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11.10.2017

CIS leaders meet in Russia’s Sochi October 11
CIS leaders meet in Russia’s Sochi October 11 On October 11, 2017 Sochi became the center of big politics. The summit of CIS leaders is being held there. The heads of state will later on meet in the EAEU format. Distinguished guests are arriving to the place of the meeting. A big block of questions is on the agenda. It is deepening of integration, mutual trade, security. Nearly 200 journalists will be covering the high level meetings.

10.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko off to Russia’s Sochi for CIS, EEU summits
Alexander Lukashenko off to Russia’s Sochi for CIS, EEU summits The President of Belarus has gone on a working visit to the Russian Federation. There Alexander Lukashenko will partake in the CIS and EAE summits. The plane of the Belarusian leader took off from Minsk National Airport.

06.11.2016

Andrei Kobyakov invites Li Keqiang to Belarus
Andrei Kobyakov invites Li Keqiang to Belarus Minsk and Beijing discuss bilateral economic cooperation. On November 5, in Riga, Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov met with Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang. The parties discussed the cooperation in agricultural, industrial and financial sectors and the implementation of large projects. For instance, the China-Belarus Industrial Park can become a pearl of the Silk Road. The majority of the countries participated in the summit are interested in a logistic potential of Belarus.
16+1 summit in Riga: Andrei Kobyakov meets with Li Keqiang and Māris Kučinskis
16+1 summit in Riga: Andrei Kobyakov meets with Li Keqiang and Māris Kučinskis Belarus takes part in the summit of Heads of Government of Central and Eastern Europe and China 16+1 that is held in Riga. Belarus participates in the summit as an observer. Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov arrived in Latvia on a working visit. The format of the meeting is initiated by China for the fifths time. Participants of the summit will discuss the cooperation of countries in spheres of investments, transportation, finance, science, education and culture.

29.10.2016

Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary
Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Economy, energy sector and humanitarian cooperation were among the topics discussed during the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government. However, the implementation of the provisions of the Free Trade Area Agreement.

19.10.2016

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.

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.
CSTO Council in Yerevan: Leaders of six member countries to determine priorities
CSTO Council in Yerevan: Leaders of six member countries to determine priorities Strengthening the external borders of the CSTO, expanding the cooperation and measures to combat global terrorism. The leaders of the six countries participating in the military-political alliance will determine the priorities of the collective security on October 14 in Yerevan. The President of Belarus is in Armenia on a working visit.

21.09.2016

Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei meets with Pentagon’s representatives in New York
Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei meets with Pentagon’s representatives in New York Belarus and the USA discussed the cooperation in the military sphere. In New York, Belarusian Foreign Minister met with the representatives of the Pentagon. The discussion was related to establishing the dialogue between military institutions of Belarus and the USA in the face of the increasing tension in the Eastern European region. In addition, Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei took part in the solemn opening ceremony of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations.

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.

14.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko speaks at OIC summit in Istanbul
Belarus President at OIC summit: Muslim world can become another pillar of stability The main political news today is coming from Turkey. No nation can feel secure in the face of terrorism, said about an hour ago Alexander Lukashenko at the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. This forum is being held in Istanbul, which is dubbed the crossroad of civilizations. The Belarusian leader is convinced that only through the mutual enrichment of civilizations, through dialogue and cooperation can nations find a way to solve the global challenges facing the world community.

26.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko on working visit to USA
Alexander Lukashenko on working visit to USA On September 26, the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the USA which will last until September 29. The head of state is to take part in events of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which will result in adoption of a post-2015 international sustainable development agenda. Alexander Lukashenko will make a speech during the session of the summit to outline Belarus' stance on the matter.