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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...
15 Jul 2019
MFA highlights importance of economic agenda for Belarusian embassies MFA highlights importance of economic agenda for Belarusian embassies
"Our main task is to advance Belarusian goods and services to foreign markets. The situation on the foreign trade front has not become easier since our last year's meeting. It will not get easier"...
15 Jul 2019
Turchin: Belarus seeks to keep agricultural subsidies after WTO entry Turchin: Belarus seeks to keep agricultural subsidies after WTO entry
"I am sure we will be able to uphold the positions regarding the current volume of agricultural subsidies in the country, or maybe even higher volumes. We have some reserves where we can make concessions but we see the red lines that we cannot cross"...
12 Jul 2019
Ambassador: France intends to develop cooperation with Belarus in matters of European stability Ambassador: France intends to develop cooperation with Belarus in matters of European stability
“As evidenced by the growing political dialogue, Belarus is a partner whose independence and sovereignty we support and with whom we want to strengthen cooperation, especially in matters relating to European stability”...
12 Jul 2019
Vietnam thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to security, peace in region Vietnam thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to security, peace in region
"Vietnam always thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to ensuring security and peace in the region. Vietnam and Belarus have maintained active cooperation for many years. Both sides now continue developing and strengthening constructive interaction in all fields"...
12 Jul 2019
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as important culturological platform for Belarus-Russia union Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as important culturological platform for Belarus-Russia union
“In any sphere it is an important to have an effective tool to achieve practical goals. Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk is such a tool in the sphere of culture of Belarus and Russia”...
11 Jul 2019
Putin: Slavianski Bazaar enriches the cultural life of many countries Putin: Slavianski Bazaar enriches the cultural life of many countries
"The festival is famous for its good creative traditions, the atmosphere of friendship and creativity. Every year popular singers, actors, musicians and dancers perform at concert venues of hospitable Vitebsk"...
11 Jul 2019
Makei: Bielski partisans group is vivid example of Jews’ fight against invaders Makei: Bielski partisans group is vivid example of Jews’ fight against invaders
In his opening remarks Vladimir Makei noted that during the Second World War, the Jews were not only victims but also warriors, partisans and underground movement members, heroes who fought with weapons in their hands against the extermination of their people and other peoples...
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