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15 Jan 2019
Belarus, Austria want bridges, not dividing lines in Europe Belarus, Austria want bridges, not dividing lines in Europe
In his words, Belarus views the visit of Karin Kneissl and the opening of Austria’s new embassy building in Minsk as part of efforts to maintain a positive dialogue and promote bilateral relations...
15 Jan 2019
Call for stronger Belarus-Austria cooperation amid growing confrontation in region Call for stronger Belarus-Austria cooperation amid growing confrontation in region
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei made the statement as he met with Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration, and Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl...
15 Jan 2019
Belarus seeks closer economic engagement with France Belarus seeks closer economic engagement with France
would not say that our cooperation with France is at the highest level. But still Pavel Latushko [former Belarusian ambassador to France] did a good job there. Cooperation in certain areas in economy has picked up. Economy is the priority for us, the president said...
15 Jan 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus is open to good neighborly relations with Lithuania without political bias Lukashenko: Belarus is open to good neighborly relations with Lithuania without political bias
Alexander Lukashenko made it clear that the Belarusian nuclear power plant will be built anyway because the country needs it. “If Lithuania wants the project to benefit Lithuania too, let’s take care of the nuclear power plant together. We didn’t start shouting when they were having problems with their nuclear power plant. This is why Belarus will be of use to Lithuania”...
14 Jan 2019
FM: Belarus rejects sanctions, blackmail FM: Belarus rejects sanctions, blackmail
“In recent years we have been gradually re-engaging with the European Union. It is very important that both parties have come to understand that it is necessary to expand cooperation between Belarus and the European Union. This helps build a good foundation for further action,” Vladimir Makei said...
14 Jan 2019
Opinion: Ukraine and its people need Belarus as a peacemaker Opinion: Ukraine and its people need Belarus as a peacemaker
Viktor Medvedchuk said: “The position is heard in Moscow, Kiev, Donetsk, Lugansk… The role of the Belarus president is very important. Both for Russia and Ukraine. Particularly for Ukraine, for resolving the conflict, which exists in the east today”...
14 Jan 2019
Szijjarto: More in EU in favor of closer ties with Belarus Szijjarto: More in EU in favor of closer ties with Belarus
“We are committed to closer cooperation between the European Union and Belarus. I had the opportunity to tell the president that there are more and more supporters of such an approach in the European Union,” said Peter Szijjarto...
14 Jan 2019
Makei: Hungary has always had pragmatic approach to Belarus Makei: Hungary has always had pragmatic approach to Belarus
Vladimir Makei welcomed the development of the political dialogue and intensive trade and economic contacts. He noted that the parties are set to discuss Belarus-Hungary cooperation prospects across many areas during the forthcoming meetings and talks in Minsk on 14 January. The foreign minister expressed hope that this visit will be highly fruitful...
11 Jan 2019
Belarus president promises worthy response to attempts to test country’s independence Belarus president promises worthy response to attempts to test country’s independence
"Those are not simple years because, sincerely speaking, we will be sorely tested in these two years. If we talk about specifics, whether we deserve the independence we talk about all the time or not will be tested"...
11 Jan 2019
Ambassador: China intends to launch new big economic projects in Belarus Ambassador: China intends to launch new big economic projects in Belarus
Cui Qiming noted that the two countries have ambitious cooperation plans for 2019. “We will work hard to implement the agreements reached by our heads of state during the SCO Qingdao Summit in June 2018”...
11 Jan 2019
Russia’s policy of expanding cooperation with Belarus put beyond doubt Russia’s policy of expanding cooperation with Belarus put beyond doubt
Maria Zakharova said: “Belarus is our reliable ally, a partner. The policy of expanding strategic interaction with Minsk is beyond doubt. In particular, it is stipulated by the concept of the Russian foreign policy”...
10 Jan 2019
Talks about Belarus’ unification with Russia described as far-fetched Talks about Belarus’ unification with Russia described as far-fetched
“Today there is too much talk about the unification of the two countries. I am analyzing the situation in our society and in Russia. Many questions are being asked about the autocephaly of our church in Belarus due to the church situation in Ukraine. I believe these questions are exceedingly stupid and far-fetched for the sake of discussion in our society,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
9 Jan 2019
‘Spiritual revival’ notion hailed as hymn to destiny of Belarusian nation ‘Spiritual revival’ notion hailed as hymn to destiny of Belarusian nation
The president noted that the Belarusian land has had to go through a lot of ordeals but it would always revive and thrive even more. “Our national identity has been molding for centuries. We have become wiser, more tolerant, and, most importantly, stronger in our belief in goodness”...
9 Jan 2019
Belarus lauded for great contribution to organization of Europe vs USA athletics match
President of European Athletics Svein Arne Hansen told a press conference in Minsk...
3 Jan 2019
Team captain: Participation in Christmas tournament contributes to ice hockey promotion in UAE Team captain: Participation in Christmas tournament contributes to ice hockey promotion in UAE
"We are happy to win the opening match. Every year we learn something new in Minsk. Our team meets serious players at the tournament who were high-profile players in the past. We look at the organization of the tournament, learn how everything works. It is very important for the development of ice hockey in the UAE"...
3 Jan 2019
Infant mortality rate in Belarus one of Europe’s lowest in 2018 Infant mortality rate in Belarus one of Europe’s lowest in 2018
According to the minister, this rate attests to the excellent work of the maternity services, neonatologists and healthcare facilities and also to the overall high quality of the government’s social policy...
2 Jan 2019
Makei calls for urgent action to end conflict in Ukraine Makei calls for urgent action to end conflict in Ukraine
“We believe that the conflict in Ukraine is a major threat to European regional security today. It is necessary to resolve it as soon as possible. We are trying to play our part”...
29 Dec 2018
Cui Qiming: Belarus and China are all weather friends Cui Qiming: Belarus and China are all weather friends
In an interview with BelTA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Belarus Cui Qiming talks about the most important events in the bilateral cooperation in 2018...
28 Dec 2018
Lukashenko to young Belarusians: Home is the place where you are welcomed most of all Lukashenko to young Belarusians: Home is the place where you are welcomed most of all
"It is your country. It is Belarus. I don’t want to encourage you to stick to Belarus and never leave the country. But remember: wherever you are, home is the place where you are welcomed most of all”...
28 Dec 2018
Andreichenko: Children’s charity campaign means to show that every child matters Andreichenko: Children’s charity campaign means to show that every child matters
Vladimir Andreichenko has been visiting this school during the holiday season every year for the past ten years. “I am happy that the tradition continues and I am happy to have this opportunity. Thanks to the campaign, we, adults, have a chance to revisit our childhood”...
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