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18 Jul 2019
MFA: Belarus will continue to promote Helsinki 2 initiative MFA: Belarus will continue to promote Helsinki 2 initiative
“Belarus will strongly promote this idea [of holding a new OSCE conference in the Helsinki 2 format] every time, at every opportunity, at an appropriate occasion. It is not for self-promotion but for peace and security, first and foremost, of the people of our country and our neighbors”...
18 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: Belarusians and Russians have gone through many trials with honor Lukashenko: Belarusians and Russians have gone through many trials with honor
"Here, in the heroic land of Leningrad I would like to say once again: memory of that war is sacred for Belarusians,” the Belarusian leader stressed. “This year we’ve come up to another historic milestone – the 75th anniversary of lifting the blockade of Leningrad and Belarus’ liberation"...
18 Jul 2019
Putin: Russia and Belarus build relations taking into account each other’s interests Putin: Russia and Belarus build relations taking into account each other’s interests
Vladimir Putin stressed: “For us Belarus is the closest ally and a strategic partner, relations with which are built on principles of good neighborhood and taking into account each other’s interests”...
18 Jul 2019
Call for more support for youth in Belarus-Russia Union State Call for more support for youth in Belarus-Russia Union State
“Our countries apply an efficient system to support the youth, from education to employment of graduates, and assistance to young families. We need to move further. We can suggest a number of ways to step up work in this area,” Igor Petrishenko said...
18 Jul 2019
UN secretary-general praises Belarus’ efforts to strengthen international security UN secretary-general praises Belarus’ efforts to strengthen international security
He made this statement as he met with Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov in the UN headquarters in New York...
18 Jul 2019
Myasnikovich: Belarus wants healthy competition on Belarus-Russia market Myasnikovich: Belarus wants healthy competition on Belarus-Russia market
The speaker urged to join efforts while working with third countries. “We need joint ventures, sci-tech projects. If we have solid joint business, we will have good results,” he is convinced...
17 Jul 2019
Minsk’s best sports venues at the disposal of Sberbankiada Minsk’s best sports venues at the disposal of Sberbankiada
Basketball coach of the Russian team Viktor Gavrilov gushed over the organization of the tournament. "Everything is convenient; the courts in the Sports Palace comply with the requirements. Athletes feel good and take to the court in high spirits"..
17 Jul 2019
Interregional cooperation expected to boost Belarus-Russia trade Interregional cooperation expected to boost Belarus-Russia trade
Anatoly Isachenko called BelAZ an example of successful cooperation in the manufacturing industry, because this type of collaboration encourages suppliers to develop new solutions and world-class products...
17 Jul 2019
Matviyenko: Union State Treaty should encompass relevant projects Matviyenko: Union State Treaty should encompass relevant projects
Valentina Matviyenko recalled that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Union State Foundation Treaty and it is time to take stock of the progress made...
17 Jul 2019
Belarus, Russia bring closer views on Union State Treaty implementation program Belarus, Russia bring closer views on Union State Treaty implementation program
Large groups representing interests of the governments will take part in the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on 18 July. According to Mikhail Myasnikovich, they will discuss matters relating primarily to “filling the Union State Treaty through the updated program of action”...
17 Jul 2019
Belarus advocates inclusive international security dialogue Belarus advocates inclusive international security dialogue
Honoring its obligations within the framework of strategic partnerships with the Russian Federation and integration structures, such as the EAEU, the CIS, the CSTO, and the SCO, Belarus keeps building relations in the Euro-Atlantic zone, he noted...
17 Jul 2019
Minister: Concept of further action to formulate proposals on Union State integration agreed Minister: Concept of further action to formulate proposals on Union State integration agreed
"We have prepared a package of proposals for the talks for the president. The working group worked out the draft programs which the heads of state exchanged in May. I believe that the concept of further work is generally agreed"...
17 Jul 2019
Opinion: EAEU, Union State can naturally complement each other Opinion: EAEU, Union State can naturally complement each other
Grigory Rapota believes that some issues can be effectively addressed in the Union State, others at the level of the EAEU and this experience can be further scaled up in the Eurasian space...
16 Jul 2019
Top-priority tasks in Belarus-Russia relations specified Top-priority tasks in Belarus-Russia relations specified
"If we are part of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the prices should be close to each other, however, the price we pay is twice as large as that in Smolensk Oblast. On the other hand, we should more actively promote our own products"...
16 Jul 2019
Belarus receives praise for sport infrastructure Belarus receives praise for sport infrastructure
“But as the city prepared for the European Games it built world-class infrastructure. Now the city can host almost any tournament,” he said...
16 Jul 2019
Governor: Russia’s Primorsky Krai interested in increasing supplies of Belarusian goods Governor: Russia’s Primorsky Krai interested in increasing supplies of Belarusian goods
According to the Russian governor, it will be easier for Belarus to bolster ties with Primorsky Krai than Sakhalin Oblast. "Primorsky Krai is the continent, more densely populated region, bordering on four countries: China, North and South Korea, Japan"...
16 Jul 2019
Belarus’ draft youth policy strategy until 2030 ready Belarus’ draft youth policy strategy until 2030 ready
“Belarus has already drawn up the draft strategy for youth policy until 2030,” the minister said. According to him, the conceptual approaches of the document can be used in the strategy for youth integration in the Union State...
16 Jul 2019
Belarus MFA optimistic about Belarusian-Russian talks in St. Petersburg Belarus MFA optimistic about Belarusian-Russian talks in St. Petersburg
According to Vladimir Makei, the parties view some issues differently. “I think that during the meeting it will be possible to narrow these differences and work out a common understanding of what the process of further integration should look like”...
15 Jul 2019
Belarus-Switzerland relations reach new heights Belarus-Switzerland relations reach new heights
Aleksandr Turchin said he was confident that active contacts between the countries will continue. The elevation of the Swiss diplomatic mission in Belarus up to the embassy will contribute to it among other things...
15 Jul 2019
Ambassador: Authority of Minsk negotiations venue is very high in Ukraine Ambassador: Authority of Minsk negotiations venue is very high in Ukraine
The ambassador recalled the recent address of President Volodymyr Zelensky with a proposal to hold talks on the situation in Ukraine in Minsk. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about the possibility to hold such a meeting several times...
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