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22 Jul 2019
Makei: Constructive dialogue with Syria is important for Belarus Makei: Constructive dialogue with Syria is important for Belarus
“While promoting close and friendly ties between the two nations, Belarus sets great store by maintaining constructive cooperation with Syria. As we have said today, the endurance and value of these relations have stood the test of time”...
22 Jul 2019
Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement expected to be signed by 2 February 2020 Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement expected to be signed by 2 February 2020
This work is handled by a special commission. Presumably, it will complete its work by November 2019. “We are well aware of the deadline, namely 2 February 2020”...
22 Jul 2019
Lukashenko counts on EU’s support in resolving Ukraine conflict Lukashenko counts on EU’s support in resolving Ukraine conflict
"We have a common problem, even a disaster – Ukraine. I am very well familiar with the Ukrainian people. These people did not deserve all the things that are going on in Ukraine now. The presidential and parliamentary elections are over. An important issue related to power has been settled"...
22 Jul 2019
Krutoi: Belarus, Russia agree on uniform rules on key markets Krutoi: Belarus, Russia agree on uniform rules on key markets
"We have managed to discuss everything we had planned at the meeting in Saint Petersburg. We had a frank and open conversation in the presence of the heads of state [Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin]. Experts reported on the progress made and on unresolved, sensitive issues across all areas of activity"...
19 Jul 2019
Belarus, WB might finalize reforms roadmap in September Belarus, WB might finalize reforms roadmap in September
“In my view, there are not so many disagreements left in our roadmap that was devised to improve the efficiency of the national economy. I suggest embarking on the work on every page of the roadmap. If common wording and decisions are clear, we can finalize them. We suggest completing this work in September,” Aleksandr Turchin said...
18 Jul 2019
Cooperation, common history, integration in Belarus president’s speech in St Petersburg Cooperation, common history, integration in Belarus president’s speech in St Petersburg
In his speech the head of state drew attention to Belarus-Russia interaction in various areas. He emphasized humanitarian cooperation and regional ties, remarked upon the history Belarusians and Russians share, and underlined the importance of pursuing an effective youth policy in addition to making a few remarks about integration...
18 Jul 2019
MFA: Belarus will continue to promote Helsinki 2 initiative MFA: Belarus will continue to promote Helsinki 2 initiative
“Belarus will strongly promote this idea [of holding a new OSCE conference in the Helsinki 2 format] every time, at every opportunity, at an appropriate occasion. It is not for self-promotion but for peace and security, first and foremost, of the people of our country and our neighbors”...
18 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: Belarusians and Russians have gone through many trials with honor Lukashenko: Belarusians and Russians have gone through many trials with honor
"Here, in the heroic land of Leningrad I would like to say once again: memory of that war is sacred for Belarusians,” the Belarusian leader stressed. “This year we’ve come up to another historic milestone – the 75th anniversary of lifting the blockade of Leningrad and Belarus’ liberation"...
18 Jul 2019
Putin: Russia and Belarus build relations taking into account each other’s interests Putin: Russia and Belarus build relations taking into account each other’s interests
Vladimir Putin stressed: “For us Belarus is the closest ally and a strategic partner, relations with which are built on principles of good neighborhood and taking into account each other’s interests”...
18 Jul 2019
Call for more support for youth in Belarus-Russia Union State Call for more support for youth in Belarus-Russia Union State
“Our countries apply an efficient system to support the youth, from education to employment of graduates, and assistance to young families. We need to move further. We can suggest a number of ways to step up work in this area,” Igor Petrishenko said...
18 Jul 2019
UN secretary-general praises Belarus’ efforts to strengthen international security UN secretary-general praises Belarus’ efforts to strengthen international security
He made this statement as he met with Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Valentin Rybakov in the UN headquarters in New York...
18 Jul 2019
Myasnikovich: Belarus wants healthy competition on Belarus-Russia market Myasnikovich: Belarus wants healthy competition on Belarus-Russia market
The speaker urged to join efforts while working with third countries. “We need joint ventures, sci-tech projects. If we have solid joint business, we will have good results,” he is convinced...
17 Jul 2019
Minsk’s best sports venues at the disposal of Sberbankiada Minsk’s best sports venues at the disposal of Sberbankiada
Basketball coach of the Russian team Viktor Gavrilov gushed over the organization of the tournament. "Everything is convenient; the courts in the Sports Palace comply with the requirements. Athletes feel good and take to the court in high spirits"..
17 Jul 2019
Interregional cooperation expected to boost Belarus-Russia trade Interregional cooperation expected to boost Belarus-Russia trade
Anatoly Isachenko called BelAZ an example of successful cooperation in the manufacturing industry, because this type of collaboration encourages suppliers to develop new solutions and world-class products...
17 Jul 2019
Matviyenko: Union State Treaty should encompass relevant projects Matviyenko: Union State Treaty should encompass relevant projects
Valentina Matviyenko recalled that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Union State Foundation Treaty and it is time to take stock of the progress made...
17 Jul 2019
Belarus, Russia bring closer views on Union State Treaty implementation program Belarus, Russia bring closer views on Union State Treaty implementation program
Large groups representing interests of the governments will take part in the 6th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on 18 July. According to Mikhail Myasnikovich, they will discuss matters relating primarily to “filling the Union State Treaty through the updated program of action”...
17 Jul 2019
Belarus advocates inclusive international security dialogue Belarus advocates inclusive international security dialogue
Honoring its obligations within the framework of strategic partnerships with the Russian Federation and integration structures, such as the EAEU, the CIS, the CSTO, and the SCO, Belarus keeps building relations in the Euro-Atlantic zone, he noted...
17 Jul 2019
Minister: Concept of further action to formulate proposals on Union State integration agreed Minister: Concept of further action to formulate proposals on Union State integration agreed
"We have prepared a package of proposals for the talks for the president. The working group worked out the draft programs which the heads of state exchanged in May. I believe that the concept of further work is generally agreed"...
17 Jul 2019
Opinion: EAEU, Union State can naturally complement each other Opinion: EAEU, Union State can naturally complement each other
Grigory Rapota believes that some issues can be effectively addressed in the Union State, others at the level of the EAEU and this experience can be further scaled up in the Eurasian space...
16 Jul 2019
Top-priority tasks in Belarus-Russia relations specified Top-priority tasks in Belarus-Russia relations specified
"If we are part of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the prices should be close to each other, however, the price we pay is twice as large as that in Smolensk Oblast. On the other hand, we should more actively promote our own products"...
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