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24.11.2017

Belarus counts on agreement with EU 'sooner or later'
Belarus counts on agreement with EU 'sooner or later' The Minister of Foreign Affairs heads the Belarusian delegation at the summit of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels. He said the basic agreement on Belarus-EU cooperation will be signed "sooner than later." Mr Makei is convinced of a positive solution to the issue. The Belarusian side is working on it with European partners, the minister said.

23.11.2017

UK hopes Belarus would introduce moratorium on death penalty by 2018
UK hopes Belarus would introduce moratorium on death penalty by 2018 "I hope that a moratorium on the death penalty will be introduced in Belarus in 2018," said British Ambassador to Belarus Fiona Gibb, who participated in a meeting of international experts on the death penalty in Belarus' city of Brest. According to the diplomat, the discussion in the society on this issue will contribute to the moratorium.

21.11.2017

Ukraine expells Belarusian diplomat
Ukraine expells Belarusian diplomat Ukraine has expelled the Belarusian diplomat in response to Belarus' step to call the adviser of the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus Igor Skvortsov persona non grata, said speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betz. "Due to the fact that the Belarusian side declared persona non grata and expelled the Ukrainian diplomat, Ukraine, guided by the principle of reciprocity, also expelled the Belarusian diplomat from the country," Betz said.
Foreign minister to lead Belarus' delegation at EaP summit 2017
Foreign minister to lead Belarus' delegation at EaP summit 2017 Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei will lead the Belarusian delegation at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, reads the comment of the Deputy Head of Information Department of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, Andrei Shuplyak.

20.11.2017

President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible
President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible On November 20, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze. During the meeting the possibility of reaching commodity circulation of 200 million dollars between the two countries was discussed. It will be possible due to the work the two countries have been carrying out lately. Belarus and Georgia cooperate both in the economy and politics sectors. Alexander Lukashenko expresses gratitude to the Georgian side for passing medicine to Belarus. Belarus, in its turn, helped Georgia in extinguishing forest fires.
Ukrainian journalist accused of spying against Belarus
Ukrainian journalist accused of spying against Belarus Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sharoiko has been charged with espionage in Belarus. The intelligence agent, working under cover, created an intelligence network of Belarusian citizens who collected important military information for him for a fee. During the search, copies of reconnaissance data were found. The journalist managed to send them to Kiev. In addition, on the basis of operational data adviser to the Ukrainian embassy ​​Igor Skvortsov was announced persona non grata.

17.11.2017

Belarus President meets with Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Belarus waiting for German investors in Great Stone park Belarus is opening a new page of relations with Germany, aimed at a better direction, said on November 17 President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Sigmar Gabriel has been in this position since January. The parties do have something to discuss. Germany is one of the key foreign trade partners of Belarus. It takes the fourth place in terms of turnover. The products of Belarus' forest industry and wood processing are well known in Germany. Belarus' import has clear investment character.

14.11.2017

2018 local elections in Belarus. Official date confirmed: February 18, 2018
Belarus local elections official date confirmed: February 18, 2018 Elections to local Councils of Deputies will be held in Belarus on February 18, 2018. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on November 14 supported the Central Election Commission's proposal on this date. Nuances of elections to the local Councils of Deputies were considered at the working meeting of the head of state with the chairwoman of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina. In particular, they raised issues of financing and economical spending of the allocated funds, as well as a calendar of activities and an institution of observers.

08.11.2017

President Lukashenko on prospects of Belarus-Red Cross cooperation
President Lukashenko on prospects of Belarus-Red Cross cooperation The Official Representation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Minsk will help to bring their relations between Belarus and the organization to a new higher level. On November 8, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko and Peter Maurer, who has been the head of the Committee since 2012, discussed the prospects of cooperation. Among the mutual projects of the Red Cross and Belarus are humanitarian aid rendered to Ukraine in June 2017. What is more, the international organization actively cooperates with the Belarusian society.

07.11.2017

What do Belarus and the UAE have in common?
What do Belarus and the UAE have in common? The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest countries in the world; it has a unique mixture of ultra-modernism and ancient Arab culture. What is the secret of success of the country?

06.11.2017

Belarus President meets with Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan
Belarus deems relations with UAE important Belarus and the United Arab Emirates will work on several large-scale projects, which will even more closely link their economies. The development of bilateral relations were discussed on November 5 by the Belarusian head of state and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.

02.11.2017

Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE
Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the United Arab Emirates on November 2. Both leaders are on working visits in the UAE. The Belarusian head of state plans to hold talks with the leadership of the country, as well as a number of meetings with representatives of business circles.

01.11.2017

USA to allow Belarusians to apply for visa from Minsk
Belarusians can apply for US tourist visas in Minsk from 2018 The USA will allow Belarusians to apply for the American visa from Minsk. This is an initiative of the American side.  The US representatives appealed to the Belarusian government and received a positive response.  Consular services is expanding already from November 1. Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, who are 50+, can already apply for a visa in the Belarus capital. Earlier it was possible to do this if you are 70 or older.

31.10.2017

Belarus President invited to spend a few days in UAE
Belarus President invited to spend a few days in UAE The President of Belarus is paying a working visit to the United Arab Emirates. During the trip, negotiations are planned with the leadership of the UAE, where the sides will discuss the state of the Belarusian-UAE cooperation, the implementation of the previous agreements and promising projects. During the visit the Belarusian President will hold number of meetings with the authorities and business circles of the UAE.

27.10.2017

Local elections in Belarus due February 18, 2018
Local elections in Belarus due February 18, 2018 The draft decree to appoint elections in Belarus to the local Councils of Deputies was sent to the Council of Ministers and the State Control Committee. On October 27, the chairwoman of the Central Election Commission, Lidia Yermoshina, said this at a meeting with the activists of the public organization Belaya Rus. Now more than 5,000 representatives of Belaya Rus are deputies of local councils. In total, there are about 19,000 local deputies in Belarus. The nearest elections to local councils will be held in early 2018.
Belarusian-European Investment Forum underway in Luxembourg
Hahn in favor of Belarus-EU partnership and cooperation agreement In a free format, without long speeches and global discussions. Representatives of the economic bloc of the Belarus government will present the opportunities of the country at the Belarusian-European Investment Forum in Luxembourg. Its main goal is to promote strong and somewhat unique aspects of the Belarusian economy - IT and logistics - among Western business circles.
Belarusian army tests modernized Polonez missile system
Belarusian army tests modernized Polonez missile system Successful tests of the advanced version of the salvo fire system Polonez were made in the Homel region. Polonez was created by Belarusian developers. Now the system can hit targets at a distance of up to 300 km. The minimum deviation from the target was 10-15 meters. Each combat vehicle of the complex is capable of simultaneously striking eight targets. It was noted that the missile flight route was calculated in advance, it passed over the uninhabited regions of the republic and was constantly adjusted.

26.10.2017

Belarus to get another Tor-M2 defense system from Russia
Belarus to get another Tor-M2 defense system from Russia The Belarusian army is strengthening its defensive capacity. A new battery of the Tor-M2 surface-to-air system will be delivered to Belarus. New armament will come under the agreement with Russia on the development of military-technical cooperation. Tor-M2 is capable of hitting enemy aircraft, guided missiles and other elements of precision weapons. The key features of the complex are high maneuverability, sniper accuracy and the ability to fire on the move.
Belarus President congratulates Austria on National Day
Belarus President congratulates Austria on National Day Austria today celebrates its National Day. The history of the holiday is connected with the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country and in memory of the proclamation of permanent neutrality in 1955. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Federal President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen on Austrian National Day. MORE: Belarus-Austria relations
Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union Belarus considers inadmissible red tape in the creation of a common market of oil and gas in the Eurasian Economic Union. The Prime Minister of Belarus announced the position of our country in Yerevan. Heads of governments of the Eurasian Economic Union gathered in the Armenian capital on October 25. The creation of a single energy market by 2025 is the most sensitive issue.

25.10.2017

Belarus Presidential Administration to reform work with citizens' appeals
Belarus Presidential Administration to reform work with citizens' appeals Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on October 24 met with the Presidential Administration and demanded to put in order work with citizens' appeals and increase the executive and labor discipline of civil servants. This time the Secretary of State of the Security Council and the head of the President’s Property Management Directorate were invited to the meeting. Work with citizens' appeals is the most important practice to ensure protection of constitutional rights and legitimate interests of Belarusians.
Wiktorin: Belarus increasingly active in Eastern Partnership Initiative
Wiktorin: Belarus increasingly active in Eastern Partnership Initiative Further cooperation of Belarus with the European Union will be discussed at the forthcoming Eastern Partnership summit. The meeting will be held in Brussels in late November 2017. Representatives of Belarus will also take part in the meeting. The Eastern Partnership is the EU's program for developing cooperation with six states (Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova).

24.10.2017

Meeting of Belarus’ State Control Committee, Russia's Accounts Chamber held in Minsk
Meeting of Belarus’ State Control Committee, Russia's Accounts Chamber held in Minsk Positive dynamics of the budget performance of the Union State can be seen. This was announced at the meeting of the Belarusian State Control Committee and Russia’s Accounts Chamber in Minsk. The index was reached thanks to the persistent position of the controlling agencies of Belarus and Russia.

23.10.2017

Modernized communication equipment enters service with Belarusian Army
Modernized communication equipment enters service with Belarusian Army More than 600 new modernized samples of communication equipment entered operational service with the Belarusian Army in2017. The possibilities of signalists were demonstrated to journalists in brigade No. 86 in Kolodishchi. Among the presented equipment are modernized by Belarusian specialists complexes of the enemies’ communication suppression, of reconnaissance, unique developments of the Belarusian military industry –“Tsitrus” and “Muskat”.
Opposition protesting near Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv: New Maidan looming?
Opposition protesting near Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv: New Maidan looming? Apparently, Saakashvili's time of governorship in the Odessa region was not in vain. Today Saakashvili demands the resignation of Poroshenko and calls on Ukrainians to the people's veche, and the protesters outside the building of the Verkhovna Rada insist on the abolition of parliamentary immunity, while others are simply unhappy with life.

19.10.2017

Cuba wants Belarus to help develop the country, Gerardo Suárez Alvarez says
Cuba wants Belarus to help develop the country, Gerardo Suárez Alvarez says Belarus is interested in creating joint ventures in Cuba and counts on the country's assistance in developing relations with other Latin American and Caribbean countries. On October 19, the President received the Ambassador of Cuba at the Palace of Independence. Pharmacy was called one of the promising areas for cooperation. There is also an untapped potential in industry, agriculture, science, technology and education.
Belarus can do anything it can for Cuba, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus can do anything it can for Cuba, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus is interested in creating joint ventures in Cuba and counts on the country's assistance in developing relations with other Latin American and Caribbean countries. On October 19, the President received the Ambassador of Cuba at the Palace of Independence. Pharmacy was called one of the promising areas for cooperation. There is also an untapped potential in industry, agriculture, science, technology and education.
Xi Jinping: We must give up Cold War mentality
Xi Jinping: We must give up Cold War mentality The world must abandon the mentality of the Cold War and the politics of power, said chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. The appeal to all countries was voiced at the opening of the All-China Congress of the Communist Party - the most important political event in China. The leader of the PRC stressed the need to apply new approaches to international relations, excluding confrontation and block thinking.

18.10.2017

Belarus says its NPP complies with IAEA requirements
Belarus says its NPP complies with IAEA requirements On the morning of October 18, a command and staff exercise aiming to practice response to radiation accidents was launched after the meeting of the Commission for Emergency Situations under the aegis of the Council of Ministers. The drills are conducted on the recommendation of the IAEA.

17.10.2017

CSTO joint efforts in combating emergencies prove effective
Belarus to train to handle radiation accidents at Astravyets NPP Joint efforts of the CSTO countries in the liquidation of emergency situations have made it possible to achieve high results. Plans for further development of cooperation were discussed October 17 at the Coordination Council in Minsk. In addition to annual exercises, such mutual assistance mechanisms are actively developing, such as training of personnel, preferential supplies of special equipment and facilities, and interaction with international organizations. 
 Sergei Naryshkin about unique format of Belarus-Russia special services’ cooperation
Sergei Naryshkin about unique format of Belarus-Russia special services’ cooperation Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the successful cooperation of Belarus’ and Russia’s Intelligence Services on protection of national interests.
President Lukashenko meets with head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service
President Lukashenko meets with head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service President Lukashenko meets with head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the successful cooperation of Belarus’ and Russia’s Intelligence Services on protection of national interests.

16.10.2017

Kyrgyz citizens could vote in presidential elections at Minsk embassy on October 15
Kyrgyz citizens could vote in presidential elections at Minsk embassy on October 15 Citizens of Kyrgyzstan living in Belarus could take part in the election of their country's president. On October 15, the polling station was opened in the embassy in Minsk. The procedure takes place electronically. Under Kyrgyz law, voter turnout does not affect the outcome of a political campaign. Elections are recognized as valid regardless of the percentage of those who voted. More than 700 international observers have been accredited to monitor elections in Kyrgyzstan. Among them are representatives of the Central Election Commission of Belarus.

15.10.2017

Recep Erdoğan on relations with USA
Recep Erdoğan on relations with USA The traditional partner and ally of Azerbaijan is Turkey. Sometimes they say about these two countries: one nation and two countries. Just as Belarus and Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey hold joint military drills. There are many other situations when they support each other in international structures and so on. This is only a small bridge to move onto the next subject. Today Ankara is arguing with Washington, cannot agree with the EU, and has imposed restrictions on food supplies from Russia.
What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi?
What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi? A lot of interesting things happen in Sochi quite often. This time it was a political forum. The presidents of the former Soviet countries have come here for the CIS summit and the meeting of EAEU leaders. It is quite difficult to believe in it, but until the middle of the 19th century Sochi used to be a place of deportation because of its horrible climate: there used to be many swamps and malarial mosquitos here. Scientists managed to overcome this problem.

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.
President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center
President Lukashenko dismisses heads of Operational and Analytic Center At the meeting with law enforcement agencies, Alexander Lukashenko looked into several criminal cases, which are under his control. What is more, operational –investigative materials concerning directors of the republican and local levels were discussed, the illegal actions of certain employees of the law enforcement agencies were touched upon as well.

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.
Belarus holding exercise to practice response to radiation accidents
Belarus holding exercise to practice response to radiation accidents Belarus has invited representatives of all neighboring countries, as well as international organizations, including the IAEA and the CSTO, to watch the exercises aimed at practicing response to radiological accidents. It will be held in different parts of the country and on two border crossings. The active phase of the exercises will take place in Ostrovets District on 19 October. In particular, a warning system at primary rescue operations will be checked. In doing this Belarus operates in accordance with the IAEA recommendations.

12.10.2017

CIS and EEU summits held in Sochi: Main results
CIS and EEU summits held in Sochi: Main results The leaders of the CIS countries and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) agreed to actively develop mutual trade and coordinate approaches to foreign policy and security during the October 2017 summits in Sochi. They plan to give an additional stimulus to the economy by harmonizing existing norms and standards, as well as by removing barriers to the movement of goods and services. The President of Belarus drew attention to the need for the early establishment of a free trade zone and the provision of equal conditions for access to public procurement.

11.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko criticizes CIS Interparliamentary Assembly structure
Alexander Lukashenko criticizes Eurasian Economic Union's efficiency Strengthening cooperation in combating terrorism and corruption, creation of a united system of air and space defense in the CIS and support of traditional family values. These and other decisions were made on October 11 during the meeting of CIS leaders in Sochi. The meeting of leaders began from protocol events. Vladimir Putin greeted the heads of delegations, then mutual photographs were taken. Negotiations were held in a narrow circle first.
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.
CIS adapting to modern realities
CIS adapting to modern realities On October 10, foreign ministers prepared draft documents to be submitted to CIS heads of state for consideration. A meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth countries was held in Sochi. The main topic of the talks was the improvement of the CIS activities and adaptation to modern realities.

10.10.2017

CIS Foreign Ministers discuss organization’s future in new realias
CIS Foreign Ministers discuss organization’s future in new realias The future of the CIS is being discussed at the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS countries in Sochi. After the negotiations in a narrow format, other delegations joined to the Foreign Affairs Ministers.
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.
Sochi is preparing to host summit of CIS heads of state
Sochi is preparing to host summit of CIS heads of state October 10 Sochi will host meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS. This resort town is preparing to host several large-scale political events. The meeting will traditionally take place in two formats. It is expected that at personal meeting the foreign ministers will exchange views on topical international issues.
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.
Ignacio Ibáñez Rubio: Spain grateful to Belarus for efforts to open embassy in Madrid
Ignacio Ibáñez Rubio: Spain grateful to Belarus for efforts to open embassy in Madrid The world events are developing so rapidly and unexpectedly... Maybe the Ambassador of Catalonia will knock at the Minsk gates tomorrow. However, the new head of the Spanish diplomatic mission in Belarus excludes such a turn of events and thanks Belarus for the reserved attitude to the referendum, which is certainly an intra-Spanish dispute.

08.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Today it is necessary to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges
Alexander Lukashenko: Today it is necessary to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges Countries are connected not only by roads and railways, political and trade communications are important as well. So that there is something to bring and there are things to go for abroad by road or railway. Diplomats are the most important communicators in international relations. Therefore, ambassadors of different states present credentials to the president, the king-the first officials of a country.
People’s view on Belarusian-Chechen relations
People’s view on Belarusian-Chechen relations The business circles of Belarus and the Chechen Republic are already at a stage of realizing projects. The prospects of the cooperation were discussed by Alexander Lukashenko and Ramzan Kadyrov last week in Minsk. The “hottest” topic is contacts in the industrial castor: the Chechen Republic got interested in Belarus’ experience of production development.
Belarus, Russia presidents discuss integrational cooperation and bilateral relations October 7
Belarus, Russia presidents discuss integrational cooperation and bilateral relations October 7 The preparations for the upcoming events on the international arenas, and also in the format of bilateral cooperation were discussed by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin on October 7. During a phone call between the two presidents, Vladimir Putin invited Alexander Lukashenko to partake in the EEU and the CIS sessions-the events will be held on October 11 in Sochi.

07.10.2017

CSTO countries holding Combat Brotherhood-2017 military drills
CSTO countries holding Combat Brotherhood-2017 military drills The CSTO states are holding large-scale military drills “Combat Brotherhood-2017”. Belarusian military men left for the place of the maneuvers on October 5. From this day on special military operations will be conducted at the ranges in Armenia. The participants of the exercises are to master the issues of organizing cooperation and preparing the regions at the initial stage.

06.10.2017

Maduro in Belarus: I feel being among friends here
Maduro in Belarus: I feel being among friends here Belarus and Venezuela intend to make a breakthrough in relations in the next two years. This is the outcome of the negotiations between Alexander Lukashenko and the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicolaas Maduro, which took place on October 5 in the Palace of Independence.

05.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko invites Tajikistan President on working visit to Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko invites Tajikistan President on working visit to Belarus The President of Belarus discussed the state and prospects for the development of bilateral relations with Tajikistan in a telephone conversation with the leader of that country. Alexander Lukashenko and Emomali Rahmon expressed interest in further enhancing cooperation in the industrial and agricultural sectors and in machinery supplies. The international agenda was also touched on. Alexander Lukashenko invited Emomali Rahmon to pay a working visit to Belarus. Also, the head of our state warmly congratulated his counterpart on his 65th birthday.
Belarus, Venezuela presidents say both countries must return to previous cooperation level
Belarus, Venezuela presidents say both countries must return to previous cooperation level Belarus and Venezuela need to take a decisive step forward in the development of relations, said Alexander Lukashenko on October 5 at the talks with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicholas Maduro. The two leaders met in the Palace of Independence. Communication between the heads of state began with a one-on-one meeting during which Alexander Lukashenko and Nicholas Maduro designated the main directions for further work.
Belarus, Venezuela presidents meet in Minsk
Belarus, Venezuela presidents meet in Minsk Belarus and Venezuela intend to significantly increase cooperation in the next two years. This is the outcome of the negotiations between Alexander Lukashenko and the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicolas Maduro, which took place on October 5 in the Palace of Independence. Alexander Lukashenko met Venezuela's leader personally at the entrance to the residence. Negotiations of the heads of state began in a one-on-one format. Alexander Lukashenko and Nicholas Maduro have identified the main areas for joint work.

04.10.2017

Big politics: Nicolas Maduro to pay official visit to Belarus
Big politics: Nicolas Maduro to pay official visit to Belarus Minsk is on the eve of big politics. The official negotiations of the leaders of Belarus and Venezuela are scheduled for October 4. Trade and economic cooperation, bilateral projects, joint productions and cooperation in agriculture, building, oil and gas sectors will be discussed. Belarus has realized many projects in Venezuela. The visit of Nicolas Maduro to Belarus will allow finding new ways for the development of relations. Minsk National Airport is getting ready to meet the distinguished guest.

03.10.2017

Nicolas Maduro to visit Minsk October 5
Nicolas Maduro to visit Minsk October 5 The official negotiations of Alexander Lukashenko and Nicolas Maduro will be held in the Palace of Independence on October 5. The President of Venezuela will visit Belarus with an official visit. First the two presidents will meet one-to-on, and then they will hold a meeting in an expanded format. Trade and economic cooperation, bilateral projects, joint productions and cooperation in agriculture, building, oil and gas sectors will be discussed. Separate attention will be paid to the international agenda.
"Belarus is a gate between East and West": First conference of honorary consuls opens in Minsk
"Belarus is a gate between East and West": First conference of honorary consuls opens in Minsk The first conference of honorary consuls was opened in Minsk. It gathered almost 60 diplomats working in 56 countries. The honorary consul is an authoritative person who has influence in political and business circles in their homeland. They are engaged in the development of friendly relations representing the interests of his country abroad. The main theme of the current meeting is the expansion of trade and attraction of foreign investments to Belarus.
Relations between Belarus and France: Big report from Bordeaux
Relations between Belarus and France: Big report from Bordeaux France is one of the largest countries in Europe. We have been developing positive engagement for recent years. The Honorary Consulate of Belarus was opened in New Aquitaine, also known as Bordeaux, a major region of France, on 29 September. When you hear the name of Bordeaux, you imagine vineyards. This region plays an important role not only in French winemaking but in winemaking all over the world.
New legislative season opens in both houses of Belarus parliament
New legislative season opens in both houses of Belarus parliament The new legislative season opened in Belarus on October 2. Deputies of the lower house of parliament started work from the very morning. The parliamentarians voted to amend the law "On the National Academy of Sciences", approved an agreement on financing cross-border cooperation, and considered the pressing oil issue. In particular, a protocol has been ratified that will help improve the efficiency of the oil refining industry. In total, about 30 documents have been prepared for consideration by parliamentarians.
CSTO Combat Brotherhood drills to begin on October 3
CSTO Combat Brotherhood drills to begin on October 3 The operational-strategic exercise of the CSTO Combat Brotherhood will begin on October 3.  12,000 troops from all six CSTO member states, including Belarus, will take part in it. Maneuvers will take place in Russia, Armenia and Kazakhstan. The exercises aim to work out a joint operation to localize an armed conflict in the Caucasus region.

02.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners It is necessary to build and strengthen bridges  between countries in the West and the East. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors. Representatives of different countries gathered in the Palace of Independence. From the European continent (Spain, Sweden), Africa (Djibouti, Mali). Among the other states are Uruguay, Chili, and Laos.
President Lukashenko receives credentials from 11 ambassadors
President Lukashenko receives credentials from 11 ambassadors Belarus always keeps to a principle of openness, equality and justice in the dialogue with its partners. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors. President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2
President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2
President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2 Belarus always keeps to a principle of openness, equality and justice in the dialogue with its partners. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors.
Belarus President invites Chinese leader to visit Belarus in 2018
Belarus President invites Chinese leader to visit Belarus in 2018 The President of Belarus invited the Chairman of the People's Republic of China to come to our country in 2018 on a state visit. Alexander Lukashenko once again reminded about warm relations between Minsk and Beijing in the congratulation sent to Xi Jinping on the occasion of the PRC People's Day, which was celebrated on September 30.

01.10.2017

President Lukashenko, Ramzan Kadyrov discuss benefits of mutual cooperation in Minsk
President Lukashenko, Ramzan Kadyrov discuss benefits of mutual cooperation in Minsk Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, visited Belarus. Economic issues were the main topic of discussion; however, it did not interfere with respectable exchange of compliments. Belarusian-Chechen mutual benefits should be viewed from two points-from Minsk and Grozny. This is what the correspondents tried to do. It seemed what could be done in a few hours of the visit. Nevertheless, Belarus and Chechnya had time to determine the direction of bilateral relations for the years to come.
What did President Lukashenko and Alan Duncan discuss in Minsk?
What did President Lukashenko and Alan Duncan discuss in Minsk? This is the first visit of the British government’s representative of such a level to Belarus. During the meeting Alexander Lukashenko expressed important thoughts on cooperation of Belarus and Great Britain and Belarus with leading European states.
Alexander Lukashenko invites China President to visit Belarus in 2018
Alexander Lukashenko invites China President to visit Belarus in 2018 The President of Belarus invited the President of the People's Republic of China to visit Belarus with a state visit in 2018. Alexander Lukashenko has once again reminded about the warm relations between Minsk and Beijing in his congratulations to Xi Jinping on the National Day of the People's Republic of China, which was celebrated on September 30.

30.09.2017

Honorary Consulate of Belarus opens in Bordeaux September 29
Honorary Consulate of Belarus opens in Bordeaux September 29 The Honorary Consulate of Belarus opened in France’s Bordeaux on September 29, 2017. The ceremony gathered prominent officials, politicians, city’s diplomats, businessmen and representatives of the Belarusian diaspora. Besides legal and other assistance, the consulate will contribute to the development of joint projects of Belarus and France in the sectors of culture and education. Another priority is economy direction, establishment of connections with business circles. Export of crystal and Belarusian mineral water is planned to be worked through.

29.09.2017

Russian troops leaving Belarus after West 2017 drills
Russian troops leaving Belarus after West 2017 drills After the active phase of the "West-2017" exercise, units of the combined grouping of troops continue to return to the places of permanent deployment. This applies to the Russian contingent too. At night from September 28 to September 29, the last train with military and special equipment will leave. Thus, as it was stated earlier, the troops will return to their permanent deployment locations by September 30.
Belarus President appoints new ministers, aides and rectors
Belarus President appoints new ministers, aides and university rectors Two new ministers and heads of four Belarusian universities were appointed by the Belarus President on September 28. Alexander Karlyukevich, who earlier was the deputy information minister, will now head the Information Ministry. Yuri Bondar became minister of culture. He earlier worked at the University of Culture and Arts for 16 years. Alexander Lukashenko also appointed new rectors of the BSU, BNTU and two Mogilev universities. Also on September 28, presidential aides are appointed - inspectors in the Minsk and Vitebsk regions.

27.09.2017

CSTO exercise Combat Brotherhood 2017 to begin October 3
CSTO exercise Combat Brotherhood 2017 to begin October 3 The operational-strategic exercise of the CSTO "Combat Brotherhood-2017" will be held from 3 to 20 October. The CSTO countries intend to work out the strategy of the joint operation to localize an armed conflict. Organizers note that the maneuvers will be held in the Caucasus and Central Asian regions of collective security, as the Belarusian-Russian exercise "West-2017" was recently held in the Eastern European zone of CSTO responsibility. The upcoming maneuvers will involve 12,000 troops.

26.09.2017

Belarus, Great Britain sign convention on double taxation elimination
Belarus, Great Britain sign convention on double taxation elimination The ways of making the work of Belarusian and British business circles closer and mutually beneficial were discussed on September 26, 2017 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. As the Belarusian Foreign Affairs Minister stated at the meeting with his British colleague, Belarus is prepared to provide maximum opportunities. Including the opportunities in the Great Stone Industrial Park. It will allow Britain to enter markets of the EEU countries.
Alan Duncan pleased to be first British minister who visited Belarus
Alan Duncan pleased to be first British minister who visited Belarus Alexander Lukashenko suggested that Britain invest more actively in Belarus. On September 26 the Belarus President met with the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan. The representative of the UK government is visiting Belarus for the first time. In October 2016, the British prince Michael of Kent visited Belarus and also met with Alexander Lukashenko.
Sir Alan Duncan arrives in Belarus
Sir Alan Duncan arrives in Belarus Belarus and the UK are opening a new page in their relations. Minister of State for Europe and the Americas of the British Foreign Ministry arrived in Minsk on a visit. A representative of the UK government is visiting Belarus for the first time. Alan Duncan will hold a number of meetings with the leadership of Belarus. In particular, he is going to meet with Belarus' Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei. It is expected that the sides will sign the Convention on the Elimination of Double Taxation.

25.09.2017

Belarus, Chechen Republic discuss cooperation projects in Council of Ministers
Belarus, Chechen Republic discuss cooperation projects in Council of Ministers Belarus is offering the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The subject of economic cooperation became central at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ramzan Kadyrov. Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person
Ramzan Kadyrov to President Lukashenko: I had a dream to meet you in person
Ramzan Kadyrov meets with President Lukashenko Belarus is offering the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The subject of economic cooperation became central at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of the Chechen Republic arrived in Belarus with an official visit. The two sides are working out the possible directions of cooperation. The Chechen Republic is a prospective partner in the North Caucasian Federal District for Belarus.
What threat does the USA-North Korea conflict pose for the world?
What threat does the USA-North Korea conflict pose for the world? As they say, you can postpone a war, but never a lunch. Bakers even baked special bread in honor of the military drills “West 2017”. The west felt worried about the Belarusian-Russian military drills, and they were saying that it was posing a threat.
Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you
Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you Belarus offers the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The economic cooperation has become a central topic of the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of Chechnya is on a visit to Belarus. The parties are working on possible directions for cooperation. For Belarus, the Chechen Republic is a promising partner in the North Caucasus Federal District of Russia.
"Mrs. Merkel has done a lot for people": what political discussions flare up in the streets of Germany on the eve of the elections?
"Mrs. Merkel has done a lot for people": what political discussions flare up in the streets of Germany on the eve of the elections? Crises in Ukraine, Syria and around North Korea do not cause fear in the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said this during a recent interview, noting that "Fear is a bad adviser". By the way, the Chancellor also did not like the threats of the US President to Pyongyang. Merkel clearly demonstrates her independence and political will on the eve of the elections in Germany. Let me remind you, they will be held on September 24 and few doubt the outcome - "mutti bleiben" - say Germans, which means "Mom remains" - for the fourth term.
Ramzan Kadyrov to visit Minsk on September 25: What topics will be discussed?
Ramzan Kadyrov visiting Minsk September 25: What topics will be discussed? The head of the Chechen Republic arrived in Minsk on September 25. The business part of the official visit was preceded by the ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths to the Victory Monument in the center of Minsk. On September 25 in Minsk, the head of Chechnya will hold a series of high-level meetings.
Ministries of internal affairs of Belarus and Serbia discuss interaction
Ministries of internal affairs of Belarus and Serbia discuss interaction The law enforcement structures of Belarus and Serbia intend to establish more active cooperation. A meeting of the Ministers of Internal Affairs of the two countries was held in Minsk. The sides discussed fighting terrorism, cybercrime and drug trafficking. It is these directions that the parties consider the most promising in joint work. In addition, contacts have been established between Belarusian "Almaz" special forces and the special antiterrorist unit of Serbia.
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers
West 2017 drills through the eyes of Belarus President and foreign observers The military exercise "West-2017" was completed. Alexander Lukashenko, as President of the country and as Supreme Commander-in-Chief, assessed them as perfect. Cautious neighbors watching the movement of Russian troops should also be content since soldiers, tanks and planes are leaving Belarus and returning to places of permanent deployment. Yevgeny Pustovoy reports.

24.09.2017

Belarusian, Russian military equipment returning to permanent deployments
Belarusian, Russian military equipment returning to permanent deployments After the strategic West 2017 drills, personnel, military and specialized equipment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are continuing to return to their permanent dislocation points. Brest troopers are returning home on September 24. The air-assault brigade No. 38 drilled military tasks at the range Losvido, which is near Vitebsk. More than 200 military men and dozens of combat vehicles. Loading of equipment on to the echelon is the final stage.
Former Iceland president about green energy, tourism, football and Iceland’s economic success
Former Iceland president about green energy, tourism, football and Iceland’s economic success You are a record-holder since you were the Iceland president during five terms. Is it thanks to your personal qualities or is it thanks to the people of Iceland who do not like frequent changes?

23.09.2017

Russia withdrawing troops from Belarus after West 2017 military drills
Russia withdrawing troops from Belarus after West 2017 military drills After the end of the West 2017 active stage, Russia’s military units and departments continue returning to the places of their permanent deployment . Echelons with military men and special arms, primarily with Russian soldiers and arms, including military personnel, are returning home every day. As it was stated before, the troops will return to their permanent military camps before September 30.  
Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns
Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on trade, catering, personal services development in villages and small towns On September 22, 2017 President Lukashenko signed a decree directed at the development of trade, catering and personal services in villages and small towns with a population of up to 10 thousand people.
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Mexican president over earthquake victims
Alexander Lukashenko expresses condolences to Mexican president over earthquake victims Mexico has experienced the second in the week powerful earthquake. The earthquake was registered by the west coast of the country. The magnitude summed up to 5.5.

22.09.2017

Brussels MPs visiting Minsk
Brussels MPs visiting Minsk A new stage of the Belarusian-Belgian relations. Parliamentarians from Brussels arrived in Minsk on a visit. On September 22, the deputies of the Kingdom met with counterparts from the House of Representatives, where they said that the current visit was an opportunity for them to exchange opinions, as well as study the political system of Belarus, which differs from the Belgian one.
Minsk ready to become bridge linking the old with the unborn, Belarus FM says at UN
Belarus FM proposes to hold Helsinki-2 process in Minsk at UN GA Belarus calls for putting an end to the cold war and proposing a platform for global negotiations, said the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Belarus at the UN General Assembly. It was political instability in the world that was the result of military clashes and terrorism, Belarus foreign minister Vladimir Makei believes. The reason for this situation is connected with the Cold War. The epoch-making conflict has not actually ended. The architecture of cooperation and security must be changed.
Russian troops say achieved goals, will leave Belarus after West 2017 drills
Russian troops say achieved goals, will leave Belarus after West 2017 drills The territorial integrity of the Belarus-Russia Union State has been restored. As a result of the simulation of a combat episode, the troops of Belarus and Russia jointly fulfilled the task. The active phase of the "West-2017" exercise is completed.

21.09.2017

Belarus supports Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Belarus supports Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Global peace-building and the integration of integrations. Such are the initiatives put forward by Belarus at the 72th session of the UN General Assembly.
Russian troops to leave Belarus by September 30 after West 2017 drills
Russian troops to leave Belarus by September 30 after West 2017 drills The territorial integrity of the Belarus-Russia Union State has been restored. As a result of the simulation of a combat episode, the troops of Belarus and Russia together fulfilled the task of liberating parts of the Union State from terrorists. The active phase of the "West-2017" exercise is completed.
Belarus Foreign Minister to address GA on September 21
Belarus Foreign Minister to address GA on September 21 The voice of Belarus will sound again from the UN rostrum on 21 September. Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei is taking part in the high-level week of the 72nd session of the General Assembly. In general, the general political debate gathered in New York more than 130 heads of state and over 100 foreign ministers. Among the main topics that Belarus will raise in the UN is the initiative of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on the Helsinki-2 process, as well as the fight against trafficking in human beings.
President Lukashenko: "Belarus won't fight against anyone if not touched"
President Lukashenko: Belarus won't fight against anyone if not touched After the West 2017 drills journalists asked Alexander Lukashenko, why the heads of state watched the exercises at different sites. Vladimir Putin did not come to Belarus and decided to inspect the West 2017 exercises on the territory of Russia. He had visited a training ground in the Leningrad region. The President started the answer with a joke.

20.09.2017

President Lukashenko: We are not going to attack anyone
President Lukashenko: We are not going to attack anyone The journalists were interested why the heads of two states observed the military drills from different platforms. Vladimir Putin inspected the drills on the territory of Russia. He visited the range in the Leningrad region.
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks for military industry in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks for military industry in Belarus Belarus will continue deep modernization of armament, but at the same time new samples of machinery will be developed. On September 20, Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the tasks for the defense industry complex, when talking to the journalists at the end of the West 2017 military drills.

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