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17 Oct 2018
IAEA praises Belarus’ preparedness for emergencies IAEA praises Belarus’ preparedness for emergencies
According to Juan Carlos Lentijo, the IAEA experts believe that Belarus has effective and reliable mechanisms in the area of emergency preparedness and response...
16 Oct 2018
Jiang Ping: Cooperation agreement will take Minsk-Shanghai partnership to a new level Jiang Ping: Cooperation agreement will take Minsk-Shanghai partnership to a new level
"The signing of the agreement is an important step at the level of the cities. It is our duty to build relationships in order to achieve more concrete objectives and help our businesses find a good trading partner"...
16 Oct 2018
PM: Belarus’ economic growth levels out at 3.7% PM: Belarus’ economic growth levels out at 3.7%
In his words, inflation stays within the yearly plan...
16 Oct 2018
China Development Bank to help implement ambitious projects in Belarus China Development Bank to help implement ambitious projects in Belarus
He welcomed the opening of the CDB office as a remarkable event which is in keeping with bilateral agreements and chimes in with the spirit of strategic partnership between Belarus and China...
15 Oct 2018
Head of Russian Orthodox Church, Belarus president in agreement on most important matters Head of Russian Orthodox Church, Belarus president in agreement on most important matters
In his words, the church cannot think differently from the ways people think. "The church has to be a mentor but at the same time its actions are based on people’s hopes, on how people understand what is going on in the world"...
15 Oct 2018
Lukashenko condemns disregard for morality in disguise of human rights protection Lukashenko condemns disregard for morality in disguise of human rights protection
This leads to alienation, indifference and intolerance that give rise to the rejection of different nationalities and faiths, the president said. Disputes and disagreements lead to mutual distrust, confrontation, trade wars, armed clashes...
15 Oct 2018
Belarus president sees growing demand for renewing security-enhancing measures in Europe Belarus president sees growing demand for renewing security-enhancing measures in Europe
Alexander Lukashenko stressed that Belarus’ stance on matters concerning ways to deal with disagreements in the European and Eurasian spaces remains unchanged...
15 Oct 2018
Patriarch Kirill: I am always happy to come to Belarus Patriarch Kirill: I am always happy to come to Belarus
The Patriarch said that a big part of his life is connected with Belarus. “I have not lived here but traveled through Belarus a lot. I can compare what was here in the 1990s with what we see today. The changes are immense”...
15 Oct 2018
Lukashenko on Orthodox Church: Schism is always a bad thing Lukashenko on Orthodox Church: Schism is always a bad thing
"You must know our firm position that schism is always a bad thing, bad consequences. That is why we are very much concerned of what is going on in the Orthodox Church today"...
15 Oct 2018
Belarus, Russia sign $500m worth of contracts at 5th Forum of Regions Belarus, Russia sign $500m worth of contracts at 5th Forum of Regions
"The bulk is the Belarusian export to the Russian Federation. I took a look at these contracts: two thirds of them are investment goods: machinery, tools, equipment, electronics"...
12 Oct 2018
Call for wider adoption of digital technologies in Belarus-Russia union Call for wider adoption of digital technologies in Belarus-Russia union
"First, it is necessary to take care of our common information security and digital sovereignty. It is necessary to defend against cyber threats together"...
12 Oct 2018
Talks about Belarus’ financial dependence on Russia dismissed as harmful, biased Talks about Belarus’ financial dependence on Russia dismissed as harmful, biased
In his words, the level of Belarus’ public debt stays within the limits recommended for emerging markets. The country services its public debt and loans without fail...
12 Oct 2018
Matviyenko: Belarus, Russia venerate those who died to defeat Nazis Matviyenko: Belarus, Russia venerate those who died to defeat Nazis
Valentina Matviyenko noted that one should approach the United Nations and prepare a relevant resolution on recognizing the Victory over fascism world heritage and declaring the monuments to those who died fighting against Nazism in all countries a global memorial...
12 Oct 2018
Matviyenko: Competition to host next forum of regions is high Matviyenko: Competition to host next forum of regions is high
“For now, I can tell you one thing for sure: the 6th Forum of Regions will be held in Russia,” Valentina Matviyenko added...
12 Oct 2018
Belarus-Russia union hailed as golden integration standard Belarus-Russia union hailed as golden integration standard
Valentina Matviyenko stated that while the world is in turmoil, Russia and Belarus remain key and predictable partners for each other. “Our union can definitely be called the golden standard of integration, the way things are done”...
12 Oct 2018
Speaker: Union State Treaty still relevant Speaker: Union State Treaty still relevant
“The document is based on a very serious scientific analysis, and I think it will be the roadmap which will help us harmonize all national legal acts”...
12 Oct 2018
Cooperation in agriculture seen as most sensitive issue in Belarus-Russia trade Cooperation in agriculture seen as most sensitive issue in Belarus-Russia trade
“I wish that the presidents of Russia and Belarus were less involved in solving the problems that should be addressed at the level of governments, agencies, ministries and regions”...
12 Oct 2018
Putin: Belarus and Russia can raise the bilateral trade to $50bn Putin: Belarus and Russia can raise the bilateral trade to $50bn
In 2017 Belarus-Russia trade rose by nearly one fourth and reached $32.4 billion. In January-August 2018 Belarus-Russia trade rose by another 14.5%. “We are quite capable of raising the bilateral trade to $50 billion”...
12 Oct 2018
Rumas welcomes SCO’s growing influence Rumas welcomes SCO’s growing influence
“Belarus is proud that the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone is becoming a gem on the crown of the Belt and Road project,” Sergei Rumas said...
12 Oct 2018
Belarus ready to work together with SCO to improve food security, nuclear safety Belarus ready to work together with SCO to improve food security, nuclear safety
Located in the geographical center of Europe Belarus views the SCO economic dimension as a priority element of the organization...
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