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Sergei Lebedev. An archive photo
CIS chief: OSCE ODIHR's assessment of Belarus elections is not entirely objective
19 November, 11:26
The assessment of Belarus' parliamentary elections by the observers of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is not entirely objective, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, head of the CIS observation mission, said.
Belarus, Russia sign foreign policy coordinated action program
18 November, 19:27
Vladimir Makei explained that the program signed on 18 November outlined common goals and tasks, the main avenues for coordinating actions in the international scene.
Belarus seeks full-scale economic union in EAEU
18 November, 19:12
Belarus wants to see the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to grow into full-scale economic union, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the ministerial meeting in Moscow on 18 November as he commented on Belarus' forthcoming EAEU presidency.
Vladimir Makei. Archive photo
Makei: Only UN Security Council can impose sanctions
18 November, 19:00
Belarus takes a principled position on the issue of sanctions: it is only the UN Security Council that has the mandate of imposing them, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media.
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Belarusian diplomat: OSCE approaches to election assessment are still politicized
18 November, 18:54
Andrei Savinykh added that he did not mean that all the OSCE member states have such a position. “Rather, these are traditional and significantly outdated approaches of a number of Western countries,” he said.
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
Hope for NATO to hear Belarus' concern about Alliance's military buildup
18 November, 18:41
Vladimir Makei went on saying: “We have repeatedly stated our interest in advancing an equal and mutually respectful dialogue with NATO. Such a dialogue could secure higher transparency and predictability of military operations in Europe."
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Russian FM congratulates Belarus on successful conduct of parliamentary elections
18 November, 18:39
“An important event took place in Belarus yesterday – the parliamentary elections. I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate our Belarusian friends on their successful conduct,” Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov said.
Gennady Davydko. An archive photo
Opinion: High time to stop teaching Belarus how to live by someone else's rules
18 November, 18:06
The MP said: “And then there is Belarus, which is seen as some kind of a testing ground, with everyone lecturing us on how to live. It is time to push back, time to show their place to the observers and other people, who believe they can blatantly interfere and break our laws.”
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
FM: Decision on Belarus-Russia visa recognition agreement can be taken soon
18 November, 18:04
The decision on the Belarusian-Russian agreement on mutual visa recognition can be taken in the near future, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the joint ministerial meeting in Moscow on 18 November.
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Belarus to attend CIS IPA events in St Petersburg on 21-22 November
18 November, 17:55
The Belarusian parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich will take part in the events of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in St Petersburg on 21-22 November.
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