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10 Nov 2020
PM: Belarus ready to share best COVID-19 response practices with SCO PM: Belarus ready to share best COVID-19 response practices with SCO
"Belarus has chosen its own way in the fight against the pandemic. Our policy has proved efficient"...
10 Nov 2020
Putin: Imposing decisions on Belarusian people from outside is unacceptable Putin: Imposing decisions on Belarusian people from outside is unacceptable
"We need to let the Belarusian people to calmly sort things out and make the necessary decisions themselves"...
10 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: People's interests must lie at the heart of the policy Lukashenko: People's interests must lie at the heart of the policy
"We made an agreement and I asked trade unions to ensure the control over the pricing. I see that trade unions are even more involved in the issue than government bodies"...
10 Nov 2020
Rosatom, Belarus in talks on possible construction of second NPP, research reactor Rosatom, Belarus in talks on possible construction of second NPP, research reactor
“On 3 November, the Belarusian power unit was connected to the country's power grid. It is the first Generation III+ reactor built on the European continent beyond Russia's borders. The launch of the Belarusian unit became an event of national scale. It is a joint victory of Russian and Belarusian specialists, a contribution to uniting people,” Alexey Likhachev said...
9 Nov 2020
Opinion: Belarus will not have electricity oversupply with BelNPP commissioning Opinion: Belarus will not have electricity oversupply with BelNPP commissioning
“There is no electric energy storage. It is an inseparable process: to produce exactly as much as it is needed,” Viktor Karankevich said. In his words, with the commissioning of the BelNPP, “the potential for electricity production will increase. The government has approved a set of measures to increase electricity consumption in the real sector of economy...
7 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Constitutional process will be smooth Lukashenko: Constitutional process will be smooth
The president stressed that the Constitution would be shaped by the people: "No falsifications. The Constitution our people adopt means the life and the government that we will have in the future"...
7 Nov 2020
Belarus thanked for cooperation with IAEA in ensuring BelNPP safety Belarus thanked for cooperation with IAEA in ensuring BelNPP safety
“We are grateful that Belarus perceives all the recommendations of international experts as binding,” Mikhail Chudakov noted...
6 Nov 2020
MFA condemns attempts to pressure Belarus, sovereign OSCE member state MFA condemns attempts to pressure Belarus, sovereign OSCE member state
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the Moscow Mechanism has become completely outdated and is not an instrument of dialogue and constructive cooperation today...
6 Nov 2020
Lukashenko puts forward ideas about Minsk metro development Lukashenko puts forward ideas about Minsk metro development
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the Minsk metro development plan should also provide for the extension of the first line in the northwestern direction...
5 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Coronavirus response must be systemic, on all fronts Lukashenko: Coronavirus response must be systemic, on all fronts
"All those who can be saved by possible and impossible methods will be saved"...
5 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: No politics behind decision to close Belarus’ borders Lukashenko: No politics behind decision to close Belarus’ borders
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting to discuss the measures to counter the spread of viral infections...
5 Nov 2020
Belarus increasing its presence on Chinese market Belarus increasing its presence on Chinese market
"Partnership with China is our conscious choice. In order to achieve results amid the current difficult world situation we need to be persistent. These difficulties are temporary, the epidemic will be over, and I believe that we will soon return to the usual pace of cooperation and continue building a community of common interests"...
5 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: The country is nothing without its people Lukashenko: The country is nothing without its people
“We are nothing without our people, without those who work every day in fields, farms, factories and plants, who defend the borders of our Fatherland, protect the sovereignty and independence of our country”...
3 Nov 2020
Lavrov: Constitutional reform is a much needed platform for national dialogue in Belarus Lavrov: Constitutional reform is a much needed platform for national dialogue in Belarus
Sergey Lavrov stressed that the brotherly Belarusian people and the Belarusian state are an ally and a strategic partner for Russia. "If the people of Belarus have made their choice, we must respect it and we will"...
3 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: We resolutely protect the interests of the majority who voted for united Belarus Lukashenko: We resolutely protect the interests of the majority who voted for united Belarus
“As the head of state, I want to assure that we can effectively counter challenges and threats, ensure domestic political stability, and prevent the split in the society and mayhem by radicals"...
3 Nov 2020
Lukashenko calls for real deeds, not lip service in international cooperation Lukashenko calls for real deeds, not lip service in international cooperation
"Every third Belarusian died on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, in battles with punitive forces, in concentration camps and ghettos. Keeping the memory of the innumerable losses in that war and understanding possible repercussions of a big military conflict, our country has consistently advocated the resumption of a broad dialogue on peace and international security"...
2 Nov 2020
PM: Belarus' economy is better off compared to regional economies PM: Belarus' economy is better off compared to regional economies
"I reported to the president about the economic results in January-September. They are not bad, although the conditions are quite difficult. The recovery of the world economy from the COVID-19 pandemic has been unfortunately delayed due to the second wave"...
2 Nov 2020
Lukashenko comments on Pope’s invitation to visit Belarus Lukashenko comments on Pope’s invitation to visit Belarus
"The Roman pontiff is the head of state and chief pastor of the Catholic church. Hence, the invitation, if there is such, should come from the head of state and the head of the Orthodox church which has lots of issues with Catholics"...
30 Oct 2020
Lukashenko about situation in Belarus: There were no reasons to break the country Lukashenko about situation in Belarus: There were no reasons to break the country
In conclusion Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed it is necessary to return the calm and cozy pre-election city of Minsk to the people. “Minsk was calm and will always be calm. Just give us time. We will always respond to any reaction from their side. And we will preserve peace and calm,” the head of state said...
30 Oct 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus will continue multi-vector foreign policy Lukashenko: Belarus will continue multi-vector foreign policy
"We have always pursued a multi-pronged foreign policy, and we will continue to do this. We cannot do otherwise. We are a geographical center of Europe. Russia should understand this very well, too"...
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