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18 Nov 2020
Belarus keen to step up cooperation with Russia in education Belarus keen to step up cooperation with Russia in education
"Belarus is set to continue cooperating with our Russian colleagues in education and to hold a constructive dialogue to preserve the fundamental values of higher education and academic freedom"...
17 Nov 2020
FM: Belarus at the heart of open geopolitical struggle FM: Belarus at the heart of open geopolitical struggle
"Therefore, we have to respond to the undesirable challenges and threats that arise around Belarus. I must emphasize that they are absolutely artificial in nature"...
17 Nov 2020
Belarus prepares response to possible expansion of EU sanctions Belarus prepares response to possible expansion of EU sanctions
The minister stressed that Belarus has never been interested in the sanctions policy: "We have always said that sanctions are not a method to develop interstate relations. They have never led to anything good and will never do"...
17 Nov 2020
NOC: Belarus can book 100 Tokyo Olympics berths NOC: Belarus can book 100 Tokyo Olympics berths
Every athlete dreams of taking part in the Olympics and winning a medal, it is the most cherished dream of all athletes...
17 Nov 2020
Opinion: BelNPP gives Belarus opportunities for peaceful nuclear research Opinion: BelNPP gives Belarus opportunities for peaceful nuclear research
"The opening of the nuclear power plant gives rise, if desired, to nuclear research both for the economy and social sector of Belarus"...
17 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Poland, Lithuania’s stance on Belarus may undo many achievements in relations Lukashenko: Poland, Lithuania’s stance on Belarus may undo many achievements in relations
“Belarus is always ready to cooperate with those who observe the principles of mutual respect (I will say it directly with those who respect us), sincerity and integrity. It is sad that some of our so-called partners suddenly found themselves not ready to work in such conditions,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko...
17 Nov 2020
Young scientists of Belarus, China actively involved in joint innovation projects Young scientists of Belarus, China actively involved in joint innovation projects
"We promote interaction between young innovators of Belarus and China, support numerous serving this purpose, including the New Horizons – 2020 forum and the Belarusian-Chinese Youth Competition of Research and Innovation Projects,” Aleksandr Shumilin said...
17 Nov 2020
Belarus' MFA: UNESCO promotes dialogue, understanding between nations Belarus' MFA: UNESCO promotes dialogue, understanding between nations
According to Oleg Kravchenko, Belarus attaches great importance to cooperation with the Organization and is aimed at its further development...
16 Nov 2020
Lukashenko comments on Belarus-Ukraine relations Lukashenko comments on Belarus-Ukraine relations
“It is unfair to impose sanctions against Belarus, which has always, even to its detriment, taken a pro-Ukrainian position. Against Lukashenko, whose great-grandfathers' roots lie somewhere between Kiev and Chernigov. I am a pro-Ukrainian man in general, and you impose sanctions against me!” the president said...
16 Nov 2020
Call to keep Minsk as negotiation venue on situation in eastern Ukraine Call to keep Minsk as negotiation venue on situation in eastern Ukraine
The head of state noted that Minsk remains a convenient place for TCG negotiations in many ways: "Where will you find the best venue? Are you going to go to Nur Sultan? That's a long way off and probably not very convenient. And here we have this triangle Kiev - Moscow - Minsk. A one hour flight and you're here"...
16 Nov 2020
Events in Belarus described as serious lesson for other post-Soviet countries Events in Belarus described as serious lesson for other post-Soviet countries
When asked when the conflict in Belarus can be resolved, the head of state said that the protests have radicalized and they will not subside for no reason. "These are militants. They never back down. This is their chance," the president said. "They are dreaming of keeping the protests alive till spring. They expect that ‘the economy will be in a more difficult state, almost on the brink of collapse, and that it will be easier to deal with them them"...
16 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus will not change its policy towards Russia Lukashenko: Belarus will not change its policy towards Russia
The head of state noted that some mass media present the current stage in the Belarusian-Russian relations as “Lukashenko had to turn to Russia due to the circumstances”. “Look, Lukashenko has never turned away from Russia,” the president stressed...
16 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Even if left alone, I will fight for what has been created in Belarus for 25 years Lukashenko: Even if left alone, I will fight for what has been created in Belarus for 25 years
“There is nothing they can use against me. Forgive my indiscretion, but I am very devoted to my people and to my country. I came from the opposition to the government in very difficult times, when nationalism was on a rampage in Belarus. These are the ancestors of those who are fanning tensions inside the country today, on whom the external forces rely in Belarus today. Therefore, it is useless to try to control Lukashenko: there is nothing they can use against me," the president said...
13 Nov 2020
Lukashenko calls to form united front against color revolutions Lukashenko calls to form united front against color revolutions
According to him, many post-Soviet countries have “woken up and realized that alternative integration projects see us only as donors of raw materials and cheap workforce and as markets for non-essential goods”...
13 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarusian state is a reality, has political clout, solid economic potential Lukashenko: Belarusian state is a reality, has political clout, solid economic potential
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Belarusian and foreign political observers on 13 November...
13 Nov 2020
Expert: Wearing face masks is crucial to curbing COVID-19 spread Expert: Wearing face masks is crucial to curbing COVID-19 spread
Wearing face masks on public transport is absolutely necessary, he noted. For example, the risk of disease transmission on a bus is high, because in cold weather all windows are closed, there is almost no air movement, and people stand close to each other, especially during rush hours...
13 Nov 2020
Lukashenko gives interview to Belarusian, foreign mass media Lukashenko gives interview to Belarusian, foreign mass media
"These meetings are traditionally a major channel of conversation with multi-million audiences, and an opportunity to outline positions on concerning issues, to think and to get a certain response"...
12 Nov 2020
MP: Belarus ready for open, active, engaged cooperation with OSCE PA MP: Belarus ready for open, active, engaged cooperation with OSCE PA
"We are ready to discuss issues of mutual interest and to act as an active partner in international dialogue with our colleagues"...
11 Nov 2020
Bundestag’s resolution denounced as blatant interference in internal affairs of Belarus Bundestag’s resolution denounced as blatant interference in internal affairs of Belarus
The adoption of a resolution on Belarus by the German Bundestag is blatant interference in the internal affairs of our country, reads the statement by Chairperson of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova and Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko in connection with the resolution on the situation in Belarus adopted by the Bundestag on 4 November...
11 Nov 2020
PM: Belarus ready to hold 2021 IIHF World Championship, calls for boycott are baseless PM: Belarus ready to hold 2021 IIHF World Championship, calls for boycott are baseless
Nevertheless, according to him, Belarus should think over an algorithm of actions in case the format of the championship is changed, including without the co-host. "The Sport and Tourism Ministry declares its readiness for such a format"...
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