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23 Jun 2017
Belarusian military training internationally recognized as effective Belarusian military training internationally recognized as effective
The defense minister said that the national military school develops vigorously and is sufficient for training personnel for all tiers of the national military security system. The Belarusian military school has been recognized internationally as effective...
23 Jun 2017
Diplomat: Polesie children's toys in high demand in Japan Diplomat: Polesie children's toys in high demand in Japan
"In 2015, Polesie, the manufacturer of children's toys from Kobrin, began shipping its goods to Japan. The demand for them was consistently high during the year. In 2016 the company opened the first store in Tokyo"...
23 Jun 2017
Decision on promotion of entrepreneurship to be adopted at presidential level in Belarus Decision on promotion of entrepreneurship to be adopted at presidential level in Belarus
“We should discuss this matter and adopt a decision at the level of the president. This matter is being dealt with. As far as I know, Valery Mitskevich is monitoring the progress. I know that the government has considered these matters. We should hold a session at the level of the president and adopt a corresponding decision”...
22 Jun 2017
Belarus, Russia make effective use of economic potential of regional cooperation Belarus, Russia make effective use of economic potential of regional cooperation
The regions of the two countries have been steadily developing contacts in the trade, economic, investment, and scientific areas, expanding humanitarian partnership. The regional relations are promoted by the annual forums of the regions of Belarus and Russia...
22 Jun 2017
European partners interested in Belarus-EU agreements on readmission, visas European partners interested in Belarus-EU agreements on readmission, visas
The relevant statement was made by Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei after negotiations with Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajcak...
22 Jun 2017
Italy supports Belarus’ initiative on meaningful dialogue in Europe Italy supports Belarus’ initiative on meaningful dialogue in Europe
"The most important thing is the message that Belarus is trying to convey: it is time for the Western Balkans and the European states like Belarus to sit down at the negotiating table and discuss the key matters"...
22 Jun 2017
Makei: Belarus’ presidency in CEI aimed at consolidating the region in the face of new challenges Makei: Belarus’ presidency in CEI aimed at consolidating the region in the face of new challenges
According to Vladimir Makei, today it is especially obvious that the only possibility to cope with these challenges is to harmonize efforts of all European countries. “There is no place for selective dialogue when “not enough European partners” are pushed aside or just ignored,” he said...
22 Jun 2017
Slovakia foreign minister: Belarus’ CEI presidency aims to improve situation in region Slovakia foreign minister: Belarus’ CEI presidency aims to improve situation in region
The minister congratulated Belarus on the successful CEI presidency and fully supported Alexander Lukashenko’s call for discussion of multiple common challenges and threats. “No country and no region can deal with these challenges on its own. Most challenges are transnational and require comprehensive solutions...
22 Jun 2017
Call for joint efforts in CEI to address challenges and threats Call for joint efforts in CEI to address challenges and threats
“We are glad to see how much attention your country pays to this interregional organization, this initiative that has gathered us here. We live in a more complex and interconnected world, and all the countries of one region face the same challenges and complex problems. The world changes on a daily basis, and the problems that we are faced with also mutate," said Igor Crnadak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina...
22 Jun 2017
Lukashenko calls on CEI countries to build bridges between integration associations Lukashenko calls on CEI countries to build bridges between integration associations
“At present this organization unites countries partaking in various integration associations and formats. We must use this factor in full. That is why Belarus’ presidency is aimed at promoting connectivity in a Wider Europe,” Alexander Lukashenko explained...
22 Jun 2017
Makei: Belarus welcomes Hungary’s willingness to intensify relations Makei: Belarus welcomes Hungary’s willingness to intensify relations
“We had short but very rich and fruitful negotiations. Our meetings at various international venues have already become a tradition. They are always very open, frank and constructive. We see Hungary’s systematic approach to develop further a foreign trade strategy of opening up toward the East and welcome its intention to intensify relations with Belarus”...
22 Jun 2017
Peter Szijjarto praises Belarus’ CEI presidency Peter Szijjarto praises Belarus’ CEI presidency
“I would like to congratulate Belarus on two occasions. First of all, Belarus does well with its duties at the CEI. Secondly, if we take a look at the recent achievements, we will see that they are significant,” he stressed...
21 Jun 2017
Baltic states named important foreign trade partners for Belarus Baltic states named important foreign trade partners for Belarus
“25 years of diplomatic relations is our common milestone. 25 years ago we made a step to determine our cooperation. We have reached a high level of mutual partnership,” Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Valentin Rybakov said...
21 Jun 2017
Guangchao Zhao: Tourism bring people of Belarus and China closer together Guangchao Zhao: Tourism bring people of Belarus and China closer together
“Tourism helps bring the two nations closer together, learn more about each other to step up cooperation in all the areas. We would like to see as many Belarusian tourists in Beijing as possible and are ready to assist an increase of tourist flows to Belarus”...
21 Jun 2017
Lavrov: Expo Russia Belarus helps unlock the trade and investment potential of the two countries Lavrov: Expo Russia Belarus helps unlock the trade and investment potential of the two countries
"I am confident that the demonstration of the achievements in different economic sectors and the mutually enriching exchange of experience will help us implement promising joint projects and will promote the further strengthening of the Russian-Belarusian cooperation”...
21 Jun 2017
Preparations for Belarus-Russia army exercise on schedule Preparations for Belarus-Russia army exercise on schedule
The Zapad 2017 exercise is scheduled to take place on 14-20 September. It will represent the final stage in this year’s joint training curriculum for the Belarusian and Russian armies. Such exercises are held every two years in Belarus or Russia by the decision of the heads of state...
21 Jun 2017
More companies to export Belarusian food to Ukraine More companies to export Belarusian food to Ukraine
"Belarus is intent on exporting more food to Ukraine. Ten companies are now authorized to export to Ukraine. It is now necessary to increase the number. It is necessary to discuss the matter with the Ukrainian side in detail and take concrete measures," said Belarusian First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Marinich...
20 Jun 2017
Poroshenko sees no alternative to Minsk agreements Poroshenko sees no alternative to Minsk agreements
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sees no alternative to the Minsk agreements. However, Ukraine is interested in the active participation of the United States in settling the conflict in the east of the country, the Ukrainian head of state told the media after his meetings in the White House...
20 Jun 2017
Belarus-EU agreement on readmission nearly ready Belarus-EU agreement on readmission nearly ready
Participants of the consultations agreed the text of the agreement on the whole. The provisions concerning the transition period, during which Belarus will not receive third-country citizens or stateless persons, who are subject to readmission, were preserved...
20 Jun 2017
Adult migrants from Ukraine to get free medical aid in Belarus as from 1 July Adult migrants from Ukraine to get free medical aid in Belarus as from 1 July
“In the past only kids could enjoy free medical aid of the emergency variety and the planned variety. Once the new law is in effect, adult Ukrainians, who have been granted protection in Belarus, will be able to get medical aid, too. Migrants from Ukraine represent the majority of those applying for protection"...
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