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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"...
19 Jul 2019
Belarus, WB might finalize reforms roadmap in September Belarus, WB might finalize reforms roadmap in September
“In my view, there are not so many disagreements left in our roadmap that was devised to improve the efficiency of the national economy. I suggest embarking on the work on every page of the roadmap. If common wording and decisions are clear, we can finalize them. We suggest completing this work in September,” Aleksandr Turchin said...
18 Jul 2019
Cooperation, common history, integration in Belarus president’s speech in St Petersburg Cooperation, common history, integration in Belarus president’s speech in St Petersburg
In his speech the head of state drew attention to Belarus-Russia interaction in various areas. He emphasized humanitarian cooperation and regional ties, remarked upon the history Belarusians and Russians share, and underlined the importance of pursuing an effective youth policy in addition to making a few remarks about integration...
18 Jul 2019
MFA: Belarus will continue to promote Helsinki 2 initiative MFA: Belarus will continue to promote Helsinki 2 initiative
“Belarus will strongly promote this idea [of holding a new OSCE conference in the Helsinki 2 format] every time, at every opportunity, at an appropriate occasion. It is not for self-promotion but for peace and security, first and foremost, of the people of our country and our neighbors”...
18 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: Belarusians and Russians have gone through many trials with honor Lukashenko: Belarusians and Russians have gone through many trials with honor
"Here, in the heroic land of Leningrad I would like to say once again: memory of that war is sacred for Belarusians,” the Belarusian leader stressed. “This year we’ve come up to another historic milestone – the 75th anniversary of lifting the blockade of Leningrad and Belarus’ liberation"...
18 Jul 2019
Putin: Russia and Belarus build relations taking into account each other’s interests Putin: Russia and Belarus build relations taking into account each other’s interests
Vladimir Putin stressed: “For us Belarus is the closest ally and a strategic partner, relations with which are built on principles of good neighborhood and taking into account each other’s interests”...
18 Jul 2019
Call for more support for youth in Belarus-Russia Union State Call for more support for youth in Belarus-Russia Union State
“Our countries apply an efficient system to support the youth, from education to employment of graduates, and assistance to young families. We need to move further. We can suggest a number of ways to step up work in this area,” Igor Petrishenko said...
18 Jul 2019
UN secretary-general praises Belarus’ efforts to strengthen international security UN secretary-general praises Belarus’ efforts to strengthen international security
He made this statement as he met with Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov in the UN headquarters in New York...
18 Jul 2019
Myasnikovich: Belarus wants healthy competition on Belarus-Russia market Myasnikovich: Belarus wants healthy competition on Belarus-Russia market
The speaker urged to join efforts while working with third countries. “We need joint ventures, sci-tech projects. If we have solid joint business, we will have good results,” he is convinced...
17 Jul 2019
Minsk’s best sports venues at the disposal of Sberbankiada Minsk’s best sports venues at the disposal of Sberbankiada
Basketball coach of the Russian team Viktor Gavrilov gushed over the organization of the tournament. "Everything is convenient; the courts in the Sports Palace comply with the requirements. Athletes feel good and take to the court in high spirits"..
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