While visiting the Mahilyow region on Monday, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told the government that average monthly pay in Belarus was not high enough and should increase to $500 in 2017.
The Ministry of Taxes and Duties has so far sent letters to about 50,000 people, ordering them to pay non-worker tax, Deputy Minister Svyatlana Shawchenka told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) may approve a new loan program for Belarus before the end of this year, Finance Minister Uladzimir Amaryn told reporters in Minsk on Monday.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has denounced Russia's decision to reduce its oil exports to Belarus amid a fresh gas price dispute between the two countries.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka warned on Tuesday that authorities should not compel people to vote in the ongoing elections for the House of Representatives.
The government should raise school teachers' pay by at least 25 percent, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Minsk on Thursday, speaking during a visit to a boarding school for hearing-impaired children.
Accident-hit reactor pressure vessel should be replaced if even minimal damage is found, Lukashenka says
The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) that was involved in last month`s accident at the construction site for the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant will have to be replaced if tests find even minimal damage, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday.
The Turkish embassy in Minsk is preparing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Belarus, a representative of the diplomatic mission told.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka described on Tuesday the Olympics as "big politics" and warned that competition for Olympic medals had "intensified to the maximum."
Belarus wants to normalize relations with the United States on mutually beneficial terms, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Minsk on Wednesday, speaking at a meeting with U.S. Charge d'Affaires Scott Rauland in connection with the end of the diplomat's tenure
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Tuesday presented general's shoulder straps to a number of senior officers of the Armed Forces, the interior ministry and the Investigative Committee who had recently been promoted to the rank of general major.
Belarus is ready to expand relations with China and the SCO.
The All-Belarusian People's Assembly is a real mechanism of grass-roots democracy, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Wednesday in his opening address at the fifth edition of the event held at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk.
The upcoming currency redenomination is a serious political event, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday in Minsk while meeting with Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow and Pavel Kalaur, head of the National Bank of Belarus.
President Barack Obama has extended by one year the United States’ sanctions against Alyaksandr Lukashenka and certain other Belarusians.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on June 3 signed a presidential edict transforming the Ministry of Trade into a Ministry of Anti-monopoly Regulation...
Emigre opposition politician Syarhey Navumchyk arrived in Minsk on Tuesday on his first visit to Belarus in 20 years.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Saturday had a 40-minute private audience with Pope Francis in the pontiff’s studio in the Vatican.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka will visit Italy and the Vatican on May 20 and 21, reported the press office of the Belarusian leader
The government is drawing up a presidential edict that will introduce changes to the rules of admission to schools of higher learning and vocational schools.
He was commenting on the results of Mr. Lukashenka's meeting with top election officials and government officials on Wednesday.
Mr. Lukashenka reportedly warned that no numerical restrictions should be placed on foreign observers.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday that 2016 should become a «game-changing year» for the Belarusian economy.
Belarus does not want to limit its international cooperation to relations with European countries and seeks to forge closer ties with the Muslim world, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday, speaking at a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Alyaksandr Lukashenka suggested on Tuesday that the public should not worry too much about Belarus' defense capability and said that it was his direct duty as the army's commander-in-chief to ensure the country's security.