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3 Jul 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus pursues peaceful policy in relations with all countries Lukashenko: Belarus pursues peaceful policy in relations with all countries
"We have been strengthening the Union State with brotherly Russia, expanding the cooperation with China, who is our strategic partner, and building our dialogue with the western countries on the principles of mutual respect"...
3 Jul 2018
Sovereignty named Belarus’ most valuable asset Sovereignty named Belarus’ most valuable asset
"This day that unites the fates of different generations reminds us of the long and difficult path of the development of our state. We know the value of freedom. We understand the power of the unity of people, patriotism and faith in the future"...
2 Jul 2018
Lukashenko: Words ‘friendly nations’ mean a lot for Belarusians Lukashenko: Words ‘friendly nations’ mean a lot for Belarusians
Speaking about the events of the Great Patriotic War, the president stressed that the Belarusian people, in unity with other peoples, managed not only to survive but to win and show an example of the great power of the unity and cohesion of nations...
2 Jul 2018
Lukashenko: With the birth of BSSR Belarus acquired legitimate political and legal status Lukashenko: With the birth of BSSR Belarus acquired legitimate political and legal status
“The voice of the native language became more pronounced. The world maps marked the first territorial boundaries of the Belarusian republic that were nearly razed during Hitler's invasion”...
2 Jul 2018
Independence Day named symbol of free and peaceful life in Belarus Independence Day named symbol of free and peaceful life in Belarus
"Belarusians were unanimous in their choice when over 20 years ago they chose 3 July, the day of the liberation of Minsk Hero City from the Nazis, as the country’s main national holiday"...
2 Jul 2018
Respect for cultural heritage seen as important for national sovereignty in Belarus Respect for cultural heritage seen as important for national sovereignty in Belarus
"We carefully maintain the cultural heritage we inherited from our ancestors: folk songs, dances, rites, applied art as it contributes to our understanding of the history, national identity and also to the state sovereignty"...
2 Jul 2018
Gref calls Belarus lucrative investment destination Gref calls Belarus lucrative investment destination
"We can say that since the start of 2018 our operations in Belarus have been stable and crisis-free. This is a lucrative market that generates an acceptable rate of return"...
29 Jun 2018
German hope for Russia, Ukraine to observe Minsk agreements German hope for Russia, Ukraine to observe Minsk agreements
Frank-Walter Steinmeier agreed with Alexander Lukashenko that it is indeed necessary to learn from the past and make sure that the non-peaceful development of the situation never again happens on the continent...
29 Jun 2018
Germany thanked for huge contribution to normalization of Belarus-EU relations Germany thanked for huge contribution to normalization of Belarus-EU relations
Alexander Lukashenko noted that the Belarusians hold the German president in high regard and his present visit to Minsk will have a very serious, positive response in the Belarusian society. “This is not so much a political aspect but a moral, ethical one”...
29 Jun 2018
Austrian president highlights importance of Trostenets death camp in European policy of memory Austrian president highlights importance of Trostenets death camp in European policy of memory
“We, in Austria, are very surprised at how this place of memory has dropped out of the European policy of memory. The importance pf this place is very great and cannot be underestimated. The Austrian government attaches special importance to the perpetuation of the memory of the Austrian Jews killed in Trostenets during the Second World War”...
29 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus interested in promoting dialogue on regional security with Austria Lukashenko: Belarus interested in promoting dialogue on regional security with Austria
The president noted that Austria plays a significant role in strengthening security in Europe. “We would really like to see Austrian high-level representatives at the Minsk conference on security in our region in the autumn and have a meaningful dialogue on the development of the security process”...
29 Jun 2018
Call to promote Belarus as an IT nation internationally Call to promote Belarus as an IT nation internationally
“Our main priorities in the field of international cooperation are to promote the image of Belarus as an IT nation in the international arena, to advance the idea of deepening economic integration on the continent, to support the initiative to restart the Helsinki Process on the principles of trust and cooperation”...
29 Jun 2018
World Bank notes growing interest of foreign investors in Belarus World Bank notes growing interest of foreign investors in Belarus
Alex Kremer noted that Belarus has been very rapidly developing for the last few years. The middle class is evolving, revenues of individuals are on the rise. The economy is very rapidly recovering after two years of recession...
29 Jun 2018
Vojtech Filip: Czech people honor memory of all victims of WWII regardless of nationality Vojtech Filip: Czech people honor memory of all victims of WWII regardless of nationality
According to the MP, it is symbolic that the current event is taking place in the country that was one of the worst affected during the Second World War...
29 Jun 2018
Duda: Nazism, chauvinism, totalitarian ideologies should be closed chapter in history of mankind
"By paying tribute to the memory of the victims of Maly Trostenets, Blagovshchina, Shashkovka and other places of extermination, let us do everything we can to make sure that Nazism, chauvinism and totalitarian extermination remain a closed chapter in the history of humanity"...
29 Jun 2018
Austrian president: Trostenets was blank spot for Western Europe too long Austrian president: Trostenets was blank spot for Western Europe too long
"We are witnessing a watershed period when people who survived the biggest catastrophe of the 20th century are leaving us. When the last witnesses are gone, we should have places of memory that could speak for them"...
29 Jun 2018
German president vows to preserve memory about victims of Nazi crimes German president vows to preserve memory about victims of Nazi crimes
Frank-Walter Steinmeier admitted that Germany had gone a long way to accept the memory of these crimes. "We needed too much time to recognize this responsibility. Today our responsibility is to keep alive the knowledge of what happened here"...
29 Jun 2018
Call to attune conventional branches of Belarusian economy to innovations Call to attune conventional branches of Belarusian economy to innovations
"We have to make conventional branches – healthcare, retail, production sector, agriculture, and transport system – susceptible to innovations"...
29 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: International community faces ‘demons of intolerance’ again Lukashenko: International community faces ‘demons of intolerance’ again
Alexander Lukashenko called for launching a new large-scale international dialogue to overcome all the disagreements. “The lack of this dialogue is clearly felt in the current geopolitical relations”...
29 Jun 2018
Belarus makes important contribution to preserving memory of WW2 Belarus makes important contribution to preserving memory of WW2
"This memorial has been built in the shortest possible time and I admire this. This is important not only for Belarus but also for Austria, Europe and the world"...
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