We have never made compromises in matters of sovereignty and security in our foreign and domestic policy. And we never will. The Belarusian nation was divided and its borders were repeatedly redrawn and this experience has taught us to value today's unity and territorial integrity, the Belarusian leader said.
“The Republic of Belarus emerged on the map of the world almost two decades ago. Upon gaining independence, it was building and developing in terms of complex geopolitical, economic, social and regional transformations,” the head of state said.
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko's forthcoming visit to Beijing in April is important for China, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming who attended the Belarusian president's Annual State of the Nation Address on 19 April.
“The Constitution requires that [a presidential election] has to happen at least two months before the term of office expires. In other words, 30 August 2020 is the last day that fits,” said Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina.
Thanks to additional funding the project's scope will be expanded. As many as 65,000 school students in small towns and villages all over Belarus will be able to go to renovated schools and use new lab equipment.
Belarus will host the first Belarusian-Chinese Media Forum in 2020. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kirill Rudy and deputy head of the State Administration of Radio and Television of the People's Republic of China Fan Weiping.
Moscow hosted an event to celebrate Brest as the CIS Capial of Culture 2019 and to mark the city's millennium anniversary. Attending the event were representatives of the Belarus-Russia Union State bodies, the CIS Executive Committee, Moscow and local Belarusian diaspora, art intellectuals.
“This will not be the largest amnesty. Up to 20,000 people were granted amnesty in the past years. This year the number is around 6,500 people,” Belarys' Interior Minister Igor Shunevich said. Over 2,000 people will be released from prison. Others will have their sentences commuted.