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26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has no potential enemies, but ready to repel any threat Lukashenko: Belarus has no potential enemies, but ready to repel any threat
"We have been building our military policy very carefully and are ready to repel any threat from any direction. Our army is not the same as in Ukraine or Russia: we do not have huge units that can be deployed by fronts"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Too many vacuous conversations about Belarus-Russia integration Lukashenko: Too many vacuous conversations about Belarus-Russia integration
"There are too many vacuous and absolutely wrong, inaccurate conversations about our integration processes with Russia. All are worried. But why? Belarus is a sovereign independent state. Just like Ukraine"...
26 Sep 2019
Call to fulfill all Belarus-Ukraine agreements
The head of state said that he had never had bad relations with Ukrainian presidents. However, existing agreements were not always implemented...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Trump, Zelensky liked each other
"I have been in politics for a long time and I have been to the UN many times. It was a regular day, but you made it something to remember. The meeting of Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, as I see it, was decent, intelligent and nice"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Ukraine should be united and undivided
“On this platform, in hot UN days or without them, we will build relations with our neighbors, first of all, with our Ukraine”...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus not going to be friends with West against Russia
"This is our position. We will make our own decisions regarding our relations with Russia and China on the one hand, and the EU and the United States on the other. U.S. officials, even high-ranking ones, have always been okay with that"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to help restore Donbass infrastructure
“This position is based not only on the platform of good neighborliness. The ongoing conflict in the east of Ukraine breaks our hearts, too. This is our pain”...
26 Sep 2019
Belarus supports international efforts to ban nuclear tests Belarus supports international efforts to ban nuclear tests
"At the same time he expressed concern over the accelerating trend to devalue the CTBT against the backdrop of rising tensions between the global superpowers"...
25 Sep 2019
Belarus calls for effective partnership of UN, regional organizations in the name of peace Belarus calls for effective partnership of UN, regional organizations in the name of peace
“This is a demand of today, a condition for maintaining sustainable development of countries and peoples and creating safe conditions for progress and prosperity,” the Belarusian minister noted...
25 Sep 2019
Belarus moving into higher than average income countries category Belarus moving into higher than average income countries category
"On the one hand, it is a positive thing. It testifies to our maturity. On the other hand, it signifies the need to think about and create a new context for Belarus’ interaction with the UNDP"...
25 Sep 2019
Minsk to host EAEU Sustainable Development Goals Forum in 2020 Minsk to host EAEU Sustainable Development Goals Forum in 2020
"We held the first regional forum of national coordinators for SDGs, the first national forum for sustainable development. We do not rest on our laurels. We have suggested Minsk and its services to organize a big SDGs forum for the EAEU region in H1 2020"...
24 Sep 2019
Latvia named among Belarus’ major tourism source markets Latvia named among Belarus’ major tourism source markets
According to Einars Semanis, tourism is good diplomacy, and tourism contacts have been growing. He called tourism an important part of the Belarusian-Latvian relations and assured that the embassy will contribute to the development of tourist contacts between Belarus and Latvia as much as possible...
24 Sep 2019
Belarus’ initiative to restart Helsinki process gaining more support Belarus’ initiative to restart Helsinki process gaining more support
The ongoing meeting is dedicated to the issues that concern people the most: peace, security, unobstructed development, freedom from obsolete doctrines and misleading stereotypes. The speaker underlined that the only way to avert the worst scenarios is to sit down at the negotiating table...
24 Sep 2019
Andreichenko: With INF over, the world has come to very dangerous point Andreichenko: With INF over, the world has come to very dangerous point
Vladimir Andreichenko expressed concern that “the policy of intimidation, national selfishness, disregard for the interests of entire countries and peoples are once again coming to the forefront in the name of preserving the dominant position of individual states”...
24 Sep 2019
Belarus determined to implement roadmap of economic reforms Belarus determined to implement roadmap of economic reforms
"We are fully aware of the issues we have and we are determined to deal with them without delay starting from next year and the next five-year period"...
23 Sep 2019
Belarus’ representative at Junior Eurovision shares impressions of national selection Belarus’ representative at Junior Eurovision shares impressions of national selection
"I was not sure that I would win, because the final show featured very strong artists with great acts. The competition was really tough and I congratulate all the singers on making it to the final"...
23 Sep 2019
Opinion: Good relations between church and state in Belarus Opinion: Good relations between church and state in Belarus
"Today we have an opportunity to openly practice our religion, go to church freely, pray, receive communion, follow Christ and do other things to become a better person"...
23 Sep 2019
Schengen visa at €35 for Belarus two months after agreements are signed Schengen visa at €35 for Belarus two months after agreements are signed
The head of the European Union's Delegation to Belarus added that the negotiations on visa facilitation and readmission agreements had been completed earlier this year, and now both parties are implementing the procedures that “will help us sign these two agreements, which will come into force two months after they are signed”...
20 Sep 2019
Grodno Oblast’s accomplishments in economy, social sphere praised Grodno Oblast’s accomplishments in economy, social sphere praised
“Grodno Oblast boasts unique history, rich cultural legacy, and a huge human potential. Thanks to every resident’s hard work and love for the native country the region leads in a number of areas and is at the forefront of positive changes in economy and social sphere”...
20 Sep 2019
Days of Russian spiritual culture in Belarus to highlight shared historical memory Days of Russian spiritual culture in Belarus to highlight shared historical memory
The relationship between the peoples of Belarus and Russia is truly brotherly thanks to a lot of reasons: common Slavic roots, a thousand years of good neighborly relations, cooperation, and mutual help, traditions that are based on similar moral and ethical values...
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