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26.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Angolan Foreign Minister
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Angolan Foreign Minister Belarus is interested in expanding cooperation with African states. It was stated by President Lukashenko on June 26, 2017 during a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Angola Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti.   Belarus and Angola have long-standing relations. The diplomatic contacts of the countries are 22 years old. However, cooperation activated only in the recent couple of years.
Bundestag MPs on 26th session of OSCE PA in Minsk
Bundestag MPs on 26th session of OSCE PA in Minsk An even more ambitious political forum will be held in Minsk in early July. About 600 eminent personalities from 56 countries will come to Belarus to take part in the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Most of all are from the United States and one of the largest delegations will be from Germany.
Trần Đại Quang to visit Belarus on June 26-28
Trần Đại Quang to visit Belarus on June 26-28 The President of Belarus will hold talks with the leader of Vietnam, Trần Đại Quang, who will visit Minsk on June 26-28. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is scheduled to meet with Trần Đại Quang on Tuesday June 27. The one-on-one meeting will take place in the Palace of Independence followed by an expanded meeting involving members of the Belarusian and Vietnamese delegations. The parties will discuss the full range of bilateral cooperation matters.

25.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets CEI Foreign Ministers
Alexander Lukashenko meets CEI Foreign Ministers The fourth terrorist act in London in four months. Brussels is once again in panic-suicide bomber shot at a railway station. Dozens of people killed in Afghanistan and dozens of people killed in Pakistan. And another terrorist attack… If it carries on as it, the mass media will stop telling people about such events.

23.06.2017

How can Belarus influence CEI development?
How can Belarus influence CEI development? Build bridges instead of iron curtains: this was the urge of the Belarus President as he met with the foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative member countries. The conversation turned out to be thorough and frank. Among the topics discussed were efforts to combat terrorism, migration, the expansion of transport infrastructure, the acceleration of trade flows and the development of logistics services.

22.06.2017

Belarus Foreign Minister: Belarus’ chairmanship in CEI will contribute to solution of common economic and social issues
Belarus Foreign Minister: Belarus’ chairmanship in CEI will contribute to solution of common economic and social issues This was stated by Belarus’ Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei after the CEI member states meeting finished. At the forum, the sides agreed on uniting efforts for reaching important aims, including stability in the region. However, the main attention participants of the forum dedicated to economic cooperation. Important steps which can establish trade relations – development of transport sector, logistics, harmonization of customs procedures and implementation of paperless trade system.
CEI Deputy Secretary General about Belarus’ chairmanship in organization
CEI Deputy Secretary General about Belarus’ chairmanship in organization President Lukashenko urged to build bridges with different integration structures on the continent. The Head of state held a meeting with foreign affairs ministers of the CEI member states. The meeting turned out to be substantive. Counterterrorism, migration issues, development of transport infrastructure, acceleration of trade flows and development of logistics services. These are some of the issues touched upon.
President Lukashenko: CEI is another chance for Belarus to improve relations with EU
President Lukashenko: CEI is another chance for Belarus to improve relations with EU The President of Belarus urged the Central European Initiative members to build bridges between the various integration structures on the continent. The head of state held a meeting with the foreign ministers of the CEI member states. The conversation turned out to be thorough and touched efforts to combat terrorism, the situation in migration, the expansion of transport infrastructure, the acceleration of trade flows and the development of logistics services. These are just some of the topics.
Belarusian, Hungarian MFAs sign cooperation agreement
Belarusian, Hungarian MFAs sign cooperation agreement The relations between Belarus and the European Union were discussed on June 22 at the meeting of Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Hungary. During the talks Péter Szijjártó stressed that Hungary stands for a fair approach of the EU to Belarus. In particular, the minister stressed that the main thing now is to develop mutually beneficial cooperation between the European Union and Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko meeting with CEI foreign ministers in Palace of Independence
Alexander Lukashenko meeting with CEI foreign ministers in Palace of Independence Historical memory makes us especially appreciate peace and prosperity, stressed President Alexander Lukashenko on June 22 meeting with foreign ministers and heads of national delegations of the countries participating in the Central European Initiative. The negotiations are being held in the Palace of Independence.  It is equally important for Belarus to develop cooperation with the East and West, without making an artificial choices between them, the Belarusian leader added. 
Lukáš Kaucký: We appreciate Belarus' contribution to CEI during chairmanship
Lukáš Kaucký: We appreciate Belarus' contribution to CEI during chairmanship Participants of the meeting of the heads of the foreign policy departments of the Central European Initiative arrived in Belarus on June 21.

20.06.2017

Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future
Belarus to discuss key issues in relations with Russia in near future The upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State should be effective and give practical results, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko today during a working meeting with State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota. The agenda of the forthcoming meeting was in the center of attention. The key issues of the relationship between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus will be reviewed, as well as trade and economic relations, the social sphere and the engineering complex of the two countries.
President Lukashenko to participate in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's opening session
President Lukashenko to participate in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's opening session Speaker of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko has reported to the Belarus President on preparations for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. It is expected that during the session Minsk will welcome representatives of more than fifty states.
Makei: Interaction between Belarus and EU proves effective
Makei: Interaction between Belarus and EU proves effective The Belarusian foreign minister, during his visit to Luxembourg, suggested that the policy of dialogue and interaction with Minsk be taken into account when preparing the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit scheduled for autumn 2017. Speaking at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EaP member countries Vladimir Makei cited concrete facts confirming the effectiveness of the policy of interaction between Belarus and the European Union.
European Commission to assess Belarusian NPP stress tests
European Commission to assess Belarusian NPP stress tests The main equipment at the first power unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) has been installed, said Russian construction experts on June 19 in Moscow. The large-scale forum Atomexpo is underway there at the moment. The Belarusian stand has been presented here too.

19.06.2017

We are ready to prove Belarusian NPP is absolutely safe, Vladimir Semashko says
We are ready to prove Belarusian NPP is absolutely safe, Vladimir Semashko says Every time, approaching the Lithuanian border, in the vicinity of Ostrovets you can't help but look at the new units of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. Belarusians have mixed feelings: anxiety, brought by the "Chernobyl virus", reliability, fundamentalism and pride for these monolithic constructions that look no less magnificent from afar than the Egyptian pyramids.

18.06.2017

President Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected areas
President Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected areas Belarus is successful in different sectors. However, there is another thing that makes Belarus be the first one in the world. It will be only in the 25th century when the level of radiation in the affected Chernobyl area will come down to normal. What else can happen in the nearest centuries? However, people need to live today, to get over the problems for today and for generations which are yet to come.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members
Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members Energy security is one of the most important subjects on the agenda today. Powerful states do everything possible to control the sources of this energy. Today there are many threats in the European region. Belarus may get indirectly involved into the processes due to political, geographical and economic reasons. Belarus is one of the members of the CIS.

17.06.2017

President Lukashenko about progress in Chernobyl affected lands
President Lukashenko about progress in Chernobyl affected lands Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the progress on the rehabilitation of the affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe zones. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 16, 2017 when he was visiting the Polesie State Radioecological Reserve.
Alexander Lukashenko: Price formation in Belarus is on special watch list
Alexander Lukashenko: Price formation in Belarus is on special watch list After his working visit, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the journalists. According to the results of a sociological research, price regulation is one of the topical issues which worries three quarters of Belarusians. President Lukashenko said that the situation with price formation in Belarus is on a special control list.
Alexander Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected lands
Alexander Lukashenko about Chernobyl affected lands After his working visit, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the journalists. The President often visits Gomel region. It was one of the most problematic areas not so long ago because of the high pollution level. The representatives of mass media were interested in the details of the work done to restore the Chernobyl affected lands. What achievements in this area are the most important for the President? What else must be done so that life on these lands is comfortable and safe?
President Lukashenko: Turov cross will be restored
President Lukashenko: Turov cross will be restored After his working visit to Khoiniki district, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the journalists. Gomel region is famous for hard-working people and picturesque landscapes. It has a rich history. Turov is proof to it. Regional journalists couldn’t but ask about the destiny of the local relic. More than half a century ago icons which decorated the Turov cross were found at the excavations. Will the Orthodox church be restored?
Alexander Lukashenko visits Khoiniki district
Alexander Lukashenko visits Khoiniki district Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the progress on the rehabilitation of the affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe zones. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 16, 2017 when he was visiting the Polesie State Radioecological Reserve. The President was told about the radiation situation in the area, about the ecological processes in the reserve.

16.06.2017

Belarus, Russia premiers meet in St.Petersburg June 16
Belarus, Russia premiers meet in St.Petersburg June 16 The Prime Ministers of Belarus Russia met in St. Petersburg June 16. They discussed cooperation between the two countries. The city on the Neva River is hosting the meeting of the Belarus-Russia Union State Council.  Prior to the meeting, bilateral talks between the governments took place too. Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev discussed some issues on the agenda.
Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states
Belarus President on West 2017 drills: Nobody is going to neglect security of states The CSTO member states are able to solve internal problems in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization, said on June 15 the President of Belarus at a meeting with the secretaries of the Security Council of the Tashkent Treaty.
Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills
Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills For the first time the military of Belarus and Russia are building bridges and organizing ferries. Now, army units don't consider water a barrier. The redeployment of equipment on special bridges is possible thanks to the engineering troops of Belarus and a special Russian battalion. The coordination of their actions was practiced on the Dnieper River.

15.06.2017

Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time
Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time CSTO member countries are able to resolve internal conflicts in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization. This is the message Alexander Lukashenko sent to the secretaries of the CSTO Security Council.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Xi Jinping on his birthday
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Xi Jinping on his birthday Our personal friendship and friendship of Belarus and China is strong and remains such "in any weather". Such words were addressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping by the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko. The leader of China celebrates his birthday on June 15.
Local elections in Belarus may take place on February 18, 2018
Local elections in Belarus may take place on February 18, 2018 The Central Election Commission of Belarus suggests holding elections to the local councils of deputies on February 18, 2018. This date is most probable and fits in the period provided for by the Electoral Code. The final decision on the day of the election is taken by the head of state, who must sign an appropriate decree.
Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons
Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons Belarus will always be true to its obligations on the collective forces of the CSTO's rapid reaction, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the CSTO. In 2017, Belarus chairs the CSTO, the organization founded 15 years ago.

14.06.2017

Belarus wants to end dispute with Lithuania over Ostrovets NPP
Belarus wants to end dispute with Lithuania over Ostrovets NPP Belarus wants to end dispute with Lithuania over Ostrovets NPP by the end of this week. This was announced on June 13 by the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. According to Vladimir Semashko, the claims of the Lithuanian side lie more in the political plane than in security issues. The Vice-Premier drew attention to the fact that the site of the NPP in Ostrovets is inspected by a number of foreign experts, including representatives of the IAEA.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus stands for modern weaponizing of rapid reaction collective forces
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus stands for modern weaponizing of rapid reaction collective forces Belarus will always remain loyal to its obligations on the CSTO's collective rapid reaction forces, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty. Belarus chairs in the Organization in 2017. During the 15 years of its existence, much has been done, but more has to be done. Among the proposals of Alexander Lukashenko is

13.06.2017

Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus will always remain loyal to its obligations on the CSTO's collective rapid reaction forces, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty. The situation in the zone of responsibility of the CSTO is becoming more acute, but Belarus is not going to use weapons without a need.
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 The drills of the Collective Rapid Response Force of the CSTO will be held in 2018 in Kyrgyzstan. The Council of Ministers of Defense of the CSTO member states has adopted an action plan for 2018. The plan provides for joint exercises involving Russian peacekeeping forces, the collective rapid reaction forces of Tajikistan, and the reconnaissance units of Kazakhstan. All measures are aimed at increasing the effectiveness of response to crisis situations, both in the CSTO's responsibility zone and beyond.

12.06.2017

Day of Russia celebrated on June 12
Day of Russia celebrated on June 12 Russia Day is celebrated on June 12. This is one of Russia's main state holidays. Festivities and concerts are held throughout the country. Festivals, fairs and free tours are held in Moscow. The holiday will end with a spectacular fireworks display - about 500 volleys from Red Square. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President Vladimir Putin on Russia's Day.
Tomislav Nikolic on cooperation between Belarus and Serbia
Big interview with Tomislav Nikolic on Belarus-Serbia cooperation The very name - the Shanghai Cooperation Organization - hints not only at the geographical location where it was established. (By the way, the working languages ​​in the SCO are Russian and Chinese). China's influence in the modern world is undeniable.

11.06.2017

How should Belarus react to NATO military drills?
How should Belarus react to NATO military drills? The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, reminded of herself with her fantasies about Belarus. The phrase about “aggressive games” in an interview to a national TV company resulted in calling the Ambassador of Lithuania to Belarus to the Internal Affairs carpet. It is unusual to hear such eloquence from the President of the country the relations with which are tied by the Neighbourliness Agreement. However, the reasons for such announcements are quite clear. Lithuania and other countries bordering with Belarus have been flooded with NATO troops.
Belarus’ exhibits at EXPO 2017
Belarus’ exhibits at EXPO 2017 The International Exhibition EXPO 2017 opened for visitors on June 10, 2017. Belarus’ exposition is presented in Astana as well. The main peculiarity of Belarus’ is maximum of interactivity. A modern electobus, mock-ups of Belarusian road and agricultural machinery. A lot of attention is being pade to The Silk Way as well. What is more, everyone who wishes to can get a part of Belarus before the 10th of Septeber.
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine Food and hygene products. Belarus sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The ministry of Emergency situations will hold a course for Kiev in a couple of hours of time, from where the humanitarian aid will be transferred to the Red Cross mission. Its is planned that the aid will be transferred to the war-torn areas from there.
Results of President Lukashenko’s visit to Astana
Results of President Lukashenko’s visit to Astana The main political news is from Astana, where the SCO summit was held. All in all, there are eight participants of this organization. Belarus has an observer status in it, but the way that President Lukashenko was met and the fact that he was given the opportunity to address the summit participants says a lot.
Alexander Lukashenko about India, Pakistan joining SCO
Alexander Lukashenko about India, Pakistan joining SCO Security and economic dimension. Alexander Lukashenko outlined the Belarusian priorities in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

09.06.2017

Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world
Belarus President: SCO will not allow destabilizing situation in the world Alexander Lukashenko outlined the Belarusian priorities in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This morning, the head of state arrived in Astana's Palace of Independence to participate in the summit. After a joint photo session, a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO members in an expanded format began. Today, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is one of the most influential communities that occupies more than 60% of the territory of Eurasia. It unites 18 countries: 6 participants, 6 observers and 6 dialogue partners.
Estonian MPs discuss Belarus-EU cooperation in Minsk
Estonian MPs discuss Belarus-EU cooperation in Minsk Estonia is interested in stepping up cooperation with Belarus. A parliamentary delegation from that country has arrived in Minsk. Meeting with Belarusian MPs Estonian deputies asked about security issues, as well as Belarus' goals for building relations with the EU. From July 1, Estonia presides in the European Union and in this connection it is ready to help strengthen contacts with European countries. The Baltic partners see a special potential in culture and tourism.
SCO summit in Astana to adopt documents aimed at combating terrorism, Vladimir Makei says
SCO summit in Astana to adopt documents aimed at combating terrorism, Vladimir Makei says Eleven documents are planned to be signed at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). These include the agreement on joint counteraction to extremism and terrorism.
Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss bilateral relations, foreign policy
Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss bilateral relations, foreign policy Alexander Lukashenko has begun a two-day visit to Kazakhstan The plane of the head of state landed at the Astana airport in the afternoon and the leaders of the two countries met immediately after Mr Lukashenko's arrival. The presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan discussed the agenda of bilateral relations. Among the other things they touched on interaction in integration associations. On June 9, Alexander Lukashenko will attend a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

08.06.2017

Belarus President to visit Astana
Belarus President to visit Astana Alexander Lukashenko will pay a working visit to Kazakhstan on June 8-9. The President of Belarus will take part in the meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, where he will voice Belarus' position on the further development of the organization. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will hold in Astana a number of bilateral meetings, as well as take part in the opening ceremony of the international exhibition EXPO-2017, where the Belarusian stand will open too.

07.06.2017

Moldova Premier visits High Tech Park in Minsk
Moldova Premier visits High Tech Park in Minsk As many as 3,500 new working places were created in the High Tech Park in 2016. The prospective of cooperation and success of Belarus in the IT sector were discussed in the Park together with the Moldavian Premier on June 7, 2017. Pavel Filip was the Minister of Information Technologies’ before 2016, so it is not surprising that he pays a lot of attention to the IT sector.
President Lukashenko to go on working visit to Kazakhstan 8-9 June
President Lukashenko to go on working visit to Kazakhstan 8-9 June Alexander Lukashenko will go on a working visit to Kazakhstan from on June 8-9, 2017. Belarus’ President will take part in the session of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Belarusian leader will speak about Belarus’ position on further development of the organization; he will touch upon economic issues as well.
Belarus demands explanations from Lithuania following Dalia Grybauskaitė's words
Belarus demands explanations from Lithuania following Dalia Grybauskaitė's words The ambassador of Lithuania to Belarus on June 6 was summoned to the Foreign Ministry of Belarus following the statements of Grybauskaite. On June 5, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, in an interview with local media, offered to strengthen the country's eastern borders with air defense systems and called (citation) the existence of Russia and Belarus the main threat to the Baltic States.

06.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Moldova can count on Belarus as reliable and open for cooperation partner
Alexander Lukashenko: Moldova can count on Belarus as reliable and open for cooperation partner Moldova can count on Belarus as a reliable and open for cooperation partner. It was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 6, 2017. The President met with the Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip.
Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest
Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest Joint tactic military drills “Slavic brotherhood” began near Brest on June 6, 2017. More than 800 soldiers from Belarus, Serbia and Russia and more than 100 military units partake in the exercises. Soldiers from three countries will master antiterrorist actions.

05.06.2017

Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends
Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends A joint statement was signed on June 5 by the heads of the foreign ministries of Belarus and Russia. It emphasizes that the two countries will continue to strengthen cooperation in the world arena, advocate for integration in the CIS and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market Over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, cooperation between Belarus and Russia has steadily expanded and deepened. This was again confirmed on June 5 in Moscow by the foreign ministries of the two countries. Currently, trade and economic cooperation is at a high level. Belarus is Russia's main partner among the CIS countries and the fourth in the world. All regions are involved in establishing such close ties. The dialogue is also established in the political and humanitarian spheres.

02.06.2017

Minsk Dialogue conference underway in Belarus capital
Minsk Dialogue conference underway in Belarus capital Belarus strives for equal trade and economic relations with all foreign partners, said on June 2 Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei at an international conference within the framework of the Minsk Dialogue Initiative.

31.05.2017

CIS heads of state’s Council meeting expected to be held in Sochi October 11
CIS heads of state’s Council meeting expected to be held in Sochi October 11 The Council meeting of CIS heads of states is planned to be held in Sochi On October 11, 2017. It was stated by Sergei Lebedev, the Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary. The agenda of the leaders is currently being formed. It is known that the issues of the agenda will touch upon the CIS integration potential and deepening the partnership of the organization’s members.
Social government block accounts to deputies and senators
Social government block accounts to deputies and senators Belarusian universities won’t be training unwanted specialists in the economy sector, increase of unemployment benefits shouldn’t be expected, first-aid stations and schools in villages will be closed with consent of local residents. The social government block accounted to deputies and senators on May 31, 2017. As many as 20 issues were raised in the Oval Hall: from personal issues to widely spread topics in the society. The main newsmaker of the two-hour dialogue was Vasily Zharko, Belarus’ Vice Prime Minister.

30.05.2017

Belarus interested in multi-faceted cooperation with Thailand
Belarus interested in multi-faceted cooperation with Thailand Belarus is interested in multi-faceted cooperation with Thailand. The strengthening of interparliamentary and economic relations with the Kingdom was discusses in the Parliament on May 30, 2017.

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”.

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