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22 Dec 2020
MFA comments on Belarus’ retaliatory measures to EU’s third package of sanctions MFA comments on Belarus’ retaliatory measures to EU’s third package of sanctions
“We have carefully studied the so-called third package and, of course, have offered our response to this package, including more names to the personal entry ban list. This means that more persons from the EU countries will not be able to enter Belarus and the territory of the Union State, given that the list is valid in the Russian Federation too," Vladimir Makei noted...
22 Dec 2020
Belarus’ prototype coronavirus vaccine might appear in late 2021-mid 2022 Belarus’ prototype coronavirus vaccine might appear in late 2021-mid 2022
A working group of 15 scientists has been put together to develop a domestic vaccine. These scientists are from the NASB and the Healthcare Ministry. Their task is to develop a domestic vaccine that would be on a par with foreign vaccines but take into account Belarus’ specifics, the course of the disease on the territory of our country, Vladimir Gusakov noted...
22 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: Mass vaccination is next stage in combating coronavirus pandemic Lukashenko: Mass vaccination is next stage in combating coronavirus pandemic
“However, regardless of whether we start producing a vaccine within a reasonable time period or not, I want the public to know that the country will have enough vaccines, and everyone will be able to get it”...
21 Dec 2020
China supports Belarus’ efforts to ensure independence China supports Belarus’ efforts to ensure independence
“The government and people of Belarus have the ability and wisdom to solve their own problems and restore political stability and peace in the society,” Wang Wenbin stressed...
21 Dec 2020
Speaker: Attempts to destabilize situation in Belarus are directed against Union State Speaker: Attempts to destabilize situation in Belarus are directed against Union State
Vladimir Andreichenko stated with regret that the ‘virus’ of permissiveness on the part of some states, the desire to solve global issues by force, double standards and violation of the principles of international law is no less destructive in its scale and consequences...
21 Dec 2020
Ambassador: Sincerity and camaraderie at the heart of Belarus-Russia relations Ambassador: Sincerity and camaraderie at the heart of Belarus-Russia relations
According to him, the high level of cooperation between the two countries should be an example for all the EAEU states, the CIS countries and even for opponents. "If they are united, it means they they cannot be defeated,” the Russian ambassador said...
18 Dec 2020
Belarus comes up with measures in response to European Union’s latest sanctions Belarus comes up with measures in response to European Union’s latest sanctions
The official said: “We’ve sketched out prospects in this context more than once, rather thoroughly and at different levels. So, they should be understandable for our European partners. A totally stupid and short-sighted decision, which is flawed in every aspect and will only lead to negative consequences, including for the high goals and ideals the European Union allegedly stands for”...
18 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: Stronger CIS through unity and shared responsibility Lukashenko: Stronger CIS through unity and shared responsibility
“I am confident that during Belarus’ Presidency in the CIS, with your support, we will be able to go ahead with the outlined plans and make considerable progress in the comprehensive development of the CIS member states,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “We can become stronger only thanks to shared responsibility and unity”...
18 Dec 2020
Meshaal Al Attiyah: Belarus and Qatar enjoy stable relations Meshaal Al Attiyah: Belarus and Qatar enjoy stable relations
"Belarus-Qatar relations have been developing steadily. I would like to emphasize friendly relations between the high-ranking officials of our countries. It is confirmed by numerous top-level visits"...
17 Dec 2020
Belarusian nuclear power plant ready to welcome European experts at any time Belarusian nuclear power plant ready to welcome European experts at any time
The Energy Ministry stressed that Belarus has cooperated and intends to further cooperate with the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG). “Constructive working relations have been established between representatives of this respected organization and Belarusian specialists. A gradual dialogue proceeds within the framework of a peer review of the national action plan on results of the stress tests of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, which Belarus voluntarily organized in accordance with the European Union’s procedure”...
16 Dec 2020
Proper preparations for ENSREG experts’ visit to Belarusian nuclear power plant emphasized Proper preparations for ENSREG experts’ visit to Belarusian nuclear power plant emphasized
The Energy Ministry stressed that although the visit has been canceled, the Belarusian side is intent on further interaction with ENSREG experts and counts on constructive cooperation...
16 Dec 2020
Opinion: Belarusians should preserve their country and historical memory Opinion: Belarusians should preserve their country and historical memory
"However, one should understand that both the upgrade of the Constitution and the holding of the Belarusian People's Congress are only a stage, the beginning of the forward movement. We have a lot of painstaking and often exhausting work ahead both to improve ourselves and to build a new Belarusian development model,” Nikolai Shchekin said...
15 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: Doctors will be provided with everything necessary to do their job Lukashenko: Doctors will be provided with everything necessary to do their job
“If we have an extra penny we will spend it on healthcare. Nothing is more precious than life. Your task is to treat people, we will provide the rest, no matter how difficult it might be,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
15 Dec 2020
Lukashenko reveals approximate cost of developing Belarus’ coronavirus vaccine Lukashenko reveals approximate cost of developing Belarus’ coronavirus vaccine
The head of state noted that Belarus’ immunization plan encompasses three components: purchasing a ready-made vaccine soon to vaccinate high-risk groups, producing a Russian vaccine in the country, and developing Belarus’ own vaccine...
15 Dec 2020
Belarus-Russia cooperation in education hailed as vibrant Belarus-Russia cooperation in education hailed as vibrant
"Every agreement with Russian regions, which the Belarusian government signs, contains an educational component. We have a number of intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements and programs that help us develop cooperation"...
15 Dec 2020
Kochanova: People’s health and wellbeing among Belarus’ top priorities Kochanova: People’s health and wellbeing among Belarus’ top priorities
"I would like to say that today the outpatient and polyclinic services work very effectively. Modern services and good conditions for patients and doctors are very important, because people, their wellbeing and health have always been and remain a priority of the state policy,” the speaker emphasized...
14 Dec 2020
Opinion: Promoting integration is important for Belarus, Russia Opinion: Promoting integration is important for Belarus, Russia
The two countries are also actively cooperating in countering COVID-19. "At the Union State level, this topic was discussed by the presidents. The vaccine has been provided for trials in Belarus. We hope to continue our cooperation in this area. We are waiting for the Russian vaccine to begin vaccination in the country”...
14 Dec 2020
Belarus might produce its own COVID-19 vaccine Belarus might produce its own COVID-19 vaccine
“If we learn to produce a vaccine on our own and gain experience, we will have good specialists, scientists, good doctors, and thus the healthcare system will improve this way. In general, biotechnology has great prospects”...
14 Dec 2020
NOC vice president speaks about Belarus’ preparations for Olympics in Tokyo, Beijing NOC vice president speaks about Belarus’ preparations for Olympics in Tokyo, Beijing
According to him, Belarusian athletes have focused on training at the domestic bases - in Staiki, Raubichi, Zaslavl, and Brest. “The main preparations have been held in our country. Some athletes are training in Turkey,” the NOC vice president said...
11 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: The pandemic has convinced even hardcore sceptics that we can be stronger only together Lukashenko: The pandemic has convinced even hardcore sceptics that we can be stronger only together
"At the same time the coronavirus has demonstrated the true price of failing to fulfill previously reached agreements"...
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