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6 Nov 2018
Belarus welcomes progress in cooperation with Hungary Belarus welcomes progress in cooperation with Hungary
"We have agreed to further cooperation in such areas as agriculture, water management, food processing, banking, finance, investment, standardization, science and innovation, construction, tourism, and education"...
6 Nov 2018
U.S. analyst: Belarus plays a key role in reducing tensions in the region U.S. analyst: Belarus plays a key role in reducing tensions in the region
The expert stressed he was impressed by the potential and the ability of Belarus, which borders on three NATO member states as well as Russia and Ukraine, to play a key role in ensuring stability in the region...
6 Nov 2018
Jamestown Foundation: Belarus-USA relations are moving to a new level Jamestown Foundation: Belarus-USA relations are moving to a new level
"The meeting with the Belarusian head of state was beyond my expectations. Every visit to Belarus is a very remarkable and joyful event. It is not the first visit to Belarus for many of us. It is the third visit for me"...
6 Nov 2018
U.S. analyst: Belarus doesn’t have to make the false choice between East and West U.S. analyst: Belarus doesn’t have to make the false choice between East and West
“Belarus is a sovereign country. I should say that at least from my point of view, we don’t have to ask Belarus to make a choice between its allied relations, tight historical and cultural ties with Russia and better relations with the USA. It is a false choice”...
6 Nov 2018
Belarus in favor of strong and united Europe Belarus in favor of strong and united Europe
“We are convinced that the security of the entire continent depends on the unity of countries in the region and the preservation of the military and political role of the United States in European affairs,” Alexander Lukashenko emphasized...
6 Nov 2018
Lukashenko sees no need in foreign military bases in Belarus Lukashenko sees no need in foreign military bases in Belarus
He stressed, however, that if NATO continues to “intimidate” by deploying bases in Poland, or in any other way, Belarus will need more sophisticated weapons, first of all, missiles. “As you can see, we have lately developed our own rocket industry”...
5 Nov 2018
Belarusian government eager to step up cooperation with World Bank Belarusian government eager to step up cooperation with World Bank
Alexander Turchin informed Satu Kahkonen that last week the Belarusian parliament passed the government’s new action program for 2018-2020. He said he believes the goals set by the Belarusian government fully correlate with recommendations made by international finance organizations, including the World Bank...
5 Nov 2018
Progress in implementing Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belarus Progress in implementing Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belarus
"We are gradually improving the rights of persons with disabilities in all areas: social guarantees, ensuring barrier-free environment, etc. We cannot say that we have done enough. This work will continue for more years. This is a long-term process in all countries"...
5 Nov 2018
Belarus’ plans to join WTO in 2020 described as ‘ambitious yet feasible’ Belarus’ plans to join WTO in 2020 described as ‘ambitious yet feasible’
“As far as schedules and dates are concerned, last week I heard very gratifying news from the prime minister [of Belarus], who had set 2020 as the reference point. It is quite a strong signal to all the WTO members that you are very seriously determined”...
5 Nov 2018
Opinion: Belarus-Moldova relations are at a high quality level Opinion: Belarus-Moldova relations are at a high quality level
He named the delivery of equipment to Moldova is among the important areas of cooperation. While in Belarus, the prime minister visited the Belkommunmash enterprise to see the production of electric buses. "I was pleased with what I saw"...
5 Nov 2018
Minsk seen as hub of international diplomacy Minsk seen as hub of international diplomacy
"The Minsk group to find a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been working for two decades. The group on conflict settlement in the Donbass has been operating for several years. Belarus and Minsk have become a very important place in terms of international diplomacy"...
5 Nov 2018
Belarus to publish MSC Core Group Meeting initiatives Belarus to publish MSC Core Group Meeting initiatives
He stressed that holding such events in Belarus contributes to the image of the country in the international arena and to its sovereignty. Many participants of the meeting see Minsk as an effective venue...
4 Nov 2018
Lukashenko: Decades of negotiations are better than one day of war Lukashenko: Decades of negotiations are better than one day of war
As for the Belarusian foreign policy, the president stressed: “One should get on well with the neighbors”...
4 Nov 2018
Lukashenko on 7 November holiday: This is our history Lukashenko on 7 November holiday: This is our history
"Whoever tried to throw a stone in the past by rewriting the history got this stone in the present. We left this day as the holiday on our national calendar. But, of course, time goes by, and we need to fill this holiday with some other meaning"...
2 Nov 2018
Number of Belarus-China sci-tech projects up 30% over two years Number of Belarus-China sci-tech projects up 30% over two years
“Sci-tech cooperation is one of the promising areas of interaction between Belarus and China. The implementation of joint projects will help the two countries set up new high-technology enterprises in the future”...
2 Nov 2018
UN official welcomes Belarus’ comprehensive approach to preventing child abuse UN official welcomes Belarus’ comprehensive approach to preventing child abuse
“It is very important for us to ensure comprehensive protection of children from violence. Not only response to child abuse, but also prevention of child maltreatment is needed. We see that this work is arranged in a proper way in Belarus”...
2 Nov 2018
Belarus president happy to wear domestic footwear brand Belarus president happy to wear domestic footwear brand
"Even when I meet with other heads of state – they flaunt Italian brands and some other ones, [Nursultan] Nazarbayev asked me once where I had got my shoes. I told him: ‘In Belarus’. He said it can’t be right. I took the shoes off and showed him the Marko label then"...
2 Nov 2018
Belarus wants to team up with UN to protect children from cybercrime Belarus wants to team up with UN to protect children from cybercrime
Vladimir Makei informed the special representative about Belarus’ priorities in protecting children and Belarus’ initiatives at the UN to combat violence...
2 Nov 2018
Belarus wants section on investments included in CIS free trade in services agreement Belarus wants section on investments included in CIS free trade in services agreement
“Unfortunately, I must say that the work at the expert level has been virtually deadlocked due to disagreements about the appropriateness of including the section on investments into the draft free trade in serviced agreement”...
2 Nov 2018
Lukashenko welcomes participants of Minsk International Film Festival Listapad Lukashenko welcomes participants of Minsk International Film Festival Listapad
"I am convinced that this year Listapad will give us an opportunity to enjoy the diversity of modern cinematography, much-anticipated premieres, meetings with outstanding filmmakers and rising stars and will become a real fest for those who make, watch and love cinema"...
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