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11 Oct 2017
Putin calls for new big projects in CIS Putin calls for new big projects in CIS
We have every opportunity to launch new big mutually-beneficial projects in the CIS,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he opened the CIS Heads of State Council summit in Sochi...
11 Oct 2017
UK Ambassador: More UK tourists to Belarus following launch of visa free program UK Ambassador: More UK tourists to Belarus following launch of visa free program
She noted that Belarus has a high tourism potential. According to the diplomat, foreign tourists may be interested to see historical landmarks and natural sights...
11 Oct 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan
“Azerbaijani investment are present in Belarus, but I think they could be larger,” the speaker said. “We could significantly intensify the cooperation in this avenue,” he added...
10 Oct 2017
Sobyanin: Every tenth kilogram of food in Moscow is Belarus-made Sobyanin: Every tenth kilogram of food in Moscow is Belarus-made
“An agreement signed three years ago has seriously intensified the cooperation between Minsk and Moscow. For the past few years the supplies of Belarusian foodstuffs to Moscow have doubled"...
10 Oct 2017
Makei: CIS counties seek more engagement with Ukraine, Georgia Makei: CIS counties seek more engagement with Ukraine, Georgia
"The counterparts gave special attention to peace and security matters in our regions and in the world and to the settlement of the hot spot issues. We laid out our position on Ukraine"...
10 Oct 2017
Mayor: Minsk, Moscow can learn a lot from each other Mayor: Minsk, Moscow can learn a lot from each other
"Moscow is changing and becoming more beautiful, so there is much to see and adopt," Andrei Shorets said. This is why the Minsk delegation includes not only business representatives but also representatives of the healthcare industry, education, sport...
10 Oct 2017
Lavrov: Similar views in the CIS on wide range of issues Lavrov: Similar views in the CIS on wide range of issues
“Our countries have similar approaches to most international issues and have many points of contact,” he said...
10 Oct 2017
No ultimatums force Belarusian oil transit to Russian sea ports No ultimatums force Belarusian oil transit to Russian sea ports
"There is an absolute understanding that our oil refineries are not that rich and do not boast extremely high profit margins for us to give away gifts and pay extra for railway transportation, transshipment and other services"...
10 Oct 2017
Realizing potential of state, society and individual viewed as key to achieving SDGs Realizing potential of state, society and individual viewed as key to achieving SDGs
"If we, women, want to develop and bolster economy and create new jobs, we need to have greater representation in decision making, be more active and work together"...
10 Oct 2017
Zinovsky: No barriers to female entrepreneurship in Belarus Zinovsky: No barriers to female entrepreneurship in Belarus
"In my opinion, there are no legal, cultural and religious barriers to women's entrepreneurship or cottage industry in Belarus. Any enterprising person, regardless of gender, is free to realize themselves in business"...
10 Oct 2017
Belarus hailed as leader in promoting women's economic empowerment Belarus hailed as leader in promoting women's economic empowerment
Zachary Taylor noted the high level of education of women in Belarus, their participation in the life of the society. "Our project is aimed at providing women with financial resources, start-up capital for starting a business"...
9 Oct 2017
Slovenia expands cooperation with Belarus Slovenia expands cooperation with Belarus
In his words, the image of Belarus has become increasingly high in the international arena. A lot of international events that have recently taken place in Minsk testify to the fact...
9 Oct 2017
UNICEF: Belarus opens new inclusive education opportunities UNICEF: Belarus opens new inclusive education opportunities
In her words, the country has laid a reliable foundation for the development of inclusive education. "Our goal is to ensure that as many children with special needs as possible are covered by such programs"...
9 Oct 2017
Work to create inclusive education system in progress in Belarus Work to create inclusive education system in progress in Belarus
Allowing children with special needs to study alongside average children — is a global trend. The latest revision of the Education Code will enable inclusive education for children with special needs...
9 Oct 2017
Azerbaijani defense minister praises quality of Belarusian weapons, hardware Azerbaijani defense minister praises quality of Belarusian weapons, hardware
"The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan use weapons and hardware of Belarusian make. I can state with full authority that those are high-quality weapons and military hardware"...
9 Oct 2017
Belarusian diplomat: Helsinki 2 initiative will be supported by many countries Belarusian diplomat: Helsinki 2 initiative will be supported by many countries
"It will require much effort from many countries. This is the call of the time, and people from various countries will invest efforts into this project. I think it will bear fruit," the consul said...
9 Oct 2017
Belarus’ GDP growth to make 1.7% in 2017 Belarus’ GDP growth to make 1.7% in 2017
"I welcome the policy of the National Bank as we have considerably decreased the refinancing rate"...
8 Oct 2017
Spanish ambassador: Belarus is becoming increasingly interesting to other countries Spanish ambassador: Belarus is becoming increasingly interesting to other countries
"We, in Spain, see it as a good sign. My intention is to strengthen our relations and make them more intensive," said Ignacio Ybanez Rubio...
6 Oct 2017
Changing perception of Belarus noted Changing perception of Belarus noted
Vladimir Makei recalled the meeting of the Belarus president with a delegation of U.S. congressmen. The congressman, who authored the law on Belarus in the U.S. Congress to enforce a number of restrictive measures against the country, was a member of the delegation...
6 Oct 2017
Belarus promises longer visa-free period to foreign travelers Belarus promises longer visa-free period to foreign travelers
“Unfortunately, there are people supporting and opposing these proposals. I can understand them considering the rising threat of terrorism and international crime. This is why we are trying to take care of every detail, including ways to counteract such phenomena"...
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