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31 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus will cope with economic challenges Lukashenko: Belarus will cope with economic challenges
"The main issue for me is the economy. If the economy functions well, then no challenge is unsurmountable for us. But it's going to be very hard. All countries have closed off because of COVID. We will survive if we keep our heads cool"...
31 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: The Belarusian People’s Congress will not change any constitutional norms Lukashenko: The Belarusian People’s Congress will not change any constitutional norms
"I’ll have you know that nobody is going to make constitutional decisions during the Belarusian People’s Congress. Nobody! The congress will have to sketch out guidelines for the next five-year term"...
31 Dec 2020
Yan Gang on new centers of attraction for Chinese business in Belarus Yan Gang on new centers of attraction for Chinese business in Belarus
I am confident that the efforts to streamline the legal framework will help improve the business climate, and the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone will consistently move towards new heights...
30 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: Attempts to destroy Belarus continue Lukashenko: Attempts to destroy Belarus continue
The president noted that instead of searching for a constructive alternative and an honest and open competition for hearts and minds, they call for street protests. Instead of a meaningful dialogue to overcome existing problems, they try to question the legitimacy of state institutions...
30 Dec 2020
Lavrov: It’s up to Belarusians to decide country’s future Lavrov: It’s up to Belarusians to decide country’s future
According to Lavrov, Moscow saw time and again that "in the pursuit of geopolitical gains Western colleagues easily sacrifice the stability of entire states, cause an ethnic discord and drive a wedge between sisterly nations...
29 Dec 2020
Lukashenko: Sooner or later young Belarusians will thank those who saved the country Lukashenko: Sooner or later young Belarusians will thank those who saved the country
"Meanwhile, we will harness our willpower and will continue serving our country in order to preserve it for you. It is the historic mission of the generation of creators of independent Belarus"...
28 Dec 2020
Chief sanitary inspector: COVID-19 cases have plateaued in Belarus Chief sanitary inspector: COVID-19 cases have plateaued in Belarus
The Healthcare Ministry’s anti-coronavirus recommendations remain the same – social distancing, limiting face-to-face contact, avoiding crowds, wearing masks...
25 Dec 2020
Lukashenko explains visits to hospitals with coronavirus patients Lukashenko explains visits to hospitals with coronavirus patients
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “It has been the style of my work for a quarter of the century. If harvesting or sowing is in progress, I go to visit peasants. If there are problems in the manufacturing sector, I go there. If something needs to be sold, I travel abroad. And so on. This disease in Belarus and the rest of the world is the greatest problem of our society at present (let’s call it a problem). Thank god, and I will not tire of repeating it, it has taken pity on us and still does”...
25 Dec 2020
Lukashenko draws attention to functionality during hospital construction, reconstruction Lukashenko draws attention to functionality during hospital construction, reconstruction
The president wondered about the functionality of the hospital and its conformance with modern approaches, including the architectural design. Aleksandr Lukashenko explained why he had touched upon the matter. “We are considering building a new hospital in the Novinki area in Minsk. But we have to decidedly make up our minds. I mean the functionality,” he noted...
24 Dec 2020
Lukashenko sends Christmas greetings to Pope Francis Lukashenko sends Christmas greetings to Pope Francis
“The relations between Belarus and the Vatican have always been of special importance for us. We do a lot together to protect the most important universal values. We have achieved tangible results in fighting human trafficking and supporting the traditional family,” the message reads...
24 Dec 2020
Kochanova: Children get a lot of attention in Belarus Kochanova: Children get a lot of attention in Belarus
The speaker of the upper house of parliament noted that she gladly joined the Our Children charity campaign. “I always enjoy seeing children, especially in the run-up to such magnificent holidays as Christmas and New Year. in our country, children get a lot of attention. It is important that they have people who care for them"...
24 Dec 2020
U.S. Congress’ act on Belarus viewed as threat to international security U.S. Congress’ act on Belarus viewed as threat to international security
The statement reads that the international community has unconditionally recognized the sovereign, stable, and economically developed country of Belarus as a serious donor of regional security...
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”...
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