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18 Oct 2017
Confidence in Belarus’ ability to handsomely increase gold, forex reserves every year Confidence in Belarus’ ability to handsomely increase gold, forex reserves every year
The head of Belarus’ central bank explained that the economy has to constantly demonstrate export growth in order to increase the gold and foreign exchange reserves on a healthy footing...
18 Oct 2017
Gusakov: Philosophy should promote international cooperation, integration Gusakov: Philosophy should promote international cooperation, integration
"I am confident that the outstanding scholars and experts from more than 20 countries and prominent representatives of the Belarusian philosophical science will be able to make a considerable contribution to addressing these problems"...
18 Oct 2017
Belarus aims to reach $1bn in trade with Turkey by 2017 end Belarus aims to reach $1bn in trade with Turkey by 2017 end
“Over the past 10 years the Belarusian-Turkish trade has gone up five times to exceed $800 million in 2016"...
17 Oct 2017
Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 described as test for regional military force Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 described as test for regional military force
Belarusian Defense Minister, Lieutenant-General Andrei Ravkov noted that the regional military force is a guarantor of stability and tranquility in the region...
17 Oct 2017
Opinion: Economic liberalization will help Belarus climb up in Doing Business ranking Opinion: Economic liberalization will help Belarus climb up in Doing Business ranking
Small and medium-sized enterprises account for 28% of Belarus’ GDP. This number is expected to reach 40% in due course, after the documents on liberalization are adopted. Belarus also hopes to improve its position in the Doing Business ranking, which may be reflected in the 2018 report...
17 Oct 2017
Designer: Ornaments on Team Belarus outfits for Pyeongchang 2018 symbolize good luck Designer: Ornaments on Team Belarus outfits for Pyeongchang 2018 symbolize good luck
“This ornament patten is unusual. I used the ornament pattern which symbolizes the mother and works as an amulet and added the elements which mean good luck, success and productivity," said the collection designer Lyudmila Labkova...
17 Oct 2017
UN pleased with progress in refugee employment in Belarus UN pleased with progress in refugee employment in Belarus
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is ready to consider giving $2,000-3,000 per micro grant to potential employers for the sake of creating jobs for refugees...
17 Oct 2017
Belarus pleased with results of CSTO joint effort against emergencies Belarus pleased with results of CSTO joint effort against emergencies
The council’s work is primarily focused on working out mechanisms to promptly respond to crisis situations...
17 Oct 2017
Call for Belarus, Russia to unite against common security threats Call for Belarus, Russia to unite against common security threats
“We work in an atmosphere of trust, equality, and mutual interest. We are allies and are destined to work together,” stressed Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia Sergei Naryshkin after he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
16 Oct 2017
Chinese MFA: Great Stone is a big project of cooperation with Belarus Chinese MFA: Great Stone is a big project of cooperation with Belarus
“The amount of Chinese investment in the park has been growing markedly. I believe that Great Stone can become a true bridge for all-round Belarus-China partnership,” the Chinese official added...
16 Oct 2017
Belarus may supply electrobuses to Moscow Belarus may supply electrobuses to Moscow
“Belarusian companies have supplied transport to Moscow before. We use Belarusian trolleybuses. Belarusian producers have a serious chance of participating in a tender on the supply of electric buses,” Sergei Cheremin said...
14 Oct 2017
Egypt hopes to open embassy in Minsk soon Egypt hopes to open embassy in Minsk soon
“As for the opening of the Egyptian embassy in Minsk, it is very important for us. We are interested in the implementation of this project,” the speaker of the Egyptian parliament said...
13 Oct 2017
Manufacturing cooperation ties with Belarus described as strategic for Russia’s Vologda Oblast Manufacturing cooperation ties with Belarus described as strategic for Russia’s Vologda Oblast
Speaking about bilateral cooperation as a whole, Oleg Kuvshinnikov noted that Belarus is one of Vologda Oblast’s top three foreign trade partners...
13 Oct 2017
Belarus calls for enhancing CSTO status Belarus calls for enhancing CSTO status
"There is a wish to enhance the status of the CSTO, strengthen it both in organization and financial support. The issue is difficult. We have not come up to the final decisions yet. They are likely to be adopted in early 2018"...
13 Oct 2017
Parliaments of Belarus, Azerbaijan urged to contribute to bilateral relations Parliaments of Belarus, Azerbaijan urged to contribute to bilateral relations
“I think that the parliaments can made a serious contribution to our relations. I, for example, listen to the opinion of the speakers and members of the parliament. I know that Ilham Aliyev is a very democratic person in this regard"...
13 Oct 2017
Belarus’ engineering exports to Russia up more than 50% in 2017 Belarus’ engineering exports to Russia up more than 50% in 2017
"According to the preliminary results, in January-September 2017 Belarus’ mechanical engineering exports went up by 25%. The growth of exports to Russia, which is our main market, exceeded 50%"...
12 Oct 2017
Naumovich: All prerequisites in place for development of Belarus-CoE cooperation Naumovich: All prerequisites in place for development of Belarus-CoE cooperation
Andrei Naumovich noted that the Belarusian Parliament welcomes the decision of PACE as set out in its resolution of 27 June this year to continue working on the development of cooperation with Belarus...
12 Oct 2017
Virtually impossible scenario in radiation accident response exercise in Belarus Virtually impossible scenario in radiation accident response exercise in Belarus
Participants of the exercise will practice taking preventive and protective measures in response to accidents at nuclear installations and facilities with radiation hazards in Belarus and abroad...
12 Oct 2017
Andreichenko: Belarus-Cuba relations are based on friendship, mutual understanding Andreichenko: Belarus-Cuba relations are based on friendship, mutual understanding
The two states have been steadily developing a legal framework of the bilateral relations. For instance, this year the agreements on cooperation were signed by the agrarian and culture ministries. The inter-parliamentary ties have been strengthening as well...
11 Oct 2017
Digital technology to add 1% to Belarus’ GDP per year Digital technology to add 1% to Belarus’ GDP per year
The official remarked that the approach should be developed in the Eurasian Economic Union space, too. The Belarusian side is the initiator in this sphere...
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