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6 Apr 2016
Kobyakov: All-Belarusian People’s Congress marks a new stage in the society’s life Kobyakov: All-Belarusian People’s Congress marks a new stage in the society’s life
“The All-Belarusian People’s Congress is a significant political event. It marks the end of the five-year period in the country’s development and also the start of a new stage in the life of our society and the state in general, taking into account the present geopolitical and economic realities”...
5 Apr 2016
Tony van der Togt: Europe admits the need to open a new page in the relations with Belarus Tony van der Togt: Europe admits the need to open a new page in the relations with Belarus
“Europe has finally developed an understanding that it is necessary to open a new page in the relations with Belarus, conduct a more engaged dialogue and cooperate more actively in the areas of mutual interest,” the politologist stressed...
5 Apr 2016
Belarus ready to assist in peaceful settlement of Nagorny Karabakh conflict Belarus ready to assist in peaceful settlement of Nagorny Karabakh conflict
“We supported the calls from the OSCE current chairmanship and the Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group on Nagorny Karabakh to immediate cessation of hostilities and respect of the ceasefire,” the spokesman for the ministry added...
5 Apr 2016
Targeted support named basis of Belarus’ social policy in 2016-2020 Targeted support named basis of Belarus’ social policy in 2016-2020
According to Andrei Kobyakov, abandonment of overall subsidizing and a shift to the support of targeted groups will provide an opportunity to strengthen the support of those who need it and relocate the freed resources to necessary social projects...
5 Apr 2016
Share of Belarus’ merchandise exports to new promising markets to double by 2020 Share of Belarus’ merchandise exports to new promising markets to double by 2020
Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he presented the government action plan for 2016-2020 in the Oval Hall...
5 Apr 2016
Makei calls for resolving Nagorny Karabakh conflict at negotiating table Makei calls for resolving Nagorny Karabakh conflict at negotiating table
“Our attitude to the events that are taking place in Nagorny Karabakh is univocal. We are totally against the use of military power," Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told media...
5 Apr 2016
Belarus to use window of opportunity to advance dialogue with EU Belarus to use window of opportunity to advance dialogue with EU
The statement was made by Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei after the government conference held by the Belarus president to discuss Belarusian-European relations...
5 Apr 2016
Russia invites Belarus to cooperate in military, patriotic tourism Russia invites Belarus to cooperate in military, patriotic tourism
"We actively promote the idea of combining the Russian and Belarusian routes. We believe that such routes that will connect our countries are likely to be very popular with foreign tourists, especially with Chinese people who show a particular interest in this tourism sector”...
4 Apr 2016
Caspar Peek: Violence against women should be ended together Caspar Peek: Violence against women should be ended together
UNFPA Country Director for Belarus and UNFPA Representative in Ukraine Caspar Peek said at the public demonstration of the play Seven at the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater in Minsk...
4 Apr 2016
Belarus’ MFA: Nagorny Karabakh conflict can be settled through peaceful means only Belarus’ MFA: Nagorny Karabakh conflict can be settled through peaceful means only
Belarus calls on the parties to the conflict to refrain from the threat or use of force in international relations as stipulated in the UN Charter and other international legal instruments...
4 Apr 2016
Belarusians told to stay away from foreign military conflicts Belarusians told to stay away from foreign military conflicts
The KGB head pointed out that in accordance with the 1907 Hague Convention a state cannot be considered neutral if its citizens voluntarily join the army of a warring side...
4 Apr 2016
More domestic, foreign threats in Belarus’ new military doctrine More domestic, foreign threats in Belarus’ new military doctrine
Presenting the document in the lower chamber of the Belarus parliament on 4 April, the Belarusian Defense Minister said that the strategic document relies on conclusions from a systemic analysis of the military and political situation evolving around Belarus and in the world...
4 Apr 2016
Andreichenko: Belarus’ new military doctrine has answers to any present-day challenges Andreichenko: Belarus’ new military doctrine has answers to any present-day challenges
In his words, the use of the potential of the military industrial complex and the development of high technologies will promote the efficiency and competitive ability of the national economy...
2 Apr 2016
Lukashenko calls for dialogue between Nagorny Karabakh conflict parties Lukashenko calls for dialogue between Nagorny Karabakh conflict parties
The issue was discussed during the telephone talks of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia President Serzh Sargsyan...
2 Apr 2016
Belarus advocates for peaceful settlement of Nagorny Karabakh conflict Belarus advocates for peaceful settlement of Nagorny Karabakh conflict
“The Republic of Belarus is deeply concerned with the renewal of active military operation with the use of heavy armament in the region of Nagorny Karabakh,” the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said...
2 Apr 2016
Lukashenko sends Unity Day greetings to Vladimir Putin Lukashenko sends Unity Day greetings to Vladimir Putin
Chairman of the Supreme State Council of “Being proud of the achievements and cherishing the traditions of older generations, Belarus and Russia successfully implement a joint integration project, deepen all-round strategic partnership"...
1 Apr 2016
Belarusian education system optimization plans clarified Belarusian education system optimization plans clarified
According to the official, the optimization of the education system was discussed among other things during the government conference held by the Belarus president. “Particularly the optimization of the structures that provide services to the education system. Those are research institutes, the National Education Institute"...
1 Apr 2016
Belarus president in favor of incremental improvement of education system Belarus president in favor of incremental improvement of education system
“We have had a rather good system of education since Soviet times, we have transformed it. We have addressed this issue several times, published new schoolbooks. Nevertheless, we still have to do a lot”...
31 Mar 2016
Union State named leader of integration processes in post-Soviet space Union State named leader of integration processes in post-Soviet space
State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota told a press conference...
31 Mar 2016
Historic value of Belarus-Russia unity day emphasized Historic value of Belarus-Russia unity day emphasized
"The Union State of Belarus and Russia will remain an example of advanced economic integration, including in the Eurasian Economic Union"...
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