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3 Dec 2017
Lavrov: Minsk was absolutely sincere in offering to host Normandy Four Talks Lavrov: Minsk was absolutely sincere in offering to host Normandy Four Talks
“It was Alexander Lukashenko who offered Minsk as a venue for the dialogue of the Normandy Four that was formed in June 2014. It was a sincere offer. We immediately supported. So did Ukraine, Germany, and France"...
1 Dec 2017
Opinion: Belarus’ international logistics projects can facilitate trade with Tajikistan Opinion: Belarus’ international logistics projects can facilitate trade with Tajikistan
“As for Tajikistan, the logistics are complicated. What we plan to do together with Kazakhstan, however, will open up other corridors and opportunities and will make the export to Tajikistan easier”...
1 Dec 2017
Belarus seeks deeper involvement in SCO joint projects Belarus seeks deeper involvement in SCO joint projects
"We reaffirm our willingness to be a meaningful responsible participant in joint projects. We are in favor of greater involvement of the observer countries in project activities of the organization"...
1 Dec 2017
Call to bolster ties between Tajikistan and Belarus Call to bolster ties between Tajikistan and Belarus
“I am confident that together we can further our cooperation. For that we have all the necessary conditions, a solid legal framework, relevant mechanisms for interstate collaboration and enormous potential, which is far from being exhausted"...
1 Dec 2017
Call to intensify Belarus-Mongolia cooperation Call to intensify Belarus-Mongolia cooperation
Andrei Kobyakov noted that over the 25 years that have passed since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Belarus and Mongolia have developed a good framework for fruitful contacts...
1 Dec 2017
Agreement on Belarusian-Tajikistani plans to set up, develop joint ventures Agreement on Belarusian-Tajikistani plans to set up, develop joint ventures
Emomali Rahmon said it represented a huge potential. He suggested instructing the intergovernmental commission to study all the details and opportunities for setting up the joint ventures at a session in January or February 2018...
1 Dec 2017
Belarus calls on Tajikistan to work together in Afghanistan market Belarus calls on Tajikistan to work together in Afghanistan market
“We have had many meetings with the leadership, business, political elite of Afghanistan. However difficult the situation may be there, still this is the country of millions of people. They ask us to help them with technology and manufactures there"...
1 Dec 2017
National Day greetings to Romania President Klaus Iohannis National Day greetings to Romania President Klaus Iohannis
“I believe that together we will create the necessary conditions for the gradual expansion of Belarus-Romania cooperation which will meet both countries’ interests and further strengthen our partnership,” the message of greetings reads...
30 Nov 2017
Minsk summit hailed as another important stage in CSTO development Minsk summit hailed as another important stage in CSTO development
During the session the presidents exchanged views on a wide range of issues in global and regional policy. The heads of state adopted statements on a number of issues, in particular on the Syrian conflict and the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement...
30 Nov 2017
Belarus’ CSTO presidency described as eventful, responsible and professional Belarus’ CSTO presidency described as eventful, responsible and professional
"It was event-packed, responsible and highly professional. The fact that we have prepared a big package of documents for the summit testifies to this"...
30 Nov 2017
Makei: Belarus’ CSTO presidency goals achieved Makei: Belarus’ CSTO presidency goals achieved
He recalled that Belarus was in favor of greater representation of the CSTO in the international arena. In this context, a number of meetings and contacts were undertaken, joint activities were conducted in the UN and the OSCE...
30 Nov 2017
Wiktorin: Belarus proves the benefits of green economy for small towns Wiktorin: Belarus proves the benefits of green economy for small towns
"Initiatives in the field of energy efficiency were most illustrative in this regard. I am glad that Belarus recognized the benefits of green economy and is actively moving in this direction"...
30 Nov 2017
Gayev: All conditions in place in Belarus for business development Gayev: All conditions in place in Belarus for business development
"With the support of the head of state and the prime minister, Belarus has laid down all the conditions for effective investment promotion and business development"...
30 Nov 2017
Belarus’ food exports to reach $4.9bn in 2017 Belarus’ food exports to reach $4.9bn in 2017
In his words, the agricultural and food exports accounted for to 18% of the country’s total exports in 2016, as against 8% in 2005. Belarus sells food products to 61 countries...
29 Nov 2017
Kazakhstan sees big prospects in cooperation with Belarus in digital technology Kazakhstan sees big prospects in cooperation with Belarus in digital technology
"Belarus has plenty of expertise in digital technology. We plan to use it as well as the experience we have," Askar Mamin remarked...
29 Nov 2017
Good potential for Belarus-Kazakhstan cooperation in information technologies Good potential for Belarus-Kazakhstan cooperation in information technologies
The fact that Belarus and Kazakhstan are part of the Eurasian Economic Union adds to this good cooperation potential. The EAEU membership automatically removes many possible barriers. Kazakhstan is now setting up an IT park and is interested in Belarus’ experience...
29 Nov 2017
Belarus eager to work with Kazakhstan in digital economy sphere Belarus eager to work with Kazakhstan in digital economy sphere
“Belarus is interested in effectively working with Kazakhstan in information technologies, in the digital transformation of conventional economy branches and in creating a new economy as part of modern digitalization”...
29 Nov 2017
Belarus’ competence in software development noted Belarus’ competence in software development noted
The official mentioned Belarus’ competence in software development, which is ahead of many European Union countries such as Germany, Italy, and other ones. “Belarus is the world’s number one in the number of programmers per capita”...
29 Nov 2017
EOC president: Belarus’ experience in hosting big events helps it prepare for European Games EOC president: Belarus’ experience in hosting big events helps it prepare for European Games
“Belarus has already hosted quite a few large-scale sports competitions: the 2014 IIHF World Championship, world cups and European championships in different sports,” President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Janez Kocijancic said...
29 Nov 2017
Call to enhance Belarus-Kazakhstan industrial cooperation Call to enhance Belarus-Kazakhstan industrial cooperation
“With appropriate support from both states we can improve the efficiency of the Belarusian-Kazakhstani manufactures of MAZ passenger and utilities vehicles, agricultural machines,” the head of state said...
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