25 May 2022
The sanctions of the West gave Belarus and Russia an additional incentive to promote their own development, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, BelTA has learned.
“As far as the economy is concerned, I really thank them for giving us an impetus to promote our own development. We have a huge market, we have resources, technologies. Well, they clearly underestimated what was happening there. They believed what...
24 May 2022
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko's message was handed over to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during a meeting between Belarus' Permanent Representative to the UN Valentin Rybakov and the UN secretary general on 18 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The message highlighted the topic of European and international security amid the ongoing events in Ukraine.
Touching upon the historical context in his message, the head...
23 May 2022
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is on a working visit to the Russian Federation. The Belarusian head of state is set to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi on 23 May, BelTA has learned.
The two leaders reached an agreement on arranging a full-scale meeting on the sidelines of the CSTO summit in Moscow on 16 May.
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin are expected to discuss the entire range of matters of Belarusian-Russian cooperation and the...
20 May 2022
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has met with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich, BelTA has learned.
“We had a very detailed conversation and I have delivered a report covering many aspects of Eurasian economic integration. I am very grateful to Mr Lukashenko for interesting and, I would say, bold proposals to deepen integration,” Mikhail Myasnikovich told reporters after the meeting.
According to him, the Belarusian head of...
19 May 2022
The trade between Belarus and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast is approaching $1 billion and this target will be met in the nearest future, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Governor Gleb Nikitin, BelTA has learned.
Speaking about cooperation between Belarus and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, the Belarusian head of state noted that this region cooperates with 145 countries, and Belarus tops the list. In 2021, the trade reached $700 million, and the upward...
18 May 2022
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a meeting on the sidelines of the Collective Security Treaty Organization summit in Moscow on 16 May. The meeting lasted for 40 minutes, BelTA has learned.
The heads of state discussed three sets of matters.
Joint efforts of Belarusians and Russians to substitute imports constituted the first set.
The second one focused on the transshipment of Belarusian cargoes in Russian ports and the...
17 May 2022
The CSTO should strengthen its status in the international system of checks and balances, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Moscow on 16 May, BelTA has learned.
"Everyone understands that the current historical era is coming to an end. There will be no return to the previous order. We must not allow a new international architecture to be created without us. The West has started talking about it. I believe that...
16 May 2022
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arrived in Moscow for a working visit. The plane of the head of state landed in Vnukovo International Airport, BelTA has learned.
On 16 May Moscow will host the Summit of the Leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states. The summit is timed to the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the CSTO. The leaders of the CSTO member states will exchange views on the current situation in...
14 May 2022
At least one investment project should be implemented in each district of the country, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he announced new personnel decisions, BelTA has learned.
“We agreed that during this year each of the chairpersons [of district executive committees] will implement some investment project that will create new jobs. If someone has not yet dealt with agricultural machinery, they should come to grips with this issue. If someone has not set up mobile...
13 May 2022
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed decree No.171 on 12 May to grant citizenship of the Republic of Belarus to a number of people, BelTA has learned.
As many as 319 people have been granted Belarus' citizenship, including 290 citizens of Ukraine. Those are mostly people, who came to Belarus from Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast.
The head of state had previously granted Belarus' citizenship to 1,784 Ukrainians since August 2021, including 390 kids. Citizenship...