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15.06.2016

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.

17.05.2016

Belarus plans to reduce state support to enterprises - draft Presidential decree
Belarus plans to reduce state support to enterprises - draft presidential decree Measures to ensure a balanced budget were discussed at a May 17 meeting with the Belarusian head of state. The main task is to reduce budget costs by reducing state support for enterprises. A related decree was signed in Belarus in February 2016, according to which state-run enterprises were to get recuced compensation for interest payment from the state budget. On May 17, further steps along these lines were talked over. Some specific mechanisms of action were raised. 
WSI head Simon Bartley: Belarus' experience in vocational training important for entire international community
WSI head Simon Bartley: Belarus' experience in vocational training important for entire international community Belarusian experience of the harmonious development of vocational training could be useful for many countries of the world. Alexander Lukashenko on May 17 met with president of the international non-profit association Worldskills International Simon Bartley. The purpose of this organization is to increase the prestige of vocational training and working skills.

16.05.2016

President: Belarus open to friendly dialogue with Russia
President: Belarus open to friendly dialogue with Russia Coherent policies on the international stage. Alexander Lukashenko has met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The sides have discussed the Belarusian-Russian relations, integration issues and the situation in the world. The head of state stressed the readiness to talk on any topic, because the dialogue with Russia is always confidential and friendly.

15.05.2016

What unites Belarus and Turkmenistan and what was agreed by the two presidents in Minsk?
What unites Belarus and Turkmenistan and what was agreed by the two presidents in Minsk? We will talk about the nuts and bolts later and also about the big geopolitics. But first, let's discuss the details of an important visit to Belarus of the leader of Turkmenistan. Now he can feel at home in Belarus because the Turkmen embassy opened in Minsk.
Alexander Lukashenko meets Dmitry Medvedev in Alexandria: 3 hours of informal communication and photo near President's house
Alexander Lukashenko meets Dmitry Medvedev in Alexandria: 3 hours of informal communication and photo near President's house President Lukashenko this week met with Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, who came on a visit to Alexandria. Alexander Lukashenko showed Mr Medvedev his native village. The two politicians talked about the big deeds of the two brotherly countries, with refreshments on their 'negotiating' table. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev held an informal meeting on Thursday in the agro-town Alexandria. The agreement to hold the meeting was reached in Sochi in January. The meeting lasted more than three hours. 

13.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko, Dmitry Medvedev hold informal meeting in agrotown Alexandria
Alexander Lukashenko, Dmitry Medvedev hold informal meeting in agrotown Alexandria The President of Belarus and the Chairman of the Russian Government held an informal meeting in the agro-town Alexandria. This agreement was reached in Sochi in January, and now Alexander Lukashenko showed Dmitry Medvedev his hometown.

12.05.2016

Turkmenistan embassy opens in Minsk
Turkmenistan embassy opens in Minsk A complex of buildings of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Belarus opened in Minsk on 12 May. Taking part in the ceremony were presidents Alexander Lukashenko and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.  At all stages, maximum attention was given to the construction of the complex, said the Belarusian President. This can be said about the setting of appropriate tax incentives, infrastructure and the improvement of the adjacent territory.
Belarus, Turkmenistan presidents discuss mutually beneficial cooperation in Minsk
Belarus, Turkmenistan presidents discuss mutually beneficial cooperation in Minsk Negotiations between Belarus and Turkmenistan presidents were held in Minsk on May 11. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in Belarus on an official two-day visit. In the conversation, the heads of state touched on a number of topics. This is the further deepening of the political dialogue and reciprocal steps to build up trade, including through the expansion of partnerships between the business communities. A striking example of cooperation remains the construction by Belarusian specialists of the Garlyk mining and processing plant. But there are already some new ideas too.

09.05.2016

Victory Day 2016: Ceremony near Victory Obelisk in Minsk
Victory Day 2016: Ceremony near Victory Obelisk in Minsk Belarus is celebrating the holiday of nationwide pride and glory. May 9 is one of the most revered dates in our history. During the years of World War II every third inhabitant of Belarus was killed. No other country in the world knew such mass resistance to Nazi aggression.
Alexander Lukashenko promises to do utmost to preserve stability and goodwill in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko promises to do utmost to preserve stability and goodwill in Belarus Victory Day festivities are now being held in all parts of Belarus. In Minsk, the center of morning celebrations was Victory Square. A ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at the Eternal Flame in the central square of Minsk was attended by the Belarus President. Thousands of Belarusians, including the main heroes - veterans - came to the square too.
Registration of applicants for the centralize testing
2016 university admission campaign in Belarus: Major innovations you should know It’s not only in England where people are worried about exams. Parents and children in Belarus who want to obtain a higher education are feeling worried as well. This topic disturbs people's minds every spring; it’s common for Belarusians to do everything possible so that their children obtain a higher education. Some irony can be seen in all of this. But on the other hand, Belarusians are truly a highly-educated nation. When high-tech development is in focus, then success is sure to come. But before entering a university, applicants have to go through testing.
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Victory Day May 9 is a holiday of pride and glory. This is one of the most revered days in Belarus' history. Today is the 71st anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. For Belarus, this is a holy date to remember the war that took lives of every third Belarusian. No other country in the world knew such mass resistance to Nazi aggression. That is why on May 9 veterans hear words of special gratitude and thanks.

08.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Coat of Arms and Flag Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Coat of Arms and Flag Day On May 8, Belarus celebrates Coat of Arms and Flag Day. Traditionally, it falls on the second Sunday of May. The symbols of the Republic were approved by presidential decrees in 1995 after a referendum. The coat of arms and the flag are inherent characters of the republic's sovereignty. Alexander Lukashenko congratulated countrymen on this day.
President Lukashenko visits Minsk Motor Plant
President Lukashenko visits Minsk Motor Plant, states need to breathe new life in entire industry When everything is all right, people tend not to think about the future. From the rostrum of the All-Belarusian People's Congress, the authorities are going to declare state guidelines. There is no doubt that export will remain the major challenge for the Belarusian economy. Also out of doubt is the fact that the "assembly shop" under the name Belarus will continue to produce vehicles. This was confirmed by President Lukashenko who visited Minsk Motor Plant on Friday. Yevgen

06.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko to visit Minsk Motor Plant
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Minsk Motor Plant Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is going to visit Minsk Motor Plant on 6 May, 2016. It’s the leading manufacturer of diesel engines in the CIS. Alexander Lukashenko will be informed about the state and prospects for further development of the industrial holding plant. Tasks set by Belarus President concerning domestically produced engines, structural assembly of different types of engines and product differentiation are to be discussed as well.

05.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko presents Belarus' state awards May 5
Alexander Lukashenko presents Belarus' state awards ahead of Victory Day Honored people of Belarus were hailed in the Independence Palace May 5. Representatives of various professions were invited: the military, diplomats, doctors, teachers, cultural workers - those whose contribution to the country's development cannot be overestimated. The state awards were presented by the President of Belarus. These are orders and medals.

04.05.2016

Belarus President: No other departments should influence work of Investigative Committee
Belarus President: No other departments should influence work of Investigative Committee The Investigative Committee reported to the President on 4 May about the investigation the most resonant crimes. Alexander Lukashenko met with the head of the Investigative Committee of Belarus Ivan Noskevich, who has been in office only six months. But the President already appreciates him as a principled and honest professional.
Investments and logistics: Belarus, UAE ready to implement joint projects
Investments and logistics: Belarus, UAE ready to implement joint projects Belarus and the United Arab Emirates are ready to develop cooperation in the sphere of investment and transport logistics. The Belarus President said this on May 4 meeting with a chairman of the board of directors of one of the world's largest logistics companies. This corporation controls 77 terminals in 40 countries.

03.05.2016

All-Belarusian People's Congress to be held in Minsk June 22-23, 2016
All-Belarusian People's Congress to be held in Minsk June 22-23, 2016 The 5th All-Belarusian People's Congress will be held in Minsk on June 22-23. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state. Traditionally, this most important political event in the life of the country will be a refinement of the state development policy for the coming years. As always, the Congress will bring together representatives of all branches of the government, industry and business, science, health and culture. In total, about 2,500 people.
General jurisdiction courts in Belarus to become part of economic courts
General jurisdiction courts in Belarus to become part of economic courts Alexander Lukashenko met with Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus on May 3. Valentin Sukalo reported to the President on the operation of the united judicial system. According to the chairman of the Supreme Court, the burden on economic courts has increased significantly and is now higher than that on general jurisdiction couts. In this regard, Mr Sukalo proposed to transfer part of general jurisdiction judges to economic courts.
Economy's needs should be considered when training staff, Alexander Lukashenko says
Economy's needs should be considered when training staff, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarusian education system needs to prepare specialists taking into account the needs of the economy, when it comes to both quantity and quality, said May 3 Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on topical issues of the university entrance campaign.

01.05.2016

President Lukashenko visits Chernobyl-hit regions: Belarusian NPP safety in spotlight
President Lukashenko visits Chernobyl-hit regions: Belarusian NPP safety in spotlight The deep meaning of Easter is passing from death to life. This is what permeates another topic of the week - the revival of Chernobyl-hit regions. The disaster struck 30 years ago. It's almost the whole earthly life of Jesus Christ, just for comparison. People who experienced trouble believed in God but at the same time, they created some pagan symbols, for example, towels with the national pattern woven as amulets.
Belarus President: 2016 parliamentary election needs to be democratic and peaceful
Belarus President: 2016 parliamentary election needs to be democratic and peaceful We can say that everything that happens in life in different countries (except natural phenomena, of course) is the fruit of joint efforts of citizens and authorities. But if something goes wrong, people prefer to blame the powers that be. Such is the tradition in all corners of the earth. But according to the principles of democracy, both people and the authorities always act together. After all, it is people who elect their presidents, MPs and (in some countries) mayors and governors. The coming autumn, Belarusians will again be able to use this right to vote. The elections of dep
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Easter service in Shklov
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in Easter service in Shklov Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Christ today. Bells call parishioners to churches. Easter liturgy began last night, with thousands of people gathering in temples to hear the joyful news - Christ is Risen! The worship will be held the entire following week, which is considered to be the Easter week. Christians believe that good deeds these days help to remove sins from the soul. The joy of light covers even those people who are far from religion.

28.04.2016

Meeting on improving election process
Belarus parliamentary vote 2016: dates, legislation and experts’ recommendations The most suitable date of holding the next parliamentary elections of the Republic of Belarus is 11 September, 2016. This date was coordinated with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting on improving election legislation on 27 April, 2016.
Belarus President: Joint ventures can be created in Indonesia
Belarus, Indonesia should establish joint ventures, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus proposes to set up joint ventures in Indonesia. Alexander Lukashenko met with the Defense Minister of that Asian state on April 28. There are no forbidden topics in the two nations' relations. Moreover, Belarus is ready to develop cooperation not only in the military-technical, but also in the civil sphere. The ultimate goal is the export of technologies that will create a joint product for implementation in the region.
Belarus eases visa requirements for UAE citizens
Belarus eases visa requirements for UAE citizens Belarus is easing visa regime for citizens of the United Arab Emirates. This is provided for by the decree signed on April 27 by President Alexander Lukashenko. The document authorizes visa-free transit through the territory of our country. This also applies to temporary stay for a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry through international checkpoints. In this case, UAE citizens can voluntarily register at the place of actual residence.

27.04.2016

September 11 is most likely date for Belarus parliamentary election 2016
September 11 is most likely date for Belarus parliamentary election 2016 President Alexander Lukashenko agreed with 11 September as a date for elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, said Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina after the meeting to discuss the upcoming parliamentary elections. The President noted that the election campaign should be held in strict accordance with the Belarusian legislation and in a calm atmosphere.

26.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko visits Chernobyl-hit areas of Belarus on April 26
Belarus President calls new economic development program realistic April 26, the Belarus head of state answered questions from journalists. One of them concerned the holding of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly. Alexander Lukashenko called "realistic" the new program of social and economic development of Belarus for the next 5 years.
Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics April 26 the head of state answered questions from journalists visiting Chernobyl-hit areas. The Belarusian President shared his expectations regarding the performance of the national athletics team at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Panama Papers is like using sledge-hammer to crack nuts, President Lukashenko says
Panama Papers is like using sledge-hammer to crack nuts, President Lukashenko says On April 26, the Belarus head of state answered questions from journalists during his visit to Chernobyl-hit areas. Alexander Lukashenko compared Panama Papers with the use of a sledgehammer to crack nuts.
Alexander Lukashenko about All-Belarusian People's Assembly: We need to show people how we will live tomorrow
Alexander Lukashenko about All-Belarusian People's Assembly: We need to show people how we will live tomorrow April 26 is the day of the Chernobyl tragedy. Exactly 30 years ago, the largest man-made disaster in history occurred. An explosion at one of the power units of the Chernobyl NPP in Ukraine led to the release of radioactive materials. The consequences have affected many countries. But it was Belarus that was the most affected. Overcoming the consequences of the catastrophe has become a task of national importance for the modern Belarus.
Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas
Belarus President for development of agrotowns in revived Chernobyl areas April 26 is the day of the Chernobyl tragedy. Exactly 30 years ago, the largest man-made disaster in history occurred. An explosion at one of the power units in Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP led to the release of radioactive materials. The consequences have affected many countries. But it was Belarus that suffered most. To overcome the consequences of the catastrophe has become a task of national importance for the modern Belarus. Traditionally, on April 26, the President of Belarus visits the affected regions.
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Chernobyl-affected regions April 26
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Chernobyl-affected regions April 26 Life has confirmed the correctness of the decision adopted by the President of Belarus 20 years ago to rehabilitate Chernobyl regions. By tradition, on April 26, Alexander Lukashenko will visit the Chernobyl-affected regions. In the Yelsk district, the head of state will visit one of farms, where sowing campaign is now underway. The agrotown Dobryn, the President will get familiar with how conditions are being created for comfortable living of the population in the areas affected by the accident.

25.04.2016

Belarus wants to increase penalties for 'crime bosses'
Belarus wants to toughen penalties for 'crime bosses' Belarus plans to toughen penalties for leaders of criminal groups. This initiative was voiced at the April 25 meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the Minister of Internal Affairs Igor Shunevich. A bill to toughen the fight against particularly dangerous crimes has already been prepared. It targets so-called "thieves in law". The Ministry of Interior believes this category of offenders should bear a heavier penalty than other members of illegal groups.
President Lukashenko bestows Francysk Skaryna Order on Helen Clark
President Lukashenko bestows Francysk Skaryna Order on Helen Clark Experience of Belarus in overcoming the consequences of the Chernobyl accident can become a kind of our country's contribution to the development of humankind and be used by other countries as it recently was at Fukushima. Belarus' scientists shared their knowledge and equipment to help Japan overcome the aftermath of the disaster. The topic was raised during the April 25 meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the UN Deputy Secretary General, the UN Development Program Administrator Helen Clark. 

24.04.2016

Nationwide voluntary Saturday work: Belarus' President works at Dinamo stadium renovation site
Nationwide voluntary Saturday working day: Belarus' President works at Dinamo stadium renovation site April 23 turned into the nationwide voluntary Saturday working day! Start with yourself, as they say! On the eve of a significant date - the 75th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, TV reporters put in order monuments to the heroes of that war. President Lukashenko also built a bridge between the past and the future working at Dinamo Stadium, which is being renovated in Minsk. This will become a brand new sports complex but in historical "packaging." Our correspondents collected details of the voluntary labor day from the different regions of Belarus.
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016
From ministers to actors: Belarusians discussing President's 2016 State of the Nation Address The famous American magazine Time published this week a list of the most influential people in the world. This is an annual tradition. The list includes politicians, businessmen, and idols of the public. About 30 people are in the Leaders section: these are heads of the largest countries and international organizations. The influence ranking is not built according to the scale or the size of a country. This is a worldwide vote organized by the authoritative edition.
President Lukashenko answers MPs' questions during State of the Nation Address 2016
President Lukashenko answers MPs' questions during State of the Nation Address 2016 President Alexander Lukashenko delivered this week his annual State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. Economy turned out to be the main topic. According to the head of state, the current year is to be crucial in overcoming the negative trends in this area. 2016 will be the first serious test for the entire vertical of power. The President also touched on foreign and social policy, investment, business, science and security. Further reading:

21.04.2016

Belarus' President addresses nation: top social-economic issues raised
Belarus' President addresses nation: top social-economic issues raised President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points relating to social and economic development of Belarus voiced by the President. Belarus aims at Doing Business top 30
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes work on Chinese-Belarusian industrial park
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes work on Chinese-Belarusian industrial park The current year must be crucial in overcoming the negative trends in economy, said President Alexander Lukashenko addressing the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The principles of economic development are first of all diversification of export, reduction of production costs by 25%, creation of 50,000 jobs and the development of agriculture. The economy must take the path of innovative development.
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main points
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main foreign political and economic points President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points voiced by the head of state. The President instructed the government to prepare by July 1 the state program of innovative development Alexander Lukashenko believes the National Academy of Sciences and High Technology Park are the most important components in the innovation strategy.
President: 2016 should be decisive in dealing with negative economic trends
Belarus President: 2016 should be decisive in dealing with negative economic trends 2016 should become decisive in combating negative trends in Belarus' economy, said President Alexander Lukashenko today in his State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The Head of State drew attention to the fact that in the last few years, the pace of development in the economy slowed down a bit. And although this is mainly down to external factors, one needs to work at home to resolve the issues.
Belarus President to deliver State of the Nation Address on April 21
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address: Deputies' expectations The strategic vectors of development of the country for the near future are going to be outlined in the Belarus President's state of the nation address on April 21. This political tradition in Belarus began two decades ago. The CTV will offer you an extensive coverage of the event in its evening news release.

20.04.2016

The Council of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus, Russia preparing for 3rd Forum of Regions Belarus and Russia are to find new ways of cooperation at the forthcoming Third Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions. The sitting of the organizing committee was held in Minsk last week. Minsk is planning to receive guests at the beginning of June.
President Lukashenko to address Belarusian people, Parliament on April 21
President Lukashenko to address Belarusian people, Parliament on April 21 President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 will deliver the State of the Nation address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The structure of the address will remain traditional. It will consist of a few large thematic blocks. The economic topic is likely to dominate. Here, the President will outline tasks and objectives for 2016. The most urgent issues in social policy are to be addressed by the head of state too. This is improvement of the pension system, health care and education.
OIC results for Belarus
Results of Istanbul negotiations for Belarus: business dialogue with Kabul already underway The summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul has gone down in history. And with no doubts whatsoever the forum took relations between Belarus and the Eastern countries to a new level. The President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko made a speech at the summit and held a series of bilateral negotiations. The talks were rather resultative. Afghanistan has already begun an active business dialogue with Belarus.

19.04.2016

IAEA Director General visits Ostrovets NPP in Belarus
IAEA's Yukiya Amano impressed with Belarus' Ostrovets NPP Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko and IAEA Director General discussed the security and economy of the peaceful atom. The sides noted the high level of cooperation in this sphere. Yukiya Amano visited today in Ostrovets (Astraviec), where he shared impressions of the most large-scale construction of our country.
Houlin Zhao: Belarus among the top ten ICT nations
Houlin Zhao: Belarus among the top ten ICT nations Belarus is ready to continue active cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union, said Alexander Lukashenko meeting with Secretary General of the organization Houlin Zhao. Belarus has recently made significant progress in the way of informatization. As a confirmation: the country is now 36th in ITU ranking among 193 member countries.
How did 2016 begin for Belarus' economy?
How did 2016 begin for Belarus' economy? Alexander Lukashenko demands that the government regroup in solving the tasks of socio-economic development of Belarus. On April 18, the head of state was presented a report on the results of the work of all sectors in Q1 2016.  The event turned out to be really large-scale. 73 participants were sat in one of the largest halls of the Palace of Independence. These are chiefs of the National Bank, the Government, regional executive committees and the Minsk executive committee. 
Belarus President meets Secretary General International Telecommunication Union Houlin Zhao
Belarus President meets Secretary General International Telecommunication Union Houlin Zhao Belarus will continue active cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union, stated Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with Secretary General of the Organization Houlin Zhao. Informatization is the foundation for a modern economy. Our country has recently made significant progress in this direction. In the ITU ranking, Belarus occupies 36th place among the 193 member countries. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that Belarus is not going to scale back its efforts to develop in this area.
President Lukashenko meets with IAEA director general
President Lukashenko meets with IAEA director general Safety is the main priority of the Belarusian nuclear power plant construction, said President Alexander Lukashenko at the April 19 meeting with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano.

18.04.2016

Belarus President holding meeting on economic situation and measures to increase its efficiency
Belarus President demands government address economic issues more efficiently The President of Belarus requires the highest officials, the government, the National Bank and the governors to better solve socio-economic problems the country faces. A large-scale meeting is being held at the Palace of Independence.  Taking part in the meeting are more than 70 people. The agenda includes two major tasks - to summarize the work in Q1 2016 and identify measures to increase economic efficiency.
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian tennis players on reaching Fed Cup World Group
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian tennis players on reaching Fed Cup World Group The Belarusian tennis players defeated Russian opponents and for the first time reached the Fed Cup World Group. The match finished at Luzhniki Small Sports Arena in Moscow yesterday evening. The final score is 3:2 in favor of Belarus.  The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, congratulated the women's national team on the victory.
Belarusian flax for textile capital of Russia: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Ivanovo region governor
Belarusian flax for textile capital of Russia: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Ivanovo region governor The increase in turnover and the supply of products with high added value. Alexander Lukashenko and governor of the Ivanovo region of Russia discussed the prospects of cooperation at a meeting on April 15.

17.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Syria's Bashar al-Assad on Evacuation Day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Syria's Bashar al-Assad on Evacuation Day Syria is marking Day of Evacuation on April 17. On this day, 70 years ago, the last French soldier left the territory of the country and it became in fact independent. President Alexander Lukashenko has sent congratulations to Syrian President Bashar Assad on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself. The head of state reiterated its support for the Syrian society in the fight against terrorism and foreign interference and wished the country peaceful life. 
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Ecuador and Japan heads, families of those killed in earthquakes
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Ecuador and Japan heads, families of those killed in earthquakes A 7.8 magnitude earthquake happened in Ecuador. Rescuers continue to remove debris. The disaster left about 77 people dead and nearly 600 injured. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of our country, there are no Belarusians among them. The epicenter was located 120 kilometers from the capital Quito.  The country has declared a state of emergency. The disaster has destroyed homes and office buildings last night.  
Alexander Lukashenko partakes in OIC's Istanbul summit as guest of honor
Alexander Lukashenko partakes in OIC's Istanbul summit as guest of honor Let's start with the most important event of recent days. As many as 56 countries sent their representatives to Istanbul to the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Belarus' presidential team wins 9th nationwide amateur hockey competition
Belarus' presidential team wins 9th nationwide amateur hockey competition The Belarus President's ice hockey team have won the ninth national ice hockey competition among amateur teams. Silver went to the Gomel region. The final match was really bright and spectacular. After the first period, Gomel were in front 2:1. But in the beginning of the second period, the score was equal. Another goal was scored by Pavel Belyi, assisted by Alexander Lukashenko.  By the end of the second period, the scoreboard read 6:4 in favor of the presidential ice hockey team, which eventually won the game.

14.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko holds 5 meetings with Asian, Middle Eastern leaders during OIC summit
Alexander Lukashenko holds 5 meetings with Asian, Middle Eastern leaders during OIC summit Today, 14 April, on the sidelines of the OIC summit in Istanbul, Alexander Lukashenko held a series of meetings with world leaders. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite the workload and tiredness, met with his longtime friend Alexander Lukashenko closer to midnight. The Presidents have known each other since 2010. This is evident by a handshake.
Alexander Lukashenko speaks at OIC summit in Istanbul
Belarus President at OIC summit: Muslim world can become another pillar of stability The main political news today is coming from Turkey. No nation can feel secure in the face of terrorism, said about an hour ago Alexander Lukashenko at the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. This forum is being held in Istanbul, which is dubbed the crossroad of civilizations. The Belarusian leader is convinced that only through the mutual enrichment of civilizations, through dialogue and cooperation can nations find a way to solve the global challenges facing the world community.
President Lukashenko holds series of bilateral meetings at Istanbul's OIC summit
President Lukashenko holds series of bilateral meetings at Istanbul's OIC summit Alexander Lukashenko has met with Vice-President of Indonesia in Istanbul to discuss mutual trade and cooperation in industry. The two nations are interested in the establishment of a joint venture in Indonesia, which is experiencing a great need for trucks. Belarus can offer the entire range of vehicles.
Alexander Lukashenko in Turkey
Belarus President meets Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Al Thani On the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit, the Belarusian side will hold talks with heads of other countries. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has already met with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Al Thani. The two leaders discussed various aspects of cooperation. The focus was on economic issues. Tamim Al Thani said that Qatar's relations with Belarus are of strategic nature. He expressed willingness to build cooperation with Belarus in all directions.

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