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22 Nov 2016
Bambiza: Belarus, Russia have resources for development of high-tech healthcare Bambiza: Belarus, Russia have resources for development of high-tech healthcare
"The Union State is implementing programs to enhance treatment of spine disorders in children, develop cell biology and antimicrobial therapy. “We hope that the medical community will come up with ideas for new Union State programs during the forum,” Ivan Bambiza said...
22 Nov 2016
Belarus lauded for honoring its EEU, CSTO obligations while bolstering ties with West Belarus lauded for honoring its EEU, CSTO obligations while bolstering ties with West
"Russia welcomes Belarus’ intention to bolster contacts with the Council of Europe and to expand the participation in the legal framework of this organization. “We are ready to continue consultations on the topic of the Council of Europe in order to promote the fulfillment of the Action Plan Belarus 2016-2017 which has been recently approved by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers", Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said...
22 Nov 2016
Makei: Belarus interested in closer pragmatic cooperation with Council of Europe Makei: Belarus interested in closer pragmatic cooperation with Council of Europe
"Belarus would like to accede to its legal instruments. However, not being a member of the Council of Europe, Belarus does not have the opportunity to advance its initiatives,” the minister said...
21 Nov 2016
National Theater Award among most important projects of Year of Culture National Theater Award among most important projects of Year of Culture
“We have 21 projects presented in 19 nominations that will provide us with the current state of our theater art. In my opinion it is the most important project in the Year of Culture. It will show us our real attitude to the theater today,” said Boris Svetlov...
21 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus will not choose between East and West Lukashenko: Belarus will not choose between East and West
"The strategic relations with Russia and China, the sustainable cooperation with the EU and the USA, the development of bilateral ties with the countries of the Middle East, Latin America, Central Asia, and Africa are equally important for us,” the President said
21 Nov 2016
EU delegation welcomes positive trends in relations with Belarus EU delegation welcomes positive trends in relations with Belarus
Walter Stevens, Chair of the Political and Security Committee (PSC) of the Council of the European Union, said as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
21 Nov 2016
Lukashenko suggests launching ‘Minsk process’ to regulate East-West relations Lukashenko suggests launching ‘Minsk process’ to regulate East-West relations
Alexander Lukashenko suggested considering the possibility to arrange a meeting of key international experts in the Belarusian capital to share opinions on the regulation of relations between the East and the West...
18 Nov 2016
Surikov: Lukashenko, Putin will focus on political issues in Moscow Surikov: Lukashenko, Putin will focus on political issues in Moscow
“I think that the Presidents will focus, first of all, on political topics in the light of the situation in the world. The economic issues that everyone has heard about, including the oil dispute and others, will not be in the spotlight at this meeting. But these issues will probably be on the agenda as well,” the Russian diplomat said...
18 Nov 2016
Head of Belarusian election organization agency regrets lack of prominent politicians Head of Belarusian election organization agency regrets lack of prominent politicians
Lidia Yermoshina said she believes that the fact that Belarusian voters choose to cast their votes for None of the Above indicates that genuine, vivid, and creative politicians are in short supply. “The political system should work to address that. Political parties should be primarily the ones to fix it and then we will have no problems with that”...
18 Nov 2016
Nuclear power plant to ensure Belarus’ energy security Nuclear power plant to ensure Belarus’ energy security
Stefan Kosovan said: "The construction of a nuclear power plant is a strategic decision for the long term, for 100 years into the future. It is a decision meant to benefit the nation"...
18 Nov 2016
Belarusian mass media urged to thoughtfully cover country’s development Belarusian mass media urged to thoughtfully cover country’s development
“Truthful information is moral information,” noted Lilia Ananich. “The country has great tasks to accomplish, the country has great prospects and is going through a responsible historical period of development. Delivering perfect coverage has never been more important. It is necessary to deeply and thoughtfully look at how our country is developing”...
18 Nov 2016
Qatar intends to fully implement all top-level agreements with Belarus Qatar intends to fully implement all top-level agreements with Belarus
Ali Shareef Al Emadi said that the visit was a continuation of the recent visit of the Belarusian President to Qatar. Qatar’s Finance Minister said that the Emir of Qatar gave clear instructions to implement all the agreements reached during the visit of the Belarusian highest-level delegation...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko on interreligious peace in Belarus: We are one nation Lukashenko on interreligious peace in Belarus: We are one nation
“We do not have this problem. I cannot even say what we are doing for it. We are just living. We are one nation,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “As for religion, the motto is as follows: everybody will find a way to church”...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: No excessive pressure on mass media in Belarus Lukashenko: No excessive pressure on mass media in Belarus
"Leading newspapers, national, oblast and regional, have been preserved in the country. They are subsidized by the government. People say that if they are financed by the state, they are dependent. No major mass media outlet will say that there is excessive pressure on them from outside. Yes, we ask journalists to be objective and also to be a little more patriotic for the sake of peace and stability in the country"...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: It is important to remember Great Patriotic War Lukashenko: It is important to remember Great Patriotic War
"These monuments are our memory. We must respect them, and our children and grandchildren will respect them too. It is a must, and the society does not question it. We have never questioned this issue,” the President said...
17 Nov 2016
Belarus ready to help organize local elections in Ukraine to promote peace settlement Belarus ready to help organize local elections in Ukraine to promote peace settlement
“If the two sides reach an agreement and ask Belarus for assistance, we are ready to play any role to help restore peace there. If you want us to help organize local elections, about which there is so much talking, we are ready to arrange them"...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Justice is a priority, people cannot be hurt Lukashenko: Justice is a priority, people cannot be hurt
“Some people say that Belarusians are patriots. They want to know how we nurture patriotism. We do not do anything special. People will always be the patriots of their country if they know that it is their land, and that they will be happy, that their children will live in this country,” the head of state noted...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus is much more interesting than you might think Lukashenko: Belarus is much more interesting than you might think
“We can tell a lot about our nature, art, traditions, famous Belarusians, new enterprises and modern technologies. We can tell how we keep the historical memory and what we teach our children. We want you to see all these with your own eyes"...
17 Nov 2016
Belarus named as one of islands of stability on the planet Belarus named as one of islands of stability on the planet
“Our doors are always open for good people. The Old World and the New World begin to realize it. Belarus has never been a troublemaker in Europe. Moreover, it is one of the islands of stability on the planet today,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
17 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Russia was and remains a brotherly state for Belarus Lukashenko: Russia was and remains a brotherly state for Belarus
"Regional cooperation is a cornerstone of Belarus-Russia integration. It was reaffirmed once again during the forum of regions of the two countries in Minsk in June 2016. Back then, the specialized exposition, just like the previous one in Sochi, showcased the practical results of our joint work"...
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