ALL MEASURES BEING TAKEN IN BELARUS TO ENSURE ORDER ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DAY
All measures are being taken in Belarus to ensure order on the day of the presidential election, set for September 9, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday, visiting the town of Ivanovo in the Brest Region.
MOSCOW MAYOR TO VISIT UZBEKISTAN AND TAJIKISTAN
Yury Luzhkov is to fly to Uzbekistan on a two-day visit on Friday, September 7.
UKRAINE-EUROPEAN UNION SUMMIT WILL BE HELD IN CRIMEA
Ukraine's President Leonid Kuchma considers a Ukraine-European Union summit, which is to be held in Yalta on September 10-11, to be one of the crucial events in Ukraine's foreign policy this year. The president said this at a conference of representatives of state structures dealing with preparations for the summit.
MEETING OF RUSSIAN-KYRGYZ COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC COOPERATION SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 10
The meeting of the Russian-Kyrgyz intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation will be held in the Kyrgyz town of Cholpon-Ata on September 10. Russian Atomic Energy Minister, co-chairman of this intergovernmental body Alexander Rumyantsev is to arrive in Bishkek on September 9.
IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER ARRIVES IN UZBEKISTAN
On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi arrived in Tashkent for a two-day visit.
RESULTS OF EARLY TWO-DAY VOTING IN BELARUS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Belarus has summed up the results of the two days of early voting in the local presidential elections, which will be held on September 9. According to the CEC, during these two days 288,438 people, or 4.0% of the citizens included in the voting lists, came to the polling stations of the republic.
PACE OBSERVERS TO SUPERVISE BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe /PACE/ are arriving in Belarus to supervise the presidential elections due on September 9.
1 TON OF HEROIN SEIZED ON TAJIK-AFGHAN BORDER
Since the beginning of the year, staffers of the Russian Federal Frontier Service have seized almost 1 ton of heroin on the Tajik-Afghan border, reported Nikolai Solovyov, the deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, at the 2nd International Conference on Anti-Drug Cooperation in Saratov.
SPEAKER OF RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT ON BELARUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Incumbent Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko must win the upcoming September 9th presidential elections, said Speaker of the Federation Council -- Upper House of Parliament - Yegor Stroyev Thursday in an interview with RIA Novosti.
THE DEFENCE MINISTER OF AZERBAIJAN ARRIVES IN RUSSIA ON A WORKING VISIT
Defence Minister of Azerbaijan Colonel General Safar Abiyev arrives in the Russian capital on Thursday afternoon on a three-day working visit. As the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry reported, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov will meet with his Azerbaijan colleague on Friday and will discuss with him the state and the prospects of the development of bilateral military cooperation between the two countries. The ministers will also exchange views on the problems of global and regional security.
ANDREI LUBENSKI: 100 DAYS OF ANATOLI KINAKH’S GOVERNMENT
Yesterday Ukraine celebrated 100 days of government of Anatoli Kinakh who took the place of Ukrainian prime-minister Victor Yuschenko on May 29. There were not any official actions on this occasion. The government seems not attach importance to these 100 days.
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.