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12 Apr 2016
Lukashenko prioritizes security of people, Belarus’ defense capability Lukashenko prioritizes security of people, Belarus’ defense capability
The head of state said that Belarus pays a lot of attention to security matters. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that the maintenance of security is a priority for the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, i.e. the president is accordance with the Constitution...
12 Apr 2016
Guaranteed first jobs for university graduates to stay in place in Belarus Guaranteed first jobs for university graduates to stay in place in Belarus
The President promised that the government will continue paying close attention to social issues, including youth employment and the creation of new jobs. However, he noted that the situation on the labor market is rather complicated...
12 Apr 2016
WHO praises Belarus’ progress in tobacco control WHO praises Belarus’ progress in tobacco control
An assessment mission of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control visited Belarus in 2015. Lars Moller said that the final report of the WHO specialists was quite positive overall...
12 Apr 2016
Voronetsky: Belarus’ initiatives in UN have formed basis for fighting human trafficking Voronetsky: Belarus’ initiatives in UN have formed basis for fighting human trafficking
The diplomat enumerated notable initiatives that Belarus suggested in the United Nations, including the adoption of a set of thematic resolutions and the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons...
12 Apr 2016
Belarus suggests initiative on sustainable development of Chernobyl affected regions Belarus suggests initiative on sustainable development of Chernobyl affected regions
The idea was voiced by Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov at the meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Chernobyl (IATF) at the UN headquarters in New York...
11 Apr 2016
Belarus PM: Retirement age increase will not lead to a jobs deficit Belarus PM: Retirement age increase will not lead to a jobs deficit
“The incremental raising of the retirement age will create conditions for an increase in the number of the employed in Belarus. In 2017 alone, we will need some 18,000 additional jobs. The instruction of the head of state is to create 50,000 new jobs annually"...
11 Apr 2016
Bulgarian MPs invited to observe parliamentary elections in Belarus Bulgarian MPs invited to observe parliamentary elections in Belarus
Vladimir Andreichenko noted that Belarusian people regard Bulgarians as a friendly nation and keep track of the transformations the country is experiencing. “Bulgaria’s influence in the region and on the international arena has been growing recently”...
11 Apr 2016
Belarus FM: All sides have to be genuinely interested in resolving the Ukrainian conflict Belarus FM: All sides have to be genuinely interested in resolving the Ukrainian conflict
The Minister made it clear that Belarus was ready to do everything to implement the Minsk package of agreements adopted in February 2015...
11 Apr 2016
Azarenka plans to play for Belarus at Fed Cup match Azarenka plans to play for Belarus at Fed Cup match
Talking during her meeting with fans in Minsk about the forthcoming Olympic Games, Victoria Azarenka said that she is going to play in the singles event in Rio only...
9 Apr 2016
Coe: World athletics is going through changes, building on trust Coe: World athletics is going through changes, building on trust
The IAAF President praised the activity of the Belarusian authorities led by Alexander Lukashenko who is well aware of the problems in the modern sport movement and athletics in particular...
8 Apr 2016
Plans to invite 100 companies to China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone within three years Plans to invite 100 companies to China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone within three years
“We intend to invite 100 economic operators to the China-Belarus industrial park within three years. More than ten business entities are now deciding whether they want to become part of the park. If 100 enterprises are established over there, it will be a genuine industrial park”...
8 Apr 2016
Pentagon representative’s visit to Minsk viewed as attempt to mend Belarus-USA ties Pentagon representative’s visit to Minsk viewed as attempt to mend Belarus-USA ties
"Belarus and the USA have had no contacts in military affairs for nearly ten years and the Belarusian side would like to get some answers concerning NATO’s expansion to the east and other security problems"...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus eager to advance relations with European Union without detriment to Russia Belarus eager to advance relations with European Union without detriment to Russia
“Russia is the key partner and ally for us but it doesn’t mean Belarus will forgo cooperation with other partners,” stated the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs..
8 Apr 2016
Belarus ready to contribute to Nagorny Karabakh resolution Belarus ready to contribute to Nagorny Karabakh resolution
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei underlined that Belarus has always upheld the view that any conflict should be resolved at a negotiating table instead of a battlefield...
8 Apr 2016
IAAF president ready to assist Belarus in organization of international competitions IAAF president ready to assist Belarus in organization of international competitions
“As IAAF president, I will be working with my colleagues from the European Athletic Association to assist Belarus in the organization of such events,” Sebastian Coe said...
8 Apr 2016
Competitive, open information space created in Belarus Competitive, open information space created in Belarus
Belarusian Information Minister Lilia Ananich made the statement during the joint session of the boards of the Education Ministry and the Information Ministry...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus president speaks against excessive politics in sport Belarus president speaks against excessive politics in sport
“Athletes from large and rich countries should not be the only winners. All athletes should be equal. Therefore, I am totally against any closed topics in sport, including doping issues"...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus FM: CIS status cannot be downgraded under any circumstances Belarus FM: CIS status cannot be downgraded under any circumstances
The Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs said he was confident that the Commonwealth of Independent States will remain an important, needed, and topical interstate association that allows addressing pressing problems...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus president: No time for complacency in the fight against illegal drugs yet Belarus president: No time for complacency in the fight against illegal drugs yet
“Persistence and systemic actions in counteracting the spread of illegal drugs have indeed reversed the trends in the most dangerous areas. We’ve pulled the carpet from under drug dealers in matters of drug production, in particular, drug production out of poppy seeds"...
8 Apr 2016
Skvortsov: Belarus and Israel have united efforts in the embassies’ issue for the public good Skvortsov: Belarus and Israel have united efforts in the embassies’ issue for the public good
“We have once again seen what importance is attached to the development of relations with Belarus by numerous people from different layers of the Israeli society,” said the Ambassador. He expressed gratitude to all Israeli partners that demonstrate a friendly attitude towards Belarus...
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