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22.04.2017

President Lukashenko about trust between business and government
President Lukashenko about trust between business and government Entrepreneurship is a separate subject. President Lukashenko emphasizes that it is necessary to strengthen the trust between the authority and business. The conditions of opening and conducting a business must be simple and clear, both on paper and in deed. Minimum number of inspections and administrative procedures, more responsibility on manufacturers themselves. Alexander Lukashenko suggests discussing business climate warming all together.
Belarus President about BYN1,000 salary: Almost everything depends on the directors. Almost everything
Belarus President about BYN1,000 salary: Almost everything depends on the directors. Almost everything Another subject for discussion and consideration is the salary level. Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes that he is not going to abandon the promised BYN1,000 salary issue. Furthermore, the system of job compensation must be transparent to its maximum. There is only one condition-money must be earnt.

21.04.2017

Belarus President says no one can feel safe because of terrorism
Belarus President: Europeans are yet to grasp Brexit consequences President Alexander Lukashenko delivered his annual State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. This political tradition is two decades old in Belarus.
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy Foreign policy must help build a strong economy, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address on April 21. Alexander Lukashenko noted that the country seeks cooperation with many states. And here the main thing is the principles of equality and respect. Long-standing friendship with Russia has led to the strategic nature of these relations. In many respects this is thanks to the personal friendship of the leaders of both states. But lately, Belarus has been engaged in quite an active dialogue with distant states, for example, with China.
Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says The main task for 2017 is to bring the average salary to BYN1,000 but this money must be earned, not printed, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address April 21. Increased productivity is the basis of salary growth, emphasized the head of state.
President Lukashenko promises to liberalize business climate
President Lukashenko promises to liberalize business climate On April 21, the President addressed the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. One of the points of Belarus' economic growth is the emancipation of business initiative.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy Building of a strong and competitive economy is a priority of Belarus, said President Alexander Lukashenko on 21 April addressing his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The State of the Nation Address is primarily a great opportunity to get a complete picture of the development priorities of Belarus at least for the current year. During these speeches, the Belarus head of state raises the most urgent and topical issues. Today, the President began his speech from international politics.
Alexander Lukashenko to Valery Shantsev: "We can build nuclear power plants around the world"
Alexander Lukashenko to Valery Shantsev: "We can build nuclear power plants around the world" Belarus and the Nizhny Novgorod region aim to increase turnover to 1 billion dollars. On April 20, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of that Russian region Valery Shantsev. Cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions is the basis of relations between the countries as a whole. This was underlined during the recent talks between the leaders of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg.

20.04.2017

Belarus not turning away from Russia, President Lukashenko says
Belarus not turning away from Russia, President Lukashenko says Belarus and the Nizhny Novgorod region aim to increase turnover to 1 billion dollars. On April 20, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with the governor of that Russian region Valery Shantsev. Cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions is the basis of relations between the countries as a whole. This was underlined during the recent talks between the leaders of Belarus and Russia in St. Petersburg. April 20 Alexander Lukashenko commented on the materials of some Russian media about the relations between Belarus and Russia.

19.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko to deliver State of the Nation Address April 21
Alexander Lukashenko to deliver State of the Nation Address April 21 Alexander Lukashenko will deliver his annual speech to the Belarusian nation and the National Assembly on April 21, 2017. President Lukashenko’s speech will take place during the joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of Belarus. It has been a many-year political tradition. Every time it’s an analysis of the economic situation in Belarus and in the world, it is a strategy of the country’s development for the nearest time as well.
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability Investments in the banking sector and the development of the industrial park "Great Stone" were the major topics discussed on April 18 between Belarus and China at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. There, Alexander Lukashenko met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state noted a high level of the bilateral political relations. The countries are strategic partners, and the economic side of the relations must follow suit.

18.04.2017

President Lukashenko to visit China in May
President Lukashenko to visit China in May It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will visit China in May. The upcoming visit of President Lukashenko to China was discussed in the Belarusian Government during Prime Minister’s meeting with the Chinese parliamentary delegation on April 18, 2017. The two sides discussed specific possibilities for increasing mutual trade. 
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability Investments into the bank sector and the development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed on April 18, 2017 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. As Alexander Lukashenko stated the high level of bilateral political relations,
Belarus would like to place bonds on Chinese financial market
Belarus would like to place bonds on Chinese financial market Development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park and the entry of a Chinese bank into the Belarusian market were discussed April 18 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang.
Speed limit on Minsk-Grodno highway may be increased to 120 km/h
Speed limit on Minsk-Grodno highway may be increased to 120 km/h Price-quality is a well-known criterion. Highways are good and still free for inhabitants in Belarus. Another main transport traffic artery Minsk-Grodno turned into a large-scale construction site. Alexander Lukashenko also demands to bring local roads to an exemplary state in five years. Belarus is worth being called a road state: it is situated at the crossroads of the main transportation routs and connects states of Western Europe and East, as well as Black Sea regions and Baltic Sea states. Two trans-European transport corridors cross Belarus.

17.04.2017

Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example
Modernization of wood industry: Rechitsadrev example Big politics must not overshadow domestic issues... President Lukashenko understands this and every working visit to Belarusian regions is filled with economic issues and communication with people, in which not only global topics but also local issues are raised. The working trip of the head of state to the Gomel region was not an exception. Ekaterina Zhilyanina reports.
Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year
Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year Christians all over the world celebrate Easter these days. The coincidence of different calendars is quite rare. This is the case when a special mood reigns in all the churches and prayer houses of Belarus. Festive services began on 15 April and believers greeted the next morning with the words: "Christ is risen!"

16.04.2017

President Lukashenko lights candle in Transfiguration Church in Baran
President Lukashenko lights candle in Transfiguration Church in Baran Christians of the world celebrate Easter. Coincidence of different calendars is very rare. It is the very case when there is a special atmosphere both orthodox and catholic churches, in houses of worship in Belarus. Celebratory acts of worship began on the eve of Easter and in the morning worshipers said “Christ is risen” to one another.
2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting
2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting Economic partnership of five countries was discussed by the presidents of the EEU at the summit in Bishkek. Alexander Lukashenko signed the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union the day before and with positive hopes left for the meeting of leaders in the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

15.04.2017

EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union
EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union A day of big politics in Bishkek. As many as two meetings on the highest of levels were held on April 14, 2017 in Bishkek. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting and the informal conversation of the CSTO leaders. The development of international cooperation and regional security was on the agenda. As Alexander Lukashenko stated, the aims and the tasks of the EEU are close to many countries, and that is why it is important to attract new investors and enter new markets.
Alexander Lukashenko calls EEU members for active free trade area establishment with third countries
Alexander Lukashenko calls EEU members for active free trade area establishment with third countries This statement was made by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on April 14, 2017 in Bishkek. Leaders of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Moldova arrived in Kyrgyz capital for taking part in the summit. Before starting the negotiations the traditional ceremony of taking photographs took place. As many as 10 questions are on the agenda of the summit, international activity of the EEU in particular.

14.04.2017

Belarusian, Moldovan presidents meet in Kyrgyzstan April 14
Belarusian, Moldovan presidents meet in Kyrgyzstan April 14 Bishkek is hosting the session of the Supreme Economic Council of the EEU and informal meeting of the leaders of the CSTO member states. The head of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, arrived to the capital of Kyrgyzstan to participate in the talks. In the morning, Alexander Lukashenko held talks with Moldovan President Igor Dodon. The Belarusian leader expressed confidence that the countries will be able to advance their relations, despite the difficulties.
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit Belarus President's visit to Kyrgyzstan has begun. Belarus board No1 has landed in Bishkek.  The Belarusian leader will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. One of the main themes is convergence with third countries. The agenda of the meeting also includes security issues: Alexander Lukashenko will take part in an informal meeting of heads of CSTO member states.

13.04.2017

Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention
Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention Belarus has achieved significant results in the fight against HIV and is ready to share experience with other countries. The subject was discussed at the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé.
Belarus can supply more dairy products to Hunan province
Belarus can supply more dairy products to Hunan province Belarus can increase the supply of food products to the Chinese province of Hunan, stated on April 13 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of China in Hunan Province, Du Jiao. The region has developed agriculture, mining and steel industry. In accordance with the agreements concluded earlier, the Chinese province is closely cooperating with the Mogilev region of Belarus.
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations Kirill Koktysh, a famous expert in foreign policy, docent of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, shared with the CTV Channel several aspects of Belarus-Russia relations after negotiations in Saint Petersburg between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin.Good afternoon, Mr. Koktysh. Mr. Koktysh: Good afternoon.We met at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements. What achievements can Belarusians and Russians boast?

12.04.2017

President Lukashenko: Professionals and great specialists won't fall down from the sky
President Lukashenko: Belarus is liberalizing business climate for economic growth After visiting JSC Rechitsadrev, Alexander Lukashenko traditionally talked to the employees of the plant. The future of Belarus and the development of small towns, salaries, personnel policy and public security were discussed. People also asked about visa cancellation, not only from Belarus’ side but about reciprocal steps from other countries.
Neither Russia nor USA will press red button, Belarus President says
Neither Russia nor USA will press red button, Belarus President says Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko commented on US actions in Syria during his speech in Rechitsa. How does the Belarus President explain the actions of Donald Trump? Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:We do not need to get involved in adventures and in no case can the collision between the two major nuclear powers, Russia and America, be allowed. I think this is just an information war.

11.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: We will liberate business initiative completely
Alexander Lukashenko: We will liberate business initiative completely Drastic decisions concerning business liberation are expected in Belarus. A set of important statements was made by Belarus President during his working visit to Gomel region, where he talked to the employees of JSC “Rechitsadrev”. At the plant Alexander Lukashenko got acquainted with the modernization process. Essentially, a unique production was established in the district center, new working places were created. As Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, everyone in Belarus will be given the opportunity to earn money from this time onwards.
President praises agricultural practices of Gomel region
President praises agricultural practices of Gomel region The agricultural practices of the Gomel region should become an example for the whole country, said the President of Belarus on April 11. Alexander Lukashenko's working trip to the region began on the fields of the Istok farm in the Rechitsa district. In the Gomel region, half of the areas have been tilled. Corn sowing has started. The unprecedented early terms are due to the weather. Belarus does not have problems with fuel and nitrogen fertilizers. At the same time, the head of state urged the agrarians to discipline and asked to save resources.
Belarus' and China's law enforcement agencies need closer cooperation
Belarus' and China's law enforcement agencies need closer cooperation Belarus and China will continue active cooperation in the field of security. This was the subject of the April 10 meeting of the President of Belarus with the Minister of Public Safety as well as China's General Prosecutor. 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 the new challenges of our time.

10.04.2017

7 reasons to consider compromises between Belarus and Russia beneficial
7 reasons to consider compromises between Belarus and Russia beneficial The results of the negotiations of President Lukashenko and President Putin. Alexander Lukashenko said that in a way it was a compromise for Belarus but a beneficial one. That’s why it is difficult to stumble at the relevance of these negotiations. What did Belarus and Belarusians end up in the end with then?
Belarus and China: necessity of stronger cooperation between law enforcement agencies
Belarus and China: necessity of stronger cooperation between law enforcement agencies Belarus and China continue active cooperation in security sector. It was negotiated over at a meeting of President Lukashenko with China’s Minister of Public Security and China’s Prosecutor General. As Alexander Lukashenko stated, that despite the distance between Belarus and China, law enforcement bodies of the two countries have a lot of common tasks. Opposition to modern challenges, in particular.
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.

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