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25.09.2017

Belarus, Chechen Republic discuss cooperation projects in Council of Ministers
Belarus, Chechen Republic discuss cooperation projects in Council of Ministers Belarus is offering the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The subject of economic cooperation became central at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ramzan Kadyrov. Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person
Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person
Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person Belarus is offering the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The subject of economic cooperation became central at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of the Chechen Republic arrived in Belarus with an official visit. The two sides are working out the possible directions of cooperation. The Chechen Republic is a prospective partner in the North Caucasian Federal District for Belarus.
Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you
Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you Belarus offers the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The economic cooperation has become a central topic of the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of Chechnya is on a visit to Belarus. The parties are working on possible directions for cooperation. For Belarus, the Chechen Republic is a promising partner in the North Caucasus Federal District of Russia.
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers The military exercise "West-2017" was completed. Alexander Lukashenko, as President of the country and as Supreme Commander-in-Chief, assessed them as perfect. Cautious neighbors watching the movement of Russian troops should also be content since soldiers, tanks and planes are leaving Belarus and returning to places of permanent deployment. Yevgeny Pustovoy reports.

24.09.2017

Belarus’ Customs Chairman reports on customs service results
Belarus’ Customs Chairman reports on customs service results The increase of Belarus’ transit attractiveness and creation of convenient conditions for business in 2017 allowed to increase the budget contribution by nearly 250 million dollars more than in 2016.

23.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko demands to avoid unnecessary business checks
Alexander Lukashenko demands to avoid unnecessary business checks How to make the work of business more convenient? The emancipation of the business initiative was discussed on September 22, 2017 in the Palace of Independence. This time Alexander Lukashenko met with Leonid Anfimov, the chairman of the State Control Committee. The decree, prepared within the package of documents on business development, was discussed at the meeting.
Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns
Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns On September 22, 2017 President Lukashenko signed a decree directed at the development of trade, catering and personal services in villages and small towns with a population of up to 10 thousand people.
President Lukashenko awards Russia’s Sakhalin Region Governor with Order of Honor
President Lukashenko awards Russia’s Sakhalin Region Governor with Order of Honor On September 22, 2017 it became known that by order of President Lukashenko, the governor of Russia’s Sakhalin region has been awarded with the Order of Honor. Oleg Kozhemyako received the award for significant contribution into the development of bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Mexican president over earthquake victims
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Mexican president over earthquake victims Mexico has experienced the second in the week powerful earthquake. The earthquake was registered by the west coast of the country. The magnitude summed up to 5.5.

22.09.2017

Customs authorities must focus on automation at the border, Belarus President says
Customs authorities must focus on automation at the border, Belarus President says The Belarusian customs performs 100% of the forecasted figures for replenishing the country's budget. In 2017, the amount of payments to the state treasury is $249 million more than in the same period in 2016. The head of the customs committee, Yuri Senko, reported about this to Alexander Lukashenko on September 22. The cited figures are now just a forecast, but it is based on the current state of economy.
More targeted inspections needed instead of planned ones, says Belarus President
No unnecessary checks of businesses, Belarus President demands It is necessary to abandon unreasonable checks of businessmen. President Alexander Lukashenko set such a task on September 22 hearing out a report of the chairman of the State Control Committee, Leonid Anfimov. The officials discussed the decree which was prepared as part of a package of documents on the development of entrepreneurship and the liberalization of business activity in Belarus.

21.09.2017

Belarus President awards best soldiers after West-2017 drills
Belarus President awards best officers after West 2017 drills The President of Belarus appreciated the results of the strategic exercise West-2017 (Zapad 2017). The check of the military coherence and power of the Belarus-Russia Union State ended on September 20 at the Borisov training ground. By tradition, the joint teaching takes place every two years, with Belarus and Russia hosting them alternately. In 2017, Belarus was the main theater of action. After the maneuvers, distinguished soldiers and officers received well-deserved awards from the Commander-in-Chief.
President Lukashenko: "Belarus won't fight against anyone if not touched"
President Lukashenko: Belarus won't fight against anyone if not touched After the West 2017 drills journalists asked Alexander Lukashenko, why the heads of state watched the exercises at different sites. Vladimir Putin did not come to Belarus and decided to inspect the West 2017 exercises on the territory of Russia. He had visited a training ground in the Leningrad region. The President started the answer with a joke.

20.09.2017

President Lukashenko: We are not going to attack anyone
President Lukashenko: We are not going to attack anyone The journalists were interested why the heads of two states observed the military drills from different platforms. Vladimir Putin inspected the drills on the territory of Russia. He visited the range in the Leningrad region.
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks for military industry in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks for military industry in Belarus Belarus will continue deep modernization of armament, but at the same time new samples of machinery will be developed. On September 20, Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the tasks for the defense industry complex, when talking to the journalists at the end of the West 2017 military drills.
Alexander Lukashenko estimates results of West 2017 military drills
Alexander Lukashenko estimates results of West 2017 military drills The drills have been conducted at a high level. The President and the Commander in Chief of the Republic of Belarus has estimated the results of the strategic military drills “West 2017”. The inspection of military compliance and the power of arms of the Union State Army finished on September 20 at the Borisovsky range. Traditionally, the military exercises are held once every two years in each of the countries in turns. As many as six ranges and two locations were the on the territory of Belarus were the main places of the West 2017 military exercises.
Belarus will be first to defend interests of Belarus-Russia Union State in case of conflict in western borders, Belarus President says
Belarus will be first to defend Belarus-Russia Union State in case of conflict at western borders, Belarus President says Joint military activities of Belarus and Russia serve exclusively to protect national interests, stated President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during the review of troops of Belarus and Russia participating in the West-2017 exercise. Today, September 20, the Commander-in-Chief of Belarus observed one of the main episodes of a large-scale military training at Combined-Arms Range Borisovsky No. 227.
Alexander Lukashenko on Zapad 2017: Goals achieved
Alexander Lukashenko on Zapad 2017: Goals achieved Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko watched one of the main episodes of a large-scale military training at combined-arms range Borisovsky No 227 within the framework of the West-2017 exercise. Belarusian-Russian exercises are planned, but they cannot be called ordinary. The drills on land, in water and in the air involved nearly 13,000 servicemen, 40 aircraft and helicopters, 370 combat vehicles, including 140 tanks and 10 ships.

19.09.2017

President Lukashenko reviews decrees on handicraft activities improvement, agroecotourism development in Belarus
President Lukashenko reviews decrees on handicraft activities improvement, agroecotourism development in Belarus President Lukashenko supported the idea to grant agroecotourism farms rights to provide additional services. On September 19, Alexander Lukashenko considered the draft decrees on improving handicraft activities and developing agroecotourism in Belarus.
Belarusian, Russian soldiers drill defense and counterattack cooperation at West 2017 military exercises
Belarusian, Russian soldiers drill defense and counterattack cooperation at West 2017 military exercises The joint strategic military drills West 2017 are continuing. The Union State army is to drill another important tactic episode on 19 September-to repel the attacks of the enemy’s aviation. Anti-missile systems S-300 and Osa have been set up at the Domanovsky range. The systems are to hit the targets, which imitate cruise missiles and helicopters of fire support. Aviation machinery will not allow the enemy to capture the air.
Belarus President: We must not lose control in economy
Belarus President: We must not lose control in economy The Belarus President supported the proposal to grant agroecotourism farms rights to provide additional services. On September 19, the head of state reviewed draft decrees aimed at improving handicraft activities and developing agroecotourism in Belarus. In addition, it is proposed to increase the role of the Council for the Development of Entrepreneurship in the regulation of economic relations.

18.09.2017

President Lukashenko to observe West 2017 military drills near Borisov September 20
President Lukashenko to observe West 2017 military drills near Borisov September 20 Today it became known that the President of Belarus will be taking part in the Belarusian-Russian joint military drills West 2017. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will be observing one of the main episodes of the military exercises at a range near Borisov on Wednesday.

17.09.2017

Plans of Belarusian-Indian cooperation outlined
Plans of Belarusian-Indian cooperation outlined Despite the fact that India has one of the largest armies in the world, and India is the first importer of arms, Belarus may cooperate with this country in many sectors. Machine building, wood processing, petrochemistry, production of medications. During Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to New Delhi, the list of joint project grew, just as the population of India, where a new person is born every second. In the nearest future India will be determining the future of the planet- this was stated by the President of Belarus during the meeting.

16.09.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates freestyle wrestler Medved on 80th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates freestyle wrestler Medved on 80th anniversary The famous freestyle wrestler Alexander Medved is 80! Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the sportsman on his 80th anniversary. Kind words in honor of the sport legend sounded in the Minsk Town Ratusha.
President Lukashenko’s ice hockey team celebrates 20th anniversary
President Lukashenko’s ice hockey team celebrates 20th anniversary The ice hockey team of the President is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The first training session of the team was held in 1997. The members of the team went on an excursion around the Palace of Independence. Tis time the Palace opened its doors for famous ice hockey players who came to the place together with their wives. The famous green hall is the “witness” of the “Normandy Four” meeting, a hall for negotiations in a narrow circle and a place for economic issues.

15.09.2017

Taxation and sanitary reforms in Belarus to stimulate business initiative
Tax reforms in Belarus to stimulate business climate expected by October 2017 The business in the countryside will be provided with tax preferences and the list of activities that can be led on the declarative principle will be expanded. Moreover, tax advisers will appear in Belarus.
Belarus President criticizes meteorologists' weather forecasts
Belarus President criticizes meteorologists' weather forecasts Belarus' new Minister of Natural Resources - Andrey Khudyk - was appointed on September 14. The ministry has a huge amount of work ahead, from searching for minerals to improving the work of meteorologists. On September 14 the Belarus President made a number of personnel decisions appointing a new minister, an ambassador and a number of district executive committee leaders.

14.09.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: No grounds for price growth in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: No grounds for price growth in Belarus There are no grounds for price growth in Belarus, said President Alexander Lukashenko on September 14, agreeing on the appointment of new leaders of local authorities. The Belarus President stressed that the heads of district executive committees will now have more powers, for example, during the harvesting campaign, but their responsibility also increases.
Belarus counts on EBRD support for small businesses in Belarus
Belarus counts on EBRD support for small businesses in Belarus Belarus aims to more actively cooperate with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Possible projects were discussed at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the head of that financial structure Suma Chakrabarti.

12.09.2017

Belarus, India to expand cooperation in petroleum, agriculture, science sectors
Belarus, India to expand cooperation in petroleum, agriculture, science sectors Belarus and India are expanding cooperation in oil and gas sector, agriculture, science and education. These are only some of the results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to this country. The Leela Palace in the center of Delhi became a temporary residence of the Belarusian President the day before and today in the day time.
Indian Premier about  prospects for business, investments in Belarus
Indian Premier about prospects for business, investments in Belarus India and Belarus are to expand cooperation in oil and gas sector. A package of documents on cooperation of the two counties was signed on September 12, 2017 in New Delhi. The Belarusian Potash Company and MTZ have signed agreements as well. These are the preliminary results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to India. Negotiations with the President of India are ahead. The sides will discuss further development of Belarus-India relations and cooperation in the format of Eurasian integration.
India’s Foreign Minister about trade, economic cooperation potential with Belarus
India’s Foreign Minister about trade, economic cooperation potential with Belarus India is a very prospective country, which, according to Alexander Lukashenko, will be determining the future planets in the nearest time. Belarus President in India: It's time for concrete projects The Foreign Ministries of Belarus and India must become a motivating force for economic relations. This was discussed at the meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj.
Belarus President in India: It's time for specific contracts
Belarus President in India: It's time for concrete projects The solemn ceremony of the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took place in the presidential palace in New Delhi.
Belarus President arrives in India for talks September 11
Belarus President arrives in India for talks September 11 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks and a series of official meetings with the leadership of India in New Delhi on September 12. It is planned that almost all areas that are of mutual interest for Belarus and India will be considered. New Delhi has already hosted the Belarusian-Indian business forum, where the first working day ended with the signing of a dozen contracts. This economic background, of course, should serve as a good basis for today's negotiations.
How will Belarus surprise the world with European Games 2019?
How will Belarus surprise the world with European Games 2019? A fern, a symbol of happiness, will become the logo of the European Games in Belarus. In June 2019, athletes from all over Europe will gather in Minsk to make their dream come true. The opening and closing ceremonies are still a secret for everyone. This is the main intrigue of the event. It is only known that the shows will take place at Dinamo stadium, which is going to be totally renovated for the Games. And there are still so many other things to be done… Anyway, the summer of 2019 promises to be really hot.

11.09.2017

India to cooperate with Orsha Linen Mill
India to cooperate with Orsha Linen Mill Before the arrival of President Lukashenko in India, a grand Belarusian-Indian business forum is being held in New Delhi. Memorandums, agreements and contracts worth dozens of millions of dollars have been signed. 10 agreements signed during Belarusian-Indian business forum
President Lukashenko off to India on official visit
President Lukashenko off to India on official visit The President of Belarus headed off to India on an official visit. Board Number one took off from Minsk National Airport to New Delhi. On September 12, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko will be holding negotiations and a range of official meetings with India’s authorities. Practically all the sectors of mutual interest are at the center of attention. The sides will also exchange opinions on the international agenda.

09.09.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates Minsk on 950th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates Minsk on 950th anniversary On September 9, 2017 Minsk is celebrating its 950th anniversary from the first moment of the city’s mentioning in the chronicles. The history of Minsk has many heroic and tragic pages. However, every time when Minsk was going through severe challenges, the city found strength to revive once again, and today it is proud to be carrying the honorary name of a Hero City. It is mentioned in the congratulations of the President.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Tabak Invest  board chairman
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Tabak Invest board chairman Business in villages can and must be developed. The realization of the project was discussed on September 8, 21017 in the Palace of Independence, where Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of Tabak Invest Pavel Topuzidis. The program is being realized for two years now, the search for inefficiently used building continues. Platforms in Novopolotsk have been involved already. It is planned that the town will become a logistic center for supplying the trade units of the entire district.

08.09.2017

Belarus President bashes sports functionaries for athletes' performance
Belarus President bashes sports functionaries for athletes' performance The II European Games should be organized at a decent level, but without excessive pomposity, said Belarus' head of state Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting of the NOC executive committee. The second European Games will be held in Minsk in less than two years. Sports competitions will be held at more than 10 Minsk venues: from Minsk-Arena to the Dinamo stadium. These competitions in Belarus should further consolidate the nation, Alexander Lukashenko stressed on September 7.

07.09.2017

Belarus President: We are holding European Games to consolidate nation
Belarus President: We are holding European Games to consolidate nation The II European Games should be organized at a decent level, but without excessive pomposity, said the President of Belarus, who is also head of the National Olympic Committee of the country, on September 7. The President held a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee.

05.09.2017

What issues were discussed at the meeting of President Lukashenko with security officials?
What issues were discussed at the meeting of President Lukashenko with security officials? The invited foreign observers can personally see the peaceful tasks of the Belarusian-Russian exercises West 2017.
President Lukashenko discusses criminal, administrative law with security officials
President Lukashenko discusses criminal, administrative law with security officials On September 5, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko conducted a meeting with the security officials of Belarus. The criminal and administrative laws were discussed. The President sets a task to get rid of the out-of-date norms; new norms must contribute to economy’s development. What is more, Alexander Lukashenko had before given indications concerning collection of outstanding debt receivables and economic reparations from crimes. The President Was interested in the results.
Belarus President meets with security officials ahead of West 2017 drills with Russia
Belarus President meets with security officials ahead of West 2017 drills with Russia The invited foreign observers can personally see the peaceful tasks of the Belarusian-Russian exercises West 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the security officials of Belarus on September 5. The military drills will be held from 14 to 20 September. Participating in it will be almost 13,000 troops and 900 pieces of equipment.
Belarus President warns against negligence during harvesting
Belarus President warns against negligence during harvesting Meeting with security officials the Belarus President touched upon a number of issues. In particular, he commented on the fulfillment of his instructions such as monitoring the harvesting campaign.

04.09.2017

President Lukashenko highlights progress in Belarus-Georgia relations development
President Lukashenko highlights progress in Belarus-Georgia relations development Alexander Lukashenko has noted the progress in the development of the Belarusian-Georgian relations and the absence of disputable issues.
Belarusian agrarians plan to harvest 10 million tons of grain
Belarusian agrarians plan to harvest 10 million tons of grain As many as 10 million tons of grain! This is the total weight of Belarusian bread which is expected in 2017. The interim results of the harvesting campaign have been reported to the President on August 31. A good harvest guarantees food security for Belarus. The President was interested in other agricultural works and the development of the agricultural complex as a whole. Evgeny Parfenov is in the field for the second month. He harvested every forth ton of grain, then he helped his neighbors. When sweetcorn got ripe, he changed the combine harvester.
Belarus President meets with Georgian foreign minister Mikheil Janelidze
Belarus President meets with Georgian foreign minister Mikheil Janelidze Progress in cooperation and lack of controversial issues. This is how Alexander Lukashenko and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze characterized Belarusian-Georgian relations on September 4. Minsk and Tbilisi are involved in an active political and economic dialogue, develop cooperation in international organizations. Recently, the countries have managed to significantly increase trade turnover. In 2016 it was record high for the last five years: plus 63% in mutual trade. Good dynamism is seen this year too.

03.09.2017

Memorial sign of Belarusian Statehood opened in Polotsk
Memorial sign of Belarusian Statehood opened in Polotsk All the roads today lead to Polotsk. The most ancient town of Belarus is celebrating its 1,155th anniversary. This is the place where Francysk Skaryna was born, the man who printed the first book in the Belarusian language 500 years ago. In honor of this event a National celebration has been established – the Day of Belarusian Written Language. The official start of the celebration will be announced from the main concert stage of Polotsk. The President emphasized that the Day of Belarusian Writing has become a real symbol of Belarus’ independence.

02.09.2017

Parade in honor of Belarusian Written Language Day held in Polotsk
Parade in honor of Belarusian Written Language Day held in Polotsk All the roads today lead to Polotsk. The most ancient town of Belarus is celebrating its 1,155th anniversary. This is the place where Francysk Skaryna was born, the man who printed the first book in the Belarusian language 500 years ago. In honor of this event a National celebration has been established – the Day of Belarusian Written Language. The official start of the celebration will be announced from the main concert stage of Polotsk.
Alexander Lukashenko about prestige value and prospects of vocational education
Alexander Lukashenko about prestige value and prospects of vocational education On September 1, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko personally congratulated all those who work and study at Minsk State Auto-Mechanical College named after academician М .S. Vysotsky on Knowledge Day. As many as 1,600 people study at this college. All in all, 190 thousand Belarusians are obtaining specialized and vocational education. It means that working professions are popular.

01.09.2017

Reliable, safe and durable: What should Belarusian electric car be like?
Reliable, safe and durable: What should Belarusian electric car be like? On September 1, the Belarus head of state personally congratulated everyone who studies and works at the Minsk State Automotive College on Day of Knowledge. Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters
Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters
Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk Automotive College: We need not just workers, we need masters Education should focus on the needs of the economy, said September 1 the President of Belarus during a visit to the Minsk State Automotive College. About 1,600 people study there. In total, 190,000 Belarusians are receiving an specialized secondary and vocational education, which means working specialties are popular. Every year, more than a third of graduates choose lyceums and colleges as the first stage of professional growth. As Alexander Lukashenko stressed, a professional worker will always be in demand.

31.08.2017

Belarus President test-drives Tesla: Here's what he said
Belarus President test-drives Tesla: Here's what he said The production of an electric car should be the next step in Belarusian machine-building industry. On August 31, the Belarus head of state put such a task before scientists and the Industry Ministry.
President Lukashenko: Belarus two projects away from becoming world's leading potash producer
President Lukashenko: Belarus two projects away from becoming world's leading potash producer Belarus intends to become a world leader in the production of potash fertilizers, said President Alexander Lukashenko on August 31 at a meeting with Mikhail Gutseriev, Russian businessman and chairman of the Slavkali board of directors. Today, Belarus accounts for one seventh of the world export of potash fertilizers.
Belarus President calls relations wtih Kyrgyzstan 'traditionally friendly'
Belarus President calls relations wtih Kyrgyzstan 'traditionally friendly' Kyrgyzstan celebrates Independence Day on August 31. Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the president of that republic Almazbek Atambaev. "I am convinced that the progressive development of cooperation and deepening of cooperation within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union create a reliable basis for further strengthening the traditionally friendly relations between the peoples of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan, promoting the economic growth and prosperity of our countries," the message reads.

30.08.2017

Russia president congratulates Belarusian leader on birthday August 30
Russia president congratulates Belarusian leader on birthday August 30 Topical issues of bilateral relations were discussed by phone on August 30 by the presidents of Belarus and Russia, reports the press service of the Russian head of state. The leaders also talked about the international agenda and the schedule of forthcoming meetings.  Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated the Belarusian head of state on his birthday, wishing him good health and further successes.

29.08.2017

Belarus-Sudan cooperation sees new prospects in machinery assembling, agriculture and mutual trade
Belarus-Sudan cooperation sees new prospects in machinery assembling, agriculture and mutual trade New prospects for Belarus and Sudan. The President met with the parliamentary delegation of this country. The chairman of the Sudanese National Assembly, influential businessmen and key minister are in the delegation. Prospective projects- assembling plants of Belarusian agricultural equipment in Africa, agriculture and mutual trade. Belarus is aiming at their successful realization. The new impulse to cooperation was given by Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Khartum at the beginninh of 2017.
Development Bank ready to attract $60 million for support of small and medium businesses in Belarus
Development Bank ready to attract $60 million for support of small and medium businesses in Belarus The Development Bank is ready to attract 60 million dollars for the support of small and medium business in Belarus. The loan is planned to be taken from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Presidential envoys to appear in Belarus’ capital and regions
Presidential envoys to appear in Belarus’ capital and regions Presidential envoys will appear in Belarus’ capital and all of the regions. They will be informing the President about the real state of the situations on the places, and they will be analyzing the situation. The establishment of a new power institution is already being related to strengthening of influence on the regions’ development. The status and the tasks of the envoys were determined by the decree Alexander Lukashenko signed.
Belarus President presents state awards to education workers
Belarus President presents state awards to education workers The President of Belarus has awarded education workers for professionalism and hard work ahead of the new academic year. Alexander Lukashenko noted that today's meeting is special. Medals, letters of commendation, thanks and titles were awarded to those whose contribution to the development of society cannot be overestimated. Among those present were teachers are innovators, authors of textbooks, kindergarten teachers and university rectors.

28.08.2017

Belarus, Egypt to continue economy cooperation development
Belarus, Egypt to continue economy cooperation development The President of Egypt is planning to visit Belarus. It became known following the results of the negotiations in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko met with the Foreign Minister of Egypt on August 28. Egypt is the largest economy of Africa, which is closely connected with the EU, the USA and Asia. The new market opens up new perspectives for Belarusian manufacturers. Issues of mutual interest were discussed in Mink today.
Egyptian foreign minister hails Belarus' efforts aimed at peaceful conflict settlement
Sameh Shoukry hails Belarus' efforts aimed at peaceful conflict settlement The agreements between Belarus and Egypt, reached at the highest level in January 2017, became one of the topics of the meeting on August 28 in the Palace of Independence.
President Lukashenko meets with Egypt’s foreign minister
President Lukashenko meets with Egypt’s foreign minister The agreements between Belarus and Egypt, which were reached on the highest of levels in January 2017, were one of the most discussed subjects of the meeting held on August 28, 2017 in the Palace of Independence.
Syrian children to visit Belarus for recuperation and education
Syrian children to visit Belarus for recuperation and education Alexander Lukashenko gave indications to develop a corresponding program at the meeting with the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor of Syria. Syrian children, who were on a holiday in Belarus for two weeks, were present at the meeting in the Palace of Independence. The President was interested in their impressions about “peaceful holidays”, gave them presents and invited them to visit Belarus once again in 2018.

27.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Moldova on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Moldova on Independence Day Moldova is celebrating Independence Day. The Parliament of Moldova adopted the declaration on sovereignty 26 years ago. Celebratory events are held all over the country. The main celebrations are held in the central square of Kishinev. The celebration will finish with fireworks and a laser show.
Alexander Lukashenko harvests 105 tons of potatoes on private farmstead
Alexander Lukashenko harvests 105 tons of potatoes on private farmstead Alexander Lukashenko dedicated August 26 to harvesting. The day of the President wasn’t busy and he works on his plot of land. Alexander Lukashenko was harvesting potatoes. President Lukashenko and his youngest son Nikolai spent the whole day out in the field. Of course, the helpers of the President were with him. This has become a good old tradition.

26.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about importance of ice hockey fans
Alexander Lukashenko about importance of ice hockey fans Alexander Lukashenko gave indications to clearly regulate the issue on financial payments to sportsmen and coaches with a connection to a certain result. This was said by Lukashenko during a meeting with players and coaching staff of the hockey club Dinamo Minsk on August 25, 2017.
President Lukashenko discusses situation in ice hockey with HC Dinamo Minsk staff
President Lukashenko discusses situation in ice hockey with HC Dinamo Minsk staff Alexander Lukashenko demands spectacular and resultative ice hockey matches. The President met with players and coaching staff of the hockey club Dinamo Minsk on August 25, 2017. Topical and inconvenient subjects were discussed at the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko had many times before said that he is not happy with the situation in this kind of sport.

25.08.2017

President Lukashenko meets with Dinamo Minsk players and coaches
President Lukashenko meets with HC Dinamo Minsk staff Belarusian hockey players should show a decent performance, said Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with players and coaching staff of the hockey club Dinamo Minsk. In Belarus, this sport is supported at a very high level. Belarus has a record number of ice hockey fans, so players are expected not only good results, but also spectacular games. Entertaining matches is the responsibility of hockey players. In order for the team to play smoothly, they need to find a common language even before going to the ice.

24.08.2017

Belarusian teachers to be freed from irrelevant functions in schools
Belarusian teachers to be freed from irrelevant functions in schools The education system requires constant improvement, stated the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, as he took part in the nationwide pedagogical council on August 24. The main principles of the further development of the Belarusian school, the role of the teacher and the ultimate goal of their work, teachers' salaries and children's education - these were among the main topics of the meeting. Special attention was also paid to vocational education and universities.
Belarus President: Education system requires constant improvement
Belarus President: Education system requires constant improvement The education system requires constant improvement, said The President of Belarus during the Republican Pedagogical Council on August 24.
Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise
Alexander Lukashenko promises teachers' salary rise Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the Republican Pedagogical Council on August 24. Today, the President drew attention to the fact that many teachers are actually loaded with unnecessary work. He also raised the issue of respect for the teaching occupation and increase in teachers' salaries.
Belarus President on new curricula and school textbooks
Belarus President on new curricula and school textbooks Alexander Lukashenko is speaking at the Republican Pedagogical Council. There are a lot of questions discussed during the forum: from the fundamental to the everyday ones. Education at all levels is discussed today - from preschool to university. Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the lack of authoring methods of teaching and the development of new curricula and textbooks.

23.08.2017

Georgia Premier thanks Belarus for help in extinguishing fire in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
Georgia Premier thanks Belarus for help in extinguishing fire in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park The President of Georgia thanked Belarusian rescuers for helping to extinguish the fires in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Giorgi Margvelashvili arrived to the place to see the situation himself. Georgia’s Premier had also expressed gratitude to Belarus before in his official Twitter account.
Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President
Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President Prices, salaries, employment, export, food security, housing construction and even the issue of super-combines - these and other topics were discussed on August 22 in the Palace of Independence at a meeting of the Belarus President with the government. The President and the government spoke about key positions: implementation of annual forecasts, control over pricing and labor market issues. The economy has grown, and six of the seven main indicators were met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of people's real incomes should be exceeded.

22.08.2017

Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says
Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says The economy has grown, and six of the seven key indicators are met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of real incomes of the population should be exceeded. The Belarusian President discussed the socio-economic results of H1 with the government. The government's financial report is still ahead.
President Lukashenko holds meeting with officials of Belarus’ economic block
President Lukashenko holds meeting with officials of Belarus’ economic block As many as six out of seven key indications have been fulfilled. By the end of the year the growth of real peoples’ income must be exceeded. The President held a meeting with the directors of the economic block of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko about modernization of milk production complexes by end of 2018
Alexander Lukashenko about modernization of milk production complexes by end of 2018 Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the directors of the economic block of Belarus. The social and economic results of the first half of 2017 have been summed up in the Independence Palace on August 22. Belarus is going through an important period for food security – the harvesting campaign. The President demanded to avoid slurs and sarcasm. The Building of storages for cattle feed and milk production complexes were among the subjects of discussion during the meeting.

20.08.2017

Belarus’ flax-growing industry to be modernized
Belarus’ flax-growing industry to be modernized The earning capacity is not worse than the oil manufacturing industry. Alexander Lukashenko gave indications to increase the efficiency of the flax-growing industry.
Alexander Lukashenko demonstrates how to harvest flax manually
Alexander Lukashenko demonstrates how to harvest flax manually During his working visit to the farm “Ustie” of the National Academy in the Orsha district, Alexander Lukashenko said that flax cultivating must enter a new level of cost efficiency. The technologies of cultivating flax at the farm are under special control. It is a real example that manufacturers must follow. If the technologies are followed, this crop shows results at the level of European countries. Nevertheless, there are problems in this sector.

19.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko shares childhood memories during working visit
Alexander Lukashenko shares childhood memories during working visit On August 18, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited farms of the Shklov and Orsha districts. The harvesting campaign is under personal control of the President. This visit was nothing like the previous ones. Alexander Lukashenko was met in the field where he used to work being a child.
President Lukashenko about flax cultivating technology compliance
President Lukashenko about flax cultivating technology compliance Flax must become a lucrative crop. This certainty was expressed by Alexander Lukashenko on August 19, 2017. The working visit of the President to the regions is continuing. Alexander Lukashenko visited a plant specializing on cultivating flax and seed harvesting in the Orsha district. The best experience of cultivating this tradition Belarusian crop is used here. We have a future, and what is more, the President is sure that technology compliance will make flax a lucrative crop for Belarus.
President Lukashenko demands not to slow down pace of harvesting campaign 2017
President Lukashenko demands not to slow down pace of harvesting campaign 2017 The President is demanding not to slow down the pace of the harvesting campaign. Such an indication was given by Alexander Lukashenko on August 18, 2017 whilst visiting the farms of the Shklov and Orsha districts. The head of state arrived to a wheat field on a quad bike. These areas were not chosen by chance for visiting.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to King of Spain Felipe VI over terrorist attacks' victims
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to King of Spain Felipe VI over terrorist attacks' victims The number of victims of a series of terrorist attacks in Spain is growing. As many as 14 victims, more than 100 are injured , among them are citizens of 30 countries. A hotline is open in the Belarusian Embassy in Madrid. Diplomats are recommending compatriots to avoid big crowds of people and contact their relatives. At the moment there is no information about Belarusians being among the victims. A three-day national mourning has being declared in Spain.

18.08.2017

Belarus President inspects harvesting campaign on quad bike
Belarus President inspects harvesting campaign on quad bike The Belarus President demands not to slow down the pace of the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko gave this instruction on August 18 as he visited farms in the Shklov and Orsha districts. The head of state arrived on a wheat field on a quad bike.

17.08.2017

Afghanistan PM completes first day of Belarus visit
Afghanistan PM completes first day of Belarus visit Afghanistan is usually associated with fight against terrorism. At least this is how we in Belarus see this Central Asian state. However now the country is doing a lot of efforts to get away from stereotypes and change its international image. For this, the Afghan government is looking for proven partners around the world.
Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter
Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter On August 16, the President of Belarus flew in the helicopter over the eastern part of the Minsk region and most of the districts of the Mogilev region observing the harvesting process. According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, while a few days ago the head of state thoroughly examined and monitored the harvesting in the south-west of Belarus, now the focus is on the eastern regions.  It is planned that the President will personally visit the farms of the Vitebsk region in the coming days.

16.08.2017

Abdullah Abdullah about usefulness of Belarus’ experience
Abdullah Abdullah about usefulness of Belarus’ experience On August 16, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with the head of the executive branch of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah. In 2016, the commodity circulation between Belarus and Afghanistan grew significantly - up to 26 million dollars. However, the potential of the relationship is much higher. Afghanistan is interested in Belarus' products of machine building, oil refining, its achievements in medicine and agriculture. The Afghan authorities are ready to provide their subsoil for Belarus to develop.
What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about?
What did President Lukashenko and cosmonaut Novitsky talk about? A warm meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky took place in the Palace of Independence on August 16, 2017. The famous Belarus-born, who has returned from his second flight into space, presented a photograph of the crew and a watch for cosmonauts to Alexander Lukashenko. In his turn, President Lukashenko presented the first example of the book about the Palace of Independence .
Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky
Alexander Lukashenko presents book about Independence Palace to cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky On August 16, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with Oleg Novitsky, Belarus-born pilot cosmonaut. Different subjects were touched upon during the warm conversation. How is it possible to find common language with foreigners on board the International Space Station? Is the Belarus-born going to fly into space once again and what plans does he have for the nearest future? Alexander Lukashenko called Oleg Novitsky a real man with a Belarusian heart and presented a book about the Independence Palace with an autograph to him.
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Afghanistan PM to learn Belarus' capabilities
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Afghanistan PM to learn Belarus' capabilities On August 16, Alexander Lukashenko met with the head of the executive branch of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah. In 2016, trade between Belarus and Afghanistan has grown significantly - up to 26 million dollars. But the potential of the relationship is much higher. Afghanistan may find interesting Belarus' products of machine building, oil refining, its achievements in medicine and agriculture. The Afghan authorities are ready to provide their subsoil for development by Belarusians.
What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future?
What educational reforms does Belarus plan in near future? Preparation for the new academic year was the main theme of the meeting with the President on August 15. The officials discussed return to the five-point system of knowledge assessment, transition to universal secondary education and, of course, teachers' salaries.

15.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates President of India on Independence Day anniversary
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates President of India on Independence Day anniversary The 70th anniversary of independence from the British Empire is celebrated in India on August 15, 2017. The celebrations began from the very morning in the Red Fortress in New Delhi, thousands of people and distinguished guests attended the event.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year
Alexander Lukashenko discusses preparation for 2017/18 academic year Development of education, improvement of the admission campaign and problems that need to be solved before the start of the new academic year. Two weeks before September 1, the Belarus President met with Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and Education Minister Igor Karpenko to dot the "i"s on a number of issues. The head of state, first of all, asked how the admission campaign is going. Colleges and lyceums will continue to recruit students until September 20.

14.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Pakistan President on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Pakistan President on Independence Day Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence on August 14, 2017. The celebrations began with fireworks in the capital of Pakistan and our administrative province centers. The ceremony of raising the state flag was held in Islamabad. It was attended by the President, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Vice Premier of China, who was on an official visit there. The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, presented special state awards to some people.

13.08.2017

Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Brest region
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Brest region The Brest region. Its problems and prospects, salaries, building and work of processing industry. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Brest region. On August 11, 2017 the President got acquainted with the situation in the regional center.

12.08.2017

President Lukashenko visits Savushkin Product dairy plant
President Lukashenko visits Savushkin Product dairy plant On August 11, 2017 the President visited one of the largest dairy plants in Belarus. Savushkin Product occupies leading positions both on the Belarusian and the world markets. The products of the company are known to every family in Belarus; it is a known brand abroad as well. Yogurts, cheeses and cottage cheeses represent the quality of Belarusian dairy products abroad. About 60% of the dairy products are exported.

11.08.2017

Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start The Brest region was the first in Belarus to have harvested one million tons of grain. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip there on August 10 and will stay there until August 11. The successes of harvesting were discussed at the grain field of the Kvasevichy farm. The President positively assessed the pace of cropping noting that there are still reserves that need to be involved. Belarusian agrarians should harvest about 10 million tons of grain in 2017 - such figures were announced by the President.

10.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain Belarus expects to collect about 10 million tons of grain, said the country's President, Alexander Lukashenko, during his working trip to the Brest region on August 10.

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