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03.09.2016

New layout of Minsk presented to Belarus’ President
New general plan of Minsk presented to Belarus’ President Minsk will be made more comfortable to live in. The President of Belarus was reported on the plans of the development of the capital and its satellite towns. The majority of new housing constructions will take place in the capital’s surrounding areas. Minsk will preserve the status of a “green city”. This issue was discussed with the President on September 2. It was decided not to expand the boundaries of Minsk. Only the forest area at the south-eastern part of the Minsk Sea will be included in the city boundaries.
Belarus’ President about death of Islam Karimov: outstanding leader passed away
Belarus’ President about death of Islam Karimov: outstanding leader passed away Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov died after a stroke this week in the age of 78. Three days of mourning are declared in the country. Islam Karimov ruled the country for 26 years starting from 1990. When Uzbekistan was declared an independent country, Islam Karimov became the President. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed his condolences to the government and people of Uzbekistan as well as to the family and relatives.

02.09.2016

President about construction in Minsk’s surrounding areas: stop building there same things that you building in Minsk
President about construction in Minsk’s surrounding areas: stop building there same things that you building in Minsk The President was reported on the development of Minsk and its surrounding areas. The government is working on the program of the development of Minsk’s satellite-towns. There will be major areas for the housing construction. The residents of the villages Rudensk, Druzhny and Svislotch expect major changes. The construction of high-rise building around the capital will be stopped. Alexander Lukashenko supported the suggestion of the governor.
Alexander Lukashenko visits special boarding school No13 in Minsk September 1
Alexander Lukashenko visits special boarding school No13 in Minsk September 1 How to help children with disabilities adapt and remain on equal footing with others was among the main topics of the Belarus President's September 1 visit to boarding school No13 in Minsk. On Day of Knowledge, the institution visited by the head of state. Today, this school is attended by 120 children with hearing impairment. All necessary conditions are created for them allowing the children to get exactly the same high school education as in regular schools.

01.09.2016

Belarus President sends Knowledge Day congratulations to students and teachers
Belarus President sends Knowledge Day congratulations to students and teachers Belarus is celebrating Knowledge Day. More than 3,000 schools, gymnasiums and lyceums opened their doors today to nearly one million school students. This year about 110,000 first-formers have started school life. For all students, this September day began with thematic lessons. Belarusian universities have their own traditions on this day. Today they will welcome freshmen. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated students, graduates and teachers on knowledge day.

31.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Kyrgyzstan on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Kyrgyzstan on Independence Day Today Kyrgyzstan is celebrating Independence Day. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the country's president Almazbek Atambayev on the national holiday. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:I am convinced that our joint focus on realizing the potential of Belarusian-Kyrgyz cooperation will give a noticeable effect in the near future, will ensure the development of all-round mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries in the spirit of friendship and good neighborhood traditions.

30.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Real professionals regardless of political beliefs must enter parliament
Real professionals regardless of political beliefs must enter parliament, Alexander Lukashenko tells Kent Härstedt Real professionals must be elected to the Belarus parliament, regardless of political affiliation, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko hosting heads of the OSCE observation mission at the 2016 parliamentary elections.  The meeting was attended by the special coordinator of the OSCE short-term observer mission, deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE Kent Härstedt and Head of Mission of the OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Tana de Zulueta.
Belarus and China strengthening relations between regions
Belarus and China strengthening relations between regions Belarus guarantees Chinese companies the most favorable conditions for work, stated President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with representatives of Hunan Province of China. The delegation is headed by the mayor of the central city of Changsha, which is one of the twenty largest economically developed cities in China. Among the guests was head of the machine-building corporation Zoomlion. It is one of China's leading producers of special-purpose machinery. Representatives of the company are interested in active cooperation with the Belarusian producers.

29.08.2016

Belarus guarantees Chinese companies the most favorable conditions, President says
Belarus guarantees Chinese companies the most favorable conditions, President says Belarus guarantees Chinese companies the most favorable conditions, said August 29 President Alexander Lukashenko meeting with representatives of the Chinese province of Hunan.  The delegation is headed by the mayor of the central government of Changsha City and the head of a large construction company. Changsha one of the twenty largest cities in terms of economic development in China. More than seven million people live there.

27.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Moldova on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Moldova on Independence Day Moldova celebrates its Independence Day on the 27th of August. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Nicolae Timofti on the national holiday. In his message, the President underlined that the cooperation between Moldova and Belarus is based on their mutual aim to strengthen comprehensive ties. “Belarus is a loyal friend to Moldova and it is ready to take all necessary steps towards further development of the intergovernmental cooperation”, stated Belarus’ President.

26.08.2016

Economic interest and political support: Belarus and Pakistan to develop relations
Economic interest and political support: Belarus and Pakistan to develop relations Belarus and Pakistan are on the threshold of a new stage of cooperation.

25.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko plans to visit Pakistan in October
Alexander Lukashenko plans to visit Pakistan in October Belarus and Pakistan are on the threshold of a new stage of cooperation. In October 2016, the Belarusian leader will visit that South Asian country, where he will hold talks with the Prime Minister. Each official visit, the Belarusian leader believes, should make the maximum contribution to the development of economic relations.

24.08.2016

Number of law infringements down in Belarus in H1 2016
Number of law infringements down in Belarus in H1 2016 The Belarus President met with the Attorney General to discuss the crime situation in the country. Alexander Konyuk reported that crime rates have reduced. Moreover, this trend has continued over the past five years. Alexander Lukashenko asked about the work of the prosecutor general's office in the new environment. Recently Belarus has conducted a profound reform of the law enforcement system.

23.08.2016

Belarus' President holds meeting on state of banking sector
Belarus' President holds meeting on state of banking sector Questions of economy and the state of affairs in the banking sector have been reviewed at a meeting held by the Belarus President on 23 August. The Head of State met with the Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Pavel Kallaur. In particular, Alexander Lukashenko was informed about the situation on the currency market, as well as on cooperation with the World Bank.
Alexander Lukashenko extends condolences to Turkey president following Gaziantep attack
Alexander Lukashenko extends condolences to Turkey president following Gaziantep attack Turkey is holding funeral ceremonies related to massive loss of life in the recent terrorist attack at a wedding. In the evening, on August 20, the city of Gaziantep was shaken by an explosion: a teen of 12-14 years old exploded a suicide bomber's belt stuffed with TNT during a ceremony. The total number of victims to date has reached 54 people. The wedding was underway in the Turkish region populated by the Kurds. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Authorities tend to suggest that the crime was committed by supporters of the Islamic State.

22.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko demands to improve discipline at enterprises: results of working visit to Brest region
Alexander Lukashenko demands to improve discipline at enterprises: results of working visit to Brest region This week Alexander Lukashenko made a working visit to the Brest region. The head of state visited a number of enterprises in the region, and draw attention to a number of shortcomings in agricultural service stations.  The President instructed to restore the system of agricultural services. Alexander Lukashenko was making unannounced visits to enterprises and farms that were far from the best. The aim of these visits is to make people do their job more efficiently.

21.08.2016

Belarus’ President congratulates Ibragim Saidov on bronze
Belarus’ President congratulates Ibragim Saidov on bronze Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ibragim Saidov on the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:You were aiming for the success, and you achieved your goal in Rio in the heavyweight category thanks to your courage, patience, and hard work. It is a very important victory for Belarus, because it will inspire new generations of young wrestlers and coaches to work hard and to win to the glory of our Belarusian sport.

20.08.2016

Belarus President congratulates Ivan Tsikhan
Belarus President congratulates Ivan Tsikhan on silver medal at Rio Olympics Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ivan Tsikhan on the silver medal at the Olympics. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:It’s a real heroic deed! You had to compete not only with the strongest hammer throwers in the world. To get this award you had to overcome enormous psychological pressure. Regardless of doubts and criticism, you proved to everybody what a real patriot of his country is capable of. Your win is an excellent example for thousands of boys and girls making their first steps in life and sport.

19.08.2016

President holds a meeting
Sun, wind and water energy: Belarus President holds meeting on effectiveness of use of domestic energy resources Sun, wind and water energy. The effectiveness of the use of domestic energy resources was the central topic during the meeting with Alexander Lukashenko. The President demanded to work more efficiently in that direction. Belarus is dependent on import of energy resources, that’s why the use of domestic energy resource is a very topical issue. The use of domestic resources and alternative sources of energy will allow to have a clean environment and reduce costs. A lot of decisions were made on that matter. That was a checkpoint meeting, said the President.
Mariya Mamashuk, Belarusian wrestler
Belarus President congratulates Mariya Mamashuk, stresses the medal is real breakthrough The sixth medal at the Olympics in Rio, silver, was brought by freestyle wrestler 23-year-old Mariya Mamashuk. The country's President congratulated the athlete on the success. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that this medal is a real breakthrough, the first significant achievement of Belarusian Olympic women's wrestling. Mariya Mamashuk is the holder of the European champion title, and medalist of the European championship 2014. 
Belarus President demands efficient use of energy
Belarus President demands efficient use of energy It is necessary to build up the use of local fuels in the energy system of Belarus, said the President during the meeting on the effectiveness of the use of domestic energy resources. Earlier the President adopted a number of decisions, as well as a pilot project aimed at reducing dependence on gas purchases. As a result, local fuels replaced more than 2 billion cubic meters of "blue fuel". However, it is only a tenth of that is imported annually.
Chinese regions' interest in practical cooperation with Belarus growing, Alexander Lukashenko says
Chinese regions' interest in practical cooperation with Belarus growing, Alexander Lukashenko says Technology, investment and the strengthening of regional ties. This is the formula for success of trade relations between Belarus and China. Prospects for the development of the strategic partnership between the two countries were discussed during the August 18 meeting of President Alexander Lukashenko with Secretary on Political and Legislative Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Meng Jianzhu.

18.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Meng Jianzhu
Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Meng Jianzhu Technological and investment cooperation should become the main engine of trade relations between Belarus and China. The sides pin hopes also on regional ties, said Alexander Lukashenko meeting with a member of the Politburo, Secretary of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party.

17.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Indonesia on Independence Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Indonesia on Independence Day Indonesia celebrates Independence Day today. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the Indonesian president on the national holiday on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself. Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President: The high level of political dialogue, the development of trade relations between our countries are a solid foundation for the expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation in all the fields.

16.08.2016

President Lukashenko promises no price growth in Belarus
President Lukashenko promises no price growth in Belarus The Belarus President believes that one of the main tasks for the state is to provide people with jobs. The Head of State said this communicating with Malorita residents. Another topic raised was price increases. It should not be allowed, Alexander Lukashenko is sure. Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President: The main thing is not to allow imbalanced prices. When there is no opportunity to raise salaries, prices must not increase either. If this is the case, this is a big drawback.
Belarus' President promises to constantly monitor KPI of regions
Belarus' President promises to constantly monitor KPI of regions August 15, a meeting was held in the Malorita district dedicated to the socio-economic development of the Brest region. President Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the new format of his working visits to the country's regions. It will now change, which is due to the intention of the head of state to examine the situation on the ground closely, to see the problems and compare it with the available information on other regions. The Malorita district is among the laggards in terms of a variety of positions.

15.08.2016

District agricultural service stations to be restored in all Belarus' regions
District agricultural service stations to be restored in all Belarus' regions Working trips by the Belarus President will be carried out in a new format. On August 15, the head of state announced approaches that will now be used when visiting regions. Alexander Lukashenko was in the Brest region today. Here the head of state visited a number of enterprises. The President instructed to restore district agricultural service stations in all regions of Belarus.
President Lukashenko: Belarus has created conditions so that everyone can earn decent salary
President Lukashenko: Belarus has created conditions so that everyone can earn decent salary Belarus has created all the conditions to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to earn decent salaries, but efforts should be made to achieve that, said Alexander Lukashenko on 15 August talking to Malorita town's residents. The President is making a working visit to the Brest region. Alexander Lukashenko is assessing the socio-economic situation of the region in general and the Malorita district in particular.
Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region
Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region Last week, the Belarus President continued his working trip to the country's regions. This time the focus was on the Grodno region. The visit revealed a number of problems, from restoration of order at enterprises to personnel policy. 
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian medal winners in Rio
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian medal winners in Rio Alexander Lukashenko has congratulates Belarusian Olympians who have recently won medals in Rio. The first medal, silver, was brought to Belarus by weightlifter Daria Naumova. This award is especially expensive, stressed Alexander Lukashenko.

11.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Bryansk region governor
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Bryansk region governor Belarus and Bryansk Oblast of Russia should increase cooperation, and not just commercial. Promising sectors of collaboration were discussed on August 11 at a meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the governor of that Russian region Alexander Bogomaz. In recent years, the bilateral trade turnover has decreased. While it was about $900 million in 2013, in 2015 it was only $464.5 million.

09.08.2016

President Lukashenko sets task to improve status of teachers in society
President Lukashenko sets task to improve status of teachers in society To raise the status of teachers is a task set today by the Belarus head of state. The President held a meeting on the readiness of the country for the new school year. The status of the teacher, to which the President drew particular attention, is one of the urgent problems. It is possible to increase the status of the teacher in Belarus, including at the expense of salary growth.

05.08.2016

Belarus may liberalize agricultural farmsteads legislation
Belarus may liberalize agricultural farmsteads legislation Vitebsk region is often called "paradise for tourists." The Braslav area is rightfully called the pearl of tourism in Belarus. It is in this area where a record number of farmsteads are located. Not surprisingly, during the President's working trip to that region, there was a lot of talk about the development of rural tourism. Alexander Lukashenko visited one of the tourist enterprises of the northern region. A serious investment project started as a small family business, but today on the shores of Lake Snudy is a full-fledged tourist complex.
Belarus President on 2016 parliamentary elections during trip to Vitebsk region
Belarus President on 2016 parliamentary elections during trip to Vitebsk region Alexander Lukashenko is making a working trip to the Vitebsk region today. The Head of State answered questions of journalists.  In particular, representatives of the media asked about the incident that occurred at the construction site of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets.

04.08.2016

President Lukashenko comments on Ostrovets NPP incident
President Lukashenko comments on Ostrovets NPP incident Alexander Lukashenko is making a working trip to the Vitebsk region today. The Head of State answered questions of journalists.  In particular, representatives of the media asked about the incident that occurred at the construction site of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets.
Vitebsk region needs to be tidied up, Belarus President says
Vitebsk region needs to be tidied up, Belarus President says The Vitebsk region needs to be put in order, demanded the President on August 4 during a visit to the agricultural production cooperative Mayak Braslavsky. Alexander Lukashenko is making a working trip to the Vitebsk region today. The President stressed that in no case can territories be littered or let remain untidy, everything must be order. In addition the Vitebsk region authorities must make clear decisions on the agricultural specialization in every district of the Vitebsk region.

03.08.2016

President meets with chairman of Higher Attestation Commission of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to improve training of highly qualified scientific personnel The training of highly qualified scientific personnel is to be improved, said the President of Belarus meeting with the Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission. The main topic of the meeting was the training of highly qualified scientific personnel in the context of the tasks that were set at the 5th All-Belarusian People's Congress on the innovative development of the state.

02.08.2016

President Lukashenko meets labor and social protection minister
President Lukashenko meets labor and social protection minister The provision of benefits and the settlement of pension issues on August 2 were discussed at a meeting of the President of Belarus with the Minister of Labor and Social Protection.  Among the topics raised were the calculation of civil service term and the calculation of pensions. It concerns those who resigned in connection with the reduction of the Armed Forces in the early 90s. Today, these people cannot switch from those low "military" pensions to labor pensions.
Stadler intends to expand production in Belarus
Stadler intends to expand production in Belarus New projects and continued cooperation. The Belarus President met with the head of the Swiss company Stadler Rail Group. This is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of electric transport. In Belarus, it has a facility in Fanipol. Now it has received a new order for the Norwegian State Railways, plans to assemble tramways for the city of St. Petersburg. The company finds a way out of a seemingly difficult economic situation. Besides, all that is done in Fanipol is a purely Belarusian product. Cooperation with domestic producers is one of the project priorities.

01.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to work with Stadler Rail Group
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to work with Stadler Rail Group New projects and proposals for the development of electric train network in Belarus were discussed at the August 1 meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with CEO and owner of Swiss company Stadler Rail Group Peter Spuhler. This is one of the leading European manufacturers of rail buses, passenger cars, trams and trains. In 2014, a joint production facility for the manufacture of electric transport opened in Belarus' Fanipol. The project cost around 50 million euros.
Are Belarus borders well-protected? TV program Week's experiment
Are Belarus' borders well-protected? TV program Week's experiment This week, the Belarus President discussed Belarusian border security. Security checkups were held across the country's borders. It is not an easy job to protect more than 3,500 kilometers. The state spends a lot of money on this. Criminals constantly learn new technical tricks. Therefore, improvement and development of the border system is a process that requires persistence. Sudden inspections began again this week. The correspondent of the program Week on the CTV channel decided to see the work of border services with their own eyes.

29.07.2016

Belarus President proposes to establish holding company based on Tsnyanskie Ecological Products farm
Belarus President proposes to establish holding company based on Tsnyanskie Ecological Products farm 30% of the grain has already been harvested, with the yield being two centners higher than in 2015. On July 29, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was reported on the harvesting campaign in the Minsk region. The head of state was shown promising agricultural machinery. One of these new products is the Borisov-made baler collecting straw and hay into neat bundles. It increases quality and reduces labor costs and losses. 20% of the vehicle's components are Belarusian. In the future, half of this vehicle will consist of Belarusian parts.
President Lukashenko inspecting harvesting campaign in Belarus
President Lukashenko inspecting harvesting campaign in Belarus 30% of the grain has already been harvested, while the yield is 2 centners higher than in 2015. On July 29, the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was reported on the harvesting campaign in the Minsk region. The head of state was shown promising agricultural machinery. One of these new products is the Borisov-made baler collecting straw and hay into neat bundles. It increases quality and reduces labor costs and losses. 20% of the vehicle's components are Belarusian. In the future, half of this vehicle will consist of Belarusian parts.
Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures
Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.

28.07.2016

How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President
How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.

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.

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