15:16 PresidentLukashenko: If the SCO keeps the pace, it will have a great future The head of state noted that earlier the SCO was a regional organization, now it is turning into a global player. Countries from other regions already want to join the SCO, and these are quite rich states.
15:04 PresidentLukashenko in favor of patriotic education from young age “We'd better spend money now on educating these extra [school students], who hang about in some private schools, instead of having to reeducate them later on. Because these things start in kindergartens and schools,” he stressed.
14:27 PresidentLukashenko speaks about possible return of fugitive Belarusians He stressed: “We have to be very careful. We shouldn't push away anyone. People's lives and their fates are at stake. Case by case. There will be more and more of them. But we have to live through this period.”
14:06 PresidentLukashenko questions democracy in the West “The West is diverse. There is something in the West that we need to adopt for sure. The Germans accuse us of ‘dictatorship' and stuff like that,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
13:47 PresidentLukashenko talks about unprecedented crop harvest, admits to never eating hamburgers “A cheeseburger or a hamburger… Never ever. Not in my house. The younger son and the older sons haven't either. They are not accustomed to that,” Aleksandr Lukashenko shared a personal example.
13:33 PresidentLukashenko: Presidential pardon is not a bargaining chip “But those who must stay in jail will stay there. I do not bargain people's fates. I am not accustomed to it. Do not take what is not yours. Do not offend others. Fairness and justice are above all,” the head of state concluded.
13:19 EconomyAlmost 90% of area under millet cleared in Belarus Belarusian agricultural workers have gathered in millet from 89.3% of the area under this crop, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
13:00 PresidentLukashenko: Poland is about to experience massive unrest, people will call the government to account “Poland's current government's policy is alien to the Polish people,” the president is convinced. “The people will reject this policy. But if Poles go totally crazy and start a little war somewhere, it will be the end of the country. But I don't think it will come to that because the Polish nation will not allow it.”
12:53 PresidentLukashenko to discuss cabotage transportation issue at next meeting with Putin “I am set to meet with the Russian president in the near future. This is one of the most important issues [cabotage transportation]. I think we will solve it,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
12:44 PartnersIstanbul to host Economic Transformation Summit Türkiye's first Economic Transformation Summit will be held Sept 29 in Istanbul, organized under the auspices of the Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry.
12:42 PresidentLukashenko clarifies hierarchy in Belarus-China relations Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed there is no senior partner and no junior partner in relations between Belarus and China. “So delicate and considerate. The Chinese are great in this regard,” he noted.
12:33 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus expects to join SCO in a year “Everyone has done this [underwent the procedure of becoming an SCO member] except for the founders. The next meeting will take place in India, and I have set a task for the government and the ministry of foreign affairs in the first place to do everything necessary within a year (the organization will not meet earlier than this),” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
12:07 PresidentLukashenko: We will fight only when we have to defend our home, our land The head of state once again assured that there are no plans to declare mobilization in Belarus or to join the war. “We will fight only when we have to defend our home, our land,” he stressed.
12:01 PresidentLukashenko: Information policy should rest solely on truth, facts The president once again drew attention to the fact that an information war had been unleashed in the world. In this situation one should not wait but respond, the Belarusian leader is convinced.