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15.10.2015

Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits
Kazakhstan gearing up for CIS, EEU summits On October 16, Kazakhstan will become the center of political life of the countries of the CIS. It will host two large summits - the Council of CIS Heads of State and Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The leaders really have something to discuss. This includes the fight against crime and international terrorism. Foreign ministers began to prepare the ground for tomorrow's high-level talks today.
Belarus President goes to Astana for two-day working visit
Belarus President goes to Astana for two-day working visit Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a two-day working visit to Kazakhstan. Flight number one took off today from the National Airport Minsk. Kazakhstan will host the meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS member states and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The agenda of the forthcoming summit of the CIS includes a dozen questions. Among them is the fight against crime and international terrorism as well as the strengthening of military and border cooperation. 

14.10.2015

Vietnam, Georgia and Syria presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
Vietnam, Georgia and Syria presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election Alexander Lukashenko continues to receive numerous congratulations on his re-election as President.  The president of Vietnam said that on the basis of traditional friendship the two sides are actively implementing agreements reached at the highest level, cooperating in the fields of politics, economy, trade, culture, education, defense and security.  With the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Euraisian Economic Union (EEU) Belarusian-Vietnamese relations get new opportunities for more effective development.
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15
Alexander Lukashenko goes to Kazakhstan for two-day working visit October 15 Tomorrow, 15 October, the Belarus President will travel to Kazakhstan on two-day working visit, reports the press service of the Belarusian leader. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the meetings of the Council of Heads of CIS member states and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
Mother's Day celebrated in Belarus October 14
Mother's Day celebrated in Belarus October 14 Warmest congratulations to the dearest person on earth. Belarus today, 14 October, marks Mother's Day. This is the 20th time Belarus has celebrated this holiday. During this time, the Order of the Mother - the highest award of the Parent valor - was awarded to more than 8,000 women who gave birth to and raised five and more children.  The Vitebsk region will congratulate mothers who gave birth to children on this day. In Minsk, about 20 women will be awarded the Order of the Mother. The Belarus President congratulated women on Mother's Day.

13.10.2015

Belarus, Austria open new page in relations
Belarus, Austria open new page in relations A new page of relations between Belarus and Austria. The President of Belarus and the first deputy chairman of the National Council of Austria met today on October 13. These days Minsk welcomes representatives of the official Vienna and heads of large Austrian companies. Many of them took part in the modernization of Belarusian enterprises.
Presidents of Moldova, Armenia, Serbia send re-election congratulations to Alexander Lukashenko
Presidents of Moldova, Armenia, Serbia send re-election congratulations to Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko continues to receive numerous congratulations on his re-election as President. The Belarusian leader held a telephone conversation with his Tajik counterpart.  In a conversation with Moldova's Nicolae Timofti, he briefly touched upon some of the current issues of Belarusian-Moldovan relations. Today it was announced that the Belarusian leader received congratulations on his election victory from the presidents of Armenia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Nicaragua.
SCO head: It is evident that election in Belarus was open and democratic
SCO head: It is evident that election in Belarus was open and democratic Draft statement of the results of the monitoring of the 2015 presidential elections was given to Alexander Lukashenko October 12 by the head of the CIS observation mission, chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, Sergei Lebedev. The President of Belarus thanked the observer mission for the work done and objectivity in assessments. 
Belarus, Austria open new page in relations
Belarus President: New stage begins in my life President Alexander Lukashenko met with First Deputy Chairman of the National Council of Austria, Karl-Heinz Kopf, to discuss the development of economy. Representatives of the official Vienna and heads of large companies are currently on their visit in Minsk. Many of them took part in the modernization of Belarusian enterprises. Among the EU countries Austria is the largest investor in the real sector of Belarus. Austrian business says business climate in our country is suitable. Since 2014, official contacts have intensified.
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan presidents congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on re-election Alexander Lukashenko continues to receive numerous congratulations on his reelection as President.  The Belarusian leader held a telephone conversation with his Tajik counterpart. Emomali Rahmon congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his election victory. The heads of state also exchanged views on some topical issues on the bilateral agenda.

12.10.2015

Nikolai Ulakhovich: Alexander Lukashenko proves to be indispensable for Belarus
Nikolai Ulakhovich: Alexander Lukashenko proves to be indispensable for Belarus Today, October 12, former candidates for President met with the press. Nikolai Ulakhovich came to the information center in the Palace of the Republic to share his views on the elections.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus highly appreciates observer status in SCO
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus highly appreciates observer status in SCO Belarus highly appreciates being awarded the observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, said Belarus President as he met with Secretary General of the Sha (SCO), Dmitry Mezentsev on October 12. For our country, this is not just a good platform for negotiations. As Alexander Lukashenko stressed, with time Belarus will greatly benefit to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization consists of 8 countries with a population of about 3 billion people and covers more than half of the territory of Eurasia.
President Lukashenko thanks CIS observation mission for work and objectivity in assessment
President Lukashenko thanks CIS observation mission for work and objectivity in assessment Head of the CIS observation mission, chairman of the executive committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Sergei Lebedev presented to Alexander Lukashenko a draft Statement of the conclusions on the results of the monitoring of the presidential election as of October 12. 
China President Xi Jinping congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on re-election
China President Xi Jinping congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on re-election China President Xi Jinping has congratulated President Alexander Lukashenko on re-election on October 12. He said: "I hope that state-building under your leadership will be developing even more successfully." Also, Alexander Lukashenko is receiving many congratulations from Belarusian and foreign politicians, diplomats, heads of enterprises, organizations and public figures. 
Belarusian, Kazakhstan presidents discuss current cooperation issues
Belarusian, Kazakhstan presidents discuss current cooperation issues The Belarusian and Kazakh presidents discussed today on October 12 the upcoming talks in the format of the CIS and Eurasian Economic Union in a telephone conversation. Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the Belarusian President on his recent victory in presidential election.
Sergei Gaidukevich, former candidate for President, expresses opinion about last elections
Sergei Gaidukevich, former candidate for President, expresses opinion about last elections Today, 12 October, the Palace of the Republic hosted a number of press conferences on the outcome of the presidential election. In the lobby of the Palace of the Republic the CTV crew met one of the members of the presidential race Sergei Gaidukevich.      
Vladimir Putin congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on 2015 election victory
Vladimir Putin congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on 2015 election victory Alexander Lukashenko won the 2015 presidential vote. According to the CEC, the incumbent head of state polled 83.49%. It's more than 5 million Belarusians. Congratulatory telegrams are coming to Alexander Lukashenko at the moment. One of the first to have sent it was the Russian president. 
Candidate Sergei Gaidukevich congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on victory at 2015 presidential election
Candidate Sergei Gaidukevich congratulates Alexander Lukashenko on victory in 2015 presidential election Candidate Sergei Gaidukevich has congratulated inclumbent President Alexander Lukashenko on victory in 2015 presidential election in Belarus. He added that candidates had much freedom during the campaign.

11.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko answers journalists' questions at polling station October 11
Alexander Lukashenko answers journalists' questions at polling station October 11 Talking to reporters at the polling station at the University of Physical Education has turned into an improvised press conference. More than eighty members of the media, including foreign from Russia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan - came to the polling station. Alexander Lukashenko gave detailed answers to all questions. The head of state assured a Ukrainian journalist that Belarus will never be a platform of aggression against any country.
Belarus President: Result is important for each participant of 2015 presidential campaign
Belarus President: Result is important for each participant of 2015 presidential campaign For each of the participants of the current political campaign, the result is important, said Alexander Lukashenko. And if the people give a clear preference for their candidate in the elections, it is evidence of a strong support.
Exit polls: Alexander Lukashenko gets 84% of votes October 11
Exit polls: Alexander Lukashenko gets 84% of votes October 11 Yuri Chernyak, Head of the Youth Social Research Laboratory, answered the questions of the program Week.        Yuri Chernyak, Head of Youth Social Research Laboratory: The results were as follows. Gaidukevich Sergei - 5.2% of respondents. Karatkevich Tatiana - 4.9%, Alexander Lukashenko - 84,1% and Ulakhovich Nikolai - 1.4%. Some 4.4% voted against everyone.  
The West has understood that Belarus is a decent state, President Lukashenko says
The West has understood that Belarus is a respectable state, President Lukashenko says The Belarus President on October 11 was asked about unauthorized actions of the opposition who several times rallied in the center of the capital Minsk. Journalists asked what will happen after the election. The Head of State assured that law will decide on everything in Belarus is determined by the law.
President Lukashenko about Ukraine crisis: Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are brothers! Enough of these wars!
President Lukashenko about Ukraine crisis: Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are brothers! Enough of these wars! At the polling station where Alexander Lukashenko voted today, he answered questions from various media. A journalist from Ukraine asked a question about the crisis in his country. The President noted that Belarus will never be a platform of aggression against any country.
Alexander Lukashenko about Russian airbase: Aircraft will not cool NATO heads. Unlike missiles
Alexander Lukashenko about Russian airbase: Aircraft will not cool NATO heads. Unlike missiles Belarus is bound by strategic partnership agreements in the military sphere. Within the framework of the CSTO, and, of course, the Union State. But Belarus has a special role: the geographical position requires the country to always keep powder dry. Alexander Lukashenko expressed his point of view about the Russia airbase.
Alexander Lukashenko: Evolutionary way is better, without revolutions
Alexander Lukashenko: Evolutionary way is better, without revolutions Polling station number one is often called the sporting one. It is located in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture. Alexander Lukashenko came to this station on October 11 to cast a ballot. Since Belarusians consider any election campaign a family holiday, the head of state came to vote together with his youngest son Nikolai.  Alexander Lukashenko welcomed observers and election commission members. Mr Lukashenko also talked to the press.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus holds elections in comply with Constitution and law
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus holds elections in comply with Constitution and law Today, the current Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko came for voting to Vesnyansky constituency №1. Since for Belarusians the elections are a family holiday, the head of state came together with his youngest son Nikolai. Alexander Lukashenko welcomed the observers and election commission members. On the polling station, a lot of journalists gathered since the very morning. Alexander Lukashenko talked to the press. Belarus holds elections in comply with the Constitution and the law, stated the President of Belarus while answering journalists' questions.

10.10.2015

We need to save and preserve Belarus, President Lukashenko says
We need to save and preserve Belarus, President Lukashenko says It is expected that a large number of Belarusians will take part in the elections. This is said by sociologists. But it is forbidden to talk about sociological research five days before the election. However, some web sources do not hesitate to violate the law. Perhaps they want to justify foreign (mostly) financing. But back to the high turnout in the elections. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the importance of support for the incumbent President this week talking to Second Minsk Ring Road workers.
Alexander Lukashenko: Whatever views you have you can create and express your point of view in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: Whatever views you have you can create and express your point of view in Belarus The important and welcome news was the Nobel Prize in Literature for Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich. Svetlana Aleksievich, winner of Nobel Prize 2015 in Literature:[they asked me] where I am from. I said Belarus. So they said: "Oh, Lukashenko, Domracheva." I would like Belarusians to be proud of themselves, because I was not alone doing it. These are my heroes, parents, grandfather, great-grandfather, who studied with Yakub Kolas. This is the accumulation of humanities.
President Lukashenko calls Belarusian NPP new stage in Russia's construction of nuclear power plants
President Lukashenko calls Belarusian NPP new stage in Russia's construction of nuclear power plants The Belarusian nuclear power plant is the biggest energy project in the years of Belarus' sovereignty. Today, more than four thousand builders are working on its construction. And in the future, the nuclear power plant will be a place of work for 2,000 unique specialists. And the main principle here is of course safety. The nuclear power plant in Ostrovets will consist of two power units. At the beginning of 2016 the installation of the reactor will begin.
Russian professor: Belarus has kept the right attitude to history
Russian professor: Belarus has kept the right attitude to history The TV program "Simple Questions" interviewed rector of St. Petersburg University of Humanities Professor Alexander Zapesotsky. Alexander, hello. Thank you for taking the time for such a meeting during your visit to Minsk. I far as I know you have written more than 2,000 works. And you touched on such topics that you cannot apply in science, at first glance. This is given that you started out your scientific path as almost a "private scholar".  
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rosatom director general Sergey Kiriyenko
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rosatom director general Sergey Kiriyenko The Belarus President visited October 9 the construction site of the Ostrovets NPP. Experts say that the peaceful atom will give impetus to the development of not only the Ostrovets district, but also the whole country. And now, said the President, one cannot hurry with the construction.

09.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko visits Belarusian nuclear power plant
Alexander Lukashenko visits Belarusian nuclear power plant: We must have a station - it's a completely different image of the Belarusian nation The safest in the world nuclear power plant is being built in Belarus. On October 9, Alexander Lukashenko visited the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP), where he met with the Director General of Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko. As it was reported to Belarus President, the construction of the plant proceeds on schedule.

08.10.2015

Demographic problem is a priority for Belarus, President Lukashenko says
Demographic problem is a priority for Belarus, President Lukashenko says The resolution of the demographic problem is a priority for Belarus. This is the leitmotif of the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with members of the national scientific and practical conference "New technologies in medicine".
Alexander Lukashenko calls Russian president to congratulate on birthday Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin briefly discussed some topical issues of the bilateral agenda, as well as cooperation in integration associations. On 7 October, the Presidents of Belarus and Russia held a telephone conversation. The Belarusian Head of State congratulated his Russian counterpart on his birthday. 

07.10.2015

Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology
Belarus President opens PET facility at Centre of Oncology and Medical Radiology Belarus has entered the age of personalized medicine. On October 7 the President of Belarus attended the ceremony to open the National center of positron emission tomography (PET). It will be open in Borovlyany near Minsk, at the National Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after Alexandrov. The growth of cancer illnesses is observed in all European countries, including Belarus. Belarus in recent years has managed to reduce mortality from this dreadful disease.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus did not change its policy despite sanctions
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus did not change its policy despite sanctions At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions. The conversation touched upon the international agenda. Especially because the President spoke about a week ago in New York at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.   

06.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Redivision of the world has started. We need to be wise and patient to endure
Alexander Lukashenko: Redivision of the world has started. We need to be wise and patient to endure At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions. Today, much has been said about the redivision of the world.  Belarus has always advocated for "multipolar world order". It is a guarantee of stability. The topic of the upcoming elections was also raised.
Belarus President dismisses allegations about Russia's military base
Belarus President dismisses allegations about Russia's military base At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions. Many questions now arise about the possible location in Belarus of a Russian airbase. Should one believe the information of some Russian media? The President says that one should not discuss this topic.
Alexander Lukashenko: Minsk will be saved thanks to 2nd Ring Road
Alexander Lukashenko: Minsk will be saved thanks to 2nd Ring Road One of the sections of Minsk's second ring road is now open. The ceremony was attended by President Alexander Lukashenko. The road of about 24 kilometers lies between two motorways: the M3 and the P28. They connect Minsk with the Vitebsk and Naroch.
Belarus stands for full rapprochement with the EU, President Lukashenko says
Belarus stands for full rapprochement with the EU, President Lukashenko says Positive dynamism in the dialogue with the European Union should lead to the full normalization of relations, This opinion was expressed by President of Belarus, who received credentials from foreign ambassadors. Among them was the head of the EU Delegation to Belarus Andrea Victorin, replaced Maira Mora. Head of the EU delegation to Belarus Andrea Victorin was welcomed by the Belarus President with the words "Welcome back!" And, indeed, in the early 2000s, she was an adviser of the German Embassy in Belarus.
Belarus opens section of Minsk's 2nd Ring Road October 6
Belarus opens section of Minsk's 2nd Ring Road October 6 One of the sections of Minsk's second ring road is now open. The ceremony was attended by President Alexander Lukashenko. The road of about 24 kilometers lies between two motorways: the M3 and the P28. They connect Minsk with the Vitebsk and Naroch.

05.10.2015

President Alexander Lukashenko October 5 meets Sakhalin region governor
President Alexander Lukashenko meets Sakhalin region governor Belarus and the Sakhalin region discuss prospective joint projects. The delegation of that Russian region is visiting Minsk. Today, 5 October, Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of that region.
President Lukashenko wants full normalization of Belarus-EU relations
President Lukashenko wants full normalization of Belarus-EU relations Positive dynamism in the dialogue with the European Union should lead to the full normalization of relations, said President Alexander Lukashenko accepting credentials from ambassadors of several foreign countries.
Prayer for Belarus: ceremony at the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk
Prayer for Belarus: ceremony at the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk This week the Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk hosted an incredibly beautiful and symbolic "Prayer for Belarus". It so happened that our country was constantly at the intersection of all the world's wars. These winds of history scattered Belarusians around the world. Many of them never returned home. Last Friday, 7 capsules with earth from places where Belarusians died during WWII were brought to Belarus.  The symbolism of candles lit in the Church of All Saints on Friday was obvious: peace is fragile. 
TV program What's Going On: discussion of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly
TV program What's Going On: discussion of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly Today's program will go about the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, our President’s speech and its estimation, declared and undeclared contradictions and confrontations occurred at the event. In the UN headquarters, one can see the tapestry Chernobyl. It was presented by the People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Kishchenko in 1991. While presenting it, he said: “I brought you the eyes of my Belarus. Pain, hope, wisdom, and anxiety are reflected in these eyes”.
2015 presidential election in Belarus: meetings with voters, debates and organizational issues
2015 presidential election in Belarus: meetings with voters, debates and organizational issues The forthcoming week will take place in Belarus under the sign of big politics. The election of the Belarus President is due in 7 days, on October 11. Pickets, leaflets, meetings and posters. Candidates have only a few days to persuade the electorate to their side. Nikolai Ulakhovich is campaigning in the city center, this time without the Cossack coloring. Business suit and readiness to talk to everyone.

04.10.2015

Election 2015: Candidates continue campaigning
Election 2015: Candidates continue campaigning The Central Commission for Elections and National Referendums met October 2 at an unscheduled meeting. The agenda included several issues, including organizational matters.
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Prayer for Belarus ceremony
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Prayer for Belarus ceremony With prayers for Belarus. Hundreds of the faithful gathered on October 2 at the walls of the Minsk Church of All Saints. Representatives of almost all religious denominations - Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims - were present. For decades, they have co-existed peacefully in our land. Taking part in the ceremony was the President, Alexander Lukashenko. In the center of the crypt stood a lamp with Holy Fire from Jerusalem. The Belarus President used it to light a memorial candle.
Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks
Alexander Lukashenko at UN summit: President's speech and Ban Ki-moon's thanks The speech of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the UN became one of the most striking in the organization's history. As a mediator of the conflicting parties, Russia and Ukraine, Minsk automatically became involved in this story. The United Nations were waiting for what President Lukashenko will say in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

01.10.2015

Belarus' President: Election should be a holiday for voters. Let international observers make their assessment, it is their business
Belarus' President: Election should be a holiday for voters. Let international observers make their assessment, it is their business October 1 the topic of presidential elections was one of the key at a meeting hosted by the Belarus President at which the current socio-economic and political situation in the country were discussed. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the elections in Belarus must be carried out very democratically, peacefully and at the highest organizational level.
Belarus President sends greetings to China's Xi Jinping timed to 66th anniversary of the founding of PRC
Belarus President sends greetings to China's Xi Jinping timed to 66th anniversary of the founding of PRC China celebrates the main state holiday - the 66th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. From this day, there begins the so-called non-work golden week, when virtually the whole country is immersed in the celebration. China's streets are decorated necessarily with large compositions of flowers - a kind of main attribute of the holiday. All 7 days festivities are going on. They end with a grand fireworks display. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President Xi Jinping and the entire Chinese people on the anniversary of the proclamation of the PRC.
President Lukashenko demands that elections be held in strict compliance with Belarusian laws
President Lukashenko demands that election be held in strict compliance with Belarusian laws October 1 the topic of presidential elections was one of the key at a meeting hosted by the Belarus President at which the current socio-economic and political situation in the country was discussed. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the elections in Belarus must be held very democratically, peacefully and at a high organizational level.
Alexander Lukashenko's UN speeches: expert analysis
Alexander Lukashenko's UN speeches: expert analysis "An ominous ghost of a new conflict is looming", "No alternative to dialogue" and "invulnerable countries no longer exist." These are some of the headlines of the foreign press that quoted Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian leader's speech in New York was one of the most poignant and resonant.   This is what Russian wordsmiths write about the future of the UN: 

29.09.2015

Belarus at the UN General Assembly in New York: Speech by Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus at the UN General Assembly in New York: Speech by Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko with the most "peaceful" tribune spoke of "non-peaceful" atmosphere on the planet and talked with the leaders of many countries. In the general debate the powerful countries - including the United States and Russia - voiced their positions. There was also a kind of political debut - Xi Jinping spoke at the UN General Assembly for the first time. 
Heinz Fischer thanks Alexander Lukashenko for important steps to perpetuate memory of WWII victims
Heinz Fischer thanks Alexander Lukashenko for important steps to perpetuate memory of WWII victims The President of Belarus has met with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria in New York. The two leaders briefly exchanged views on the most important aspects of cooperation, including in the humanitarian sphere. Heinz Fischer expressed his gratitude to Alexander Lukashenko for important steps to perpetuate the memory of victims of World War II, highlighting the fact of the opening of the memorial Trostenets. For him personally, it is of great importance.
Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world
Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world The working visit of the President of Belarus to the United States has ended. Behind are a few days of hard work. Alexander Lukashenko spoke from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly outlining the national position on sustainable development and the country's approach to solving the most pressing international issues. And according to some media, the speech of the Belarusian head of state has become one of the most notable. Alexander Lukashenko also met with the head of the United Nations and spoke with leaders of several countries.
Alexander Lukashenko holds negotiations with Ecuador President in New York
Alexander Lukashenko holds negotiations with Ecuador President in New York Recently, the negotiations between Belarus and Ecuador Presidents have been concluded, as a result of which the two  leaders agreed on Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ecuador. The Belarusian-Ecuador relations were discussed with an emphasis on the trade and economic sector.  The heads of state also talked over the current state of the bilateral cooperation projects outlined during the previous summits. The parties agreed to intensify the work.  
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Egyptian and Latvian counterparts in New York
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Egyptian and Latvian counterparts in New York At the New York summit, leaders actively use the opportunity to meet with each other. On September 28, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with his Egyptian counterpart. Also a brief conversation was held with the President of Latvia.

28.09.2015

President Lukashenko to speak at general debate of 70th UN General Assembly session September 28
President Lukashenko to speak at general debate of 70th UN General Assembly session September 28 The 70th session of the UN General Assembly is taking place these days in New York. Taking part in it is the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the general debate on September 28. Also in New York, the Belarusian leader is holding talks with heads of state and prominent politicians. The day before, on September 27, the Belarusian head of state spoke at the plenary session of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development presenting the national position of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko addresses UN Summit on Sustainable Development in New York Leaders of states and diplomats gathered for a UN summit on sustainable development and the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been the highest international tribune.

27.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets with IMF's Christine Lagarde
Alexander Lukashenko meets with IMF's Christine Lagarde The President of Belarus continues the visit to the United States. Alexander Lukashenko will address the plenary session of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. The Head of State will present the national position of Belarus country in this area. The working schedule of the President includes a number of bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries, as well as with the Secretary General of the United Nations. In fact, peace is incredibly fragile. And the lesson was presented to the world here in New York, in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001.
Alexander Lukashenko talks about his 2015 election campaign
Alexander Lukashenko about his 2015 election campaign President Lukashenko visited September 25 Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ). BMZ is the largest steel company in Europe. Over 30 years, the plant has produced more than 40 million tons of steel. A new rolling mill has been built here recently. The Belarus President has personally launched the new production facility. The employees of the industrial giant had an opportunity to ask Alexander Lukashenko any questions they wanted.  One of them concerned the wave of refugees in Europe. Will it affect Belarus.
Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York
Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the UN General Assembly in New York for the fourth time. Expectations are high from each president: Putin, Obama, Xi Jinping... This will not be the first address of the Belarus President to the UN. The previous speech of Lukashenko at the UN was memorable by tough truth about what is happening in the world.

26.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko visited BMZ: Your major problem is problem of realization
Alexander Lukashenko visits BMZ: Sales is your major problem On September 25, Alexander Lukashenko visited the Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ) in Zhlobin, where he launched a new production line. BMZ was opened three decades ago, but managed to become the leader of Belarusian national industry. And not only national. A new workshop, a wire-rod mill, opened by the President will produce products which are in great demand abroad.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ukrainian President on anniversary
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Ukrainian President on anniversary On September 26, the Ukrainian leader, Petro Poroshenko, celebrates his 50th anniversary. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated the Ukrainian counterpart on this date. Alexander Lukashenko expressed the hope that a strong-willed character and rich life experience of Mr. Poroshenko will help to return peace to the brotherly Ukrainian land and ensure the well-being of hard-working Ukrainian people.
Alexander Lukashenko on working visit to USA
Alexander Lukashenko on working visit to USA On September 26, the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the USA which will last until September 29. The head of state is to take part in events of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which will result in adoption of a post-2015 international sustainable development agenda. Alexander Lukashenko will make a speech during the session of the summit to outline Belarus' stance on the matter.

25.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko launched new production line at BMZ
Alexander Lukashenko launches new production line at BMZ The Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ) in Zhlobin is among five largest Belarus enterprises. Today, the manufacturing giant was visited by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. In solemn atmosphere, the Head of State has launched a new production line. The construction of a new workshop, a wire-rod mill, was started in 2012. The Italian company was made a contractor. The workshop is expected to become one of the most advanced in the world.
Maxim Shevchenko in Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev
Maxim Shevchenko in Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev Welcome to the program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. This week's guest is a Russian political journalist Maxim Shevchenko. Egor Khrustalev: Getting ready for a meeting with you, I watched a number of your interviews where you opposed most of your interviewees. Frankly speaking, I expected you to be a sharp person in real life, but you kindly invited us to your house. Is this a kind of professional mask or the thing is in your attitude to an interlocutor?

24.09.2015

Presidential election 2015. Members of Belarus' election commissions undergo training
Presidential election 2015. Members of Belarus' election commissions undergo training The election campaign in Belarus is in full swing. Now Belarusian presidential candidates are campaigning all over the country. Election commissions are preparing for major political event of the year. Special trainings were held in several cities of Belarus on 24 September. Alla Chubakova, Chairman of Svensk precinct election commission, Slavgorod district, Mogilev region:This is to ensure that on the election day everyone can work smoothly and so that everything is done in accordance with the Electoral Code.    
United Arab Emirates to actively invest in Belarus
United Arab Emirates to actively invest in Belarus The United Arab Emirates will be actively invest in Belarus. This was stated by the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Belarus at a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko. The diplomat, who is completing his mission in Belarus, noted the high level of cooperation, which is based on the warm personal contacts of the two leaders. Objectives are ambitious, including to increase trade turnover by 7 times.
Belarusian cyclists win two gold medals at UCI World Championships
Belarusian cyclists win two gold medals at UCI World Championships The national team of Belarus won two gold medals at the UCI World Championships, which is taking place in the United States. Elena Omelyusik won the team race, while Vasily Kiriyenko came in first in the time trial. The President of Belarus congratulated the athletes. Alexander Lukashenko wished all the cycling national team good health, good luck and the highest Olympic successes.
Belarus' presidential election 2015: Campaigning accents
Belarus' presidential election 2015: Campaigning accents Campaigning continues. Candidates for the president every day organize pickets, meetings and appear on radio and television. The Belarusian presidential campaign covers all the regions and localities without exception. Access to information is free. This is noted by numerous observers who are growing in numbers in these pre-election weeks.
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs
Belarus President to take personal control of claims from senior officials, company chiefs The problem of non-recovered receivables is the scourge of Belarus' public finances. The President held a meeting on September 23, during which he stressed that it is foreign receivables of Belarusian enterprises are of the greatest concern. After all, it is easier to cope with difficulties inside the country. The meeting considered the ways Minsk Tractor Works is resolving these issues.

23.09.2015

President: Belarus needs more efforts to collect foreign receivables
President: Belarus needs more efforts to collect foreign receivables To intensify efforts to collect foreign receivables was requirement of the Belarus President. Today Mr Lukashenko met with relevant officials to consider how to solve this problem on an example of Minsk Tractor Works. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the economy is now experiencing real problems because of unreturned receivables. Simply put, Belarusian enterprises lose currency. According to some reports, the total receivables for products delivered to Russia in 2015 increased by more than 30%. The President instructed officials to sort out the issue.
China Ambassador Cui Qiming hails recent Belarusian-Chinese relations
China Ambassador hails recent progress in Belarusian-Chinese relations Industry, construction and IT... All these are the areas in which Belarus and China found common ground. The most global joint project is the establishment of the industrial park "Great Stone". The Belarusian "Silicon Valley" will be one of the key elements in the economic belt of the Silk Road. Frequent meetings of the two presidents emphasize deep mutual interest to cooperate. In May, the Chinese leader visited Belarus, while Alexander Lukashenko paid a return visit to China in September 2015.
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus' application for 2016 Rio Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus' application for 2016 Rio Olympics Darya Domracheva, Victoria Azarenka, and Anton Kushnir. It is not the entire list of names from the world of sport that are now associated with Belarus. Thanks to successful performances one can safely speak about the high prestige of Belarus in the global Olympic family. On September 22 the sports theme sounded at the Belarusian Olympic committee. Alexander Lukashenko visited the National Olympic Committee and signed application for participation of our team in the summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

22.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko lays Olympic alley in Minsk
President Lukashenko lays Olympic alley in Minsk Belarusian sport contributes greatly to the promotion of national interests, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the National Olympic Committee. Successes in sport (Belarus has a lot of them) promote our country in the international arena. The head of state also noted that Belarus is associated with the name biathlon star Darya Domracheva. Now our athletes are preparing for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Their performances will largely determine the image of the country.
Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions
Cooperation with Ulyanovsk region may become clear example of Belarus' collaboration with Russian regions The aftermath of the Second Regional Forum of Belarus and Russia. On September 21, President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of the Ulyanovsk region of Russia. Actually, this dialogue can be called a continuation of a recent talk at the highest level in Sochi.
President: Belarusian sport promotes national interests
President: Belarusian sport promotes national interests Belarusian sport contributes greatly to the promotion of national interests, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the National Olympic Committee. Success in sport, (Belarus has a lot of them) promote our country in the international arena. Now Belarusian athletes are preparing for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. This will be a serious test for each athlete and coach, and for Belarusian sport as a whole.
Ulyanovsk region delegation to meet with Belarusian partners
Ulyanovsk region delegation to meet with Belarusian partners On September 22, the Ulyanovsk region businessmen and officials will meet with Belarusian partners at the Economic Forum. An open dialogue and new opportunities for Belarus-Russia cooperation. It’s expected that the talks will encourage further development of bilateral relations.

21.09.2015

Direct contacts with Russian companies is basis of Belarus-Russia trade-economic cooperation, President Lukashenko says
Direct contacts with Russian companies is basis of Belarus-Russia trade-economic cooperation, President Lukashenko says Direct contacts with Russian companies is the basis of trade-economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia, noted President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with the governor of the Ulyanovsk region. This meeting is a continuation of a recent conversation, which began at a high level in Sochi.
Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus in Sochi: live discussion in program What's going on with Egor Khrustalev
Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus in Sochi: live discussion in program What's going on with Egor Khrustalev The Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus in Sochi definitely became the highlight of the past week. The two heads of state attended it.
67 commercial export contracts signed at Sochi Forum of Regions
67 commercial export contracts signed at Sochi Forum of Regions On September 18, as many as 67 export and commercial contracts were signed at the Second Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Sochi. The presidents of the two states attended it. The Union State’s industrial policy became its key topic. By the way, Belarus government signed cooperation agreements with five Russia’s regions.

20.09.2015

2015 Belarus' presidential candidates' campaigning
2015 Belarus' presidential candidates' campaigning Presidential candidates in Belarus have started campaigning. The European Union has taken out a carrot if... Let's see what western experts and ordinary Belarusians think about the 2015 presidential election campaign. Cossack songs, folk flavor, accordion, guitar, slogans and appeals - 2015 campaigning in Belarus is gaining momentum. Each of the presidential candidates tries to use these days as efficiently as possible.
CSTO summit in Tajikistan coincides with elimination of local insurgency
CSTO summit in Tajikistan coincides with elimination of local insurgency Last week the capital of Tajikistan hosted a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization - CSTO. Strangely enough but the summit coincided with the elimination of a group of local rebels. Evgeny Gorin has details.  The CSTO summit in Dushanbe was unique from the very beginning. During the 13 years of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the presidents of the member states met outside of Russia for the first time.
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan presidents meet at Sochi Forum of Regions
Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan presidents meet at Sochi Forum of Regions The Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus has moved to the site of Olympic records - Sochi. It was no longer biathlon and freestyle magicians who caused a furor but Belarusian equipment and food. At the same time, discussions were held between statesmen and businessmen. The presence of presidents Lukashenko and Putin increased the status of the meeting. The Belarusian delegation included about 150 people - senators, heads of large enterprises and governors.

19.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus values relations with Russian regions
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus values relations with Russian regions Belarus values the relations with Russian regions, Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Belarusian leader noted that the parties keep an eye on all the emerging issues, including a mutual turnover reduction. At the same time Alexander Lukashenko added that Belarus’ trade turnover with a number of Russian regions is even higher than with certain states.
Alexander Lukashenko: Do not blame us for turning away from Russia
Alexander Lukashenko: Do not blame Belarus for turning away from Russia On September 18, Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the second Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Sochi. The economic integration topic was discussed in a broader format. The leaders of the states joined the Forum’s participants. Alexander Lukashenko considers that inter-regional cooperation is a key factor in enhancing economic capacities of the two states. The Belarusian head of state has also proposed specific measures to improve the financial situation of the Union State.

17.09.2015

Astrologer Pavel Globa: Alexander Lukashenko will be like Fidel Castro, quite clearly. Castro ruled about 50 years
Astrologer Pavel Globa: Alexander Lukashenko will be like Fidel Castro, quite clearly. Castro ruled about 50 years Guest of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev is astrologer Pavel Globa. Mr Globa, thank you for taking the time for this conversation. I had the honor to interview you more than 20 years ago when I was a young journalist. Pavel Globa: I remember. You look wonderful. It seems times doesn't affect you. Pavel Globa: You flatter me. I do not care. Women care but I don't...

15.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko heads for Sochi to partake in Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
Alexander Lukashenko heads for Sochi to partake in Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions The President of Belarus left Tajikistan today and is going to Russia's Sochi for a working visit. Alexander Lukashenko is going to take part in the Second Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus. The sides will discuss in Sochi the strengthening of cooperation between Belarus and Russia. The forum itself will take place on September 17-18.  
Presidents of CSTO member states agree to streamline the organization
Presidents of CSTO member states agree to streamline the organization The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be optimized. This was agreed in Dushanbe by leaders of the CSTO member states. Taking part in the CSTO Council's meeting was the Belarus President as well as the leaders of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. They were welcomed by the head of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. CSTO countries today are concerned about the deteriorating situation on their borders, which is due to regional conflicts that have not yet ended. All this was reflected in the final document. 
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to assist Tajikistan in any moment
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to assist Tajikistan at any time September 14 the President of Belarus began a working visit to Tajikistan. Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council. The main theme of the meeting is the strengthening of military cooperation in the region. On September 14, the Belarusian head of state met with the President of Tajikistan.    Belarusian plane with Alexander Lukashenko on board landed in the Tajik airport yesterday in the afternoon.
Minsk to ship MAZ trucks to Dushanbe as humanitarian assistance
Minsk to ship MAZ trucks to Dushanbe as humanitarian assistance Minsk will deliver humanitarian assistance to Dushanbe in the form of MAZ trucks. This decision was made by President Alexander Lukashenko, said on September 14 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan Olga Gavruk. According to her, when Tajik partners become better acquainted with Belarusian technologies, cooperation in this area will increase dramatically. The diplomat also noted the active development and cooperation in the field of education.
President Lukashenko: CSTO calls for stronger military power and crisis response mechanisms
President Lukashenko: CSTO calls for stronger military power and crisis response mechanisms The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be optimized. This was agreed in Dushanbe by CSTO leaders. Taking part in the meeting of the Council was the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, as well as the leaders of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. They were welcomed by the head of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, whose country hosted the summit.
Belarus President taking part in CSTO Collective Security Council session The CSTO Collective Security Council met on September 15 to discuss regional security. The meeting, which began just several hours ago, is attended by President Alexander Lukashenko as well as the leaders of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. 

14.09.2015

Boost to Belarusian potash industry: Russia building new processing complex near Starobin potassium salt deposit
Boost to Belarus' potash industry: Russia building new processing complex near Starobin potassium salt deposit Belarus launches a large-scale project. A mining and processing complex will be erected near the Starobin potassium salt deposit. On September 11, there was launched the construction of the company that is expected to further strengthen the positions of Belarus in the global potash market. Last Friday, the Belarus President laid a capsule at the site of the future plant and talked with locals.
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15 The President of Belarus will take part in a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council. It will open September 15 in Dushanbe, but the heads of the member states will arrive in the capital of Tajikistan today. The agenda includes more than 15 questions. In particular, the parties will discuss the current state of affairs in the Collective Security Treaty Organization also focusing on the organization's budget for 2016.

13.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko wants to use Belarus-India decades-long ties
Alexander Lukashenko wants to use Belarus-India decades-long ties A meeting between the Indian and Belarusian leaders was held in June 2015. Back then the two presidents agreed to increase the volume of trade and signed a roadmap for cooperation noting several major contracts. Indian partners have again visited the Belarusian capital this week. This time, the delegation was headed by the Minister of Industry and Trade.
President Lukashenko to pay working visits to Dushanbe, Sochi September 15-18
President Lukashenko to pay working visits to Dushanbe, Sochi September 15-18 The CSTO Collective Security Council will meet on September 15 in the capital of Tajikistan. Taking part in the session will be the President of Belarus.  The agenda of the meeting of the current session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization has more than 15 questions. Alexander Lukashenko will then leave Dushanbe and pay a working visit to the Russian Federation, where he will participate in the 2nd Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus, which will be held in Sochi on September 17-18.

10.09.2015

President Lukashenko discusses with Darya Domracheva preparation for Biathlon Race of Legends
President Lukashenko discusses with Darya Domracheva preparation for Biathlon Race of Legends Let's start with the theme of the upcoming sports event that will certainly be the main event this Saturday, which is the City Day. We are talking about Race of Legends, which will gather in Minsk world biathlon stars who have completed their career. President Alexander Lukashenko discussed the preparation for the event with the Hero of Belarus, triple Olympic champion, winner of the Big Crystal Globe last season Darya Domracheva September 10. As a true fan of biathlon the head of state asked about the expectations and preparation for the upcoming sporting event.

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