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28.05.2017

How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain?
How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain? The FC “Manchester United” won in the European League on a recent day. However, there is another reason why the city of Manchester is in the headlines of newspaper. This time it is for a tragic reason. It is the largest terrorist attack since the tragedy in London metro and a bus 12 years ago. By the way, the bloody events which happened 12 years ago were the first in Western Europe to be committed by Islamist suicide bombers.

26.05.2017

Honorary Consulate of Portugal opens in Minsk
Honorary Consulate of Portugal opens in Minsk The Honorary Consulate of Portugal officially opened in Minsk May 25. Eduard Tselyuk has been appointed Honorary Consul of Portugal in Belarus. Meanwhile, relations between the countries are now entering a new level. A number of agreements are about to be signed. A Belarusian-Portuguese business forum will be carried out in Lisbon in the future. Cooperation in tourism should also expand.

25.05.2017

Carlos Davila about origins of Belarusian-Ecuadorian relations
Carlos Davila: Ecuador appreciates relations with Belarus Belarus and Ecuador will remain committed to the course chosen earlier, said Carlos Davila, the head of the Ecuadorian diplomatic mission in Belarus. On May 24, Ecuador underwent an important political moment - the final of the presidential election campaign. The inauguration of the elected head of state, Lenín Moreno, was held in the capital of the country, Quito. He won a confident victory at the elections held in April.

24.05.2017

Belarus delegation to attend Ecuador President inauguration
Belarus delegation to attend Ecuador President inauguration The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ecuador to the Republic of Belarus is sure that Belarus and Ecuador will keep to the course chosen earlier. Ecuador is going through an important political moment today, it is the final of the presidential election campaign. The inauguration of the elected President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno will take place in Quito on the upcoming Wednesday.

23.05.2017

Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack
Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack Alexander Lukashenko has expressed condolences on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself to the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Elizabeth II, as well as relatives and friends of the deceased. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:The Belarusians share the grief and pain of the families of the victims, mourn together with the entire people of the United Kingdom. We strongly condemn the terrorist act, like all forms of terrorism, extremism and religious radicalism.
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Markku Markkula
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Markku Markkula Belarus and the EU will be cooperating in regional development sector. It was discussed during the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko and Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of the Regions on May 23, 2017.
Belarus to expand dialogue with local and regional authorities of EU and EaP countries
Belarus to expand dialogue with local and regional authorities of EU and EaP countries Prospects for expanding the dialogue with local and regional authorities of the EU countries and the Eastern Partnership are being discussed these days in Minsk at a meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP). The main topics are economic growth, employment promotion and the creation of new jobs, the development of tourism, energy efficiency and the strengthening of the role of local authorities in addressing these issues.

22.05.2017

EU representative in Belarus on visa simplification regime
EU representative in Belarus on visa simplification regime Belarus is aiming at mutually beneficial cooperation within the Eastern Partnership. This is program belongs to the EU with six member states, including Belarus. The upcoming summit of the Partnership was discussed in Minsk today which will be held in Brussels in autumn, 2017. International experts think that local and regional authorities must be more active in promoting economic cooperation. Special attention was paid to the issues of energy saving.
Makei: Belarus sincerely wants to prevent military resolution of conflicts
Makei: Belarus sincerely wants to prevent military resolution of conflicts Official Minsk is aimed at strengthening cooperation with all partners, said Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei during the Minsk Dialogue conference. The conference discussed the evolution of Belarusian foreign policy and brought together scientists, experts and diplomats. In a difficult geopolitical situation, sovereign Belarus has managed to prevent chaos and violence, save peace, security and stability in the state. In the international arena, this is noted as an indisputable achievement of Belarus.

21.05.2017

Belarus, United Arab Emirates discuss military technical cooperation
Belarus, United Arab Emirates discuss military technical cooperation The arms and military exhibition aroused true interest of foreign partners. A delegation from the United Arab Emirates, headed by the country’s Chief of Defense, came to the exhibition in Minsk as well. A meeting with the delegation was held in Belarus’s Defense Ministry on May 21, 2017. Issues of bilateral military technical cooperation and perspectives of further relations were discussed.
Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk
Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk Belarus may strengthen the air defense of Serbia. At the beginning of the year it was announced BY Serbia’s Defense Minister that an air defense missile system “Buk” and eight fighter aircrafts MiG-29 will be handed over to this country. However, the machinery will have to be modernized and mended. It is quite possible that Belarusian specialist will help.

20.05.2017

Belarus cancels visa regime with China for official travels
Belarus cancels visa regime with China for official travels Chinese citizens can come to Belarus without visas with a purpose of an official tour. The corresponding decree was signed by President Lukashenko. It is aimed at strengthening official cooperation with countries, on a regional level primarily. The cancelation of visa regime was discussed during the last visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Beijing. According to the new rules, Chinese citizens can stay in Belarus up to 30 days. However, they need to have a passport for official tours.
Vladimir Makei: Belarus stands against military conflict resolution
Vladimir Makei: Belarus stands against military conflict resolution Official Minsk is aimed at strengthening cooperation with all partners, said the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, during the Minsk Dialogue conference. Scientists, experts, ex-ministers and diplomats discuss how Belarusian foreign policy has developed over the past 25 years, what has been achieved and what has yet to be worked on. In an uneasy geopolitical situation Belarus managed to prevent chaos and violence, maintain peace, security and stability in the country. This is renowned as an indisputable achievement on the international arena.

19.05.2017

Belarus starts accrediting journalists for OSCE PA session in Minsk
Belarus starts accrediting journalists for OSCE PA session in Minsk The Belarusian Foreign Ministry began accrediting journalists for the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk. It will be held in the Belarusian capital from 5 to 9 July. The event will be one of the largest international meetings in Belarus in 2017.
Vladimir Makei: Minsk aims to strengthen cooperation with all partners
Vladimir Makei: Minsk aims to strengthen cooperation with all partners Official Minsk is aimed at strengthening cooperation with all partners, said the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, during the Minsk Dialogue conference. On May 19 this platform gathered diplomatic servants of different years. Scientists, experts, ex-ministers and diplomats discuss how Belarusian foreign policy has developed over the past 25 years, what has been achieved and what has yet to be worked on. Over the 25 years, Minsk has established and restored diplomatic relations with states around the globe - a total of 174 countries.

18.05.2017

Belarus Foreign Ministry: Belarus has its own agreement on visa-free border crossing procedure with Ukraine
Belarus Foreign Ministry: Belarus has its own agreement on visa-free border crossing procedure with Ukraine The introduction of visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens into the European Union will by no means affect Belarusians who want to visit the neighboring state. It was stated by Belarus’ Foreign Ministry on May 18, 2017. No additional checking events in connection with Ukraine’s visa-free regime to the EU countries will be implemented when crossing the Belarus-Ukraine border.
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic Alexander Lukashenko awarded Tomislav Nikolic with the Order of Friendship of Peoples for a significant contribution into peacebuilding, friendly relations and cooperation between Belarus and Serbia. The ceremony was held in the Palace of Independence.
Alexander Lukashenko awards Tomislav Nikolic with Order of Friendship of Peoples
Alexander Lukashenko awards Tomislav Nikolic with Order of Friendship of Peoples The condition of Belarus-Serbia relations are being discussed at the Palace of Independence in Minsk on May 18. Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with the President of this Balkan country. Tomislav Nikolic arrived with a working visit in Minsk. The two Presidents will discuss the realization of investment projects and the results of the cooperation of the last few years. Alexander Lukashenko and Tomislav Nikolic will also share opinions on the political agenda of the day and other topical issues.
Serbian President lays wreath at Minsk's Victory Monument
Serbian President lays wreath at Minsk's Victory Monument Serbia’s President Tomislav Nikolic laid a wreath at the monument in Victory Square in Minsk before the start of the official part of his visit to Belarus. Tribute to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War was paid with a minute of silence. The ceremony ended with the silent drill team’s march.

17.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic May 18
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic May 18 On May 18, Alexander Lukashenko will meet with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, who arrives in Belarus on a working visit on May 17.  The heads of state will discuss the bilateral relations, implementation of investment projects and the results of cooperation in recent years.  The presidents will also exchange views on the political agenda and other issues.

16.05.2017

Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue The results of the Beijing Forum, the possibility of mutual visa-free regime and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism are the main results of the meeting between the President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16. The meeting participants discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime Impressions of the Beijing forum, possible mutual visa-free regime for a period of 30 days and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism. The President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16 discussed a wide range of matters of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.

15.05.2017

Pavel Latushko: Belarus is expecting new government in France and is open to negotiations
Belarus expecting new government in France, open to negotiations French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a new prime minister, Edouard Philippe. Prior to that, he was the mayor of Le Havre. Belarus is counting on fruitful cooperation with the elected leadership of France, the development of bilateral relations and intensive dialogue on a variety of directions.
One Belt, One Road in Beijing: Who will take part in the global forum?
One Belt, One Road in Beijing: Who will take part in the global forum? President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko departed for a working visit to the People's Republic of China on May 13. The President will take part in the forum of international cooperation One Belt, One Road. A bilateral meeting with Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping is planned. Meetings and negotiations with other foreign leaders are also expected. Our special correspondent Olga Yurut is now in China and is going to tell us more on the story.
Belarus President taking part in One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing
Belarus President taking part in One Belt, One Road forum in Beijing The main political news is coming from Beijing these days where the grand summit "One Belt, One Road" brought together the top leadership of 30 countries. On May 15, the President of Belarus is taking part in a round table of world leaders. Alexander Lukashenko urged them to a peaceful and mutually beneficial development. This is the only way to achieve prosperity of states, he said.  The official day began with the ceremony of the meeting of the heads of state.

14.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rostov Region Governor
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Rostov Region Governor Russia did not take part in Eurovision 2017 because of the conflict with Ukraine. Belarusians did not give the traditional 12 points to the Russian singer, and Belarus did not compete with Russia in the final of the contest. Alexander Lukashenko expressed his emotions concerning the competition at the economic market when meeting with the Governor of Russia’s Rostov region. Products, mechanical engineering, and not putting skids to one another were the issues discussed at the meeting.
Nawaz Sharif about Belarus-Pakistan relations
Nawaz Sharif about Belarus-Pakistan relations President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing. The grand summit opened on May 14, 2017 in the Chinese state conference center. Leaders of 29 countries arrived in China. Alexander Lukashenko had a possibility to talk to some of them. “One Belt, One Way” are the words pronounced more than one hundred times a minute in nearly all the languages here. More than four thousand journalists are in the press center of the forum. The summit is broadcasted on TV channels, to radio and information agencies.
Alexander Lukashenko and Pakistani Premier discuss bilateral cooperation at One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing
Alexander Lukashenko and Pakistani Premier discuss bilateral cooperation at One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the One Belt, One Way forum in Beijing. The large scale summit opened on May 14, 2017 in the Chinese state conference center. Leaders of 29 countries arrived in China. Alexander Lukashenko had a possibility to talk to some of them. “One Belt, One Way” are the words pronounced more than one hundred times a minute in nearly all the languages here. More than four thousand journalists are in the press center of the forum. The summit is broadcasted on TV channels, to radio and information agencies.
Alexander Lukashenko to stay in China till May 16
Alexander Lukashenko to stay in China till May 16 Alexander Lukashenko arrived in China on working visit on May 13, 2017 in the evening. President Lukashenko will stay in China till the 16th of May. Here he will partake in the international cooperation forum One Belt, One Way. Nearly three dozen of heads of states and governments are expected in the Chinese capital. The extension and the widening of the dialogue on the Eurasian continent will be discussed.

13.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China
Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to China. The President’s plane took off from Minsk National Airport. Alexander Lukashenko will stay in Beijing till the 16th of May. There he will take part in the international cooperation forum One Belt, One Way. As many as 30 heads of states and governments are expected in Beijing. The extension and the widening of the dialogue on the Eurasian continent will be discussed.
Xi Jinping to hold meeting with President Lukashenko
Xi Jinping to hold meeting with President Lukashenko Beijing is expecting Belarusian board number one. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to China. This is the tenth time President Lukashenko is visiting China. What is more, Belarus was one of the first countries to start strategic relations with China within the One Belt, One Way project. The Chinese-Belarusian industrial park became the flagship project of cooperation within the Belt and the Way. The Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone unites and develops both trade and technologies.
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel President Lukashenko made personnel decisions on May 12, 2017. New directors were named in district executive committees, in the education system. The Gomel region inspector was appointed the Assistant to President. Alexander Lukashenko orientated the new personnel at social issues primarily. Prices, employment, and salaries are the priorities which must stay at the center of attention of local authorities.
Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions May 12
Alexander Lukashenko makes personnel decisions May 12 The growth of personal sector by means of workforce productivity and expenditure optimization. Alexander Lukashenko demanded to improve the living standards of Belarusians. This task was set by the President to the directors of vertical power structure and to law enforcement bodies on May 12, 2017. The main issues are prices, salaries, and employment. They are under constant control of the President.

12.05.2017

Belarus President to visit China May 13-16
Belarus President to visit China May 13-16 Alexander Lukashenko will pay a working visit to China from May 13 to 16. In Beijing, the Head of State will participate in the forum of international cooperation "One Belt and One Way".  The event participants will discuss the deepening and expanding cooperation on the Eurasian continent. It is expected that at the international forum, the President of Belarus will also hold a series of negotiations with foreign leaders. 

10.05.2017

Belarus may take part in building second potash mining plant in Turkmenistan
Belarus may take part in building second potash mining plant in Turkmenistan It is possible that Belarus will be taking part in building the second potash mining plant in Turkmenistan. It was announced on May 10, 2017 in Minsk where an intergovernmental meeting is taking place. The commodity circulation between the countries decreased lately. However, there are drafts of new projects. One of the projects may be the establishment of a new potash mining plant.

09.05.2017

President Lukashenko: Belarus has everything to maintain security on its land
President Lukashenko: Belarus has everything to maintain security on its land After the official events in Victory Square in Minsk President Lukashenko met with journalists. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the situation in the world today, about the development of the regions, the situation with Belarusian ice hockey and many other things. Correspondent: It is still not secure after 70 years of Victory. Military experts speak about the new armaments drive. What is your opinion about the main threats and what will Belarus undertake to increase the level of its military readiness?
President Lukashenko expresses opinion on situation with migrants in Europe
President Lukashenko expresses opinion on situation with migrants in Europe After the official events in Victory Square in Minsk President Lukashenko met with journalists. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about the situation in the world today, about the development of the regions, the situation with Belarusian ice hockey and many other things. Correspondent:In the two previous years Belarus has received more than 160 thousand migrants from Ukraine. What do you think, why don’t Belarusians see a problem in this, but the problem with migrants from the Middle East is a completely different thing?
Alexander Lukashenko: If there is unity within Belarus, we will cope with any threats
Alexander Lukashenko: If there is unity within Belarus, we will cope with any threats After official festivities on Victory Square in Minsk, the President talked with reporters. The head of state once again expressed his opinion on the difficult situation in the world.

08.05.2017

Emmanuel Macron elected new French president
Emmanuel Macron elected new French president In many ways, the choice of France has become predictable. Emmanuelle Macron was elected president there. The young and non-partisan president will rule France during the next five years. Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of France:I will serve you with humility and strength. I will serve you remaining faithful to the principles of the republic: "Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood". I will serve you and I will be worthy of the trust that you have shown to me. Long live the Republic, long live France!
12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus
12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus We will return to the theme of the Great Victory in WWII in our program a bit later. We are going to tell you about feats and people, old and current events, in Belarus and abroad. And once again I remind you that May 9 is not a holiday in every country. Not only because of politics and redesigned calendars (this is typical of post-Soviet countries). In the Western world, May 8 is more known when an act of surrender was signed in the suburbs of Berlin. Denmark and the Netherlands remember members of the resistance movement on May 5.

07.05.2017

France to elect new president on May 7
France to elect new president on May 7 The presidential elections in France are one of the most discussed events in the media. It may be because nationalists and nationalistic ideas are in demand in many European countries. However, the reasons can be discussed endlessly. Political and financial elites in western countries are trying to influence the results of the elections to not let the far-right party win. Political rivals suddenly unite, the richest person in France gives public hints for whom he is going to vote for, damaging information suddenly arises.
President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media
President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media President Lukashenko held a meeting with representatives of Chinese media. Alexander Lukashenko used to answer questions of Russian regional media before. It is possible that the new tradition will come into practice now. As many as 41 journalists came to Belarus from 10 Chinese provinces. Representatives of 28 newspapers, TV channels, and radio are in the delegation. The total media outreach is more than half of the Chinese population.

04.05.2017

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry responds to protest note on Belarus border violation incident
Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry responds to protest note on Belarus border violation incident The light airplane which flew over Belarus’ border was under control. This was the official response of Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry given on May 3, 2017 to the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Belarus concerning Belarus’ air space border violation which happened two weeks earlier. The official statement says that during the entire flight the plane was under joint control of Belarus’ and Lithuania’s Civil Air Forces and Air Forces and the plane was “importunately returned back to the air space of the Republic of Lithuania”.
Belarus demands that France apologize as team searched by police ahead of 2017 IIHF WM
Belarus demands that France apologize as team searched by police ahead of 2017 IIHF WM The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus demands that the French side conduct an investigation into the incident with Belarusian ice hockey players in Paris and provide explanations. In addition, Belarusian diplomats are waiting for an official apology in connection with the inspection of the ice hockey team at the railway station. Team Belarus arrived in Paris to participate in the IIHF WM 2017 but were searched by police at the railway station. Personal belongings were inspected.
Belarus President meets with Chinese media
Belarus President meets with Chinese media, hails relations with PRC At this moment, Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with Chinese central and regional media. About 40 journalists from the largest media of the PRC gathered in the Palace of Independence. They are employees of the Xinhua news agency, the China Daily newspaper, the central television of China. In early May, they arrived on the first large-scale press tour in Belarus. They have already visited the landmark places of Belarus and Minsk, such as the Mound of Glory, the largest factories, the "Great Stone" industrial park and the High Technology Park.
Belarus demands explanations from France after Belarusian hockey players searched
French police search Belarus ice hockey team ahead of 2017 IIHF WM The Belarusian Foreign Ministry demands explanations from the French authorities because of the search of the Belarusian national hockey team. This is stated in the official Twitter account of the foreign ministry. The ministry also said that the embassy of Belarus in France is in touch with the team. Team Belarus, including coaches and doctors, underwent a thorough search at the train station in Paris, where the team arrived from Bordeaux to that IIHF ice hockey world championship.

03.05.2017

President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union
President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence. In foreign policy, the republic has proved its ability to establish a mutually beneficial dialogue and to respond adequately to the challenges of today.

02.05.2017

Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President
Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence.
OSCE PA International Secretariat delegation begins visit to Belarus May 2
OSCE PA International Secretariat delegation begins visit to Belarus May 2 The delegation of the International Secretariat of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly begins a four-day visit to Belarus on May 2. Officials from the European Union will get acquainted with the way Minsk prepares for the 26th summer session of the Assembly. It will be held in the Belarus in July. This is a significant political event. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is the world's largest regional organization dealing with security issues. It unites 57 countries on different continents.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus can now start constructive dialogue with many European countries
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus can now start constructive dialogue with many European countries Belarus has new opportunities for broader involvement in European integration processes, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from ambassadors of foreign countries. Addressing the diplomats, the head of state noted that this year is also significant because the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in the Belarus capital Minsk.

30.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed
Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed As many as two unpleasant events were marked this week-the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the day of remembering the dead. However, there is always the other side of the medal. Traditionally, on the All Souls Day it is necessary to be happy about the primogenitors entering another, and hopefully, a never-ending life. This is where the celebration of Radonitsa gets its name.

28.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova maintained good relations in the most difficult times
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova maintained good relations in the most difficult times Belarus and Moldova intend to develop bilateral dialogue. This was stated on April 28 at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Moldova to Belarus, who is completing his mission in Belarus. The President noted that the relations of the countries are coming to a qualitatively new level. Economic indicators are gradually improving. Political cooperation is also deepening. In general, Alexander Lukashenko praised the work of Moldovan diplomacy in Belarus.
Experts on April 26 meeting of Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents
Experts on April 26 meeting of Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents Despite the difficult situation that is emerging these days in the European region, Belarus has managed not only to maintain peace and tranquility in the country, but also remain a peacemaker. We are talking about the assistance of the Belarusian state in resolving the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine. Meeting with President of Belarus Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said: "Minsk agreements" still remain a single way to solve the Ukrainian issue.

27.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with KGB chief Valery Vakulchik
Alexander Lukashenko meets with KGB chief Valery Vakulchik The topic of external security was one of the main issues at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the head of the KGB Valery Vakulchik. The difficult situation in the world forces Belarusian authorities to return to this topic again and again. The KGB head presented his assessment of the current events abroad, which, he said, affect the situation inside the country.
Belarusian opposition parties hold Chernobyl Way rally April 26
Belarusian opposition parties hold Chernobyl Way rally April 26 The 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked in Minsk by the traditional march called "Chernobyl Way", organized by opposition political parties. The Minsk city executive committee gave the event organizers permission to march and rally on the traditional route from the October cinema to Bangalore Square.
Minsk remains invariable platform for peaceful solution to Ukrainian crisis
Minsk remains invariable platform for peaceful solution to Ukrainian crisis Belarus will work only for peace in Ukraine, said Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Petro Poroshenko. Minsk remains the invariable platform to search for peaceful solutions to the Ukrainian crisis. A meeting of the trilateral contact group is being held in the Belarus capital right now.
Belarusian-Ukrainian border will always be the border of peace, Poroshenko says
President Poroshenko: No one will ever split Belarus and Ukraine Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation on the Chernobyl problem, said President Alexander Lukashenko. On the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident - April 26 - the Belarusian head of state, together with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, visited the affected regions. The presidents paid tribute to the memory of the dead liquidators. They laid flowers to the "Wall of Remembrance" of the memorial complex "Heroes of Chernobyl" and got acquainted with the construction of a new safe sarcophagus for the 4th power unit of the ChNPP.
Pavel Latushko presents credentials to Prince of Monaco Albert II
Pavel Latushko presents credentials to Prince of Monaco Albert II Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France, Spain, Portugal and Monaco Pavel Latushko presented his credentials to Prince Albert II of Monaco on April 26. During the meeting, the parties discussed the development of partnership relations between the two states. In particular, they touched on a joint presentation of trade, economic and investment cooperation.

26.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation concerning the Chernobyl issue. It was stated by President Lukashenko to the journalists after visiting Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Together with his Ukrainian colleague, Alexander Lukashenko honored the memory of the deceased Chernobyl liquidators. The two presidents laid baskets of flowers to the Wall of Remembrance at the Chernobyl Heroes Memorial near the administrative building of the power station.
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region The two political leaders continued their talks on the territory of Belarus in Gomel region. This part of the meeting began with a spiritual moment rather than an official one. Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine visited St. Michael’s Church in the village of Lyaskovichy. A communal prayer and lit candles in honor of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. After visiting the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked to the village residents.
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators Belarus marks the day of remembering victims of the most tragic disasters in the history of mankind on April 26, 2017. As many as 31 years ago the news about the blast at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant shook the world. As a result nearly all European countries were affected, Belarus suffered most of all. The damage caused to Belarus is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, and Belarus is still overcoming the consequences of the national ecological disaster.

24.04.2017

Lithuanian plane violates Belarus border
Lithuanian plane violates Belarus border The Belarusian Foreign Ministry on April 22 handed over a protest note to Lithuania due to a violation of the state border. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the area under construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. Lithuanian light aircraft flew 8 kilometers into the territory of Belarus then turned and left the Belarusian airspace. All the time the plane was over Belarus, it was controlled by means of anti-aircraft defense.

23.04.2017

France prepares for Presidential Elections 2017
France prepares for Presidential Elections 2017 Not all Europeans share the dream of a refugee to become a citizen of the EU as soon as possible. And the European liberalism with which Serbian peasants are unhappy about started losing its positions. For this reason nationalistic parties are gaining popularity in the EU. It was proved by the recent elections in Austria and the Netherlands. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, is the presidential election campaign’s favorite in France.
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address?
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address? Belarusians can make a living only thanks to their work. Free material goods will not come from heaven even if Metropolitan Pavel, Archbishop Kondrusiewicz and all the holy fathers of all faiths pray daily for the prosperity of our country. "This year should be the key one - there is nowhere for Belarus to retreat, and it is necessary to move forward in the economy, at least half a step, but we need forward movement," President Lukashenko said, addressing the people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Friday.
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang
Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang China’s economy today is implementing global projects. Such projects as the Eurasian Land Bridge. By a twist of fate Belarus is on this route and it can become one of the nodal platforms of a colossal economic project. Being one of the largest investors of today, China felt the perspectives of Belarus and there isn’t a single week without Chinese power brokers visiting Belarus. A Belarusian satellite was launched from the Chinese cosmodrome, Belarus and China are building the industrial park Great Stone together.

22.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Sports federations to be fully reformed in nearest time
Alexander Lukashenko: Sports federations to be fully reformed in nearest time Another point which was paid attention to is Belarus’ sport strides. Professional sport is limping. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus: The highest ideology of today is sport. Thousand, millions follow Belarusian sportsmen. I follow them and you do too. If Belarusian sportsman is performing, Belarus watches him, shouts for him, and is distressed for him. Millions of people as a nation are united and they watch this sportsman.
Belarus President about practical side of higher education
Belarus President about practical side of higher education Life itself mobilizes to change the approaches towards education. The choice of a future profession must be sensible. And from now on education and production will cooperate. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:I emphasized many times before: undergraduates need to be involved into the production processes. And not only undergraduates. Students from the second year and from the end of the first year must be dragged to the fields, to machines and so on.
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity The future of Belarus belongs to education. President Lukashenko complains about the unnecessary complexity of school curricula.
President Lukashenko: Straightforward and swift communication of governance and people needed
President Lukashenko: Straightforward and swift communication of governance and people needed New technologies for progress service. Successful examples of implementing electronic systems already exist: banks, customs, medicine and education. The next step is electronic government, optimization and work “for a result” in all sectors. Furthermore, the ideas of Belarusian nationhood remain unchanging. Among the main subjects ids the dialogue between the authorities and the people.
Alexander Lukashenko about Decree No. 3 alternatives
Alexander Lukashenko about Decree No. 3 alternatives The problem of unemployment is one of the pressing issues. There are as many as 350,000 unemployed in Belarus today. The figure is high, but it is necessary to keep in mind that dozens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees entered the Belarusian labor market in a period of one year and a half. The message of Alexander Lukashenko is to leave specialists at plants and oblige plants to support these specialists, to provide work for everyone who wishes to work.
Belarus President: It was incredibly difficult to gain freedom, but it will be even more difficult to defend it
Belarus President: It was incredibly difficult to gain freedom, but it will be even more difficult to defend it Belarus continues to stay on track of multifaceted foreign policy. Belarus will always stay shoulder to shoulder with Russia. Furthermore, thaw in relations with the EU and the USA is felt. Belarus is proud of its privileged understanding with China. Alexander Lukashenko stated this fact several times. The main principle of cooperation is respect.
Alexander Lukashenko: Effective measures undertaken when facts of corruption reported
Alexander Lukashenko: Effective measures undertaken when facts of corruption reported Corruption is the most dangerous phenomena for internal security. President Lukashenko previses officials from bribes and once again reminds them that all people in Belarus are equal before the law. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:The guiding principles on combatting corruption remain unchanged as before. It is equality of everyone before the law and inevitability of responsibility regardless of office held and previous merits.
President Lukashenko about trust between business and government
President Lukashenko about trust between business and government Entrepreneurship is a separate subject. President Lukashenko emphasizes that it is necessary to strengthen the trust between the authority and business. The conditions of opening and conducting a business must be simple and clear, both on paper and in deed. Minimum number of inspections and administrative procedures, more responsibility on manufacturers themselves. Alexander Lukashenko suggests discussing business climate warming all together.
Belarus President about BYN1,000 salary: Almost everything depends on the directors. Almost everything
Belarus President about BYN1,000 salary: Almost everything depends on the directors. Almost everything Another subject for discussion and consideration is the salary level. Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes that he is not going to abandon the promised BYN1,000 salary issue. Furthermore, the system of job compensation must be transparent to its maximum. There is only one condition-money must be earnt.

21.04.2017

Belarus President says no one can feel safe because of terrorism
Belarus President: Europeans are yet to grasp Brexit consequences President Alexander Lukashenko delivered his annual State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. This political tradition is two decades old in Belarus.
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy Foreign policy must help build a strong economy, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address on April 21. Alexander Lukashenko noted that the country seeks cooperation with many states. And here the main thing is the principles of equality and respect. Long-standing friendship with Russia has led to the strategic nature of these relations. In many respects this is thanks to the personal friendship of the leaders of both states. But lately, Belarus has been engaged in quite an active dialogue with distant states, for example, with China.
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations The development strategy of the Belarusian economy , employment and the creation of new industries. Experts and political scientists have named the topics that are likely to be raised in the President's Address to the Belarusian people and the parliament. On April 21, Alexander Lukashenko will address the people and the parliament in the Oval Hall at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, the two chambers of Belarus' parliament.

19.04.2017

“Dangerous” fans in Belarus may be banned from attending matches
“Dangerous” fans in Belarus may be banned from attending matches “Dangerous” fans may be banned from visiting sports matches. The prohibition of attending sports competitions for hooligan fans draft law was passed in the first reading by delegates on April 19, 2017. Depending on the extent of a crime, the term of the ban may be from three months to three years. By the way, the list of rebellious fans will be publicly available. Such practice is widely implemented in Great Britain, France, and Russia. As for Belarusian fans, as many as 130 people bid to have their names on the blacklist.
Belarus’ Criminal Code to be overhauled
Belarus’ Criminal Code to be overhauled Cajolement of loans, non-payment of these loans, incorrectly opened foreign accounts and merchandise turnover with forged excises. It is far from the full list of violations which may be mitigated in Belarus. The Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus is planned to be reviewed as well. Legislators stand for mitigation in a range of violation cases for illegal entrepreneurship and other criminal acts in the economic sphere.
Minsk hosts 10th CSTO Military Committee session
Minsk hosts 10th CSTO Military Committee session Joint training of skilled specialists for the organization of air defense. The CSTO Military Committee gathers in Minsk for the 10th time. Maintenance of security and delivery of collective air forces are among the topical issues. Furthermore, it was decided that the training of man power will be held in military academies of Belarus and Russia. Subsidiary organs, which deal with communications and technical support, will also be established.
Alexander Lukashenko to deliver State of the Nation Address April 21
Alexander Lukashenko to deliver State of the Nation Address April 21 Alexander Lukashenko will deliver his annual speech to the Belarusian nation and the National Assembly on April 21, 2017. President Lukashenko’s speech will take place during the joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of Belarus. It has been a many-year political tradition. Every time it’s an analysis of the economic situation in Belarus and in the world, it is a strategy of the country’s development for the nearest time as well.

18.04.2017

President Lukashenko to visit China in May
President Lukashenko to visit China in May It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will visit China in May. The upcoming visit of President Lukashenko to China was discussed in the Belarusian Government during Prime Minister’s meeting with the Chinese parliamentary delegation on April 18, 2017. The two sides discussed specific possibilities for increasing mutual trade. 
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability Investments into the bank sector and the development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed on April 18, 2017 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. As Alexander Lukashenko stated the high level of bilateral political relations,

17.04.2017

Laurynas Jonavičius: Lithuanians propose their interests without protesting
Laurynas Jonavičius: Lithuanians propose their interests without protesting Laurynas Jonavičius, a lecturer at Vilnius Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Doctor of Political Science took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
EU appreciates Belarus’ openness in labor migration discussion
EU appreciates Belarus’ openness in labor migration discussion The EU positively evaluated Belarus’ openness in the discussion of labour migration issues. The topical issue for the Old World is being discussed in Minsk at an international meeting. Experts from Spain, Latvia, Poland, Romania and representatives of the European Commission’s Legal Service are among the participants of the forum. The main question is how to prevent the utilization of labour migrants by third parties.
Laurynas Jonavičius about Belarus-EU relations
Laurynas Jonavičius about Belarus-EU relations Laurynas Jonavičius, a lecturer at Vilnius Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Doctor of Political Science took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Belarus is positive about the recent development of its relations with the EU; I suppose they took place after those important meetings in Mink concerning the situation in Ukraine. What do you think? Are there positive strides of the EU, Europe, and Lithuania towards Belarus?
Turkey supports amendments to Constitution giving president more powers
Turkey supports amendments to Constitution giving president more powers Turkey has supported the 18 constitutional changes at the referendum April 16. The main one is the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential form of government. Practically, this means the expansion of presidential powers. The Prime Minister's post is abolished.
Another terrorist attack being prepared in Germany April 22?
Another terrorist attack being prepared in Germany April 22? Security is one of the key problems not only in Turkey but also in the global agenda of the day. Daily events in different parts of the world confirm this. Alexey Volkov drew conclusions. Egyptian Alexandria, Stockholm, St. Petersburg... Terrorist attacks came as a wave without a clear objective. The main thing is that people are panicking, and the world community is on edge again. We can only guess where the extremists will strike the next time. During the week, German Dortmund was the epicenter of the tragic events.

16.04.2017

Moldavian Prime Minister reacts to memorandum on cooperation with EEU
Moldavian Prime Minister reacts to memorandum on cooperation with EEU The EEU is expanding, meaning that the Union is attractive. At first there were three members, now there are five. Moldova joined the queue. Kishinev holds out big hopes to enter the Eurasian Economic Union, because the situation in the country is complicated and it took a long time to establish the political architecture. Moldova returned back to national presidential elections. The president is the head of state according to the Constitution, however the republic remains parliamentarian. 
2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting
2017 EEU Summit in Bishkek: outcome of meeting Economic partnership of five countries was discussed by the presidents of the EEU at the summit in Bishkek. Alexander Lukashenko signed the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union the day before and with positive hopes left for the meeting of leaders in the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

15.04.2017

Constitutional referendum in Turkey: Will the country turn into presidential republic?
Constitutional referendum in Turkey: Will the country turn into presidential republic? Another country, incomparably more powerful and economically stronger than Moldova, is turning into a presidential republic steering away from the parliamentary system. Tomorrow the outcome will be known. Turkey is holding a constitutional referendum. Supporters of the changes see this is a sign of stability in a period of turmoil.
EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union
EEU Summit in Bishkek: importance of establishing common electric power market within union A day of big politics in Bishkek. As many as two meetings on the highest of levels were held on April 14, 2017 in Bishkek. The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting and the informal conversation of the CSTO leaders. The development of international cooperation and regional security was on the agenda. As Alexander Lukashenko stated, the aims and the tasks of the EEU are close to many countries, and that is why it is important to attract new investors and enter new markets.
Vladimir Makei about EEU: Accession to this organization mustn’t be automatic
Vladimir Makei about EEU: Accession to this organization mustn’t be automatic On a related note, now all the members of the CIS have the observer status in the EEU. However, there must be a special approach towards this matter. Vladimir Makei, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus:The accession to this organization mustn’t be automatic. Appropriate and framework documents must be developed   They will specify the observer status and the rights the observer states can enjoy, and what their responsibilities must be.

14.04.2017

Belarusian, Moldovan presidents meet in Kyrgyzstan April 14
Belarusian, Moldovan presidents meet in Kyrgyzstan April 14 Bishkek is hosting the session of the Supreme Economic Council of the EEU and informal meeting of the leaders of the CSTO member states. The head of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, arrived to the capital of Kyrgyzstan to participate in the talks. In the morning, Alexander Lukashenko held talks with Moldovan President Igor Dodon. The Belarusian leader expressed confidence that the countries will be able to advance their relations, despite the difficulties.
White Legion members in Belarus charged with establishment of illegal armed formation
White Legion members in Belarus charged with establishment of illegal armed formation The journalistic investigation White Legion of Black Souls revealed the true values ​​of the organization, which was preparing to go to the streets with arms on March 25. Its participants during many years have been forging ties with Ukrainian radicals and have been adopting their combat experience. The outlook and ideology of those seemingly ordinary people was based exclusively on the theory of ethnic superiority and countering the authorities using force. Their plans included not only provocations, but also terrorist attacks.
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in Kyrgyzstan on working visit Belarus President's visit to Kyrgyzstan has begun. Belarus board No1 has landed in Bishkek.  The Belarusian leader will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. One of the main themes is convergence with third countries. The agenda of the meeting also includes security issues: Alexander Lukashenko will take part in an informal meeting of heads of CSTO member states.

13.04.2017

Minsk, Moscow find solution to oil and gas dispute
Minsk, Moscow find solution to oil and gas dispute The Russian government has approved a package of documents on oil and gas issues with Belarus. Minsk and Moscow have found a solution that satisfies both sides. Until 2024, 24 million tons of Russian oil will be delivered to Belarus every year. 
Belarus President departs for Kyrgyzstan on working visit
Belarus President departs for Kyrgyzstan on working visit President Alexander Lukashenko has gone on a working visit to Kyrgyzstan. The plane of the head of state took off from the National Airport Minsk. In Bishkek, the Belarusian leader will take part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. One of the main themes is rapprochement with third countries. About fifty states expressed their desire to cooperate with the Eurasian Economic Union. Security issues are also on the agenda.
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations
Political analyst Kirill Koktysh on Belarus-Russia relations Kirill Koktysh, a famous expert in foreign policy, docent of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, shared with the CTV Channel several aspects of Belarus-Russia relations after negotiations in Saint Petersburg between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin.Good afternoon, Mr. Koktysh. Mr. Koktysh: Good afternoon.We met at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements. What achievements can Belarusians and Russians boast?

12.04.2017

Neither Russia nor USA will press red button, Belarus President says
Neither Russia nor USA will press red button, Belarus President says Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko commented on US actions in Syria during his speech in Rechitsa. How does the Belarus President explain the actions of Donald Trump? Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:We do not need to get involved in adventures and in no case can the collision between the two major nuclear powers, Russia and America, be allowed. I think this is just an information war.

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