Lavrov: Constitutional reform will help stabilize situation in Belarus Lavrov: Constitutional reform will help stabilize situation in Belarus
"Russia cannot remain indifferent. Belarus is our ally, our strategic partner and Belarusians are our brotherly nation. Of course, we would like the situation here to calm down and stabilize. We believe that this will be facilitated by the constitutional reform initiated by the country's authorities as an important stage in the improvement and transformation of the political, economic, and legal system, as stated"...
26 Nov 2020
MFA: Belarus takes over CIS chairmanship in 2021, will work to strengthen its international standing MFA: Belarus takes over CIS chairmanship in 2021, will work to strengthen its international standing
Vladimir Makei also noted that Belarus hopes for Russia’s continuous comprehensive support of its initiatives to deepen the integration in the EAEU and the CIS...
26 Nov 2020
Lukashenko hails meetings with Lavrov as productive Lukashenko hails meetings with Lavrov as productive
"Our meetings are always productive, from my point of view, at least for me and for Belarus, for our foreign policy. Because this is an opportunity, as you often say, to compare notes, and we use it"...
26 Nov 2020
Lavrov: Russia, Belarus are equally interested in strengthening relations Lavrov: Russia, Belarus are equally interested in strengthening relations
"Russia and Belarus are equally interested in strengthening relations. We can call it in different ways but we have the same goal: to move towards the mutual benefits for our peoples, the countries and the Union State," Sergey Lavrov said...
26 Nov 2020
Opinion: Belarus’ multipronged policy is a proof of its independence Opinion: Belarus’ multipronged policy is a proof of its independence
"A multipronged approach should be pursued in foreign policy and economy, as this is a concentrated expression of the sovereignty and independence of Belarus,” Nikolai Shchekin believes...
24 Nov 2020
Belarus, China support each other on key matters, ambassador says Belarus, China support each other on key matters, ambassador says
"At present Chinese-Belarusian relations of trustful comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation continue developing very well. Cooperation proceeds in a very dynamic and stable manner"...
24 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarusians have proved their ability to defend sovereignty, territorial integrity Lukashenko: Belarusians have proved their ability to defend sovereignty, territorial integrity
"I have repeatedly stated and will say it again: it is only our people who have the right to decide how the Belarusian state will develop in the future,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
24 Nov 2020
CSTO secretary general at UN dialogue: World community needs to focus on response to pandemic CSTO secretary general at UN dialogue: World community needs to focus on response to pandemic
"We call on all members of the world community to put aside political and economic differences and cooperate in accordance with the UN Charter, joining efforts in combating the global challenge that is COVID-19,” said the CSTO secretary general...
23 Nov 2020
Makei: Relations with Russia, China are number one priority for Belarus Makei: Relations with Russia, China are number one priority for Belarus
He also stressed: “Everyone needs to understand: there are areas that are more important and there are those which are less important. We intend and will strive to develop our relations with all the states, be it East, West, North or South”...
23 Nov 2020
Makei: Belarus will not initiate destructive steps against its partners Makei: Belarus will not initiate destructive steps against its partners
“Unfortunately, no one can say how we will be living tomorrow, the day after tomorrow,” said the minister. “We advocate the logic of cooperation, we will never initiate any destructive actions against our partners,” he added...
20 Nov 2020
Plans to vaccinate up to 2m people against COVID-19 in Belarus Plans to vaccinate up to 2m people against COVID-19 in Belarus
"The most vulnerable groups of individuals will top the list. These are education and healthcare workers, people engaged in retail – those who come into contact with many other people"...
20 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: You can in no way label me as a fascist Lukashenko: You can in no way label me as a fascist
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has stressed he is an internationalist, who advocates peace and accord between nations and representatives of various religions...
20 Nov 2020
Lukashenko intent on preserving Belarus' machine-building potential Lukashenko intent on preserving Belarus' machine-building potential
"Working with a shovel is one thing but making such machines and vehicles is a totally different thing. We need good specialists. It is the key reason why we hold on to the mechanical engineering industry"...
19 Nov 2020
Opinion: Development of higher education in Belarus follows common European principles Opinion: Development of higher education in Belarus follows common European principles
"The main directions of reformation of the national higher education system meet common European principles and criteria and are being implemented in line with the strategic action plan on fulfilling the main tasks of development of the higher education system in accordance with principles and instruments of the European Higher Education Area"...
19 Nov 2020
Belarus Democracy Act dismissed as ‘ridiculous’ in light of U.S. presidential election Belarus Democracy Act dismissed as ‘ridiculous’ in light of U.S. presidential election
"The decision of the Congress demonstrates that the United States continues acting by force of habit, using its usual ways to interfere in domestic affairs of other countries and violating their sovereignty and principles of international law"...
19 Nov 2020
Speaker: Belarus still seeks cooperation with all foreign partners Speaker: Belarus still seeks cooperation with all foreign partners
"We are ready for constructive communication to discuss not made-up problems but real projects that will benefit our nations. Only joint efforts can help us eliminate the threats to international security and address the impact of the pandemic to the world economy"...
18 Nov 2020
Belarus keen to step up cooperation with Russia in education Belarus keen to step up cooperation with Russia in education
"Belarus is set to continue cooperating with our Russian colleagues in education and to hold a constructive dialogue to preserve the fundamental values of higher education and academic freedom"...
17 Nov 2020
FM: Belarus at the heart of open geopolitical struggle FM: Belarus at the heart of open geopolitical struggle
"Therefore, we have to respond to the undesirable challenges and threats that arise around Belarus. I must emphasize that they are absolutely artificial in nature"...
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