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21 Jan 2020
Kochanova: Belarus, Uzbekistan will have more common interests in the future Kochanova: Belarus, Uzbekistan will have more common interests in the future
"This gives confidence today that the friendly relations between the peoples, parliaments and governments will continue too be developed and more common ground will be found. This will allow both Belarus and also Uzbekistan to grow successfully"...
21 Jan 2020
CSTO urged to defend truth about WW2, challenge falsifications CSTO urged to defend truth about WW2, challenge falsifications
“We need to defend the truth about the Victory, frustrate all these falsification attempts. This is the main goal of our work, after all, we have such a great reason to do it – the 75th anniversary of the Victory”...
20 Jan 2020
Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions
Head of the Swiss Olympic Association Jurg Stahl hailed the 2nd European Games in Minsk and Belarus' experience and infrastructure to host highest-level international sports events...
20 Jan 2020
Newly appointed Belarusian defense minister talks about work priorities Newly appointed Belarusian defense minister talks about work priorities
The defense minister said: “Work with people is the top priority. There is a great demand for justice and honesty in the Belarusian society. People, preserving the potential of the personnel and teaching them what they need in time of war must be in focus. It is also necessary to properly maintain the available hardware and keep it ready for deployment”...
20 Jan 2020
New Security Council chief announces plans to reform Belarus’ security system New Security Council chief announces plans to reform Belarus’ security system
According to Andrei Ravkov, Belarus’ national security system is up to the task...
16 Jan 2020
Good opportunities for Latvian business in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone Good opportunities for Latvian business in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone
Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins visited the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone...
16 Jan 2020
Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC
"Latvia is part of the Schengen area, so we cannot make any decisions on our own that are at odds with the system. As for building up the capacities at checkpoints, we are already working on this"...
16 Jan 2020
PM: Latvia wants to see Belarus independent, stable PM: Latvia wants to see Belarus independent, stable
“It is important for us to see an independent, stable and prosperous Belarus," the prime minister said. He touched on the preparations for Aleksandr Lukashenko's visit to Latvia, adding that Riga is expecting him on 3 April if this date is convenient for the Belarusian side...
16 Jan 2020
Belarus, Latvia urged to make most of transit potential Belarus, Latvia urged to make most of transit potential
Belarus and Latvia should actively utilize their transit capacities, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said as he met with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins on 16 January...
15 Jan 2020
Speaker: Belarusian MPs will contribute to efforts to improve Constitution Speaker: Belarusian MPs will contribute to efforts to improve Constitution
The MPs will take part in the work to improve the Constitution, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said as he addressed a workshop to introduce MPs to the information-search system and other state information resources...
15 Jan 2020
Belarus information minister wants legal response to deepfakes Belarus information minister wants legal response to deepfakes
Belarusian Information Minister Aleksandr Karlyukevich suggested introducing legislation related to fakes and deepfakes as he took part in another meeting of the Expert Community project “Deepfakes: New Challenge to Information Security” in the BelTA press center on 15 January...
14 Jan 2020
Ambassador talks about goals of Latvian prime minister’s forthcoming visit to Belarus Ambassador talks about goals of Latvian prime minister’s forthcoming visit to Belarus
Latvia is interested in bolstering good neighborly relations with Belarus. Scheduled for 16 January, the forthcoming visit of Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to Minsk is designed to take bilateral cooperation to new heights...
14 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: Changes in Belarus will be measured, not revolutionary Lukashenko: Changes in Belarus will be measured, not revolutionary
“We will stick to the principles of the state economic policy that we have been shaping for years, no matter how much some might lament calling for changes. Changes are needed, but they are already underway and will continue, therefore life goes on”...
13 Jan 2020
MP: Enforcement of Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement in June is realistic MP: Enforcement of Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement in June is realistic
Belarusian MPs are expected to ratify the visa facilitation agreement with the European Union at the spring session. “It is not a problem with us. We have already declared our readiness to ratify this agreement in a priority manner at the spring session that will commence on 2 April"...
10 Jan 2020
Important union development initiatives in Belarus president’s address to EAEU leaders
The expert believes that the proposal to allow the Eurasian Economic Commission to appeal directly to the EAEU Court is an essential one...
10 Jan 2020
Belarusian ambassador meets with Pope Francis, conveys greetings from country’s leadership Belarusian ambassador meets with Pope Francis, conveys greetings from country’s leadership
On 9 January 2020 the Belarusian ambassador took part in the annual audience of Pope Francis to the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See for the New Year greetings...
9 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: I am truly committed to Belarus’ independence Lukashenko: I am truly committed to Belarus’ independence
“I am lucky to be the first president of this sovereign and independent state and, pardon my immodesty, to have played the leading role in building it”...
9 Jan 2020
Kochanova: Minsk development should be planned for decades ahead Kochanova: Minsk development should be planned for decades ahead
All in all, the development of Minsk should be planned for decades ahead to make the city as convenient for its residents as possible, Natalya Kochanova believes. She asked the senators to share their ideas about achieving goals that concern the development of Minsk...
9 Jan 2020
Viktor Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of 3rd Youth Olympic Games Viktor Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of 3rd Youth Olympic Games
“I am sure you will confirm the high level of national sport as you represent Belarus at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympics,” Viktor Lukashenko said. He wished Team Belarus good health, success, competitive spirit and Olympic triumph...
4 Jan 2020
Fasel: Minsk Christmas ice hockey tournament is growing bigger Fasel: Minsk Christmas ice hockey tournament is growing bigger
Speaking about the preparations for the 2021 IIHF World Championship, the IIHF head said that Latvia and Belarus are two great ice hockey countries which are well-known as excellent hosts...
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