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21.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: we are not superpower but we pay a lot of attention to sport
Alexander Lukashenko: we are not superpower but we pay a lot of attention to sport The second European Games will be held in Belarus. This historic decision was made during the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the forum. The topic was discussed in details during the face-to-face meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and the acting president of the European Olympic Committees. Janez Kocijancic supported Belarus in its eagerness to invite as much athletes as possible.
Minsk to host European Olympic Games 2019
Minsk to host European Olympic Games 2019 Minsk will be the capital of the 2019 European Olympic Games. The decision was taken at the 45th meeting of the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. The forum was attended by the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko warmly welcomed the foreign guests. During his speech in the Olympic Hall of Fame of the NOC, the head of state stressed that Belarus has all the necessary infrastructure for international competitions.

19.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko observes officers examination at training site
Alexander Lukashenko observes officers' examination at training site The system of military training in Belarus should be improved and more teachers with practical experience should be attracted. This assignment was given by President Alexander Lukashenko who met with the leadership of the Belarusian Armed Forces. The President visited the training site Obuz-Lesnovsky on October 19. Alexander Lukashenko noted that it is necessary to assess the level of training of officers in more detail and taking into account the realities of the time.
CSTO Summit in Yerevan: results of Presidents’ talks
CSTO Summit in Yerevan: results of Presidents’ talks The CSTO was established to ensure the security. However, the alliance was created long time before the events that took place in Syria, the Middle East or Ukraine. Today, it is necessary to strengthen the security of the countries. The ways to do that were discussed during the summit that was held in Yerevan. The Presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan participated in the summit.
President of Belarus inspects army officers' training
President of Belarus inspects army officers' training The system of military training in Belarus should be improved and more teachers with practical experience should be attracted. This assignment was given by President Alexander Lukashenko who met with the leadership of the Belarusian Armed Forces. The President visited the training site Obuz-Lesnovsky October 19.
Belarus needs to improve military training system
Belarus needs to improve military training system, President Lukashenko says It is necessary to improve the military training system in Belarus. This assignment was given by President Alexander Lukashenko who met with the leadership of the Belarusian Armed Forces. Officers of the Belarusian army are training near Baranovichi October 19. Professional and job training, the ability to lead your comrades in the fight and to hit the target perfectly, drive tanks and show excellent physical preparation. At the same time, it is important that an officer can teach his subordinates, the President stressed.

18.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Tatarstan president Rustam Minnikhanov
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Tatarstan president Rustam Minnikhanov Industry, construction and innovation are the areas that should play the main role in economic cooperation between Belarus and Tatarstan, said Alexander Lukashenko October 18 meeting with the head of the republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. In recent years, the bilateral trade has fallen slightly in value terms , in 2015 by a quarter. The sides posted a trade of $878 million. However, the potential for economic cooperation is much higher. And, by the way, the physical volumes of trade continue to show good dynamism.

17.10.2016

Politics, history, culture and safety: Why Prince Michael of Kent interested in Belarus
Politics, history, culture and safety: Why Prince Michael of Kent interested in Belarus The representative of the royal family, a prominent businessman and philanthropist was visiting Belarus for the first time. He refused from money from the state treasury preferring to live on the income of his own business. And he is quite successful. The head of his own consulting company has commercial interest in many countries. One of investment directions and also the public interest of the British Prince is road safety.
Security and peace: CSTO Summit held in Yerevan
Security and peace: CSTO Summit held in Yerevan Belarus has acquired the Presidency in the CSTO. This happened during the summit of the CSTO in Yerevan. The CSTO is an international organization that, according to some experts, can stand against NATO in case of the Third World War. However, such alliances are established in order to stop wars from happening. More than 20 documents were signed during the meeting. Most of the documents are kept in secret as they are related to security. Yuliya Beshanova will tell us about what is known.

16.10.2016

Strengthening of peace and stability is priority of Belarus’ Presidency in CSTO
Strengthening of peace and stability is priority of Belarus’ Presidency in CSTO Strengthening of peace and stability is the main goal of Belarus that took over the Presidency in the CSTO. The CSTO Summit took place in Yerevan. The military-political alliance consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. The countries have mutual interests and their safety is determined by the adopted strategy of collective security until 2025.

14.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about CSTO: “It’s necessary to determine right priorities to take CSTO to high level”
Alexander Lukashenko about CSTO: “It’s necessary to determine right priorities to take CSTO to high level” The heads of state of the CSTO approved the strategy of the collective security until 2025. On October 14, the heads of state were discussing the future of the military and political alliance. Belarus is getting the chairmanship of the CSTO. Alexander Lukashenko announced the main priorities. The Presidents of six member countries of the CSTO gathered in Yerevan because Armenia is holding the Presidency at the moment, and because it’s the perfect country to regulate unstable situation in the relationship with Azerbaijan.

13.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to cooperate with Kurgan region in all directions
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to cooperate with Kurgan region in all directions Belarus is ready to cooperate with the Kurgan region in all areas, said the Belarus President meeting with the governor of the Russian region Alexei Kokorin on 13 October. Mutual trade turnover figures are modest: a little more than $20 million. Therefore, there is much space for further cooperation.

12.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko promises to improve staffing in social sphere
Alexander Lukashenko promises to improve staffing in social services The staffing situation in the social sphere should be improved, said President of Belarus on 11 September meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Natalia Kochanova. In general, the stability of the social sphere in Belarus has been ensured, with timely payment of salaries, pensions and benefits. However, problematic questions remain and they need to be addressed. Funds invested in sports facilities should pay off and Belarusian cinema should produce better and more popular new movies.
Michael Kent about Belarus: "It's great pleasure for me to be in your country"
Michael Kent about Belarus: "It's great pleasure for me to be in your country" Belarus is waiting for British businesses to come to the country, said the Belarus President meeting a member of the British royal family - Prince Michael of Kent on October 11. The representative of the royal family, a prominent businessman and philanthropist is visiting Belarus for the first time.

11.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Prince Michael of Kent
Belarus President meets with Prince Michael of Kent Belarus is waiting for British businesses to come to the country, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with a member of the British royal family, Prince Michael of Kent, on October 11. A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, brother, grandson of King George V and Queen Mary i a known businessman and philanthropist. One of its many public and investment interests is the fight for road safety. This issue was also discussed during the Prince's visit to Belarus. It is time Belarus and the UK opened a new page in their relations.
Belarus and Pakistan are friends forever: political and economic results of Belarus’ President’s visit to Islamabad
Belarus and Pakistan are friends forever: political and economic results of Belarus’ President’s visit to Islamabad Alexander Lukashenko has recently made a number of visits to very important countries. For instance, China enlisted Belarus among its most important partners. Besides Belarus, China has close cooperation with Russia, Great Britain and Pakistan, the main corridor of the Silk Road. After the visit to China, Alexander Lukashenko went to Pakistan. There was an idea to make directs flights from Minsk to Islamabad, so that it is easier for businessmen to meet and discuss common projects.
What IMF’ loan is and why Belarus needs it: expert opinion
What IMF loan could mean for Belarus? Belarus holds very important talks with the International Monetary Fund about a new loan program. There’s a possibility to get three billion dollars and the interest rate is beneficial. However, the IMF has very strict requirements, as usual. However, they are negotiating to find a compromise. The idea of ​​creating the International Monetary Fund came at a UN conference in 1944. The member countries have decided to create a common money-box from which anyone can borrow in order to avoid a serious crisis.

10.10.2016

Belarus and Pakistan: relations between countries
Belarus and Pakistan: Relations set to intensify? Pakistan has determined the priorities for the foreign policy in relation to Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko agreed with the authorities to take the relations between Belarus and Pakistan to the next level and to increase the turnover up to 1 billiard dollars a year. More than 200 million people live on the territory of Pakistan. Pakistan has a GDP of $230bn and might enter the top 11 countries with the largest economies.
Belarus and Russia settle oil and gas issues
Belarus and Russia settle oil and gas supply issues Belarus and Russia have settled a problematic issue in the sphere of energy supply. The President of Belarus was briefed on how the oil and gas dispute is being resolved. The cost of gas will be substantially reduced. Currently the sides are signing a working protocol, and in the near future plan to legally register the agreements.

09.10.2016

What worries Belarusians and government: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs
What worries Belarusians and President: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs The President of Belarus addressed the Parliament when MPs of the 5th convocation were passing their mandates to the 6th convocation. Both chamber of the National Assembly gathered in the Oval Hall. The President had just returned from Uzbekistan and Pakistan. Alexander Lukashenko was full of energy and as usual, without a paper he was talking for two hours about what worries people. He was talking not only about the worries but also about successes. Alexander Lukashenko mentioned the results of his recent overseas visits and Belarus’ achievements.
Alexander Lukashenko: I’m sure Uzbekistan will become powerful country in Central Asia
Alexander Lukashenko: I’m sure Uzbekistan will become powerful country in Central Asia President Alexander Lukashenko visited one more important country on his way back from Pakistan. Alexander Lukashenko landed in Uzbekistan. The Belarus President visited the tomb of Islam Karimov in Samarkand. He also met with the widow of the deceased President. According to Alexander Lukashenko, he had a very productive meeting with Acting President of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Alexander Lukashenko comments on gas problem with Russia
Alexander Lukashenko comments on gas problem with Russia One more disputable economic question that sometimes becomes a political issue was mentioned by President Lukashenko during his speech in the Oval Hall of the Belarusian Parliament. The topic is old for the relations between Russia and Belarus. At the same time, it is a key topic. The words oil and gas mean a lot.

08.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about business in Belarus: “We need to provide people with favorable conditions without excessive limitations”
Alexander Lukashenko about business in Belarus: “We need to provide people with favorable conditions without excessive limitations” Restructuring of the economy, the importance of business and cooperation with world’s powers were among the issues discussed by the President in the Oval Hall of the Government House on October 7.  Hard and important work lies ahead of the MPs of the 6th convocation. The most important topics are economy, social sphere, international cooperation and Belarusians’ well-being. The former parliamentarians hand over mandates to new MPs. There are hundreds of draft bills. The MPs of the 6th convocation have even more work ahead of them.
Support of small and medium-sized businesses is national priority, says Belarusian MP of 6th convocation
Support of small and medium-sized businesses is national priority, says Belarusian MP of 6th convocation Restructuring of the economy, the importance of business and cooperation with world’s powers were among the issues discussed by the President in the Oval Hall of the Government House on October 7. Hard and important work lies ahead of the MPs of the 6th convocation. The President underlined that at first, it is necessary to address all the issues in the Oval Hall. The most important topics are economy, social sphere, international cooperation and Belarusians’ well-being.
Export, business, housing and utility services: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs
Export, business, housing and utility services: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs Overcoming the negative trends in the economy, steady rate of development, the growing authority of Belarus in the international arena and the need to maintain a balanced foreign policy were the topics about which the President of Belarus spoke on October 7 addressing MPs from both chambers of the Belarusian parliament.

07.10.2016

Belarus President bestows state awards on Belarusian MPs
CTV Director General Yuri Koziyatko receives state award from Belarus President The Belarus President today addressed both chambers of the Belarusian parliament. In his speech he touched on the most relevant topics of today's economic and political agenda, including the negative trends in the economy, sustainable economic growth, the foreign policy of Belarus and the priorities of the development of the national economy.  The Oval Hall of the Government House today hosted a joint meeting of both chambers of the Belarusian parliament of the 5th and 6th convocations.
Continuity, reforms, foreign policy: Alexander Lukashenko addresses Belarusian parliamentarians
Continuity, reforms, foreign policy: Alexander Lukashenko addresses Belarusian parliamentarians Overcoming the negative trends in the economy, steady rate of development, the growing authority of Belarus in the international arena and the need to maintain a balanced foreign policy were the topics about which the President of Belarus spoke on October 7 addressing MPs from both chambers of the Belarusian parliament.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on his birthday
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on his birthday Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his birthday on 7 October. The Russian leader is turning 64. Alexander Lukashenko sent congratulations to his colleague. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus: The Republic of Belarus is interested in fruitful cooperation with Russia in all areas, and the deepening of equal and effective cooperation in the integration formats.
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Pakistan: 15 agreements concluded
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Pakistan: 15 agreements concluded The Belarus President has ended the official visit to Pakistan. The agreements achieved will become an impetus for the further dynamic development of the relations. Minsk and Islamabad agreed to deepen friendly relations and achieve turnover of a billion dollars in 4 years. The Belarus President's negotiations with the most influential politicians of Pakistan ended almost in the plane.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Belarus and Uzbekistan have a lot of common points in economy
Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Belarus and Uzbekistan have a lot of common points in economy From Pakistan, the President of Belarus went on a working visit to Uzbekistan. On October 6 the presidential plane landed at the airport of Samarkand. Near the plane, Alexander Lukashenko was met by Acting President of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. He accompanied Alexander Lukashenko to the cemetery where the first president of Uzbekistan is buried. The Belarus President laid flowers to the tomb of Islam Karimov.

06.10.2016

President of Belarus arrives in Uzbekistan for working visit
President of Belarus arrives in Uzbekistan for working visit From Pakistan the President of Belarus went on a working visit to Uzbekistan. On October 6 the presidential plane landed at the airport of Samarkand. Alexander Lukashenko was met by the Acting President of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Accompanied by him, Alexander Lukashenko visited the cemetery where the first president of Uzbekistan is buried. He laid flowers to the tomb of Islam Karimov. Then, in the Palace of Forums, Alexander Lukashenko talked to the widow of the deceased president and expressed his condolences.
Alexander Lukashenko completes official visit to Pakistan
Alexander Lukashenko ends official visit to Pakistan On October 6, the President of Belarus concluded the official visit to Pakistan. The plane of the head of state took off from the airbase "Nur Khan." Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accompanied Alexander Lukashenko at the airport
Relations between Belarus and Pakistan to reach political level
Relations between Belarus and Pakistan to reach political level Multi-million contracts and confirmation of the mutual commitment to the development of friendly relations. The Belarusian President continues his official visit to Islamabad. Yesterday Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif agreed to cooperate on the principles of mutual trust and reach for close cooperation with third countries. They also talked about the establishment of joint ventures in the food sector. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Belarus and Pakistan should be more active
Alexander Lukashenko demands Belarus-Pakistan trade at $1bn by 2020
Alexander Lukashenko demands Belarus-Pakistan trade at $1bn by 2020 Belarus-Pakistan relations are on the way to $1 billion. The official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Pakistan is intensifying relations between the two countries. The contracts and their worth speak for themselves. The first-ever delivery of BelAZ, a joint venture for the production of special equipment and a major contract of Belarus' tire manufacturers. In the list of priorities are light industry, interbank cooperation and the implementation of infrastructure projects.
Relations based on mutual trust: official visit of Alexander Lukashenko in Pakistan
Relations based on mutual trust: official visit of Alexander Lukashenko in Pakistan Belarus and Pakistan are going to develop friendly relations on the principles of mutual trust and cooperation. Alexander Lukashenko is on an official visit to Islamabad. The Head of State held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. One of the agreements is to bring trade turnover to $1 billion a year. Also, Alexander Lukashenko took part in the opening of bilateral business and investment forum.

05.10.2016

Belarus and Pakistan to cooperate in nuclear energy sector
Belarus and Pakistan to cooperate in nuclear energy sector Belarus and Pakistan are going to develop friendly relations. Alexander Lukashenko is on an official visit to that South Asian country. The Head of State held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The meeting began with the welcome ceremony, taking part in which was the guard of honor.

03.10.2016

Belarus President: People's interests above all when discussing new IMF loan program
Belarus President: People's interests above all when discussing new IMF loan program When discussing a new credit program for Belarus with the International Monetary Fund one shall be primarily based on the interests of the Belarusian people, said October 3 the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting on cooperation with the IMF. As examples the head of state cited the IMF's requirements for state property and on raising tariffs for housing and utilities. Alexander Lukashenko asked about the readiness of the government for such a change and how they can affect ordinary Belarusians.

02.10.2016

Belarus’ President congratulates teachers on professional holiday
Belarus’ President congratulates teachers on professional holiday The President of Belarus congratulated Belarusian teachers with their professional holiday.

01.10.2016

Results of Belarus’ President’s state visit to China: “Belarus is among four close friends”
Results of Belarus’ President’s state visit to China: “Belarus is among four close friends” On October 1, the results for the economy after the state visit of Alexander Lukashenko to China were announced. About $11 billion is the sum of the contracts that will be implemented. All the documents signed in Beijing are falling into four categories. The documents are related to political, investment, trade and humanitarian spheres. Nikolai Maksimov, political scientist:What do trustworthy relations mean? It means that China considers Belarus as its reliable partner.

30.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about China-Belarus Industrial Park: Project demonstrates to Europe and whole world growing technological level of China
Alexander Lukashenko about China-Belarus Industrial Park: Project demonstrates growing technological level of China The China-Belarus Industrial Park should become a showpiece project. This was an announcement made by Belarus’ President speaking with students of the Beijing University on September 30. It was said that the Park would be the pearl of the Silk Road. At the same time, it could become an international project, as various companies from different countries are eager to participate in it.
Belarus' President: China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world
Belarus' President: China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world, said Belarus' President September 30 speaking with students of Peking University. Alexander Lukashenko raised the topic of the situation in the world. The President noted that international politics today is characterized by strong competition of states in all spheres of life: economic, scientific and cultural.
Agriculture of Belarus: problems and achievements
Agriculture of Belarus: problems and achievements Last week, the Rosselkhoznadzor sanitary watchdog of Russia introduced restrictions on the import of Belarusian products of several enterprises. For many years, aid to agriculture has been one of the main items of the budget's expenditures. The agro-industrial complex of Belarus has received about $40 billion. Food security problem has long been solved in Belarus. Moreover, each year revenues from food exports increase. It is several billion dollars annually. But the flip side of this process is that agricultural enterprises have got accustomed to sitting on state subsidies.
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Beijing University September 30
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Beijing University September 30 The architecture of mutual benefit is based on the foundation of strong friendship. Belarus and China have achieved a high degree of trust in the relations. The visit of President of Belarus to China continues. It is expected that on September 30, Alexander Lukashenko will visit Peking University, where he will meet with the leadership of the university, students and answer their questions.
Xi Jinping to Alexander Lukashenko: "I am very pleased that our agreements are being effectively implemented"
Xi Jinping to Alexander Lukashenko: "I am very pleased that our agreements are being effectively implemented" On the foundation of mutual benefit and strong friendship. Such atmosphere reigned at the meeting of the Belarusian and Chinese presidents on September 29 in Beijing. In a confidential atmosphere Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping talked for about an hour. And, despite the fact that the leaders regularly exchange visits, they do find lots of topics to discuss. After all, the relations of the strategic partners are developing dynamically and are being raised to a new level.
Alexander Lukashenko to Xi Jinping: We've made really serious progress in our cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko to Xi Jinping: We've made really serious progress in our cooperation Relations between Belarus and China are developing dynamically and are being raised to a new level. This was the topic of the September 29 talks of Alexander Lukashenko and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. The two leaders talked to each other for about an hour. And despite the fact that the sides exchange visits regularly, they always find topics to discuss. Today, the two countries appreciate the high level of cooperation. Since September 2015 alone, more than 40 visits to China of the Belarusian delegations took place.

29.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and China have achieved highest degree of trust
President Lukashenko: Belarus and China have achieved highest degree of trust Belarus and China have achieved a high degree of trust in their relations, said President Alexander Lukashenko September 29 meeting with the Chairman of the Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Yu Zhengsheng. These days Alexander Lukashenko is in Beijing for a state visit.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Silvio Berlusconi on 80th birthday
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Silvio Berlusconi on 80th birthday One of the most prominent European politicians Silvio Berlusconi is celebrating 80th anniversary on September 29. Four-time Prime Minister of Italy, determined the shape of the country for 20 years. Despite its venerable age, Berlusconi does not remain aloof from politics and still heads the party Forza Italia.
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Xi Jinping September 29
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Xi Jinping September 29 The visit of President of Belarus to China continues. Board number 1 landed at Beijing airport. The Belarus head of state was met with red carpet and a guard of honor. On September 29 in Beijing Mr Lukashenko is going to hold talks with President of China Xi Jinping. After the meeting the sides are expected to sign about 30 documents on the development of cooperation in political, economic and social spheres. A number of important bilateral meetings are also planned.

28.09.2016

CTV Director General Yuri Koziyatko awarded Belarus President's Order of Merit
CTV Director General Yuri Koziyatko awarded Belarus President's Order of Merit On September 28, several members of the Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of Belarus' parliament, received state awards, according to the decree of the Belarus President. For significant contribution to social and economic policy, achievements in the development of legislation and parliamentary activities the Order of Merit was awarded to Director General of Stolichnoe Televidenie Yuri Koziyatko.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Ilham Aliyev on people's support for constitutional changes
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Ilham Aliyev on people's support for constitutional changes The President of Belarus congratulated Azerbaijan's leader Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of convincing support by citizens of the constitutional changes in the country. Alexander Lukashenko noted that it demonstrates a high degree of public confidence in the political course of the Azerbaijani leadership.

27.09.2016

12% of exports declared automatically at Belarus customs
12% of exports declared automatically at Belarus customs Quickly, comfortably and without compromising quality of service. The Belarus President instructed the State Customs Committee to improve the work in all the registration points. The Head of State held a meeting with the head of the department September 26. Yuri Senko reported to Alexander Lukashenko on the results of work in 2016, as well as the future plans for the development of the customs service. In addition to improving the transit attractiveness of Belarus a question was raised concerning cooperation with foreign partners.
Church and state in Belarus: constructive dialogue and common goals
Church and state in Belarus: Constructive dialogue and common goals The church and the state are two powerful forces in the modern world. And in general, in the history of mankind, of course. Belarus has established a secular state where the church and state are separated. But the church still actively influences the life of society. President Lukashenko expressed his hope for a deeper involvement of the Church in the social process. He said this during a meeting with the Synod, the highest governing body of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. Yevgeny Pustovoy has more on the topic.

26.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko wants customs to improve work at clearance checkpoints
Alexander Lukashenko wants customs to improve work at clearance checkpoints President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the State Customs Committee to improve work at customs clearance points. On September 26 this matter was discussed at a meeting of the Head of State with Customs Committee chairman Yuri Senko. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that he intends to thoroughly analyze the state of affairs in the customs bodies of Belarus.
Belarus President: Knowledge and technology are key to solving economic problems
Belarus President: Knowledge and technology are key to solving economic problems Export of products for Belarus is like oxygen to the body. But economic success does not depend only on external factors. On Friday, President Lukashenko sternly warned the government on this issue and demanded to search internal reserves, which can still be found, no doubt about that. I think that every self-critical employee and manager can agree with it. It's not just about the number of blister or the amount of sweat, but also about the effective management, new knowledge and, of course, new technologies.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia Let’s talk about an important political and economic issue, which made headlines of Russian and Belarusian media. President Lukashenko met with the State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia and anxiously talked about the economic partnership. The pragmatism offered by Russia in relations with Belarus may now go off, according to the Chekhov's gun principle. This is what the President said on this occasion.
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.

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