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11 Jan 2016
Skvortsov: Belarusian, Israeli diplomats will do their best to minimize impact of embassy shutdowns Skvortsov: Belarusian, Israeli diplomats will do their best to minimize impact of embassy shutdowns
“In these circumstances, Minsk sees no other option but to close its embassy in Tel Aviv following the principle of mutuality," Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov said...
6 Jan 2016
Belarus’ MFA welcomes gradual normalization of relations with EU, USA Belarus’ MFA welcomes gradual normalization of relations with EU, USA
“The step-by-step normalization of the relations with the European Union and the USA has been reinforced by the suspension of the restrictive measures in relation to Belarus, which helped intensify contacts at various levels”...
6 Jan 2016
Belarus emphasizes need for peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis Belarus emphasizes need for peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis
"In 2015 Belarus made efforts to help tackle global problems, modern challenges and threats. The country traditionally participated in the efforts of the United Nations and other international organizations"...
5 Jan 2016
Lukashenko: We must do our best to bolster the health of veterans Lukashenko: We must do our best to bolster the health of veterans
"War veterans and workers of the home front brought peace to our land, laid a solid foundation for building the independent Belarusian state. Our sacred duty is to do our best to bolster their health and provide decent household conditions”...
4 Jan 2016
Metropolitan Pavel calls for grateful prayer, benevolence as Christmas approaches Metropolitan Pavel calls for grateful prayer, benevolence as Christmas approaches
“Among the people around us, there is always someone who feels bad, lonely, and despaired, who is old and feeble. Our Lord and Savior is waiting for good fruits, the fruits of love and benevolence to our fellow creatures, from the faithful sons and daughters of the Church"...
4 Jan 2016
Skobelev: Belarus President’s special prize is a great honor for us, incentive for future work Skobelev: Belarus President’s special prize is a great honor for us, incentive for future work
“We will be working to improve our expositions. More and more materials that were previously not available to the general public, for example in the Belarusian National Archive and Russian Central Military Archive at Podolsk, are declassified"...
4 Jan 2016
Makei: Belarus is ready to do its utmost for the resolution of the Turkey-Russia conflict Makei: Belarus is ready to do its utmost for the resolution of the Turkey-Russia conflict
“Belarus is not going to impose mediation services on anyone. We are judging by the fact that the pressure on each other and sanctions are not the means for the resolution of issues in interstate relations"...
3 Jan 2016
Andreichenko: Investments in culture always pay off in spades Andreichenko: Investments in culture always pay off in spades
"The countries, where culture is on a high level, are overall well-developed states. Belarus attaches a lot of attention to the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage, traditions, national art"...
31 Dec 2015
Prokoptsov: The National Art Museum will continue working for the benefit of culture Prokoptsov: The National Art Museum will continue working for the benefit of culture
"The fact that we receive this award on the eve of the year 2016, which has been declared the Year of Culture in Belarus, represents an evaluation of the many years of our team’s work"...
30 Dec 2015
Belarusian peace-loving policy credited with removal of sanctions Belarusian peace-loving policy credited with removal of sanctions
“The things that happened in Minsk… You know I’d say they had to happen in Minsk because there is no other country, which can be a more ardent proponent of peace. The victory that happened 70 years ago is the foundation of it"...
30 Dec 2015
Ambassador: Belarus-Cuba cooperation has become strategic Ambassador: Belarus-Cuba cooperation has become strategic
“Next year we should work on a more extensive bilateral program that includes such sectors as industry, agriculture"...
30 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: Belarus will never spare any expense for children and mothers Lukashenko: Belarus will never spare any expense for children and mothers
"If necessary, the funding available to Belarus government programs will be curtailed. But we must not spare money for children and those, who give births. They should have everything"...
28 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: Accomplishments of hardworking Belarusians help look into the future with hope Lukashenko: Accomplishments of hardworking Belarusians help look into the future with hope
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the state award ceremony held in the Palace of Independence...
28 Dec 2015
Kochanova: Belarus to earmark over $14.5bn for health and demographic security program in 2016-2020 Kochanova: Belarus to earmark over $14.5bn for health and demographic security program in 2016-2020
"Despite the difficult economic situation, no social program has been curtailed. Belarus’ social development goals will remain the same. The care for people has always been and will remain the key principle of the state policy"...
26 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: There are future champions among participants of children’s athletics festival Lukashenko: There are future champions among participants of children’s athletics festival
In his words, track and field athletics is not by accident called “the queen of sport”. It attracts a lot of people, includes many competitions and is rich in records. The President stressed that the majority of medals at the Olympic Games are won in track and field events...
24 Dec 2015
Belarus, Turkey urged to step up scientific, technical cooperation Belarus, Turkey urged to step up scientific, technical cooperation
Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, during the meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Belarus Kezban Nilvana Darama in the Academy...
24 Dec 2015
Lukashenko wishes young Belarusians to become educated people, enrich national legacy Lukashenko wishes young Belarusians to become educated people, enrich national legacy
“I am very happy that your efforts help create the beauty of our Belarus. Without you we would have fewer well-groomed places, beautiful parks and very good areas for recreation,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
23 Dec 2015
Shchetkina: Our Children is a campaign of kindness, love and social cohesion Shchetkina: Our Children is a campaign of kindness, love and social cohesion
"Traditionally we hold Our Children camping during these days to wish happy holidays to kids. Government officials, military men, artists, bankers - all try to do the maximum to ensure that our kids be happy"...
22 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: Social security remains in the center of attention Lukashenko: Social security remains in the center of attention
"Preserving the number of jobs and offering social and legal protection to working Belarusians remain the general tasks of the government agencies and the trade unions"...
22 Dec 2015
MAZ-SPORTavto gearing up for Dakar 2016 MAZ-SPORTavto gearing up for Dakar 2016
"MAZ-SPORTavto has three crews capable of showing good results in the rally despite all the difficulties they faced in the preparations for their fifth Dakar"...
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