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20 Jun 2017
Lukashenko, Andreichenko discuss preparations for OSCE PA session in Minsk Lukashenko, Andreichenko discuss preparations for OSCE PA session in Minsk
Special attention was paid to the preparations for the 26th Minsk summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. “I would like to know in detail about the status of our preparations. You have set up a commission and were supposed to define my role in this process so that I can plan my work schedule,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
19 Jun 2017
European nations encouraged to cooperate with Belarus European nations encouraged to cooperate with Belarus
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the importance of restoring trust between nations instead of establishing new dividing lines. The official also spoke in favor of advancing interaction between the European integration platform and the Eurasian one...
19 Jun 2017
Semashko: Belarusian specialists can help build NPPs abroad Semashko: Belarusian specialists can help build NPPs abroad
“Many Rosatom’s potential partners have said it openly to us that they would want our major construction companies (Gomelpromstroi, Grodnopromstroi, and others) participate in construction projects in other countries. It is important for us. We should be able to sell our services abroad"...
18 Jun 2017
Opinion: Belarus on par with UK, Germany, United States in terms of cancer services Opinion: Belarus on par with UK, Germany, United States in terms of cancer services
"Our specialists apply a multidisciplinary approach. It is when chemotherapists, surgeons and radiologists together determine the tactics and choose the treatment that will be the most effective for a particular patient"...
16 Jun 2017
Makei: Belarus seeks close partnership relations with the European Union Makei: Belarus seeks close partnership relations with the European Union
The minister noted that Belarus aims at diversifying the trade, economic, and political ties. “We would like to build close relations of partnership and friendship with the European Union, with the EU member states,” he added...
16 Jun 2017
Belarus satisfied with results of Espoo Convention meeting in Minsk Belarus satisfied with results of Espoo Convention meeting in Minsk
Belarusian First Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Iya Malkina pointed out that the majority of the delegations had an opportunity to discuss many issues, including those related to the impact of the Espoo Convention on the progress towards the sustainable development goals and the implementation of the international climate change agreements both in bilateral and multilateral format...
15 Jun 2017
Espoo Convention is designed for resolving disputes on mutually acceptable terms Espoo Convention is designed for resolving disputes on mutually acceptable terms
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Deputy Executive Secretary Andrei Vasilyev told the media on the sidelines of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention in Minsk...
15 Jun 2017
Alfa Group encouraged to expand its presence in Belarus Alfa Group encouraged to expand its presence in Belarus
“Taking into account our close relations, I mean the relations of Belarus and Russia, it is surprising that this powerful organization, this group like yours, with such financial opportunities does not have big presence in Belarus,” the head of state said at the meeting with Petr Aven, chairman of the board of ABH Holdings S.A...
15 Jun 2017
Opinion: Belarusian-Chinese humanitarian forum will boost mutual understanding between people Opinion: Belarusian-Chinese humanitarian forum will boost mutual understanding between people
Cai Fang, Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), emphasized that Belarus and China maintain their relations at a high level, especially after China President Xi Jinping suggested the Belt and Road concept, and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was among the first to support his initiative...
15 Jun 2017
Snopkov: Belarus cooperates actively with China as part of Belt and Road initiative Snopkov: Belarus cooperates actively with China as part of Belt and Road initiative
“Belarus cooperates actively and openly with China as part of the Belt and Road initiative. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has repeatedly noted that we are not forging an alliance with China against anyone. We are cooperating for the good of our nations. This ideology goes hand in hand with the vision of a civilization as a community of common destiny voiced by China President Xi Jinping”...
15 Jun 2017
Defensive nature of forthcoming Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise underlined Defensive nature of forthcoming Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise underlined
The head of state remarked that the Belarusian and Russian armies act as a cohesive whole in the western direction. “We do not conceal it from NATO or anyone else. But since such a military force exists, it is clear that there should be military exercises. And we hold them”...
14 Jun 2017
Smooth implementation of World Bank projects in Belarus noted Smooth implementation of World Bank projects in Belarus noted
“In this period we expanded contacts and went beyond infrastructure projects. Now we also take care of economic management and the management of human resources. This is why we’ve been able to reach very good and useful cooperation virtually in all the fields your parliamentary commissions oversee”...
14 Jun 2017
Belarus suggests creating bridge between two largest markets in Eurasia Belarus suggests creating bridge between two largest markets in Eurasia
"We are convinced that “integrating integrations”, as we call it in Belarus, is part of the natural order of things in our region. We ask for stronger support of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and the EU at least at the expert level," Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko said...
14 Jun 2017
Outdated stereotypes in new USA administration’s policy towards Belarus Outdated stereotypes in new USA administration’s policy towards Belarus
“We are intent on continuing the constructive dialogue we’ve begun with the USA and speak consistently in favor of mutually beneficial cooperation. We are confident that the advancement of this cooperation will contribute to positive changes in Washington’s foreign policy”...
14 Jun 2017
Yermolovich: Belarus cooperates closely with IMF Yermolovich: Belarus cooperates closely with IMF
“Routine work is now underway with the IMF. We just hosted another mission. We are in pretty close contact with the IMF and appreciate this cooperation. We will continue it,” said Belarus’ Deputy Finance Minister Maksim Yermolovich after an extended meeting of the permanent commission on budget and finance of the House of Representatives...
13 Jun 2017
Union State parliament interested in Belarusian bureaucratic practices Union State parliament interested in Belarusian bureaucratic practices
Speaking about the overall organization of the bureaucratic system in Belarus, Sergei Strelchenko noted that a lot can be learned from the country. In particular, the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament has many years of experience that the Union State parliament can tap into...
13 Jun 2017
Transboundary cooperation between police departments seen as indicator of Belarus-Russia ties Transboundary cooperation between police departments seen as indicator of Belarus-Russia ties
Belarusian Interior Minister Igor Shunevich made the relevant statement during the joint session of the boards of the Belarusian and Russian interior ministries in Kazan, Russia.Participants of the session discussed various aspects of cooperation in bordering areas, the formation of the common migration space of the Union State of Belarus and Russia...
13 Jun 2017
Semashko: Belarus’ economy will benefit from nuclear power plant project Semashko: Belarus’ economy will benefit from nuclear power plant project
Belarus Deputy Prime Minister noted that gas accounts for 95% of the electricity production in the country today. Once the NPP is launched, 27-28% of electric power will be produced by the nuclear plant. This will help Belarus diversify its energy sources...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus urges Lithuania to discuss nuclear power plant construction via open dialogue Belarus urges Lithuania to discuss nuclear power plant construction via open dialogue
Belarus remains committed to the idea that problems should be resolved through dialogue. “This is why by all means we encourage the Lithuanian government to use various platforms in order to talk in a positive manner, in order to look for a way out,” said the official...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus’ commitments in CSTO collective rapid response forces underlined Belarus’ commitments in CSTO collective rapid response forces underlined
We will always be true to our commitments concerning the collective rapid response forces. It is our common army unit. They get trained in all the states and we always take part in these exercises”...
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