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10.04.2017

Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime
Belarus President to China's Prosecutor General: We intend to intensify cooperation to fight against crime President of Belarus on April 10 met with China's Prosecutor General. Cooperation between the relevant departments of the two countries has been developing for more than a year. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and China are united by close ties not only at the top but also at the inter-ministerial level.
Belarus needs China's 2008 Olympics expertise ahead of II European Games
Belarus needs China's 2008 Olympics expertise ahead of II European Games Belarus and China will continue active cooperation in the field of security, said the President of Belarus at a meeting with the State Councilor of the PRC, Minister of Public Security. Alexander Lukashenko noted that despite the distance between the countries, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus and China have many common challenges. In particular, these are new challenges of our time: extremism and terrorism.
Belarus President: The state will not skimp on promising scientific developments
Belarus President: The state will not skimp on promising scientific developments There has been much debate on the outcomes of the discussion of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the academic elite of the country in both its academic circles and society. The large meeting, held in the NASB on the 7th of April, was attended by more than 400 people. The experts headed by the President have considered the issues and prospects of Belarusian science industry in detail. Ekaterina Zhilyanina, a reporter:
Belarus President's team wins national competition among ice hockey amateurs
Belarus President's team wins national competition among ice hockey amateurs The team of the President of Belarus on April 9 won in the republican competition among ice hockey amateurs. The CTV channel also followed the events at Chizhovka Arena. Participants of the amateur hockey tournament compete for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club. The score in the match was opened by the team of the Minsk region, in the fifth minute thanks to Aleksandr Babak's effort. The opponents were not going to give up and soon, at end of the first period, the President's team levelled the score.

09.04.2017

Preserving stability of Russia and Belarus. Agreements made by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin
Preserving stability of Russia and Belarus. Agreements made by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin The meeting of President Lukashenko and President Putin in St. Petersburg settled the long lasting economical dispute. Industrialists, agrarians and politicians of Belarus froze like in a mime and waited for the moment when the two presidents shook hands. It was in St. Petersburg. In the nearest time at least two more meetings are expected, in Bishkek at the EEU Summit and the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Let’s return back to the negotiations in St. Petersburg. The relations between Belarus and Russia brightened up.
President Lukashenko gives interview to TV and radio company Mir
President Lukashenko gives interview to TV and radio company Mir It happened to be so that during Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to St. Petersburg a terrorist act occurred in the underground of this city. It seemed that the two presidents won’t again agree on some issues after the news on the tragedy. However, it turned out to be different. President Lukashenko gave an interview to the TV and radio company Mir on the negotiations with Vladimir Putin.
Alexander Lukashenko: I am prepared to finance Science to its full extent, if necessary
Alexander Lukashenko: I am prepared to finance Science to its full extent, if necessary Scientific developments today are a necessity to not only colonize Mars or transplant a head to a person, but to produce competitive goods. Not long ago President Lukashenko visited an IT company and cheered up the high tech community. The Academy of Sciences must also keep up with the “silicon valley”, and in some cases even be ahead. It is important to have a result, then it wouldn’t hurt to invest money into sciences. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with Belarusian scientists.

08.04.2017

Belarus President: combating terrorism is not only special forces’ responsibility
Belarus President: combating terrorism is not only special forces’ responsibility Combating terrorism is a task which must be fulfilled by the whole country, not the special forces alone. The conformance of external and internal policies is very important in this case. It was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in the interview to the Russian journalist Radik Batyrshin. The interview was broadcasted the interstate TV and radio company Mir. Belarus-Russia relations were discussed, the pluses of Belarus taking part in the OSCE. One Of the most important subjects of discussion was security.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming It is important to improve the science sector in Belarus, not to reform it. This was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting dedicated to the problems and perspectives of Belarus’ Science on April 7, 2017. Belarusian scientists presented a mockup of a public service vehicle, which they are promising to commercialize by 2020.
Alexander Lukashenko about results of negotations with Vladimir Putin
Alexander Lukashenko about results of negotations with Vladimir Putin At the meeting dedicated to the problems and perspectives of Belarusian Science Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the results of the negotiations with Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Shimov, rector of Belarus State Economic University: We understand perfectly well that economy always depends on science, and science depends on economy. You visited Russia not so long ago. We would like to find out the results of your visit. It would be rather interesting for us and to those people whom we work with.
President Lukashenko expresses condolences in connection with terrorist act in Sweden
President Lukashenko expresses condolences in connection with terrorist act in Sweden Belarus President conveyed condolences to the King of Sweden in connection with the terrorist act in Stockholm. Alexander Lukashenko expressed frank words of support to the Swedish nation and wished a speedy recovery to the victims of the attack.

07.04.2017

President holding meeting on prospects of Belarusian Science
President holding meeting on prospects of Belarusian Science Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with Belarusian scientists on April 7. It is expected that the President will demand making important decisions in this sphere. Before the meeting, the head of state visited an exhibition of the latest developments of Belarusian scientists. Alexander Lukashenko praised the works, but noted that the industry's problems do remain and need to be addressed.
"I showed Putin, who benefits from sanctioned goods." Aleksandr Lukashenko gives interview to TV company Mir
Belarus is not going to attack anyone but will defend what it has, Alexander Lukashenko says The preservation of peace and security in the region became one of the topics of the interview President Alexander Lukashenko gave to the TV and Radio Company Mir. During the open and frank conversation, the Belarus President covered a wide range of matters like the recent talks of Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, as well as the tragedy in St. Petersburg. At this point, as Alexander Lukashenko noted, all the bilateral problems between Belarus and Russia immediately seemed so small.

06.04.2017

900 million rubles to be spent on thorough road repair in Belarus
900 million rubles to be spent on thorough road repair in Belarus On April 5, the Belarus head of state raised a question of the quality and repair of regional highways and rural roads. The Belarusian leader outlined that our people are not used to driving on bad roads. Although highways in Belarus are up to the mark, the condition of local roads is problematic.
Belarus President gives interview to TV and radio company Mir
Belarus President gives interview to TV and radio company Mir The functioning of the Belarus-Russia Union State, CSTO, CIS reforms and methods of combating terrorism were the major topics touched on by Aleksandr Lukashenko in an interview to the interstate TV and radio company Mir. During the open and frank conversation, the President shared his vision of the further development of integration associations. Alexander Lukashenko in detail told Mir about the state and prospects of the Belarusian-Russian relations. First of all, he spoke on the trade and economic cooperation.

05.04.2017

Belarus to improve local roads in 3-4 years
Belarus to finish improving local roads in 3-4 years Local roads must be improved in three-four years, while governors will be in charge of this process. On April 5, the head of state raised the issue of the quality and repair of highways of regional scale and rural roads. The Belarusian leader emphasized that Belarusians are not accustomed to traveling on bad roads. And while motorways in the country are at an appropriate level, the situation with local roads raises concern.
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes Belarus and Russia have resolved all outstanding issues in the bilateral relations. This became known after the talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The Presidents discussed a wide range of topics: from agricultural policy to the international agenda. There is an agreement that Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better to say we have already resolved them.

04.04.2017

Belarus, Russia presidents say energy issues resolved
Belarus, Russia presidents say energy issues resolved Belarus and Russia have resolved all the issues in the oil and gas sector. This was announced after talks of Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The heads of state earlier held one on one talks and were then joined by their delegations. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better not to say 'agreed', because we've already resolved them.

03.04.2017

Presidents Putin, Lukashenko meet in St. Petersburg April 3
Presidents Putin, Lukashenko meet in St. Petersburg April 3 Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin met in St. Petersburg on April 3. The heads of state started the conversation with the tragedy in the St. Petersburg metro. The President of Belarus expressed his condolences and disappointment that their dialogue was overshadowed by these sad events.
Belarus, Russia celebrate Day of Unity April 2
Belarus, Russia celebrate Day of Unity April 2 Day of Unity of Peoples of Belarus and Russia was celebrated on April 2. The Union, which has become a landmark for the history of integration structures in the post-Soviet space was born exactly 20 years ago. Minsk and Moscow cooperate in all directions today. The main purpose of the Union of Belarus and Russia was the strengthening of national economies and improving the welfare of Belarusians and Russians. The President of Belarus noted that April 2 is not just a significant date. Alexander Lukashenko underlined, in particular:

02.04.2017

Armenia's parliamentary elections 2017
Armenia preparing for parliamentary elections 2017 New form of government awaits Armenia. After the current President’s term comes to an end in 2018, Armenia will become a Parliamentary Republic. The upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia are certainly a great event for the country. Five parties and four blocks. To make it in to the Parliament, the parties will have to gain more than 50%, and 7% will be enough for the blocks.
Results of President Lukashenko’s official visit to Turkmenistan
Results of President Lukashenko’s official visit to Turkmenistan As many as 11 documents were signed and the opening of a new mining and chemical branch. These are the results of Alexander Lukashenko’s official visit to Turkmenistan. Today the two countries are strategic partners. Cooperation in heavy industry, education and science. A record-breaking commodity circulation of $300 million has been reached.
Negotiations, meetings, signed documents, launching Garlyk Mining and Processing plant. Results of Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Turkmenistan
Belarus President launches Garlyk Mining and Processing Plant during visit to Turkmenistan The Garlyk mining and processing plant in Turkmenistan is the largest foreign project in the history of independent Belarus. The launching of the plant was one of the main events of the week. Belarus builds objects in many countries. In Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador asked Belarus to build blocks of flats and a kindergarten. And even in Nicaragua, where they are planning to build a transoceanic canal, and alternative to the Panama Canal, Belarusian specialists are going to take part.

01.04.2017

Belarus and Turkmenistan find common touch points in strategic partnership
Belarus and Turkmenistan find common touch points in strategic partnership As many as 11 documents were signed and the opening of a new mining and chemical branch. These are the results of Alexander Lukashenko’s official visit to Turkmenistan. Today the two countries are strategic partners. Cooperation in heavy industry, education and science. A record-breaking commodity circulation of $300 million has been reached. With every year more and more common touch points are found. It is proved by the opening of the Belarusian Embassy in Ashgabat and launching the Garlyk mining and processing plant.
Grand opening of Garlyk Mining and Processing plant
Grand opening of Garlyk Mining and Processing plant The greatest foreign project in the History of sovereign Belarus in the hottest point of Turkmenistan. On March 31, the two presidents launched the Garlyk mining and processing plant in the Karakum Desert. The plant was built by Belarusian specialists and cost $1 billion. The plant is capable of manufacturing up to 1 million tonnes of product annually. Thanks to this industrial giant Turkmenistan must become the flagship of potash industry in Central Asia.
President Lukashenko to meet Vladimir Putin on April 3
President Lukashenko to meet Vladimir Putin on April 3 Belarus President is to make a working visit to the Russian Federation on April 3, 2017. Alexander Lukashenko will meet with President Putin in Saint Petersburg. It is expected that the two presidents will discuss a wide range of issues concerning the development of bilateral relations. 

31.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov launch Garlyk Mining and Processing Plant
Alexander Lukashenko, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov launch Garlyk Mining and Processing Plant Turkmenistan can become the flagship of potash production in the Central Asian region. Alexander Lukashenko and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov launched the Garlyk mining and processing plant on March 31. Belarus and Turkmenistan have implemented this large-scale project together. The capacity of the plant is up to 1.5 million tons per year. Its cost is about $1 billion.
Belarus, Turkmenistan presidents hold talks March 30
Belarus, Turkmenistan sign 11 documents after presidential talks March 30 Alexander Lukashenko and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held talks in Ashgabat March 30. The Belarusian guest was welcomed warmly in the Turkmen land, according to all the rules of a solemn ceremony. In the eastern diplomacy, important matters are addressed in person. The Heads of State have signed 11 documents. On the same day, the Belarusian embassy was opened in Ashgabat. On March 31 the heads of state will launch the product of the most ambitious joint project - the Garlyk mining and processing plant.

30.03.2017

Belarusian embassy opened in Turkmenistan March 30
Belarusian embassy opened in Turkmenistan March 30 Belarus and Turkmenistan will intensify their cooperation in the field of international transport, as well as in trade. Negotiations of Alexander Lukashenko and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov concluded in Ashgabat. The Garlyk Mining and Processing Plant became a symbol of Belarusian-Turkmen friendship. It was noted by both sides. On March 31, the presidents will launch the complex. Belarus will continue to support and train staff for Turkmenistan, Alexander Lukashenko assured his counterpart.
Alexander Lukashenko, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discuss prospects of further cooperation between Belarus and Turkmenistan
Alexander Lukashenko, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discuss prospects of further cooperation between Belarus and Turkmenistan Belarus is ready to provide Turkmenistan with logistics centers for deliveries of products to Europe. The prospects for further cooperation were discussed March 30 by Alexander Lukashenko and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. After the official welcoming ceremony, the two leaders held talks one on one. On March 31, the presidents will kick-start a large-scale project - the Garlyk GOK (mining and processing complex). Alexander Lukashenko assured his counterpart that Belarus will continue training Turkmen staff. The states have a high potential.
Alexander Lukashenko: Turkmenistan can consider Belarus a friend in the center of Europe
Alexander Lukashenko: Turkmenistan can consider Belarus a friend in the center of Europe Turkmenistan can consider Belarus as a friend and a reliable pillar in the center of Europe. Alexander Lukashenko and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov are discussing cooperation between the two countries on March 30. The Belarusian Head of State is now on an official visit to Ashgabat. A meeting ceremony was held before the one-on-one talks.

29.03.2017

Belarusian Embassy in Turkmenistan to open March 30
Belarusian Embassy in Turkmenistan to open March 30 On March 29, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko begins his official visit to Turkmenistan. The program is full of events and meetings. The head of state will hold talks with his counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. Belarus-Turkmenistan cooperation will be discussed in the "one on one" format and then the leaders will be joined by their delegations.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with World Bank Vice-President
Alexander Lukashenko meets with World Bank Vice-President A new strategy of partnership between Belarus and the World Bank was discussed on March 29 at the Palace of Independence. Emphasis is made on projects in the field of housing, energy and the development of the digital economy. The Belarus President met with top managers of the World Bank, which is one of the most respected organizations in the international arena. Cooperation with Belarus has intensified in the last seven years. Currently, the portfolio consists of 9 loans and 4 grants totaling almost $1 billion.
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Turkmenistan to begin March 29
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Turkmenistan to begin March 29 On March 29, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko begins his official visit to Turkmenistan. Here the head of state will hold talks with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow one-on-one as well as in the expanded format. He will also visit the Garlyk mining and processing plant, built by Belarusian specialists in the Turkmen desert. It is expected that the heads of state will officially launch the large-scale enterprise.

28.03.2017

Garlyk plant to produce 1.5 million tonnes of potash fertilizers annually
Garlyk plant to produce 1.5 million tonnes of potash fertilizers annually The Garlyk mining and processing plant. All the stages of construction and perspectives and other issues as well were discussed by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Chairman of the Council of the Republic National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich on March 28, 2017. The construction of the Garlyk mining and processing plant in Turkmenistan
President Lukashenko: Garlyk plant construction shows the world Belarus' capabilities
President Lukashenko: Garlyk plant construction shows the world Belarus' capabilities The construction of the Garlyk mining and processing plant in Turkmenistan is a strong statement to the world about Belarus' capabilities, said the President March 28 meeting with the head of the Upper House of the Belarus Parliament.
Why did Belarus detain blogger Aleksander Lapshin?
Belarus President: I have brilliant relations with Mr Putin President Alexander Lukashenko received the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Armenia at the Palace of Independence on March 28. The ambassador is completing his tenure in Belarus. Armen Khachatryan has worked here since 2010. The President noted the friendly nature of the relationship at the highest political level, mutual interest in developing cooperation and convergence of positions on international issues.

27.03.2017

Igor Shunevich: Public security monitoring system is a necessity for every civilized society
Igor Shunevich: Public security monitoring system is a necessity for every civilized society A public security monitoring system will be established in Belarus. It was decided at the Presidential meeting on March 27, 2017. Currently, Belarus has a fragmented system of video monitoring, which is subject to different agencies and organizations. This makes control more difficult. A unified system would significantly automate the processes and increase efficiency.
Public security monitoring system may be established in Belarus
Public security monitoring system may be established in Belarus A public security monitoring system in Belarus would improve law and order and help optimize the structure of the relevant state bodies. On March 27, the head of state discussed with officials a draft decree to establish such a system. Currently, Belarus has a fragmented system of video monitoring, which is subject to different agencies and organizations. This makes control more difficult. A unified system would significantly automate the processes and increase efficiency. The government proposed to attract investment for its creation.
Ordinance number 3, new jobs and salaries. Main topics of President Lukashenko's working visit to Mogilev region
Ordinance number 3, new jobs and salaries. Main topics of President Lukashenko's working visit to Mogilev region President Lukashenko spoke on employment and new jobs created with the participation of foreign capital in Belarus during his working visit to the Mogilev region. Yulia Beshanova has more on the story. Communication with labor collectives is an integral part of the President's working trips. Issues that interest people are better that official reports in that they speak about the situation in the country in the best way. What worries ordinary Belarusians? Perhaps the most debated document in the country is ordinance number 3 on social dependency.

26.03.2017

Consent and agreement: hundreds of Minsk residents take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty
Consent and agreement: hundreds of Minsk residents take part in volunteer cleanup in Kurapaty Hundreds of Minsk residents came to Kurapaty on March 25, 2017 to clean the territory up. Consent and agreement is the keynote of this movement. A memorial of sorrow and remembrance as a symbol of nation unity is planned to be established here. Subbotnik (days of volunteer unpaid work on weekends) was held in Kurapaty on March 25.
President Lukashenko: Belarusians want to live in peace and bring their children up, nobody needs war
President Lukashenko: Belarusians want to live in peace and bring their children up, nobody needs war President Lukashenko spoke about the public security. The Belarusian President is a supporter of an open dialogue with the public and open doors even at the meetings on the most topical issues.
Alexander Lukashenko: I cannot allow the Ukrainian scenario repeat in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: I cannot allow the Ukrainian scenario repeat in Belarus During his working trip to Grodno region Alexander Lukashenko spoke about different political forces trying to disjoin Belarusians. President Lukashenko got acquainted with the spring sowing season with the reconstruction of Minsk-Grodno motorway, with the technologies of poultry refinery and also made some very important statements.

25.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Memorial in Kurapaty must become a special place for Belarusians
Alexander Lukashenko: Memorial in Kurapaty must become a special place for Belarusians During his working visit to Grodno region, Alexander Lukashenko once again discussed the subject of opening a memorial in Kurapaty and the events which have been happening around this tragic place lately. President Lukashenko emphasized that a memorial must be a special place for Belarusians, a site of commemoration of those victims who died in that tragic period of history.
President Lukashenko: I can't allow for the situation in Ukraine to happen in Belarus
President Lukashenko: I can't allow for the situation in Ukraine to happen in Belarus After visiting Arvi Belagro, President Lukashenko traditionally talked to the employees of the company. He talked about employment, salaries, information opposition on the internet, about the latest arrests of extremists. Belarus President also stated that Belarus will not allow riots according to the Ukrainian scenario. The situation in the country is stable and under control.
Belarus President meets with Lithuanian investor in Belarus' poultry industry
Belarus President meets with Lithuanian investor in Belarus' poultry industry Help people find jobs and provide decent wages were the main instructions the Belarus President gave on March 24 during his working trip to the Grodno region. The Head of State also spoke about

24.03.2017

Belarus President: Ukrainian scenario will not work
President Lukashenko: Ukrainian scenario will not work in Belarus Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip to the Grodno region on 24 March. One of the topics he touched on were the possible protests scheduled for March 25. Belarus will not allow riots according to the Ukrainian scenario. The situation in the country is stable and under control.
Alexander Lukashenko: We need to offer all people a job by May 1
Alexander Lukashenko: We need to offer all people a job by May 1 To help people find work and to hit the country’s average salary of BYN 1,000 were the orders given by the Belarus President, Alexander Lukashenko, during a working trip to the Grodno region on 24 March. The head of state focused on the beginning of the sowing campaign in Belarus and in the region. Speaking about spring field work, the President demanded to cultivate crops only using fertilizers. By the way, the head of state was shown Belarusian equipment for applying mineral and organic substances.
Alexander Lukashenko holds telephone conversation with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko
Alexander Lukashenko holds telephone conversation with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko The night before, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko. The two leaders discussed various issues on the agenda of Belarusian-Ukrainian relations. In particular, they talked over the development of trade and economic cooperation, expansion of contacts at the level of regions.
Belarus President: We are able to maintain peace and tranquility in our country
Belarus President: We are able to maintain peace and tranquility in our country Belarus is able to keep peace and tranquility of its citizens, said March 23 Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting on public security March 23. The head of state ordered all government agencies to maintain law and order in strict accordance with the Constitution. Any deviation from the law, as the President said, will not be tolerated. Sky is without gunpowder above the heads of Belarusians and underfoot are clean sidewalks and roads. Around are well-groomed streets and avenues. Ahead is a clear prospect.
Kyrgyzstan leader invited Belarus President to Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session
Kyrgyzstan leader invites Belarus President to Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session A telephone conversation between the Presidents of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan took place March 23. Almazbek Atambayev invited Alexander Lukashenko to take part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council to discuss the current issues and problems. The EEU summit is scheduled to be held in April-May 2017 in Bishkek. During the conversation the heads of state discussed bilateral relations too. In particular, the presidents expressed mutual interest in further increasing trade and enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries.

23.03.2017

Andrea Rigoni: I need to understand Belarus from inside to be objective in my report
Andrea Rigoni: I need to understand Belarus from inside to be objective in my report Belarus and Europe are engaged in a dialogue on all topical and sensitive issues. Negotiations on a variety of topics will continue. On March 23, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Andrea Rigoni - representative of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly. Andrea Rigoni is the Rapporteur on Belarus of the PACE Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy. He arrived in Minsk to prepare a draft report on the situation in Belarus. It will include a new resolution of PACE.
President Lukashenko: Belarus is able to keep peace in the country
President Lukashenko: Belarus is able to keep peace in the country Belarus is able to keep peace and tranquility of its citizens, said March 23 Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on public security. The head of state ordered all government agencies to maintain law and order in strict accordance with the Constitution. Any deviation from the norms of law, as noted by the President, will not be tolerated.

22.03.2017

President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus
President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus Investment opportunities, Belarus’ IT sector and science were among the major issues on which the Belarusian President commented visiting the Mogilev Region on March 21.
President Lukashenko: Situation in Belarus under control
President Lukashenko: Situation in Belarus under control Fair pricing, implementation of decree on social dependency, attempted armed breakthrough on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border and the fifth column in Belarus. The Belarusian President commented on these issues during the visit to the Mogilev Region on March 21.
Belarus President: Decree on social dependency has not been cancelled
Belarus President: Decree on social dependency has not been cancelled Fair pricing, implementation of decree on social dependency, attempted armed breakthrough on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border and the fifth column in Belarus. The Belarusian President commented on these issues during the visit to the Mogilev Region on March 21.

21.03.2017

President Lukashenko visits Kronospan OSB in Mogilev
President Lukashenko visits Kronospan OSB in Mogilev Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was on a working visit to the Mogilev region. The Head of State visited the free economic zone where about 40,000 residents work today. He also visited the company Kronospan, where wood boards are produced. This is where Alexander Lukashenko was reported about the social and economic situation of the entire region. There isn’t a plant like this anywhere else in Belarus. The uniqueness is in the plant’s product. Oriented structural boards are produced there. The only producer in Belarus and the largest in the world.
Belarus has detained militants preparing armed provocation, President Lukashenko says
Belarus has detained militants preparing armed provocation, President Lukashenko says Foreign investment should be brought into the country taking into account public interests, said Alexander Lukashenko during his working trip to Mogilev region March 21. The President visited the free economic zone Mogilev, where about 40 residents are currently working.In particular, the company Kronospan where chipboards are made. For six years, the owner has invested nearly a billion dollars in the Belarusian companies. The region plans to further attract foreign capital.
Pricing, employment and salary are basic tasks for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says
Pricing, employment and salaries are basic priorities for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says Foreign investment should be brought into the country taking into account public interests, said Alexander Lukashenko during his working trip to Mogilev region March 21. The President visited the free economic zone Mogilev, where about 40 residents are currently working.In particular, the company Kronospan where chipboards are made. For six years, the owner has invested nearly a billion dollars in the Belarusian companies. The region plans to further attract foreign capital.
Belarus' President visiting Mogilev region March 21
Belarus' President visiting Mogilev region March 21 Alexander Lukashenko is on a working visit in the Mogilev region on March 21. The head of state will get acquainted with the socio-economic development of the region and readiness of fields to spring sowing.
Belarus President: Reforms we are offered are not for our people
Belarus President: Reforms we are offered are not for our people The pricing policy, wage growth and employment are the three main areas for Minsk vice mayors designated by the Belarus President. Alexander Lukashenko agreed a number of appointments in Minsk. He expects from the new managers first of all professional approaches and absence of red tape as well as quick solutions to problems of the residents of the capital. Minsk should become an example for the whole Belarus.

20.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to ensure its security in any situation
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to ensure its security in any situation Joint exercises of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Zapad 2017 (West 2017) need to be as transparent as possible, said the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, during the report on the drills. They will be held in Belarus in autumn 2017. President Lukashenko also emphasized that Belarus doesn’t intend to curtail its cooperation with Russia because of the disagreements in other spheres. The forthcoming drills prove the aspiration. In as many as 20 countries military actions are taking place.
Belarus President appoints vice-chairmen of Minsk City Executive Committee
Belarus President appoints deputy mayors of Minsk Prices, employment and salaries are the three main areas for Minsk vice mayors designated by the Belarus President. Alexander Lukashenko on March 20 agreed number of appointments for the Minsk city executive committee. Fedor Rimashevsky has become the first deputy chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee. Another two deputies of the Minsk mayor are Alexander Krepak and Igor Yurkevich.
Alexander Lukashenko: West 2017 joint drills need to be transparent
Alexander Lukashenko: West 2017 joint drills need to be transparent Joint exercises of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Zapad 2017 (West 2017) need to be maximally transparent, said the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, during the report on the drills. They will be held in Belarus in the autumn. The Head of State asked about the composition of the troops involved, the exercise area, as well as the expected results. In addition, Alexander Lukashenko demanded that the Defense Ministry leadership carefully consider cooperation with all other authorities.

19.03.2017

Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world
Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world “World of Tanks”, Viber, MSQRD have all been developed by Belarusian programmers. Nevertheless, these are not the only programs which glorify Belarusian IT specialists. The quality broadsheet newspaper “Deutche Welle” says, that Belarus has turned into one of the largest producers of IT programs in Central and Eastern Europe”. Belarusian High Tech Park has a big potential and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko set new tasks for the Park. What is more, a new director of the High Tech Park was appointed.
European Integrative Week: distinguished guests visit Belarus
European Integrative Week: distinguished guests visit Belarus Last week in Belarus can be given the name of the Great European Week. Distinguished guests from different countries came to the center of Europe. Belgium Foreign Minister, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Chief of the IMF Mission, and delegations of the Visegrad Group and of the Eastern Partnership, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, parliamentary delegation from Kazakhstan, and Egypt State Minister. Nevertheless, there was important news.

17.03.2017

President Lukashenko:  Government staff optimization mustn’t result in unthoughtful personnel reduction
President Lukashenko: Government staff optimization mustn’t result in unthoughtful personnel reduction Optimization of government structure and elimination of duplicate functions. The effectiveness of the government staff was discussed at Belarus President’s meeting on March 17, 2017. Alexander Lukashenko had once again emphasized that optimization mustn’t result in unthoughtful personnel reduction. The prime question is about creating an effective governance model, which will facilitate the dynamic development of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko:  Belarus is interested in state transformation experience of Kazakhstan
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is interested in state transformation experience of Kazakhstan Belarus is interested in state transformation experience, which is happening in Kazakhstan. This was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of Majilis Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Both Belarus and Kazakhstan are longstanding strategic partners. Official Astana is at its political reload stage today. After adopting the new version of the Constitution, Kazakh lawmakers will have more powers.
OSCE PA President Christine Muttonen tastes Belarusian chocolate
OSCE PA President Christine Muttonen tastes Belarusian chocolate and tries fashion clothes Belarus is committed to the basic principles of the OSCE, said Belarus President on March 16 at a meeting with the chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Christine Muttonen spent several days in Belarus. On March 15, she met with Belarusian MPs. The sides signed an agreement on the 26th annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. It will be held in July 2017 in the capital of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that our country will make every effort so that the upcoming session becomes the best in the history of such meetings.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Governor of Stavropol Krai
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Governor of Stavropol Krai Belarus and Stavropol Krai are open to dialogue on innovative technologies and cooperative ties in industry and construction.  The governor of this Russian region met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the Palace of Independence on March 16. At the end of 2016, the mutual trade turnover exceeded $140 million and increased by 9% compared to 2015.

16.03.2017

We will show western biases about Belarus are far-fetched, Alexander Lukashenko says
We will show western biases about Belarus are far-fetched, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus is committed to the basic principles of the OSCE, said President Alexander Lukashenko a meeting with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly president Christine Muttonen. Yesterday, she had meetings with Belarusian MPs. The parties signed an agreement on the 26th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. It will be held in Minsk in July 2017. The decision to hold the event in Minsk was passed unanimously.

15.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus interested in Belgian investments
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus interested in Belgian investments Belarus is interested in attracting Belgian investments and ready for a political dialogue on extending business cooperation. On March 15, 2017 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium. Didier Reynders is an experienced politician and is visiting Belarus for the first time, primarily as a representative of Belgium.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to strengthen its financial presence in Belarus
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to strengthen its financial presence in Belarus The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to strengthen its financial presence in Belarus. This is one of the major investors which has activated cooperation with Belarus in the last couple of years. As many as 200 million euros are invested annually. The Bank finances major projects in the sphere of housing and utility services. One of the brightest examples of cooperation is the organization Stadler production, Fast Light Innovative Regional Trains.
President Lukashenko: I am for EU but against its double standards
President Lukashenko: I am for EU but against its double standards Belarus is interested in attracting Belgian investments and ready for a political dialogue on extending business cooperation. On March 15, 2017 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium. Besides the internal political issues, cooperation between Belarus and the EU was discussed. Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus will always work for unification and stability in Europe.
Today we can confidently look into the future, Belarus President says
Today we can confidently look into the future, Belarus President says Compliance with the rules laid down in the Constitution is the guarantor of stability and prosperity in the society, which ensures decent conditions of life. This is stated in the congratulation message of Alexander Lukashenko to compatriots on the occasion of Constitution Day. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Today, we can confidently look to the future knowing that our coordinated work, cohesion and creative energy predetermine further development and progress towards prosperity of the Motherland.

14.03.2017

President Lukashenko makes new personnel changes on March 14, 2017
President Lukashenko makes new personnel changes on March 14, 2017 President Alexander Lukashenko made a number of personnel changes. On March 14, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new Minister of Labour and Social Protection. Irina Kostevich took up the post. Belarus President appointed Igor Buzovsky the new Head of Minsk Tsentralny district, Vladimir Karpyak as President’s Aide, Chief Inspector in Minsk. Changes have also been made in the oil-industry.
Irina Kostevich: A target of 70,000 new working places by 2017 in Belarus
Irina Kostevich: A target of 70,000 new working places by 2017 in Belarus Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a number of personnel decisions. On March 14, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new Minister of Labor and Social Protection. Irina Kostevich took up the post. Earlier she served as deputy minister of economy. The skilled specialist has years of work behind her in statistics and analyzing sectors. The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has a number of tasks set up, which are to ensure a high level of employment and Belarusians' income growth.
Belarus government report on 2016 results to be presented
Belarus government report on 2016 results to be presented The tendencies of Belarusian Economy will be the main subject of the upcoming government’s report. A serious dialogue is planned for the next two weeks, and the preparation for the dialogue was discussed at Belarus President’s meeting on March 14, 2017.
Egypt military industry officials interested in cooperation with Belarus
Egypt military industry officials interested in cooperation with Belarus Cooperation with Egypt needs to develop more intensively and without any forbidden topics. The President of Belarus noted willingness to work with the Arab republic of Egypt in all areas. He said this on March 14 at a meeting with Minister of State for Military Industry of Egypt. A new impetus to the relations between the two countries was given earlier this year during the official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Now these agreements are being implemented at all levels.
Prokopenya: Belarus will be among the first countries to support unmanned vehicles
Prokopenya: Belarus will be among the first countries to support unmanned vehicles The IT sector in Belarus will receive further support from the state under the condition of honest and transparent business, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting companies successfully working in the field of high technologies in Minsk. The head of state was presented a project of the so-called augmented reality. It is a unique application that allows you to recognize human emotions and accompany them with graphics.

13.03.2017

President Lukashenko instructs to create a book on Belarus’ 25 year development results As many as 25 years of creation and achievements. A book about Belarus, dedicated to the country’s development results over the sovereign quarter of a century, will be published by order of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.The book will be written by the members of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus.
Belarus to continue to support IT sector, President says
Belarus to continue to support IT sector, President says Belarus will continue to support the IT sector but the companies involved conduct fair and transparent business, said Belarus President on March 13 visiting companies in Minsk that are working in the field of high technologies. One of them is engaged in a unique project in the field of augmented reality and artificial intelligence. This is a mobile application that allows users all over the world to communicate with the use of visual effects.

12.03.2017

Social aspects: Belarusian government's plans for 2017
Social aspects: Belarusian government's plans for 2017 During the meeting on March 10, 2017 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko got back to Decree № 3. The list of real dependants will be compiled by October 1, 2017. Their payments will go  towards the support of children only. This demand was put forward by Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with civil servants on the 9th of March. The social sphere in Belarus is prioritized. As many as BYN 1820 million went towards these purposes (it is practically every tenth budgetary ruble) in 2017 alone.
Amendments to Decree №3: who will be referred to as dependant?
Amendments to Decree №3: who will be referred to as dependant? Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko criticized the progress of the implementation of Decree №3 (Decree “On prevention of social dependency”) on March 10, 2017. Alexander Lukashenko demanded to file down the legislative machine to the last detail. Every car owner knows that a new car has to go through several stages of exploitation. First of all is test drive, when all the pluses and minuses are seen. At the moment the legislative machine is in the stage of a test drive.
President Lukashenko on decree No3, dialogue between authorities and people and Belarus-Russia relations
President Lukashenko on decree No3, dialogue between authorities and people and Belarus-Russia relations While different kinds of managers, politicians and ordinary Belarusians wondered and fantasized and, perhaps, were waiting for the situation to resolve, the President decided not cut the Gordian knot of Decree No3 but gently pulled the necessary strings to untie it. It so happened to the good intentions of decree number 3 - to stimulate those who are out of work, to restore justice in terms of the distribution of social benefits - were not able to live with the current economic reality. And, strictly speaking, the document is not economic or financial.
Increasing operational efficiency: President Lukashenko instructs law enforcement bodies
Increasing operational efficiency: President Lukashenko instructs law enforcement bodies Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held two important meetings. The issues of justice comfort of the community and good order as a guarantor of Belarus’ development were discussed. This is the brand identity of Belarus. It is not by chance that it was decided to hold the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk. To ensure security of a country and in a country is everybody’s responsibility. However, law enforcement bodies do it professionally. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, that in this case the law must be obeyed stringently.
Alexander Zapesotsky: Belarus is hated for its strong economic development model
Alexander Zapesotsky: Belarus is hated for its strong economic development model Once again attention is being paid to the meeting which was held by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who openly assessed the present relations of Belarus and Russia. Problems do exist, it's not a secret. The background is evident. Belarus has its own model of development and independent policy. It is one of the reasons of misunderstandings. Many authoritative figures recognize the originality and success of the Belarusian development model.
From Decree No3 to Belarus - Russia relations: discussions held over President Lukashenko's meeting
From Decree No3 to Belarus - Russia relations: discussions held over President Lukashenko's meeting The subjects which were brought up by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko are being actively discussed in families, in mass media and in the expert community. Citizens:People must work and earn money. But everything, I mean tax letters, was done to quickly. The Decree needs to be looked into more thoroughly. A special approach should be taken towards the situation. Belarus is not Russia.

11.03.2017

Decree № 3 to be adjourned
Decree No3 to be postponed in Belarus Decree No3 (Decree "On prevention of social dependency”) won’t be canceled, but there will be no need to pay the social tax in 2017. This and other matters were mentioned at the Belarusian President’s meeting dedicated to topical aspects of Belarus’ development. Those who have already paid the tax won’t have to pay it in the next 12 months.  
Decree "On prevention of social dependency” to be improved
Decree "On prevention of social dependency” to be improved Decree №. 3 (Decree "On prevention of social dependency”) won’t be canceled, but there will be no need to pay the social tax in 2017. This and other matters were mentioned at the Belarusian President’s meeting dedicated to topical aspects of Belarus’ development. Those who have already paid the tax won’t have to pay it in the next 12 months. But if a person finds a job and it is registered in the employment work book in 2017, than the payment will be returned to this person.
Belarusian law enforcement bodies to be optimized
Belarusian law enforcement bodies to be optimized The law enforcement system in Belarus should be as effective and optimal as possible, said President Alexander Lukashenko on March 10 at a meeting to review the operation of law enforcement agencies in 2016 and optimization of the law enforcement and judicial system. More than 250 participants were invited to the meeting.

10.03.2017

President Lukashenko insists on $500 salary and performance discipline of officials
President Lukashenko insists on $500 salary and performance discipline of officials Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting on the topical issues of national development on March 9th. The President focused on topics of stability and peace in Belarus. One of the tough requirements of the President is strict performance discipline.
Belarus President: Preventive work should be practical and effective
Belarus President: Preventive work should be practical and effective The law enforcement system in Belarus should be as effective and optimal as possible, said President Alexander Lukashenko on March 10 at a meeting to review the operation of law enforcement agencies in 2016 and optimization of the law enforcement and judicial system. Invited at the meeting were more than 250 participants. Over the past 10 years, crime in Belarus has fallen by almost half. This is a good result.
Belarus wants Russia to discuss and resolve topical issues in bilateral relations
Belarus demands equal rights with Russia in Eurasian Economic Union Decree on social dependency, employment policy, relations with Russia and mutually beneficial partnership in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) were among the topical issues discussed at the March 9 meeting hosted by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. The Head of State responded to the issues that most concern to society. The President drew attention to the most important values ​​that Belarus preserves, which are stability and calmness. MORE:
Belarus ready to cooperate with Uralkali if its interests taken into account
Belarus ready to cooperate with Uralkali if its interests taken into account Belarus is ready to cooperate with Uralkali, but if its interests are met, said the head of state March 9 discussing the activities of the Belarusian Potash Company. The Russian side has repeatedly requested to re-start cooperation on the production and sale of fertilizers. Therefore, the management of Belarusian companies was instructed to study the options for collaboration. But, as Alexander Lukashenko remarked, in this case, it all should be fair and objective and only mutually beneficial compromises are necessary.

09.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: There will be no Maidan in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: There will be no Maidan in Belarus Relations with Russia, employment policy and the decree on social dependency were discussed on March 9 at the meeting hosted by President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. MORE: Gas prices should not be basis of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus President: Social dependency decree is ideological and moral
Social dependency fee payments delayed until 2018 on Belarus President's order Stability and peace in society remain the most important values ​​for Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko on March 9 raised the most resonant topic for Belarusians. Including decree number 3 on social dependency. It is not going to be cancelled but people will not have to pay for it. The President announced a number of decisions relating to this document.
Gas prices should not be basis of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Lukashenko says
Gas prices should not be basis of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Lukashenko says National interests and protection of Belarus' domestic market are the main landmarks and the latest global trends, which are replacing global integration. This is shown primarily by Western countries: the United States and the EU. Belarus should take into account the new conditions in geopolitics. On March 9, the President discussed the topical issues of further development of the country, including cooperation with Russia, Belarus' main partner in integration associations. Alexander Lukashenko answered all the questions that concern the society.

08.03.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian female population on International Women's Day
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian female population on International Women's Day Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Belarusian female population on International Women’s Day. Alexander Lukashenko expressed gratitude for their big contribution into all spheres of the society.

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