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23 Jan 2020
Lukashenko wants practical value from research outputs Lukashenko wants practical value from research outputs
“I absolutely demand that research should have a practical value. We do not need any idle talk in humanities or in natural sciences or in STEM fields. We need solutions that we can use in practice”...
22 Jan 2020
Third place at Dakar 2020 hailed as success for Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team Third place at Dakar 2020 hailed as success for Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team
"The third place at Dakar is a success for our team. Our competitors fielded a very strong line-up. We managed to outplay them in some aspects"...
22 Jan 2020
Opinion: Old Castle in Grodno could become one of Belarus’ tourism landmarks Opinion: Old Castle in Grodno could become one of Belarus’ tourism landmarks
“The work is in full swing. There is still a lot to be done but it is already obvious that after the restoration the castle in Grodno will become one of the main tourism landmarks in the country”...
22 Jan 2020
Belarus ready to consider hosting any IOC events Belarus ready to consider hosting any IOC events
“At the meeting in Warsaw we discussed a possibility to expand cooperation in professional sport. After consultations with the Belarusian sports community we made up our mind to consider hosting any events under the aegis of the IOC”...
22 Jan 2020
Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian diplomats on professional holiday Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian diplomats on professional holiday
“Belarusian diplomats represent the Republic of Belarus abroad, defend its interests and the rights of citizens and this is a special mission. After all, you shape the image of Belarus abroad and the attitude to it of residents of other countries”...
21 Jan 2020
MP: Belarusians will always perceive bloody events of the Holocaust as a personal tragedy MP: Belarusians will always perceive bloody events of the Holocaust as a personal tragedy
The speaker noted that World War Two took lives of one in three of the Belarusians, radically changing the country’s national and ethnic composition that had evolved over centuries. Jewish settlements were no longer part of life in Belarus...
21 Jan 2020
Belarus submits report under Convention on Rights of Child in Geneva Belarus submits report under Convention on Rights of Child in Geneva
When addressing the UN committee, Belarus Education Minister Igor Karpenko noted that Belarus constantly analyzes the national legislation for its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child...
21 Jan 2020
Kochanova: Belarus, Uzbekistan will have more common interests in the future Kochanova: Belarus, Uzbekistan will have more common interests in the future
"This gives confidence today that the friendly relations between the peoples, parliaments and governments will continue too be developed and more common ground will be found. This will allow both Belarus and also Uzbekistan to grow successfully"...
21 Jan 2020
CSTO urged to defend truth about WW2, challenge falsifications CSTO urged to defend truth about WW2, challenge falsifications
“We need to defend the truth about the Victory, frustrate all these falsification attempts. This is the main goal of our work, after all, we have such a great reason to do it – the 75th anniversary of the Victory”...
20 Jan 2020
Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions Stahl: Belarus has excellent sports infrastructure, can host highest-level competitions
Head of the Swiss Olympic Association Jurg Stahl hailed the 2nd European Games in Minsk and Belarus' experience and infrastructure to host highest-level international sports events...
20 Jan 2020
Newly appointed Belarusian defense minister talks about work priorities Newly appointed Belarusian defense minister talks about work priorities
The defense minister said: “Work with people is the top priority. There is a great demand for justice and honesty in the Belarusian society. People, preserving the potential of the personnel and teaching them what they need in time of war must be in focus. It is also necessary to properly maintain the available hardware and keep it ready for deployment”...
20 Jan 2020
New Security Council chief announces plans to reform Belarus’ security system New Security Council chief announces plans to reform Belarus’ security system
According to Andrei Ravkov, Belarus’ national security system is up to the task...
16 Jan 2020
Good opportunities for Latvian business in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone Good opportunities for Latvian business in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone
Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins visited the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone...
16 Jan 2020
Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC Latvia to facilitate border crossing during 2021 IIHF WC
"Latvia is part of the Schengen area, so we cannot make any decisions on our own that are at odds with the system. As for building up the capacities at checkpoints, we are already working on this"...
16 Jan 2020
PM: Latvia wants to see Belarus independent, stable PM: Latvia wants to see Belarus independent, stable
“It is important for us to see an independent, stable and prosperous Belarus," the prime minister said. He touched on the preparations for Aleksandr Lukashenko's visit to Latvia, adding that Riga is expecting him on 3 April if this date is convenient for the Belarusian side...
16 Jan 2020
Belarus, Latvia urged to make most of transit potential Belarus, Latvia urged to make most of transit potential
Belarus and Latvia should actively utilize their transit capacities, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said as he met with Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins on 16 January...
15 Jan 2020
Speaker: Belarusian MPs will contribute to efforts to improve Constitution Speaker: Belarusian MPs will contribute to efforts to improve Constitution
The MPs will take part in the work to improve the Constitution, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said as he addressed a workshop to introduce MPs to the information-search system and other state information resources...
15 Jan 2020
Belarus information minister wants legal response to deepfakes Belarus information minister wants legal response to deepfakes
Belarusian Information Minister Aleksandr Karlyukevich suggested introducing legislation related to fakes and deepfakes as he took part in another meeting of the Expert Community project “Deepfakes: New Challenge to Information Security” in the BelTA press center on 15 January...
14 Jan 2020
Ambassador talks about goals of Latvian prime minister’s forthcoming visit to Belarus Ambassador talks about goals of Latvian prime minister’s forthcoming visit to Belarus
Latvia is interested in bolstering good neighborly relations with Belarus. Scheduled for 16 January, the forthcoming visit of Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to Minsk is designed to take bilateral cooperation to new heights...
14 Jan 2020
Lukashenko: Changes in Belarus will be measured, not revolutionary Lukashenko: Changes in Belarus will be measured, not revolutionary
“We will stick to the principles of the state economic policy that we have been shaping for years, no matter how much some might lament calling for changes. Changes are needed, but they are already underway and will continue, therefore life goes on”...
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