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Belarus interests put first in foreign investment projects
SHKLOV, 6 July (BelTA) – National interests must be observed unwaveringly when foreign investment projects are implemented in Belarus, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko told residents of the town of Shklov on 6 July. In particular, the conversation touched upon several investment projects, including agricultural ones, which are being implemented in Shklov District. The head of state confirmed that his views had not changed: an investor that operates in Belarus must meet his or her...
Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania develop plan of action in the event of chemical accident
VITEBSK, 27 June (BelTA) - Rescue services of Belarus, Latvia and Lithuania are beginning to develop a plan action in the event of a chemical accident with transboundary effects. The first workshop on the exchange of experience of the partners in the EU project “Setting up the joint response system to oil/chemical spills into the West Dvina (Daugava) in winter time” started in Vitebsk on 27 June. The seminar is attended by Belarusian, Latvian and Lithuanian rescuers. In addition to the...
Lukashenko: Belarus has proved successful as a sovereign state
MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) – Belarus has proved a success as a sovereign state, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with young social scientists in the Modern Belarusian Statehood Museum on 22 June, BelTA has learnt. “We made most of the chance we got in the early 1990s. Over just two decades – which is a tiny period in historical terms – despite the unbelievable external pressure, we have built in fact a new European country,” the head of state...
Lukashenko hears out PM’s report on Belarus’ economic development
MINSK, 21 June (BelTA) – President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has heard out a report of Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich on 21 June. The report dealt with the current economic situation and plans for individual economic sectors, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian head of state. Alexander Lukashenko asked Mikhail Myasnikovich about the Government’s efforts to increase the country’s GDP by 5.5% in 2012. “In this connection I am very much...
Belarus’ refinancing rate down to 32% on 20 June
MINSK, 15 June (BelTA) – Belarus will reduce the refinancing rate to 32% per annum on 20 June. Such a decision has been made by the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, BelTA learnt from the information and public relations department of the National Bank. At the same time interest rates on constantly available liquidity support operations (credit overnight, overnight swap) and bilateral operations (lombard loans, swap deals) will decrease from 55% to 50% per annum. The...
Oleg Proleskovsky: Political party based on the public association Belaya Rus is a vital necessity
VITEBSK, 8 June (BelTA) – The creation of a political party based on the nationwide public association Belaya Rus is a vital necessity, said Oleg Proleskovsky, Belarusian Information Minister, a member of the republican council of the public association Belaya Rus, in his speech before participants of the second report and election conference of the Vitebsk Oblast organization of the public association Belaya Rus on 8 June. The Minister stressed that the idea to convert the association...
Federation Council expected to help promote ties of Belarus with Russian regions
MINSK, 5 June (BelTA) - The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation can help promote relations of Belarus with Russian regions, President of Belarus said as he met with chairwoman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko. “There was time when the situation with our union (Belarus-Russia Union State – note by BelTA) was very precarious. Cooperation with regions saved our relationship,” the head of state said. In this connection Alexander Lukashenko...
Kremlin: Putin’s visit emphasizes special nature of Union State ties
MOSCOW, 30 May (BelTA) – The forthcoming visit of Vladimir Putin to Minsk, that will be his first foreign visit after election as Russia’s President, emphasizes the special nature of multifaceted cooperation within the Union State of Belarus and Russia. The joint statement to be signed following the talks between the presidents will confirm the mutual determination to expand integration and bilateral cooperation across all fields, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Kremlin. The...
Lukashenko wants past glories venerated
POLOTSK, 25 May (BelTA) – Venerating glorious pages in the history of the nation is the foundation of patriotism and civic consciousness, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the concert timed to the 1150th anniversary of the foundation of the Belarusian town of Polotsk on 25 May. Alexander Lukashenko said: “The date is important not only for Polotsk residents. It inspires a profound feeling of national pride in the heart of every Belarusian. Venerating glorious pages in the...
Lukashenko for free choice of language to use at school
POLOTSK, 25 May (BelTA) – Everyone should feel free to choose which state language to use in school, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko stated as he visited the Polotsk State University on 25 May. In particular, the society and the education sector still raise the issue of the need to use only one of the two state languages to teach this or that subject in schools. “Why raise these issues when they were addressed long time ago?” the head of state wondered. He noted that he went to...
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