KYIV, 25 February (BelTA) – Belarus and Ukraine are entering a new stage in their strategic partnership. The statement was made at a meeting between Presidents of the two countries Alexander Lukashenko and Viktor Yanukovych on 25 February.
Alexander Lukashenko recalled his last meeting with Viktor Yanukovych in Minsk.
Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine over
KYIV, 25 February (BelTA) – The working visit of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to Ukraine is now over, BelTA has learned.
After a series of bilateral meetings the head of state took part in an official dinner held on behalf of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych.
Minsk calls on Warsaw to be unbiased towards all ethnic Poles in Belarus
MINSK, 25 February (BelTA) – Belarus hopes Warsaw will take an unbiased approach to all Belarusian citizens who consider themselves ethnic Poles, Belarus’ Ambassador to the OSCE Alexander Sychev said at a session of the OSCE Permanent Council, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian permanent delegation to the Vienna-based international organizations.
Russian business encouragement measures throughout Customs Union
MINSK, 25 February (BelTA) – The measures Russia has taken to encourage business will be in effect throughout the Customs Union, said Vice President of Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Isakov in Minsk on 25 February as he summed up results of the session of the Belarus-Russia Business Council.
Belarus, Russia urged to work harder to prevent climate changes
SILICHI, 25 February (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia should considerably step up the collaboration for preparing a new global agreement on cooperation for preventing climate changes. The statement was made by Alexander Bedritsky, President of the World Meteorological Organization, at a session of the permanent seminar on Union State development under the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union in Silichi on 25 February.
Three+Two band to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2010
MINSK, 25 February (BelTA) – The focus group of the Belarusian State TV and Radio Company has chosen Belarus’ representative at the international Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. It will be the Three+Two band singing “Far Away”. ALEKS with the song “How can it be” will be the reserve performer, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian State TV and Radio Company.
Mikhail Zakharov: no blame on Belarus’ hockey players
VANCOUVER, 24 February (BelTA) – I have no claims to my players about their performance at the Olympics, headcoach of Belarus’ Hockey team Mikhail Zakharov told a press conference after the qualification play-off game against Switzerland (2-3) at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics on 23 February.
“It was a good game, both Belarus and Switzerland performed well, and it is a pity that one of them has to leave the tournament.