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20 Apr 2019
Lukashenko calls to pay tribute to Kuropaty victims Lukashenko calls to pay tribute to Kuropaty victims
Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned big crosses which were erected along the perimeter of the forest. “Was it done for those people? This is politics, and some people wanted to show it. But I did not understand what they wanted to show,” he said...
20 Apr 2019
Lukashenko calls on Russian politicians to take his sovereignty statements calmly Lukashenko calls on Russian politicians to take his sovereignty statements calmly
According to him, the internal aspect was connected with the fact that sometimes they make suggestions alleging that Lukashenko or someone else wants to incorporate Belarus into another state. “If Lukashenko does it he will be cursed by the people. That was about the internal side of the issue”...
19 Apr 2019
Independent approach to Belarus’ domestic, foreign policies emphasized Independent approach to Belarus’ domestic, foreign policies emphasized
“Belarus determines its foreign political and domestic agenda itself. All decisions regarding our country are made in Minsk, not Brussels or Moscow. Belarus, a country in the center of Europe, wants to have good relations with Russia, China, the rest of the world”...
19 Apr 2019
Potential in place for more vigorous cooperation between Belarus, European Union Potential in place for more vigorous cooperation between Belarus, European Union
The diplomat stressed that Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned very important topics in his address, including international ones. Many aspects of further advancement of Belarusian foreign policy were clearly determined...
19 Apr 2019
Estonian ambassador describes Belarus president's address as thorough Estonian ambassador describes Belarus president's address as thorough
The ambassador added that Belarus is a peaceful country and that stability and peace are high on its international agenda...
19 Apr 2019
Presidential election in Belarus on 30 August 2020 at the latest Presidential election in Belarus on 30 August 2020 at the latest
Lidia Yermoshina drew attention to the two election campaigns Belarus will have – the parliamentary elections and the presidential election...
19 Apr 2019
Belarus hailed as land of talented people Belarus hailed as land of talented people
“Our national culture is a trove of great spiritual wealth. This is our moral core. It helps preserve the identity,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
19 Apr 2019
Lukashenko promises powerful response to assaults on Belarus’ sovereignty Lukashenko promises powerful response to assaults on Belarus’ sovereignty
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that young Belarusians have the most important thing – a peaceful, beautiful, and independent country. There are traditions, a rich cultural and spiritual legacy...
19 Apr 2019
Lukashenko says cares about country's future rather than his power Lukashenko says cares about country's future rather than his power
In his speech the head of state touched upon possible changes in the Constitution in part of redistribution of functions and giving more powers to other branches of government...
19 Apr 2019
Belarus hailed as strongest thread in Silk Road fabric Belarus hailed as strongest thread in Silk Road fabric
The president noted that the People's Republic of China is an important strategic partner of Belarus. Interaction between the two countries has entered into a new era, reaching the level of special trust-based comprehensive strategic mutually beneficial partnership...
19 Apr 2019
Belarus to hold presidential election in 2020 Belarus to hold presidential election in 2020
"I would like to repeat again: we will not be looking for some favorable factors or some opportune moment. The presidential election should be held in 2020. So it will take place whatever happens in our country"...
19 Apr 2019
Belarus president underlines importance of keeping peace in Europe Belarus president underlines importance of keeping peace in Europe
The Belarusian leader pointed out that Minsk had earned a reputation as a neutral ground for negotiations and contacts on the most difficult items on the international agenda...
19 Apr 2019
Lukashenko: Tensions between global powers are detrimental to world Lukashenko: Tensions between global powers are detrimental to world
"The mechanisms of global checks and balances are falling apart, while the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty might have unpredictable consequences," the president noted...
19 Apr 2019
Belarus president against any dividing lines in living conditions Belarus president against any dividing lines in living conditions
Aleksandr Lukashenko drew attention to the balanced development of territories. “Belarus is a compact country. And there should not be any dividing lines, especially in social, economic and living conditions,” the Belarusian leader said...
19 Apr 2019
Ambassador: Lukashenko’s visit to Beijing is important for China Ambassador: Lukashenko’s visit to Beijing is important for China
The second Belt and Road forum for international cooperation in Beijing, which the Belarusian delegation led by Aleksandr Lukashenko is expected to attend, will determine the further ways of cooperation for the countries within the initiative...
19 Apr 2019
Lukashenko rules out compromises on sovereignty, security Lukashenko rules out compromises on sovereignty, security
“As for the matters of sovereignty and security in our foreign and domestic policy there has been no room for compromises. And never will be. The experience of repeated division of the Belarusian nation and redrawing of our borders has taught us to value today’s unity and territorial integrity”...
19 Apr 2019
Lukashenko: Belarusian people passed through trials and created its own country for life Lukashenko: Belarusian people passed through trials and created its own country for life
The president remarked that a new diplomatic course of external interaction had been building within a rather short period of time. Belarus initiated and took an active part in Eurasian integration projects...
18 Apr 2019
Belarusian senator suggests website for CIS youth Belarusian senator suggests website for CIS youth
It is important for young people to have information about what goes on in the youth environment in the CIS states, information about what events take place, how young people can participate in joint projects and so on, Mikhail Myasnikovich believes...
18 Apr 2019
Belarusian MPs share expectations of State of the Nation Address Belarusian MPs share expectations of State of the Nation Address
This year, the head of state, as the MP believe, will also address the most relevant themes for the country and the world. Members of parliament and senators shared their expectations with BelTA...
18 Apr 2019
Makei: Belarus sent its integration proposals to Moscow long ago Makei: Belarus sent its integration proposals to Moscow long ago
“We sent our return proposals a long time ago. They are under consideration in Moscow. After these proposals are scrutinized, the working group will scale up efforts to implement our integration promotion concept,” Vladimir Makei said...
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