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16.10.2017

Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017
Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017 This week, the chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament strengthened the bridges between Minsk and Baku. President Lukashenko met with him. The Belarusian leader noted that he talked with Ilham Aliyev at the CIS summit in Sochi. Also, the talks between a delegation from Baku and the government of Belarus should be added to the most important events of this week.

14.10.2017

Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation
Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation The strengthening of the role of the parliamentarians in the work of integrational unions and in the development of bilateral relations. The prospects of Belarus-Azerbaijan relations were discussed on October 13, 2017 in the Palace of Independence.
"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov
"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov The principle position of the Belarusian side is in strengthening the role of CIS Parliamentary Assembly in other integrational structures. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during meeting with the chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan. Other sectors of cooperation have also been determined. The Belarusian head of state touched upon the issues that were discussed in Sochi at a meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries.

13.10.2017

Belarus President wants to strengthen CIS Parliamentary Assembly
Belarus President wants to increase role of CIS Parliamentary Assembly The principal position of the Belarusian side is to strengthen the parliamentary dimension in the CIS and other integration structures, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan. Other areas of cooperation have also been indicated. The Belarusian head of state touched upon the issues that were discussed in Sochi at a meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries.

12.10.2017

Flights from Azerbaijan to Belarus planned six times a week
Flights from Azerbaijan to Belarus planned six times a week An Azerbaijani delegation is now visiting Belarus. On October 11 the delegation met with representatives of the lower house of the Belarusian parliament. Here the parties agreed on cooperation in the Silk Road Support Group. The project was created during the 26th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk. The proposal was made by the Azerbaijani side. Belarus acted as co-founder of the Silk Road Support Group in this interparliamentary organization.

11.10.2017

Belarus, Azerbaijan to actively develop interregional cooperation
Belarus, Azerbaijan to actively develop interregional cooperation Belarus and Azerbaijan will actively be developing interregional development. This was discussed on October 11 in the Council of the Republic. Mikhail Myasnikovich met with his Azerbaijani colleague –the chairman of Milli Mejlis Ogtay Asadov. Political trust and trade-economic relations have been established between Belarus and Azerbaijan a long time ago. It is planned to expand industrial cooperation, so that it is possible to enter markets of other countries with Belarusian-Azerbaijani products.

10.10.2017

Azerbaijani defense minister: We love Belarus and respect your President
Azerbaijani defense minister: We love Belarus and respect President Lukashenko Prospects for the development of military-technical cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan on 9 October were discussed as Alexander Lukashenko met with the Minister of Defense of that country, Zakir Hasanov. The contractual and legal framework of the Belarusian-Azerbaijani relations includes more than 110 agreements. In 2016, Belarus attracted $7.5 million in investments from Azerbaijan.

09.10.2017

"If we can do something for Azerbaijan, we are ready to do it": President Lukashenko meets with Azerbaijan Defense Minister
President Lukashenko meets with Azerbaijan Defense Minister The future development of military-technical cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan was discussed on October 9 as Alexander Lukashenko met with the Minister of Defense of that country, Zakir Hasanov. The contractual and legal framework of the Belarusian-Azerbaijani relations includes more than 110 agreements.

24.09.2017

Belarus to sell 460 tractors to Azerbaijan before 2018
Belarus to sell 460 tractors to Azerbaijan before 2018 Belarusian tractors will be sent to Azerbaijan. As many as 460 tractors will be exported there before the end of 2017. By the way, more than one thousand tractors have been exported to Azerbaijan in the nine month of the current year. A joint tractor assembling plant is working in Gyandzha. Tractors are used not only on the internal market, but are also sold to third countries. First supplies to Turkey are planned in the nearest time.

27.05.2017

Azerbaijan Trade House opens in Minsk
Azerbaijan Trade House opens in Minsk The opening of the Azerbaijan Trade House in Minsk will promote commodity circulation between Belarus and Azerbaijan. Belarus is the first country where Azerbaijan opens such a platform. The rate of mutual trade growth summed up to 116% in the four months of 2017. Foreign investors are interested in cooperating with Belarus in the sector of investments. Belarusian tractors, wood products, medicine, milk and oil products are the basis of Belarus’ export.

10.04.2017

Azerbaijan youth to work in Belarusian students’ teams
Azerbaijan youth to work in Belarusian students’ teams Azerbaijan youth will be working in Belarusian students’ teams. It was stated by the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus at a meeting with the young people on April 10, 2017. He underlined that Belarus has work in progress in the professional technical education sector as well, which may catch the foreign guests’ interest. Volunteer and youth organization work are the main issues discussed during the visit. The representatives of the two countries are also interested in the possibility of student swap.

28.03.2017

Why did Belarus detain blogger Aleksander Lapshin?
Belarus President: I have brilliant relations with Mr Putin President Alexander Lukashenko received the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Armenia at the Palace of Independence on March 28. The ambassador is completing his tenure in Belarus. Armen Khachatryan has worked here since 2010. The President noted the friendly nature of the relationship at the highest political level, mutual interest in developing cooperation and convergence of positions on international issues.

16.12.2016

Azerbaijani businessmen taste Belarusian food products
Azerbaijani businessmen taste Belarusian food products Azerbaijani businessmen arrived in Minsk to personally taste the quality of Belarusian products. A network of shops that specialize in the sale of Belarusian goods is developing in Baku. The foreign guests did not feel differences in tastes. On December 16, the business circles of the Caspian state, along with businessmen of Belarus, discuss new areas of cooperation in the areas of food, service, industry and energy. Minsk is hosting a joint business forum. The parties intend to sign a memorandum that will be the basis for better deals.

15.12.2016

Azerbaijan's economy minister: We are interested in industrial cooperation
Azerbaijan's economy minister: We are interested in industrial cooperation Belarus and Azerbaijan are discussing ways to expand cooperation in industry, health and agriculture. A delegation that includes members of the government and businessmen has arrived in Minsk from Azerbaijan. The main goal is to increase trade turnover between the two countries to $700 million. The current visit of the business circles of Azerbaijan will be a step towards the implementation of the arrangements achieved by the two heads of state.

05.12.2016

Belarus-Azerbaijan: Ways to strengthen trade and friendly relations
Belarus-Azerbaijan: Ways to strengthen trade and friendly relations Nevertheless the foundation of relations with the European Union is economic. The trade turnover between Belarus and the EU in the current year declined slightly, however, so was with Russia. It is an objective reality. Against this background, a plan to double trade between Belarus and Azerbaijan next year sounded ambitious. This statement was made during the visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Baku.

02.12.2016

Belarus-Azerbaijan trade up 10 times in 2006-2015
Belarus-Azerbaijan trade up 10 times in 2006-2015 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belarus, Isfandiyar Vahabzade, on December 1 as the diplomat completed his mission in Belarus. The President noted that the past few years had been the most fruitful in the relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan. Over 10 years, the level of trade between the two countries has increased by 10 times.

01.12.2016

Belarus President praises 'fundamental' relationship with Azerbaijan
Belarus President praises 'fundamental' relationship with Azerbaijan Belarus and Azerbaijan have established a strong, fundamental relationship, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Azerbaijan, who is completing his diplomatic mission. 

30.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus, Azerbaijan may hit $700m trade turnover in 2017
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus, Azerbaijan may hit $700m trade turnover in 2017 The Belarus President has completed a two-day official visit to Baku. On November 29, during an informal meeting Alexander Lukashenko discussed prospects of bilateral relations with the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. The two officials talked over the implementation of agreements reached on November 28 during talks with President Ilham Aliyev. The Belarus Head of State also visited the Cultural Center of the national leader Heydar Aliyev. This place has become one of the symbols of modern Baku.

29.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko ends official visit to Azerbaijan
Alexander Lukashenko ends official visit to Azerbaijan Specific steps to achieve a mutual trade turnover of $700 million between Belarus and Azerbaijan were discussed at a meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with Prime Minister of the Republic Artur Rasizade in Baku on November 29. Also, the head of state visited Heydar Aliyev Center. The cultural complex was opened in 2012 and became one of the symbols of modern Baku.
Alexander Lukashenko commemorates Heydar Aliyev during Baku visit
Alexander Lukashenko commemorates Heydar Aliyev during Baku visit The official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Azerbaijan continues. On the second day, the President laid a wreath at the tomb of national leader Heydar Aliyev in a solemn ceremony. Public and political figures of Azerbaijan are buried along the Alley of Honor. Heydar Aliyev was buried here in December 2003. According to tradition, all the foreign delegations give a tribute here. The Belarus President laid flowers to the graves of the wife, uncle and brother of the former president of Azerbaijan.
Family business bolstering ties between Azerbaijan and Belarus
Family business bolstering ties between Azerbaijan and Belarus Not only analysts and economists watched the meeting between the presidents of Belarus and Azerbaijan, but also those for whom relations between the two countries are in profitable business contracts and simple human relationships. In addition to native language Gulbeniz speaks business language, in Belarusian. The director of an investment company meets us at a new restaurant complex. The Azerbaijani business invested $10 million in the multi-purpose building in Minsk. These investments come only after the thorough assessment of the project.
Belarus, Azerbaijan agree to reach turnover of $700 million in 2017
Belarus, Azerbaijan agree to reach turnover of $700 million in 2017 Belarus and Azerbaijan have agreed to reach a turnover of $700 million in 2017. Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev agreed that the cooperation between the two countries has a lot of untapped reserves. One of the steps in this development is the creation in Minsk and Baku of national trading houses. Belarus intends to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the field of petrochemistry and cotton processing.
Belarus-Azerbaijan economic ties based on personal friendship between presidents
Belarus-Azerbaijan economic ties based on personal friendship between presidents Investment, trade and industrial cooperation between Minsk and Baku were discussed at the highest level on November 28. The President of Belarus is on an official visit in Azerbaijan. Alexander Lukashenko said during a meeting with his counterpart Ilham Aliyev that Azerbaijan can rely on Belarus as the closest friend. Belarusian leader was met in Azerbaijan as an old friend. Since 2006, the Presidents of Belarus and Azerbaijan exchange visits regularly - once every 3 years. Today's dialogue reiterated the strategic nature of the relationship.

28.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev
Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev The President of Belarus is now on an official visit to Baku. At this moment, Alexander Lukashenko is meeting with his counterpart Ilham Aliyev. The presidents are talking one on one.
Belarus President paying official visit to Azerbaijan
Belarus President paying official visit to Azerbaijan The President of Belarus is now on an official visit to Baku. He is going to hold talks with the leader of the country, Ilham Aliyev: first, they will talk on one and then will be joined by their delegations. Last time Alexander Lukashenko visited Azerbaijan in 2015. The two presidents meet quite often: over the last ten years, the heads of state met eight times. It is expected that the main themes this time will be the economic and trade cooperation, cooperation projects, collaboration in the field of investment, agriculture and sport.

25.11.2016

Belarus President to pay official visit to Azerbaijan 28-29 November
Belarus President to pay official visit to Azerbaijan 28-29 November The President of Belarus will make an official visit to Azerbaijan on 28-29 November. Alexander Lukashenko and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev are expected to hold talks. The two leaders will discuss the state and prospects of development of Belarusian-Azerbaijani relations. The sides are also expected to sign several bilateral documents. Alexander Lukashenko will also meet with the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.
Alexander Lukashenko gives interview to Azerbaijani news agency Trend
Alexander Lukashenko gives interview to Azerbaijani news agency Trend On the eve of the official visit to Azerbaijan, the Belarus President gave an interview to Trend news agency. It covers events in Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus, the Caspian region and Central Asia. There is considerable interest in Belarus on the part of this region. As the President stressed in the interview, Belarus may participate in the creation of the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor.

01.11.2016

Mozyr Oil Refinery gets first batch of Azerbaijani oil
Belarus buys Azerbaijani oil to compensate for cut in Russian supplies Mozyr Oil Refinery is going to begin processing a batch of Azerbaijani oil. The first batch has recently arrived at the company. Rail tank cars contain nearly 85,000 tons of raw material. The cargo was initially shipped through Odessa port. By the way, this is not the first time Belarus has used a tanker to purchase oil. In 2010 and 2011, Belarus bought almost 1.5 million tons of Venezuelan and Azerbaijani oil, which was shipped through the oil terminal of the Odessa port.

28.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko welcomes constitutional changes in Azerbaijan
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes constitutional changes in Azerbaijan Minsk as a platform for peace negotiations was discussed at the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Yaqub Eyyubov.  The Belarusian state leader congratulated him on the outcome of the referendum in Azerbaijan tha amended the Constitution and confirmed the agreement on the meeting with the head of Azerbaijan on 28-29 November.  In the course of the visit, the President plans to discuss the possible solutions to a number of problems that have accumulated in the bilateral relations.
Minsk still a platform for peace negotiations, President Lukashenko says
Minsk still a platform for peace negotiations, President Lukashenko says Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States will meet on 28 October at the National Library of Belarus. The session was preceded by the meetings of heads of CIS delegations with the President of Belarus. It is already known that Alexander Lukashenko has met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyyubov. According to the Belarusian leader, Minsk still fulfills its obligations of a peace talks platform aiming to resolve various conflicts.

28.09.2016

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.

26.04.2016

Mikhail Myasnikovich meets Ilham Aliyev to discuss operation of Belarusian-Azeri joint companies
Mikhail Myasnikovich meets Ilham Aliyev to discuss operation of Belarusian-Azeri joint companies Belarus and Azerbaijan are implementing new investment projects. Chairman of Belarus' upper chamber of the parliament Mikhail Myasnikovich and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met in Baku on April 25 to talk over the operation of the joint companies. The two nations enjoy multifaceted cooperation. It is not only trade, but also the creation of joint companies.  It was noted that inter-parliamentary cooperation contributes to the successful development of bilateral relations in political and economic sphere.

21.02.2016

Belarus-Azerbaijan: 23 years of diplomatic relations
Belarus-Azerbaijan: 23 years of diplomatic relations This year Belarus and Azerbaijan celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. During this time, they have reached the level of strategic partnership. There were a lot of new joint projects in various fields. Belarus assembles in Azerbaijan municipal and agricultural machinery, optical devices, elevators and lights. 
Belarus, Azerbaijan presidents discuss trade cooperation
Belarus, Azerbaijan presidents discuss trade cooperation Cooperation in trade and economic cooperation was discussed the February 19 in a telephone conversation by the presidents of Belarus and Azerbaijan. The heads of state reaffirmed the strategic nature of bilateral relations, noting that the interaction of the countries is always in a spirit of friendship and mutual understanding.

29.11.2015

President Lukashenko: Belarus open to friends from Azerbaijan
President Lukashenko: Belarus open to friends from Azerbaijan The Presidents of Belarus and Azerbaijan will contribute to the development of political dialogue between the two countries, strengthen the high level of trust, understanding and cooperation, reads the joint declaration signed by President Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev in Minsk yesterday. The leaders regularly exchange visits, which confirms the political will to the dialogue.
Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev
President Lukashenko meets Azerbaijan counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Minsk President Lukashenko has met with the head of Azerbaijan. Ilham Aliyev paid an official visit to Belarus. Natalia Breus has more. This visit of Ilham Aliyev to Belarus begins with a symbolic moment. As a gesture of respect for the history of Belarus the Azeri leader is laying a wreath at the Victory Monument in the center of Minsk.

25.11.2015

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to pay official visit to Belarus November 27-28
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to pay official visit to Belarus November 27-28 The Azerbaijani President will pay an official visit to Belarus on November 27-28. He is going to hold talks with the Belarusian head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, in the one-on-one format, with the leader then to be joined by their delegations. The sides are going to sign some international documents. It is expected that the Azerbaijani President will lay a wreath at the Victory Monument in Minsk and visit the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

25.10.2015

President Lukashenko bestows Order of Merit on three people
President Lukashenko bestows Order of Merit on three people For significant personal contribution to the strengthening and development of trade and economic relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan, President of Belarus has awarded the Order of Merit to First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Yaqub Eyyubov and chairman of the supervisory board of the association Ganja Automobile Plant Khanlar Fatiyev.

23.07.2015

President Lukashenko presents Order of Friendship of Peoples to Azeri Prime Minister
President Lukashenko presents Order of Friendship of Peoples to Azeri Prime Minister Azerbaijan will make every effort to develop brotherly relations with Belarus. This was said by Alexander Lukashenko on July 23 at the meeting with the prime minister of Azerbaijan. Alexander Lukashenko gave Artur Rasizade Order of Friendship of Peoples for his significant personal contribution to the development and strengthening of trade-economic and humanitarian ties between the two countries.

28.06.2015

Belarusian swimmer Nikita Tsmyg scoops men's 200m backstroke silver at European Games Belarus is still in the top five at the European Games in Baku. On June 26, Nikita Tsmyg won another medal. Silver came after he stormed to second place in the 200m backstroke.  The closing ceremony of the first European Games will be held on Sunday June 28.  

15.06.2015

The first three days of 1st European Games in Baku. Chronicle of the TV program Week
Three opening days of the 1st European Games in Baku. Chronicle of the TV program Week The whole of Europe is watching the first ever European games that are now underway in Baku. They have already dubbed the Olympics of the Old World.

14.06.2015

I European games in Baku: Olympics with oriental color and invaluable experience for Belarus
1st European games in Baku: Olympics with oriental color and invaluable experience for Belarus When will Belarus host the Olympic Games? The question is not ironic, by the way. Nobody thought that the IIHF WM would be held in Minsk. But it was held in the Belarus capital and is considered one of the best in terms of organization. Why not aim for hosting the Olympics? And the first step has been taken. In 2019, Belarus will host the European Youth Olympic Festival. This decision was announced last November in Baku, where on June 12 the first ever European games opened.
Alexander Lukashenko meets Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev
Alexander Lukashenko meets Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev The developments in Azerbaijan are followed by millions of Europeans. Baku hosted on June 12 a spectacular opening ceremony marking the beginning of the first ever European games. The competition will be attended by about fifty countries. One of the largest delegations is the national team of Belarus. The presidents of Belarus and Azerbaijan met on June 12 and the Games was one of the topics on the agenda. The heads of state were also in the stands of the National Stadium in Baku.

11.06.2015

Stadler Minsk to deliver to Azerbaijan 5 trains worth 80 million euro
Stadler Minsk to deliver to Azerbaijan 5 trains worth 80 million euro Two trains made by the Belarusian-Swiss company for the transport of passengers during the European Olympic Games have already departed for Baku. All in all, Azerbaijan will get 5 trains. The price of the contract is about 80 million euros. At the request of the customers, Stadler developed a special design: white train with gold, red and silver elements.  The trains have 400 seats each, 80 of which are business class seats.
Olga Yurut, CTV correspondent
Azerbaijan prior to 1st European games. CTV channel's report from Baku The capital of Azerbaijan is ready! The torch of the first European Olympic Games will be lit in less than 24 hours. More than 6,000 athletes from 49 countries will fight for the right to take a place on the podium. Among them are Belarusian athletes who continue to arrive in the capital of the EuroGames.
Belarusian athletes go to first-ever European games
Belarusian athletes depart for first-ever European Olympic Games On June 10, Belarusian athletes flew to Azerbaijan. The squad is more than impressive. These are the leading athletes, Olympic champions, winners of World and European championships. The Belarusian delegation includes more than 200 people. The opening ceremony of the first European Games will be held June 12 at the National Olympic Stadium in Baku. It is expected that it will be attended by heads of states and governments of 30 countries.
Alexander Lukashenko to go on three-day working visit to Azerbaijan on June 11
Alexander Lukashenko to go on three-day working visit to Azerbaijan on June 11 President of Belarus on June 11 went on a three-day working visit to Azerbaijan. His plane arrived at Heydar Aliyev International Airport about an hour ago. Alexander Lukashenko will hold several bilateral meetings and visit sports facilities in Baku. The head of state will take part in the official opening ceremony of the first European Games. The ceremony will be held on June 12 at the Baku national stadium. The ceremony is set to be attended by heads of state from about 30 countries. 

10.03.2015

Yaqub Eyyubov and Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in all fields Belarus is ready to create joint ventures in Azerbaijan and open for investments. The prospects of bilateral cooperation on March 10 were discussed by President Alexander Lukashenko and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Azerbaijani Republic Yaqub Eyyubov. Currently, Belarus and Azerbaijan are strategic partners. The countries are engaged in a fruitful political and trade and economic dialogue. Over the past year, turnover increased by about 14% and exceeded $330 million.