AZERI DEFENCE MINISTER ARRIVES IN RUSSIA TO DISCUSS MILITARY PARTNERSHIP
Colonel-General Safar Abiev, Azeri Defence Minister, starts a three-day routine visit to Russia on Thursday to discuss prospects for closer bilateral military partnership, reports the host country's Defence Ministry press service.
BELARUSSIAN, LEBANESE PMS DISCUSS TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION PROSPECTS
Belarus regards Lebanon not only as a trade partner but also as a bulwark for promoting its economic interests in the Middle East, Belarussian Prime Minister Vladimir Yermoshin said at a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri who had arrived in Minsk for a one-day official visit.
PRESIDENT LUKASHENKO OF BELARUS PROMISES THAT ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ACCORDING TO LAW
President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus declared that there was no reason for the Belarussian authorities to falsify the outcome of the forthcoming presidential elections.
CIS COUNTRIES EXPECT FEASIBLE RESULTS OF THE ANTI-TERRORISM CENTRE'S WORK IN THE NEAR FUTURE
The CIS countries expect feasible results of their Anti-Terrorism Centre's work in the near future, said Wednesday Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov after the end of the Commonwealth's Foreign Ministers' Council in Moscow.
UZBEK PRESIDENT ISLAM KARIMOV TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES ASSOCIATION
Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov has received a gold breastplate and a commemorative plate of the National Olympic Committees Association.
CIS MEMBER-STATES TO VOICE CONSOLIDATED STAND ON STRATEGIC STABILITY AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION
The CIS member-states will voice a consolidated stand on the problems of strategic stability and regional security at the UN General Assembly session, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said after the CIS foreign ministers' council meeting.
LUKASHENKO: “YUGOSLAV SCENARIO WON’T MATERIALIZE”
A pre-term voting started yesterday in Belarus to elect the republic of Belarus's president (the voting is due to last for 5 days, September 4th-8th). Voting stations have opened all over Belarus and also in foreign countries.
THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION OF RUSSIA AND BELARUS HAS BEEN GIVEN THE STATUS OF A PERMANENT OBSERVER IN THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Russia and Belarus has been given the status of a permanent observer in the Inter-Parliamentary Union which unites organised national parliamentary groups and members of parliaments from more than 130 countries.
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF CO-ORDINATION OF CIS FOREIGN POLICIES
Co-ordination of foreign policies of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) member-states acquires particular importance on the eve of the 56th session of the UN General Assembly. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov on Wednesday, while opening the session of the CIS council of foreign ministers in Moscow.
US TERRORISM IN BELARUS
Amazing revelations have been made by the British daily “The Times”, which claims in an article on 2001.09.03 that the USA is following a policy in Belarus along the same lines as the support given to the “Contras” in Nicaragua in the 1980s.
CIS FOREIGN-MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS POLICIES BEFORE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION
A foreign-ministerial session of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is opening in Moscow tomorrow. Dominating the agenda will be foreign-political coordination and preparations for a 56th session of the UN General Assembly, Alexander Yakovenko, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, said to newsmen tonight.
BULGARIA-UKRAINE: MACEDONIA'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY IS CRUCIAL FOR REGIONAL PEACE
Bulgaria and Ukraine believe that the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Macedonia are of crucial importance not only for peace in the Balkan region. This was declared on Tuesday by presidents Petar Stoyanov of Bulgaria and Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine. The Ukrainian head of state is now on an official visit in Sofia.
GEORGIA: FOREIGN MINISTER NOT TO ATTEND CIS CONFERENCE
Irakli Menagarishvili, Georgia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, will not attend a CIS foreign-ministerial conference, gathering in Moscow tomorrow, as he has to accompany President Eduard Shevardnadze on an official visit to Romania, September 6-7, reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
LUKASHENKO THREATENS TO EXPEL OSCE MISSION HEAD
Hans Georg Wick, OSCE monitoring and consulting group chief, will be expelled from Belarus--but not before its presidential poll of September 9, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko said to a public gathering.
UKRAINE: TOP PROSECUTOR TO GET EX-PREMIER TO THE DOCK
The Prosecutor-General's office is withdrawing from the Supreme Court a representation for criminal liability of Pavel Lazarenko, former Prime Minister and current member of parliament, Victor Omelich, head of the parliamentary committee for parliamentary procedure and ethics, said to the media.
BELARUS FOR WHATEVER FORM OF UNION WITH RUSSIA AND UKRAINE, FIRM ON EQUALITY: LUKASHENKO
Belarus welcomes whatever form of integration with Russia and Ukraine, and looks forward to an union on a firm basis of equality and in compliance with the international law, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko said to a pre-election public gathering.
ESTONIA, SLOVAKIA BOOST DEFENSE COOPERATION
An agreement on cooperation between Estonia and Slovakia in the defense field and a memorandum on mutual understanding were signed on Tuesday by Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik and his Slovak opposite number Josef Stank. The latter arrived in Tallinn on a one-day official visit.
SUMMIT OF MEMBER-STATES OF CONFERENCE ON INTERACTION AND SECURITY MEASURES IN ASIA PREPARED IN ALMA-ATA
The working meeting of foreign ministries' senior officials of member-states of the Conference on interaction and security measures in Asia /SVMDA/ began in Alma-Ata Tuesday.
KIRGIZ LEGISLATURE REJECTS RATIFICATION OF KIRGIZ-UZBEK TREATY ON MILITARY-TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION
The Kirgiz legislature has rejected, by the majority of votes, the ratification of the Kirgiz-Uzbek treaty on military-technical co-operation.
PRESIDENT PUTIN MET MOLDOVAN PRESIDENT IN KREMLIN
Russian President Vladimir Putin met President of Moldova Vladimir Voronin in the Kremlin Tuesday.
CIS ECONOMIC COUNCIL TO DISCUSS INTERACTION BETWEEN CIS MEMBERS
Eighteen items have been put on the agenda of the 9th session of the Economic Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States, to be held on September 7 in Moscow.
RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTER SERGEY IVANOV TO VISIT YEREVAN SEPTEMBER 13
Russian Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov is to arrive in Armenia for a working visit on September 13, the Armenian Foreign Ministry press service said Friday.
RUSSIAN FRONTIER GUARDS CONFISCATE 150 KILOS OF HEROIN ON TAJIK-AFGHAN BORDER
On Tuesday night Russian frontier guards confiscated a large batch of heroin -- 150 kilos -- in the flatland section of the Moskovsky border unit.
5HMR22773 UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT TO VISIT BULGARIA ON SEPTEMBER 4-5
Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma will come on a two-day state visit to Bulgaria on September 4-5. The Ukrainian leader will hold tete-a-tete negotiations with his Bulgarian colleague Petar Stoyanov, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported. The Ukrainian president will also meet Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon II.
IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO DISCUSS REGIONAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION WITH KIRGHIZ LEADERSHIP
In the course of his three-day visit to Bishkek to begin on Tuesday Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi will discuss issues of regional security and bilateral trade-economic cooperation with the Kirghiz leadership.
PREVOTING IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TO START IN BELARUS
Pre-term voting in presidential election will start Tuesday in Belarus. According to effective legislation, pre-term voting will be carried out September 4 to 8. Belarussian citizens travelling on business, for health reasons, or to study, as well as servicemen and diplomats, are those who will vote in advance.
BORDER HELICOPTER FIRED AT AT CHECHEN SECTION OF RUSSIAN-GEORGIAN BORDER
A border guard helicopter has been fired at at the Chechen section of Russian-Georgian border. The press service of the North-Caucasian regional border office said that Monday night a missile was shoot at the helicopter. Fortunately, it missed. The shot was allegedly carried out from a portable surface-to-air missile system.
OSCE, PACE TO MONITOR BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL POLL. PRESIDENT MEETS SPOKESMEN
Spokesmen of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Parliament, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe are gathering in Minsk for a Belarussian presidential election of September 9.
UKRAINE'S PROSECUTOR GENERAL PLANS TO INITIATE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST EX-PREMIER PAVEL LAZARENKO
Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office in a letter to the Supreme Council (parliament) proposed initiating criminal proceedings against former Prime Minister Pavel Lazarenko, the chairman of the Council's Committee on Deputies' Ethics and Procedures told journalists on Monday.
BELARUS WARNS USA AGAINST POLITICAL STATEMENTS CONCERNING UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Belarus warned the USA that it should avoid political statements concerning the on-going presidential campaign in the country. Belarussian Foreign Minster Mikhail Khvostov said Monday he had stated this during his meeting with US Ambassador in Belarus Michael Kozak.