Lukashenko gives interview to Associated Press

12:01, 5 May

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is giving an interview to one of the largest international news agencies - Associated Press, BelTA has learned

The interviewer is Vice President of Associated Press Ian Phillips, who has worked for the agency since 1994 and has been its own correspondent in Brazil, France, the UK, headed the East European bureau and the bureaus of Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

The Associated Press news agency unites about 7,000 newspaper publishers, radio and television stations and operates 248 news bureaus in 99 countries. Its paid content subscribers include more than 10,000 different media outlets in 120 countries, including the Belarusian National State Television and Radio Company, the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, Channel One and RBK, the Japanese NHK, France 24, Al Jazeera (Qatar) and The Washington Post. Every day Associated Press produces about 2,000 news items in English, Spanish and Arabic. The agency distributes more than 1 million copyrighted photos a year.

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