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25 Oct 2019
Belarus eager to secure national interests before joining WTO Belarus eager to secure national interests before joining WTO
Aleksandr Turchin noted that Belarus is intent on joining the WTO but results of making the move are more important than the desire to join the organization at any cost and as soon as possible...
25 Oct 2019
Tokayev: Belarus, Kazakhstan reach strategic agreements Tokayev: Belarus, Kazakhstan reach strategic agreements
The president of Kazakhstan stressed that his country is interested in increasing trade with Belarus, expanding humanitarian ties and interaction in international organizations...
25 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has always been a reliable partner for Kazakhstan Lukashenko: Belarus has always been a reliable partner for Kazakhstan
"Our relations with Kazakhstan go back decades, centuries. We have always been close, especially during the Soviet Union period. Our economies have always been complementary, which creates new opportunities for us today"...
23 Oct 2019
Opinion: Belarus spearheads effort to achieve SDGs in the region Opinion: Belarus spearheads effort to achieve SDGs in the region
“According to international experts, Belarus is spearheading the work towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the region. We rank 23rd among 162 countries on the Sustainable Development Index”...
23 Oct 2019
Cuban president views visit to Belarus as hugely important Cuban president views visit to Belarus as hugely important
“Belarus is one of the first countries I am visiting in the capacity of the President of the Republic of Cuba. This shows the priority we give to the relations with your country”...
23 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus will always be true friend of Cuba Lukashenko: Belarus will always be true friend of Cuba
The president emphasized that Belarus is closely watching Cuba as it is carrying out dramatic reforms of the economy and political system...
22 Oct 2019
Belarus’ landmark international initiatives laid out in Germany Belarus’ landmark international initiatives laid out in Germany
“Vladimir Makei laid out the foreign policy priorities of the Republic of Belarus and drew the audience's attention to a number of landmark international initiatives of the country's leadership, in particular, the launch of a broad international dialogue on security issues, the adoption of the declaration of responsible countries on the non-deployment of medium- and shorter-range missiles in Europe, the formation of the digital neighborhood belt”...
22 Oct 2019
Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ public service strives to keep up with times Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ public service strives to keep up with times
First Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Maksim Ryzhenkov said as he opened the international scientific and practical conference “Public Service: Current State and Development Prospects”...
21 Oct 2019
Opinion: Belarus, Slovakia have huge potential for advancing cooperation Opinion: Belarus, Slovakia have huge potential for advancing cooperation
“The growth rate and dynamics confirm that the potential for cooperation is huge and that we have only begun to explore some of the areas in which we could cooperate”...
21 Oct 2019
Belarus president gives interview to Kazakhstan’s top news agency ahead of official visit Belarus president gives interview to Kazakhstan’s top news agency ahead of official visit
“Aleksandr Grigoryevich [Lukashenko] is a very interesting person to talk to. He wins you over with his sincerity. Few politicians have it while sincerity is something he was born with. He knows how to wield it well”...
21 Oct 2019
Belarus, Cuba eager to determine new vectors of economic interaction Belarus, Cuba eager to determine new vectors of economic interaction
The ambassador remarked that good relations in various spheres have evolved between Cuba and Belarus since the Soviet Union times. “The visit of Fidel Castro to Minsk in July 1972 was a historic event for both countries. It was an important event, which became part of history of Belarusian-Cuban cooperation”...
18 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Time to actively involve youth in country’s political life Lukashenko: Time to actively involve youth in country’s political life
“Almost a third of our citizens – around three million people – were born in sovereign Belarus. They are young people who look at the world from the perspective of a citizen of an independent European state”...
18 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus creates sustainable governance model Lukashenko: Belarus creates sustainable governance model
“Over the past quarter of a century, we have created a sustainable governance model that is stable in its core points. They are simple and understandable to everyone: the sovereignty of our country, the well-being of citizens and fair treatment of people, the unity of society”...
18 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus needs proactive, competent, ambitious executives
According to the head of state, the procedure of selecting future students and listeners of the Academy of Public Administration is very important as they will have to use their knowledge and skills for the resolution of pending issues...
18 Oct 2019
EOC president: We are proud of 2nd European Games in Minsk EOC president: We are proud of 2nd European Games in Minsk
“The 2nd European Games in Minsk were organized a great deal better than anybody expected and we can be proud of this achievement. Each continent has its large-scale sport forum which should be better integrated into the Olympic framework”...
17 Oct 2019
Belarus’ unique economic transformation over roughly 30 years pointed out Belarus’ unique economic transformation over roughly 30 years pointed out
In his words, ideas of enhancing, developing, and creating new institutions represent the ultimate value as well as ideas of enhancing mutual responsibility and trust between the public sector, the corporate sector, and individuals...
17 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has not turned its back on Russia Lukashenko: Belarus has not turned its back on Russia
"We should not be seen as enemies who have turned their backs on Russia," the president said. "We have never been such and never will be. We are not welcome there [in Western Europe]. The obstacle is not even Lukashenko's dictatorship, but the economy”...
17 Oct 2019
Novgorod Oblast governor: Belarus-Russia bonds cannot be destroyed by Telegram channels Novgorod Oblast governor: Belarus-Russia bonds cannot be destroyed by Telegram channels
“It is a pleasure to be here, to experience the famous Belarusian hospitality. It is amazing indeed”...
14 Oct 2019
Schuebel on reduction of Schengen visa fees for Belarusians: Process will not last long Schuebel on reduction of Schengen visa fees for Belarusians: Process will not last long
According to him, specialists are already working on the document, but this is quite a difficult process as the EU includes 28 countries, and participants should take into account all mechanisms in both internal and also external relations...
11 Oct 2019
Moscow welcomes Belarus’ call for declaration on non-deployment in Europe Moscow welcomes Belarus’ call for declaration on non-deployment in Europe
Moscow supports Minsk’s call to draw up a declaration on non-deployment of medium- and shorter-range missiles in Europe, Russia President Vladimir Putin said at the CIS summit in Ashgabat...
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