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19 Dec 2017
Call to localize SDGs for every region of Belarus Call to localize SDGs for every region of Belarus
“We must identify the points of growth, establish partnerships. We need to monitor the process on a continuous basis directing it towards progress. It is primarily the task of the regional groups which are built into the governance architecture”...
19 Dec 2017
Lukashenko against using budget funds to solve problems of enterprises, banks Lukashenko against using budget funds to solve problems of enterprises, banks
“We need a systematic approach to deal with this issue. We need efficient measures to improve the financial situation at enterprises and in branches of the economy,” Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session held on 19 December to discuss new instruments of restructuring debts in the economy...
19 Dec 2017
Belarus ready to promote global partnership for achieving SDGs Belarus ready to promote global partnership for achieving SDGs
“Belarus is ready to promote global partnership for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and can serve as a venue for a regional exchange of the corresponding experience, knowledge and technology”...
19 Dec 2017
Malkina on Lithuania’s complaints about BelNPP: Belarus’ project compliant with all requirements Malkina on Lithuania’s complaints about BelNPP: Belarus’ project compliant with all requirements
In her opinion, it makes not sense to discuss the things that have lost their relevance today. We need to think over how to work together on this project and on its safe operation, Iya Malkina noted...
18 Dec 2017
Shvydkoi: Minsk Initiative facilitates cultural ties between Belarus, Russia, Ukraine Shvydkoi: Minsk Initiative facilitates cultural ties between Belarus, Russia, Ukraine
“This Belarusian-Russian-Ukrainian project has become a major platform for dialogue and cultural cooperation of the three Slavic peoples, the platform where we implement scientific, cultural and information projects"...
18 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends greetings to Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz Lukashenko sends greetings to Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz
The head of state wished the politician and the new government of Austria every success in work prioritizing all-round development of the country and people’s wellbeing...
18 Dec 2017
Plans for broader adoption of digital technologies in Belarus’ Investigative Committee Plans for broader adoption of digital technologies in Belarus’ Investigative Committee
“We are developing an automated information system of our own. We are going to do it initially in-house. We are preparing the technical specifications on our own. We may submit them for expert evaluation to professionals after that”...
18 Dec 2017
Belarus president wants performance reports from all law enforcement agencies Belarus president wants performance reports from all law enforcement agencies
The head of state made the statement as he heard out a report of Chairman of the Investigation Committee Ivan Noskevich. The president asked about the situation at the Investigation Committee, especially in connection with its optimization...
18 Dec 2017
Call for no formalistic approach to youth policy in Belarus-Russia Union State Call for no formalistic approach to youth policy in Belarus-Russia Union State
In her words, the Youth Chamber will serve as a deliberative and consultative body working on a voluntary basis. This new structure will mainly aim to involve young people in the Union State construction process...
18 Dec 2017
Belarus president sends National Day greetings to Qatar Belarus president sends National Day greetings to Qatar
“I am convinced that against the backdrop of the current complicated international situation the expansion of Belarus-Qatar cooperation meets the interests of the two countries,” the message of greetings reads...
18 Dec 2017
Hungary praises Belarus presidency in CEI Hungary praises Belarus presidency in CEI
“The Belarusian government has done an excellent job. The whole process was organized well and effectively. Croatia, which is to preside in the organization in 2018, should study the Belarusian experience,” he said...
18 Dec 2017
Opinion: Scientists of Belarus, Russia should focus on intellectualization of economy Opinion: Scientists of Belarus, Russia should focus on intellectualization of economy
"These are the matters connected to robotics, efficient and intelligent production management. These are the issues related to our ability to design and forecast the development of a particular enterprise or an entire branch of the economy"...
16 Dec 2017
Call to make Belarus-Russia Union State program more efficient Call to make Belarus-Russia Union State program more efficient
“We have neither bodies nor mechanisms to assess the efficiency of the programs. We have the Union State budget. We should evaluate mutual benefits from the programs we implement. These are joint enterprises, joint research and a practical focus on budget spending”...
16 Dec 2017
Belarus, Russia work hard on draft agreement on mutual recognition of visas Belarus, Russia work hard on draft agreement on mutual recognition of visas
The document provides an opportunity to regulate the crossing of the Russian-Belarusian border by third-country nationals. “Until now, this issue has not been regulated,” the secretary of state said...
15 Dec 2017
Lukashenko: Corruption has been curbed in Belarus through joint efforts Lukashenko: Corruption has been curbed in Belarus through joint efforts
“We’ve managed to curb corruption in the last few years through joint efforts of the competent agencies. The fact is recognized by everyone in the world. However, we cannot say we’ve got rid of negative phenomena completely"...
15 Dec 2017
NATO supports Belarus on many security matters NATO supports Belarus on many security matters
“Public diplomacy is a field where cooperation advances best of all. A recent visit of Belarusian reporters and experts to the NATO HQ confirmed it. We hope the dialogue with Belarus will be expanded,” stressed the NATO representative...
15 Dec 2017
Belarus-NATO dialogue viewed as essential for peace in Europe Belarus-NATO dialogue viewed as essential for peace in Europe
“Belarus has an individual program of cooperation with NATO. Dialogue, including the one between Belarus and NATO, is essential for strengthening peace in Europe,” the diplomat remarked...
15 Dec 2017
Open local elections with wide range of candidates encouraged in Belarus Open local elections with wide range of candidates encouraged in Belarus
According to Lidia Yermoshina, today, in the early stages of the election campaign, it is already clear that there will be new faces in politics. A lot of groups who declare themselves as unaffiliated has been registered...
15 Dec 2017
New approaches to international security should rest on trust, mutual understanding New approaches to international security should rest on trust, mutual understanding
“The development of new approaches to international security should be based on the principles of trust, mutual understanding, the involvement of a wide circle of subjects, including states, international organizations, public structures, expert and scientific community”...
14 Dec 2017
Belarus, Turkey urged to enhance cooperation in industry, agriculture, science Belarus, Turkey urged to enhance cooperation in industry, agriculture, science
“We have already achieved some results of the joint work. However these results in industry, agriculture and science are disproportionately small relative to our possibilities,” Vladimir Semashko said and stressed that Belarus and Turkey should step up cooperation in these areas...
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