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19 Feb 2018
Belarus, Russia have many points of contact for cooperation in culture Belarus, Russia have many points of contact for cooperation in culture
“Belarus and Russia have many points to develop cooperation, especially in the cultural sector. We are aimed at the implementation of all projects in the sector. This is the foundation for everything, including the economy”...
19 Feb 2018
Finance Ministry: Talks with the IMF on a new loan program possible in 2020-2021 Finance Ministry: Talks with the IMF on a new loan program possible in 2020-2021
According to Maksim Yermolovich, after the announced reforms are implemented, it will be possible to return to full-scale negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on the launch of a new loan program. "It seems to me that this will happen in 2020-2021"...
18 Feb 2018
Belarus’ MFA on the Munich Security Conference Belarus’ MFA on the Munich Security Conference
“The attitude towards Belarus is changing, because, thank God, our partners are moving away from understanding the situation in and around Belarus in black-and-white,” the minister said...
18 Feb 2018
Belarus’ CEC about municipal elections: High voter turnout, proper organization Belarus’ CEC about municipal elections: High voter turnout, proper organization
Belarusians will be able to learn preliminary results of the elections on 19 February. “I hope we will post the main figures regarding the largest councils, at least individual persons, this night. Reporters and voters will be able to see them early in the morning”...
18 Feb 2018
Foreign diplomats favorably impressed with organization of elections in Belarus Foreign diplomats favorably impressed with organization of elections in Belarus
“The general impressions are good. Everything is very well organized,” stressed Ambassador of Venezuela to Belarus Jose Boggiano Pericchi. “All the information is very well presented. I can feel festive mood. It is important”...
18 Feb 2018
Lukashenko describes judging of Belarusian aerial skier as biased Lukashenko describes judging of Belarusian aerial skier as biased
“A man of steel concrete, he never makes any mistakes. They understood that it was not just another rival for the finals, it was a champion once again,” said the president...
18 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: Belarusian peacekeepers are ready to stand between conflicting sides in Ukraine Lukashenko: Belarusian peacekeepers are ready to stand between conflicting sides in Ukraine
“I’ve even told Poroshenko and Putin: don’t expect me to become someone’s man. I will precisely fulfill what you two agree on: if you want me to stand between [the warring sides], I will; if you want to deploy 10,000 Belarusian troops, we will place them on the border wherever you say”...
18 Feb 2018
Cooperation between local self-government agencies, central government in Belarus stressed Cooperation between local self-government agencies, central government in Belarus stressed
The Belarusian election organization agency has authorized 46 employees of diplomatic missions in Belarus to observe the election campaign. Most of the observers have been sent by the embassies of Lithuania, Russia, and the USA...
18 Feb 2018
Belarus president talks about his vote in municipal elections campaign Belarus president talks about his vote in municipal elections campaign
Alexander Lukashenko said: "Secret ballot is practiced in Belarus. But let me give you a tip: I voted for the current person, who works and benefits our country. It is the key motive for me as the president. I don’t think there can be any other motive"...
18 Feb 2018
More active voting in municipal elections in Belarus expected soon More active voting in municipal elections in Belarus expected soon
"As of 10:00 some 3% of the voters have cast their votes in three regions. The numbers are still being calculated in the other regions," said the official. "I expect a surge in voter numbers in the next few hours"...
16 Feb 2018
Kozeko: We could have won two medals if we were not to hurry up Kozeko: We could have won two medals if we were not to hurry up
Nikolai Kozeko, who has trained a lot of outstanding athletes, told the media that his team was ready to show the highest results. "Anna Guskova did really well today. For her it was a long way to the victory. She worked hard, especially in the recent years"...
16 Feb 2018
Anna Guskova: I did really well today Anna Guskova: I did really well today
“My performance was great. Nikolai Ivanovich [Kozeko] has promised me his bag for a medal. I do not know what he will have to give me for a gold medal now”...
16 Feb 2018
Tsuper: I decided to run the risk in my final try, did my best Tsuper: I decided to run the risk in my final try, did my best
“I decided to run the risk in my final try and did my best. The wind knocked me down a bit. I was planning to perform such a difficult program,” Alla Tsuper said...
16 Feb 2018
Top 100 proposals for investors worked out in Belarus Top 100 proposals for investors worked out in Belarus
“The so-called plan of the new industrialization of Belarusian regions is, in other words, a map of opportunities for investors, which will help them find out where to invest, on what terms, and what are the best places to set up the manufacturing facilities”...
16 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: 2018 will be a milestone in Belarus-China cooperation development Lukashenko: 2018 will be a milestone in Belarus-China cooperation development
Alexander Lukashenko is convinced that 2018 will become an important milestone in the development of bilateral cooperation. Events held as part of the Year of Belarusian Tourism in China will help deepen mutual understanding and cultural bonding between the two nations...
15 Feb 2018
Belarus CEC head: Number of young people standing in local elections in major cities is growing Belarus CEC head: Number of young people standing in local elections in major cities is growing
“The number of candidates from the youth is different across the country. If we talk about Minsk, there are many young people standing in these elections. There are many young people among the candidates in the regional centers as well”...
15 Feb 2018
Opinion: Belarus-Turkey business cooperation has been gaining momentum Opinion: Belarus-Turkey business cooperation has been gaining momentum
"Our joint formats of support for business has been effective, just like the Belarusian-Turkish Business Council, exchange of business delegations, expert seminars and conference in the economic dimension"...
15 Feb 2018
Opinion: Democratic elections are based on the opinion of voters, their right to expression Opinion: Democratic elections are based on the opinion of voters, their right to expression
“In any case, the elections must be held. If more than 50% of the voters who come to the polls vote against this candidate, he will not be elected. Voters have the right to speak out”...
15 Feb 2018
Call for daily direct flights between Belarus, Turkey Call for daily direct flights between Belarus, Turkey
“We need direct flights not only between the capitals, but also between big cities and regions of the two countries. It should be comfortable for businessmen to come and study the opportunities of the other country”...
15 Feb 2018
Family capital program seen as investment in human development in Belarus Family capital program seen as investment in human development in Belarus
"This money is working today and shall be paid to the recipients: today’s kids who will be grownup people tomorrow and who will be able to spend this money on education and other things"...
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