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25.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Land is a great value for any state
Belarus to amend land laws for better social guarantees Alexander Lukashenko demands perfect order when it comes to land use. The head of state set this task on May 21 at a meeting to improve legislation on protection and use of lands. The Government made a number of proposals to the President on the allocation and withdrawal of land plots. Innovations touched the rules of construction and sale of land. The main principles of land use are effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility. Perfect order should be saved on lands. No wonder lands are called the Belarusian brand, and even the face of the country, said the head of state.
Belarus interested in supplying machinery for Myanmar's mines, agriculture Belarus is actively engaging in dialogue with partners on the other side of the continent. Belarus is ready to develop cooperation with Myanmar in all areas. This matter was discussed at the meeting of the Belarus President with the Chairman of Chamber of the National Assembly of the Union of that Asian country.  The main area of the bilateral cooperation could be agriculture and supplies of Belarusian machinery. Also, cooperation in education and tourism is on the cards.

24.05.2015

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill
Alexander Lukashenko sends name day greetings to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill Orthodox believers are marking a double holiday on May 24: Day of Remembrance of Saints Cyril and Methodius and the name day of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. President Alexander Lukashenko sent name day greetings to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
Belarus' nature
How Belarusian purity is becoming the country's brand Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping said three times about the beauty of Belarus. While in the plane, he noticed how beautiful Belarus is from the air. Probably, President Lukashenko still remembers Mr Xi Jinping's words, which he spoke about at the conference of the trade unions on Friday. He recalled the visit of the great guest, mentioned White Russia and held a separate meeting on amendments to land use the day before. Xi Jinping, the chairman of the Chinese People's Republic:Indeed, we saw a very beautiful country.
Pakistan's flag
Alexander Lukashenko to pay official visit to Pakistan May 26-27 As it became known on May 22, Alexander Lukashenko will pay an official visit to Pakistan on May 26-27.  The Head of State will hold talks, including with President Mamnoon Hussain. During the visit, Belarus and Pakistan are going to sign several bilateral documents.
Belarus does not want to be against anyone in Eastern Partnership Let us begin with the European theme. The Belarusian duo Uzari and Maimuna did not reach the final of Eurovision. Not everything is so simple on the big stage. However, neither it is in politics. Many countries in the near future will not get into the EU since the summit of the Eastern Partnership in Riga bypassed the topic of EU enlargement. Visa exemptions for Georgia and Ukraine, have been postponed too.
Alexander Lukashenko speaking at the conference of trade unions of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus wants to be source of peace, which is essence of our politics Belarus needs to preserve labor groups no matter what it takes. This was said on May 22 by the President of Belarus at the 7th Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus. A large-scale forum started several days ago in Belarus. Delegates from across the country and abroad came to the Belarusian capital. All in all, more than five hundred people. Today the Federation of Trade Unions unites almost three dozen trade unions, plus six regional and the Minsk association.

21.05.2015

Palace of Independence
Perfect order is Belarus' brand, President Lukashenko says This is our brand and our face. Perfect order must be preserved on Belarus' lands. This instruction was given by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on May 21 at a meeting on improving legislation on protection and use of land. In particular, the meeting participants talked about the changes in terms and seizure and granting of land. Land is the greatest value for any state. The President underlined that they must be effectively used.

19.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meeting with Metropolitan Filaret
Metropolitan Filaret, Belarus President discuss cooperation between Belarusian Orthodox Church and state On May 19, the President met with Metropolitan Filaret, honorable Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus. It has become a tradition for Alexander Lukashenko to visit every spring the spiritual mentor and a good friend. The Head of State thanked the Metropolitan for his work and dedicated service to the benefit of the state and the Belarusian people. Metropolitan Filaret and Mr Lukashenko discussed cooperation between the Belarusian Orthodox Church and the state. They talked warmly and exchanged gifts.
Alexander Radkov
Alexander Radkov retires as Assistant of Belarus President for health reasons Alexander Radkov has been relieved of the post of Assistant of the President of Belarus for health reasons. The corresponding decree was signed by the Belarusian head of state.
Russian bank ready to support Belarusian businesses in difficult economic conditions How to make Belarusian economy work more efficiently? This was the main topic of yesterday's meeting of the Belarus President with the Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia German Gref. At the beginning Alexander Lukashenko noted a special position of the Russian bank in respect of our country. The Head of State recalled how a few years ago it was this very financial institution that, unlike many other Russian companies, supported Belarus. This meeting also took place in a difficult external economic environment.   

18.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko (L) and German Gref (R)
Alexander Lukashenko meets chief of major Russian bank German Gref How to make Belarusian economy work more efficiently? This matter was discussed at the May 18 meeting of the Belarus President with Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia German Gref. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that not everything is smooth in the Belarus economy. In particular, the situation is influenced by the neighboring countries - our traditional partners. However, there are some positive trends. We are gradually developing new markets and expanding our presence in other countries. 
Why does China need Belarus? Results of Xi Jinping's state visit
Why is China interested in Belarus? Xi Jinping's state visit review The most significant foreign policy event of the week was Xi Jinping's state visit to Belarus. The head of China spent three days in Minsk. And these three days are likely to be decisive in the relations between the two countries in the coming years, and perhaps decades. After all, as Xi Jinping confessed, here and now, there has started a new era in the Belarusian-Chinese relations.

17.05.2015

Keep "golden hands and brains". How do Belarusian companies execute President's order? The situation on the labor market has been in the center of the President's attention this week. It is possible, he argues, to make parasites work. Belarus should also keep "golden hands and brains" at Belarusian enterprises even if it is hardly possible, said Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on Thursday.
Xi Jinping's state visit to Belarus: Expert commentary in TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko"
Xi Jinping's state visit to Belarus: Expert commentary in TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko" The new "Silk Road" will pass through Belarus. This topic was discussed among numerous others last week during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Minsk.
Belarus President's visit to MTZ: report of TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko"
Belarus President's visit to MTZ: report of TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko" Cost-effectiveness of the visit of the Chinese president is $18 billion. Belarus plans to get this amount from cooperation with China. For example, Belarus intends to establish in China assembly plants of Gomselmash and MTZ. By the way, during the week, President Lukashenko visited Minsk Tractor Works. Meeting with the staff, he spoke not only about tractors, but also recalled the importance of the visit of the Chinese leader and explained the situation with regard to the most pressing problems of today.
Alexander Lukashenko explains Minsk Tractor Works economic problems Alexander Lukashenko visited Minsk Tractor Works and talked to factory workers. In today's world, competition makes Belarusian companies produce competitive products, primarily in terms of design and quality. The Head of State once again assured that Belarus will save all labor collectives. The President started the conversation from the reasons for his arrival. After rumors about the MTZ in some media the head of state decided to see the work in person.
Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus should avoid unjustified import
President Lukashenko says Belarus should avoid unjustified import The Belarus President calls on the Government to take all necessary measures to protect the domestic market from unjustified imports. Alexander Lukashenko said this on May 15 during a visit to Minsk Tractor Works. The head of state was informed about the financial and economic activities and prospects of the company. Anastasia Ivannikova, CTV:Every tenth of a tractor in the world is from Belarus. Today, MTZ is the face of the country. For almost 70 years, the products of the plant were shipped to 125 countries.

14.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: We need to maintain qualified personnel at all costs
Alexander Lukashenko: We need to maintain stability in Belarus' labor market The President of Belarus demanded that the government do everything possible to retain qualified personnel at enterprises. A difficult situation on the labor market was discussed by the Belarus president today at the meeting with the government. The conversation was serious and thorough. The President noted that he is aware of disturbing trends in this area. 
Chinese media coverage of Xi Jinping visit to Belarus Chinese media coverage of Xi Jinping visit to Belarus The visit of the PRC president to Belarus is one of the most discussed topics in the world press. Headlines of the fresh Chinese newspapers were devoted to the Minsk negotiations. News bulletins on the leading Chinese TV channels started with this topic.

13.05.2015

Belarus parliament adopts Victory Day amnesty bill
Belarus parliament considers Victory Day amnesty bill The draft law on amnesty in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory was reviewed by the Belarusian parliament. On May 13, the MPs adopted a document in two readings. It was introduced into the House of Representatives by President Alexander Lukashenko on May 7. Following the approval in the lower house of the parliament, the draft law will be passed for approval to the Council of the Republic and only then it will be signed by the head of state.
Alexander Lukashenko: Visit of Xi Jinping is a great sign for Belarus and we should use it
Alexander Lukashenko: Xi Jinping's visit is a great sign for Belarus and we should use it Interaction between regions and enterprises should become a driving force of cooperation between China and Belarus, said Alexander Lukashenko during the opening of China-Belarus interregional business forum on 11 May. The event of such a level took place in Belarus for the first time. Representatives of more than 160 Chinese enterprises came to Belarus. The China-Belarus Industrial Park is going to be a great ground for cooperation. Chinese businessmen are interested in Belarusian corn and its seeds. Distant-relative seeds are the best genetic material.
Alexander Lukashenko, Xi Jinping visit Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone
Alexander Lukashenko, Xi Jinping visit Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone The head of China Xi Jinping concluded his state visit to Belarus. In National Airport Minsk Alexander Lukashenko personally said goodbye to the distinguished guest. At the end of the state visit, the Chinese President visited the Belarusian-Chinese Industrial Park. 
Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping visiting the Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Chinese president awards Belarusian WWII veterans with Medals of Peace Chinese President Xi Jinping has awarded Medals of Peace to 15 Belarusian veterans who took part in the fight against Japanese aggressors at the end of the Second World War. A solemn ceremony was held in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, where Xi Jinping was personally accompanied by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. The two leaders made several stops in the museum halls.
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarus on reaching 2015 IIHF WM quarterfinals
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarus on reaching 2015 IIHF WM quarterfinals President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated the national team of Belarus on their reaching the quarterfinals of the 2015 IIHF World Championship. Belarus, in the last group stage match, won at Norway 3-2 to secure a place in the playoffs.  In the Norway game Belarusians again showed a brilliant display, which secured a playoffs place for Belarus and an opportunity to host Olympic qualification. Belarus will also remain in the elite division. In the quarterfinals, Belarusians will meet leaders of group A Canada.

11.05.2015

Belarus celebrates Victory Day
Belarus celebrates Victory Day, WWII veterans honored countrywide Belarus celebrates Victory Day: 600,000 of audience, about 250 pieces of equipment, the foreigners, the veterans and numerous “Thank you” Last week Belarus, like many other countries, celebrated the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazism. The most exiting show on 9 May was a parade that included many symbols that characterize our attitude not only to the past, but also to the present and to the future. The audience was really impressed by the anniversary show.
Alexander Lukashenko, Xi Jinping visit Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko, Xi Jinping visit Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk Historical memory becomes particularly valuable in crisis times when the world's future is uncertain. This statement was made by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko while visiting the Museum of the Great Patriotic War with President Xi Jinping. Now the museum features a separate exhibition "Belarus and China. Milestones of military brotherhood".
Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping at Belarusian-Chinese business forum
President Lukashenko stresses importance of cooperation between Chinese and Belarusian regions and businesses Interaction between regions and enterprises should become the leading driving force of cooperation between Belarus and China, stated Alexander Lukashenko on May 11 at the opening of the Belarusian-Chinese interregional business forum. The event of such a level is taking place in our country for the first time. It is planned to sign about thirty contracts. The sides will focus on investment.
Chinese President Xi Jinping lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk May 11
Chinese President Xi Jinping lays wreath at Victory Monument in Minsk May 11 On May 11, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid a wreath at the Victory Monument in Minsk. The solemn ceremony was accompanied by the honor guard of the Armed Forces of Belarus. From Victory Square, the head of China went to the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War.
Presidents Lukashenko, Xi Jinping taking part in Belarusian-Chinese inter-regional business forum in Minsk
Presidents Lukashenko, Xi Jinping taking part in Belarusian-Chinese inter-regional business forum in Minsk "Accumulate forces to intensify cooperation." This is the slogan of the May 11 Belarus-Chinese interregional business forum in Minsk. It is attended by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of China Xi Jinping. According to the head of state, the interaction between regions and enterprises should become the leading driving force of cooperation between Belarus and China. Alexander Lukashenko assured Xi Jinping that our country will do everything necessary to effectively promote China's own interests in Europe.
Xi Jinpings' visit to Belarus: new era in Belarusian-Chinese strategic partnership
Xi Jinping's visit to Belarus: new era in Belarusian-Chinese strategic partnership On May 10, one of the most influential people in the world (as it is often called in the American media) - Chinese President Xi Jinping - paid a state visit to Belarus. In Minsk, the Palace of Independence hosted official talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping.

10.05.2015

Belarus President: China has long been exemplary for me
Belarus President: China has long been exemplary for me The President earlier emphasized the importance of cooperation with China in the interview to the China Central Television and the news agency "Xinhua". Numbers suggest that Belarus and China are strategic partners. In 2014 alone, the countries' trade stood at more than $3 billion. Political dialogue is well established, too. In the international arena, Belarus and China support each other on key issues. Almost every year, the parties exchange visits at different levels.
Xi Jinping arrives in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko, Xi Jinping to hold official talks on May 10 Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Belarus on a state visit. Bread and salt and flowers - everything is according to Belarus' traditions when an important guest comes. Alexander Lukashenko personally met the honorable guest at National Airport Minsk. Red carpet, honor guard and flowers for the first lady of China - everything is according to the canons of diplomatic protocol. Before taking a seat in the car, Xi Jinping greeted senior officials and diplomats.
Kyrgyzstan joins Eurasian Economic Union
Kyrgyzstan joins Eurasian Economic Union. Report by TV program "Picture of the World Yuri Koziyatko" An informal summit of the leaders of some of the CIS countries in Moscow was timed to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory. President Lukashenko took part in the meeting. And not only in this one. Both took place in the Russian capital on May 8. The presidents of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states held a meeting for the first time in the full format since the launch of the EEU on January 1, 2015. Natalia Breus has details.
Minsk Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015 - report by TV program "Picture of the World by Yuri Koziyatko"
Minsk Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015 - report by TV program "Picture of the World by Yuri Koziyatko" Belarus marked the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory with military parades all over the country, with the main one in Minsk. The grand spectacle was attended by hundreds of thousands of Belarusians and visitors. The flower laying ceremony, which began the festivities in the Belarus capital brought together representatives of foreign diplomatic missions, senior officials and, of course, veterans.  Alexander Lukashenko spoke with the latter warmly and sincerely.
Xi Jinping, Chinese President
Reasons for Xi Jinping's visit to Belarus. Analysis by TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko" China's President Xi Jinping was one of the first persons to shake hands with the newly elected Kazakh President Nazarbayev. The leader of China arrived in Kazakhstan on a visit last week and then went to Moscow, where he is now. And his next leg of the trip will be Minsk. The visit of the President of the People's Republic of China is very important for Belarus. And for China, of course. Not long ago, the leader of China made a great tour of Europe.

09.05.2015

President Lukashenko says WWII lessons vital at present
President Lukashenko says WWII lessons vital at present Belarus is celebrating Victory Day on May 9. 70 victories and 70 years celebrations. And this is in Minsk alone. The main event was of course the military parade and the sport-youth march "Our victories to you, Belarus!".
Victory Day parade 2015 in Belarus
Victory Day parade 2015 in Belarus: Full video and photos   A Victory Day parade was held in Belarus' city Minsk. The event dedicated to the victory over Nazism in WWII took place in the city center. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the parade. Watch photos and full video of the parade at the end of the article. "May 9" WWII veterans
Alexander Lukashenko sends Victory Day greetings to Belarusians
Alexander Lukashenko sends Victory Day greetings to Belarusians On May 9, Belarus enjoys the nationwide celebration of pride and glory. This is one of the most revered days in our history. The current Victory Day is special: in 2015, we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the momentous event. For Belarus, this is a holy date marking the war that took lives of every third Belarusian. No other country in the world knew such mass resistance to Nazi aggression. That is why veterans enjoy special gratitude these days.
Alexander Lukashenko: Ukraine is de facto winding down CIS activity but is unlikely to withdraw from it
Alexander Lukashenko: Ukraine is de facto winding down CIS activity but is unlikely to withdraw from it The main political news on May 8 are coming from Moscow. The city hosted two major summits with the participation of the President of Belarus. The first one was held in an informal atmosphere - a round table brought together the leaders of the CIS. A little later, the talks continued in a more restricted format - in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. At first, the Belarusian President's motorcade stopped in the Alexandrovsky Garden. Before the start of the negotiations, the Belarusian President laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Alexander Lukashenko lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow
Alexander Lukashenko lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow Moscow is hosting the informal CIS summit in which the President of Belarus is also taking part. The leaders of the Commonwealth countries are communicating "without ties". The focus is on the preparations for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the WWII victory. And it is very symbolic that the second day of the working visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Russia began with commemorative events. The Belarus President laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall.
On the eve of 70th anniversary of Great Victory, Alexander Lukashenko sends congratulatory messages to foreign leaders
On the eve of 70th WWII victory anniversary, President Lukashenko sends congratulatory messages to foreign leaders On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, the President of Belarus sent congratulatory messages to foreign leaders, prominent statesmen and leaders of integration associations.

08.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko presents State Awards to Honored Belarusians
Alexander Lukashenko presents State Awards to Honored Belarusians Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko presented State Awards on 7 May. The ceremony was held on the eve of Victory Day, so the atmosphere was especially solemn. Besides those who protect Belarus today the ceremony was attended by representatives of veterans’ organizations and, of course, WWII participants. Anastasia Ivannikova, CTV:Here they are, orders and medals.  As many as 39 people will be awarded today, and among them are military men, doctors, artists and, of course, veterans and Great Patriotic War participants.

07.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko confers new ranks to heads of Defense Ministry, KGB, Interior Ministry
Alexander Lukashenko confers new ranks to heads of Defense Ministry, KGB, Interior Ministry On May 7, the President of Belarus made a decision to award the military rank Lieutenant-General to the leaders of law enforcement agencies (L-R in the photo): Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov, chairman of the Committee of State Security Valeri Vakulchik, Interior Minister Igor Shunevich, Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Vashchenko and the Attorney General of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Konyuk.
Belarus President: We are poor heirs of those who won Great Victory in WWII
Belarus President: We are poor heirs of those who won Great Victory in WWII Victory Day greetings were sent on May 7 at the solemn meeting in Minsk dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in WWII. The meeting at the Palace of the Republic brought together more than two and a half thousand visitors, among whom there were a lot of veterans. And, as noted by President Alexander Lukashenko in his congratulation address, the whole world is indebted to the Soviet people for its feat.  
Alexander Lukashenko paying working visit to Russia The President of Belarus on May 7 went on a working visit to the Russian Federation. On May 8, Alexander Lukashenko will take part in an informal meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the CIS and in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Also, the President of Belarus will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin.
Alexander Lukashenko: 70 years after WWII Europe once again feels smell of burning The whole world is indebted to the Soviet people for its feat. This was stated by the President of Belarus on May 7 at the solemn meeting dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, which Belarus considers part of WWII (1941-1945). Speaking at the Palace of the Republic, Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the current celebration is a moment of truth. The victory requires unity and cohesion of the heirs of the Soviet people.
President Lukashenko presents state awards on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory
President Lukashenko presents state awards on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory Alexander Lukashenko presented state awards on May 7. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, the meeting was particularly solemn and symbolic. The ceremony brought together representatives of veterans' organizations and participants of WWII. Belarus has a special attitude to those who 70 years ago gave the country peace. Some 39 people received awards from the President of Belarus: veterans from across the country and the current defenders of the Fatherland.
Moscow
Alexander Lukashenko pays working visit to Russian Federation on May 7-8 President of Belarus will make a working visit to the Russian Federation May 7-8. Tomorrow, Alexander Lukashenko will take part in an informal meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State and in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. Also, the President of Belarus will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin.

06.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes necessity of the investment cooperation with China
Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes necessity of the investment cooperation with China President of the People’s Republic of China will arrive in Belarus in May 2015. His visit shows that there are far-reaching plans in terms of cooperation between Belarus and China, which intense development has started in recent years. We received this footage an hour before airtime. Anna Belyaeva, from Minsk, is singing this song in Beijing for the first time. The song was written by Belarusian musicians, who were inspired by the paintings of the Chinese artist Liang Yonghe. After the concert, Liang finally found appropriate words to express gratitude.

05.05.2015

President Lukashenko meets with well-known Soviet and Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko
President Lukashenko meets with prominent Soviet, Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko On May 5, the Belarus President met with well-known Soviet and Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Yevgeny Yevtushenko repeatedly mentioned Belarus in his literary works.  His memories are mainly related with his mother, who was a native of the Gomel region. The poet noted that Belarus today is associated with the platform for a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. However, the President and the poet were talking not only about politics. 
Alexander Lukashenko: One does not need a salary increase if prices don't rise Work of enterprises, monitoring of prices and wages - these issues were discussed at the May 5 meeting between the Belarus President and the Minister of Labor and Social Protection. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that in spite of optimization of industries it is necessary to retain qualified staff. In the near future, the head of state is going to visit a number of enterprises. The conversation also touched on rising prices. Alexander Lukashenko set the task to avoid unreasonable increase in prices.
Alexander Lukashenko notes certain warming in Belarus-EU relations Austria is ready to contribute to the development of relations between Belarus and the European Union. This matter was discussed at a meeting of the President with the Minister for European Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria. Alexander Lukashenko noted that there is certain warming in the relations between Belarus and the EU. 
Belarus' President gives interview to Chinese media ahead of Xi Jinping's visit
Belarus' President gives interview to Chinese media ahead of Xi Jinping's visit Huge audience from 150 countries. Alexander Lukashenko gave an interview to China Central Television and the news agency "Xinhua". He talked to reporters on the eve of the visit of President Xi Jinping to Minsk. Numbers suggest that Belarus and China are strategic partners.  In 2014 alone, the countries' trade stood at more than $3 billion. Political dialogue is well established, too. In the international arena, Belarus and China support each other on key issues. Almost every year, parties exchange of visits at different levels.
China's Xi Jinping to visit Belarus May 10-12
PRC President Xi Jinping to visit Belarus May 10-12 The Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Belarus from 10 to 12 May. This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. Xi Jinping will visit Minsk on the invitation of President Alexander Lukashenko. The President's trip will begin with an official visit to Kazakhstan. On 8 and 9 May, he will be in Moscow to participate in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

04.05.2015

Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Alexander Kosinets (R)
Alexander Lukashenko for more efficient cooperation with China Cooperation with the People’s Republic of China was the main topic of the working meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and head of the Presidential Administration Alexander Kosinets. China is one of the major political, economic and diplomatic partners of Belarus. The partnership was also discussed during Alexander Kosinets’ recent visit to Beijing. Questions of the international, trade and economic, credit and investment cooperation were discussed in the course of the meeting.
Alexander Lukashenko meeting Sebastian Kurz
Austria ready to assist improvement of Belarus-EU ties Austria is ready to contribute to the development of positive dynamism of relations between Belarus and the European Union. This was discussed at a meeting of the Belarus President with the Minister for European Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out a thaw in Belarus' relations with the West. The President hopes that European countries will take a number of steps towards Belarus in the right direction.
Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration makes working visit to Minsk
Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration makes working visit to Minsk Austria is ready to contribute to the development of positive dynamism in relations between Belarus and the EU.  The matter was discussed at a meeting of the president with the Minister for European Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz.  Mr Kurz is on a working visit in Minsk. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko pointed out a thaw in relations with the West. 
Alexander Lukashenko gives interview to Chinese media
Alexander Lukashenko gives interview to Chinese media President Alexander Lukashenko is giving an interview to Chinese media - China Central Television the news agency Xinhua. The main state broadcaster of China is the most influential and popular in the country. The total TV audience is about 1.3 billion people. This is the only TV company in the world that broadcasts in all six working languages ​​of the United Nations. 

03.05.2015

Belarus President's State of the Nation Address in 2015
Experts on President Lukashenko's State of the Nation Address 2015 The strategy for the near future. Economy continues to be the basis for the development of the Belarusian state. The annual state of the nation address of the President to the people and the Parliament becomes a handbook and a guide to action for the Government. Today, the whole of society, without exaggeration, is awaiting the implementation of the 10 steps for further effective development of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with farmers and officials in Mogilev region
Alexander Lukashenko meets with farmers in Mogilev region: Report of "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko" Alexander Lukashenko visited the Mogilev region on May 2 to familiarize himself with the spring sowing campaign and meet with farmers. The visit can be called a sudden. This is done deliberately in order to be able to get a full and objective picture of the situation in Belarus' agriculture.
Alexander Lukashenko's State of the Nation Address: Picture of the World's analysis The Belarus President is studying the state of affairs on his own - this is his peculiarity. An important public meeting (like the old plenums) will be devoted to agriculture. Alexander Lukashenko said this during the week during his annual state of the nation address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The address is a key policy document for the near future. This is like a handbook for the authorities at all levels and an outlining of priorities for people. The outer world also listened to the address carefully.

30.04.2015

Economic security: how to protect domestic market and get people interested in local products
Economic security: How should Belarus protect its domestic market and get people interested in local products Belarus continues to actively discuss the President's address to the people and Parliament. The head of state touched on almost all the issues that concern Belarusians today.  In particular, he mentioned one of the components of economic security - the protection of the internal market.

29.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko's State of the Nation Address (April 29, 2015)
Alexander Lukashenko's State of the Nation Address (April 29, 2015) Decline in inflation is a priority in Belarus, noted the head of state during his state of the nation address to the people and the National Assembly. Such a dialogue has become an annual tradition in Belarus. As the President said, it allows raising problems that require urgent solutions. The meeting in the Parliament's Oval Hall brought together representatives of the government, heads of state administration bodies and the largest enterprises as well as diplomatic corps and media.
School in the Mogilev region: teachers watch the presidential address together with schoolchildren
Belarusians about President Lukashenko's state of the nation address The annual state of the nation address of Alexander Lukashenko actually voices the development strategy for the country in the near future. Therefore, officials and employees, and workers all over Belarus listened carefully to the head of state. People in uniform liked the clarity of wording and content of the message. The broadcast of the President's speech was available in all the military units of Belarus.  
Officials about expectations prior to Belarus President's State of Nation Address
Officials about expectations prior to Belarus President's State of Nation Address Before the meeting and the President's address, MPs, heads of government agencies, representatives of the diplomatic corps willingly shared their expectations about the main political event of the spring.
Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Mikhail Orda (R)
President Lukashenko instructs to find solution to problems with sick leave allowance The Belarus President has given an instruction to find a solution to problematic issues with sick leave payments. This matter was discussed at the April 28 meeting of the Head of State with Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus Mikhail Orda.  They talked over the government's decree No.569 that regulates the issues of payments for sick leave. In particular, the document affected the interests of women on maternity leave and young workers. In fact, it may happen that the size of these payments is minimal.

28.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko asks to tidy up Minsk prior to Victory Day President Alexander Lukashenko is concerned about the failure of instructions concerning the development of Minsk and intends to visit MTZ, and Minsk Motor Plant after the May holidays. On April 28, Alexander Lukashenko announced this during the meeting with Minsk authorities.  Minsk City Executive Committee chairman Andrei Shorets reported on the construction of the Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics. 
Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia: Week’s review This week, a new chapter in the Belarusian-Georgian trade and economic cooperation was started.  Alexander Lukashenko’s first official visit to Georgia is expected to increase bilateral trade at least threefold.  During the Soviet era, Georgia, along with Armenia and Azerbaijan, was a part of the so-called Transcaucasian Economic Region. Today, Belarus, following the West example, agreed to cooperate actively with all its ex-members.
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address
Belarus President to address parliament, Belarusian people 29 April The main political event of the spring. President Alexander Lukashenko on April 29 will address the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. This is traditionally one of the most important social and political events in Belarus. The head of state analyzes the situation in the country and the world, and voice the ways of Belarus' development in the near future. What has changed since last year's address? Ilona Volynets has the story.
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko concerned about lack of progress in Minsk's development The head of state is concerned about the failure to fulfill instructions for the development of the Belarus capital. He said this today at a meeting in the Palace of Independence. The emphasis was made on issues of the improvement of Minsk, work of Minsk's industrial enterprises, as well as preparation for the celebration of the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
President Lukashenko in forest affected by Chernobyl disaster
President Lukashenko: Agriculture and forests are major Belarusian resources Natalia Breus, CTV reporter:Belarusian forests were significantly affected by the Chernobyl disaster. 29 years passed. The number of contaminated forest areas has declined gradually, but they have not disappeared completely. Some 18 percent of the forest areas are still polluted. By 2020, this figure should be further reduced. Forests are Belarus’ national wealth. More than a third of the Belarus territory is covered with them. Regular radiation monitoring is held and specialized equipment is used in contaminated forest areas.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses cooperation with China with head of State Security Council
Alexander Lukashenko discusses cooperation with China with head of State Security Council The holding of the military parade and readiness of law enforcement agencies to ensure public order during the celebration of Victory Day on April 27 became the key topics of the meeting of the President and the Secretary of State of the Security Council. The President was also interested in how Belarusian military is training to take part in the Victory Day parade in Moscow.

27.04.2015

April 27 meeting between the Belarus head of state and the governor of the Chelyabinsk region (Russia)
Belarus, Chelyabisnk region of Russia interested in high-tech joint ventures Belarus and the Chelyabinsk region of Russia are interested in the establishment of joint ventures to produce high-tech products. Promising areas of cooperation were discussed at an April 27 meeting between the Belarus head of state and the governor of the Russian region.
Nursultan Nazarbayev (L) and Alexander Lukashenko (R)
President Lukashenko congratulates Nazarbayev on 2015 presidential election victory On April 27, Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev held a telephone conversation.  The Head of State congratulated his counterpart on a convincing victory in the early presidential elections in Kazakhstan held the other day. Mr Lukashenko expressed confidence that the strategic partnership between Belarus and Kazakhstan will continue to thrive both in a bilateral format and within the framework of the Eurasian economic integration.
President Lukashenko checks rehabilitation of Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District
President Lukashenko checks rehabilitation of lands in Chernobyl-hit district Yesterday Belarus and the rest of the world recalled the Chernobyl tragedy. The spread of radiation in 1986 after the accident at the Ukrainian station was 100 times greater than after two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  For most of the world this date is often just history but for Belarus, this is a really special date. The accident that occurred 29 years ago still has a negative impact on the various spheres of life.

26.04.2015

Belarus President visiting Chernobyl-hit areas
"My goal is to make them work." Belarus President about social parasites Life has confirmed the correctness of the decision on the rehabilitation of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster regions. Alexander Lukashenko said this on April 26 during his working trip to Slawharad district of the Mogilev region. In recent years, Belarus has accumulated unique experience in terms of the rehabilitation of degraded lands. Therefore, the President paid special attention to spring field work and asked the local farmers about possible crop this year.
Belarus President visits Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District
Belarus President visits Chernobyl-hit Slawharad District On April 26, which is the anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, the Belarus President traditionally visits regions affected by the catastrophe. Today, the head of state was on a working visit in the Slawharad district, Mogilev region. The President paid attention to focus of the course of spring field work. He asked about harvesting projections and also noted that it is necessary to catch up with the level of the western regions.
Alexander Lukashenko and Giorgi Margvelashvili
President Lukashenko says no conflicts between Georgians, Belarusians and Russians, blames misunderstanding at political level only Negotiations between the President of Belarus with his Georgian counterpart lasted twice longer than it was planned. This indicates that leaders are set to build future relations in all directions: from economy to the social sphere.   Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia has already been called historic by officials, journalists and ordinary citizens. This is the first official visit over the 20 years of diplomatic relations.
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's official visit to Georgia A big package of documents on cooperation and an agreement to increase bilateral trade threefold. Experts and political analysts are discussing the results of a three-day official visit of President of Belarus to Georgia - the first in history. The negotiations were truly productive. And there are many promising areas of cooperation: engineering, agriculture, and tourism. A Belarusian embassy will very soon open in Georgia.  
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Georgia in April 2015
All details of Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Georgia: Picture of the World's report The most important event of the week was the visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Georgia. For the first time in the history of independent Belarus did the head of state pay a visit to that country. The President met with representatives of economic, religious, and, of course, political elite in Georgia. The agreements allow us to hope for a rapid growth of trade in the near future.

05.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko visits State Customs Committee April 3
Alexander Lukashenko visits State Customs Committee April 3 The Customs Service is to become one of the key elements of the economic security of the state, said President of Belarus visiting on April 3 the State Customs Committee. Alexander Lukashenko met with senior staff. The State Customs Committee includes 12 departments, one independent department and one group. Nine customs offices are subject to it.
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko on possible extent of integration with Russia It is believed that biathlete Darya Domracheva is one of the symbols of unity of Belarus and Russia.And again we return to this subject. Relations between Belarus and Russia, and most importantly - to what extent is the union possible? President Lukashenko frankly told a British reporter about it in an interview to the global media holding company Bloomberg.

02.04.2015

Alexander Lukashenko's interview for Bloomberg and experts' comments
Alexander Lukashenko's interview for Bloomberg and experts' comments On relations with Russia, Belarus' economy and the situation in Ukraine. On April 2, the agency Bloomberg aired an exclusive interview with President Alexander Lukashenko. The head of state spoke about a half hour with a leading London-based journalist of the media holding Ryan Chilcote. The British journalist has already talked with the President. They met for an interview 14 years ago. Then Ryan Chilcote worked for the CNN. Upon arrival, the reporter immediately tweeted about how Belarus has changed.
Belarus, Nizhny Novgorod aim to increase trade to $1 billion Cooperation between Belarus and Russia is growing thanks to ties with the regions. President Alexander Lukashenko on April 2 met with the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region. Valery Shantsev is a frequent guest on the Belarusian land.  Thanks to this fact the dialogue has been very active.  Today, Belarus and Nizhny Novgorod are enjoying a trade of $600 million.
Sowing campaign begins in Belarus
Sowing campaign begins in Belarus, with country's agricultural effectiveness in question Sowing campaign is the topic of the week in Belarus. Situation in the agricultural sphere is controlled by President Lukashenko. Last week, the Head of the State announced that it is necessary to increase the work efficacy of the agriculture. Substantial investments had been made in the development of this sphere, and they have already produced results. In contrast to the other CIS countries, Belarus doesn’t have to think how to revive agriculture.
Alexander Lukashenko to Bloomberg: Russia has never raised the issue of annexing Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko to Bloomberg: Russia has never raised the issue of annexing Belarus On the situation in Ukraine, cooperation with the IMF, relations with Russia, and Belarus' economy. On April 2, the agency "Bloomberg" broadcast an exclusive interview with President Alexander Lukashenko. The President touched on the topic of union relations with Russia in the interview. Alexander Lukashenko said that the Russian leadership has never raised the question of Belarus becoming part of Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko to governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region: Cooperation with Russia is growing thanks to ties with the region
Alexander Lukashenko to governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region: Cooperation with Russia is growing thanks to ties with the region Cooperation between Belarus and Russia is growing thanks to ties with the regions. It was said by President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region. Valery Shantsev visited Belarus four times already. In 2014, the parties' trade amounted to $600 million. This is the eighth largest trading partner of Belarus in Russia. But, in comparison with 2013, the turnover fell slightly. Therefore, as the President said, positive dynamics of trade must be a priority.

01.04.2015

Incumbent president Islam Karimov wins in Uzbekistan elections
Incumbent president Islam Karimov wins in Uzbekistan elections Elections in Uzbekistan took place openly and in accordance with democratic norms. This was stated by the head of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev. Incumbent President Islam Karimov won last weekend's presidential elections, according to preliminary data of the local central election committee. Mr Karimov received more than 90 percent of citizens' votes. None of his three opponents scored even five percent. The newly elected head of state will take office within two months.
Pavel Kallaur (L), Alexander Lukashenko (C) and Andrei Kobyakov (R)
Belarus repays 2009 IMF loan, seeking for ways to maintain economic stability Ensuring macroeconomic stability and preservation of balanced economic development. Such a task was set by the President on March 31 at a meeting with the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank. Andrei Kobyakov and Pavel Kallaur reported on the situation in the monetary and foreign exchange areas. According to the President, there has recently been a balance in the economic situation and finances. And these positive trends should be kept. 
Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: I believe that stability in Ukraine is impossible without USA The President of Belarus gave an exclusive interview to the media holding Bloomberg March 31. The leading correspondent Ryan Chilcote arrived in Minsk from London.  Mr Chilcote already talked to Alexander Lukashenko 14 years ago when he worked for CNN. During the communication, a variety of topics have been touched upon. In particular, they talked about the prospects of the Eurasian Economic Union, which was launched on January 1, 2015.

30.03.2015

President Lukashenko meets with Arkhangelsk governor Igor Orlov March 30 Belarus and the Arkhangelsk region are interested in intensifying cooperation in the whole range of issues. This was announced on March 30 by President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the governor of that Russian region Igor Orlov.
Alexander Lukashenko visiting Peleng company
Belarus' Peleng company: From opto-electronic systems to space technologies Belarus will only support the promising high-tech companies.  The Belarus President visited the Peleng enterprise, which produces new effective technologies. Peleng today is one of the leading post-Soviet developers of optical devices and optoelectronic systems for military and dual-use. The company has actually created a new industry for the production of exclusive space equipment, which has brought more than a hundred million dollars in profits after investments of only $16 million. 

29.03.2015

Belarus President wants higher return from investments in agriculture The Belarus President on March 27 discussed with ministers the improvement of the efficiency of the agricultural sector. Alexander Lukashenko demanded a report on the real situation in agriculture.  Agribusiness is under constant control of the President. In 2014 alone, there were adopted several decrees aimed to improve the situation in the industry. Decisions were made on all issues of rural development and huge resources invested. In view of this, the state is waiting for return from all areas of agriculture.

26.03.2015

President Lukashenko visiting Peleng company: We will invest in companies of the future The Belarus President considers it necessary to maintain long-term high-tech industry in the country. This was said by Alexander Lukashenko when visiting the company Peleng. It is part of the State Military-Industrial Committee. The results of the operation of the defense sector was evaluated positively. The modern Peleng grew out of an engineering office, which was organized by the Minsk Mechanical Plant named after Vavilov 40 years ago. During this period the company has become independent. But the main thing is successful and high-tech manufacturing.

25.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: Advanced technologies make country safer The Belarus President considers it necessary to maintain long-term high-tech production. Alexander Lukashenko said this on March 25 visiting the company Peleng. It is part of the State Military-Industrial Committee. Economic indicators of the Committee in 2014 were good. According to the chairman Sergei Gurulev, the Committee is looking for new markets. In 2014, export brought the institution more than $800 million.

24.03.2015

President Lukashenko: Only efficient scientific projects will be supported Accelerate the innovative development of the national economy. Such a task was set by the Belarus President today presenting scientists Doctor of Science diplomas and professor certificates. Much attention is traditionally paid to the training of scientists in our country.  Last year, about a hundred doctors and professors joined the scientific elite. The President demanded that only studies having real economic effect be supported. 
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and the Orenburg region should work out new ways of cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and the Orenburg region should work out new ways of cooperation Belarus and the Orenburg region (Russia) should work out new ways of cooperation. This was discussed at the March 23 meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian region Governor Yuri Berg. The Orenburg region is our long-time trading partner of Belarus. Nevertheless, the scope of mutual interests should be expanded. The current visit should become a new page of cooperation.  The guests will stay in our country for one days. The plans include the meeting in the Government, visits to factories and talks of the working group on cooperation.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to accelerate the development of an innovative economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to accelerate the development of an innovative economy Belarus faces the task to accelerate the innovative development of the economy. This was said by Alexander Lukashenko at the March 24 ceremony to give scientists Doctor of Science diplomas and Professor certificates. Invited to the Palace of Independence were representatives of different spheres: economists, teachers, doctors, and artists. Much attention is traditionally paid to the training of scientists in Belarus. Every fourth researcher is under 35.

23.03.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Orenburg region governor Yuri Berg
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Orenburg region governor Yuri Berg Belarus and the Orenburg region should work out new ways of cooperation and work towards greater use of industrial, scientific, technological and human resources. This was discussed at the March 23 meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian region Governor Yuri Berg.

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