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24 Jul 2023
Export seen as absolute priority for Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Export seen as absolute priority for Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"This task is strategic for us. The merchandise trade rose by 13.9% in January-May of this year but we should not let our guard down in any way. With commodity prices falling around the world, the task of achieving the annual forecast indicators requires the closest attention, painstaking work and, possibly, new approaches," Sergei Aleinik noted...
24 Jul 2023
FM: Belarus is among world’s most sensible nations FM: Belarus is among world’s most sensible nations
The minister outlined priority tasks for Belarusian diplomats. They include efforts to counteract sanctions and mitigate their impact, to intensify contacts with allies, traditional partners and friendly nations...
23 Jul 2023
Lukashenko thanks Russian president for security guarantees to Belarus Lukashenko thanks Russian president for security guarantees to Belarus
As BelTA reported with reference to TASS, at an operational meeting with permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on 21 July, Vladimir Putin said that aggression against Belarus would be considered an attack on the Russian Federation...
23 Jul 2023
Putin: Belarus-Russia cooperation plans are being implemented at a better pace than expected Putin: Belarus-Russia cooperation plans are being implemented at a better pace than expected
"Our plans in terms of the Union State are being fully implemented. We are moving confidently in all areas. Trade is growing. According to various sources, the data vary a little. According to our data, it is around $43.7 billion, if we speak in dollar terms. According to Belarusian statistics, it is almost $45 billion," the Russian president said...
19 Jul 2023
Viazovich: Victory in Silk Road rally is result of many-year teamwork Viazovich: Victory in Silk Road rally is result of many-year teamwork
"For a long time we worked on improving the truck, its components and assemblies, searching for new technical solutions. The people who created this vehicles made great efforts to ensure that we had an advantage over our competitors," Siarhei Viazovich said...
18 Jul 2023
Snopkov on export of potash fertilizers: volumes over prices Snopkov on export of potash fertilizers: volumes over prices
According to Nikolai Snopkov, Belarus has found alternative ports to replace those that it had to leave due to the sanctions...
13 Jul 2023
Lukashenko recalls early days of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk Lukashenko recalls early days of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
The head of state noted that times were complicated back then. Not even because the Soviet Union had collapsed or money had been in short supply or something else...
12 Jul 2023
FM: Belarus eager to team up with NAM countries to build multipolar world order FM: Belarus eager to team up with NAM countries to build multipolar world order
"If the powers that be listened more to the voice of small and medium-sized states, then we probably would not have such a host of problems today"...
10 Jul 2023
Belarusian PM hails Innoprom as opportunity to show openness to industrial cooperation Belarusian PM hails Innoprom as opportunity to show openness to industrial cooperation
In a short period of time Belarus and Russia have developed 17 investment import-substituting projects in mechanical engineering and microelectronics for more than RUB80 billion, he said...
8 Jul 2023
Kupala Night Festival in Alexandria hailed as celebration of Belarusian-Russian friendship Kupala Night Festival in Alexandria hailed as celebration of Belarusian-Russian friendship
The head of the Belarus President Administration stressed that the Kupala Night Festival is truly becoming an international event...
6 Jul 2023
Lukashenko: Presidents of Russia, Belarus are portrayed as barbarians who ‘eat’ children Lukashenko: Presidents of Russia, Belarus are portrayed as barbarians who ‘eat’ children
Large groups of children come to Belarus for recreation and treatment and then go back...
6 Jul 2023
Lukashenko: It is still possible to reach a deal on Ukraine Lukashenko: It is still possible to reach a deal on Ukraine
"We must stop now. A lot of bad things have been done. Many people have died. But it could be even worse. Therefore, it is crucial to stop now, to sit down at the negotiating table. Without preconditions. We all must sit down at the negotiating table and take decisions on territories, security, the future of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. It should be up to Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, and least of all up to the USA, to decide on that"...
6 Jul 2023
Lukashenko: Belarus’s sovereignty remains intact Lukashenko: Belarus’s sovereignty remains intact
"Sovereignty is the government within the borders of a particular state. Who, apart from our government and the president, exercises power here?"..
6 Jul 2023
Lukashenko: Belarus was ready to send special forces to defend Moscow Lukashenko: Belarus was ready to send special forces to defend Moscow
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with reporters of foreign and Belarusian mass media...
6 Jul 2023
Lukashenko to meet with Putin soon, to discuss PMC Wagner among other things Lukashenko to meet with Putin soon, to discuss PMC Wagner among other things
"He and I have agreed to meet soon. I think we will discuss this problem, too, since we have been involved in its resolution. And we will discuss matters of future operation of PMC Wagner. I think it is the simplest problem that will be resolved and is being resolved"...
6 Jul 2023
Call for highlighting advantages of Belarus-Russia manufacturing cooperation Call for highlighting advantages of Belarus-Russia manufacturing cooperation
"It has to be done because we face the most important tasks concerning import substitution and the achievement of technological sovereignty"...
5 Jul 2023
Over 20 countries confirm participation in 2nd CIS Games Over 20 countries confirm participation in 2nd CIS Games
“It is the first time we’ve made these competitions open. In addition to nine CIS states more than ten other countries have expressed their desire to participate in this event,” Sergei Kovalchuk mentioned...
5 Jul 2023
Lukashenko: In Belarus, defense of Motherland has always been in the hands of brave people Lukashenko: In Belarus, defense of Motherland has always been in the hands of brave people
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to honor graduates of higher military educational institutions in Minsk on 5 July...
3 Jul 2023
Lukashenko: No nation can be independent without cultural heritage, strong spiritual foundation Lukashenko: No nation can be independent without cultural heritage, strong spiritual foundation
The president stressed that for Belarusians, independence is freedom and life gifted by the generation of winners. "We remember that in different periods of history our ancestors defended this freedom not only with weapons in their hands," the Belarusian leader said...
3 Jul 2023
Volfovich: We must do our utmost to preserve peace Volfovich: We must do our utmost to preserve peace
"This is the main holiday of our statehood, independence and sovereignty and the main values that are enshrined in the Constitution and in the draft National Security Concept. Maintaining peace and security is the most important task for the national security system today," Aleksandr Volfovich noted...
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