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27.07.2016

President dissatisfied with work of Belarus State Border Committee
President dissatisfied with work of Belarus State Border Committee The State Border Committee of Belarus should and will work better. On July 26 the President of Belarus, summing up a sudden inspection of border authorities of the country, expressed his dissatisfaction with the state of individual areas. This was the subject of discussion at a meeting with the head of state. Alexander Lukashenko earlier instructed the top management of the Committee to evaluate the work of their institution. The checkup revealed weaknesses in the protection of the state border.

26.07.2016

Belarus President wants better operation from border committee
Belarus President wants better operation from border committee The State Border Committee of Belarus should and will work better. On July 26 the President of Belarus, summing up a sudden inspection of border authorities of the country, expressed his dissatisfaction with the state of individual areas. This was the subject of discussion at a meeting with the head of state. Alexander Lukashenko earlier instructed the top management of the Committee to evaluate the work of their institution. The checkup revealed weaknesses in the protection of the state border.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Cuba on Day of National Rebellion
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Cuba on Day of National Rebellion July 26, Cuba celebrates the Day of National Rebellion. On behalf of the Belarusian people and personally, President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, congratulated Chairman of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz on the Day of National Rebellion.

25.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko signs Culture Code
Alexander Lukashenko signs Culture Code Months of public discussion and 200 pages. The President of Belarus has signed the Culture Code of the Republic of Belarus, passed by the House of Representatives and approved by the Council of the Republic. The document was developed for the first time and has no analogues in the post-Soviet space. It provides for the creation of a single mechanism for regulating legal relations in the sphere of culture and the simultaneous elimination of the existing shortcomings in this field.
Tractor plant and investment fund: Belarus-China future projects
Tractor plant and investment fund: Belarus-China future projects New major projects are planned between Belarus and China. This week, representatives of the Chinese corporation CITIC Group visited Minsk. At a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko the details of the future projects were discussed. The company from China has already built three cement plants in Belarus. Now it is engaged in the production of passenger cars and modernization of Orsha Linen Mill.
Belarus President makes unplanned visits to distressed enterprises of Mogilev
Belarus President makes unplanned visits to distressed enterprises of Mogilev Visiting a number of successful enterprises of the Mogilev region and the city of Mogilev, the Belarus President suddenly deviated from the planned route and made a number of unplanned visits to facilities.

22.07.2016

Belarus President comments on Rio doping row
Belarus President comments on Rio doping row The Belarusian head of state visited a number of factories in the Mogilev region on July 22. Among them is Technolit. It produces a wide range of products of special wear-resistant cast iron, which is obtained by a new method of casting - freezing. This method of production has no analogues in the world.
Alexander Lukashenko sets task to beautify Mogilev
Alexander Lukashenko sets task to beautify Mogilev More gloss and harmony are needed in Mogilev urban development, stated the Belarus President during his working trip to Mogilev region. The head of state was informed about the fulfillment of instructions on socio-economic development of the region.  Alexander Lukashenko noted that other regional centers had already been beautified. However, Mogilev is lagging behind in these positions. So a plan of modernization of the city needs to be created.
Belarus President requires multiplier effect in industrial enterprises' development
Belarus President requires multiplier effect in industrial enterprises' development The President of Belarus requires a multiplier effect in the development of Belarusian industrial enterprises. Alexander Lukashenko said about this while visiting the company Technolit. The head of state today, 22 July, is on a working trip to the Mogilev region. The President reported on the development of innovative technologies and the organization of high-quality engine parts manufacturing. At present, Technolit produces components for automotive, agricultural, road, construction and special equipment.
Alexander Lukashenko to make working trip to Mogilev region on July 22
Alexander Lukashenko to make working trip to Mogilev region on July 22 The President of Belarus on July 22 will make a working trip to the Mogilev region. The Head of State will be briefed on the implementation of instructions on socio-economic development of the region and improvement of the regional center.  

20.07.2016

President Lukashenko meets with head of Chinese corporation CITIC Group
Belarusian-Chinese major joint projects as of 2016 Belarus and China are discussing the possibility of implementing new large-scale business projects. Mutual interests were talked over during the meeting of the Belarus President with the head of CITIC Group, China's largest corporation, at the Palace of Independence on July 20. The parties already have successful experience of cooperation. First of all, this is the construction of three cement plants and modernization of Orsha Linen Mill. Now they are creating a company for the production of cars, as well as the first joint investment fund.
Belarus President expresses interest in cooperation with CITIC Group
Belarus President expresses interest in cooperation with CITIC Group Belarus and the Chinese state corporation CITIC Group plan to implement new projects. President Alexander Lukashenko today met with the head of the company Mr. Wang Jun. Minsk already has successful experience of cooperation with the corporation. First of all, this is the construction of three cement plants. Now a company for the production of passenger cars is being established and modernization of Orsha Linen Mill is underway.

19.07.2016

President: Communist Party is not a party of collapse, but party of creation
President: Communist Party is not a party of collapse, but a party of creation Questions of Union State building on July 19 were discussed during the meeting of the President of Belarus with chairman of the Russian Communist Party faction in the State Duma. Alexander Lukashenko noted the special role played by this organization today, and gave Gennady Zyuganov the Order of Friendship of Peoples for his significant personal contribution to the strengthening of friendly relations and cooperation between Belarus and Russia.
Development Bank of Belarus switches to new strategy
Development Bank of Belarus switches to new strategy The Belarus President has instructed the Development Bank of Belarus to actively support small and medium businesses. This was discussed at the July 18 meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the head of this specialized financial institution Sergei Rumas. This feature will be reflected in the new financial strategy of the Bank. It will extend the number of financial products for small and medium business and increase the volume of support for this sector of the economy.

18.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko disturbed by developments around Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko disturbed by developments around Belarus Belarus has no problems from the point of view of terrorist activity. July 18, Chairman of the Committee of State Security Valery Vakulchik reported to the President on the current situation in the country. The meeting addressed issues of countering terrorism.

15.07.2016

Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims
Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims Belarus has received the news about the Nice Bastille Day attack with deep sorrow. This was stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, expressed condolences to the President of France Francois Hollande, the French people, as well as relatives and friends of the victims.
Alexander Lukashenko opens 2016 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
Alexander Lukashenko opens 2016 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk The 25th International Art Festival "Slavic Bazaar" has opened in Vitebsk.  The solemn ceremony was attended by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. By tradition, the head of state handed the special award "Through art to peace and mutual understanding." During the festival, about 100,000 spectators will visit the summer amphitheater alone. Tickets for many concerts were sold out long before the festival.

13.07.2016

What do Belarusian athletes expect from 2016 Rio Olympics?
What do Belarusian athletes expect from 2016 Rio Olympics? The Belarusian national Olympic team has attended a farewell ceremony in the Palace of Independence. These are 144 best athletes of the country, each of which has hopes for Olympic medals of the highest class. Captaining the Belarusian team in Rio will be canoeist Alexander Bogdanovich.
Belarus President requires breakthrough in relations with China
Belarus President requires breakthrough in relations with China The President of Belarus has made a number of appointments. The changes affected the country's diplomatic corps. Alexander Lukashenko appointed ambassadors to China and Georgia.  Addressing the diplomats, the President stressed the need to increase the momentum in foreign trade. Starting from July 12, the Embassy of Belarus in China will be headed by Kiryl Rudy. An economic expert and assistant to the President is already familiar with the work of the diplomatic mission in China. However, his new role is immeasurably more important.

12.07.2016

Farewell ceremony for Belarus Olympic team held July 12
Farewell ceremony for Belarus Olympic team held July 12 The Belarusian national Olympic team has attended a farewell ceremony in the Palace of Independence today. These are 144 best athletes of the country, each having hopes of claiming Olympic gold medals. 2008 Olympic champion in C2 1000 m Alexander Bogdanovich will captain the team. Alexander Lukashenko handed him the national flag.

11.07.2016

President Lukashenko: Alexandria festival can make peoples friends
President Lukashenko: Alexandria festival can make peoples friends The Kupalle festival in Alexandria could become Belarus' contribution to the strengthening of friendship between peoples, said President Alexander Lukashenko, speaking on the eve of the Kupalle festival in Shklov District. Mass celebrations on the banks of the Dnieper continued deep into the night of July 10-11. It offered traditional Kupala games and fun activities. The festival is also remarkable thanks to original Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian cuisines.

07.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Secretary of Security Council of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Secretary of Security Council of Belarus The President of Belarus has met with the State Secretary of the Security Council of our country. Currently, all institutions that provide security in Belarus, are working smoothly. Recently, Belarus has held a check of border troops. The President asked how the situation was going in other departments. Also, during the meeting, the sides discussed the optimization of the Armed Forces.
Lithuania Ambassador Evaldas Ignatavičius completing diplomatic mission in Belarus
Lithuania Ambassador Evaldas Ignatavičius completing diplomatic mission in Belarus Belarus and Lithuania will continue to develop and strengthen good neighborly relations. Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania Evaldas Ignatavičius is completing his diplomatic mission in Belarus. He's been working in our country since 2013.

06.07.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets US Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Scott Rauland
Alexander Lukashenko meets US Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Scott Rauland Belarus stands for the normalization of relations with the United States on mutually beneficial terms, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with US Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Scott Rauland, whose diplomatic mission is completing.   He has worked in Minsk since 2014. Prior to this diplomat represented US interests in Azerbaijan, Germany, Pakistan, Ecuador, Afghanistan, Malaysia and Russia's Yekaterinburg.
Belarus' tax system to be improved: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Tax and Duties Minister
Belarus' tax system to be improved thanks to brand new technologies Improvement of the tax system of Belarus was the main topic of the meeting of the President with the Minister for Taxes and Duties, Sergei Nalivaiko. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the taxation procedure in the country should be comfortable for businesses and ensure the realization of the legitimate interests of the state. Many hopes are on the effective work of fiscal authorities and the introduction of new technologies.
Belarus President for simpler taxation procedure for businesses
Belarus President for simpler taxation procedure for businesses Belarus' taxation procedure for businesses should be as comfortable as possible and ensure the realization of the legitimate interests of the state. This was discussed during a July 6 meeting of the President of Belarus with the Minister of Taxes and Duties, Sergei Nalivaiko.

05.07.2016

President Lukashenko: People appreciate peace and tranquility in Belarus
President Lukashenko: People appreciate peace and tranquility in Belarus Belarusians appreciate the peace and tranquility in the country, said Head of State Alexander Lukashenko on July 5 at a ceremony to honor the graduates of higher military educational institutions and high-ranking officers. The President also presented the general's shoulder straps to some law enforcement agencies officers. The ceremony is traditionally timed to in the main state holiday - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus.
Venezuela celebrating Independence Day: Alexander Lukashenko sends congratulations
Venezuela marking Independence Day: Alexander Lukashenko sends congratulations Venezuela is celebrating Independence Day. In 1811 the country became a sovereign state, independent from Spain, under which domination it had been for more than three centuries. Festivities are underway across the country 5 July. Venezuela is a strategic partner of Belarus. The countries are implementing more than 120 agreements and contracts in various areas of mutual interest, ranging from oil and automobile construction to cooperation in the fields of culture and the culture.
Leonid Zayats, Agriculture and Food Minister of Belarus
Belarus President signs decree on financial rehabilitation of agricultural enterprises Belarus has taken measures for financial rehabilitation of agricultural enterprises. The country's President has signed a decree that will simplify all the mechanisms. It will now be easier to hand loss-making enterprises over to another owner. Certain bonuses will help new owners acquire such enterprises.

04.07.2016

Belarusian Olympians get fashion designer's uniform for Rio
Belarusian Olympians get fashion designer's uniform for Rio 2016 Distinguished people of Belarus received state awards on the eve of July 3 Independence Day. Who claims to be medal winners at the Rio Olympic Games? And what uniform will Belarusians wear for the Olympic ceremonies? Not in white trousers, as slick Ostap Bender dreamed. Belarus, by the way, does not voice any unrealistic Bender-style Olympic plans. Our correspondent Yevgeny Pustovoi found out about the actual plans of Belarusian athletes and will tell us what the audience should expect from the first ever Olympics in South America.

03.07.2016

Belarus Independence Day parade 2016. Full video
Belarus Independence Day parade 2016. Full video The state’s power lies in its ability to predict and pre-empt the danger, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko speaking July 3 at the parade to mark Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. Celebrations in honor of the Independence Day military parade began with a creative number on Masherov Avenue. More than 350,000 people were spectators and participants of the events. Veterans were of course the main guests of the show.
Alexander Lukashenko: "In difficult times, we need to shake things up and be proud of what we have created"
Alexander Lukashenko: "In difficult times, we need to shake things up and be proud of what we have created" Belarus is celebrating Independence Day 3 July but official events kicked off on Friday, July 1. President Lukashenko spoke at a solemn meeting in the Palace of the Republic. This presidential speech was full of topics that are important for the country.
Belarus President congratulates nation on Independence Day
Belarus President congratulates nation on Independence Day Celebrations in honor of Independence Day started in Minsk on Saturday July 2. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko wished countrymen Happy Republic Day.

02.07.2016

Independence Day parade due in Minsk July 3
Independence Day parade due in Minsk July 3 The central event of the Independence Day will be of course a military parade. President Lukashenko will review troops as the supreme commander. Hundreds of thousands of people are going to see this beautiful and patriotic spectacle. On July 3, several national channels will offer a live broadcast of the event.

30.06.2016

President of Belarus meets with Czech Republic's foreign minister
President of Belarus meets with Czech Republic's foreign minister Belarus and the Czech Republic will open a new chapter in relations. This matter was discussed June 30 at the meeting of President Alexander Lukashenko and the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic. The Head of State emphasized the important role of that country in the definition of EU policies and hailed the Czech position regarding the more active involvement of Belarus in the implementation of EU projects. Almost 200 companies with Czech investments are now registered in Belarus.
Belarus President presents state awards
Belarus President presents state awards ahead of 2016 Independence Day On the eve of Independence Day, on June 30, the Belarus President solemnly presented state awards to honorary citizens. He praised the achievements of 40 people, who represent different sectors of the economy, science, education, culture and sports. President Alexander Lukashenko underlined at the ceremony that world outlook and hard work of these people determine the resolution of the many problems Belarus is facing.

29.06.2016

Belarus President takes part in national ball of graduates 2016
Belarus President takes part in national ball of graduates 2016 The state is not indifferent to young people's fate, said the Belarus President meeting June 28 with the best graduates of Belarusian universities. The main prom of the country brought together more than 200 excellent students. These are winners of educational contests and competitions and holders of prizes from the special fund of the President.   Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated teachers and students expressing fatherly words of encouragement and farewell.

28.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about Rio Olympics: Belarus will not send "tourists" to Brazil
Alexander Lukashenko about Rio Olympics: Belarus will not send "tourists" to Brazil Belarus has already won 134 Olympic licenses in 25 sports. The President of Belarus was reported on the preparation of the national team for the Rio Olympics. There should be no "tourists" in the national team. The order of the Head of State is not to put exorbitant pressure on athletes. 

27.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to create joint ventures in Thailand
President Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to create joint ventures in Thailand Belarus is ready to create joint ventures in Thailand, particularly in the field of mechanical engineering, said June 27 the Belarusian head of state at a meeting with the chairman of the National Legislative Assembly of the Kingdom of Thailand.
What issues did Belarusians report via hotline during All-Belarusian People's Congress?
What issues did Belarusians report via hotline during All-Belarusian People's Congress? 2,500 participants of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly have gone home. They took bright impressions, new ideas and... the proverbial delegate's suitcases. The latter caused, I would say, an unhealthy interest from the paparazzi. There are actually no secrets here, nothing sensational. Here it is, this suitcase! It is very likely to be manufactured in Belarus, soft leather... And what was inside?
SCO Summit in Tashkent: What is the role of Belarus?
SCO Summit in Tashkent: What is the role of Belarus? Important political events took place in Tashkent last week. Representatives of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have met in the capital of Uzbekistan. This club of Asian states turns 15 this year and it is going to have a bright future. This is the first time Belarus has been represented as an observer at this forum. Taking part in the Tashkent summit were presidents and prime ministers, so Uzbekistan closed borders with neighboring countries for security reasons. The traffic in the capital was controlled manually at intersections and corners.

26.06.2016

President congratulates Belarusians on Youth Day
President congratulates Belarusians on Youth Day About two million Belarusians belong to the youth category by law. On June 26, our country celebrates Day of Youth. Dozens of projects with the participation of creative young people are held throughout the country. Minsk is hosting the festival of youth subcultures. Participants of the events: The youth does have the potential! Perhaps now youth is slightly eccentric but very active! People are striving to something and trying to achieve it.
How will Belarus live in the next five years? Summary of 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly
How will Belarus live in the next five years? Summary of 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly The 5th All-Belarusian Assembly was extensively covered by television channels and other domestic and foreign media. Some tried to use in-depth analysis while others just slipped on the surface. I remember in this regard an English song translated by Samuil Marshak: Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to look at the Queen. Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus-India relations need further impetus
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus-India relations need further impetus Tashkent hosted a meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The President of Belarus also took part in it as an observer. This makes Belarus the only European country to have acquired such a status. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, founded 15 years ago, groups China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Six other countries have observer status.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to become active "field player" in SCO
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to become active "field player" in SCO Reports on the All-Belarusian People's Assembly flew to many countries around the world. But news from Belarus doesn't often hit the headlines, even in Russia. All main Russian TV channels are present in Belarus, including the one broadcasting our program. However, not the same can be said about Belarusian channels. The story about how one of Belarusian TV channels has been attempting to get airtime in the cable network of Moscow is proverbial.

23.06.2016

5th Belarusian People's Assembly ends June 23
5th Belarusian People's Assembly ends: Key tasks for 2016-2020 defined Sustained economic growth as a basis for a successful life of future generations is a key task for the five-year period. This thesis was included in the resolution of the 5th Belarusian People's Assembly that ended in Minsk. The document notes that the basic factor of the economic development in the next five years will be increase in the efficiency of management at all levels. The fifth forum has finished after two days of discussions.  During the meeting, the delegates made about a hundred concrete proposals.
Belarus may optimize state apparatus
Belarus may optimize state apparatus Belarus retains the social policy course in the coming years. It should be based on an addressed basis. Marianna Shchetkina, Minister of Labor and Social Security, reported on the main priorities of this sector from the rostrum of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly. For example we 25,000 children face parental divorce each year. Another question was the optimization of the state apparatus.
President Lukashenko about Belaruskali-Uralkali row and possible reunion
President Lukashenko about Belaruskali-Uralkali row and possible reunion Heated discussion took place in the morning in the Great Hall of the Palace of the Republic during the second day of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly. The atmosphere was incredibly lively. 
President Lukashenko: Scientific developments must turn into industrial products
President Lukashenko: Scientific developments must turn into industrial products The general debate was held in the Great Hall of the Palace of the Republic in the morning of June 23 as part of the second day of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly. The delegates discussed the development strategy of Belarus for the next five years. The first report was made by Vladimir Gusakov, head of the National Academy of Sciences. He told the audience about a new interesting project BelBiograd and asked for the support of this project.
Alexander Lukashenko to attend SCO meeting in Uzbekistan June 23-24
Belarus President goes to SCO meeting in Uzbekistan June 23 June 22, it became known that Alexander Lukashenko will take part in a meeting of heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan.  The President's working visit to the republic is scheduled for June 23-24. The head of state has already departed for Uzbekistan. The upcoming Tashkent summit will be the first in which Belarus will be represented at the highest level in the new observer status.  The Belarusian head of state will also hold a number of bilateral meetings.

22.06.2016

5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly: Day 1 summary
5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly: Day 1 summary The 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly opened in Minsk June 22. This is the most democratic way of democracy. Journalists pick different epithets and comparisons for the forum. But the Belarus President explains it simply and clearly. He speaks about the purpose of the meeting itself and the people taking part in it.
Belarus President says ready for economic reforms but doubts people are ready
Belarus President says ready for economic reforms but doubts people are ready The unity of the people saves peace in the country and the country itself. Belarus needs to overcome the difficulties only thanks to own labor and acting all together, said President Alexander Lukashenko at the V All-Belarusian People's Assembly, which continues in the Palace of the Republic. The brought together 2,500 delegates from across the country. At the meeting they can express their views on how to further build our own life in the next five years. Foreign guests are also taking part in the forum.
Alexander Lukashenko: Nuclear power plant to increase Belarus' competitiveness
Alexander Lukashenko: Nuclear power plant to increase Belarus' competitiveness The unity of the people saves peace in the country and the country itself. Belarus needs to overcome the difficulties only thanks to own labor and acting all together, said President Alexander Lukashenko at the V All-Belarusian People's Assembly, which continues in the Palace of the Republic. The brought together 2,500 delegates from across the country. At the meeting they can express their views on how to further build our own life in the next five years. Foreign guests are also taking part in the forum.
Alexander Lukashenko: People's unity preserves peace in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: People's unity preserves peace in Belarus The unity of the people saves peace in the country and the country itself. Belarus needs to overcome the difficulties only thanks to own labor and acting all together, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the V All-Belarusian People's Assembly, which began at the Palace of the Republic.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' new development program aims at evolution, not revolution
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' new development program aims at evolution, not revolution The unity of the people saves peace in the country and the country itself. Belarus needs to overcome the difficulties only thanks to own labor and all together, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the V All-Belarusian People's Assembly, which began at the Palace of the Republic June 22.

20.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko addresses participants of contest Miss Belarus 2016
Winners of Miss Belarus 2016 beauty contest named In two days, the most honored representatives of different professions from all over the country will gather in Minsk at the All-Belarusian People's Assembly. On Sunday evening on June 19, the most beautiful and talented girls gathered at the Palace of Sports to contest the title of Miss Belarus 2016. The national competition is held for the tenth time, with 26 girls taking part in the contest this time. The head of state addressed the audience and participants of the colorful event.

19.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko at Spartak factory: Belarus to finally reconstruct entire health care and education in 2016-2020
Alexander Lukashenko at Spartak factory: Belarus to finally reform entire healthcare and education system in 2016-2020 Before building plans for the future and listening to people's delegates, the Belarus President made a trip to the Gomel region. In principle, this is usual practice when the President personally gets familiar with the situation in Belarus’ regions and meets with labor collectives. This time he met with Spartak factory workers. Alexander Lukashenko wanted to see whether the life of the working class is “sweet”. And before starting the “economic locomotive” for the next five years, the President opened the Gomel-Minsk route for electric traction trains.
Redenomination in Belarus not to cause higher inflation
Redenomination in Belarus not to cause higher inflation, President Lukashenko says On June 17, the Belarus President visited the Spartak confectionary. Here the head of state spoke about the prospects of development of the enterprise, as well as the innovations in confectionary industry.  Products under the brand name "Spartak" are exported to 25 countries. Chocolates, waffles, and biscuits made in Gomel have reached such distant countries as Singapore, South Africa and Australia. Spartak sees great prospects on the Chinese market too.

16.06.2016

Belarus successfully tests new Polonez missile
Belarus successfully tests new Polonez missile During the working meeting on June 16, the President reported about the successful testing of new missile systems in Belarus. This is a significant event for the whole country. It took Belarus two years to create the systems. Alexander Lukashenko instructed Premier Andrei Kobyakov to consider presenting state awards to those who contributed to the creation of the weapons.
Belarusian police to turn 100 in 2017
Belarusian police to turn 100 years in 2017 Police is ready to provide security during the 5th All-Belarusian People's Congress. On 16 June the Head of State heard out a report from the Minister of Internal Affairs Igor Shunevich. The large-scale forum, which will gather 2,500 delegates, will take place in less than a week. The President also asked about the preparation for the police anniversary: in 2017 Belarusian police will celebrate its hundredth birthday.
Belarus President: Redenomination is politically important
Belarus President: Redenomination is politically important A calm and orderly conduct of the redenomination in Belarus is important including from a political point of view, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during a working meeting with Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and chairman of the National Bank of Belarus Pavel Kallaur. The head of state noted that Belarus was preparing for the redenomination for several years, and it was proposed to hold it on January 1, 2017. However, it was rescheduled for July 1, 2016.

15.06.2016

Minsk region posts best economic performance in Belarus in 2011-2015
Minsk region posts best economic performance in Belarus in 2011-2015 Minsk Oblast, the central region of Belarus, was the best in the country in 2011-2015 in terms of the socio-economic indicators. The President of Belarus noted the positive dynamism of the region's development hearing a report of the Minsk region governor Semyon Shapiro. Since 2011, the Minsk region has preserved the trend to be the best of all the regions of Belarus.   As the President said, what he had seen flying over a number of Minsk region's districts encouraged him.
Xi Jinping turns 63: President Lukashenko congratulates Chinese leader
Xi Jinping turns 63: President Lukashenko congratulates Chinese leader Today is the 63rd birthday of Chairman of the People's Republic of China. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Xi Jinping on this day. The President highlighted the role of Xi Jinping in lifting Belarusian-Chinese relations to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership. They now continue to grow through new mutually beneficial projects.
President Lukashenko sends condolences to Barack Obama over Orlando massacre
President Lukashenko sends condolences to Barack Obama over Orlando massacre New details of the terrorist attack in Orlando have emerged. It is known that the terrorist who shot 50 people in a nightclub did this for political reasons.  The criminal, a native of Afghanistan, said this during the call to the emergency services. He demanded that "the US stop bombing his country." Responsibility for the attack was taken by the grouping "Islamic state".    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has sent condolences to US President Barack Obama, the relatives and friends of the victims.

14.06.2016

Belarus President congratulates Respublika newspaper on 25th anniversary
Belarus President congratulates Respublika newspaper on 25th anniversary The newspaper Respublika is celebrating its 25th anniversary on June 14. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the newspaper editorial staff on the anniversary. "For a quarter century, your newspaper has taken its rightful place in the information space of Belarus and gained popularity among readers of different ages and professions," the message reads. The head of state wished the editorial staff and the authors inspiration, interesting publications, expanded readership and new achievements for the benefit of Belarus.

13.06.2016

Belarus sends new ambassadors to Slovakia, Iran, Vietnam and Brazil
Belarus sends new ambassadors to Slovakia, Iran, Vietnam and Brazil The President of Belarus on June 13 appointed heads of diplomatic missions abroad as well as some local officials, heads of government organizations, educational institutions and ministries. All in all, 28 people were appointed. Talking with new leaders Alexander Lukashenko formulated the main tasks to be tackled. First of all, these are issues of agriculture, the real economy and specific problems in people's lives. Therefore, the President demanded that the appointees get down to work from the first day, hard and fundamentally.

12.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on Russia Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on Russia Day Belarusians' eastern neighbors on June 12 celebrate one of the most important national holidays - Day of Russia. 26 years ago, the Declaration of State Sovereignty was adopted in Russia.  Concerts and festivals are held across the country: from historical re-enactment shows and concerts to cooking master classes. The holiday will culminate in a colorful fireworks display. President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated Vladimir Putin and all Russians on this holiday, on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself.
How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions?
How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions? Now let's move on to the details of the Forum of Regions, which was attended by Presidents Putin and Lukashenko. It is in this order that the names of the heads of state were presented at the plenary session.

09.06.2016

President Lukashenko sends condolences to Kazakhstan president over Aktobe attacks
Belarus and Kazakhstan will stand firmly together against terrorism, President Lukashenko says The President of Belarus extended condolences to the President of Kazakhstan in connection with the victims of the terrorist attack in Aktobe. Alexander Lukashenko noted that Belarus with great sorrow received the news of what had happened.  "Belarus will always be in solidarity with the friendly Kazakhstan in uncompromising fight against terrorism in all its forms," reads the message. On 9 June, Kazakhstan declared a national mourning, all flags are flying at half-mast, entertainment events are canceled.
Russian President visits BelAgro 2016 expo
Russian President visits BelAgro 2016 expo Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin visited June 8 the largest agricultural exhibition of 2016 BelAgro in Minsk. Here, the leaders were demonstrated the capabilities of the strongest Belarusian enterprises - namely, new models of agricultural machinery. MORE: Belarus, Russia presidents meet in Minsk June 8 CTV corresponding reporting from the site

08.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Vladimir Putin's visit to Minsk is an important symbolic step
Alexander Lukashenko: Vladimir Putin's visit to Minsk is an important symbolic step After the talks, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin went to the Plenary Session of the III Forum of Belarusian and Russian regions.  Minsk these days has acquired the status of the main site of business negotiations and bargains. The plenary session sounds bureaucratic but is not at all boring. Russian ideologist Mikhail Shvydkoi admits his affection for the Minister of Information of Belarus.
Belarus, Russia presidents meet in Minsk June 8
Belarus, Russia presidents meet in Minsk June 8 The Russian President has arrived in Minsk. Board No1 landed at National Airport Minsk a few hours ago.  From the airport, the motorcade went straight to Independence Palace, where Alexander Lukashenko met Vladimir Putin. The heads of state talked one-on-one, and then discussed topical issues of cooperation in an expanded format, with experts. Particular emphasis was made on measures to increase mutual trade turnover.
Belarus taking 'calm and adequate' measures in view of increased NATO presence
Belarus taking 'calm and adequate' measures in view of increased NATO presence Current approaches to achieving economic security became the main topic at a forum of heads of delegations who gathered in Minsk for a session of the Council of CIS supreme bodies of financial control. The President of Belarus met with international experts June 7. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the CIS should become a political and economic center of power. This is particularly important in light of the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth. The leading financial experts of the CIS countries will stay in Minsk a few days.

07.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: CIS should become a political and economic center of power
Alexander Lukashenko: CIS should become a political and economic center of power The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) should become the center of political and economic power. This was stated by the President of Belarus during a meeting of the heads of delegations participating in the 16th session of the Council of Heads of the Supreme Audit Institutions of the CIS. The Council of Heads of the Supreme Audit Institutions was established in 2000. Today, it consists of nine managers of the CIS countries.
Poland, UAE, Japan diplomats present credentials to Belarus President
Poland, Slovakia, UAE, Japan diplomats present credentials to Belarus President Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on June 6 received credentials from ambassadors of 13 countries. This is a symbolic message from the leaders of these countries with a request to believe their representative. Addressing the diplomats, the head of state expressed confidence that their mission will deepen and expand the bilateral ties. Addressing the diplomats, the President of Belarus expressed confidence that their diplomatic mission will deepen and expand bilateral links, as well as help to find new formats of cooperation between the two countries.

06.06.2016

Belarus President receives credentials of ambassadors from 13 countries
Belarus President receives credentials of ambassadors from 13 countries Diversification of export, normalization of relations with the EU and the prospects of cooperation with the countries of the African region were the main topics Alexander Lukashenko raised on June 6 receiving credentials from ambassadors of Australia, Ghana, Guinea, Zimbabwe, the Republic of Korea, Nicaragua, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, Slovakia, Sudan, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Japan.
Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin to meet June 8
Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin to meet June 8 The 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions will be held on June 7 in Minsk. For the two days, 7 and 8 June, Minsk will become a great integration platform. The President of Belarus is going to take part in the forum. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will speak at a plenary session on June 8.

05.06.2016

Supreme Eurasian Economic Council: Alexander Lukashenko makes realistic speech at Astana summit
Supreme Eurasian Economic Council: Alexander Lukashenko makes realistic speech at Astana summit Summer has come! But not everyone is on vacation, not even all students. We will return to the topic of student exams today. But let us start with big politics - after all, politicians don't have vacations as such. Even while on vacation, any head of state is responsible for the country. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) leaders, the presidents of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, opened the summer calendar season with political work at the summit in Astana. And here is a short quote on the subject.

02.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Italy President Sergio Mattarella on Republic Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Italy President Sergio Mattarella on Republic Day Italy's Republic Day is celebrated on June 2. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President of the Italian Republic on the national holiday on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Cooperation between the two countries must continue to expand and strengthen in all spheres. Together, you can make full use of the existing potential of the bilateral relations.
Alexander Lukashenko, World Bank's Cyril Muller discuss new cooperation road map
Alexander Lukashenko, World Bank's Cyril Muller discuss new cooperation road map A road map of cooperation with the World Bank needs to be effective. Alexander Lukashenko on June 2 discussed the future projects with the World Bank Vice-President for Europe and Central Asia. To improve the quality of life is the overall goal of the Belarusian state and the World Bank, the world's largest financial structure.

31.05.2016

Belarus displeased with lack of progress in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus displeased with lack of progress in Eurasian Economic Union Day of big integration in the capital of Kazakhstan. The summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Astana approved the concept of the single market of oil and oil products. This is one of the results of May 31 talks in the Kazakh capital. In total, there were 14 issues on the agenda. The presidents of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan also spoke about deepening of Eurasian Economic Union's (EEU) relations with third countries and international associations, and paid attention to the problems of the integration community.
Eurasian Economic Union to form single oil market
Eurasian Economic Union to form single oil market The heads of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states have approved the concept of the formation of common markets of oil and petroleum products. In accordance with the document, the energy companies of the EEU member states get non-discriminatory access to the oil infrastructure of partners, will be able to buy oil and oil products without quantitative restrictions at market price.

30.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko begins two-day visit to Kazakhstan
Belarus President meets with Nursultan Nazarbayev May 30 The President of Belarus has arrived in Kazakhstan for a working visit on May 30. From the airport, the motorcade of Alexander Lukashenko went to Nursultan Nazarbayev's residence where the leaders held talks. The heads of state discussed bilateral cooperation.

29.05.2016

Belarus preparing for 2016 parliamentary elections
Belarus preparing for 2016 parliamentary elections Political elections are like sport. Candidates gain points in the form of votes. And the Central Election Commission of Belarus is already preparing to form the "parliamentary autumn standings."  The President convened a meeting on this occasion this week. The meeting participants discussed what deputies it would be desirable to have in the Oval Hall and in the Upper House, and which worthy patriots it would be possible to support. Ovations in the stands of voters are possible (we continue the sports terminology), but one should not allow clashes of "fans".
President Lukashenko on Belarus' performance at IIHF WM 2016
President Lukashenko comments on Belarus' performance at IIHF WM 2016 Ice hockey is a sore subject. During his visit to Amkodor Pinsk, President Lukashenko expressed his opinion on the performance of the Belarus national ice hockey team at the 2016 IIHF WM.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian products in demand around the world. We must learn to sell them
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian products in demand around the world. We must learn to sell them The word "crisis" has already set our teeth on edge. But the crisis has also good consequences sometimes. It teaches us to prudently use the resources, to manage the budget in German style, not at random. The crisis will quickly teach Belarusian companies to sell machinery and other products on external markets instead of sitting idly and waiting for clients. This was the thought expressed by President Lukashenko during his Friday visit to the Pinsk plant of the engineering holding company Amkodor. Our correspondent Yuliya Beshanova visited the plant too.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus has everything for annual GDP growth
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus has everything for annual GDP growth Let's start with the economic topic, which is the main one in politics and in "kitchen debates". Different economic topics are on people’s lips, for example, the introduction of new banknotes in Belarus. It will happen in a month and stores are already preparing us to the new price tags (without the four zeroes). The ruble's face value will become closer to major world currencies. But not only the ruble. 

26.05.2016

Belarus plans at least 2.5% GDP growth by 2020
Belarus plans to restore economic growth in 2016-2020 Belarus plans to reach the economic growth that is not below the world average, which is 2.5-3.5 percent. On May 26, the President discussed with the government the main goals of Belarus' socio-economic development for the next five years. The country should restore the losses and reach a positive trend.

24.05.2016

Belarus' electoral legislation in line with international principles, President Lukashenko says
Belarus' electoral legislation in line with international principles, President Lukashenko says The independence of the country and welfare of Belarusian people are the criteria on which the forthcoming parliamentary election campaign in Belarus should rest, said on May 24 the President of Belarus at a meeting to discuss the organization of the 2016 parliamentary elections. Less than a month ago, the President raised issues of improving the electoral process, including taking into account the recommendations of the OSCE ODIHR. 

23.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to take its place in Cuban economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to take its place in Cuban economy Belarus is ready to take its place in the Cuban economy, said on May 23 the President of Belarus meeting with first deputy chairman of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

22.05.2016

Why is Belarusian vocational education in demand in the world?
Why is Belarusian vocational education in demand in the world? WorldSkills competition is an advertising of blue-collar occupations. The world championship, or "Labor Olympics", under the title WorldSkills Belarus 2016 was held in Minsk this week. It is no coincidence that Belarus hosted it! Our country has maintained a system of vocational training and continues to train highly skilled workers. Our correspondent Ilona Volynets found out the secrets of Belarusian vocational education.
Security services of Commonwealth of Independent States seeking ways to put out flames of terrorism
Security services of Commonwealth of Independent States seeking ways to put out flames of terrorism The EgyptAir plane crash stirred up not only passengers. Even those who do not fly airplanes (a lot of people) are excited about the version of a terrorist attack.
Belarus President's visit to Italy and the Vatican: review
Belarus President's visit to Italy and the Vatican: review The main political event of the week is President Lukashenko's visit to Italy and the Vatican. Seven years ago, there took place the first similar visit. God is eternal, while the Lord's Anointed change. Other people were on the papal throne and in political power in Italy. Therefore, the present day is a good way to confirm and reboot the relations given the rapidly changing situation in the world and in Rome. Our special correspondent Alexandra Kulakova reports from Rome.
Alexander Lukashenko: The Pope absolutely agrees that it's time to come to Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: The Pope absolutely agrees that it's time to come to Belarus The development of relations between Belarus and the Roman Catholic Church was discussed May 21 by Alexander Lukashenko and Pope Francis who met in the Vatican.  According to the tradition, an honor guard of Swiss Guards lined up in St. Damaso courtyard. The Belarus head of state was met by the prefect of the Holy See. Accompanied by members of the official delegations and honorary welcoming persons they passed through the halls of the Apostolic Palace in the Papal Library where Pope Francis greeted Alexander Lukashenko.

20.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko discusses trade, investment with Italy President in Rome
Alexander Lukashenko discusses trade, investment with Italy President in Rome Negotiations between Alexander Lukashenko and President of the Italian Sergio Mattarella concluded several hours ago.
President Lukashenko offers Italian businesses to more actively invest in Belarus
President Lukashenko offers Italian businesses to more actively invest in Belarus The President of Belarus has begun a two-day official visit to the Italian Republic and the Vatican. The plane of the head of state landed today in Rome's airport Ciampino. Alexander Lukashenko was welcomed near the plane by officials from Rome and the Vatican, as well as by representatives of diplomatic corps. At the airport, the President of Belarus had a brief conversation with the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Diplomatic Protocol Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.
Talks between Belarus, Italy presidents: Business council needed for stepping up business cooperation
Talks between Belarus, Italy presidents: Business council needed for stepping up business cooperation The CTV Channel has just received details of the talks between the President of Belarus with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

19.05.2016

Exhibition of Belarusian icons opens in Vatican: President Lukashenko to visit it May 21
Exhibition of Belarusian icons opens in Vatican: President Lukashenko to visit it May 21 An exhibition of Belarusian icons opened in the Vatican. This is the first such exhibition from the entire Eastern Europe. The famous Vatican Museum, which is located close to the Sistine Chapel, features more than 30 works that demonstrate the traditions of the Belarusian icon painting of the XVII century. The President of Belarus has sent congratulations to the organizers and participants of the exhibition.
Belarus for more active resolution of Transdnistria, Nagorno Karabakh problems
Belarus for more active resolution of Transdnistria, Nagorno Karabakh problems Security issues were today discussed by the Council of Heads of CIS special services, who gathered in Minsk. The President of Belarus met with the heads of the delegations. Alexander Lukashenko urged the CIS countries to be more actively engaged in the resolution of Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh problems. The main task of the Council is to ensure cooperation in the fight against organized crime and other agreed fields of activity of the special services of the Commonwealth.
President of Belarus to visit Italy and the Vatican May 20-21
President of Belarus to visit Italy and the Vatican May 20-21 Alexander Lukashenko on May 20-21 will visit Italy and the Vatican. The program of the visit includes the President's talks with the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.  The visit will begin on Quirinale - one of the highest of the seven hills of Rome. Here you can find 13 churches and six palaces. But when Italians say Quirinale, they mean the entire state apparatus of the country, like the pair Moscow - the Kremlin. Here is the official residence of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

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