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26.09.2016

Minsk closes motorcycle season with big motorbike parade
Minsk closes motorcycle season with big motorbike parade The main characters in the streets of Minsk today are motorcyclists. Thousands of motorcycle fans on choppers and other fashionable bikes came to Belarus. These motorcycles are not, unfortunately, produced in Belarus. But who knows, because the first idea of Mr. Harley (Harley-Davidson's creator) was not a powerful motorcycle but a bicycle with a motor. So maybe the Minsk motorbike will somewhere in the future overtake Honda or Kawasaki... But back to the Minsk motorbike parade, with lots of surprises. Ilona Volynets has more on the topic.

23.09.2016

Belarus President warns against changes in economic policy after All-Belarus People's Assembly
Belarus President warns against changes in economic policy after All-Belarus People's Assembly President of Belarus demands the strict implementation of decisions adopted at the All-Belarus People's Assembly. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized this during the Government's H1 2016 economic report and 2017 draft budget and future monetary policy discussion. In general, the economic situation in the country is stable and conditions are being created for the quality growth of the main indicators. Belarus is fulfilling the government's liabilities and is paying out foreign currency loans. However, there are problems in construction, agriculture, and industry.

22.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Church’s future depends on its involvement in social sphere
Alexander Lukashenko: Church’s future depends on its involvement in social sphere The opinion of the church on today’s political events in Belarus was discussed at the meeting. The Belarusian Orthodox Church contributed a lot to the patriotic movement. It was the high spirituality that helped Belarusian people survive during tragic and hard times.

20.09.2016

Belarus’ President instructed to provide farmers with necessary conditions to sell their products
Belarus’ President instructed to provide farmers with necessary conditions to sell their products President Alexander Lukashenko has instructed to provide farmers with all the conditions necessary to sell their products. The Head of State said it, when listening to  the report of Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy and Minister of Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats. The officials reported on the financial status of agriculture, the results of the harvesting campaign and its technical support. The President stressed that farmers should be given every opportunity in order to enable them to sell their products, thereby satisfying the demand of the population.
Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to decide on future of integration projects
Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to decide on future of integration projects On September 20, Alexander Lukashenko addressed the question concerning the future of common projects of Belarus and Russia at the meeting with Grigory Rapota, the State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State.
lexander Lukashenko: Belarus sees Oman as potential trade and investment partner in Persian Gulf
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus sees Oman as potential trade and investment partner in Persian Gulf Belarus sees Oman as a potential trade and investment partner in the region of the Persian Gulf. That was an announcement made by Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the delegation of Arabic businessmen on September 19.
Alexander Lukashenko: deputies of previous convocation should be in demand
Alexander Lukashenko: deputies of previous convocation should be in demand The deputies of the previous convocation should be in demand. This was discussed at the meeting of the President and chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko. In addition, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Andreichenko discussed the future meeting of the deputies of the 5th and 6th convocations.

19.09.2016

Topical issues discussed at Council of CIS Heads of State
Topical issues discussed at Council of CIS Heads of State Everything changes in the world and everything is interconnected, even the ozone hole over Belarus is connected the ozone hole over the North Pole. All countries in the world are connected with each other willingly or unwillingly... Wllingly, 25 years ago, the former republics of the Soviet Union created the Commonwealth of Independent States. There are different opinions on the effectiveness of the CIS, but the fact that the union hasn’t fallen apart during 25 years says a lot. President Lukashenko took part in the Council of Heads of States of the CIS that was held in Bishkek.

15.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: further development of CIS countries’ economies depends on level of integration in field of customs affairs
Alexander Lukashenko: further development of CIS countries’ economies depends on level of integration in field of customs affairs The development of the economies of the CIS countries depends on the level of integration in the sphere of customs affairs. That was an announcement made by Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko at the 64th meeting of the Council of Heads of the CIS Customs Services. Belarus was one of the countries that established the CIS. The most important goals were to create favorable conditions for the development of economic and trade relations and the movement of citizens from one country to another one.

14.09.2016

Belarus’ President meets with CSTO Secretary General
Belarus’ President meets with CSTO Secretary General On September 13, Alexander Lukashenko met with Secretary General of the CSTO Nikolai Bordyuzha. Next year Belarus will hold the Presidency of the CSTO. Belarus is preparing for that and counts on the support of the authorities.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses results of parliamentary elections with Alexander Kosinets and Sergei Lebedev
Alexander Lukashenko discusses results of parliamentary elections with Alexander Kosinets and Sergei Lebedev The atmosphere of the 2016 parliamentary elections allowed people to express their opinion freely. That was the conclusion made during the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Kosinets. Sergei Lebedev, the head of the observatory mission of the CIS told Alexander Lukashenko about the transparency of the parliamentary elections and compliance with all democratic regulations.
Belarus’ President holds meeting with Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister
Belarus’ President holds meeting with Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister On September 12, President Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko. The questions discussed during that meeting were connected with energy resources. The major partner of Belarus in that question is Russia. Besides, as the President mentioned, we need to find alternative ways of producing energy.
Transparency of elections and compliance with democratic regulations: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Sergei Lebedev
Transparency of elections and compliance with democratic regulations: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Sergei Lebedev The Head of the observatory mission of the CIS told Alexander Lukashenko about the transparency of the parliamentary elections and compliance with all democratic regulations.

13.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko answers a number of questions on elections day
Alexander Lukashenko answers topical questions on parliamentary election day The President has taken part in the parliamentary elections on September 11. Belarus’ President came together with his younger son Nikolai to the polling station located in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture. A lot of journalists were waiting for the President. After Alexander Lukashenko put the bulletin into the box, he answered the questions of the journalists. About 15 questions were asked within an hour. The President was very open and even was making jokes.

11.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia have almost agreed on gas issues
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia have almost agreed on gas issues Belarus and Russia have almost agreed on the gas issues, Alexander Lukashenko told media at the polling station where he voted at the parliamentary election 2016. At the polling station, at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture the leader was with his younger son Nikolai. The head of state was awaited here by numerous journalists. After the President dropped his ballot into the box, he answered questions from the media. One of them concerned the negotiations of Belarus with Russia on the gas issue.
No more utility price increases in Belarus in 2016, President Lukashenko promises
No more utility price increases in Belarus in 2016, President Lukashenko promises This morning, the Belarus President took part in the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The head of state came to the polling station, located at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, together with his youngest son Nikolai. The head of state was awaited here by numerous journalists. After the President voted, he stopped for a while to answer questions from the media. One of them concerned the cost of housing and communal services.
President Lukashenko defends Russian flag carrier at 2016 Paralympics
President Lukashenko defends Russian flag carrier at 2016 Paralympics This morning, the Belarus President took part in the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The head of state came to the polling station, located at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, together with his youngest son Nikolai. The talk with journalists there lasted more than an hour. The President was open and even joked. The media could not but wonder about a recent incident at the Paralympic Games in Brazil, when a member of the Belarusian delegation carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony.
Belarus President about opposition: "They are still too far from people's needs"
Belarus President about opposition: "They are still too far from people's needs" President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has stated that he would like the opposition to exist and be constructive. One of the journalists at the polling station where Alexander Lukashenko voted asked him what opposition parties lack in Belarusian political field.
Alexander Lukashenko: our elected officials should be more politically active
Alexander Lukashenko: our elected officials should be more politically active The elected officials should be prepared for hard legislative work. That was an announcement made by Alexander Lukashenko on September 11. This morning, the President has taken part in the parliamentary elections. Belarus’ President came together with his younger son Nikolai to the polling station located in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture.
Alexander Lukashenko: I don’t think that there’s Belarusian who criticizes government for multifaceted approach
Alexander Lukashenko: I don’t think that there’s Belarusian who criticizes government for multifaceted approach This morning, the President has taken part in the parliamentary elections. Belarus’ President came together with his younger son Nikolai to the polling station located in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture. A lot of journalists were waiting for the President. After Alexander Lukashenko put the bulletin into the box, he answered the questions of the journalists.
Alexander Lukashenko: elected officials should concentrate on hard legislative work
Alexander Lukashenko: elected officials should be prepared for hard legislative work The elected officials should concentrate on doing a hard legislative work. That was an announcement made by Alexander Lukashenko. This morning, the President has taken part in the parliamentary elections. Belarus’ President came together with his younger son Nikolai to the polling station located in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture. MORE: 2016 parliamentary election in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko takes part in the parliamentary elections in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko votes at 2016 parliamentary elections in Belarus There are more than 6,000 polling stations open in Belarus. About 7 million Belarusians have a right to vote. President Alexander Lukashenko takes part in the parliamentary elections too. The President came to the elections with his younger son Nikolai. Many journalists were waiting for the President to come to the polling station.

10.09.2016

How did early voting in 2016 Belarus parliamentary elections take place?
How did early voting in 2016 Belarus parliamentary elections take place? Tomorrow is the parliamentary vote, the main day, an important day for the country and for all of us (even for those who have already voted). It is especially important for the candidates. Remember skaters after their performance? They are sitting, breathing heavily and waiting for results. The same can now be said about the parliamentary candidates. During the elections, technique and artistry are not assessed, although we could do this since we saw a lot of artists during the campaigning.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators have much to learn from each other
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators have much to learn from each other Investigators Belarus and Russia have much to learn from each other, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin. The main area of ​​cooperation between departments is a mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Within the framework of bilateral cooperation, the forensic department of the Investigative Committee of Belarus has visited the General Directorate of the Russian colleagues to study criminology experience.

08.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko at award ceremony: “Good job, it’s priceless contribution”
Alexander Lukashenko at award ceremony: “Good job, it’s priceless contribution” On September 8, the President handed out state awards in the Palace of Independence. About 40 people from different spheres and regions gathered in the Palace of Independence. The award ceremony was held in a very warm atmosphere.
Belarus President hands out state awards to 40 outstanding people
Belarus President hands out state awards to 40 outstanding people On September 8, the President handed out state awards in the Palace of Independence. About 40 people from different spheres and regions gathered in the Palace of Independence. Most of the awardees are engineers and military officers, because they were responsible for the appearance of the rocket and missile engineering, a new field in Belarus. The President expressed gratitude to doctors, scientists, teachers and workers. In his speech, Alexander Lukashenko highlighted that together Belarusians could achieve great results.

07.09.2016

About relations with Russia, reforms in post Soviet countries and dreams: Alexander Lukashenko gives interview to Mikhail Gusman
About relations with Russia, reforms in post Soviet countries and dreams: Alexander Lukashenko gives interview to Mikhail Gusman What’s happening with the relations between Belarus and Russia, how efficient is the work of integration associations and what is the dream of the Belarusian President. On September 6, Alexander Lukashenko gave an interview to famous journalist Mikhail Gusman. Alexander Lukashenko and Mikhail Gusman are meeting not for the first time, that’s why it’s not just an ordinary interview, more like an important and deep conversation on various topics.

06.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes
Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes The preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes. President Alexander Lukashenko announced it during the meeting with President of the International Ice Hockey Federation Rene Fasel. Belarus’ Presedent commented on the qualification match where Belarus was defeated by Slovenia, thus losing the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
Alexander Lukashenko: elections shouldn’t be artificial
Alexander Lukashenko: elections shouldn’t be artificial The voting during the parliamentary elections shouldn’t be artificial, said President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with Lidia Yermoshina, the chairwoman of the Central Election Commission.

05.09.2016

How Belarusian-Chinese business resumes its natural course and why there is Chinese character near MAZ abbreviation
How Belarusian-Chinese business resumes its natural course and why there is Chinese character near MAZ abbreviation About the future of the machines with the logo MAZ. Three letters are not enough, and there will appear a Chinese character. Maybe then, great Belarusian machines will become as popular as the Great Wall of China. These machines are legends. New models with the logo MAZ could appear on the pedestal. And in the chronicle of the automobile plant, Chinese characters may appear. This will help factory workers to learn new technologies and understand the notion of export diversification.
Alexander Lukashenko: teachers’ salary should increase by quarter
Alexander Lukashenko: teachers’ salary should increase by quarter   On September 1, Alexander Lukashenko demanded to increase teachers' salaries. The President said this during his visit to a special boarding school for children with hearing impairment. In the school, children are studying for 12 years instead of 11. On the Day of Knowledge, Alexander Lukashenko visited this school. Afterwards, he admitted that he didn’t think that those children were “special”. Take, for instance, handicraft classes. The pupils at the age of 14-16 can already earn money during the summer, making clothes.
How will Minsk change in future: new general plan of capital presented to Alexander Lukashenko
How will Minsk change in future: new general plan of capital presented to Alexander Lukashenko How will the capital of Belarus change in the following years? The general plan of the development of Minsk was presented to President Alexander Lukashenko. The first idea of the plan is to free the historical center from traffic. The number of trams and trolleybuses will increase, because pedestrians need it. However, special parking lots will be organized for the cars. Three ring roads will be also essential for unclogging the capital’s roads. Moreover, the fourth metro line will facilitate the easier transportation.

04.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates participants of Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the participants and guests of the celebrations timed to the Day of Belarusian Written Language.

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.

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