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29 Jan 2020
Belarus lauded for progress in achieving SDGs Belarus lauded for progress in achieving SDGs
"Belarus’ investment into education, healthcare, and social services guarantees its stable position among countries with a high level of human potential development. Thanks to this, Belarus ranks 50th in the Human Development Index"...
29 Jan 2020
Schuebel: Contacts at local level help boost Belarus-EU cooperation Schuebel: Contacts at local level help boost Belarus-EU cooperation
"Regional development, environmental protection, promotion of small business and tourism, healthcare and social integration are among the most important areas of our cooperation"...
29 Jan 2020
Lukashenko sends heartfelt message to Xi Jinping over coronavirus outbreak Lukashenko sends heartfelt message to Xi Jinping over coronavirus outbreak
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus wants to show solidarity and support to China. With this in mind, Belarus decided to send a humanitarian cargo with personal protective gear and much-needed medicines to China...
29 Jan 2020
More prominent role of Belarusian People’s Congress suggested More prominent role of Belarusian People’s Congress suggested
“Maybe we should think about a clearer status and at least a consultative role for this body. It could be more pronounced”...
28 Jan 2020
No coronavirus cases reported in Belarus No coronavirus cases reported in Belarus
“No coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Belarus as of today. We have ramped up coronavirus screening efforts at Minsk National Airport and other points of entry along the Belarusian border”...
28 Jan 2020
Belarus’ result at Dakar 2020 hailed as successful Belarus’ result at Dakar 2020 hailed as successful
"The race was full of special sections. We started with high-speed and rocky sections, and went on to off-road and dunes"...
27 Jan 2020
Roscosmos head: Belarus' science contributes to space industry development Roscosmos head: Belarus' science contributes to space industry development
"Belarusian enterprises have preserved their potential and have excellent plans which we could use together with the capabilities of Roscosmos as a customer and as an implementer of all these ideas in space activities"...
27 Jan 2020
Opinion: Affiliation with independent state brings Belarusians together Opinion: Affiliation with independent state brings Belarusians together
“History gave us a unique opportunity to fulfill our aspiration ‘to live with dignity’ by offering us the supreme form of national statehood. However, it is not enough to establish the country. We need to preserve and strengthen its independence and sovereignty”...
24 Jan 2020
Lukashenko on relations with Russia: We do not play games, we want a level playing field Lukashenko on relations with Russia: We do not play games, we want a level playing field
"We want to work with them, but we want a level playing field. People, businesses should work on equal terms. So should the countries"...
23 Jan 2020
Israeli president appreciates Belarus' participation in World Holocaust Forum Israeli president appreciates Belarus' participation in World Holocaust Forum
"In turn, Reuven Rivlin asked Vladimir Andreichenko to convey the best wishes and gratitude to the Belarusian leader for the country's participation in the events dedicated to thte International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. He said he highly appreciates this"...
23 Jan 2020
Lukashenko wants practical value from research outputs Lukashenko wants practical value from research outputs
“I absolutely demand that research should have a practical value. We do not need any idle talk in humanities or in natural sciences or in STEM fields. We need solutions that we can use in practice”...
22 Jan 2020
Third place at Dakar 2020 hailed as success for Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team Third place at Dakar 2020 hailed as success for Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team
"The third place at Dakar is a success for our team. Our competitors fielded a very strong line-up. We managed to outplay them in some aspects"...
22 Jan 2020
Opinion: Old Castle in Grodno could become one of Belarus’ tourism landmarks Opinion: Old Castle in Grodno could become one of Belarus’ tourism landmarks
“The work is in full swing. There is still a lot to be done but it is already obvious that after the restoration the castle in Grodno will become one of the main tourism landmarks in the country”...
22 Jan 2020
Belarus ready to consider hosting any IOC events Belarus ready to consider hosting any IOC events
“At the meeting in Warsaw we discussed a possibility to expand cooperation in professional sport. After consultations with the Belarusian sports community we made up our mind to consider hosting any events under the aegis of the IOC”...
22 Jan 2020
Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian diplomats on professional holiday Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian diplomats on professional holiday
“Belarusian diplomats represent the Republic of Belarus abroad, defend its interests and the rights of citizens and this is a special mission. After all, you shape the image of Belarus abroad and the attitude to it of residents of other countries”...
21 Jan 2020
MP: Belarusians will always perceive bloody events of the Holocaust as a personal tragedy MP: Belarusians will always perceive bloody events of the Holocaust as a personal tragedy
The speaker noted that World War Two took lives of one in three of the Belarusians, radically changing the country’s national and ethnic composition that had evolved over centuries. Jewish settlements were no longer part of life in Belarus...
21 Jan 2020
Belarus submits report under Convention on Rights of Child in Geneva Belarus submits report under Convention on Rights of Child in Geneva
When addressing the UN committee, Belarus Education Minister Igor Karpenko noted that Belarus constantly analyzes the national legislation for its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child...
21 Jan 2020
Kochanova: Belarus, Uzbekistan will have more common interests in the future Kochanova: Belarus, Uzbekistan will have more common interests in the future
"This gives confidence today that the friendly relations between the peoples, parliaments and governments will continue too be developed and more common ground will be found. This will allow both Belarus and also Uzbekistan to grow successfully"...
21 Jan 2020
CSTO urged to defend truth about WW2, challenge falsifications CSTO urged to defend truth about WW2, challenge falsifications
“We need to defend the truth about the Victory, frustrate all these falsification attempts. This is the main goal of our work, after all, we have such a great reason to do it – the 75th anniversary of the Victory”...
20 Jan 2020
Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions
Head of the Swiss Olympic Association Jurg Stahl hailed the 2nd European Games in Minsk and Belarus' experience and infrastructure to host highest-level international sports events...
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