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1 Oct 2019
Belarus suggests more active cooperation of EAEU with European Union, far-arc countries Belarus suggests more active cooperation of EAEU with European Union, far-arc countries
Aleksandr Lukashenko praised the advancement of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and third countries, including the development of a temporary agreement on creating a free trade zone with Iran and a package of agreements with Singapore...
1 Oct 2019
Belarus’ representative at Junior Eurovision aims for unforgettable show Belarus’ representative at Junior Eurovision aims for unforgettable show
"Choreography is the most important part of the show, because my song is very electrifying, cool even, something teenagers like very much. Some say that my performance reminds them of American singer Billie Eilish"...
1 Oct 2019
Makei unveils details of Belarus-Russia integration program Makei unveils details of Belarus-Russia integration program
“I want to say right away that in our view, the program itself poses no threat. Why? First of all, we proceed from the fact that sovereignty of our states should remain intact. In this case we talk about the sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus”...
30 Sep 2019
Belarus’ decision to stick to INF Treaty praised Belarus’ decision to stick to INF Treaty praised
The expert pointed out that Belarus had previously put forward initiatives involving a large number of parties, which views on security often fail to coincide. For instance, initiatives on resolving the situation in Ukraine, on resuming the Helsinki Process...
30 Sep 2019
Growing interest in Minsk Dialogue forum noted Growing interest in Minsk Dialogue forum noted
“We are going for a genuine presidential session. Former Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and former President of Croatia Stjepan Mesic are going to participate. One can say that the interest and the level [of guests and participants] rise forum after forum”...
30 Sep 2019
Ambassador speaks about key areas of Belarus-India cooperation Ambassador speaks about key areas of Belarus-India cooperation
"BelAZ has recently won two big tenders to supply dump trucks to India. This is the first time someone has challenged American suppliers on the Indian market. This is a good step. I would also like to mention cooperation in the oil and gas industry"...
27 Sep 2019
Makei calls for peace, security at UN General Assembly session Makei calls for peace, security at UN General Assembly session
"The memories of tens of millions of victims of the Second World War, of the Nazi atrocities and criminal policies of genocide prompted us to agree on a world order that still helps us avert a new global conflict"...
26 Sep 2019
Belarus, Germany intent on long-term relations Belarus, Germany intent on long-term relations
“Relations between our countries are stable and oriented towards longevity. German companies come to work in Belarus not for the sake of making fast money and leaving. They come here to stay. It is part of the German trade and economic policy”...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus will not make Russian language apple of discord Lukashenko: Belarus will not make Russian language apple of discord
“I am afraid of politicizing and giving too much attention to this matter,” the head of state said. He recalled that during a referendum people voted for an equal status of the two languages...
26 Sep 2019
Zero military threat from Belarus for Ukraine stressed Zero military threat from Belarus for Ukraine stressed
"Belarusian army units may be deployed in Donbass only when I make the decision. I am the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. We have an absolutely mobile, well-armed army fit for modern combat"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko speaks about relations with Putin, Poroshenko, Tokayev Lukashenko speaks about relations with Putin, Poroshenko, Tokayev
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, he also has cordial and frank relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I can tell him everything: from personal things to politics. I can be very straightforward with him any time without thinking how it will be perceived"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko on upcoming meeting with Zelensky: We will find common ground Lukashenko on upcoming meeting with Zelensky: We will find common ground
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the upcoming meeting will provide a good opportunity to meet each other and to better understand each other’s stance on different matters. “I promise I will be sincere. I am known to be an honest man, and I am used to speaking my mind”...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Putin doesn’t intend to hold on to power at any cost Lukashenko: Putin doesn’t intend to hold on to power at any cost
The head of state dismissed allegations that Vladimir Putin would like to extend his term of office by getting Belarus to join the Russian Federation. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, it is not true...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: New generation will not surrender Belarus to anyone Lukashenko: New generation will not surrender Belarus to anyone
The president drew attention to the peace-loving and independent nature of the Belarusian people. This is especially true about the young generation of Belarusians who were born during the time of sovereign Belarus and who do not know what the Soviet Union was...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has no potential enemies, but ready to repel any threat Lukashenko: Belarus has no potential enemies, but ready to repel any threat
"We have been building our military policy very carefully and are ready to repel any threat from any direction. Our army is not the same as in Ukraine or Russia: we do not have huge units that can be deployed by fronts"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Too many vacuous conversations about Belarus-Russia integration Lukashenko: Too many vacuous conversations about Belarus-Russia integration
"There are too many vacuous and absolutely wrong, inaccurate conversations about our integration processes with Russia. All are worried. But why? Belarus is a sovereign independent state. Just like Ukraine"...
26 Sep 2019
Call to fulfill all Belarus-Ukraine agreements
The head of state said that he had never had bad relations with Ukrainian presidents. However, existing agreements were not always implemented...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Trump, Zelensky liked each other
"I have been in politics for a long time and I have been to the UN many times. It was a regular day, but you made it something to remember. The meeting of Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, as I see it, was decent, intelligent and nice"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Ukraine should be united and undivided
“On this platform, in hot UN days or without them, we will build relations with our neighbors, first of all, with our Ukraine”...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus not going to be friends with West against Russia
"This is our position. We will make our own decisions regarding our relations with Russia and China on the one hand, and the EU and the United States on the other. U.S. officials, even high-ranking ones, have always been okay with that"...
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