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26 Aug 2018
Lukashenko considers Trump an extraordinary politician Lukashenko considers Trump an extraordinary politician
"I asked my counterpart about what was happening from their, Russia’s, point of view in the United States of America. I was interested in the issue especially because of the fact, and I do not hide it, that I rooted for Donald Trump during the election campaign in the United States"...
26 Aug 2018
Belarus president responds to speculations about his ‘fears’ Belarus president responds to speculations about his ‘fears’
"I’ve read various speculations concerning fears and terrors for Lukashenko in the future and so on. First, I don’t fear anything now. I am a man, who has lived through many fears. But there is one fear – if you can call it that – the fear of economy. I always talk about it"...
24 Aug 2018
Outgoing ambassador wishes for resolution of Belarus-Russia disputes without major reputation damage Outgoing ambassador wishes for resolution of Belarus-Russia disputes without major reputation damage
“I cannot say that my years here have not been darkened a little. Such things always happen. Such disputes happened in the past and will continue happening. I wish them resolved without any serious damage to the reputations of the sides”...
24 Aug 2018
Putin: Belarus is Russia’s main partner Putin: Belarus is Russia’s main partner
"It is not just a neighboring country. This is, first of all, a country with which we have special relations and historical, ethnic, language and economic bonds"...
23 Aug 2018
Vitebsk Oblast companies urged to be more active on Chinese market Vitebsk Oblast companies urged to be more active on Chinese market
According to Oleg Matskevich, certain commodities enjoy a good demand in China and can offset the drop in exports to Russia...
23 Aug 2018
Precision agriculture expected to help save resources in Belarus Precision agriculture expected to help save resources in Belarus
"We have approached the next stage of the agricultural industry development. Precision agriculture will help save expensive resources – diesel fuel, crop protection agents and mineral fertilizers - and will help increase the competitiveness of our products"...
23 Aug 2018
Opinion: Belarusian, Russian laws should be aligned with due regard to national interests Opinion: Belarusian, Russian laws should be aligned with due regard to national interests
“Belarus and Russia are two different states. Each has its independent stance, sovereignty and national interests. Our task is to get closer as much as possible in order to give more opportunities to our citizens to implement their rights”...
21 Aug 2018
Opinion: Minsk Half Marathon is bringing charity into focus Opinion: Minsk Half Marathon is bringing charity into focus
The charity run that will take place on 9 September will be one of the highlights of the Minsk Half Marathon. The organizers call for joining the fundraising campaign to support four projects for children...
20 Aug 2018
Belarusian IT ministry urged to enforce digital economy development strategy Belarusian IT ministry urged to enforce digital economy development strategy
"The key job of the new minister and the entire ministry is to overcome the momentum of individual agencies and economy branches. Instead of the communications ministry taking care of its own bailiwick the country needs a powerful strategic HQ to develop the digital economy on the national scale"...
20 Aug 2018
Belarusian Economy Ministry told to work out new management methods Belarusian Economy Ministry told to work out new management methods
"Yet I would like the new proposals to not be purely theoretical and bookish. I’d love proposals, which match our reality perfectly and entail no shocks if implemented"...
20 Aug 2018
Call for bolstering Belarusian economy’s resilience to external shocks Call for bolstering Belarusian economy’s resilience to external shocks
"Fluctuations of the Russian ruble have been recently affecting macroeconomic parameters. Naturally, we should reduce this dependence"...
20 Aug 2018
Belarus’ architecture ministry urged to come up with ideas to mend construction industry Belarus’ architecture ministry urged to come up with ideas to mend construction industry
While announcing personnel decisions, the head of state set quite challenging tasks. We all know that the construction industry is facing issues that affect the entire economy, because construction has always been an economic driver"...
20 Aug 2018
Belarusian civil servants urged to pay attention to every detail Belarusian civil servants urged to pay attention to every detail
The head of the Belarus President Administration reminded that the development of all regions of the country is the key task set by the head of state...
20 Aug 2018
Rumas comments on his appointment as prime minister Rumas comments on his appointment as prime minister
“I view it as a great responsibility and challenge for me personally. Today is the start of probably the most important stage of my life that will demand utmost mobilization of all my energy, skills and experience that I obtained at my previous positions”...
18 Aug 2018
Belarus president explains new personnel decisions Belarus president explains new personnel decisions
Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that discipline, integrity, teamwork, power vertical, strong power to strengthen discipline and professionalism are factors underpinning the country’s independence...
18 Aug 2018
Lukashenko: Dictatorship is impossible in Belarus Lukashenko: Dictatorship is impossible in Belarus
“We live in a democratic state between two democratic blocs from the west and the east. To have dictatorship in Belarus is impossible. The order, however, will always be kept in the country”...
17 Aug 2018
Great potential in Belarus-Poland investment cooperation Great potential in Belarus-Poland investment cooperation
The negotiations touched upon topical aspects of Belarusian-Polish cooperation and the agenda of the forthcoming official visit of the chairman of the Council of the Republic to Poland in October 2018...
17 Aug 2018
Belarus president to respond to media reports soon Belarus president to respond to media reports soon
"However, I am glad that around 90% of feedback is positive. This sends a message suggesting that although people support the president and his actions they believe we should improve discipline"...
16 Aug 2018
Chinese kids encouraged to make friends in Belarusian health resort Chinese kids encouraged to make friends in Belarusian health resort
Cui Qiming said he was confident that while staying in Zubrenok the children had already been able to get to know the friendliness of Belarusian kids. He advised children to talk more to each other, get familiar with the national culture and traditions of their countries, and act as kind of ambassadors...
16 Aug 2018
Minister: Memory of Great Victory cements unity of Belarusians and Russians Minister: Memory of Great Victory cements unity of Belarusians and Russians
The event is timed to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Kursk that will be marked on 23 August 2018...
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