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19 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Nationalism is not just speaking Belarusian Lukashenko: Nationalism is not just speaking Belarusian
"I think that nationalism is not speaking the Belarusian language. It is necessary to do something that will be remembered. I am always committed to promoting traditions"...
18 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are cushioned from sanctions due to self-sufficiency Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia are cushioned from sanctions due to self-sufficiency
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that the countries can successfully cooperate in virtually all areas, be it space, biotechnology, electric cars, etc...
16 Feb 2021
Belarus’ adherence to international safety standards in nuclear power plant construction stressed Belarus’ adherence to international safety standards in nuclear power plant construction stressed
The Belarusian legislation on nuclear and radiation safety is constantly improved, including taking into account new requirements and recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency. New norms and rules are worked out. The existing documents get reworked, including high-level ones such as the law on nuclear energy usage and the law on radiation safety...
15 Feb 2021
FM: Russia never forced constitutional reform on Belarus FM: Russia never forced constitutional reform on Belarus
"The Russian side has never issued an ultimatum pushing for a constitutional reform, some changes and so on and so forth. They keep saying that this is up to Belarusian people to decide"...
15 Feb 2021
FM: Belarus’ independence, sovereignty are important for Europe too FM: Belarus’ independence, sovereignty are important for Europe too
"We are ready to work with the Europeans, we are ready to discuss any issues. We are also ready to work with the OSCE to discuss the situation in our country, to find ways out of this situation"...
12 Feb 2021
Ambassador: Belarusian People’s Congress fully supportive of Belarus-Russia strategic cooperation Ambassador: Belarusian People’s Congress fully supportive of Belarus-Russia strategic cooperation
"Belarus’ life is closely connected with Russia and other partner nations," the ambassador said. "It is important to make bilateral ties rich in interactions in economy, humanitarian and social affairs to strengthen our relations within the framework of our common history"...
11 Feb 2021
FM: Belarus should continue multi-vector foreign policy FM: Belarus should continue multi-vector foreign policy
The question of what the foreign policy of Belarus should be is of concern to many. Article 18 of the Constitution stipulates that the Republic of Belarus pledges itself to make its territory a neutral, nuclear-free state...
9 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Minsk should be brought to perfection within five years Lukashenko: Minsk should be brought to perfection within five years
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, visitors like Minsk for its great working and entertainment opportunities. This city ‘has not been divided by gangsters’ and is not built up densely ‘with God knows what real estate’...
9 Feb 2021
Belarus seeks further development of cooperation with Uzbekistan Belarus seeks further development of cooperation with Uzbekistan
Roman Golovchenko stressed that the two countries have good, friendly relations. "I would like to discuss today what else we can do in the near future to bring the bilateral relations to a qualitatively new level,” he said...
9 Feb 2021
Eismont: Belarus president’s new website is designed to be a live resource Eismont: Belarus president’s new website is designed to be a live resource
“With the launch of the new website of the President of the Republic of Belarus, I would like, first of all, to emphasize that this portal will by no means be static. It was originally conceived as a live resource, constantly updating and improving," said the press secretary...
8 Feb 2021
Belarus-Uzbekistan relations hailed as fruitful Belarus-Uzbekistan relations hailed as fruitful
"The good and trustworthy relations between our presidents certainly provide us with an opportunity for fruitful cooperation in all areas. It is important that we have opened Uzbekistan’s embassy in our country. Trade and economic relations are developing, as well as cultural and educational ones. The first Belarus-Uzbekistan Forum of Regions has taken place and we hope this tradition will continue,” Natalya Kochanova said...
5 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: Post-election events prompted us to take youth education more seriously Lukashenko: Post-election events prompted us to take youth education more seriously
"I once again say that we will need to work a lot with our youth in order to keep them from going astray, because they have their whole life ahead of them. We will be gone, but they will remain"...
5 Feb 2021
Lukashenko: COVID-19 should not disrupt essential health services Lukashenko: COVID-19 should not disrupt essential health services
"This is very important for us now. We got too overwhelmed with COVID and forgot that people with other diseases also need treatment. We talked about this at the onset of the first wave – we said that we should not neglect other diseases"...
5 Feb 2021
Opinion: Belarus should retain flagship companies Opinion: Belarus should retain flagship companies
The director general noted that the situation at mechanical engineering companies mirrors the state of affairs in the economy. "If we say that these are flagship companies, we need to keep these companies up and running. It is not our invention – this is practiced all over the world"...
5 Feb 2021
Belarus wants more focus on digital projects in EAEU Belarus wants more focus on digital projects in EAEU
“We need an initiative at our level to eliminate this situation. We need to actively set tasks, identify implementers and exercise effective control. It is important to set the right task, to develop clear rules and information architecture. It is necessary to coordinate and synchronize the pace of work in the states and at the integration level,” Roman Golovchenko believes...
4 Feb 2021
Ambassador: Good foundation created for effective cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan Ambassador: Good foundation created for effective cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan
The head of the diplomatic mission stressed that good, friendly relations have developed between the two countries. According to him, the pandemic has made some adjustments to the Belarusian-Uzbek relations but after its over cooperation will pick up...
4 Feb 2021
Minsk and Caracas: Plans for joint oil production, direct flights Minsk and Caracas: Plans for joint oil production, direct flights
According to Franklin Ramirez Araque, despite the huge distance the two countries keep working to strengthen the bilateral relations, looking for projects of interest in various fields, including political, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields...
3 Feb 2021
Minister: Coronavirus is losing steam in Belarus Minister: Coronavirus is losing steam in Belarus
"The epidemiological situation has stabilized in Belarus and Russia. It is clear that Belarus is a much smaller country, but the pandemic is losing potency in all regions of the country"...
3 Feb 2021
Lukashenko speaks about large-scale sociological survey in Belarus Lukashenko speaks about large-scale sociological survey in Belarus
“I would like to address the Belarusian people. We have taken a decision (I took it long ago) on a large-scale sociological study in Belarus. There have been made an instruction to finish it by the Belarusian People's Congress in order to raise there the issues of people’s concern, the issues of utmost importance for Belarus’ development"...
2 Feb 2021
Belarus’ development program described as very ambitious Belarus’ development program described as very ambitious
"Setting a bar low means looking forward to a low result, especially in light of possible challenges which can emerge out of the blue"...
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