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10 Nov 2021
Makei: The European Union has no strategy concerning Belarus Makei: The European Union has no strategy concerning Belarus
Vladimir Makei believes the European Union’s policy is supposed to punish a disobedient country, which has an alternative point of view and makes some steps that serve as an example for third countries...
9 Nov 2021
Lukashenko talks about war on migrants at Polish border Lukashenko talks about war on migrants at Polish border
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted: “You have to agree that resorting to weapons in the modern world is tantamount to suicide. Even more so here, in the center of Europe. And even more so with Belarus. Because all the wars have always happened in this piece of land in the center, everything began here. Doesn’t history teach anything?”...
9 Nov 2021
Belarus-Vietnam relations hailed as vibrant Belarus-Vietnam relations hailed as vibrant
“I would like to thank you for all the attention you have paid to the development of Belarusian-Vietnamese relations. We really appreciate it. Today we do not have any problematic issues in relations with Vietnam. Our cooperation has been developing steadily over the past 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations. We appreciate your contribution to this process"...
8 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Criticism, competition should be within law Lukashenko: Criticism, competition should be within law
The president noted that during meetings or discussions he wants to hear all kinds of opinions from officials, their personal points of view. At the same time, they should keep in mind that they are working for the state and should stick to the established policy...
8 Nov 2021
Mezentsev: Union State integration creates competitive advantages for Belarus, Russia Mezentsev: Union State integration creates competitive advantages for Belarus, Russia
"When we are together, it means that our economies are stronger, more competitive, which gives us access to more international and regional markets. We grow more confident and independent. Our rapprochement means that we will not act upon someone’s orders. We will live they way our peoples choose, they way they are accustomed to within our Slavic and spiritual tradition"...
5 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Coronavirus cases are decreasing in Belarus Lukashenko: Coronavirus cases are decreasing in Belarus
The head of state urged citizens to take care of their health and be responsible. "Take care of yourself. Everything depends on you. Masks are your business. We will not make you do it. But remember that it is you who are the architects of your health," the president emphasized...
4 Nov 2021
Russia, Belarus to jointly resist foreign interference in domestic affairs Russia, Belarus to jointly resist foreign interference in domestic affairs
Vladimir Putin said he was confident that the Union State of Belarus and Russia will continue properly enhancing integration interaction, which will allow raising living standards and people’s prosperity in the end. “No doubt, we will continue focused work on filling the Union State with new content for the sake of fully exploring its creative potential,” he said...
4 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are about to reboot joint economic space Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are about to reboot joint economic space
Aleksandr Lukashenko asked the Standing Committee of the Union State to take these issues under special control. "All agreements reached by the presidents in such important promising areas should be formalized through the relevant decisions of the Union State bodies," the head of state emphasized...
4 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia weather external pressure, grow stronger Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia weather external pressure, grow stronger
According to the head of state, economic statistics testify to the fact. In January-September 2021 the trade in the Union State increased by more than a third and reached $28 billion...
4 Nov 2021
MP: Belarus is a consistent advocate of a multi-vector foreign policy MP: Belarus is a consistent advocate of a multi-vector foreign policy
"We have always advocated and continue to advocate security on the continent. We have always supported the peacemaking policy"...
4 Nov 2021
Kochanova calls for unity in preserving Belarus, its traditions, mentality Kochanova calls for unity in preserving Belarus, its traditions, mentality
Natalya Kochanova emphasized that there is not a slightest doubt that Belarusians should stand united in order to preserve their sovereignty. “This is not about monolithic like-mindedness. We should be united in our determination to preserve our country, our traditions and mentality and live in accordance with them. This is what defines us as a people, as a nation,” she stated...
3 Nov 2021
Belarus’ relations with Azerbaijan hailed Belarus’ relations with Azerbaijan hailed
"We highly appreciate the relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan, and most importantly, that they have been developing positively in economy, politics, culture and education. Of course, an exceptional role in this is played by the presidents of our states. We understand that our main task is to preserve these relations and enhance them,” said Vladimir Andreichenko...
1 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Discipline is crucial for companies’ performance Lukashenko: Discipline is crucial for companies’ performance
“Where there is order, discipline, technology, there will be results. It does not matter whether it is private or state property. I am against neither this nor that. Everything should be done in a fair manner”...
1 Nov 2021
Minister: About 2.9m of Belarusians get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Minister: About 2.9m of Belarusians get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
“Slightly less than 4% of vaccinated people are in hospitals, less than 0.5% - in intensive care units. This proves that the vaccine works. People have heard us. We do not allow any pressure to vaccinate. I think it is very important,” the minister said...
29 Oct 2021
Lukashenko gives thumbs up to new manufacturing facility in Dobrush Lukashenko gives thumbs up to new manufacturing facility in Dobrush
The head of state also cited the machine-building industry. In this area Belarus competes well with many Western countries, which is why they want to squeeze Belarusian companies out of their markets...
28 Oct 2021
Belarus plans to vaccinate 5m people by year-end Belarus plans to vaccinate 5m people by year-end
"The analysis of the COVID-19 case rate inspires cautious optimism. The same was said by the head of state who has a complete analysis of the situation. The number of hospitalizations for pneumonia in all regions has decreased and the number of people who fall ill has also slightly decreased"...
28 Oct 2021
Vice-premier unveils Belarus’ efforts to mitigate sanctions Vice-premier unveils Belarus’ efforts to mitigate sanctions
According to him, targeted measures were taken immediately in the manufacturing, petrochemical, transport and banking sectors to normalize their financial and economic operation...
27 Oct 2021
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to be held on 14-17 July in 2022 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to be held on 14-17 July in 2022
The deputy prime minister informed that in 2022 great attention will be paid to song contests for young performers and children in addition to traditional festival events...
26 Oct 2021
Lukashenko urges doctors not to ease up fighting COVID-19 Lukashenko urges doctors not to ease up fighting COVID-19
Aleksandr Lukashenko explained that COVID-19 is slowing down in the country. The president cited statistics: the average weekly growth rate in new cases shrank 1.5 times over the last week...
26 Oct 2021
Lukashenko says never opposed mask wearing Lukashenko says never opposed mask wearing
The head of state is of the same opinion in respect to vaccination: a vaccine may protect you from catching the disease or help recover faster. There is no need, however, to force people to get vaccinated. “The vaccine has proved its worth: you get sick less, and if you do get sick - you will survive"...
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