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29 Jan 2021
WHO expert assesses Belarus’ COVID-19 treatment capacity WHO expert assesses Belarus’ COVID-19 treatment capacity
"However, it is important to keep in mind what difficulties the countries faced with the rapid spread of the infection, therefore it is essential to focus on prevention, awareness raising and conscious observation of simple rules"...
29 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: I will defend my country whatever it takes Lukashenko: I will defend my country whatever it takes
"We took a bleeding piece of this empire, brought it back to life and established a state on its basis. I was lucky to be the first president of our sovereign state. This is the reasons for my determination and resolution to defend this state. On a horse, on a tank, on an armored personnel carrier, with a machine gun or a gun in my hands - I will defend my country no matter what it takes,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
29 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: Foreign countries do not care about interests of Belarusian people Lukashenko: Foreign countries do not care about interests of Belarusian people
"Does anyone seriously think that they, abroad, are very concerned about the interests of our people? They have other things to worry about. Solving their problems at the expense of Belarusians might seem a good idea for them," Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
29 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: People of my generation dreamed of giving their children things they lacked themselves Lukashenko: People of my generation dreamed of giving their children things they lacked themselves
“Looking at you, we, your parents and I, are looking at the future. I would even say that we are looking at the future that at some point you will continue to build without us,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “People of my generation dreamed, first of all, of giving their children the things we themselves were deprived of: more comfortable life and more opportunities for development. From that point of view you have everything"...
28 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus should draw on some western legal norms Lukashenko: Belarus should draw on some western legal norms
"And in general, I suggest that you simply incorporate these norms from the French, German or Russian legislation or legislation of other countries into our legal setting. Then no one will reproach us. We will draw on legal norms of the stronghold of civilization and adapt them in our country"...
28 Jan 2021
Makei: CIS integration is one of Belarus’ foreign policy priorities Makei: CIS integration is one of Belarus’ foreign policy priorities
“Meaningful and productive integration in the CIS space with the closest partners, not only geographical neighbors, but also historical partners and countries we have strong bonds with, is a natural way of development for Belarus and one of the priority vectors of the country’s foreign policy,” Vladimir Makei said...
27 Jan 2021
Makei: Belarus will do everything to prevent revival of neo-Nazism Makei: Belarus will do everything to prevent revival of neo-Nazism
The diplomat stressed that Belarus is making consistent efforts to preserve the memory of the Holocaust victims, to prevent the revival of neo-Nazism and any manifestations of racial hatred and bigotry...
26 Jan 2021
Lukashenko praises efficiency of Belarus’ State Control Committee Lukashenko praises efficiency of Belarus’ State Control Committee
"Good job, you should act this way in the future and do your best to protect the interests of the Belarusian state. In accordance with the law. We have developed the legal framework to prevent the attempts to destabilize the situation in the country"...
26 Jan 2021
Lukashenko appoints new Security Council chief Lukashenko appoints new Security Council chief
"You can see this already happening in Russia. We were aware of it, as just like the Russian authorities, back in the middle of last year. There are no surprises for us and for them"...
26 Jan 2021
Opinion: Belarus’ five-year development program prioritizes people’s welfare Opinion: Belarus’ five-year development program prioritizes people’s welfare
"Creation of comfortable living conditions, first of all, comfortable housing, is of no small importance here. It is crucial that we do not reduce the pace of construction. What is housing construction? It is the driver behind all other sectors of the economy"...
25 Jan 2021
MFA: Belarus poses no threat to regional, global peace and security MFA: Belarus poses no threat to regional, global peace and security
"Belarus does not pose a threat to regional and global peace and security, does not threaten the integrity and sovereignty of other states and interfere in their internal affairs. It is difficult for me to imagine that anyone in their right mind would claim otherwise. Well, no one is immune from morbid fantasies and inflamed perceptions. You can draw your own conclusions from here,” said the spokesman of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
22 Jan 2021
Informal meeting on Belarus totally unrelated to UN Security Council agenda Informal meeting on Belarus totally unrelated to UN Security Council agenda
“Belarus will not tolerate any external interference and pressure. The mandate of key bodies of the United Nations Organization must not be abused only for the sake of satisfying narrow-minded political interests of certain countries. Belarus calls upon all the sides to observe norms of the international law and fully observe goals and principles of the UN Charter"...
22 Jan 2021
Belarus’ MFA implements many important projects despite pandemic in 2020 Belarus’ MFA implements many important projects despite pandemic in 2020
The minister stressed that last year was not easy for the Belarusian diplomacy, especially due to the epidemiological situation. “A lot of important work was done. The epidemic did not become an obstacle for implementation of many projects,” the minister stressed...
21 Jan 2021
MP: Belarus stands ready for constructive cooperation with foreign partners MP: Belarus stands ready for constructive cooperation with foreign partners
"First of all, I would like to emphasize that Belarus’ foreign policy is based on principles, not on relations"...
20 Jan 2021
Viazovich: MAZ-SPORTauto’s goal is to win at Dakar Viazovich: MAZ-SPORTauto’s goal is to win at Dakar
According to Siarhei Viazovich, next year the team intends to show a more confident performance...
16 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: Belarusians have lived through many trials and have taken their fate into their hands Lukashenko: Belarusians have lived through many trials and have taken their fate into their hands
"You have to agree that Belarus deserves our care and appreciation of our national status. The status of a citizen of a strong and independent country"...
16 Jan 2021
Lukashenko: In order to survive, we have to tear off masks and call things the way we see them Lukashenko: In order to survive, we have to tear off masks and call things the way we see them
"The beautiful word ‘fake’ is nothing but common lies. Post-truth is the most primitive manipulation of the human mind"...
16 Jan 2021
Meshaal Al Attiyah: Qatar is proud of relations with Belarus Meshaal Al Attiyah: Qatar is proud of relations with Belarus
He stressed that the State of Qatar is proud of the outstanding level of relations between the two friendly countries. According to the diplomat, since diplomatic relations were established in 1996, the bilateral cooperation has marked several important milestones including the exchange of visits at the highest level...
15 Jan 2021
Belarus urged to learn to confront sanctions Belarus urged to learn to confront sanctions
“You need to understand that all sorts of sanctions are purely political things. There are no grounds for them. We have done nothing to be targeted by sanctions. We have always been under such pressure however. We need to learn to confront it. This is probably the third or fourth round of their attempts to destroy the economy and our statehood"...
15 Jan 2021
Belarusian banks encouraged to finance real economy Belarusian banks encouraged to finance real economy
“Without the economy, there will be no finances. It is clear that there must be a reasonable balance. It is clear that we need to avoid irrecoverable loans. They are long gone and will not be back. Everyone should understand this perfectly. But, nevertheless, we need to find the possibility of lending to the real sector of the economy in the first place”...
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