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18 Sep 2019
Chudakov: IAEA will continue to cooperate closely with Belarus Chudakov: IAEA will continue to cooperate closely with Belarus
The parties discussed the current cooperation between Belarus and the agency, the results of the IAEA missions in the country, and particularly the recent pre-OSART mission to assess the operational safety of the nuclear power plant under construction...
18 Sep 2019
Opinion: Despite solid figures, Belarus-India trade sector has much more potential Opinion: Despite solid figures, Belarus-India trade sector has much more potential
Belarus has a significant potential for the future in the mechanical engineering sector. BelAZ has recently won a number of big tenders that will total in the delivery of almost 200 haulers to Indian partners...
18 Sep 2019
Minsk Metro contract described as very important for Stadler Minsk Minsk Metro contract described as very important for Stadler Minsk
"The order from the Minsk metro system operator is very important for our company Stadler Minsk. We are proud of the fact that we have the first metro trains that we will ship soon. I am glad that our enterprise in Belarus did not just make them but designed them"...
17 Sep 2019
Hale: United States not asking Belarus to choose between East, West Hale: United States not asking Belarus to choose between East, West
At the same time, the U.S. official noted that there are still aspects of the Belarus Democracy Act with which the Belarusian government needs to contend, and the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections represent an opportunity to address the spirit of the concerns outlined in the Belarus Democracy Act...
17 Sep 2019
Decision to reinstall ambassadors hailed as historic moment in Belarus-USA relations Decision to reinstall ambassadors hailed as historic moment in Belarus-USA relations
“The USA remains committed to supporting the sovereignty and independence of Belarus where next generations will have a successful future,” the diplomat said...
17 Sep 2019
Total openness of negotiations between Belarus president, high-ranking U.S. diplomat noted Total openness of negotiations between Belarus president, high-ranking U.S. diplomat noted
"The visit is taking place in an important period for the history of Belarusian-American relations. The fact that Mister Hale is in Belarus is important by itself"...
17 Sep 2019
Belarus open to contacts with European Commission on nuclear power plant stress tests action plan Belarus open to contacts with European Commission on nuclear power plant stress tests action plan
Olga Lugovskaya noted that the national action plan is not set in stone and can be adjusted if it is advisable. For instance, the plan stipulates measures of research nature. It is possible additional actions will be required once the researches are over...
17 Sep 2019
Lukashenko welcomes USA’s interest in region of Eastern Europe Lukashenko welcomes USA’s interest in region of Eastern Europe
“It is a pleasure to see you here, not only in Belarus, but also in Eastern Europe. I am pleased to mention the following: it shows that the USA has finally paid attention not only to Europe in general but also to Belarus”...
17 Sep 2019
Belarus president: Reassuring information about intermediate-range, shorter-range missiles Belarus president: Reassuring information about intermediate-range, shorter-range missiles
"Today the treaty is virtually destroyed but statements have been made that neither NATO nor Russia are going to deploy these missiles in Europe"...
17 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: United States could help resolve conflict in Ukraine Lukashenko: United States could help resolve conflict in Ukraine
“As for problems of Europe, especially Eastern Europe, Ukraine in particular, I firmly believe that at present this conflict cannot be resolved without the U.S. involvement,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
16 Sep 2019
Ambassador: Belarus, China develop equal, mutually beneficial cooperation Ambassador: Belarus, China develop equal, mutually beneficial cooperation
“Under the management and with personal attention of China President Xi Jinping and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko bilateral relations remain at a high and stable level and are currently best ever,” the ambassador stressed...
16 Sep 2019
BelNPP to generate third of country’s electricity BelNPP to generate third of country’s electricity
"Belarus has already made its choice in favor of the national nuclear power program, the implementation of which will help the country meet one third of its needs in accessible and reliable electric power and reduce considerably greenhouse gas emissions"...
16 Sep 2019
Belarus wants nuclear safety to remain unaffected by political mood swings Belarus wants nuclear safety to remain unaffected by political mood swings
"We hope that matters of nuclear safety will be purely uniting. We hope that international cooperation will be built on the basis of respecting the sovereign right of nations to develop their own nuclear energy industry"...
16 Sep 2019
Development of comprehensive cooperation with China seen as important for Belarus Development of comprehensive cooperation with China seen as important for Belarus
According to him, Belarus is interested in the experience of China, carefully studies and adopts it...
16 Sep 2019
Вelarus, Russia to return to compensations for tax maneuver Вelarus, Russia to return to compensations for tax maneuver
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that Russia’s ongoing adjustment of taxation in the oil industry had led to lower revenues from export customs duties on oil products. This is why the head of state wondered what steps the customs service was taking to compensate for the losses...
13 Sep 2019
Belarus, China search for new opportunities to promote cultural cooperation Belarus, China search for new opportunities to promote cultural cooperation
"Despite geographical remoteness our countries always find new ways of mutually beneficial cooperation. This year about 800 Chinese students will be enrolled in the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts"...
13 Sep 2019
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi deeply moved by visit to Minsk Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi deeply moved by visit to Minsk
"I'm really very grateful for the warm welcome we have received. I have been to many states, but believe me here I feel at home," the Crown Prince said...
13 Sep 2019
Belarus, UAE show mutual interest in closer cooperation Belarus, UAE show mutual interest in closer cooperation
"We produce goods that the UAE is interested in and vice versa. There is the understanding that we need a strategic vision to develop our cooperation. For this purpose the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi is paying an official visit to Belarus"...
12 Sep 2019
Cooperation with Russia described as absolute priority of Belarus’ foreign policy Cooperation with Russia described as absolute priority of Belarus’ foreign policy
“The Russian president and I agreed to adopt decisions on the further strategy of our integration in the run-up to the landmark date - the 20th anniversary of the Union State Treaty. And we will do it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added...
12 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: We aim for pragmatic relations with EU without having to choose between East, West Lukashenko: We aim for pragmatic relations with EU without having to choose between East, West
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that in recent years Belarus has made significant progress in the dialogue with the European Union, which is one of the most important trading partners for the country, an important source of innovations necessary for modernization and improving the competitiveness of the Belarusian economy...
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