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12.07.2017

Belarus President: Minsk process should remain and continue more vigorously
Belarus President: Minsk process should remain and continue more vigorously Belarus needs to tell the world about itself, said on July 11 the head of state. Already in the first minutes of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko marks the main priorities: we need to improve the efficiency of foreign economic activity, develop a new export strategy and increase export of services. It is also necessary to take care of increasing the role of Belarus in world politics.

11.07.2017

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

10.07.2017

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

09.07.2017

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

08.07.2017

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

07.07.2017

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

06.07.2017

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

05.07.2017

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

04.07.2017

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

03.07.2017

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

02.07.2017

President Lukashenko gives start to celebrating Independence Day
President Lukashenko gives start to celebrating Independence Day Independence Day of Belarus is on its way. On the day Belarusians will sing the national anthem together. What is more, the national anthem of the Republic of Belarus sounded near the Eifel Tower. A solemn meeting and a concert od art masters dedicated to Independence Day was held in the Palace of the Republic. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the event. Teachers, doctors, scientists, and professionals were invited to the Palace. There were many young people there as well. Such meetings and concerts are a tradition.
"Politics is a good foundation for economic contacts": Prospects of Belarus-Vietnam relations
"Politics is a good foundation for economic contacts": Prospects of Belarus-Vietnam relations Balm ointment Zvezdochka is not news for Belarus: this product was bought from Vietnam long ago. Vietnam has long known tractors Belarus and motorcycles Minsk. What is news then? Dairy products in Vietnam will be made from Belarusian milk powder. And this revolutionary arrangement because the Vietnamese cuisine usually does not involve the use of milk. Belarus will also export rock haulers and even more potash fertilizers to Southeast Asia. And tourist flows will increase, of course...
Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia
Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia Presidents of Belarus and Russia discussed the most important subjects during the fourth Forum of Regions, which was held in Moscow. Economy is on the first place. Cooperation in production, taking down the barriers in exporting food from Belarus to Russia, oil and gas. Ivan Bambiza, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia:Presidents of Belarus and Russia met, business met, agreements were made. And decisions have been made.
President Lukashenko signs decree on state support of legal entities and entrepreneurs
President Lukashenko signs decree on state support of legal entities and entrepreneurs The sector of personal services in villages will get state support. Entrepreneurs will now be able to count on subvention when buying equipment, materials, building and refurbishing placements. The corresponding decree was signed by Alexander Lukashenko. Therefore, the state will invest into the improvement of life in villages. Not in every agro village today it is possible to repair shoes or domestic goods, or go to the hairdresser’s.
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development
Alexander Lukashenko on Belarus’ positive economy development Only a nation itself can be a creator of independence. It was stated by President Lukashenko at the solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Hundreds of people are invited here. Senior officials, veterans, scientist and doctors. All those who contribute into the development of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized in his speech that the strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. Special words of gratitude were addressed to veterans.
President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence
President Lukashenko about Belarus’ way to independence The strive of Belarus to live in its own house has always been an aim, which always gave strength and spirit. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a solemn meeting dedicated to Independence Day. The history of Belarus has never been simple. The state took its beginning in the 9th century in Polotsk. The town then was a famous trade and administrative center of Slavic Europe.

01.07.2017

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

30.06.2017

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

28.06.2017

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

27.06.2017

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

26.06.2017

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

25.06.2017

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

23.06.2017

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

22.06.2017

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

20.06.2017

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

18.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day This day is celebrated once a year, but every minute people need help from doctors. Belarusian medical workers celebrate thei professional day on the 18th of June. Most od the specialists are at work on this day. Surgeons, GPs and paediatricians. There are 41,500 practicing doctors and nearly 126,000 nursing staff in Belarus today. They put patients back on their feet daily, and many of the patients get another chance to live.
President Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected areas
President Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected areas Belarus is successful in different sectors. However, there is another thing that makes Belarus be the first one in the world. It will be only in the 25th century when the level of radiation in the affected Chernobyl area will come down to normal. What else can happen in the nearest centuries? However, people need to live today, to get over the problems for today and for generations which are yet to come.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members
Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members Energy security is one of the most important subjects on the agenda today. Powerful states do everything possible to control the sources of this energy. Today there are many threats in the European region. Belarus may get indirectly involved into the processes due to political, geographical and economic reasons. Belarus is one of the members of the CIS.

17.06.2017

President Lukashenko about progress in Chernobyl affected lands
President Lukashenko about progress in Chernobyl affected lands Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the progress on the rehabilitation of the affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe zones. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 16, 2017 when he was visiting the Polesie State Radioecological Reserve.
Alexander Lukashenko: Price formation in Belarus is on special watch list
Alexander Lukashenko: Price formation in Belarus is on special watch list After his working visit, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the journalists. According to the results of a sociological research, price regulation is one of the topical issues which worries three quarters of Belarusians. President Lukashenko said that the situation with price formation in Belarus is on a special control list.
Alexander Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected lands
Alexander Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected lands After his working visit, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the journalists. The President often visits Gomel region. It was one of the most problematic areas not so long ago because of the high pollution level. The representatives of mass media were interested in the details of the work done to restore the Chernobyl affected lands. What achievements in this area are the most important for the President? What else must be done so that life on these lands is comfortable and safe?
President Lukashenko: Turov cross will be restored
President Lukashenko: Turov cross will be restored After his working visit to Khoiniki district, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the journalists. Gomel region is famous for hard-working people and picturesque landscapes. It has a rich history. Turov is proof to it. Regional journalists couldn’t but ask about the destiny of the local relic. More than half a century ago icons which decorated the Turov cross were found at the excavations. Will the Orthodox church be restored?
Alexander Lukashenko visits Khoiniki district
Alexander Lukashenko visits Khoiniki district Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the progress on the rehabilitation of the affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe zones. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 16, 2017 when he was visiting the Polesie State Radioecological Reserve. The President was told about the radiation situation in the area, about the ecological processes in the reserve.

16.06.2017

Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states
Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states The CSTO member states are able to solve internal problems in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization, said on June 15 the President of Belarus at a meeting with the secretaries of the Security Council of the Tashkent Treaty.

15.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko suggests that Alfa-Group expand presence in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko suggests that Alfa-Group expand presence in Belarus Belarus is interested in expanding the presence of the Alfa-Bank group on the market. June 15 this matter was discussed during the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the chairman of the board of directors of the banking group Pyotr Aven. The businessman said that his company's investment in Belarus already amounts to about $4 billion. The bank is financially stable, with profitability at around 10%.
Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time
Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time CSTO member countries are able to resolve internal conflicts in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization. This is the message Alexander Lukashenko sent to the secretaries of the CSTO Security Council.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Xi Jinping on his birthday
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Xi Jinping on his birthday Our personal friendship and friendship of Belarus and China is strong and remains such "in any weather". Such words were addressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping by the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko. The leader of China celebrates his birthday on June 15.
Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons
Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons Belarus will always be true to its obligations on the collective forces of the CSTO's rapid reaction, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the CSTO. In 2017, Belarus chairs the CSTO, the organization founded 15 years ago.

14.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus stands for modern weaponizing of rapid reaction collective forces
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus stands for modern weaponizing of rapid reaction collective forces Belarus will always remain loyal to its obligations on the CSTO's collective rapid reaction forces, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty. Belarus chairs in the Organization in 2017. During the 15 years of its existence, much has been done, but more has to be done. Among the proposals of Alexander Lukashenko is

13.06.2017

Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus will always remain loyal to its obligations on the CSTO's collective rapid reaction forces, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty. The situation in the zone of responsibility of the CSTO is becoming more acute, but Belarus is not going to use weapons without a need.
Sberbank Russia may expand activities in Belarus
Sberbank Russia may expand activities in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko suggests that Sberbank of Russia expand the field of activity in the Belarusian market. The head of state said this on June 13 meeting with German Gref, the chairman of the board of this Russian bank. The negotiations were also attended by businessman Mikhail Gutseriev. The sides discussed the current state of affairs and new projects.
Belarus’ humanitarian aid handed over to Red Cross Mission in Ukraine
Belarus’ humanitarian aid handed over to Red Cross Mission in Ukraine The Belarusian humanitarian aid to Ukraine has been handed over to the Ukrainian Red Cross Mission. The representatives of the organization will provide the delivery of aid to the war stricken areas. A convoy of lorries of the Emergencies Ministry arrived to a Ukrainian settlement of Chaiki in Kyiv district. The aid weighs 58 tons with a total value of 117,000BYN.

12.06.2017

Day of Russia celebrated on June 12
Day of Russia celebrated on June 12 Russia Day is celebrated on June 12. This is one of Russia's main state holidays. Festivities and concerts are held throughout the country. Festivals, fairs and free tours are held in Moscow. The holiday will end with a spectacular fireworks display - about 500 volleys from Red Square. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President Vladimir Putin on Russia's Day.
Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point
Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point A convoy of lorries of the Emergencies Ministry of the Republic of Belarus crossed the border at the international checkpoint “Novaya Guta”. The total sum of the aid is about 117,000BYN. The aid consists of tinned food, cereals, pasta, washing and hygiene goods. The humanitarian aid will be transported to Kiev district, where it will be transferred to the Ukrainian Red Cross Mission. It will then distribute the aid among the war-stricken population of Ukraine.
Maximum interactivity: Belarus' pavilion at EXPO 2017
Maximum interactivity: Belarus' pavilion at EXPO 2017 This year's EXPO was timed to the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which was held yesterday in the capital of Kazakhstan. The President of Belarus also took part in it. Belarus has been an observer in the SCO for a year. This is an opportunity to be at the center of interregional projects. In their turn, the participants of the organization consider Belarus as a bridge between East and West.

11.06.2017

Belarus’ exhibits at EXPO 2017
Belarus’ exhibits at EXPO 2017 The International Exhibition EXPO 2017 opened for visitors on June 10, 2017. Belarus’ exposition is presented in Astana as well. The main peculiarity of Belarus’ is maximum of interactivity. A modern electobus, mock-ups of Belarusian road and agricultural machinery. A lot of attention is being pade to The Silk Way as well. What is more, everyone who wishes to can get a part of Belarus before the 10th of Septeber.
Results of President Lukashenko’s visit to Astana
Results of President Lukashenko’s visit to Astana The main political news is from Astana, where the SCO summit was held. All in all, there are eight participants of this organization. Belarus has an observer status in it, but the way that President Lukashenko was met and the fact that he was given the opportunity to address the summit participants says a lot.
Alexander Lukashenko about India, Pakistan joining SCO
Alexander Lukashenko about India, Pakistan joining SCO Security and economic dimension. Alexander Lukashenko outlined the Belarusian priorities in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

09.06.2017

India, Pakistan join Shanghai Cooperation Organization
India, Pakistan join Shanghai Cooperation Organization Security and economic dimension. Alexander Lukashenko outlined the Belarusian priorities in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Heads of states discussed topical issues in an extended format.
Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world
Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world Alexander Lukashenko outlined the Belarusian priorities in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This morning, the head of state arrived in Astana's Palace of Independence to participate in the summit. After a joint photo session, a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO members in an expanded format began. Today, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is one of the most influential communities that occupies more than 60% of the territory of Eurasia. It unites 18 countries: 6 participants, 6 observers and 6 dialogue partners.
Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss bilateral relations, foreign policy
Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss bilateral relations, foreign policy Alexander Lukashenko has begun a two-day visit to Kazakhstan The plane of the head of state landed at the Astana airport in the afternoon and the leaders of the two countries met immediately after Mr Lukashenko's arrival. The presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan discussed the agenda of bilateral relations. Among the other things they touched on interaction in integration associations. On June 9, Alexander Lukashenko will attend a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

07.06.2017

President Lukashenko to go on working visit to Kazakhstan 8-9 June
President Lukashenko to go on working visit to Kazakhstan 8-9 June Alexander Lukashenko will go on a working visit to Kazakhstan from on June 8-9, 2017. Belarus’ President will take part in the session of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Belarusian leader will speak about Belarus’ position on further development of the organization; he will touch upon economic issues as well.
Moldova interested in Belarusian medicines
Moldova interested in purchasing Belarusian medicines It's time for Minsk and Chisinau to move on to implementing more progressive projects. On June 6, Alexander Lukashenko met with Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip. Chisinau can continue to count on Minsk as a reliable partner.

06.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Moldova can count on Belarus as reliable and open for cooperation partner
Alexander Lukashenko: Moldova can count on Belarus as reliable and open for cooperation partner Moldova can count on Belarus as a reliable and open for cooperation partner. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 6, 2017. The President met with the Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus, Penza region have everything for more beneficial cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus, Penza region have everything for more beneficial cooperation The Penza region of Russia plans to open the production of potato starch using Belarusian technologies, construction and design services. This matter was discussed June 6 at a meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the governor of that Russian region Ivan Belozertsev. For example, the industrial sphere may become the locomotive of cooperation. Operating in the Penza region are dealers of large Belarusian enterprises producing agricultural and communal machinery. Meanwhile, there is room for growth in trade.

05.06.2017

Belarus planning large-scale reforms in sport prior to Olympics 2020
Belarus planning large-scale reforms in sport prior to Olympics 2020 Bread and circuses! - these aspirations of the Roman people have not very much transformed after many centuries in different parts of the earth.

04.06.2017

President Lukashenko sets tasks before Belarus’ oil workers One of the most important events of the week was the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko on oil processing. It is the black gold of Belarus and it must shine, it is not acceptable to turn into a loss-making sector. Belarus doesn’t stint on modernizing oil processing technologies. Nearly 3.5 billion dollars were invested into the sector in the last six years. However, it didn’t lead to the planned result.

02.06.2017

Belarus President holds meeting on development of oil refining industry
Belarus modernizing major oil refineries in bid for higher revenues The President criticized the work of Belarusian oil refining on June 1. For Belarus this is a strategic area. But in 2016, the oil balance went into negative territory. In addition to objective global causes, there are many internal problems. Among the most obvious are the prolonged periods of modernization of Belarusian refineries.

01.06.2017

Belarus President says oil refining turning into unprofitable industry
Belarus President says oil refining turning into unprofitable industry The President has criticized the work of Belarusian oil refining on June 1 at a meeting on the strategy for the development of the industry. The question is akin to the independence of the state, Alexander Lukashenko is convinced. Two refineries bring the same benefits as one telecommunications company Beltelecom. Oil refining is a strategic industry for Belarus, its share in industry is more than 13%, and about 17% in export. But in 2016, the oil balance went into negative territory.

30.05.2017

President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea
President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea The unsuccessful performance of Belarusian sportsmen in Rio Olympics mustn’t repeat once again. All the necessary conditions were created for the sportsmen but they did not equal the hopes. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus on May 30, 2017. The next Winter Olympic Games will be held in 2018 in South Korea. It is important to analyze the situation in Belarusian sport today so that mistakes are not repeated.
Belarus interested in multi-faceted cooperation with Thailand
Belarus interested in multi-faceted cooperation with Thailand Belarus is interested in multi-faceted cooperation with Thailand. The strengthening of interparliamentary and economic relations with the Kingdom was discusses in the Parliament on May 30, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport
Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport The unsuccessful performance of Belarusian sportsmen in Rio Olympics mustn’t repeat once again. All the necessary conditions were created for the sportsmen but they did not equal the hopes. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus on May 30, 2017.

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