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28 Jan 2016
Lukashenko urges to toughen punishment for DUI homicides Lukashenko urges to toughen punishment for DUI homicides
The head of state urged to toughen punishment for DUI crimes, especially homicides. A lot of homicides are committed by people under the influence of alcohol...
27 Jan 2016
Belarus reaffirms readiness to create conditions for effective work of Ukraine groups Belarus reaffirms readiness to create conditions for effective work of Ukraine groups
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he met with Russia’s representative in the trilateral contact group on Ukraine, permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Boris Gryzlov...
27 Jan 2016
Nalivaiko: Belarus, Ecuador take measures to bolster economic ties Nalivaiko: Belarus, Ecuador take measures to bolster economic ties
Belarusian Taxes and Duties Minister Sergei Nalivaiko said following the singing of the Belarusian-Ecuadorian intergovernmental agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and property...
26 Jan 2016
Dapkiunas: UNDP plays an important role in coordinating international cooperation on Chernobyl Dapkiunas: UNDP plays an important role in coordinating international cooperation on Chernobyl
According to the head of Belarus’ mission to the UN Minsk will host an international high-level conference on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster...
26 Jan 2016
Lukashenko: No need to change the course of the state Lukashenko: No need to change the course of the state
Alexander Lukashenko remarked that the government has determined a number of issues which have to be solved at the level of the head of state. The President emphasized that he has been thinking over the proposals of the government for several weeks...
25 Jan 2016
Belarus’ progress in fighting HIV/AIDS praised Belarus’ progress in fighting HIV/AIDS praised
UNAIDS Executive Director expressed confidence that the Belarusian government will continue taking effective measures at the national level and will make a significant contribution to international efforts to tackle HIV and AIDS...
22 Jan 2016
Ravkov: Belarus has no enemies; can tackle any challenges, threats Ravkov: Belarus has no enemies; can tackle any challenges, threats
“The doctrine is the document which helps track challenges and threats, respond to the changing situation in our country and in neighboring states, including terrorist threats both in the adjacent and distant countries which might be involved"...
22 Jan 2016
Minsk platform hailed as instrumental in negotiating peaceful settlement in Ukraine Minsk platform hailed as instrumental in negotiating peaceful settlement in Ukraine
"At every meeting I say that we are grateful to Belarus for the opportunity given to our state and other representatives of the Normandy Four to meet in Minsk. Meetings of the working groups are held almost every week," Ukraine’s Consul General to Brest Oleg Mysik said...
22 Jan 2016
Lukashenko: People will not forgive us if we fail to ensure Belarus’ security, sovereignty Lukashenko: People will not forgive us if we fail to ensure Belarus’ security, sovereignty
“Whatever it takes we must maintain peace on our land, ensure a safe life for our people and defend the land we have inherited,” the President of Belarus stressed at a session of the Security Council to discuss the Military Doctrine of Belarus...
21 Jan 2016
Le Anh: Vietnam will continue strengthening friendly ties with Belarus Le Anh: Vietnam will continue strengthening friendly ties with Belarus
“Over the past 24 years we have made great progress. We have been maintaining close contacts at the highest level, strengthening political mutual trust, securing support in international organizations, first of all, in the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement in what concerned the most important issues of international development"...
21 Jan 2016
Belarus’ protected areas urged to promote tourism Belarus’ protected areas urged to promote tourism
There are eight reserves of the national importance in Brest Oblast. They operate 36 tourist and excursion routes and nature trails. In 2015 they hosted more than 7,000 visitors...
21 Jan 2016
Ivanov: 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championship to boost popularity of indoor hockey in Belarus Ivanov: 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championship to boost popularity of indoor hockey in Belarus
According to the Chairman of the Belarusian Indoor Hockey Federation, in the forthcoming days of the championships, on 22-24 January, the Palace of Sports will welcome a lot of people to get familiar with this dynamic indoor variant of traditional outdoor field hockey...
21 Jan 2016
Lukashenko: Laureates of the President’s special fund are the pride of Belarus Lukashenko: Laureates of the President’s special fund are the pride of Belarus
The head of the state has sent greeting to the laureates and scholarship holders of the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the support of talented school and university students which celebrates its 20th anniversary...
20 Jan 2016
Tozik: Belarus, China have big cooperation prospects Tozik: Belarus, China have big cooperation prospects
"The Belarusian-Chinese relations have been steadily developing. Good personal contacts between Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping contribute greatly to the strengthening of ties between the two countries"...
19 Jan 2016
Kobyakov: Hard work ahead to restore Belarus-Russia trade Kobyakov: Hard work ahead to restore Belarus-Russia trade
Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota...
19 Jan 2016
MFA reaffirms Belarus’ adherence to one-China policy MFA reaffirms Belarus’ adherence to one-China policy
Reads the statement of the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the regional elections in Taiwan on 16 January...
19 Jan 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus strongly condemns any forms of extremism Lukashenko: Belarus strongly condemns any forms of extremism
On behalf of the Belarusian people and himself President Alexander Lukashenko has extended condolences to Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, families and friends of the victims of the terrorist attack in the city of Ouagadougou...
18 Jan 2016
Mogherini: Minsk Agreements should be implemented by all parties to conflict in Ukraine Mogherini: Minsk Agreements should be implemented by all parties to conflict in Ukraine
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini said at the press conference following the EU Council in Brussels...
18 Jan 2016
Skvortsov: Belarus keen to continue embassy-format cooperation with Israel Skvortsov: Belarus keen to continue embassy-format cooperation with Israel
“We still have time to look thoroughly into this decision and maybe make some steps to rectify the situation. We should discuss it together with our partners,” said Vladimir Skvortsov...
18 Jan 2016
Gryzlov: Significant progress is possible in the implementation of the Minsk agreements Gryzlov: Significant progress is possible in the implementation of the Minsk agreements
"I have no doubts that we can make serious headway in the implementation of the Minsk accords. My meetings in Kiev and Minsk prove this,” he said when asked about the results of his talks with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev and the meeting of the contact group in Minsk...
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