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15 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus will adopt Russia’s best practices in education Lukashenko: Belarus will adopt Russia’s best practices in education
“Today we are ready to open a technology park similar to Sirius,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “The experience of Sirius in revealing talents is very important for us. Of course, it is also a good example in terms of programs, education and accommodation for young people. Russia has gone a very interesting path, and this path is important for us. We will use it as an example. We should adopt all the best practices that we can see here”...
15 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Sovereignty is sacred Lukashenko: Sovereignty is sacred
“Why would we raise the question of sovereignty of Belarus and Russia? It is a sanctuary, it is sacred. We have no problem with sovereignty [in relations between the two states]. We do not discuss these issues even in this context,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
14 Feb 2019
Albers: Belarus’ leading athletes recovering, preparing for IBU European Championships Albers: Belarus’ leading athletes recovering, preparing for IBU European Championships
"The situation ahead of the championships is complicated. As is known, our team went down with a virus. We were looking for the cause and finally came to the conclusion that the athletes fell ill after the return from Antholz. Iryna Kryuko and Dzinara Alimbekava have almost recovered"...
14 Feb 2019
Visa waiver, nature hailed as competitive advantages of Belarus’ health resorts Visa waiver, nature hailed as competitive advantages of Belarus’ health resorts
“Increasing export is another priority. We pin great hopes on the visa-free program as we are working to diversify the export. It is no secret that our main foreign market is Russia. We hope to see more customers from other countries in our health resorts”...
14 Feb 2019
Raubichi ready for Legends’ Race, IBU Open European Championships Raubichi ready for Legends’ Race, IBU Open European Championships
"The sport center has proved its worth during the Snow Sniper biathlon tournament. We hope that athletes and spectators will associate the upcoming forum with positive emotions"...
13 Feb 2019
Chinese diplomat: China greatly values relations with Belarus Chinese diplomat: China greatly values relations with Belarus
The diplomat noted that Belarus-China relations are very strong. “The Belarus-China friendship has a very solid political foundation, and we are determined to continue our cooperation with Belarus in all the areas,” Luo Zhanhui said...
13 Feb 2019
Putin: Belarus is the most important strategic partner and ally of Russia
“For us Belarus is the most important strategic partner, an ally. For me it is very important to compare notes with the Belarus president about these matters, including matters of integration in the post-Soviet space”...
13 Feb 2019
Belarus calls on international community to use modern means to protect family values Belarus calls on international community to use modern means to protect family values
During the event, the deputy foreign minister of Belarus made a statement on behalf of the Group of Friends of the Family, in which he noted that a strong family is a pillar of social stability, cultural identity and morality of any society...
12 Feb 2019
Poland appreciates Belarus’ contribution to Minsk agreements Poland appreciates Belarus’ contribution to Minsk agreements
Poland supports the process of improving relations between Belarus and the European Union and is interested in seeing the visa facilitation agreement signed as soon as possible...
12 Feb 2019
Belarus wants higher level of political dialogue with Poland Belarus wants higher level of political dialogue with Poland
The diplomat noted that Poland is a major economic partner of Belarus: Poland ranks fifth in terms of its investment and import in Belarus and is sixth in terms of export and trade in general...
12 Feb 2019
Forthcoming years to determine long-term prospects of Belarus-Poland relations Forthcoming years to determine long-term prospects of Belarus-Poland relations
“I cannot say there are no problems. There is a fair share of them. But all of them can be solved. It is necessary to accomplish that by all means because the forthcoming years will play a crucial role in Belarus-Poland relations in the long term”...
12 Feb 2019
Belarus, Italy mulling over new projects Belarus, Italy mulling over new projects
In an interview with BelTA, Belarus’ Ambassador to Italy Alexander Gurianov discussed market prospects for Belarusian steel mill BMZ, Belarus’ proposals for the Italian car making industry, the interest of Italian haute couture in Belarusian linen, economy and the human dimension of the bilateral relations...
11 Feb 2019
Belarus set to expand cooperation with Iran Belarus set to expand cooperation with Iran
Pavel Utyupin pointed to the mutual interest in intensifying bilateral relations in manufacturing, agriculture, science and technology...
11 Feb 2019
Belarus reaffirms commitment to closer relations with Poland Belarus reaffirms commitment to closer relations with Poland
"Belarus views Poland as an important and promising partner. In recent times the two countries have made some progress in building up trust and mutual understanding. Belarus and Poland are well positioned to expand political and economic contacts"...
11 Feb 2019
Lukashenko asks Domracheva and Skardino to return to biathlon Lukashenko asks Domracheva and Skardino to return to biathlon
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the sport festival Minsk Ski Race 2019...
11 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Focus on sport reaps benefits Lukashenko: Focus on sport reaps benefits
“This all pays off,” the head of state said. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that, first of all, this is about the country's image...
8 Feb 2019
Tokunaga: Japanese think high of Belarusian medicine Tokunaga: Japanese think high of Belarusian medicine
“The high level of Belarusian healthcare services is well known in Japan, and our citizens often seek medical help from Belarusian specialists, including transplant surgeons,” the diplomat noted...
8 Feb 2019
Hiroki Tokunaga: Japan looks forward to Belarus’ active participation in EXPO 2025 in Osaka Hiroki Tokunaga: Japan looks forward to Belarus’ active participation in EXPO 2025 in Osaka
“I believe that the expo is a good opportunity for Belarus to show its culture and industry not only to Japan but also to Asia and the whole world,” Hiroki Tokunaga said...
6 Feb 2019
EOC head satisfied with Belarus’ preparations for European Games EOC head satisfied with Belarus’ preparations for European Games
“I would like to make a statement on behalf of the European Olympic Committees: we are very satisfied with the work of the European Games organizing committee in Belarus. I know that you are very committed to this work,” Janez Kocijancic said...
6 Feb 2019
PM: Belarus will be an excellent host of 2nd European Games PM: Belarus will be an excellent host of 2nd European Games
According to the premier, 135 days are left until the start of the games. All necessary organizing events are under his permanent control...
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