24 February 2023
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave an interview to Chinese media – Xinhua and China Media Group, BelTA has learned.
The interviewers were Lu Jinbo, head of the Xinhua News Agency correspondent office in Belarus, and China Media Group correspondent Li Tongtong.
The journalists were primarily interested in dynamics of relations between China and Belarus, their history and prospects. They asked about trade and economic cooperation and major joint projects that are...
23 February 2023
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko announced a visit to Iran in mid-March as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran to Belarus Saeed Yari, BelTA has learned.
“You know that I plan to visit Iran at the invitation of the Iranian president in the near future, in mid-March. We will discuss key issues of our relations. I am absolutely convinced that this will be a pivotal meeting and that the negotiations in Iran will advance our cooperation to a higher...
22 February 2023
Cooperation between Belarus and Abkhazia was discussed at the meeting between Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhaniya in Minsk, BelTA informs.
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus has always been interested in cooperation with Abkhazia. Cooperation was discussed, among other things, during the meeting of the Belarusian leader with Aslan Bzhaniya in Abkhazia in September 2022. “One thought keeps haunting me: why does the leadership of...
21 February 2023
The final draft of the state security concept will be submitted to the Belarusian People's Congress (BPC), Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the Security Council meeting that is considering the draft, BelTA has learned.
Approving the state security concept, which is one of the country's most important documents, is now the function of the Belarusian People's Congress, the president highlighted.
“Therefore the document must be ready for the first assembly of the...
20 February 2023
We have made progress in import substitution, although we have not yet resolved all the issues, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, BelTA has learned.
"We have made progress in import substitution. I will not say that we have resolved all the issues, but we did move forward," the head of state said.
As one of the examples, Aleksandr Lukashenko cited the microelectronic industry: "We were concerned that we were somewhat...
17 February 2023
Belarus needs to tiptoe its way while major powers are redrawing the world order. Therefore, the country is consistently developing relations with various countries, including with Russia, China, Iran, India, and other far-away countries, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke to foreign and Belarusian journalists in Minsk on 16 February, BelTA has learned.
Negotiations and meetings in Russia are scheduled for tomorrow, the head of state informed. "Then it is...
16 February 2023
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko extended greetings to the people of Lithuania as the country celebrates the national holiday - Restoration of the State Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
"Belarusians have always sought peaceful and friendly co-existence. The centuries-old neighborhood has established inseparable ties between our peoples, the foundation of which are joint families, sincere friendship, common business, memory, and history,” the...
15 February 2023
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko called for greater unity in the Collective Security Treaty Organization as he met with Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Imangali Tasmagambetov on 13 February, BelTA has learned.
“Challenges are many. We took the risk to compile the program of our presidency in the organization so that we could try to solve the problems that we have, especially on the borders of CSTO member states. I do not speak of your...
14 February 2023
Justice is in the core of the Belarusian policy, and there cannot be otherwise, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the government meeting on pricing on 10 February, BelTA has learned.
Addressing the participants of the event, the president stressed: “I warn you: there can be no derogation from it. Justice is the essence of the country's policy.”
The president added that in the current difficult situation in the world and around Belarus, one could try to attribute...
13 February 2023
Belarusian citizens should be able to afford imported goods, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting on pricing matters in Minsk, BelTA reports.
"We prevented empty shelves and brought back the variety of assortment thanks to new suppliers, mainly from friendly Russia and Turkey. But this is not a reason to be complacent. Our citizens should be able to afford imported goods, especially those we do not produce ourselves," the Belarusian leader stressed.