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3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko: I will never tolerate insults to Belarusian state, people Lukashenko: I will never tolerate insults to Belarusian state, people
“I never ask for trouble. I have already seen a lot and burned my fingers several times. I can retreat and be flexible if necessary, but I will never tolerate the insults to the Belarusian state and people,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
3 Feb 2017
Belarus does not seek NATO membership Belarus does not seek NATO membership
“We have no NATO ambitions. We hold sacred our agreement to protect our land, as I always say, our homeland – Russia and Belarus,” the Belarusian head of state noted...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus has not violated a single agreement with Russia Lukashenko: Belarus has not violated a single agreement with Russia
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with representatives of the general public, Belarusian and foreign mass media...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko vows to keep Belarusian-Russian relations friendly Lukashenko vows to keep Belarusian-Russian relations friendly
The head of state underlined that his relations with Russia President Vladimir Putin are rather good even if they are not easy sometimes. However, Alexander Lukashenko said that there are different forces in Russia, including in the country’s government. As a result, “certain issues are at odds with the opinion and resolutions of the president,” the Belarusian leader said...
3 Feb 2017
Socially-oriented economy seen as only option for Belarus Socially-oriented economy seen as only option for Belarus
“I believe that the socially-oriented economy is the right development model for us and for all the Slavonic peoples in general. I do not see any other model of development for Belarus"...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko: No alternative to multi-vector policy Lukashenko: No alternative to multi-vector policy
"Being in the epicenter of not just Europe but the whole Eurasian continent, we have no other option but to develop the multi-vector policy. This is consistent with our mentality: we should be friends with all our neighbors. Neither Russia nor Ukraine or Poland or Lithuania, or Latvia are alien lands for us. They are our neighbors. Full stop. Nothing more should be said, although it is possible to put a comma and continue and say a lot,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
3 Feb 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus’ population should be 2-3 times larger Lukashenko: Belarus’ population should be 2-3 times larger
In this context, the state will continue supporting families with many children. At the same time, Alexander Lukashenko stressed that families with many children should not sit idly and count only on the president’s support...
3 Feb 2017
Belarusian people named as main participants of Big Conversation with President Belarusian people named as main participants of Big Conversation with President
“This meeting is held in a rather unusual format for many people. This is not a press conference, not an interview. The form of our today’s conversation is dictated by life itself: we cannot do without dialogue today and especially tomorrow,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed. “There are journalists and the members of the public in this hall. Of course, ordinary people will be the main participants of the event"...
3 Feb 2017
Peace, stability named key results of 2016 in Belarus Peace, stability named key results of 2016 in Belarus
“We will discuss the results of 2016 for sure. Not everything worked out well. There were serious external factors. They were absolutely decisive. But, we failed to do a lot ourselves. We need to talk this over. The main thing we managed to do was to preserve peace, stability and social security,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
2 Feb 2017
Venezuela named Belarus’ leading partner in Latin America Venezuela named Belarus’ leading partner in Latin America
“Since Belarus and Venezuela established diplomatic relations on 4 February 1997, the relations have been survived the test of time and now boast a high level of mutual trust and respect. We take pride in being able to describe the relations as brotherly”, Valentin Rybakov said...
2 Feb 2017
PM: Belarus ready to implement any construction projects in Pakistan PM: Belarus ready to implement any construction projects in Pakistan
According to the Prime Minister, today there are the opportunities for Pakistani companies to boost their presence in Belarus through joint ventures. Belarus can become a springboard for Pakistani companies who would like to promote their products to the EU countries and a gateway to a more than 180-million-strong market of the Eurasian Economic Union...
2 Feb 2017
Belarus, Pakistan encouraged to give mutual preferences to companies Belarus, Pakistan encouraged to give mutual preferences to companies
"Belarus is satisfied with the status of the bilateral cooperation, especially in the last two years when the two countries have been engaged in an active dialogue. At the same time, Belarus would like to see more efficient work of inter-parliamentary friendship groups, more active interregional contacts and closer cooperation in international organization"...
2 Feb 2017
Pakistan interested in successful expansion of cooperation with Belarus Pakistan interested in successful expansion of cooperation with Belarus
Mian Raza Rabbani said that within a rather short period of time Belarus and Pakistan have managed to create a legal framework for cooperation which comprises more than 70 agreements in various fields, including in the economy...
2 Feb 2017
Surikov: Russia, Belarus eternally grateful to veterans of Great Patriotic War Surikov: Russia, Belarus eternally grateful to veterans of Great Patriotic War
“Russian and Belarusian people will always cherish in their hearts the memory of those days. We will be forever grateful to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War who fought for Leningrad with weapons in their hands in those years,” Ambassador Alexander Surikov said...
2 Feb 2017
Lukashenko: President should be the chief human rights inspector Lukashenko: President should be the chief human rights inspector
“I want you to a reliable guarantor of the observation of the Fundamental Law of our country. You should be with me. Using this power, we must ensure the observation of the fundamental rights of our citizens. This is the main thing,” the head of state added...
31 Jan 2017
Japan praises Belarus' stability, development level Japan praises Belarus' stability, development level
“Since the day Belarus announced its independence our countries have been able to build good mutual relations. The two states enjoy old-standing friendship. The bilateral relations continue developing thanks to a wide exchange at different levels, including cooperation in mitigating the consequences of nuclear accidents,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said...
31 Jan 2017
Year of Science should see consideration measures to support scientists in Belarus Year of Science should see consideration measures to support scientists in Belarus
“Scientific progress is a crucial factor for the country’s development. Those creating cutting-edge technologies have more prospects for economic growth than those having to buy them, though I admit that purchasing technology is also important"...
30 Jan 2017
World Tourism Organization welcomes Belarus’ visa-free policy World Tourism Organization welcomes Belarus’ visa-free policy
“Visa facilitation is among the most effective strategies to induce tourism development in a region or in a country, so we are sure that the tourism sector will experience a positive shift in Belarus,” said UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai...
29 Jan 2017
Portnoy: Great opportunities for tourism development in Belarus Portnoy: Great opportunities for tourism development in Belarus
“Belarus has good tourist opportunities. There are more than 5,500 objects of historical and cultural heritage in the country. Four of them are already on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More are expected to be added in the future,” Mikhail Portnoy said. In recent years, Belarus has made great progress in the development of sport tourism"...
28 Jan 2017
Lukashenko expresses condolences over death of Alexander Tikhanovich Lukashenko expresses condolences over death of Alexander Tikhanovich
“Please accept my deep condolences on the passing of a great musician and a wonderful person. Alexander Tikhanovich added an unforgettable page to the history book of the Belarusian popular singing, his songs became golden hits of all time,” the message of condolences reads...
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