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31 Jul 2019
Belarus supports strengthening of international cooperation against human trafficking Belarus supports strengthening of international cooperation against human trafficking
Speaking on behalf of Belarus and as the chairperson of the 28th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Alena Kupchyna emphasized the country’s efforts throughout the past 15 years to intensify international cooperation against trafficking in persons...
30 Jul 2019
CEC chair suggests dates for parliamentary elections in Belarus CEC chair suggests dates for parliamentary elections in Belarus
“The head of state suggested fine-tuning these proposals taking into account the opinion of local authorities. He also suggested presenting these draft decrees with specific dates by next Monday (I think the election campaign will start on 5 August),” Lidia Yermoshina said...
30 Jul 2019
Lukashenko briefed on status of major biotech project Lukashenko briefed on status of major biotech project
The head of state recalled that the decision to set up the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation pursued an ambitious goal to establish a company of tomorrow...
30 Jul 2019
No limits on number of international observers for Belarus parliamentary elections No limits on number of international observers for Belarus parliamentary elections
“The head of state said that no restrictions will be placed on the accreditation of international observers. At the same time no one will exert additional effort to increase their number,” Lidia Yermoshina said...
29 Jul 2019
FM: Belarus committed to joint work with EU to enhance political dialogue FM: Belarus committed to joint work with EU to enhance political dialogue
Vladimir Makei hailed Andrea Wiktorin’s valuable personal contribution to the process of steady normalization of the Belarus-EU relations. During the period of Andrea Wiktorin’s tenure at the post of the EU Ambassador to Belarus,the political dialogue with the executive bodies of the European Union has significantly intensified...
29 Jul 2019
Kravchenko: Belarus supports any collective efforts to combat human trafficking
“On this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons I would like to reaffirm Belarus’ strong commitment to eradicating this abhorrent crime – trafficking in human beings,” Oleg Kravchenko concluded...
29 Jul 2019
Belarus-China relations hailed as steadily developing Belarus-China relations hailed as steadily developing
“Entering a new epoch of development, China is ready to work together with Belarus for the implementation of agreements made by the two heads of state and advance relations between the countries and armed forces for the achievement of new results”...
29 Jul 2019
FM: Syria highly appreciates friendship with Belarus FM: Syria highly appreciates friendship with Belarus
“Belarus and Syria are small countries, but by working together we can do a lot to improve the well-being of our peoples,” Walid Al Muallem said...
26 Jul 2019
Latvia expects fruitful talks from Lukashenko’s visit to Riga Latvia expects fruitful talks from Lukashenko’s visit to Riga
“We have discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Belarus. I have conveyed greetings from our new president who took office on 8 July and confirmed the invitation of Aleksandr Lukashenko to visit Latvia,” the minister said...
26 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus will never ruin its relations with brotherly Russia Lukashenko: Belarus will never ruin its relations with brotherly Russia
"We want good relations with Western Europe, with Europe in general, the European Union, the United States. As a person who has been in politics for many years, I understand it. I know what the EU and America are about, but we will never ruin our relations with brotherly Russia"...
25 Jul 2019
Latvian FM welcomes trustful relationships with Belarus Latvian FM welcomes trustful relationships with Belarus
Edgars Rinkevics noted that Belarus and Latvia openly discuss a broad range of issues, including matters on which the parties disagree...
25 Jul 2019
Tokyo Olympics seen as serious test for Belarusian sport Tokyo Olympics seen as serious test for Belarusian sport
The president said that sport facilities in towns, including in Vetka, need to be used not only for recreation but for professional training of athletes. “We build sport facilities, invest a lot of funds and need to get results. We should not feel complacent about the results of the European Games. We have the Tokyo Olympics ahead. It will be a very serious test for us,” he said...
25 Jul 2019
Makei: No big issues in Belarus-Latvia relations Makei: No big issues in Belarus-Latvia relations
The Belarusian foreign minister emphasized that Belarus-Latvia contacts are becoming regular. This pertains to the exchange of visits, too. Besides, representatives of the two countries meet on international platforms...
25 Jul 2019
Lukashenko suggests building more housing for large families in small towns Lukashenko suggests building more housing for large families in small towns
The president explained that this housing policy will contribute to the distribution of workforce across the country...
24 Jul 2019
Opinion: Spitak exhibition shows that together we can overcome any tragedy Opinion: Spitak exhibition shows that together we can overcome any tragedy
“We were dealing with the earthquake aftermath in Armenia together. When we are together, then everything works out. This is what we wanted to show in this exhibition: to recall the tragedy and to remember that we can do little alone and much when we are together,” Irina Akulovich said...
22 Jul 2019
MFA: Belarus is committed to principles of religious freedom MFA: Belarus is committed to principles of religious freedom
The event was attended by heads and representatives of foreign ministries from 115 countries, religious leaders and representatives of civil society from all over the world...
22 Jul 2019
Makei: Constructive dialogue with Syria is important for Belarus Makei: Constructive dialogue with Syria is important for Belarus
“While promoting close and friendly ties between the two nations, Belarus sets great store by maintaining constructive cooperation with Syria. As we have said today, the endurance and value of these relations have stood the test of time”...
22 Jul 2019
Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement expected to be signed by 2 February 2020 Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement expected to be signed by 2 February 2020
This work is handled by a special commission. Presumably, it will complete its work by November 2019. “We are well aware of the deadline, namely 2 February 2020”...
22 Jul 2019
Lukashenko counts on EU’s support in resolving Ukraine conflict Lukashenko counts on EU’s support in resolving Ukraine conflict
"We have a common problem, even a disaster – Ukraine. I am very well familiar with the Ukrainian people. These people did not deserve all the things that are going on in Ukraine now. The presidential and parliamentary elections are over. An important issue related to power has been settled"...
22 Jul 2019
Krutoi: Belarus, Russia agree on uniform rules on key markets Krutoi: Belarus, Russia agree on uniform rules on key markets
"We have managed to discuss everything we had planned at the meeting in Saint Petersburg. We had a frank and open conversation in the presence of the heads of state [Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin]. Experts reported on the progress made and on unresolved, sensitive issues across all areas of activity"...
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