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20 Feb 2017
Kazakhstan Ambassador commends quality of Belarusian education Kazakhstan Ambassador commends quality of Belarusian education
"The quality of education in Belarus is very high. The country also has good living standards, which attracts Kazakh youth to come and study here,”Yergali Bulegenov said. At the moment, about 300 Kazakhstan citizens are studying in the universities all over Belarus...
17 Feb 2017
Ryzhenkov: The main point of Decree No.3 is to encourage people to pay taxes Ryzhenkov: The main point of Decree No.3 is to encourage people to pay taxes
The First Deputy Head of Belarus’ President Administration added that many western countries envisage fines for tax evasion. Using the mechanisms of Decree No.3 Belarus tries to make up for the public spending on the social services provided to people who do not pay taxes in full or at all...
16 Feb 2017
Ambassador: Belarus actively supports UN International Mother Language Day Ambassador: Belarus actively supports UN International Mother Language Day
The diplomat noted that the Belarusian language is one of the oldest languages among the Slavic ones. In late 14th century, the Old Belarusian language became a language of written business and legislative documents. “UNESCO researchers say that Belarusian is the second most melodic language in the world after Italian,” Igor Petrishenko noted...
16 Feb 2017
Riley on the dialogue with Belarus: We are getting closer to understanding each other better Riley on the dialogue with Belarus: We are getting closer to understanding each other better
“We work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, some of the best diplomats I’ve ever worked with. They work hard to understand others’ perspective, and this is exactly what we are all supposed to do. And I think that slowly but surely, at least in my experience with the individuals I work with, we are getting closer and closer to understanding each other better”...
15 Feb 2017
MFA: Visa-free stay in Belarus may be extended to two weeks MFA: Visa-free stay in Belarus may be extended to two weeks
When asked to give details about the possible extension, Dmitry Mironchik noted that the possibility of combining tourism with visits to health and wellness resorts is one of Belarus’ advantages. An average stay at a health improvement center lasts for about 12 days...
15 Feb 2017
MFA: Belarus’ decision to introduce visa-free travel welcomed by foreign partners MFA: Belarus’ decision to introduce visa-free travel welcomed by foreign partners
"The first days since the launch of visa-free travel have seen quite positive results. German, Polish, Chinese, Italian and Lithuanian nationals have been among the most active users of the visa-free travel option. Belarus has also welcomed guests from other countries, for instance, Malta"...
15 Feb 2017
Lukashenko: Internationalist soldiers nurture the spirit of patriotism among young people Lukashenko: Internationalist soldiers nurture the spirit of patriotism among young people
“On this anniversary please accept my sincere gratitude for the courage and bravery displayed in the hotspots of the planet. We remember the sons of Belarus who reaffirmed their loyalty to duty at the cost of their lives, mourn together with their parents, widows, and children”...
14 Feb 2017
Shamko: Minsk is ready to host 2017 European Fencing U23 Championships Shamko: Minsk is ready to host 2017 European Fencing U23 Championships
"Over the past years Minsk has gained wide experience in hosting various high-level sports forums. Participants of every of these tournaments praised the organization level and the hospitality of Belarusians. I believe that the competitions among the Europe’s best fencers will also be a success”...
14 Feb 2017
Promoting connectivity in greater Europe outlined as priority for Belarus CEI Presidency Promoting connectivity in greater Europe outlined as priority for Belarus CEI Presidency
“Belarus sees the promotion of connectivity in a greater Europe as the top priority of its presidency of the CEI. This vast theme covers different aspects of the interaction that are equally important and complementary in promoting the unity of the CEI countries and also various integration associations on the continent,” Vladimir Makei said...
14 Feb 2017
Lukashenko wants constructive proposals from business representatives Lukashenko wants constructive proposals from business representatives
“I would like to address the representatives of business circles, especially those present at the meeting today. In the process of work you have to deal with a variety of absurd requirements and endless checks. I would like you to have the most honest and open dialogue in the group,” the President said...
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