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19 Dec 2019
Belarus seeks constructive cooperation with Russia on equal footing Belarus seeks constructive cooperation with Russia on equal footing
“The position of the Belarusian side remains unchanged: the efforts to deepen integration should take into account national interests and follow the principles laid out in the Treaty. The most important thing is a level playing field for economic operators, the equal market access without exceptions and restrictions,” the speaker noted...
19 Dec 2019
Putin: Calm, level-headed work in Russia-Belarus relations Putin: Calm, level-headed work in Russia-Belarus relations
“In fact, very calm, level-headed work is underway. We are already coming to terms on some issues. On others we are still in disagreement. We will continue to work," Vladimir Putin said answering a question from journalists...
18 Dec 2019
MFA: Belarus will continue constructive cooperation with Martin Sajdik’s successor MFA: Belarus will continue constructive cooperation with Martin Sajdik’s successor
Vladimir Makei warned against abusing Belarus’ goodwill and taking any provocative actions by the participants of the meetings in Minsk to bypass the Trilateral Contact Group agreements...
18 Dec 2019
Belarus invites Turkey to collaborate in OSCE PA Belarus invites Turkey to collaborate in OSCE PA
Vladimir Andreichenko welcomed progress in bilateral parliamentary contacts. “I think we should promote our cooperation in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in the same way. We need to bring something new into our relations in this international platform,” the speaker said...
18 Dec 2019
Belarusian nuclear power plant expected to help resolve climate problems in Europe Belarusian nuclear power plant expected to help resolve climate problems in Europe
The expert stressed that the Belarusian nuclear power plant fully meets modern requirements of the global community. “It is not just an energy project. It is an environmental one, which allows resolving the problems of climate, greenhouse gas emissions not only in Belarus but Europe as well”...
17 Dec 2019
New plan to boost economic growth in Belarus New plan to boost economic growth in Belarus
Prime Minister Sergei Rumas noted that the resolution will set forth an exhaustive list of targets for organizations. “No other targets will be set for them,” he emphasized. All in all, the resolution does not provide for any drastic changes in the list of key targets...
17 Dec 2019
Belarus interested in strengthening comprehensive cooperation with China Belarus interested in strengthening comprehensive cooperation with China
“We are proud of the good relations with China. This is really an all-weather friendship, an iron brotherhood," the speaker said. “We are grateful to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Chinese government for their attention to cooperation with Belarus”...
17 Dec 2019
German velomobile traveler: Belarus is worth a trip German velomobile traveler: Belarus is worth a trip
"I can't single out one single place in Belarus. They all are unique and beautiful in their own way. I always try to taste local food. I liked a lot of things such as borscht and cutlets. I tasted the famous local beer in Lida"...
13 Dec 2019
Lukashenko in favor of raising prestige of general practitioners Lukashenko in favor of raising prestige of general practitioners
“It is necessary to raise the prestige of a general practitioner. He should know all the methods of providing specialized care in simple cases. Any patient will be satisfied if his doctor can perform the necessary diagnostic examination and prescribe the correct treatment in a timely manner. The future belongs to such doctors,” the head of state believes...
12 Dec 2019
Kochanova: Belarus views Vietnam as strategic partner in Southeast Asia Kochanova: Belarus views Vietnam as strategic partner in Southeast Asia
“The Belarusian parliament is ready to contribute to the development of interaction between our countries and fill the Belarusian-Vietnamese relations with new content," Natalya Kochanova said...
12 Dec 2019
EU welcomes Belarus’ political will to join WTO
The representatives of the mission said that they see a strong political will of Belarus to join the World Trade Organization. This is very important, because if a country talks about its accession plans, but does not have the political will to do it, the process might take a lifetime...
11 Dec 2019
MP: Belarus’ voice should be heard on international arena MP: Belarus’ voice should be heard on international arena
“A multi-polar world is already taking shape. This will be a world of pan-regions. It is of paramount importance for us to make sure that Belarus can count on fair terms in our region”...
11 Dec 2019
Belarus media space described as place of West-Russia information war Belarus media space described as place of West-Russia information war
Often both of them use Belarus’ sovereignty topic for propaganda purposes...
11 Dec 2019
Opinion: Belarus does not want to be caught in the middle of great-power rivalry Opinion: Belarus does not want to be caught in the middle of great-power rivalry
“Many threads converge in Belarus. Historical context matters. So do objective reality and the geopolitical position. There is every reason to believe that the country’s role will be growing,” Valery Voronetsky said...
9 Dec 2019
Putin hopes Belarus, Russia to benefit from Union State integration Putin hopes Belarus, Russia to benefit from Union State integration
“I would like to express my hope that we will continue to do everything to make our people and countries feel close to each other, to continue the rapprochement, first of all, in the economic sector, and also in social matters, which is extremely important, and receive significant benefits from this integration”...
9 Dec 2019
Belarus’ vice speaker warns against haste in constitutional reform Belarus’ vice speaker warns against haste in constitutional reform
“Such documents are not drawn overnight. The Constitution is the major law of our state. The work on it should be meticulous, painstaking, long. It should involve all stakeholders and experts. It should take into consideration best practices of other states. The parliament will naturally be directly involved in this work”...
5 Dec 2019
Russia’s dedication to integration with Belarus emphasized Russia’s dedication to integration with Belarus emphasized
Dmitry Medvedev is convinced that the Union State of Belarus and Russia is a great treasure. “We often argue with each other and present some grievances particularly when emotions take us too far, but objectively the level of integration between our countries is very high”...
5 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: Sovereignty, justice at the heart of Belarus’ policy Lukashenko: Sovereignty, justice at the heart of Belarus’ policy
Addressing the MPs, the head of state emphasized: “Belarusians have put their trust in you as they gave you the right to represent their interests and pass laws. They entrusted you with strengthening the sovereignty and independence of our state”...
5 Dec 2019
Sovereignty, independence identified as vital conditions in Belarus’ foreign policy Sovereignty, independence identified as vital conditions in Belarus’ foreign policy
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Maybe we acted upon intuition or the truth of life but we’ve clearly determined our foreign policy. One should be at peace with neighbors”...
5 Dec 2019
Call on new parliament to join work on Belarus’ Constitution Call on new parliament to join work on Belarus’ Constitution
Aleksandr Lukashenko added that the society demands such steps. “We need to explain everything to people and offer them our options. This is exactly the case when you can prove your worth and take part in a crucial project for the state. I think the newly-elected MPs understand what a unique chance they have”...
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