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28 Aug 2019
Lukashenko to visit Kazakhstan soon Lukashenko to visit Kazakhstan soon
"I believe that soon I will have an opportunity to visit Kazakhstan and we will discuss the whole range of our relations. We, together with Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, agreed to revise our relations and work out a plan of action for the future (or, as it is often said today, a roadmap of our relations for the coming years)"...
27 Aug 2019
Opinion: Match Europe v USA will be a big event in the world sport arena Opinion: Match Europe v USA will be a big event in the world sport arena
"The Match Europe v USA in Minsk is a big present for Belarusian athletes. Here the history of the match will be written. Many people remember the historical match between the USSR and the United States"...
27 Aug 2019
Facsimile of Brest Bible of 1563 named Belarus most unusual edition Facsimile of Brest Bible of 1563 named Belarus most unusual edition
"I am convinced that the facsimile will go down in history of today’s Belarusian book printing in the same way as the first edition of the Brest Bible did in 1563. This book is unique in itself"...
27 Aug 2019
Belarus, Turkey to take stock of progress in bilateral relations Belarus, Turkey to take stock of progress in bilateral relations
She emphasized that these matters will be high on the agenda of the talks in Minsk during the official visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to Belarus on 27-28 August...
27 Aug 2019
Lukashenko interested in economic impact of hosting 2nd European Games Lukashenko interested in economic impact of hosting 2nd European Games
“I am interested in the financial side of the event. What have we got as the host of the games? I would like to emphasize that such sport events are an honor for any country. That is why countries compete to host them and not everyone is granted such an opportunity,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added...
26 Aug 2019
Belarus aims to strengthen inter-parliamentary cooperation with Northern Europe Belarus aims to strengthen inter-parliamentary cooperation with Northern Europe
“Our goal is further strengthening of inter-parliamentary cooperation with the countries of Northern Europe and subregional organizations,” Valery Voronetsky said...
26 Aug 2019
Lukashenko emphasizes teacher’s role in Belarusian society Lukashenko emphasizes teacher’s role in Belarusian society
“The nation counts on teachers and so do I. We are nothing without them, because people have no one else to rely on in the modern times, especially in villages and small towns,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added...
26 Aug 2019
Lukashenko says Belarus’ university admission system in for possible reform Lukashenko says Belarus’ university admission system in for possible reform
"I read, see and hear and I am also informed that not everything goes well with the enrolment to our universities. People criticize the centralized testing, a new test scoring system you have developed recently. The main thing is knowledge, not the score"...
23 Aug 2019
Belarus shows interest in full cooperation with Georgia Belarus shows interest in full cooperation with Georgia
In his words, there are all the prerequisites for increasing bilateral trade. "A number of enterprises with Georgian capital work in Belarus, while our representations are present in your country. We are interested in increasing the supply of Georgian goods to Belarus"...
23 Aug 2019
Belarus’ economy is balanced Belarus’ economy is balanced
“Today the situation in the economy is balanced. The majority of qualitative indicators are fulfilled. The situation is stable on the monetary, financial and currency markets. The inflation rate is within the projected range”...
23 Aug 2019
Belarus ready for more projects with Georgia to meet trade growth target Belarus ready for more projects with Georgia to meet trade growth target
According to the minister, Belarus and Georgia do not abandon the goal to reach $200 million in mutual trade, although the trade in goods has slightly fallen this year...
22 Aug 2019
Energy ministry speaks on BelNPP progress Energy ministry speaks on BelNPP progress
"The commissioning of a nuclear power plant is considered to be a phase after the completion of the pilot operation and the entire cycle of works, including reaching the nominal capacity"...
22 Aug 2019
Terlecki: Poland wants to emulate Belarus as host for European Games Terlecki: Poland wants to emulate Belarus as host for European Games
A Polish parliamentary delegation led by Ryszard Terlecki will be in Belarus till 23 August. The Polish MPs are to hold talks at the Sports and Tourism Ministry where they will discuss Belarus’ experience of hosting the European Games...
21 Aug 2019
Belarus president pleasantly surprised by Ivye, town residents Belarus president pleasantly surprised by Ivye, town residents
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: "I’d expected worse but I am very glad that the place is very good. But peaceful life is the most important thing. I often tell people not to seek fortunes somewhere else because they are not welcome there"...
21 Aug 2019
Belarusian regions urged to be more independent in procurement of fodder Belarusian regions urged to be more independent in procurement of fodder
The head of state traditionally asked about the progress in the harvesting campaign – gathering of grain, corn and other crops. “Nine million tonnes of grain [including corn and rape] is a lower margin for you”...
21 Aug 2019
Lukashenko recalls instructions to reduce plastic footprint Lukashenko recalls instructions to reduce plastic footprint
“We need to put a stop to plastic bags. We need to start with small steps and get rid of them. We are littering the soil and our territory, and our green and blue-eyed Belarus would soon become a dump,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
20 Aug 2019
Eismont reveals details of closed part of president’s meeting with law enforcers Eismont reveals details of closed part of president’s meeting with law enforcers
“Those who wanted to see some upcoming concessions here or some kind of a PR campaign, simply underestimate the situation and do not know our president. Requirements will only become tougher from today”...
20 Aug 2019
FM: Belarus, UK expanding mutually beneficial cooperation FM: Belarus, UK expanding mutually beneficial cooperation
Vladimir Makei also stressed the expansion of cooperation between Belarus and the UK in the political, trade, economic and other sectors, and the exchange of high-level visits...
20 Aug 2019
Belarus president reminds law enforcers to protect citizens’ lives, rights Belarus president reminds law enforcers to protect citizens’ lives, rights
The president stressed that people and fair treatment of the people have always been, are, and will be the foundation of the entire policy of the state. The head of state added that he constantly talks about it not for the sake of populism or PR...
19 Aug 2019
Lukashenko: Justice must underpin every action of local government Lukashenko: Justice must underpin every action of local government
"We have good people: if you ask them, they will always meet you halfway. Just do not cheat. If you asked something and promised something, do it for sure"...
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