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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...
Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia
Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia Presidents of Belarus and Russia discussed the most important subjects during the fourth Forum of Regions, which was held in Moscow. Economy is on the first place. Cooperation in production, taking down the barriers in exporting food from Belarus to Russia, oil and gas. Ivan Bambiza, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia:Presidents of Belarus and Russia met, business met, agreements were made. And decisions have been made.
President Lukashenko signs decree on state support of legal entities and entrepreneurs
President Lukashenko signs decree on state support of legal entities and entrepreneurs The sector of personal services in villages will get state support. Entrepreneurs will now be able to count on subvention when buying equipment, materials, building and refurbishing placements. The corresponding decree was signed by Alexander Lukashenko. Therefore, the state will invest into the improvement of life in villages. Not in every agro village today it is possible to repair shoes or domestic goods, or go to the hairdresser’s.
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development Only a nation itself can be a creator of independence. It was stated by President Lukashenko at the solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Hundreds of people are invited here. Senior officials, veterans, scientist and doctors. All those who contribute into the development of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized in his speech that the strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. Special words of gratitude were addressed to veterans.
President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence
President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence The strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day. The history of Belarus has never been simple. The state took its beginning in the 9th century in Polotsk. The town then was a famous trade and administrative center of Slavic Europe.

01.07.2017

Foreign leaders congratulate Belarusian people on upcoming Independence Day
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarusian people on upcoming Independence Day Congratulations on the upcoming Independence Day are already being addressed to President Lukashenko and the Belarusian people. Many of the CIS, EU and other states’ leaders congratulated Alexander Lukashenko. 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 and Bulgaria.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on upcoming Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on upcoming Independence Day A celebration of national pride and memory of the past. Belarus is in anticipation of Independence Day. Festive events officially start today. A solemn meeting and a concert of art masters will be held in the Palace of the Republic. President Lukashenko congratulated Belarusians on the upcoming Independence Day.
Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics
Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics A few hours before the Supreme State Council meeting of the Union State, Presidents Lukashenko and Putin took part in the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. The main subjects are innovation development and digital economy; the sides are to expand cooperation in these directions. The Forum of Regions greets the Presidents. Short negotiations, mutual photographs and partaking in the closing ceremony of the Forum.
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector Belarus and Russia are both prepared to use the Union’s potential for sustainable development. President Lukashenko says that Belarus is ready to continue a constructive dialogue, to make decisions on topical issues of cooperation. What future awaits the Union State? The Supreme State Council meeting was held in the Kremlin on June 30, 2017. This is where the document on the Union Sate of Belarus and Russia was signed. The handshake of the Presidents of Belarus and Russia looks symbolic; it is a reminder of the equality of the two countries in the Union.

30.06.2017

President promises to turn Belarus into IT land
President promises to turn Belarus into IT land The presidents of Belarus and Russia took part in the plenary session of the 4th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. The main themes of the annual event are innovative development and digital economy. The countries are determined to deepen cooperation in these areas.
Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country
Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country The further development of integration between Belarus and Russia should be facilitated by decisions to be taken at the meeting of the Supreme State Council. On the eve of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko in the Kremlin met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As noted by the leaders of the states, the significant events that are currently taking place in Moscow will allow discussing and resolving the most pressing interaction issues.
Belarus, Russia consider cancelling roaming
Belarus, Russia consider cancelling roaming The 5th forum of regions will be held in Belarus, chairman of the upper house of the Belarusian parliament Mikhail Myasnikovich told media on June 30. It is proposed to create IT clusters in the border regions of Belarus and Russia. Moreover, the two countries consider cancelling roaming. Within a month, the Ministry of Communications and mobile operators might be able to do this.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with heads of major Russian media
Alexander Lukashenko meets with heads of major Russian media On June 29, Alexander Lukashenko met with the leaders of the largest Russian media. It took place in one of the oldest news agencies - TASS. After a short tour of the media holding company, the head of state took part in the meeting of the Club of Editors-in-Chief. The conversation took place in a very warm atmosphere and lasted about three hours. Alexander Lukashenko is personally acquainted with many who came to this meeting. In particular, the Belarusian leader has already been interviewed by famous journalist Mikhail Gusman several times.

28.06.2017

Belarus offers Vietnam to partake in joint infrastructure projects
Belarus offers Vietnam to partake in joint infrastructure projects Belarus and Vietnam have chosen the way of economic integration. On June 27, the Presidents of Belarus and Vietnam held talks at the Palace of Independence. From the very first minutes of the meeting, the heads of state demonstrated their intention to develop cooperation. Interaction with South-East Asia is one of the priorities of Belarus, and here Vietnam occupies a special place. In its region, the official Hanoi is quite influential, and good relations with it open real prospects for entering the markets of the neighboring states.

27.06.2017

Vietnam President about Belarus’ support in national liberation
Vietnam President about Belarus’ support in national liberation Belarus and Vietnam are planning to earn about 0.5 billion dollars. These are the financial plans for the nearest couple of years. Alexander Lukashenko and Trần Đại Quang discussed the perspectives of bilateral cooperation on June 27, 2017.The Palace of Independence is the place of the main negotiations. The high guest was met according to all canons of diplomacy. Alexander Lukashenko greeted his Vietnamese colleague.
Belarus, Vietnam plan to create joint MAZ facility
Belarus, Vietnam plan to create joint MAZ facility Trần Đại Quang is in Belarus on an official visit. After the one-on-one meeting, the talks continued in an expanded format, with delegations from both countries taking part in the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the importance of economic cooperation. The Belarusian side is ready to offer its projects in engineering, construction of urban infrastructure. There are also prospects in cooperation at the regional level. The Vietnamese side, in turn, noted the similarity of the positions of the two countries in the world arena and mutual support.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Vietnam President
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Vietnamese President The relations between Belarus and Vietnam are reaching a qualitatively new level, said Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the leader of Vietnam, Trần Đại Quang. The Palace of Independence is the place of the main negotiations. The high guest was met according to all canons of diplomacy. Alexander Lukashenko greeted his Vietnamese colleague after which the anthems of the two countries were heard. A special solemnity of the ceremony was given to the company of the guard of honor.
Belarus can rely on Angola in Africa, President Lukashenko says
Belarus can rely on Angola in Africa, President Lukashenko says Belarus is interested in expanding cooperation with the countries of Africa. One of the points of growth is Angola, a state in the southern part of the continent. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko discussed cooperation with Angola on June 26 with the foreign minister of that country. One of the options is to create a plant to assemble Belarusian equipment in the vicinity of Luanda.

26.06.2017

Angola Foreign Minister about cooperation with Belarus
Angola Foreign Minister about cooperation with Belarus Belarus is interested in expanding cooperation with African states. It was stated by President Lukashenko on June 26, 2017 during a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Angola Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti. Belarus and Angola have long-standing relations. The diplomatic contacts of the countries are 22 years old. However, cooperation activated only in the recent couple of years. The unrealized potential and how to improve the situation were discussed in the Independence Palace on June 26, 2017.
President Lukashenko, Viktor Sheiman discuss production development
President Lukashenko, Viktor Sheiman discuss production development Production development in certain regions of Belarus was at the center of attention with the Chief of the Presidential Administration Viktor Sheiman. Reformation of the Machulishchi agricultural holding was looked into. Part of the assets was transferred to communal ownership. The left over plants will be modernized. One of the new directions is turkey meat production. The agricultural holding has a task to establish a closed cycle, which will include production, processing and the sale of the product.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Angolan Foreign Minister
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Angolan Foreign Minister Belarus is interested in expanding cooperation with African states. It was stated by President Lukashenko on June 26, 2017 during a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Angola Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti.   Belarus and Angola have long-standing relations. The diplomatic contacts of the countries are 22 years old. However, cooperation activated only in the recent couple of years.
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates Let's start with positive news. On Friday evening, the Republican ball of graduates was held in Minsk, pleasing with its atmosphere and beautiful faces. President Lukashenko congratulated the most talented and successful graduates. Our correspondent Yulia Beshanova learned about the dreams and ambitions of the new generation, in a solemn and informal atmosphere.

25.06.2017

68 new names added on Republican Honor Roll
68 new names added on Republican Honor Roll As many as 68 winners’ names of 2016 competitions were put on the Republican Honor Roll. The decree was signed by President Lukashenko. The best of Minsk and region, towns and town districts and of organizations have been named. The main criteria are high achievements in social and economic development and resource economy.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Ball
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Graduation Ball Hopes for dynamic development in all spheres of life in Belarus are connected with youth. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments. A few hundred people were invited to Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments which was held in Minsk on June 23, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Presidential Administration of Belarus on June 23, 2017. Great changes are expected in the education sector in the nearest time. Alexander Lukashenko ordered to decide on all the issues in this sector by 1 September. Law, agriculture, housing and public utilities, work with citizens were discussed as well. The meeting in the Palace of Independence symbolizes a start in perfecting methods of solving the main issues and problems of Belarus.
President Lukashenko congratulates young people on Youth Day
President Lukashenko congratulates young people on Youth Day The 25th of June is a celebration of every fifth person in Belarus. On the last Sunday of June Youth Day is celebrated. Belarusian youth is aged from 14 to 31, and it is nearly 2 million people. It is them, talented and creative people, who are to build the future for native Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusian youth on their day.
Alexander Lukashenko meets CEI Foreign Ministers
Alexander Lukashenko meets CEI Foreign Ministers The fourth terrorist act in London in four months. Brussels is once again in panic-suicide bomber shot at a railway station. Dozens of people killed in Afghanistan and dozens of people killed in Pakistan. And another terrorist attack… If it carries on as it, the mass media will stop telling people about such events.

23.06.2017

President to make decisions on problems of national scale, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus President announces forthcoming measures to liberalize business climate Nationwide issues will be decided by the President with the participation of his Administration. On June 23, Alexander Lukashenko announced a new format. A serious conversation was announced which will touch on housing and communal services and agriculture. As Alexander Lukashenko stressed, the entire vertical of authorities must discuss the solution of the main problems with the participation of the President once a quarter.
How can Belarus influence CEI development?
How can Belarus influence CEI development? Build bridges instead of iron curtains: this was the urge of the Belarus President as he met with the foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative member countries. The conversation turned out to be thorough and frank. Among the topics discussed were efforts to combat terrorism, migration, the expansion of transport infrastructure, the acceleration of trade flows and the development of logistics services.

22.06.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates Belcoopsoyuz on 100th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates Belcoopsoyuz on 100th anniversary Belcoopsoyuz, the largest trade network of Belarus is celebrating it 100th anniversary. Besides trade, the company accomplishes other functions as well: stockpiling and export activities, building public catering establishments, developing animal breeding. To provide rural residents with products, the transport park of Belcoopsoyuz drives nearly 170 million kilometres per year. It is moe than the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
CEI Deputy Secretary General about Belarus’ chairmanship in organization
CEI Deputy Secretary General about Belarus’ chairmanship in organization President Lukashenko urged to build bridges with different integration structures on the continent. The Head of state held a meeting with foreign affairs ministers of the CEI member states. The meeting turned out to be substantive. Counterterrorism, migration issues, development of transport infrastructure, acceleration of trade flows and development of logistics services. These are some of the issues touched upon.
President Lukashenko: CEI is another chance for Belarus to improve relations with EU
President Lukashenko: CEI is another chance for Belarus to improve relations with EU The President of Belarus urged the Central European Initiative members to build bridges between the various integration structures on the continent. The head of state held a meeting with the foreign ministers of the CEI member states. The conversation turned out to be thorough and touched efforts to combat terrorism, the situation in migration, the expansion of transport infrastructure, the acceleration of trade flows and the development of logistics services. These are just some of the topics.
Alexander Lukashenko meeting with CEI foreign ministers in Palace of Independence
Alexander Lukashenko meeting with CEI foreign ministers in Palace of Independence Historical memory makes us especially appreciate peace and prosperity, stressed President Alexander Lukashenko on June 22 meeting with foreign ministers and heads of national delegations of the countries participating in the Central European Initiative. The negotiations are being held in the Palace of Independence.  It is equally important for Belarus to develop cooperation with the East and West, without making an artificial choices between them, the Belarusian leader added. 

20.06.2017

Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future
Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future The upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State should be effective and give practical results, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko today during a working meeting with State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota. The agenda of the forthcoming meeting was in the center of attention. The key issues of the relationship between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus will be reviewed, as well as trade and economic relations, the social sphere and the engineering complex of the two countries.
President Lukashenko to participate in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's opening session
President Lukashenko to participate in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's opening session Speaker of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko has reported to the Belarus President on preparations for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. It is expected that during the session Minsk will welcome representatives of more than fifty states.

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