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22 Apr 2021
Putin mentions successful development of Belarus-Russia relations Putin mentions successful development of Belarus-Russia relations
“Indeed, we will have to do a lot, but nevertheless, a lot has been accomplished. Particularly regarding the social sphere. Our citizens enjoy equal rights in the social sphere: pensions, employment, healthcare. A lot of positive things have been accomplished already,” he stressed...
21 Apr 2021
Makei: Belarus is ready to receive U.S. ambassador any time Makei: Belarus is ready to receive U.S. ambassador any time
"We are ready to receive the U.S. ambassador any time, but we want to have a clear and understandable perspective of our further interaction in all areas with our U.S. partners,” Vladimir Makei said...
20 Apr 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus does not want bad relations with Ukraine Lukashenko: Belarus does not want bad relations with Ukraine
The president emphasized that people in Belarus treat Ukrainians very well...
20 Apr 2021
Ukrainian MP: Nothing can cause a rift between Ukrainians and Belarusians Ukrainian MP: Nothing can cause a rift between Ukrainians and Belarusians
"I believe that Ukraine and Belarus are two closest nations. No matter who is in power, no matter what happens, these peoples will never get estranged"...
19 Apr 2021
Lukashenko: We make enough vaccines to keep COVID-19 at bay for a while Lukashenko: We make enough vaccines to keep COVID-19 at bay for a while
"We do not know how long the vaccine-induced protection will last. It is for sure that it works and protects people for a certain period"...
19 Apr 2021
Lukashenko says he will announce very important decision soon Lukashenko says he will announce very important decision soon
"It's going to be very serious. So even if I'm not president, I need to make sure they will still fail. I have made a decision. Now I need to formalize it. Most likely it will be the president's decree"...
16 Apr 2021
Minister: No surge in COVID-19 cases in Belarus yet Minister: No surge in COVID-19 cases in Belarus yet
"We see signs of another rise in coronavirus cases. However, the pace is not the same as it was in the autumn"...
16 Apr 2021
Lukashenko’s visit to Baku expected to be one of most fruitful ones in recent years Lukashenko’s visit to Baku expected to be one of most fruitful ones in recent years
“In my opinion, the visit of the Belarus president to Baku will become one of the most productive visits at the highest level in recent years. I am sure that in the near future we will see that bilateral cooperation will gain momentum in all areas, including in the manufacturing industry, science and education. The two countries will also launch joint projects in electric transport"...
14 Apr 2021
Aliyev: Belarus-Azerbaijan relations not burdened with any problems Aliyev: Belarus-Azerbaijan relations not burdened with any problems
“We regularly exchange visits. All this demonstrates our close political interaction, the high level of trust, and result-driven efforts,” Ilham Aliyev said. “Our relations are not burdened with any problems at all. Regular contacts enable us to take stock of joint activities, outline further steps, and move forward as two friends, two partners,” he added...
14 Apr 2021
WANO: Nuclear safety is highest priority for Belarusian nuclear power plant WANO: Nuclear safety is highest priority for Belarusian nuclear power plant
According to Dmitry Chichikin, evaluation was carried out across nine production areas. "We conducted an in-depth analysis of the operational readiness of the second unit for the upcoming fuel loading and subsequent connection to the grid, examined the current state of the plant in relation to the subsequent launch. I would like to note that the plant voluntarily invited a team of external experts to further evaluate the project. This assessment is not mandatory in the format of WANO," he said...
13 Apr 2021
Cooperation with China named Belarus’ foreign policy priority Cooperation with China named Belarus’ foreign policy priority
“We maintain contacts at the highest and high levels. Mutual understanding and political trust are increasing every year. We closely cooperate in international affairs, defend each other on issues representing our interests and concerns. We can say that our international interaction is a good example of ​​our fruitful cooperation”...
12 Apr 2021
FM: Optimization will not affect Belarus’ diplomatic presence in the world FM: Optimization will not affect Belarus’ diplomatic presence in the world
As for the optimization of foreign missions or the central apparatus, Vladimir Makei noted: this process is ongoing. "We analyze the status of our relations with certain countries. Naturally, if we see that there has been no results for several years primarily in terms of foreign economic activity, then we discuss this in the government and make an appropriate proposal to the president," he said...
9 Apr 2021
Maturity of Belarusian space industry praised Maturity of Belarusian space industry praised
Belarusian scientists and manufacturers have been taking an active part in the creation of new materials, optics, electronics, and information technologies for space applications since the times of the Soviet Union...
9 Apr 2021
Belarus’ health minister: Coronavirus will be kept in check in 2022 Belarus’ health minister: Coronavirus will be kept in check in 2022
Dmitry Pinevich recalled that Belarus is developing its own vaccine. As this ambitious project started from scratch, the progress cannot be quick. However, researchers will try hard to roll out the vaccine in 2022. By this time, the minister believes, the coronavirus will not be as dangerous as it is today...
8 Apr 2021
Minister: Belarusian healthcare system ready for third wave of COVID-19 Minister: Belarusian healthcare system ready for third wave of COVID-19
Dmitry Pinevich stressed the importance of safety measures: observing social distancing, wearing face masks, and washing hands...
8 Apr 2021
Ambassador: India hopes for an exchange of high-level visits with Belarus Ambassador: India hopes for an exchange of high-level visits with Belarus
Ambassador Sangeeta Bahadur stressed the importance of Belarus-India friendly relations which the two countries have been maintaining since the Soviet Union times...
7 Apr 2021
Opinion: The business environment in Belarus is rather comfortable Opinion: The business environment in Belarus is rather comfortable
According to Vitaly Demirov, today purely market-based mechanisms are only partially effective at communicating and equalizing the private interest and the public one...
6 Apr 2021
Belarus to shut down embassies in several countries, step up diplomatic presence in other ones Belarus to shut down embassies in several countries, step up diplomatic presence in other ones
"We will shut down our embassies at least in several countries where we see that their work has not produced the necessary foreign economic effect for a lengthy period of time"...
6 Apr 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus is home and homeland to many Poles Lukashenko: Belarus is home and homeland to many Poles
The president emphasized that Belarus has always respected the rights of all ethnic minorities and is proud of the inter-ethnic peace in the country...
6 Apr 2021
Lukashenko: No prospects for Belarus’ diplomatic presence in some countries Lukashenko: No prospects for Belarus’ diplomatic presence in some countries
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that as a last resort, all issues can be dealt with at the UN, other international organizations in New York, Geneva or Vienna. “It will give us an opportunity to speak to the whole world. Thus, there is no need to keep political advisers in the countries that have frozen contacts with us due to their prejudices"...
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