Alyaksandr Lukashenka

Lukashenka approves key economic targets for 2018

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his December 31 presidential edicts, approved key economic targets and monetary policy guidelines for 2018.

Lukashenka urges scholars to fend off information war

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Wednesday called on Belarusian scholars to fend off what he described as a "global" information war waged through the media.

Lukashenka: Belarus stands good chance of becoming regional IT leader

Belarus stands a good chance of becoming a regional leader in the sphere of information technologies, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Monday in Minsk, speaking while meeting with top government officials and businesspeople to discuss a draft presidential decree that may, among other things, re

Lukashenka: Utility rates should be affordable

Alyaksandr Lukashenka stressed the importance of affordable utility rates for households while he was speaking at a national seminar on the development of Belarus’ utilities sector on Friday.

Lukashenka invited to Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been invited to an Eastern Partnership summit, which is scheduled to be held in Brussels on November 24.

Lukashenka holds talks with Venezuelan president in Minsk

Alyaksandr Lukashenka held talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Independence Palace in Minsk on Thursday.

Lukashenka appoints new information minister

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Thursday relieved Liliya Ananich of her position as information minister and appointed Alyaksandr Karlyukevich to succeed her.

Lukashenka: Objectives of Zapad 2017 accomplished

The objectives and tasks of Zapad 2017 have been accomplished in full, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told reporters on Wednesday, after observing a mock battle on the final day of the large-scale Belarusian-Russian military exercise.

Belarus receives $700-million loan from Russian government

Belarus received a $700-million loan from the Russian government on September 15, reported the Belarusian finance ministry.

Belarus, Russia begin joint military exercise

Belarus and Russia began their joint large-scale military exercise, titled Zapad (West) 2017, on Thursday amid neighboring nations` deep concerns.

Lukashenka notes progress in expansion of Belarusian-Georgian cooperation

Alyaksandr Lukashenka noted progress in the expansion of Belarusian-Georgian cooperation while he was meeting with Georgian Vice Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze in Minsk on September 4.

Lukashenka speaks against “breaking” educational system in Belarus

It is necessary to improve the educational system in Belarus, and not to break it, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday, speaking at a national conference of educators in Minsk.

Lukashenka issues warning to non-workers

Alyaksandr Lukashenka reiterated on Friday that the government would take efforts to make able-bodied people work.

Lukashenka promises to remove “excessive” barriers to businesses

Alyaksandr Lukashenka promised on Tuesday to remove “excessive” administrative barriers to businesses.

Lukashenka: Huge number of observers invited to attend Zapad 2017

Belarus has taken steps to dispel neighbors` concerns over its coming joint military exercise with Russia and invited a "huge number" of observers to attend the maneuvers, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday in Minsk, speaking at a meeting with top officials representing the Security Coun

Lukashenka vows that Belarus will do everything for peace in Ukraine

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Friday reiterated his pledge that Belarus would do everything possible for peace and stability in Ukraine.

Lukashenka: Normalization of relations with EU is Belarus’ economic priority

Alyaksandr Lukashenka described the further normalization of relations with the European Union as one of Belarus’ economic priorities while speaking at a government meeting in Minsk on Tuesday.

Lukashenka urges OSCE PA to contribute to solution of problems in Europe

Alyaksandr Lukashenka called on the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to contribute to the solution of problems in Europe while he was speaking at the opening ceremony for the Assembly’s 26th Annual Session in Minsk on July 5.

Five more suspects in “riot” case released

Only two suspects in a so-called riot case remain in jail after as many as five suspects were released on Thursday.

Lukashenka promises "drastic" steps to develop IT sector

The Belarusian government will take "drastic" steps this summer to further develop its information technologies sector, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday in Minsk while opening the Belarusian-Vietnamese Business Forum.

Lukashenka warns against outside interference in settlement of conflicts

Alyaksandr Lukashenka warned on Thursday that post-Soviet countries should settle their conflicts without the involvement of other forces.

Lukashenka unhappy with performance of oil refineries

Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed concern on Thursday over the performance of Belarus' two oil refineries.

Lukashenka "proud" that Belarus joined China's Belt and Road scheme

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Monday that he was proud that Belarus had been one of the first countries in the world to join China's Belt and Road initiative.

Lukashenka: Belarus set to contribute to peace in Ukraine

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Wednesday assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Belarus was ready to "continue contributing to a peaceful resolution" to the crisis in the Donbas region.

Belarus settles $726-million gas debt

Belarus has fully settled its gas debt, a spokesman for Russia's gas supply monopolist Gazprom told BelaPAN on Thursday.