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23.08.2017

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.

08.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: I am for free, responsible and more effective business
Alexander Lukashenko: I am for free, responsible and more effective business New approaches toward conducting business. On August 8, 2017 a package of documents on unleashing business initiative in Belarus was discussed at the meeting of the President. All in all, Alexander Lukashenko approved of the projects presented, but some technical aspects need amending though. All the wide possibilities to set up a business for a person who might not have starter capital. All of this in the package of documents, which was discussed in the Independence Palace on August 8.
Belarus President wants to carefully unleash business initiative
Belarus President wants to carefully unleash business initiative The new package of documents liberalizing business climate in Belarus will be finalized by October 1st. The task was set by the Belarusian head of state at the meeting that discussed the situation in the business environment. In general, the President approved the submitted drafts. The documents will need only a small technical revision. As expected, the main document will be Decree on the development of entrepreneurship, where new approaches to doing business in Belarus will be described.
Belarus President holding meeting on entrepreneurship
Belarus President holding meeting on entrepreneurship Conditions should be created in Belarus to allow anyone to start their own business and work. The task was set by the head of state at the meeting that discussed the situation in the business environment.

07.08.2017

President Lukashenko sets tasks for newly appointed local authority officials
President Lukashenko sets tasks for newly appointed local authority officials The President has coordinated appointments of several directors of the local vertical power structure. New directors in seven regions of the country. Improvement of life conditions must be at the center of their attention, the harvesting campaign is the top priority. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that heads of district executive committees are getting down to work in an uneasy period of time. What is more, the appointment of new officials is based not only on the necessities of today. They must work for the future of the country.
Morinari Watanabe: I must put more effort into sport development in Belarus
Morinari Watanabe: I must put more effort into sport development in Belarus Not only personnel decisions were made in the Independence Palace. On August 7, Alexander Lukashenko met with the president of the International Federation of Gymnastics Morinari Watanabe. On August 6, 2017 the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup ended in Minsk. More than 120 athletes, as well as sports functionaries and specialists from 23 countries competed. According to Alexander Lukashenko, this spectacular kind of sport must preserve its beauty and grace.
Alexander Lukashenko makes new personnel decisions August 7
Alexander Lukashenko makes new personnel decisions August 7 The improvement of life in districts is at the center of attention. Alexander Lukashenko made new personnel decisions in the local vertical power structure. New people in seven regions of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of International Federation of Gymnastics
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of International Federation of Gymnastics Rhythmic gymnastics should be objective, and instead of difficult elements it should strive for femininity, said Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the president of the International Federation of Gymnastics Morinari Watanabe. On August 6, the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup ended in Minsk. The competition gathered in the Belarusian capital more than 120 athletes from 23 countries, as well as sports functionaries and specialists.
Belarus President asks local authorities to use their power to the full extent
Belarus President asks local authorities to use power to the full extent Focus should be on improving the quality of life in Belarus' regions, said Alexander Lukashenko on August 7 during the meeting with newly appointed local officials. Seven of the 118 districts of Belarus will get new leaders or deputy heads of executive committees.
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards?
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards? The figures of the week were 7 million tons of grain and the date - August 20. The Belarus President set the task for agrarians to finish harvesting by that day. Tough deadlines are the result of a tough conversation with regional governors at a large online conference. Checks by the State Control Committee revealed drawbacks and reluctant attitude of some farms to harvesting. The machinery is not fully prepared for work. There are questions to managers and employees.

06.08.2017

Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone
Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone Belarusian agrarians have passed the two million tons milestone of harvested crops. The Brest region is still in the lead. More than half of the fields and about 700 thousand tons of grain here have already been harvested. The Gomel region on the second place, where nearly 500 thousand tons have been harvested. All in all, about one third of the fields in Belarus have been cleared. The Vitebsk region started the harvesting campaign the day before.

04.08.2017

Population in Belarus should be 15 million possible, President says
Population in Belarus should be 15 million possible, President says Belarus will update Decree No. 3 "On Prevention of Social Dependency". The document should be ready by October 1, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in the Palace of Independence. The leader added that the document must not be repelled under any circumstances. By the autumn of 2017 the decree should work clearly and transparently. The problem of those who are not working and who do not want to work cannot be hidden, the President is convinced.

03.08.2017

President Lukashenko: Decree on social dependency will not be cancelled
President Lukashenko: Decree on social dependency will not be cancelled Demographic security and employment were discussed on August 3 at a meeting with the Belarus President. The measures of the state policy of Belarus are aimed at increasing the number of population. However, according to the results of the first half of 2017, the birth rate decreased by 13%. To improve the demographic situation, it is necessary to create appropriate conditions. This includes providing jobs and increasing the prosperity of Belarusians. The President stressed that this is a guide to action primarily for the government.

02.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20 One third of Belarusian farms turned not ready for the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko said that the harvesting campaign is imposing and criticized it a lot. Some of the machinery is still not ready to go into the fields, not all agricultural organizations have mechanization experts, there are questions connected with the work of grain dryers. The President stated that the pace of harvesting at the moment is slow-no more than 2-3% of fields are harvested every day.
Belarus, China into active phase of Great Stone project
Belarus, China into active phase of Great Stone project Belarus and China reached an unprecedented level of cooperation. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with the Chairman of the Committee on Control and Management of State Property under the State Council of China, Xiao Yaqing. The structure unites more than a hundred largest corporations. Representatives of 16 of them came to Minsk on August 1. The annual turnover of these companies is more than 1.5 trillion dollars. Their interests range from medicine and auto industry to defense.
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign Alexander Lukashenko held an online conference on the progress of the 2017 harvesting campaign on August 1. This is a brainstorming which decisions will ensure the country's food security.

01.08.2017

Belarus President: Great Stone Park should be a model of Belarus-China cooperation
Belarus President: Great Stone Park should be a model of Belarus-China cooperation Belarus and China have reached an unprecedented level of cooperation. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Chairman of the Committee on Control and Management of State Property under the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Xiao Yaqing. The structure unites more than a hundred largest corporations. Representatives of 16 of them came to Minsk today. Their interests range from medicine and auto industry to defense. The annual turnover of these companies is more than $1.5 trillion.
PRC marks 90th anniversary of People's Liberation Army: Alexander Lukashenko sends congratulations
PRC marks 90th anniversary of People's Liberation Army: Alexander Lukashenko sends congratulations August 1 China celebrates the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army. At the solemn meeting dedicated to the anniversary Chinese leader Xi Jinping stressed that the PRC will never compromise on sovereignty, security and interests of the country's development. China has recently hosted a military parade involving 12,000 troops and hundreds of pieces of equipment. Almost half of the presented weapons were shown for the first time.

30.07.2017

International Army Games held in Russia
International Army Games held in Russia International Army Games held in Russia The International Army Games 2017 opened on July 17, 2017 in a place of Albino near Moscow.

29.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games
Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games Peaceful gatherings of military men at drill platforms are the best proof of trust between the state and the armed forces. It was stated by President Lukashenko in his greetings to the participants and the guests of the International Army Games. Army 2017 kicked off in Alabino today, which is near Moscow.

28.07.2017

Belarus President holds meeting on national security issues
Belarus President holds meeting on national security issues Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the leadership of the Security Council Secretariat on July 27. It controls the entire bloc of security agencies and order not only inside the country, but also beyond its borders. Therefore, the conversation covered a wide range of topics, including the upcoming joint exercises West 2017 and II European Games, which Belarus will host two years later.

27.07.2017

Belarus optimizing security agencies' staffing levels
Belarus optimizing security agencies' staffing levels Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the leadership of the State Secretariat of the Security Council. The head of state asked about the pace of optimization of the security agencies. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that at the level of the country this issue is being discussed for the last time. The process will continue, but the decisions will be taken directly by the heads of the relevant departments.
Alexander Lukashenko about collective security issues within CCTO
Alexander Lukashenko about collective security issues within CCTO The military drills Zapad 2017 will be open to a maximum for international observers. Alexander Lukashenk held a meeting with the authorities of the OSCE State Secretariat. Work and control over the power block is in its responsibilities. The Security Council is responsible for order in the country and on the external borders. The issues of border security were discussed in the Palace of Independence. In the conditions of constant attempts to illegally cross borders, this issue remains topical.

26.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Cuba on Day of National Rebellion
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Cuba on Day of National Rebellion Cuba is celebrating one of the most important national days – the Day of National Rebellion. Exactly 64 years ago a group of revolutionary youth headed by Fidel Castro tried storming the military barracks in Moncada. Despite being unsuccessful, the events put down the beginning to the military fight of the people of Cuba against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. All the provinces of the country annually compete to be the place where the main celebrations will be held.

25.07.2017

Amkodor promises new agricultural machines
Amkodor promises new agricultural machines A joint proposal on the development of tractor building in Belarus will be prepared by MTZ and Amkodor. The future of the industry was discussed on July 25 at a meeting with the Belarus President. The government made a proposal to create new agricultural machines based on the holding company Amkodor. We are talking about models that are not produced and not planned for production by the well-known Belarusian industrial giant MTZ.
Alexander Lukashenko about importance of agricultural machine building
Alexander Lukashenko about importance of agricultural machine building A joint suggestion on tractor building development in Belarus will be prepared by MTZ and Amkodor. The future of the sector was discussed at the meeting of The president on July 25, 2017. The government suggests establishing agricultural machinery on the basis of the Amkodor holding. What is meant is the models which are not produced and not planned to be made by the famous Belarusian industry giant MTZ. Therefore, competition stays out of the way.

24.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about Belarusian Nuclear Power Station
Alexander Lukashenko about Belarusian Nuclear Power Station Serious attention is paid to building works of the nuclear plant in Belarus. The issue was discussed at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Aleksei Likhachev, the director of Rosatom on July 24, 2017. The Ostrovets Nuclear Power Station is among the national projects of Belarus and is paid due attention to. President Lukashenko knows the details of the building works. The main demand is safety of the station.

23.07.2017

Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine
Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine The visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Ukraine was one of the main events of the week. Economic cooperation and trade were discussed at the Belarus-Ukraine forum which was held at the time of the visit. The seen and the unseen conflicts in Ukraine were discussed as well. Farmer Valentin uses Belarus tractors. The tractors are just right for the fields. The youngest of the tractors is over 40 years old. Valentin Vydra, farmer (Ukraine):It works. I can say a big thank you to Belarus for creating such a tractor.
What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv?
What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv? What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv? Contracts worth more than 47 million dollars, agreements in the sectors of science, culture and international relations. These are only some of the results of President Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine. In the best of years the mutual commodity circulation reached 8 billion dollars. Now it is less, but both of the Presidents see potential. The sides agreed to work on the far curve together, to create joint production lines, and develop cooperation connections.

22.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about cooperation within Donetsk and Lugansk regions’ interests
Alexander Lukashenko about cooperation within Donetsk and Lugansk regions’ interests Belarus and Ukraine have huge potential for development of cooperation. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on July 21, 2017 at a meeting with Petro Poroshenko. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and Ukraine need to enter markets of third countries. The priorities of development of Belarus’ and Ukraine’s economies are agriculture, petrochemisty, industrial cooperation and transport logistics.
Alexander Lukashenko about Belarus, Ukraine potential
Alexander Lukashenko about Belarus, Ukraine potential Alexander Lukashenko sees great potential for development of cooperation of Belarus and Ukraine. The President went on an official visit to Kyiv.

21.07.2017

Petro Poroshenko: Belarus remains among priorities for Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko: Belarus remains among priorities for Ukraine Belarus is interested in developing close cooperation with Ukraine. The countries need to enter the markets of third countries with joint products. This was discussed at the talks of Alexander Lukashenko with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

18.07.2017

Oleg Dvigalev appointed chairman of Belarus’ State Military Industrial committee
Oleg Dvigalev appointed chairman of Belarus’ State Military Industrial committee Oleg Dvigalev appointed chairman of Belarus’ State Military Industrial Committee Major General Oleg Dvigalev has been appointed chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus on July 18, 2017. The corresponding decree was signed by President Lukashenko. Before the new appointment, Oleg Dvigalev held the position of the Commander of the Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.

17.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about priorities of Belarus’ chairmanship in CSTO
Alexander Lukashenko about priorities of Belarus’ chairmanship in CSTO Alexander Lukashenko about priorities of Belarus’ chairmanship in CSTO How to combat modern threats and the role of the diplomats in the issue were discussed on July 17, 2017 in Minsk in the Independence Palace, where Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with CSTO foreign ministers. The President emphasized once again that the countries of the organization have mutual problems-terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal migration. And this is when diplomats should take over the situation.
Why are Ukrainians grateful to President Lukashenko?
Why are Ukrainians grateful to President Lukashenko? Many Ukrainians came to Belarus in the last couple of years. Ukraine says thank you to Belarus for the support and for the peace keeping mission. A visit of Alexander Lukashenko is planned Kiev during the week. Presidents of the two countries will surely discuss political issues. It is not easy for Ukraine at the moment. Tamara Pchelkina, resident of Repki village (Ukraine):It is nice hear. Trees, forests, blueberries. The problem is that it is too expensive here. I cannot buy nor do anything with the money I get.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with chairman of Belarus' Supreme Court
Alexander Lukashenko meets with chairman of Belarus' Supreme Court On July 17, Alexander Lukashenko received the chairman of the Supreme Court. Valentin Sukalo reported to the President on the work of the unified judicial system. It was decided to improve it three years ago.
Belarus President: Consolidation is only means of countering global challenges
Belarus President: Consolidation is only means of countering global challenges Strengthening the influence of the CSTO in the international arena is in the priority of Belarus' chairmanship, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 17 at a meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CSTO member states. During the existence of the CSTO, a multifunctional structure has been created with an effective tool for countering international problems. However, one cannot stop at what has been achieved.
Alexander Lukashenko at World Congress of Russian Press: Choice between rating or truth is vital
Alexander Lukashenko at World Congress of Russian Press: Choice between rating or truth is vital Another selfie with President Lukashenko (a selfie is photographing yourself with a camera) was made by  a deputy of the Congress of Russian Press in Minsk.
Belarus President: Diplomacy's role rises manifold in international relations crisis
Belarus President: Diplomacy's role rises manifold in international relations crisis In the current crisis of international relations, the role of diplomacy has multiplied, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 17 at a meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CSTO member states. According to the head of state, the task of diplomacy is to create prerequisites for convergence of positions of all interested parties. Only on the basis of consolidation of efforts is it possible to effectively counter challenges and threats, the President stressed.

16.07.2017

Mikhail Gusman: Alexander Lukashenko is ideal person for interviewing
Mikhail Gusman: Alexander Lukashenko is ideal person for interviewing Mikhail Gusman is a famous media figure. He interviewed President Lukashenko many times before. However, this time it was him who was interviewed. Last year the Congress of the Russian Press was hosted by Paris. Minsk hosts the forum for the second time. Why did you choose this platform?

14.07.2017

Belarus President at Slavonic Bazaar: Our festival has become a true symbol of the unity of millions of people of goodwill
Belarus President at Slavonic Bazaar: Our festival has become a true symbol of the unity of millions of people of goodwill The official opening ceremony of Slavonic Bazaar festival was held in Vitebsk. Among the guests of honor at the opening traditionally was Alexander Lukashenko. The head of state addressed all those present from the stage of the summer amphitheater. The President called the festival a real pearl of Belarus and a kind of its business card.

13.07.2017

Moldova President: We can learn much from Belarus
Moldova President: We can learn much from Belarus Just a few hours before the official opening of "Slavonic Bazaar" in Vitebsk, the Presidents of Belarus and Moldova held a meeting. The leaders of the two countries discussed the development of bilateral cooperation. Political and economic ties, industrial cooperation, as well as interaction within the framework of integration associations were among the major topics.

12.07.2017

Aleksei Volin: Mass Media should impart skills and basics of information hygiene to people
Aleksei Volin: Mass Media should impart skills and basics of information hygiene to people The responsibility of journalists for every written word, the place and the role of mass media in the modern society- the big talk united more than 250 journalists in Minsk. Minsk is hosting the XIX Russian Press World Congress. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the main day of the forum. He shared his opinion on the role and place of the Russian language in Belarus’ history.
Alexander Lukashenko gives brief interview to TASS news agency
Alexander Lukashenko gives brief interview to TASS news agency On July 12, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with Vitaly Ignatenko, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and head of the World Russian Press Organization, with Mikhail Gusman, First Deputy Director General of TASS news agency. he role of mass media in the modern world, initiatives, suggested by Belarus during the OSCE Assembly summer session, were discussed at the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko gave a brief interview to TASS news agency.
Belarus President: Moral guidelines largely depend on traditional press
Belarus President: Moral guidelines largely depend on traditional press The President of Belarus took part in the opening of the plenary session of the World Association of Russian Press. Alexander Lukashenko addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. The head of state recalled the responsibility of journalists to the audience for every word. It is especially important to remember the weight and importance of information to representatives of so-called "classic" journalism.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusians contribute to development of Russian language On July 12 Minsk will become a large-scale discussion platform. The World Congress of Russian Press gathered representatives of more than 50 countries. Yulia Beshanova, CTV:The plenary meeting is the key moment of the congress. The President of the Republic of Belarus also participated in the opening of the meeting. He addressed all those present with a welcome speech.
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods Belarus needs to tell the world about itself more bravely, said on July 11 the head of state. The main task of Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad is export. Over the five months the exports grew by 20%, and this is $2 billion. $1.7 billion came from sectors not related to raw materials. By the way, Russia accounts for more than 50% of that growth. As we can see, Russia remains the main trade and economic partner of Belarus. The regions of the two countries are not far behind. In general, in 2016 alone, Belarus was visited by more than 70 delegations.
Belarus President: Minsk process should remain and continue more vigorously
Belarus President: Minsk process should remain and continue more vigorously Belarus needs to tell the world about itself, said on July 11 the head of state. Already in the first minutes of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko marks the main priorities: we need to improve the efficiency of foreign economic activity, develop a new export strategy and increase export of services. It is also necessary to take care of increasing the role of Belarus in world politics.

11.07.2017

Priorities of Belarus' foreign economic policy outlined
Priorities of Belarus' foreign economic policy outlined Build equal relations with all foreign partners and advantageously use the improving of the world market situation were among the main requirements of the Belarus President. He outlined the main priorities of Belarus' foreign policy and economy on July 11. More than 250 people are taking part in the meeting with the head of state. These are diplomats, including heads of many foreign missions, government representatives and business leaders.
Alexander Lukashenko: European market vital for Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: European market vital for Belarus The President of Belarus outlined the main priorities of Belarus' foreign policy and economy at a meeting on July 11. Addressing the participants of the foreign policy meeting Alexander Lukashenko stressed that today it is important to maintain positions both in the markets of traditional partners, including the EU, and find new arenas for Belarusian goods and services, including distant countries.

10.07.2017

Belarus President takes part in Kupalle celebration in Alexandria
Belarus President takes part in Kupalle celebration in Alexandria This week marked 135 years since the birth of Ivan Lutsevich, who entered the Belarusian and world literature under the pseudonym Yanka Kupala, because he was born on the same mysterious night when all the girls weave wreaths and search for a magic fern flower. This ancient and very beautiful tradition was revived on the picturesque bank of the Dnieper. Every year the village of Alexandria, the home of the Belarusian President, gathers friends on this day.
Belarus presents defensive weapons at Independence Day parade
Belarus presents defensive weapons at Independence Day parade The week started with a holiday: the Republic of Belarus celebrated Independence Day. The fireworks display and the parade were the traditional features of that day. Hundreds of thousands of spectators, hundreds of opinions and reviews. Most of people are enthusiastic about the day. Belarus also showed its military might and industrial potential during the parade. I looked at the faces of ambassadors of foreign countries during the parade.

09.07.2017

Muttonen: Belarus is a bridge not only between East and West, but between states
Muttonen: Belarus is a bridge not only between East and West, but between states Many of the 700 high-ranking foreign guests who came to Belarus to participate in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly would probably enjoy the Kupala holiday and, perhaps, even would not mind fire jumping. The OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization. And if we draw parallels with Kupalle, then we could say that Europe is already engaged in fire jumping joylessly and desperately. I mean the fire and flame of terrorist attacks, the fires of refugees and so on...
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Vitebsk Region
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Vitebsk Region On July 7, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited Kopys. During his visit he said that all small towns of Belarus will be put in order in the nearest time. Kopys was a pilot project of strategic development of small towns of Belarus. The task is to preserve their uniqueness and the convenience of locals. The order of the President is for all of the governors to come here and see the results with their eyes, and then implement it in their region.
Alexander Lukashenko entrusts to simplify tax system
Alexander Lukashenko entrusts to simplify tax system The tax system of Belarus needs to be made simpler and more understandable. This was stated by President Lukashenko, when addressing tax service employees on their professional day. In the congratulations it is also emphasized that the wellbeing of people and the country depends a lot on the efficiency of tax services.

08.07.2017

President Lukashenko about revival of small towns and villages in Belarus
President Lukashenko about revival of small towns and villages in Belarus President Lukashenko announced the concepts of Belarus’ further development, emphasizing the quality life conditions. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Vitebsk region on July 7, 2017. Beautification and social-economic development are at the center of attention. Kopys, a small town in Orsha district, was one of the stops of President Lukashenko. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, that other small town of Belarus should follow the example of Kopys.
Alexander Lukashenko speaks to locals during working visit to Vitebsk Region
Alexander Lukashenko speaks to locals during working visit to Vitebsk Region The prices on medication in Belarus will be reconsidered. This was stated by President Lukashenko during his working visit to Kopys on July 7, 2017. Hundreds of people gathered near the Petrovsky Val castle to ask the President questions. Locals shared their impressions with the Independence Day parade in Minsk as well.
Alexander Lukashenko about development of small towns in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko about development of small towns in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko articulated the concepts of Belarus’s development, emphasizing the quality life conditions of people. On July 7, 2017 President Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Vitebsk region and visited the small town of Kopy in Orsha district. Social and economic development of the region and the beautification of the small town were in the center of attention. President Lukashenko visited these lands in 2016 last.

07.07.2017

President visiting Vitebsk region July 7
President visiting Vitebsk region July 7 On July 7, the President of Belarus is making a working trip to the Vitebsk region. Here, Alexander Lukashenko is visiting a small town of Kopys, Orsha district. The focus is on the socio-economic development of the region, the improvement of the town as well as the work of local agricultural enterprises.
Belarus does not have geopolitical ambitions, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus does not have geopolitical ambitions, Alexander Lukashenko says Graduates of military universities and higher officers were honored at the Palace of Independence on July 6. Those gathered are without exaggeration the elite of the Armed Forces of Belarus. They will have to learn new methods of combating international threats and train the younger generation.

06.07.2017

Belarus ready to discuss human rights issues with USA in any format
Belarus ready to discuss human rights issues with USA in any format Belarus and the USA should continue to dialogue on sensitive topics in a constructive way. The parties need to move from mutual reproaches and demands towards active cooperation. This is what President Alexander Lukashenko said on July 6 meeting with a group of American congressmen from the largest delegation at the 26th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Session. The United States is represented by 35 people. Such interest cannot be called incidental, the head of state underlined.
Belarus President to USA delegation: We are ready to listen to any proposals and even criticism
Belarus President to USA delegation: We are ready to listen to any proposals and even criticism Alexander Lukashenko met with a group of American congressmen from the largest delegation of the 26th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Session. As many as 35 delegates from the United States are taking part in the important international event. Such interest cannot be called incidental, the President stressed.
Independence Palace, Belarus, Minsk
Zapad 2017 drills is significant step in ensuring Belarus' national security The exercise Zapad 2017 (West 2017) is a significant step in ensuring national security, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 6 at the ceremony to honor graduates of higher military educational institutions and higher officers. Taking into account the growing terrorist threat in the world, active illegal migration, the spread of drugs and the import of weapons, the young generation will have to work hard.
Belarus becomes platform for discussion of global problems in Europe
Belarus President suggests Helsinki 2 process Minsk is hosting a session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, also participated in the opening of the forum. Speaking about security, the Belarusian leader stressed that the European region was at the epicenter of problems and in order to avoid consequences, the states do need to address them in time. The session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is held in Minsk for the first time. This year Belarus also presides over the Central European Initiative.

05.07.2017

Christine Muttonen about parliamentary diplomacy development in OSCE
OSCE's Christine Muttonen meets with Belarus President European security architecture has faced a serious crisis. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at the plenary meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly summer session. Speaking about security, Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that the European region has found itself in the epicenter of problems. The main aim of the summer session is to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation in the organization’s region.
Alexander Lukashenko to OSCE MPs: I want you to abandon some established stereotypes
Belarus President to OSCE MPs: Let's reject established stereotypes The European security architecture has faced a serious crisis, said President Alexander Lukashenko at the plenary session of the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Covering the OSCE events in Minsk are over 50 journalists, including the CTV Channel. Olga Petrashevskaya, Stolichnoe Televidenie:The official opening ceremony of the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly took place. I would like to remind you once again why so much attention has been focused on this forum.
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to open in Minsk July 5
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to open in Minsk July 5 The main political event of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the summer session, opens on July 5 in Minsk. Belarus is hosting such an even for the first time. The main goal of the meeting of parliamentarians and delegates from 60 countries is to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation in the organization's region.

04.07.2017

OSCE deputies arrive in Minsk with wives
OSCE deputies arrive in Minsk with wives Minsk has become a full bridge between the East and the West. It was stated by Christine Muttonen, head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. She arrived in Minsk on July 4, 2017. Minsk will host the OSCE session for the first time. The forum will open on July 5, 2017. As many as 600 guests will partake in it.
President Lukashenko appoints new Minsk Region Governor
President Lukashenko appoints new Minsk Region Governor Anatoly Isachenko has been appointed the Governor of Minsk Region. Having made such a personnel decision, Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that this region for the newly-appointed governor is well-known. Anatoly Isachenko held the post of the aide to the President and of the inspector for Minsk Region. The region is one of the largest in the country, not only y territory. The region is the leader of the agrarian sector, the plants of the region are known all over the world, the realized projects make foreign investors interested.  
Anatoly Isachenko appointed new Governor of Minsk Region
Anatoly Isachenko appointed new Governor of Minsk Region Anatoly Isachenko has been appointed the Governor of Minsk Region. Having made such a personnel decision, Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that this region for the newly-appointed governor is well-known. Anatoly Isachenko held the post of the aide to the President and of the inspector for Minsk Region. The region is one of the largest in the country, not only y territory. The region is the leader of the agrarian sector, the plants of the region are known all over the world, the realized projects make foreign investors interested.
Belarus President awards best workers
Belarus President awards best workers State awards have been bestowed on the best representatives of various spheres. On July 4, the Belarus President presented orders, medals and signs on conferring high ranks. The solemn ceremony was held in the Palace of Independence. Awards were given to about 40 people, the best representatives of their professions, as well as those who possess and show the most worthy human qualities, for example courage.

03.07.2017

Independence Day Parade 2017 in Minsk: Video and President's Address
Independence Day Parade 2017 in Minsk: Video and Belarus President's Address Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Comrade soldiers, sergeants and officers! Dear veterans! Dear compatriots and guests! Today our country celebrates Independence Day. We started celebrating the main state holiday today on July 3 at the will of our people. This choice testifies to the historical memory of Belarusians and the continuity of generations. In our hearts, the independence of Belarus is inseparably linked with its liberation from the German Nazi invaders.
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus on Independence Day
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus on Independence Day Words of congratulations on Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus have been addressed to Alexander Lukashenko for several days now. Many of the CIS, EU and other leaders congratulated President Lukashenko. Among them are Among them are Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, THE Emperor of Japan, and the King of Sweden. Presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, South Africa, Vietnam, Germany, Bulgaria politicians from Cuba, Canada and the Commonwealth of Australia.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Independence Day President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated compatriots on Independence Day.

02.07.2017

President Lukashenko gives start to celebrating Independence Day
President Lukashenko gives start to celebrating Independence Day Independence Day of Belarus is on its way. On the day Belarusians will sing the national anthem together. What is more, the national anthem of the Republic of Belarus sounded near the Eifel Tower. A solemn meeting and a concert od art masters dedicated to Independence Day was held in the Palace of the Republic. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the event. Teachers, doctors, scientists, and professionals were invited to the Palace. There were many young people there as well. Such meetings and concerts are a tradition.
"Politics is a good foundation for economic contacts": Prospects of Belarus-Vietnam relations
"Politics is a good foundation for economic contacts": Prospects of Belarus-Vietnam relations Balm ointment Zvezdochka is not news for Belarus: this product was bought from Vietnam long ago. Vietnam has long known tractors Belarus and motorcycles Minsk. What is news then? Dairy products in Vietnam will be made from Belarusian milk powder. And this revolutionary arrangement because the Vietnamese cuisine usually does not involve the use of milk. Belarus will also export rock haulers and even more potash fertilizers to Southeast Asia. And tourist flows will increase, of course...

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