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24 Oct 2017
Cooperation with EU in focus of EaP summit in Brussels Cooperation with EU in focus of EaP summit in Brussels
"All six Eastern Partnership member states have been invited to the summit at the level of the heads of state. Who will take part in the summit on Belarus’ behalf depends on Belarus. We are waiting for the answer, the decision"...
24 Oct 2017
Belarus, Russia urged to expand their constellation up to 24 satellites Belarus, Russia urged to expand their constellation up to 24 satellites
"It goes without saying that the main issue is financing. This is why it is necessary to develop competitive space technologies and small spacecraft, and also get involved in the commercialization of space"...
24 Oct 2017
Makei to Financial Times: Belarus tries to pursue its own independent policy Makei to Financial Times: Belarus tries to pursue its own independent policy
"We would like to diversify our trade and economic relations and the EU plays a very important role in our plans"...
23 Oct 2017
Belarus, Russia bound together by memory about Great Patriotic War Belarus, Russia bound together by memory about Great Patriotic War
“Belarus is an example of how people should cherish the memory about the Great Patriotic War. We should follow this example. Our nations have a long common story," Margarita Novodvorskaya, Counselor for Cultural Affairs at the Russian embassy in Belarus, noted...
23 Oct 2017
Lukashenko urges to finish harvest campaign in Belarus by 7 November Lukashenko urges to finish harvest campaign in Belarus by 7 November
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as heard out a report on the measures taken to finish the harvest campaign in the country and the proposals to improve the cultivated land structure in Vitebsk Oblast...
20 Oct 2017
China to continue strengthening cooperation with Belarus China to continue strengthening cooperation with Belarus
Liu Bin stressed that the CIS countries are a cooperation priority for China, including Belarus...
20 Oct 2017
Lukashenko demands proper control in housing and utility sector Lukashenko demands proper control in housing and utility sector
“The government, local authorities need to think about what has to be done for the optimal resolution of pending issues. I will not tolerate the lack of control in this vitally important sector. Such segments as heating, water supply, housing overhaul should be under control of the state”...
20 Oct 2017
Lukashenko: Keeping cities tidy is a responsibility of both utilities and citizens Lukashenko: Keeping cities tidy is a responsibility of both utilities and citizens
“We shall not tolerate irresponsibility during the beautification process in populated centers. Public utilities are not the only ones in charge of the beautification of cities and villages. I have been paying my personal attention to this matter since this autumn"...
20 Oct 2017
Science expected to contribute to utility sector development Science expected to contribute to utility sector development
“You cannot do without science in any industry. Housing and utilities is no exception in this regard. Yet, science has not been involved in this process for many years. In fact, utilities specialists tackle problems by guess relying on their personal experience"...
20 Oct 2017
Lukashenko: Housing and utility services should be affordable for people Lukashenko: Housing and utility services should be affordable for people
“There is a task for all: starting from 2018 we will increase the tariffs only once by 5$ and then there will be no increases without my knowledge. The services should be affordable for people. In this regard, I instruct the government, the State Control Committee to conduct a detailed inspection"...
20 Oct 2017
Opinion: Philosophical debates help consolidate the society Opinion: Philosophical debates help consolidate the society
"The major function of philosophy is the diagnostics of public conscience. The organization of the Belarusian philosophical forum proves the civic maturity of our society, the strengthening of the role of democratic institutes"...
19 Oct 2017
Call to maintain traditional well-established ties and partnership in Eurasia Call to maintain traditional well-established ties and partnership in Eurasia
"We live in the common territory. We address shared problems and pursue the national interests, which are to improve the well-being and promote economic growth. Ties in the Eurasian continent should contribute to finding solutions to the problems"...
19 Oct 2017
Interest of China, Japan, India in integration processes in Eurasian space noted Interest of China, Japan, India in integration processes in Eurasian space noted
"It is necessary to critically look from both sides at ourselves and at Europeans. It is necessary to understand their motivation and find some points of congruence"...
19 Oct 2017
Belarusian nuclear power plant to heavily influence regional energy picture Belarusian nuclear power plant to heavily influence regional energy picture
"I believe that major energy projects and other ones could come in handy for advancing cooperation between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union"...
19 Oct 2017
Belarus urged to take more active part in Cuba’s social and economic development plans Belarus urged to take more active part in Cuba’s social and economic development plans
“Over the four years of my stay in Belarus I have witnessed the efforts and achievements that you country has made. I congratulate you on this. I am convinced that Belarus has a very beautiful present and a very beautiful future"...
19 Oct 2017
Opinion: Youth can make great contribution to international peace and good neighborliness Opinion: Youth can make great contribution to international peace and good neighborliness
Belarus actively expands cooperation with BRICS and the SCO, having an observer status in the latter organization. “We share and understand their ideas. The main one is partnership for peace and future...
19 Oct 2017
Belarus to implement $30bn worth of investment projects within five years Belarus to implement $30bn worth of investment projects within five years
Vladimir Zinovsky stressed that thanks to the macroeconomic balance policy and the relevant monetary management policy pursued by the government positive trends with regard to inflation and keeping the domestic currency market balanced have been secured...
19 Oct 2017
Belarus hopes to develop relations with Latin American, Caribbean states with Cuba’s help Belarus hopes to develop relations with Latin American, Caribbean states with Cuba’s help
“I would like Cuba to continue supporting us in the establishment of closer relations with friendly countries of the Caribbean Basin region and Latin America. We would like to have good relations with them"...
19 Oct 2017
Plans to develop regional economic growth centers in Belarus Plans to develop regional economic growth centers in Belarus
The minister stressed that a smart regional policy should play an important factor in the country’s economic growth. Such a policy should include three complementary vectors...
18 Oct 2017
Belarus' nature, culture, beautiful cities attract foreign tourists Belarus' nature, culture, beautiful cities attract foreign tourists
The UK’s The Times ranked Minsk among 30 great bargain city breaks, placing the country fifth...
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