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Alexander Lukashenko and Markku Markkula Belarus interested in interacting with EU on development of regions
“I am very glad to meet with you because you deal with very serious problems. We faced them long ago, in Soviet times. These problems involve our people living in rural areas, villages and small towns. We are reliable partners for those in Europe who want good and happy lives for people living, first of all, in rural areas,” the president said.
Moon Jae-in
Lukashenko congratulates Moon Jae-in on election as South Korea president
11 May, 18:03
“I am convinced that your activities on this responsible post will help promote successful development and prosperity of your states,” the message of greetings reads.
During the meeting
Lukashenko explains his reaction to issues regarding food supplies to Russia
11 May, 13:42
“As for my harsh reaction to this problem, the reason was not because Lukashenko is too emotional as some scribblers in Moscow say. It had nothing to do with emotions. The reason was because the dispute cost us a lot. If there is a common market, we should not put obstacles to each other,” the president said.
During the meeting
Belarus sees prospects for increasing trade with Rostov Oblast to $0.5bn
11 May, 13:23
The president mentioned a positive dynamics in trade between Belarus and Rostov Oblast. In 2016, the trade turnover went up almost 20% and reached $340 million. “If we act in a persistent and systematic way, we will reach a desirable $0.5 billion level of bilateral trade,” the head of state said.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarusian and Russian producers encouraged to act like partners
11 May, 12:55
Alexander Lukashenko noted that Belarus offers Rostov Oblast its farm machines and invites the region to develop tractor assembly plants.
Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus ready to discuss resuming cooperation with Russia in potash industry
11 May, 12:23
Alexander Lukashenko reminded that back in the day this cooperation fell apart due to no fault of the Belarusian side and proposals to resume this cooperation had been submitted since. “Let's do it. I have no objections,” said Alexander Lukashenko.
Lukashenko signs Belarus' application for 2018 Winter Olympics
10 May, 10:02
Currently, Belarusian athletes are competing for the right to present their country in biathlon, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, speed skating, short-track speed skating, and figure skating. Belarusian athletes are expected to book 25-30 Olympic berths.
Belarus' ice hockey team criticized for poor performance
9 May, 15:37
“The situation in hockey is so inadequate that after the world championship we will meet and will think what to do next (we have already agreed about this with the coaches and athletes),” Alexander Lukashenko said. “We have recently had failures in hockey, in football and in biathlon where we have always been at the top. We cannot allow that to happen,” the president said.
Lukashenko vows to bring IIHF world championship to Belarus
9 May, 15:11
“The competition is strong - Finland. But the question is not whether our bid wins or not. We would bid and lose in the past. But finally we got the right to host the IIHF World Championship in 2014. Therefore, we must do our best. If we do not host the tournament in 2021, then we will in 2022 or in 2023. We will bring the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship to Belarus,” Alexander Lukashenko promised.
Belarus president: Young people should remember Great Patriotic War
9 May, 14:50
It is important that young people do not forget about the heroic events of the Great Patriotic War, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when talking to the war veterans after a flower ceremony at the Victory Square in Minsk on 9 May.
Belarus to support development of small villages
9 May, 14:39
The head of state noted that Belarus has improved major population centers, agro-towns. “Next on the list are small villages. They should be improved too. If people decide to stay there, we will modernize the infrastructure for them,” said the president.
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