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20.11.2017

President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible
President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible On November 20, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze. During the meeting the possibility of reaching commodity circulation of 200 million dollars between the two countries was discussed. It will be possible due to the work the two countries have been carrying out lately. Belarus and Georgia cooperate both in the economy and politics sectors. Alexander Lukashenko expresses gratitude to the Georgian side for passing medicine to Belarus. Belarus, in its turn, helped Georgia in extinguishing forest fires.

19.11.2017

Official opening of BelGee in Belarus: interesting facts
Official opening of BelGee in Belarus: interesting facts The official start of BelGee automobile plant has been given on November 17, 2017. The plant is located in the Borisov district and on the first day of its work the firs car was manufactured. President Alexander Lukashenko participated in the opening of the Belarusian-Chines plant. What is more, the directors of the Chinese corporation Geely were there as well.

18.11.2017

President Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ results at Fed Cup 2017 final
President Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ results at Fed Cup 2017 final Belarus is renowned for being a sports country. At the previous weekend Minsk was hosting the Fed Cup 2017 final at Chizhovka Arena. Before the tennis matches began, President Alexander Lukashenko personally wished the girls good luck and was among the fans on the tribunes. Journalists were interested whether the President is satisfied with the results of the matches. SEE: Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final
China to build football stadium in Belarus
China to build football stadium in Belarus During Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to the plant BelGee, the President told about the planned building of the national sports stadium of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:When I came to you, you asked me to build this stadium. I said if BATE plays well, we will build a stadium. BATE started to ply well, the stadium was built, and then BATE stopped showing results.

17.11.2017

Belarus President meets with Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Belarus waiting for German investors in Great Stone park Belarus is opening a new page of relations with Germany, aimed at a better direction, said on November 17 President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Sigmar Gabriel has been in this position since January. The parties do have something to discuss. Germany is one of the key foreign trade partners of Belarus. It takes the fourth place in terms of turnover. The products of Belarus' forest industry and wood processing are well known in Germany. Belarus' import has clear investment character.

16.11.2017

Are bankers' salaries in Belarus too high?
Are bankers' salaries in Belarus too high? Salaries of bankers must be earned honestly, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting on the state of affairs in the banking sector. The salary in the banking sector, according to the President, should be calculated according to the same principles as in other spheres. The President also cited ordinary Belarusians calling bankers “fat cats”.

14.11.2017

2018 local elections in Belarus. Official date confirmed: February 18, 2018
Belarus local elections official date confirmed: February 18, 2018 Elections to local Councils of Deputies will be held in Belarus on February 18, 2018. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on November 14 supported the Central Election Commission's proposal on this date. Nuances of elections to the local Councils of Deputies were considered at the working meeting of the head of state with the chairwoman of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina. In particular, they raised issues of financing and economical spending of the allocated funds, as well as a calendar of activities and an institution of observers.

13.11.2017

President Lukashenko: Hope Azarenka will return and show world class
Belarus President: Hope Azarenka will return to show world class On November 12, Alexander Lukashenko met with the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) David Haggerty and the leaders of a number of national tennis federations and international sports associations. The conversation took place between the final games of the Federation Cup, which took place in Minsk. The Belarusian tennis players fought bravely but eventually lost 2:3 to the USA.

11.11.2017

Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final
Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final The Fed Cup 2017 final between Belarus and the USA has begun at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk. President Alexander Lukashenko is among the fans of the tournament, he was watching the first match between Aliaksanadra Sasnovich and Coco Vandeweghe. However, before the match kicked off, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the tennis players and coaches of team Belarus. The Belarusian President wished success and expressed his certainty in their high professionalism.

08.11.2017

President Lukashenko on prospects of Belarus-Red Cross cooperation
President Lukashenko on prospects of Belarus-Red Cross cooperation The Official Representation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Minsk will help to bring their relations between Belarus and the organization to a new higher level. On November 8, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko and Peter Maurer, who has been the head of the Committee since 2012, discussed the prospects of cooperation. Among the mutual projects of the Red Cross and Belarus are humanitarian aid rendered to Ukraine in June 2017. What is more, the international organization actively cooperates with the Belarusian society.
Fed Cup 2017 final
President Lukashenko expected to attend Fed Cup 2017 final The USA women's tennis team has come to Minsk to take part in the Federation Cup final against Belarus. The match will be held on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena. Before such tennis matches begin, President Lukashenko traditionally talks to the Belarusian athletes, empowers them and wishes good like in the match. One of the examples is when Alexander Lukashenko talked to the tennis players in the changing room before the half final against the Netherlands.

07.11.2017

What do Belarus and the UAE have in common?
What do Belarus and the UAE have in common? The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest countries in the world; it has a unique mixture of ultra-modernism and ancient Arab culture. What is the secret of success of the country?

06.11.2017

Belarus President meets with Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan
Belarus deems relations with UAE important Belarus and the United Arab Emirates will work on several large-scale projects, which will even more closely link their economies. The development of bilateral relations were discussed on November 5 by the Belarusian head of state and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.

02.11.2017

Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE
Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the United Arab Emirates on November 2. Both leaders are on working visits in the UAE. The Belarusian head of state plans to hold talks with the leadership of the country, as well as a number of meetings with representatives of business circles.

31.10.2017

Belarus President invited to spend a few days in UAE
Belarus President invited to spend a few days in UAE The President of Belarus is paying a working visit to the United Arab Emirates. During the trip, negotiations are planned with the leadership of the UAE, where the sides will discuss the state of the Belarusian-UAE cooperation, the implementation of the previous agreements and promising projects. During the visit the Belarusian President will hold number of meetings with the authorities and business circles of the UAE.

29.10.2017

Nationwide ice hockey tournament: Belarus President’s team defeats Vitebsk region 6:0
Nationwide ice hockey tournament: Belarus President’s team defeats Vitebsk region 6:0 The second round of the nationwide contest among amateur teams for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club was held in Vitebsk. The organizers of the event are promising for it to be colorful and fruitful. Interactivity for fans in social networks is the first novelty.

25.10.2017

Belarus Presidential Administration to reform work with citizens' appeals
Belarus Presidential Administration to reform work with citizens' appeals Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on October 24 met with the Presidential Administration and demanded to put in order work with citizens' appeals and increase the executive and labor discipline of civil servants. This time the Secretary of State of the Security Council and the head of the President’s Property Management Directorate were invited to the meeting. Work with citizens' appeals is the most important practice to ensure protection of constitutional rights and legitimate interests of Belarusians.

24.10.2017

Belarus President wants to improve handling of citizens' appeals
Belarus President wants to improve handling of citizens' appeals The Belarus President met with his political headquarters to discuss the work with citizens' appeals and increase the executive and labor discipline of civil servants. The meeting in this format is held at least once every two months. The head of state already tasked the staff of the Presidential Administration to work out an acceptable formula for working with people.

23.10.2017

President Lukashenko holds meeting on changing farming approaches in Vitebsk region
President Lukashenko holds meeting on changing farming approaches in Vitebsk region The finishing line of the harvesting campaign and the preparation of soils for the new harvest. The President held a meeting on the autumn field works. Representatives of the agriculture sector, the State Control Committee and the authorities of the northern region were invited to the discussion.
President Lukashenko gives indications to finish harvesting campaign by November 7
President Lukashenko gives indications to finish harvesting campaign by November 7 It is necessary to cardinally change the approach to farming in the Vitebsk region. These indications were given by Alexander Lukashenko on October 23, 2017, when listening to the report on the measures of ending the autumn field works.
Palace of the Republic celebrates 20th anniversary
Palace of the Republic celebrates 20th anniversary The Palace of the Republic is celebrating its anniversary. In the 20 years of its existence it has become one of the symbols of Minsk and one of the most recognizable buildings in Belarus. The images of the Palace can be found in books, on stamps and souvenirs, and the unusual architecture of the structure gets into the glass of photo and video cameras every day. The most responsible and important events are held here, including events with the participation of the President.
Alexander Lukashenko on agricultural sector reformation of Vitebsk Region
Alexander Lukashenko on agricultural sector reformation of Vitebsk Region It is necessary to cardinally change the approach to farming in the Vitebsk region. These indications were given by Alexander Lukashenko on October 23, 2017, when listening to the report on the measures of ending the autumn field works. Representatives of the agricultural sector were invited to the discussion.
What reforms await housing and utilities in Belarus?
What reforms await housing and utilities in Belarus? Against the backdrop of instability in many regions of the world, our Belarusian problems seem insignificant. Simple things - warmth in the house, cleanliness and order - are considered the hallmarks of the country. Therefore, the President of Belarus deals with this personally.

22.10.2017

Why can’t Belarus use foreign experience to maintain communal facilities?
Why can’t Belarus use foreign experience to maintain communal facilities? The task of the seminar is to determine the directions of the utility services’ development. Not only Belarusian, but foreign experience is in the foundation of the movement. It would be wise to “adopt” successful decisions.
President Lukashenko’s opinion on waste management in Belarus President Lukashenko’s opinion on waste management in Belarus Another topic of discussion is that annually four million tons of solid waste is produced in Belarus. A litter iceberg is a real problem of the modern society. The President demands to implement innovations and follow the experience of successful plants.

21.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko on capital repair works statistics in housing funds
Alexander Lukashenko on capital repair works statistics in housing funds It first may seem that the statistics are optimistic: about 2-3% of the housing funds fall for the capital reconstruction. Nevertheless, the complaints may bring all the efforts to null. Heat insulation is what everyone can use. If residents of a house want to, large quantity of work can be done, however, specialist should take up the issue wisely: agree with the builders, manufacturers, provide instalments.
President Lukashenko’s request: single increase of utility services by $5 from 2018
President Lukashenko’s request: single increase of utility services by $5 from 2018 In January of the current year the housing utilities services increased in price by five dollars, in September the prices went up by another 8%. And that is considering the fact that the prices on the communal services will increase objectively in November because of the heating supply.
Belarus President on optimization of housing heat supply
Belarus President on optimization of housing heat supply Heat supply is the most expensive utility service. In winter this service “weighs” up to 30% of the total cost of the communal services.
Alexander Lukashenko demands for entire lift fund to be technically modernized by 2020
Alexander Lukashenko demands for entire lift fund to be technically modernized by 2020 Problem No. 1 in old houses is lifts. The problem is not made up: one third of lifts in Belarus have served their term/ In the nearest time it is necessary to change no less than 10 thousand lifts. Primarily, it is the safety of people.
President Lukashenko on Belarus' utilities services tariff costs
President Lukashenko on Belarus' utilities services tariff costs Some 250 specialists on utilities services from all over Belarus gathered in the Palace of Independence on October 20. The dialogue resulted in being efficient and rather concrete. It was postponed several times before (the President emphasized that there was no readiness for a constructive dialogue).

20.10.2017

Belarus' utilities services to be reformed to increase efficiency
Belarus' utilities services to be reformed to increase efficiency Tariffs for housing and communal services should be affordable for the population, said the Belarus President at the republican seminar on the improvement of the housing and communal services sector. The topic is certainly important for every Belarusian. Today, it is the second most discussed topic among the population. This area is a priority for regional leaders. The work of municipal services is positively estimated by about 66% of the population. This is not enough, however.
Belarus President demands that utility tariffs be affordable
Belarus President demands that utility tariffs be affordable, warns against price hikes Tariffs for housing and communal services should be affordable to people, said the Belarus President today at the republican seminar dedicated to the improvement and development of the housing and communal services sector.

19.10.2017

Belarus can do anything it can for Cuba, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus can do anything it can for Cuba, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus is interested in creating joint ventures in Cuba and counts on the country's assistance in developing relations with other Latin American and Caribbean countries. On October 19, the President received the Ambassador of Cuba at the Palace of Independence. Pharmacy was called one of the promising areas for cooperation. There is also an untapped potential in industry, agriculture, science, technology and education.

18.10.2017

More than 500 participants from 25 countries: Minsk hosting first Belarusian philosophy congress
More than 500 participants from 25 countries: Minsk hosting first Belarusian philosophy congress The first Belarusian philosophy congress has opened in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko sent his greetings to the participants of the event. The forum united scientists from different organizations and funds. The opening of the Belarusian-Chinese Center of Philosophy and Culture is planned to be opened within the forum. It will be working at the National Academy of Sciences.

17.10.2017

Pensions to increase by average of 5% in Belarus from November 1
Pensions to increase by average of 5% in Belarus from November 1 Labor pensions will increase in Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the President. As a result of recalculation, pensions will increase by 5% on average. Therefore, they will sum p to BYN 316 on average. Every payment increase depends on individual parameters. For instance, from the experience of work, bonuses and promotions. Belarusians will get new-tariff pensions in November.
 Sergei Naryshkin about unique format of Belarus-Russia special services’ cooperation
Sergei Naryshkin about unique format of Belarus-Russia special services’ cooperation Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the successful cooperation of Belarus’ and Russia’s Intelligence Services on protection of national interests.
President Lukashenko meets with head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service
President Lukashenko meets with head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service President Lukashenko meets with head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the successful cooperation of Belarus’ and Russia’s Intelligence Services on protection of national interests.

16.10.2017

Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017
Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017 This week, the chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament strengthened the bridges between Minsk and Baku. President Lukashenko met with him. The Belarusian leader noted that he talked with Ilham Aliyev at the CIS summit in Sochi. Also, the talks between a delegation from Baku and the government of Belarus should be added to the most important events of this week.

15.10.2017

What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi?
What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi? A lot of interesting things happen in Sochi quite often. This time it was a political forum. The presidents of the former Soviet countries have come here for the CIS summit and the meeting of EAEU leaders. It is quite difficult to believe in it, but until the middle of the 19th century Sochi used to be a place of deportation because of its horrible climate: there used to be many swamps and malarial mosquitos here. Scientists managed to overcome this problem.
President’s team opens  9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competition with victory
President’s team opens 9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competition with victory The President’s ice hockey team won in the match with the team of the Minsk region with a score of 10:5. On October 14, 2017 9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competitions for the Prizes of the President’s sports club. The first match turned out to be truly spectacular and bright. By tradition, the match was held at the Chizhovka Arena. The leader was determined from the very start: the President’s team opened the score.

14.10.2017

Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation
Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation The strengthening of the role of the parliamentarians in the work of integrational unions and in the development of bilateral relations. The prospects of Belarus-Azerbaijan relations were discussed on October 13, 2017 in the Palace of Independence.
President Lukashenko congratulates women on Mother’s Day
President Lukashenko congratulates women on Mother’s Day Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusian women on Mother’s Day. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:The word “mum” is inseparable with such words as peace, family, Motherland, everything that poses value to people. It is mother’s love that is and will be hope, strong power, a reliance of spirituality, high morality, citizenship and patriotism. Mother’s Day it is not only tribute of deep respect and love to those who gave us life.
"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov
"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov The principle position of the Belarusian side is in strengthening the role of CIS Parliamentary Assembly in other integrational structures. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during meeting with the chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan. Other sectors of cooperation have also been determined. The Belarusian head of state touched upon the issues that were discussed in Sochi at a meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries.
President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center
President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center At the meeting with law enforcement agencies, Alexander Lukashenko looked into several criminal cases, which are under his control. What is more, operational –investigative materials concerning directors of the republican and local levels were discussed, the illegal actions of certain employees of the law enforcement agencies were touched upon as well.

13.10.2017

Belarus President wants to strengthen CIS Parliamentary Assembly
Belarus President wants to increase role of CIS Parliamentary Assembly The principal position of the Belarusian side is to strengthen the parliamentary dimension in the CIS and other integration structures, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan. Other areas of cooperation have also been indicated. The Belarusian head of state touched upon the issues that were discussed in Sochi at a meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries.

11.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko criticizes CIS Interparliamentary Assembly structure
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes Eurasian Economic Union's efficiency Strengthening cooperation in combating terrorism and corruption, creation of a united system of air and space defense in the CIS and support of traditional family values. These and other decisions were made on October 11 during the meeting of CIS leaders in Sochi. The meeting of leaders began from protocol events. Vladimir Putin greeted the heads of delegations, then mutual photographs were taken. Negotiations were held in a narrow circle first.

10.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko off to Russia’s Sochi for CIS, EEU summits
Alexander Lukashenko off to Russia’s Sochi for CIS, EEU summits The President of Belarus has gone on a working visit to the Russian Federation. There Alexander Lukashenko will partake in the CIS and EAE summits. The plane of the Belarusian leader took off from Minsk National Airport.

09.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on craftsmanship development
Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on craftsmanship development Even less barriers in development of agroecotourism. The popular business in villages is receiving new possibilities. Now presentations, anniversaries and banquets are allowed to be held at farmsteads. Guest houses can also be built without changing the juridical status of the land. The novelties are introduced by the President’s decree. On October 9, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko signed a document which expands the list of craft activities.
"If we can do something for Azerbaijan, we are ready to do it": President Lukashenko meets with Azerbaijan Defense Minister
President Lukashenko meets with Azerbaijan Defense Minister The future development of military-technical cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan was discussed on October 9 as Alexander Lukashenko met with the Minister of Defense of that country, Zakir Hasanov. The contractual and legal framework of the Belarusian-Azerbaijani relations includes more than 110 agreements.
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus Nicholas Maduro and Alexander Lukashenko traditionally performed one of the missions that a real man should do - plant a tree on the alley of guests of honor. Ahead we have an interesting story about the most interesting trees in Belarus. This topic was prompted by a meeting with the President in connection with the new edition of the Housing Code. Everything turned into sharp phrases on various topics related to order on the ground, construction of new houses, care for a small homeland... Yevgeny Pustovoi will continue the topic.

08.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Today it is necessary to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges
Alexander Lukashenko: Today it is necessary to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges Countries are connected not only by roads and railways, political and trade communications are important as well. So that there is something to bring and there are things to go for abroad by road or railway. Diplomats are the most important communicators in international relations. Therefore, ambassadors of different states present credentials to the president, the king-the first officials of a country.
Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to reconstruct local roads in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to reconstruct local roads in Belarus In all the times, many countries fed on their geographical position, being on the important route “from the Varangian’s to the Greeks” or on the Great Silk Way (by the way, this way, which is being revived by China, looks very promising for Belarus).
People’s view on Belarusian-Chechen relations
People’s view on Belarusian-Chechen relations The business circles of Belarus and the Chechen Republic are already at a stage of realizing projects. The prospects of the cooperation were discussed by Alexander Lukashenko and Ramzan Kadyrov last week in Minsk. The “hottest” topic is contacts in the industrial castor: the Chechen Republic got interested in Belarus’ experience of production development.
Belarus, Russia presidents discuss integrational cooperation and bilateral relations October 7
Belarus, Russia presidents discuss integrational cooperation and bilateral relations October 7 The preparations for the upcoming events on the international arenas, and also in the format of bilateral cooperation were discussed by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin on October 7. During a phone call between the two presidents, Vladimir Putin invited Alexander Lukashenko to partake in the EEU and the CIS sessions-the events will be held on October 11 in Sochi.

07.10.2017

President Lukashenko on quality of local roads
President Lukashenko on quality of local roads The quality of local roads must be raised to the level of republican ones. This task was set by Alexander Lukashenko on October 6 during a working visit to the Slutsk district. Today, 20,000 kilometers of the regional roadway needs to be restored and reconstructed. In April 2017 the President gave indications to analyze all the possible ways of building roads and to get acquainted with international experience in this sector.

06.10.2017

Belarus President on quality of local roads
Belarus President on quality of local roads The quality of local roads must be raised to the level of republican ones. This task was set by Alexander Lukashenko on October 6 during a working trip to the Slutsk district. Today, 20,000 kilometers of the regional roadway needs restoration and reconstruction. 7,000 will be repaired in 2018. New technologies will be used, which means that road workers need more modern machines. In this regard, the President instructed Belarusian industrial enterprises to expand the line of road construction equipment.

05.10.2017

Belarus, Venezuela presidents say both countries must return to previous cooperation level
Belarus, Venezuela presidents say both countries must return to previous cooperation level Belarus and Venezuela need to take a decisive step forward in the development of relations, said Alexander Lukashenko on October 5 at the talks with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicholas Maduro. The two leaders met in the Palace of Independence. Communication between the heads of state began with a one-on-one meeting during which Alexander Lukashenko and Nicholas Maduro designated the main directions for further work.
Belarus, Venezuela presidents meet in Minsk
Belarus, Venezuela presidents meet in Minsk Belarus and Venezuela intend to significantly increase cooperation in the next two years. This is the outcome of the negotiations between Alexander Lukashenko and the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicolas Maduro, which took place on October 5 in the Palace of Independence. Alexander Lukashenko met Venezuela's leader personally at the entrance to the residence. Negotiations of the heads of state began in a one-on-one format. Alexander Lukashenko and Nicholas Maduro have identified the main areas for joint work.

04.10.2017

Big politics: Nicolas Maduro to pay official visit to Belarus
Big politics: Nicolas Maduro to pay official visit to Belarus Minsk is on the eve of big politics. The official negotiations of the leaders of Belarus and Venezuela are scheduled for October 4. Trade and economic cooperation, bilateral projects, joint productions and cooperation in agriculture, building, oil and gas sectors will be discussed. Belarus has realized many projects in Venezuela. The visit of Nicolas Maduro to Belarus will allow finding new ways for the development of relations. Minsk National Airport is getting ready to meet the distinguished guest.
Belarus President criticizes Minsk construction policy
Belarus President criticizes Minsk construction policy The Belarus President required to stop unreasonable densification of housing and cutting trees without a reason. He also demanded that order be established in villages and on roads. The word "order" on October 3 was key at the meeting to discuss the new edition of the Belarus Housing Code.

03.10.2017

Nicolas Maduro to visit Minsk October 5
Nicolas Maduro to visit Minsk October 5 The official negotiations of Alexander Lukashenko and Nicolas Maduro will be held in the Palace of Independence on October 5. The President of Venezuela will visit Belarus with an official visit. First the two presidents will meet one-to-on, and then they will hold a meeting in an expanded format. Trade and economic cooperation, bilateral projects, joint productions and cooperation in agriculture, building, oil and gas sectors will be discussed. Separate attention will be paid to the international agenda.
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes housing density and cutting down trees
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes housing density and cutting down trees All conditions to help people improve their living conditions should be created in Belarus. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on October 3 at a large meeting in the Palace of Independence. The new edition of the Housing Code was reviewd at the meeting.
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus
New edition of Housing Code due in Belarus All conditions should be created in Belarus to help people improve their living conditions, stated Alexander Lukashenko on October 3 at a large meeting in the Palace of Independence which reviewed a new edition of the Housing Code.

02.10.2017

Belarus President visits Kuhchitsy farm
Belarus President visits Kuhchitsy farm to inspect autumn field works They say bread is the staff of life. The harvest campaign in Belarus is a good confirmation of this wise proverb. The President of Belarus and the media are closely monitoring the matter. The total harvest in 2017 is to be 10 million tons. Almost all the cereal has already been harvested. Potatoes are called the second bread in Belarus. Harvesting of root crops was one of the topics during Alexander Lukashenko's working trip to the Minsk region.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners It is necessary to build and strengthen bridges  between countries in the West and the East. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors. Representatives of different countries gathered in the Palace of Independence. From the European continent (Spain, Sweden), Africa (Djibouti, Mali). Among the other states are Uruguay, Chili, and Laos.
President Lukashenko receives credentials from 11 ambassadors
President Lukashenko receives credentials from 11 ambassadors Belarus always keeps to a principle of openness, equality and justice in the dialogue with its partners. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors. President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2
President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2
President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2 Belarus always keeps to a principle of openness, equality and justice in the dialogue with its partners. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors.
How Belarus helps maintain balance in multipolar world of globalization and morality
How Belarus helps maintain balance in multipolar world of globalization and morality The main denominations in Belarus demonstrated especial friendliness and cooperation this week. There are fewer Catholics than Orthodox Christians in Belarus, but this did not prevent Minsk from hosting a meeting of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe. A huge delegation of Catholic hierarchs arrived in the Belarusian capital. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in this influential meeting. Orthodox archpriest Fyodor Povnyi met the bishops of the whole Church of Europe.
Belarus President invites Chinese leader to visit Belarus in 2018
Belarus President invites Chinese leader to visit Belarus in 2018 The President of Belarus invited the Chairman of the People's Republic of China to come to our country in 2018 on a state visit. Alexander Lukashenko once again reminded about warm relations between Minsk and Beijing in the congratulation sent to Xi Jinping on the occasion of the PRC People's Day, which was celebrated on September 30.

01.10.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday
President Lukashenko congratulates teachers on professional holiday Warm words are addressed to teachers on October 1. The professional holiday is celebrated by those who sow intelligence, kindness and foreverness. More than 400 thousand people work in the education sector in Belarus. President Lukashenko congratulated them on Teacher’s Day.
President Lukashenko, Ramzan Kadyrov discuss benefits of mutual cooperation in Minsk
President Lukashenko, Ramzan Kadyrov discuss benefits of mutual cooperation in Minsk Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, visited Belarus. Economic issues were the main topic of discussion; however, it did not interfere with respectable exchange of compliments. Belarusian-Chechen mutual benefits should be viewed from two points-from Minsk and Grozny. This is what the correspondents tried to do. It seemed what could be done in a few hours of the visit. Nevertheless, Belarus and Chechnya had time to determine the direction of bilateral relations for the years to come.
What did President Lukashenko and Alan Duncan discuss in Minsk?
What did President Lukashenko and Alan Duncan discuss in Minsk? This is the first visit of the British government’s representative of such a level to Belarus. During the meeting Alexander Lukashenko expressed important thoughts on cooperation of Belarus and Great Britain and Belarus with leading European states.
President Lukashenko visits "Kukhchitsy" farm in Kletsk District
President Lukashenko demands faster autumn harvesting works The next year in agriculture will be the year of farming efficiency. Such indications were given by Alexander Lukashenko during his working visit to the Minsk region.
Alexander Lukashenko invites China President to visit Belarus in 2018
Alexander Lukashenko invites China President to visit Belarus in 2018 The President of Belarus invited the President of the People's Republic of China to visit Belarus with a state visit in 2018. Alexander Lukashenko has once again reminded about the warm relations between Minsk and Beijing in his congratulations to Xi Jinping on the National Day of the People's Republic of China, which was celebrated on September 30.

30.09.2017

National Center of Legal Information celebrates 20th anniversary
National Center of Legal Information celebrates 20th anniversary The Center has been has been collecting, holding records, processing, keeping and systematizing data for 25 years in independent Belarus. It also analyzes the law, provides maintenance of register and coordinates the work of state authorities. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the employees of the center with the celebration. The congratulations were read out on September 29 by the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valery Mitskevich.
Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to concentrate on farming efficiency in 2018
Alexander Lukashenko gives indications to concentrate on farming efficiency in 2018 Alexander Lukashenko gave instructions to make 2018 the year of farming efficiency in agriculture. On September 29, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko visited the Kletsk district in the Minsk region. The necessity of concentrating on amelioration and crop-engineering works, the issue of reclamation of the territories of former farms were discussed during the visit.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to friends and family of prominent composer Dmitry Smolsky On September 29, 2017 the People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Smolsky passed away. The prominent composer, pedagogue, author of famous symphonies, which were an important stage in the development of Belarus’ music, died at the age of 80. His legacy is golden melodies, which continue to sound in chamber halls, cinemas and theaters. The visitation with the composer will be held in the Big Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on October 2. Alexander Lukashenko expressed condolences to friends and family of the composer.

29.09.2017

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko meets Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe participants
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko meets with Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe participants Religious denominations must play a key role in resolving international conflicts. The head of the Belarusian state claimed when meeting the participants of the Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe on September 28, 2017. Minsk has already hosted international events. However, it is the first time when Belarus hosts such a large-scale religious forum. Some 50 Catholic bishops from different countries have arrived in the capital of Belarus. The forum took place in Monaco in 2016, so Minsk had to compete for the right to host such a conference.
Alexander Lukashenko instructs to intensify autumn field work
Alexander Lukashenko instructs to intensify autumn field work Alexander Lukashenko set a task to intensify autumn field work on September 29 as he visited the Kletsk district. Currently, the harvest of cereals and leguminous crops is coming to an end, while harvesting of vegetables, potatoes and corn continues. In addition, winter crops are being sown. The works is set to complete by October 4. There are certain difficulties with this in the Vitebsk region. Meanwhile, it is extremely important to observe the terms of work, Alexander Lukashenko said.

28.09.2017

Belarus President appoints new information minister
Belarus President appoints new information minister The Belarus President has appointed new leaders of the ministries of information and culture as well as heads of four Belarusian universities. Alexander Karlyukevich became the new Minister of Information. Prior to that, he held the post of deputy head of the same ministry. He was appointed in December 2016. For more than one year, he was the director and chief editor of Zvyazda Publishing House. Yuri Bondar will now be culture minister. He has recently worked as the rector of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts.
President Lukashenko addresses Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe
President Lukashenko addresses Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe Religious denominations must play an important role in the settlement of world conflicts, said September 28 the Belarus head of state at a meeting with the participants of the Council of Catholic Bishops of Europe. Almost 50 higher Catholic hierarchs of the Old World arrived for the first time on the Belarusian land. The topics of the current meeting are youth and its role in modern society and, of course, problems that are relevant for the whole of Europe. These include economic instability, total migration and British Brexit.

27.09.2017

Key documents on business liberalization presented to Belarus President
Key documents on business liberalization presented to Belarus President Maximum self-regulation with minimal government intervention. Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky presented to Alexander Lukashenko two key documents that are designed to unleash the business initiative.
Belarusian agrotourism, crafts and tax consultants: what to be changed after Alexander Lukashenko signs Decree 337
Belarusian agrotourism, crafts and tax consultants: what to be changed after Alexander Lukashenko signs Decree 337 Just go 20 km from Minsk and you will find a unique place with cozy wood houses, alcoves and recreation zones. Sergei Mikhailov, the owner of this farmhouse, showed our camera crew around. Sergei Mikhailov, owner of a farmhouse:Guests like taking pictures and chill here very much.

26.09.2017

President Lukashenko to Alan Duncan: We will create the most convenient and beneficial conditions for business
President Lukashenko to Alan Duncan: We will create the most convenient and beneficial conditions for business Alexander Lukashenko is offering Great Britain to invest into Belarus more actively. This was discussed at the meeting with the Minister of State for Europe and the American Affairs Alan Duncan. This was his first visit to the Republic of Belarus. Despite the rare political contacts, the economic cooperation of Belarus and Great Britain is dynamically developing. The trade circulation summed up to 1.5 billion dollars this year.
Key documents on business initiative liberalization submitted to President Lukashenko ё
Key documents on business initiative liberalization submitted to President Lukashenko Maximum self-control with minimum involvement of the government: the Vice Premier of Belarus Vasily Matyushevky presented two key documents to the President on September 26, which are to liberalize the business initiative.
Alan Duncan pleased to be first British minister who visited Belarus
Alan Duncan pleased to be first British minister who visited Belarus Alexander Lukashenko suggested that Britain invest more actively in Belarus. On September 26 the Belarus President met with the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan. The representative of the UK government is visiting Belarus for the first time. In October 2016, the British prince Michael of Kent visited Belarus and also met with Alexander Lukashenko.

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 meets with President Lukashenko 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.

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