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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Outdated stereotypes in new USA administration’s policy towards Belarus Outdated stereotypes in new USA administration’s policy towards Belarus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”...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus eager to expand legal framework of cooperation with Chile Belarus eager to expand legal framework of cooperation with Chile
These two documents are the memorandum of mutual understanding on regular political consultations between the Belarusian and Chilean foreign ministries and the intergovernmental agreement on visa-free visits for the holders of diplomatic, service and official passports...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus described crucial factor of ensuring stability in Eurasian space Belarus described crucial factor of ensuring stability in Eurasian space
“Since the signing of the collective security treaty and its further transformation into an organization, your country has always been a crucial factor of ensuring stability in the Eurasian space,” Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Yuri Khachaturov said...
13 Jun 2017
Lukashenko voices concerns over deteriorating military situation in CSTO area of responsibility Lukashenko voices concerns over deteriorating military situation in CSTO area of responsibility
In this context, Belarus stresses the importance of the effective operation of the CSTO’s statutory bodies. The Belarusian leader said that he hopes that the meeting of the Defense Ministers Council in Minsk will contribute to the strengthening of the security of the member states...
13 Jun 2017
Sberbank encouraged to expand its activities on Belarusian market Sberbank encouraged to expand its activities on Belarusian market
“I am ready to discuss any issues which exist in our cooperation today. Moreover, you actively work in our economy, Russia’s Sberbank is an active participant on our market. I think that it is needed to expand the field of activities, and we will gradually do it”...
12 Jun 2017
Belarus values brotherly friendship, strategic partnership with Russia Belarus values brotherly friendship, strategic partnership with Russia
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to Russia President Vladimir Putin as the country celebrates Russia Day. “This holiday unites all people who are proud of the heroic past of the country, responsibly build its future"...
11 Jun 2017
Alain Aeschlimann: Belarus has played an important role for Ukraine Alain Aeschlimann: Belarus has played an important role for Ukraine
“We are happy and grateful to the Belarusian government for the humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Food and things for 4,000 people will be distributed on both sides of the contact line, according to the procedure of the Internaitonal Committee of the Red Cross"...
11 Jun 2017
European Athletics President praises European 10,000m Cup in Minsk European Athletics President praises European 10,000m Cup in Minsk
“This is the best 10,000m tournament I have ever seen. I know how Belarus can host international competitions. I was more impressed with the attitude of people. There were a lot of fans on the stadium. It makes me really happy”...
9 Jun 2017
Belarus-Ecuador cooperation in production sector, agriculture suggested Belarus-Ecuador cooperation in production sector, agriculture suggested
"Ecuador has always been interested in cooperation with Belarus in agriculture. Belarus is famous for its fertilizers, mechanical engineering products, and agricultural machines. These are what Ecuador needs now,” said the MP...
9 Jun 2017
MP: Ecuador shows interest in long-term cooperation with Belarus MP: Ecuador shows interest in long-term cooperation with Belarus
“The main objective of our friendship group is to strengthen the relations with Belarus, ensure implementation of the previously reached agreements, and establish an effective ongoing dialogue on a wide range of cooperation areas, from economy and culture to sports and education,” Maria Soledad Buendia explained...
9 Jun 2017
Surikov: Belarus-Russia Union State will long remain example for other integration associations Surikov: Belarus-Russia Union State will long remain example for other integration associations
“In all other areas, the interaction of our peoples in the Union State will long remain an example for all integration associations between former republics of the Soviet Union and not only them. On many positions the Union State is ahead of other international integration associations,” Alexander Surikov believes...
9 Jun 2017
OSCE secretary general emphasizes importance of Belarus’ presidency in CEI OSCE secretary general emphasizes importance of Belarus’ presidency in CEI
Lamberto Zannier also expressed gratitude for the initiative to hold the discussion. “I am very pleased that the growing cooperation between the Central European Initiative and the OSCE has led to this joint event. Special thanks for taking this initiative go to the Belarusian Presidency of the CEI and the Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE. I see this as a timely opportunity to exchange views on a prominent issue on the agenda of our two organizations”...
8 Jun 2017
Belarus intends to be part of all integration processes in Shanghai Cooperation Organization Belarus intends to be part of all integration processes in Shanghai Cooperation Organization
“Economy and foreign economic cooperation are very important for us. The organization unites the countries that are of interest to us as the markets for our products, as partners in trade and economic cooperation,” Vladimir Makei said...
8 Jun 2017
Belarus interested in Kazakhstan’s experience of building pavilions for Astana Expo 2017 Belarus interested in Kazakhstan’s experience of building pavilions for Astana Expo 2017
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana on 8 June...
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