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12 Dec 2019
Kochanova: Belarus views Vietnam as strategic partner in Southeast Asia Kochanova: Belarus views Vietnam as strategic partner in Southeast Asia
“The Belarusian parliament is ready to contribute to the development of interaction between our countries and fill the Belarusian-Vietnamese relations with new content," Natalya Kochanova said...
12 Dec 2019
EU welcomes Belarus’ political will to join WTO EU welcomes Belarus’ political will to join WTO
“We see a strong political will of Belarus to join the World Trade Organization. This is very important, because if a country talks about its accession plans, but does not have the political will to do it, the process might take a lifetime”...
11 Dec 2019
MP: Belarus’ voice should be heard on international arena MP: Belarus’ voice should be heard on international arena
“A multi-polar world is already taking shape. This will be a world of pan-regions. It is of paramount importance for us to make sure that Belarus can count on fair terms in our region”...
11 Dec 2019
Belarus media space described as place of West-Russia information war Belarus media space described as place of West-Russia information war
Often both of them use Belarus’ sovereignty topic for propaganda purposes...
11 Dec 2019
Opinion: Belarus does not want to be caught in the middle of great-power rivalry Opinion: Belarus does not want to be caught in the middle of great-power rivalry
“Many threads converge in Belarus. Historical context matters. So do objective reality and the geopolitical position. There is every reason to believe that the country’s role will be growing,” Valery Voronetsky said...
9 Dec 2019
Putin hopes Belarus, Russia to benefit from Union State integration Putin hopes Belarus, Russia to benefit from Union State integration
“I would like to express my hope that we will continue to do everything to make our people and countries feel close to each other, to continue the rapprochement, first of all, in the economic sector, and also in social matters, which is extremely important, and receive significant benefits from this integration”...
9 Dec 2019
Belarus’ vice speaker warns against haste in constitutional reform Belarus’ vice speaker warns against haste in constitutional reform
“Such documents are not drawn overnight. The Constitution is the major law of our state. The work on it should be meticulous, painstaking, long. It should involve all stakeholders and experts. It should take into consideration best practices of other states. The parliament will naturally be directly involved in this work”...
5 Dec 2019
Russia’s dedication to integration with Belarus emphasized Russia’s dedication to integration with Belarus emphasized
Dmitry Medvedev is convinced that the Union State of Belarus and Russia is a great treasure. “We often argue with each other and present some grievances particularly when emotions take us too far, but objectively the level of integration between our countries is very high”...
5 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: Sovereignty, justice at the heart of Belarus’ policy Lukashenko: Sovereignty, justice at the heart of Belarus’ policy
Addressing the MPs, the head of state emphasized: “Belarusians have put their trust in you as they gave you the right to represent their interests and pass laws. They entrusted you with strengthening the sovereignty and independence of our state”...
5 Dec 2019
Sovereignty, independence identified as vital conditions in Belarus’ foreign policy Sovereignty, independence identified as vital conditions in Belarus’ foreign policy
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Maybe we acted upon intuition or the truth of life but we’ve clearly determined our foreign policy. One should be at peace with neighbors”...
5 Dec 2019
Call on new parliament to join work on Belarus’ Constitution Call on new parliament to join work on Belarus’ Constitution
Aleksandr Lukashenko added that the society demands such steps. “We need to explain everything to people and offer them our options. This is exactly the case when you can prove your worth and take part in a crucial project for the state. I think the newly-elected MPs understand what a unique chance they have”...
5 Dec 2019
Political stability, coordinated work named key to Belarus' successful development
“Today everyone understands that the key to the successful development of the country is, first of all, political stability and well-coordinated work of all the branches of power: parliament, government and courts. Where it does not exist, there is no peace, no consent, no economy, no welfare”...
5 Dec 2019
Opinion: Lukashenko’s visits to Austria, Serbia show Belarus’ increasing role in the world Opinion: Lukashenko’s visits to Austria, Serbia show Belarus’ increasing role in the world
Chairman of the German-Belarusian Society Rainer Lindner said at the opening of the 17th Minsk Forum highlighting Belarus’ place in Europe, opportunities for foreign policy, economy, civil society, and culture...
5 Dec 2019
Serbia president: We are proud of our Belarusian friends Serbia president: We are proud of our Belarusian friends
The Serbian leader also revealed some details of his meeting with the Belarusian head of state: “He once told me as part of our conversation: “Aleksandar, if there is anyone who understands the position of Serbia, then it is me. And I replied: “If there is anyone who understands the position of Belarus, then it is me”...
4 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has to stay independent Lukashenko: Belarus has to stay independent
Aleksandr Lukashenko said he was confident that intellectual potential and education standards will be more important in the future than the natural resources a country may have. “Oil and gas are going away. Brains will be the key,” the head of state said...
4 Dec 2019
Minsk Oblast advised to focus on foreign investment Minsk Oblast advised to focus on foreign investment
“What kind of practice is this? A company should operate, provide extended production, ensure its people with salaries, and necessary support,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
4 Dec 2019
Belarus’ presidency in Eurasian Economic Union expected to spur union’s development Belarus’ presidency in Eurasian Economic Union expected to spur union’s development
Mikhail Myasnikovich said: “On 1 January 2020 it will be five years since the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty was signed. Belarus’ presidency in Eurasian Economic Union bodies in 2020 should give an impulse to the development of this regional association. The task has been set by the president of Belarus. The Eurasian Economic Union should become a full-value economic union with equal terms for all the participants”...
4 Dec 2019
Experts urge to drop phobias of external threats to Belarus’ independence Experts urge to drop phobias of external threats to Belarus’ independence
The matter was discussed at the first session of the Expert Environment project at the BelTA press center. The first session was titled “Parliament of the Seventh Convocation: Objectives of the Legislative Branch of Power”...
3 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: The main achievement is that Belarus and Serbia can be the owners of their land Lukashenko: The main achievement is that Belarus and Serbia can be the owners of their land
Aleksandr Lukashenko recalled his visit 20 years ago when he came to Belgrade to demonstrate his support to the brotherly nation of Serbia...
3 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: I am ardent supporter of EU Lukashenko: I am ardent supporter of EU
“I am resolutely against the disintegration of the European Union, which has imposed sanctions against Belarus. The European Union is one of the most powerful pillars of the world. If you pull it out, the system will not just become unstable. It can collapse. This is why I want to see the European Union intact,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
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