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5 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Post-election events prompted us to take youth education more seriously Lukashenko: Post-election events prompted us to take youth education more seriously
"I once again say that we will need to work a lot with our youth in order to keep them from going astray, because they have their whole life ahead of them. We will be gone, but they will remain"...
5 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: COVID-19 should not disrupt essential health services Lukashenko: COVID-19 should not disrupt essential health services
"This is very important for us now. We got too overwhelmed with COVID and forgot that people with other diseases also need treatment. We talked about this at the onset of the first wave – we said that we should not neglect other diseases"...
5 Feb 2021
Opinion: Belarus should retain flagship companies Opinion: Belarus should retain flagship companies
The director general noted that the situation at mechanical engineering companies mirrors the state of affairs in the economy. "If we say that these are flagship companies, we need to keep these companies up and running. It is not our invention – this is practiced all over the world"...
5 Feb 2021
Belarus wants more focus on digital projects in EAEU Belarus wants more focus on digital projects in EAEU
“We need an initiative at our level to eliminate this situation. We need to actively set tasks, identify implementers and exercise effective control. It is important to set the right task, to develop clear rules and information architecture. It is necessary to coordinate and synchronize the pace of work in the states and at the integration level,” Roman Golovchenko believes...
4 Feb 2021
Ambassador: Good foundation created for effective cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan Ambassador: Good foundation created for effective cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan
The head of the diplomatic mission stressed that good, friendly relations have developed between the two countries. According to him, the pandemic has made some adjustments to the Belarusian-Uzbek relations but after its over cooperation will pick up...
4 Feb 2021
Minsk and Caracas: Plans for joint oil production, direct flights Minsk and Caracas: Plans for joint oil production, direct flights
According to Franklin Ramirez Araque, despite the huge distance the two countries keep working to strengthen the bilateral relations, looking for projects of interest in various fields, including political, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields...
3 Feb 2021
Minister: Coronavirus is losing steam in Belarus Minister: Coronavirus is losing steam in Belarus
"The epidemiological situation has stabilized in Belarus and Russia. It is clear that Belarus is a much smaller country, but the pandemic is losing potency in all regions of the country"...
3 Feb 2021
Lukashenko speaks about large-scale sociological survey in Belarus Lukashenko speaks about large-scale sociological survey in Belarus
“I would like to address the Belarusian people. We have taken a decision (I took it long ago) on a large-scale sociological study in Belarus. There have been made an instruction to finish it by the Belarusian People's Congress in order to raise there the issues of people’s concern, the issues of utmost importance for Belarus’ development"...
2 Feb 2021
Belarus’ development program described as very ambitious Belarus’ development program described as very ambitious
"Setting a bar low means looking forward to a low result, especially in light of possible challenges which can emerge out of the blue"...
2 Feb 2021
PM: Social welfare will remain among Belarus' priorities PM: Social welfare will remain among Belarus' priorities
The prime minister stressed that the state will not deviate from this course, no matter how difficult it may be. At the same time, he noted that it is important not to breed social dependency. The state should educate citizens to bear responsibility for themselves and their families...
1 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Nature is of absolute priority Lukashenko: Nature is of absolute priority
"There is nature, there is life. No nature, no life. The worse we treat nature, the worse we live"...
1 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus wants to be known for its peaceful initiatives Lukashenko: Belarus wants to be known for its peaceful initiatives
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that in 2020 the state had to pay special attention to security matters. To some, this might have seemed like saber rattling. “Nothing of the kind. We have never done this and are not going to do it. We want to remain an island of security in Europe and a country that puts forward only peaceful initiatives. This is how we see it,” the president said...
1 Feb 2021
Lukashenko hears out report of Chairman of State Border Committee Lappo Lukashenko hears out report of Chairman of State Border Committee Lappo
“Last year was a test for us, especially for people in uniform, including for our border troops. I should say that we have generally stood the test: border troops performed their major functions much better than other law enforcement agencies. It was okay in general,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed...
1 Feb 2021
Opinion: Belarus, China establish strategic partnership thanks to presidents’ friendship, sincerity Opinion: Belarus, China establish strategic partnership thanks to presidents’ friendship, sincerity
"Our Chinese friends feel it when you treat them sincerely, when your friendship really comes from the heart and when it does not. Belarusians are able to be friends, they will give everything they can when a friend is in need,” said the first deputy prime minister...
29 Jan 2021
WHO expert assesses Belarus’ COVID-19 treatment capacity WHO expert assesses Belarus’ COVID-19 treatment capacity
"However, it is important to keep in mind what difficulties the countries faced with the rapid spread of the infection, therefore it is essential to focus on prevention, awareness raising and conscious observation of simple rules"...
29 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: I will defend my country whatever it takes Lukashenko: I will defend my country whatever it takes
"We took a bleeding piece of this empire, brought it back to life and established a state on its basis. I was lucky to be the first president of our sovereign state. This is the reasons for my determination and resolution to defend this state. On a horse, on a tank, on an armored personnel carrier, with a machine gun or a gun in my hands - I will defend my country no matter what it takes,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
29 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: Foreign countries do not care about interests of Belarusian people Lukashenko: Foreign countries do not care about interests of Belarusian people
"Does anyone seriously think that they, abroad, are very concerned about the interests of our people? They have other things to worry about. Solving their problems at the expense of Belarusians might seem a good idea for them," Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
29 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: People of my generation dreamed of giving their children things they lacked themselves Lukashenko: People of my generation dreamed of giving their children things they lacked themselves
“Looking at you, we, your parents and I, are looking at the future. I would even say that we are looking at the future that at some point you will continue to build without us,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “People of my generation dreamed, first of all, of giving their children the things we themselves were deprived of: more comfortable life and more opportunities for development. From that point of view you have everything"...
28 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus should draw on some western legal norms Lukashenko: Belarus should draw on some western legal norms
"And in general, I suggest that you simply incorporate these norms from the French, German or Russian legislation or legislation of other countries into our legal setting. Then no one will reproach us. We will draw on legal norms of the stronghold of civilization and adapt them in our country"...
28 Jan 2021
Makei: CIS integration is one of Belarus’ foreign policy priorities Makei: CIS integration is one of Belarus’ foreign policy priorities
“Meaningful and productive integration in the CIS space with the closest partners, not only geographical neighbors, but also historical partners and countries we have strong bonds with, is a natural way of development for Belarus and one of the priority vectors of the country’s foreign policy,” Vladimir Makei said...
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