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Almost 17,400 national observers accredited for Belarus' parliamentary elections
6 November, 15:25
At present, the election commissions have accredited 17,357 national observers, Lidia Yermoshina said. “This is not the limit. Usually we have about 40,000 observers,” the head of the Central Election Commission said. In her opinion, the current figure will increase more than two times.
CIS mission: A level playing field for campaigning in Belarus
6 November, 14:29
"According to the CIS observers, the pre-election campaigning period is compliant with the Election Code requirements. Candidates enjoy equal conditions to conduct the pre-election campaign and access to media,” the interim report says.
Latvia gearing up for Lukashenko's visit, waiting for Belarus' proposals on date
6 November, 11:26
The matter was discussed between Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko and Latvia's Ambassador to Belarus Einars Semanis.
Ahmad Hassan al-Hammadi and Andrei Dapkiunas. Photos courtesy of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Qatar to open embassy in Minsk soon
6 November, 09:10
Top on the agenda of the meeting was the opening of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Minsk. The diplomatic mission will start operating in the near future. Two Qatari diplomats have already arrived in Belarus to open the embassy.
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CIS new development concept harmonized in Minsk
6 November, 09:00
The decision to update the concept was made at a meeting of the CIS Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Minsk in April 2018. There are no plans to radically change the document. The concept will just be brought into line with today's needs and realities.
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
Belarus presents proposals on developing Eastern Partnership till 2030
5 November, 19:08
The visit of Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei to Sweden on 5 November was the first working trip to Sweden in the history of Belarusian-Swedish relations.
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Belarus, China discuss schedule of joint events, visits for 2020
5 November, 18:44
Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming to discuss mutual visits in 2020.
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Belarus, Cyprus take steps to relax visa requirements
5 November, 17:23
The Belarusian-Cypriot ministerial consultations on consular issues in Nicosia discussed the concrete steps to ease the visa requirements between the two countries.
Opinion: Lukashenko's words about ‘not our wars' misunderstood in Russia
5 November, 14:20
The Belarusian president meant that none of these wars were in the interests of Belarus and the Belarusian people, Aleksei Belyayev noted.
Natalya Eismont. An archive photo
Eismont comments on Medvedev's response to Lukashenko's words
5 November, 11:57
According to Belarus president's spokesperson Natalya Eismont, Aleksandr Lukashenko is aware of the Russian head of government's response to the words about “others' wars”.
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