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14.10.2016

CSTO Collective Security Council in Yerevan: What issues will be raised?
CSTO Collective Security Council in Yerevan: What issues will be raised? Yerevan is preparing to host the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The heads of countries participating in the military-political alliance are going to discuss a collective security strategy until 2025. A serious discussion is planned on the measures to combat terrorism. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will also take part in the summit. The head of state will announce key security priorities for all alliance members.
Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to Armenia
Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to Armenia The President of Belarus has departed for Armenia, where he is expected to make a working visit. Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the summit of the leaders of the CSTO member states. On the morning of October 14 his plane took off from National Airport Minsk and headed for Yerevan. At the session of the Collective Security Council, Belarus will become chairman of the CSTO, which includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
Lower chamber of Belarus' parliament forms standing commissions
Lower chamber of Belarus' parliament forms standing commissions On October 13, there became known the names of heads of the 14 permanent commissions of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Belarus Parliament. Many of them have retained the chairmanship from the previous convocation. Addressing colleagues, members of parliament announced their proposals and plans for the four years of work. Thus, MPs intend to complete the judicial reform and introduce mediation in criminal law.
Belarus to take part in CSTO summit in Yerevan October 14
Belarus to take part in CSTO summit in Yerevan October 14 A CSTO summit will be held on October 14 in Yerevan. Taking part in it will be the Belarus President. Alexander Lukashenko will present the position of our country on the priority areas during the presidency of Belarus in this organization. Until today, Armenia has been holding the chairmanship. The participants will also exchange views on the international situation, will consider topical issues of collective security and counter-terrorism. Following the session, more than 20 documents are expected to be signed.

13.10.2016

Belarus' upper chamber of parliament of 6th convocation begins work
Belarus' upper chamber of parliament of 6th convocation begins work The Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of Belarus parliament, now includes new faces and retains an experienced leader. Belarusian senators of the sixth convocation have started to work following the September 2016 parliamentary elections. On the first day of the first session the parliamentarians adopted a strategy for the four-year work.

12.10.2016

Mikhail Myasnikovich becomes speaker of Belarus’ Council of Republic, Marianna Shchetkina is vice-speaker
Mikhail Myasnikovich becomes speaker of Belarus’ Council of Republic, Marianna Shchetkina is vice-speaker Mikhail Myasnikovich became a speaker of the Belarus’ Council of Republic, and Marianna Shchetkina became a vice-speaker. About 90% of the 6th convocation of the Parliament are new people. There are doctors, teachers, diplomats and heads of industrial and agricultural enterprises among them.
Vladimir Andreichenko: Belarus' parliament may adopt about 50 new bills
Vladimir Andreichenko: Belarus' parliament may adopt about 50 new bills The House of Representatives has decided on the main areas of legislative activity. On October 11 110 members of the VI convocation of the lower chamber of Belarus' parliament got down to work. This parliament includes several famous persons, for example singer Irina Dorofeeva. Yevgeny Pustovoi, CTV:Is it a good number - 105?
New convocation of Belarus parliament's upper house to begin work October 12
New convocation of Belarus parliament's upper house to begin work October 12 The new composition of the Upper House of the Belarusian Parliament, the Council of the Republic, is to begin its work on 12 October. This will be the first session for the sixth convocation. Following elections in their regions, the Council of the Republic includes heads of leading industrial complexes, farms, party leaders, and doctors. The city of Minsk and each of the six regions chose eight representatives. Eight more are appointed by the President, according to the Constitution.

11.10.2016

Vladimir Andreichenko elected Chairman of the House of Representatives
Vladimir Andreichenko elected Chairman of lower chamber of Belarus parliament Former chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko has retained his post following October 11 voting at the first session of the parliament of the sixth convocation. He previously headed the past two convocations of parliament. The current composition of parliament includes lawyers, doctors, economists, sportsmen, farmers and creative people.
Belarus and Pakistan are friends forever: political and economic results of Belarus’ President’s visit to Islamabad
Belarus and Pakistan are friends forever: political and economic results of Belarus’ President’s visit to Islamabad Alexander Lukashenko has recently made a number of visits to very important countries. For instance, China enlisted Belarus among its most important partners. Besides Belarus, China has close cooperation with Russia, Great Britain and Pakistan, the main corridor of the Silk Road. After the visit to China, Alexander Lukashenko went to Pakistan. There was an idea to make directs flights from Minsk to Islamabad, so that it is easier for businessmen to meet and discuss common projects.
House of Representatives of the 6th convocation to start work October 11
House of Representatives of the 6th convocation to start work October 11 The new composition of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly (the lower chamber) will start fulfilling its direct duties on October 11. 110 members of the parliament will take seat in the new parliament, 28 of whom are active and experienced MPs. It is they who will be responsible for organizational issues. At the first session, the parliamentarians will choose the leadership of the House of Representatives, as well as discuss the list of permanent commissions.

10.10.2016

Belarus and Pakistan: relations between countries
Belarus and Pakistan: Relations set to intensify? Pakistan has determined the priorities for the foreign policy in relation to Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko agreed with the authorities to take the relations between Belarus and Pakistan to the next level and to increase the turnover up to 1 billiard dollars a year. More than 200 million people live on the territory of Pakistan. Pakistan has a GDP of $230bn and might enter the top 11 countries with the largest economies.
Belarus, Poland discuss cooperation matters in Warsaw on October 10
Belarus, Poland discuss cooperation matters in Warsaw on October 10 Rapprochement and openness. Principles of cooperation of Belarus and Poland were discussed October 10 by the foreign ministers of the two countries. Vladimir Makei is on a working visit to Warsaw. A quarter of a century ago a Declaration on Good-neighborliness, mutual recognition and co-operation between the states was signed. Now Belarus and Poland are on the threshold of a new quality of relations, where there is no room for any distrust.
Belarusian-Polish cooperation to be discussed in Warsaw October 10
Belarusian-Polish cooperation to be discussed in Warsaw October 10 Belarusian-Polish cooperation will be discussed on October 10 in Warsaw. Belarus will be represented by the foreign minister. Vladimir Makei is set to meet with his Polish counterpart, as well as other representatives of the Polish leadership. In recent years, the countries have intensified their political and economic dialogue significantly. In 2016 alone, Belarus was visited by numerous delegations of ministries and departments; inter-parliamentary cooperation was renewed. Moreover, Belarus and Poland's intergovernmental commissions are working intensively.

09.10.2016

What worries Belarusians and government: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs
What worries Belarusians and President: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs The President of Belarus addressed the Parliament when MPs of the 5th convocation were passing their mandates to the 6th convocation. Both chamber of the National Assembly gathered in the Oval Hall. The President had just returned from Uzbekistan and Pakistan. Alexander Lukashenko was full of energy and as usual, without a paper he was talking for two hours about what worries people. He was talking not only about the worries but also about successes. Alexander Lukashenko mentioned the results of his recent overseas visits and Belarus’ achievements.
Alexander Lukashenko: I’m sure Uzbekistan will become powerful country in Central Asia
Alexander Lukashenko: I’m sure Uzbekistan will become powerful country in Central Asia President Alexander Lukashenko visited one more important country on his way back from Pakistan. Alexander Lukashenko landed in Uzbekistan. The Belarus President visited the tomb of Islam Karimov in Samarkand. He also met with the widow of the deceased President. According to Alexander Lukashenko, he had a very productive meeting with Acting President of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

08.10.2016

Export, business, housing and utility services: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs
Export, business, housing and utility services: Alexander Lukashenko addresses MPs Overcoming the negative trends in the economy, steady rate of development, the growing authority of Belarus in the international arena and the need to maintain a balanced foreign policy were the topics about which the President of Belarus spoke on October 7 addressing MPs from both chambers of the Belarusian parliament.

07.10.2016

Continuity, reforms, foreign policy: Alexander Lukashenko addresses Belarusian parliamentarians
Continuity, reforms, foreign policy: Alexander Lukashenko addresses Belarusian parliamentarians Overcoming the negative trends in the economy, steady rate of development, the growing authority of Belarus in the international arena and the need to maintain a balanced foreign policy were the topics about which the President of Belarus spoke on October 7 addressing MPs from both chambers of the Belarusian parliament.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on his birthday
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Vladimir Putin on his birthday Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his birthday on 7 October. The Russian leader is turning 64. Alexander Lukashenko sent congratulations to his colleague. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus: The Republic of Belarus is interested in fruitful cooperation with Russia in all areas, and the deepening of equal and effective cooperation in the integration formats.
Belarus' parliament of 6th convocation to begin work on October 11-12
Belarus' parliament of 6th convocation to begin work on October 11-12 A joint meeting of both chambers of the Belarusian parliament will take place in the Oval Hall of the Government House on October 7. It will bring together members of the former convocation of the parliament and the newly elected deputies. Participating in the meeting will be President Alexander Lukashenko. It is expected that the Belarusian leader will deliver an address and present state awards to members of parliament of the fifth convocation of the National Assembly.
Belarus President to take part in joint session of both houses of Parliament
Belarus President to take part in joint session of both houses of Parliament A joint meeting of both chambers of the Belarusian parliament will take place in the Oval Hall of the Government House on October 7. It will bring together members of the former convocation of the parliament and the newly elected deputies. Participating in the meeting will be Alexander Lukashenko. It is expected that the President will deliver an address and present state awards to members of parliament of the fifth convocation of the National Assembly.
Belarus' upper chamber of parliament finishes last working session fruitfully
Belarus' upper chamber of parliament finishes last working session fruitfully The budget for 2017 and the tax code were approved on October 6 at the final session of the 5th convocation of the Council of the Republic, which is the upper chamber of the Belarus parliament. The main financial document was adopted taking into account social orientation and considers the credit obligations of Belarus. The thickness of the national purse remains the same as in 2016, while the tax burden on the economy will fall, with spending on education and health care set to grow. Increase in salaries and pensions is expected too.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Belarus and Uzbekistan have a lot of common points in economy
Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Belarus and Uzbekistan have a lot of common points in economy From Pakistan, the President of Belarus went on a working visit to Uzbekistan. On October 6 the presidential plane landed at the airport of Samarkand. Near the plane, Alexander Lukashenko was met by Acting President of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. He accompanied Alexander Lukashenko to the cemetery where the first president of Uzbekistan is buried. The Belarus President laid flowers to the tomb of Islam Karimov.

06.10.2016

President of Belarus arrives in Uzbekistan for working visit
President of Belarus arrives in Uzbekistan for working visit From Pakistan the President of Belarus went on a working visit to Uzbekistan. On October 6 the presidential plane landed at the airport of Samarkand. Alexander Lukashenko was met by the Acting President of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Accompanied by him, Alexander Lukashenko visited the cemetery where the first president of Uzbekistan is buried. He laid flowers to the tomb of Islam Karimov. Then, in the Palace of Forums, Alexander Lukashenko talked to the widow of the deceased president and expressed his condolences.
Alexander Lukashenko completes official visit to Pakistan
Alexander Lukashenko ends official visit to Pakistan On October 6, the President of Belarus concluded the official visit to Pakistan. The plane of the head of state took off from the airbase "Nur Khan." Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accompanied Alexander Lukashenko at the airport
Relations between Belarus and Pakistan to reach political level
Relations between Belarus and Pakistan to reach political level Multi-million contracts and confirmation of the mutual commitment to the development of friendly relations. The Belarusian President continues his official visit to Islamabad. Yesterday Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif agreed to cooperate on the principles of mutual trust and reach for close cooperation with third countries. They also talked about the establishment of joint ventures in the food sector. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:Belarus and Pakistan should be more active

05.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko receives highest state award of Moldova
Alexander Lukashenko receives highest state award of Moldova Alexander Lukashenko receives the highest state award of Moldova, the Order of the Republic. The decree was signed by Nicolae Timofti on October, 5. Thus, the President of Moldova expressed his profound gratitude to the Belarusian leader for the merits in the development of the cooperation and mutual understanding between the two countries, and for the support of Moldova during its economic hardships.
Belarus and Pakistan to cooperate in nuclear energy sector
Belarus and Pakistan to cooperate in nuclear energy sector Belarus and Pakistan are going to develop friendly relations. Alexander Lukashenko is on an official visit to that South Asian country. The Head of State held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The meeting began with the welcome ceremony, taking part in which was the guard of honor.
Belarus, Pakistan sign $55m worth of contracts
Belarus, Pakistan sign almost $55m worth of contracts On October 4, first deals were signed in Pakistan as Belarusian businessmen have started their business program timed to the visit to that country of the Belarus President. And while Belarusian machine builders had already found path to Pakistan, today's contracts for Belarusian light industry can be without exaggeration called a competitive breakthrough to that incredibly complex market, given Pakistan's world leadership in the production of cotton.
Alexander Lukashenko's plane lands in Pakistan October 4
Alexander Lukashenko's plane lands in Pakistan October 4 The night before, on October 4, board No1 of the Belarusian head of state landed at the airbase Nur Khan. In the plane Alexander Lukashenko met Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In honor of the arrival of the Belarus President, 21 artillery salvos sounded. A three-day program of the visit of Alexander Lukashenko is rich. The President is expected to hold talks with the Prime Minister and President of the Islamic Republic, as well as the leadership of the Pakistani parliament.

04.10.2016

Belarus President goes on official visit to Pakistan
Belarus President, after trip to China, goes on official visit to Pakistan Alexander Lukashenko has gone on an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The Belarusian leader's plane headed for Islamabad from Minsk National Airport about an hour ago. The three-day visit includes talks at the highest level. The head of state will meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain, as well as with the leadership of the parliament. As a result the sides are expected to sign several bilateral documents. Alexander Lukashenko will also attend the opening of a business forum.

03.10.2016

Deputy Minister of Trade of Chile about Belarus-Chile cooperation
Deputy Minister of Trade of Chile about Belarus-Chile cooperation Chile plans to increase the turnover between Chile and Belarus by two times. The delegation of businessmen from Chile were exploring the possibility of the cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union. The priority is to open markets to each other. Deputy Minister of Trade of the Republic of Chile Andrés Rebolledo has answered questions of the program Week on the CTV Channel.
Belarus President to go on official visit to Pakistan October 4
Belarus President to go on official visit to Pakistan October 4 The press-service of the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, reported today that the President is going on an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan October 4. The visit will be marked by the talks at the highest level. The head of state will meet with the Prime Minister of that country Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain, as well as with the leadership of the Pakistani parliament.
Belarus President: People's interests above all when discussing new IMF loan program
Belarus President: People's interests above all when discussing new IMF loan program When discussing a new credit program for Belarus with the International Monetary Fund one shall be primarily based on the interests of the Belarusian people, said October 3 the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting on cooperation with the IMF. As examples the head of state cited the IMF's requirements for state property and on raising tariffs for housing and utilities. Alexander Lukashenko asked about the readiness of the government for such a change and how they can affect ordinary Belarusians.

02.10.2016

Belarus and Moldova plan to have turnover worth 400 million dollars
Belarus and Moldova plan to have turnover worth 400 million dollars Belarus and Moldova plan to reach the turnover that will account to 400 million dollars. The Prime Ministers of Belarus and Moldova announced this number in Chisinau on October 2. There are a lot of plans for joint projects as well. The promotion of such projects is the main aim of the Belarusian Prime Minister’s official visit to Moldova. Andrei Kobyakov will take part in the opening ceremony of Belarus-Moldova economic forum and in the session of the bilateral intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation.
“Reliable, comprehensive, mutually beneficial”: Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to China
“Reliable, comprehensive, mutually beneficial”: Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to China The territory of Belarus is 45 times less than the territory of China. The Chinese population is 145 bigger than the population of Belarus. The Belarusian GDP is also much less that one in China. However, from now on, such different countries like Belarus and China will be strategic partners.

01.10.2016

Results of Belarus’ President’s state visit to China: “Belarus is among four close friends”
Results of Belarus’ President’s state visit to China: “Belarus is among four close friends” On October 1, the results for the economy after the state visit of Alexander Lukashenko to China were announced. About $11 billion is the sum of the contracts that will be implemented. All the documents signed in Beijing are falling into four categories. The documents are related to political, investment, trade and humanitarian spheres. Nikolai Maksimov, political scientist:What do trustworthy relations mean? It means that China considers Belarus as its reliable partner.

30.09.2016

Belarus' President: China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world
Belarus' President: China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world China is one of the pillars of multipolarity and stability in the world, said Belarus' President September 30 speaking with students of Peking University. Alexander Lukashenko raised the topic of the situation in the world. The President noted that international politics today is characterized by strong competition of states in all spheres of life: economic, scientific and cultural.
Xi Jinping to Alexander Lukashenko: "I am very pleased that our agreements are being effectively implemented"
Xi Jinping to Alexander Lukashenko: "I am very pleased that our agreements are being effectively implemented" On the foundation of mutual benefit and strong friendship. Such atmosphere reigned at the meeting of the Belarusian and Chinese presidents on September 29 in Beijing. In a confidential atmosphere Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping talked for about an hour. And, despite the fact that the leaders regularly exchange visits, they do find lots of topics to discuss. After all, the relations of the strategic partners are developing dynamically and are being raised to a new level.
Alexander Lukashenko to Xi Jinping: We've made really serious progress in our cooperation
Alexander Lukashenko to Xi Jinping: We've made really serious progress in our cooperation Relations between Belarus and China are developing dynamically and are being raised to a new level. This was the topic of the September 29 talks of Alexander Lukashenko and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. The two leaders talked to each other for about an hour. And despite the fact that the sides exchange visits regularly, they always find topics to discuss. Today, the two countries appreciate the high level of cooperation. Since September 2015 alone, more than 40 visits to China of the Belarusian delegations took place.

29.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and China have achieved highest degree of trust
President Lukashenko: Belarus and China have achieved highest degree of trust Belarus and China have achieved a high degree of trust in their relations, said President Alexander Lukashenko September 29 meeting with the Chairman of the Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Yu Zhengsheng. These days Alexander Lukashenko is in Beijing for a state visit.
China is reliable partner of CIS, Sergei Lebedev says
China is reliable partner of CIS, Sergei Lebedev says CIS countries consider China a reliable and equal partner, said chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev in Minsk 28 September. Prospects for the development of integration, as well as preliminary results of the 25th anniversary of the CIS were discussed in Minsk September 28.      The Academy of Sciences brought together about 300 experts, including CIS Executive Committee officials, diplomats and politicians.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Silvio Berlusconi on 80th birthday
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Silvio Berlusconi on 80th birthday One of the most prominent European politicians Silvio Berlusconi is celebrating 80th anniversary on September 29. Four-time Prime Minister of Italy, determined the shape of the country for 20 years. Despite its venerable age, Berlusconi does not remain aloof from politics and still heads the party Forza Italia.
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Xi Jinping September 29
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Xi Jinping September 29 The visit of President of Belarus to China continues. Board number 1 landed at Beijing airport. The Belarus head of state was met with red carpet and a guard of honor. On September 29 in Beijing Mr Lukashenko is going to hold talks with President of China Xi Jinping. After the meeting the sides are expected to sign about 30 documents on the development of cooperation in political, economic and social spheres. A number of important bilateral meetings are also planned.

28.09.2016

Belarus President departs for China from Minsk
Belarus President departs for China on three-day visit President of Belarus has gone on a state visit to China. The Belarusian leader's plane headed for Beijing from the national airport Minsk.      The President's visit will last 3 days. In the capital of China, Mr Lukashenko is going to hold talks with President Xi Jinping. After the meeting the sides are expected to sign about 30 documents on the development of cooperation in political, economic and social spheres.
Sergey Lebedev: CIS countries regard China as reliable and equal partner
Sergey Lebedev: CIS countries regard China as reliable and equal partner CIS countries consider China a reliable and equal partner, said chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev in Minsk 28 September. Minsk is hosting an international forum dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the CIS. Taking part are more than 200 representatives of the Commonwealth countries. They are staff of government agencies, diplomatic missions, ambassadors and permanent representatives of the CIS countries, heads of the largest scientific and educational institutions.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Ilham Aliyev on people's support for constitutional changes
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Ilham Aliyev on people's support for constitutional changes The President of Belarus congratulated Azerbaijan's leader Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of convincing support by citizens of the constitutional changes in the country. Alexander Lukashenko noted that it demonstrates a high degree of public confidence in the political course of the Azerbaijani leadership.

27.09.2016

How to adapt current realities to CIS: Member states meet in Belarus
How to adapt current realities to CIS: Member states meet in Belarus How to adapt the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to modern realities? This question was central during the September 27 meeting of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives of CIS member states, which is taking place in Minsk. Representatives of the integration association are discussing the agreements reached at the anniversary summit of heads of CIS member states in Bishkek. Decisions were taken on 17 issues. Now they are to be examined in detail.

26.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko wants customs to improve work at clearance checkpoints
Alexander Lukashenko wants customs to improve work at clearance checkpoints President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the State Customs Committee to improve work at customs clearance points. On September 26 this matter was discussed at a meeting of the Head of State with Customs Committee chairman Yuri Senko. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that he intends to thoroughly analyze the state of affairs in the customs bodies of Belarus.
Belarus President to make state visit to China September 28 The President of Belarus is going to make a state visit to China on September 28-30. In Beijing, Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks with President of China Xi Jinping. Following the meeting, the sides are expected to sign 30 international documents on cooperation in the political, economic and social spheres. A number of important bilateral meetings are also planned. The President of Belarus is going to visit Peking University. He is set to communicate with the leadership of the university and students.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus will 'optimize' participation in integration projects with Russia Let’s talk about an important political and economic issue, which made headlines of Russian and Belarusian media. President Lukashenko met with the State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia and anxiously talked about the economic partnership. The pragmatism offered by Russia in relations with Belarus may now go off, according to the Chekhov's gun principle. This is what the President said on this occasion.

23.09.2016

Belarus, USA sign intergovernmental agreement for first time in 20 years
Belarus, USA sign intergovernmental agreement for first time in 20 years Belarus and the United States signed an intergovernmental agreement for the first time in 20 years. It concerns the protection and preservation of cultural values. At the signing ceremony, Belarus was represented by foreign minister Vladimir Makei. Mr Makei is now in New York at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. It is this very platform that became the site of a series of bilateral talks.

21.09.2016

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

20.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to decide on future of integration projects
Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to decide on future of integration projects On September 20, Alexander Lukashenko addressed the question concerning the future of common projects of Belarus and Russia at the meeting with Grigory Rapota, the State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State.
Alexander Lukashenko: deputies of previous convocation should be in demand
Alexander Lukashenko: deputies of previous convocation should be in demand The deputies of the previous convocation should be in demand. This was discussed at the meeting of the President and chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko. In addition, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Andreichenko discussed the future meeting of the deputies of the 5th and 6th convocations.

19.09.2016

New elected members of Belarus' Parliament
New elected members of Belarus' Parliament The Central Election Commission has announced the results of the parliamentary elections in Belarus. This is the case when there are two compositions of the Parliament. Present members haven’t left the Parliament yet. New members are already elected but haven’t started their work yet. About 75% of Belarusian voted during the elections. It’s a very high result for the European country. For instance, in Croatia, only 52% of people came to polling stations during their parliamentary elections.
Topical issues discussed at Council of CIS Heads of State
Topical issues discussed at Council of CIS Heads of State Everything changes in the world and everything is interconnected, even the ozone hole over Belarus is connected the ozone hole over the North Pole. All countries in the world are connected with each other willingly or unwillingly... Wllingly, 25 years ago, the former republics of the Soviet Union created the Commonwealth of Independent States. There are different opinions on the effectiveness of the CIS, but the fact that the union hasn’t fallen apart during 25 years says a lot. President Lukashenko took part in the Council of Heads of States of the CIS that was held in Bishkek.

15.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: further development of CIS countries’ economies depends on level of integration in field of customs affairs
Alexander Lukashenko: further development of CIS countries’ economies depends on level of integration in field of customs affairs The development of the economies of the CIS countries depends on the level of integration in the sphere of customs affairs. That was an announcement made by Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko at the 64th meeting of the Council of Heads of the CIS Customs Services. Belarus was one of the countries that established the CIS. The most important goals were to create favorable conditions for the development of economic and trade relations and the movement of citizens from one country to another one.
Minsk Executive Committee publishes new details of election campaign in Belarus
Minsk Executive Committee publishes new details of election campaign in Belarus On September 14, the Minsk Executive Committee published new details of the election campaign. It is known that there were elected 10 men and 10 women in Minsk. All of them have higher education. There are diplomats, experts in the industrial sphere, doctors, businessmen and teachers among them.
Lilia Ananich: Calls for misconduct to remain voice crying in wilderness
Lilia Ananich: Calls for misconduct to remain voice crying in wilderness The Minister of Information of Belarus has answered the questions about the parliamentary campaign of the program Week on the CTV Channel. If we speak about Internet sources, on the day of the elections there were some calls for inappropriate actions, despite the fact that it was banned. What do you think about it?
Heads of customs services of CIS countries to meet in Minsk on September 15
Heads of customs services of CIS countries to meet in Minsk on September 15 A common approach to the get-up of goods, the information security, and changes in the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods. The heads of custom services of the CIS countries will discuss the most urgent problems in Minsk on September 15. There are more than ten issues on the agenda connected with the development of the cooperation between partners. Moreover, there will be a solemn event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the foundation of customs authorities in Belarus.

14.09.2016

Belarus’ President meets with CSTO Secretary General
Belarus’ President meets with CSTO Secretary General On September 13, Alexander Lukashenko met with Secretary General of the CSTO Nikolai Bordyuzha. Next year Belarus will hold the Presidency of the CSTO. Belarus is preparing for that and counts on the support of the authorities.
Alexander Lukashenko discusses results of parliamentary elections with Alexander Kosinets and Sergei Lebedev
Alexander Lukashenko discusses results of parliamentary elections with Alexander Kosinets and Sergei Lebedev The atmosphere of the 2016 parliamentary elections allowed people to express their opinion freely. That was the conclusion made during the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Kosinets. Sergei Lebedev, the head of the observatory mission of the CIS told Alexander Lukashenko about the transparency of the parliamentary elections and compliance with all democratic regulations.
Transparency of elections and compliance with democratic regulations: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Sergei Lebedev
Transparency of elections and compliance with democratic regulations: Alexander Lukashenko meets with Sergei Lebedev The Head of the observatory mission of the CIS told Alexander Lukashenko about the transparency of the parliamentary elections and compliance with all democratic regulations.

13.09.2016

Vadim Devyatovsky: I want to disagree with opinion that Belarusian MPs were inactive
Vadim Devyatovsky: I want to disagree with opinion that Belarusian MPs were inactive Candidate for the House of Representatives of Belarus Vadim Devyatovsky spoke on the talk show What’s Going On.
Alexander Lukashenko answers a number of questions on elections day
Alexander Lukashenko answers topical questions on parliamentary election day The President has taken part in the parliamentary elections on September 11. Belarus’ President came together with his younger son Nikolai to the polling station located in the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture. A lot of journalists were waiting for the President. After Alexander Lukashenko put the bulletin into the box, he answered the questions of the journalists. About 15 questions were asked within an hour. The President was very open and even was making jokes.
Will Belarusian Parliament be more active this time: opinion of Lidia Yermoshina
Will Belarusian Parliament be more active this time: opinion of Lidia Yermoshina Lidia Yermoshina on the talk show What’s Going On commented on the course of the parliamentary campaign. Do you think the elected officials will be more active? Will the discussions be more active in the Parliament?
Lidia Yermoshina: Belarusian Parliament is place for altruists
Lidia Yermoshina: Belarusian Parliament is place for altruists Lidia Yermoshina on the talk show What’s Going On commented on the course of the parliamentary campaign. Can this freedom and simplicity of the elections lead to the situation where instead of 5 there will be 25 candidates for one seat?
Lidia Yermoshina about the parliamentary elections in Belarus
Lidia Yermoshina about the parliamentary elections in Belarus Lidia Yermoshina on the talk show What’s Going On commented on the course of the parliamentary campaign. Thank you very much for finding time to come here. We were quoting you saying that these parliamentary elections are the most democratic ones. What do you mean when you say it?

12.09.2016

Women account for 34% of new Belarus' parliament
Belarus parliamentary election: Brief statistical summary The press conference on the preliminary results of the elections to the House of Representatives of the 6th convocation of the National Assembly is underway in the Palace of the Republic.
Dragomir Karic praises Belarusians' feeling of national identity on election day
Dragomir Karic praises Belarusians' feeling of national identity on election day Dragomir Karic took part in the talk show "What's Going On?" on the TV channel "RTR-Belarus" and commented on the course of the parliamentary campaign. Egor Khrustalyov:I want to introduce to you our guest, Dragomir Karic. If you watched the news today, we hugged before the start of the program. In the middle of the day you hugged with the head of state at the polling station.
Carlos Larrea Davila praises order during Belarus parliamentary elections
Carlos Larrea Davila praises order during Belarus parliamentary elections International observer and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ecuador to the Republic of Belarus Carlos Larrea Davila has taken part in the program "What's going on?" on the TV channel "Russia-Belarus". Good evening. If a resident of Ecuador saw the elections in Belarus, what would surprise him?
Full parliamentary election results due in the morning September 12
Full parliamentary election results due in the morning September 12 Head of the Central Election Commission of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has announced the preliminary results of the parliamentary election, held on September 11. Lidia Yermoshina, Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission of Belarus: Information on the turnout is available on the website. The overall turnout is about 74.3% but it may change slightly.
Top laws drafted by Belarus parliament in 2012-2016 The fifth convocation of the Belarus parliament drafted and adopted 417 bills during 2012-2016. Among them are resonant documents that have transformed our lives. Responsibility for drunk driving has increased: you can not only be deprived of the driving license but also the car! Those who repeat the violation may be arrested. In the winter of 2015, Belarus strengthened responsibility for the mistreatment of animals. It was even criminalized. For the inhuman act, a person can get up to a year in prison.
Small number of complaints at 2016 Belarus parliamentary elections, Lidia Yermoshina says
Small number of complaints at 2016 Belarus parliamentary elections, Lidia Yermoshina says The top officials of the Central Election Commission (CEC) talk to media literally every two hours at mini-press conferences. During one of such briefings CEC head Lidia Yermoshina noted that there the commission receives only a few complaints and is trying to deal with each of them almost immediately. Today, there were cases when the observer was deprived of accreditation in the elections. Basically, this was after the obstruction of the activities of the election commission. But, of course, some misunderstandings do occur. 
Grigory Rapota on parliamentary election organization in Belarus
Grigory Rapota on parliamentary election organization in Belarus The information center of the Central Election Commission of Belarus played host all day to experts' roundtables. Observers point out that no serious violations have been recorded so far. And, in general, the elections have been organized at a high level. Some observers have even used the epithet "elegant elections".   Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State: I think that one of the features of these elections, which increases voter turnout, is a larger number of candidates.
Parliamentary elections valid in all 110 constituencies - Central Election Commission
Parliamentary elections valid in all 110 constituencies - Central Election Commission An election information center is working non-stop receiving the latest data on the parliamentary election 2016. Our correspondent Yulia Beshanova has the latest details.
Belarus information minister praises media for covering 2016 parliamentary election
Belarus information minister praises media for covering 2016 parliamentary election Leading mass media are monitoring the parliamentary elections in Belarus. The campaign is covered by about 700 journalists.   All information during the day is coming to the data center of the Central Election Commission. The turnout has exceeded 74% and at this point, we can say that the elections in Belarus were valid. We now have live with us the Minister of Information of Belarus, Lilia Ananich. How would you assess the work of the media during this campaign?
Official voter turnout at Belarus parliamentary election at 74.32%
Official voter turnout at Belarus parliamentary election at 74.32% The turnout in the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the sixth convocation was at 74.32%, according to the Central Election Commission website. In the Brest region 77.53% of the total number of voters cast their ballots, in Vitebsk 79.98%, in Gomel 75.14% and in Grodno 76.19%. Voter turnout in the Minsk region was 75.35% and in Mogilev 80.90%. In the capital Minsk, 61.11% voted. In areas outside Belarus, the turnout was 66.12%.

11.09.2016

Artūrs Rubiks: Belarusian voter knows whom he elects, thanks to your system
Artūrs Rubiks: Belarusian voter knows whom he elects, thanks to your system We continue analyzing these elections with our foreign experts. Next up is Riga, Latvia. We will be talking to a deputy of the Latvian Saeima, Artūrs Rubiks. We know that you were an observer during the presidential elections in our country in 2015.  What can you say about the political culture of Belarusians? How are the elections organized?
Turnout at 2016 parliamentary elections in Belarus at 67.66% by 6pm
Turnout at 2016 parliamentary elections in Belarus at 67.66% by 6pm As of 6pm, more than 67% of voters cast ballots. We expect to get the latest figures from the Central Election Commission, where one of the mobile studios of the CTV is working. Yevgeny Gorin, CTV: Sergey, good evening. Indeed, there is nothing known for sure before the polls close. We at the Central Election Commission. And now deputy chairman of the CEC, Vadim Ipatov, is with us live. Vadim Ipatov, deputy chairman of the Central Commission of Belarus for Elections and National Referendums: Good evening.
Russian political analyst Alexander Razuvaev: No surprises expected at Belarus elections
Russian political analyst Alexander Razuvaev: No surprises expected at Belarus elections Today, we are going to hear experts' opinion about the parliamentary elections in Belarus. Our experts are from Russia, Ukraine and Latvia, they are closely watching the progress of the parliamentary campaign. First is Alexander Razuvaev. You have been working at many elections in the former Soviet Union. What are their peculiarities in Belarus?
Parliamentary elections in Belarus: turnout amounts to 67.66% by 6 p.m.
Parliamentary elections in Belarus: turnout amounts to 67.66% by 6 p.m. The turnout of voters at the parliamentary elections in Belarus amounted to 67.66% by 6 p.m. Thus, 66.88% of Belarusians voted in the Brest region, 74.64% of people voted in the Vitebsk region, 70.54% of voters came to the polling stations in the Gomel region, and 68.17% of Belarusians voted in the Grodno region. In the Minsk region and Mogilev region, voted 67.99% and 74.41% of people accordingly. As much as 56,21% of Belarusians took part in the elections in Minsk. At the polling stations outside Belarus, 62.98% of voters made their choice. 
Lilia Ananich: There was enough information about every candidate
Lilia Ananich: There was enough information about every candidate The Belarusian media made everything in their power to make these parliamentary elections open and democratic. That was the opinion of  Information Minister Lilia Ananich. The Minister believes that candidates had the opportunity to tell about their programs to voters, to be heard and seen. Lilia Ananich told that she chose the early voting this year. Lilia Ananich, Belarus’ Information Minister:There was enough information about every candidate to be able to make a choice, in my opinion.
Vadim Ipatov, vice-chairman of Central Election Commission: we didn’t receive any complaints from international observers
Vadim Ipatov, vice-chairman of Central Election Commission: we didn’t receive any complaints from international observers Ilona Volynets, journalist of the CTV Channel:The Central Election Commission is receiving the information from all the polling stations in the country. The vice-chairman of  the Central Election Commission will tell us the exact information. Vadim Ipatov, vice-chairman of Central Election Commission:About 50%-52.49% of voters made their choice.
Alexey Belyaev, political scientist: Citizens and state feel communication
Alexei Belyaev, political scientist: Citizens and state in Belarus communicate well The CEC information center in the Palace of the Republic in the Minsk center is the place where the latest data on the parliamentary elections 2016 is gathered. A few minutes ago today's fifth press conference of Lidia Yermoshina ended. The head of the CEC has voiced the latest election results and other important information.
Yuri Shevtsov: The main feature of this parliamentary vote is that there in almost no external intervention
Yuri Shevtsov: The main feature of this parliamentary vote is that there in almost no external intervention The information center of the Central Election Commission is located in the Palace of the Republic. The head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina has announced the preliminary results of the election. The main outcome is that the turnout has exceeded 50%. However, Mrs. Yermoshina noted that in order to announce the elections valid the 50% threshold must be exceeded in all the 110 election constituencies. For now this is not the case.
Igor Karpenko: right candidate should have combination of professional and personal qualities
Igor Karpenko: right candidate should have combination of professional and personal qualities Igor Karpenko, the Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee has voted for one of the candidates. He told the journalists what was important for him in the candidate.
Vadim Borovik: Belarusian youth realizes importance of election campaign
Vadim Borovik: Belarusian youth realizes importance of election campaign More than 700 journalists are working at the information center of the Central Election Commission during the day of the parliamentary elections. The Tass news agency (Russia), the CCTV (China), the Al Jazeera (Qatar) and many others cover this political event in Belarus. The voting takes place both in Belarus and abroad. The turnout is expected to be high. That was noticed by the international observers as well.
Voter turnout at Belarus parliamentary elections at 60.87% by 16pm According to the latest data of the Central Election Commission, over 60% of the electorate participated in the parliamentary elections in Belarus. The main voting day at the elections to the lower chamber of the Belarus parliament is taking place today on September 11. Polling stations will close at exactly 8pm. As many as 485 candidates are running for the 110 seats in the lower house of the parliament, which is called the House of Representatives.
Rashid Akimov: Belarus has established a good election system
Rashid Akimov: Belarus has established a good election system Numerous experts are monitoring the Belarus parliamentary election 2016. Among them are more than 32,000 national and 800 international observers. They have already started their work. The largest missions are those of the CIS and the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - over 300 delegates each. Among the accredited observers are representatives of the Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe and the OSCE, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the diplomatic corps as well as experts of electoral bodies of foreign states.
Sergei Kizima: we provide safety in the region, and Belarus’ opinion is very important
Sergei Kizima: we provide safety in the region, and Belarus’ opinion is very important The information center in the Palace of the Republic is still working. Lidia Yermoshina has participated  in three press conferences already. In the majority of Belarusian regions the half of the population has already voted. Lidia Yermoshina,Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission of Belarus:More than 50% of the voters made their choice. However, we cannot say that the candidate is already chosen because the voting will continue until 8 p.m. So anything can change before that.
Sergei Lebedev and CIS monitoring mission
Sergei Lebedev: Election campaign in Belarus is quiet and well-organized Closely monitoring the voting process are numerous international observers. Experts representing various missions share their impressions from what they see and agree on one thing: the parliamentary elections are well-organized and the atmosphere is positive.
Belarusians living in France vote at parliamentary elections 2016
Belarusians living in France vote at parliamentary elections 2016 Belarusians living abroad are also casting their votes today at the parliamentary elections 2016. One of polling stations is now open in the Belarusian Embassy in Paris. This is an opportunity to vote for those who are residing in France, are on a business trip or on vacation. In general, the work of the polling stations in France is organized in full compliance with Belarusian election legislation.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia have almost agreed on gas issues
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia have almost agreed on gas issues Belarus and Russia have almost agreed on the gas issues, Alexander Lukashenko told media at the polling station where he voted at the parliamentary election 2016. At the polling station, at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture the leader was with his younger son Nikolai. The head of state was awaited here by numerous journalists. After the President dropped his ballot into the box, he answered questions from the media. One of them concerned the negotiations of Belarus with Russia on the gas issue.
Top officials vote at Belarus parliamentary elections
Top officials vote at 2016 Belarus parliamentary elections There are lots of officials among the voters at the September 11 parliamentary elections. The Prime Minister of our country has already made his choice. Andrei Kobyakov arrived at the polling station with his wife. He talked with the members of the commission. At polling station No.511 there are also many high-ranking guests today.
No more utility price increases in Belarus in 2016, President Lukashenko promises
No more utility price increases in Belarus in 2016, President Lukashenko promises This morning, the Belarus President took part in the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The head of state came to the polling station, located at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, together with his youngest son Nikolai. The head of state was awaited here by numerous journalists. After the President voted, he stopped for a while to answer questions from the media. One of them concerned the cost of housing and communal services.
Parliamentary elections in Belarus: turnout by 2 p.m. exceeds 52%
Parliamentary elections in Belarus: turnout exceeds 52% by 2 pm The parliamentary elections are being held in Belarus on 11 September. According to the Central Election Commission, the voter turnout by 2 pm has exceeded 52%. But voters are still active. Immediately after the polls close (the vote will end at exactly 20.00), the counting of votes will begin.  As many as 485 candidates are running for the 110 seats in the lower house of the parliament, which is called the House of Representatives.
President Lukashenko defends Russian flag carrier at 2016 Paralympics
President Lukashenko defends Russian flag carrier at 2016 Paralympics This morning, the Belarus President took part in the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. The head of state came to the polling station, located at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, together with his youngest son Nikolai. The talk with journalists there lasted more than an hour. The President was open and even joked. The media could not but wonder about a recent incident at the Paralympic Games in Brazil, when a member of the Belarusian delegation carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony.
Belarus President about opposition: "They are still too far from people's needs"
Belarus President about opposition: "They are still too far from people's needs" President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has stated that he would like the opposition to exist and be constructive. One of the journalists at the polling station where Alexander Lukashenko voted asked him what opposition parties lack in Belarusian political field.

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