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4 Oct 2017
Pirshtuk: OSCE PA is ideal for advancing a new Helsinki process Pirshtuk: OSCE PA is ideal for advancing a new Helsinki process
Head of the Belarusian delegation Boleslav Pirshtuk took part in the debates to discuss cybersecurity...
4 Oct 2017
Konrad Pawlik: Belarus and Poland can cooperate in all areas Konrad Pawlik: Belarus and Poland can cooperate in all areas
According to him, the two countries have been steadily developing cross-border cooperation, a vivid example of which is the joint promotion of the Augustow Canal brand and the attraction of tourists, including from other countries...
3 Oct 2017
Dapkiunas: Belarus-Germany cooperation is on the rise Dapkiunas: Belarus-Germany cooperation is on the rise
The two countries have activated the political dialogue, renewed inter-parliamentary relations, expanded trade, economic and investment cooperation...
3 Oct 2017
Venezuela president’s visit to Belarus expected to open new ways to advance relations Venezuela president’s visit to Belarus expected to open new ways to advance relations
The ambassador pointed out that the two countries have celebrated the 20th anniversary of Belarus-Venezuela relations this year. Over 30 bilateral documents were signed during this period to allow advancing cooperation in various spheres...
3 Oct 2017
Belarusian exporters encouraged to fortify positions in Russia, diversify in European Union Belarusian exporters encouraged to fortify positions in Russia, diversify in European Union
In January-July Belarus’ export of merchandise and services rose by 19.5% from the same period of last year. Merchandise export went up by 21.1% while the export of services rose by 14.8%...
3 Oct 2017
Belarus hopes for EU support for cross-border projects Belarus hopes for EU support for cross-border projects
"Cross-border cooperation has been gaining momentum. We have completed the electrification of the Minsk-Vilnius railroad; we are building the M6 highway to the Polish border; we are carrying out a joint Belarus-Ukraine-Poland E40 water transport project"...
3 Oct 2017
Cooperation with South Korea named among Belarus’ priorities in Asia Cooperation with South Korea named among Belarus’ priorities in Asia
"Despite the long distance between us, we constantly find new opportunities for mutually beneficial partnership. This is natural since Belarus and South Korea have a lot in common"...
3 Oct 2017
Belarus’ social policy prioritizes housing improvement Belarus’ social policy prioritizes housing improvement
“We should create all conditions and mechanisms to help people with housing improvement. This aspect is the main priority of Belarus’ social policy. I think that it will be a priority forever,” the head of state said...
3 Oct 2017
Makei: Belarus will continue working for universal peace Makei: Belarus will continue working for universal peace
The Belarusian minister of foreign affairs stressed that Belarus does not accept the military rhetoric of some states and believes that negotiations are the only means to discuss any emerging problems...
3 Oct 2017
South Korea ambassador: Belarus could play a big role in denuclearization of Korean Peninsula South Korea ambassador: Belarus could play a big role in denuclearization of Korean Peninsula
In his words, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union Belarus voluntarily abolished nuclear weapons, completing the withdrawal of its nuclear weapons in 1996...
2 Oct 2017
Moldova happy with relations with Belarus Moldova happy with relations with Belarus
"We can learn from Belarus. You have a very interesting experience of developing agriculture and machine engineering. That is why Moldova is lucky to have the brotherly relations with you"...
2 Oct 2017
Ambassador: Army exercises should be treated reasonably Ambassador: Army exercises should be treated reasonably
The Belarus-Russia strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 made some unsound fuss. The ambassador stressed that army exercises take place in different countries and no army can manage without them...
2 Oct 2017
Spain, Sweden invited to expand investment ties with Belarus Spain, Sweden invited to expand investment ties with Belarus
“Belarus attaches great importance to relations with Spain, especially in such fields as trade, investment, industrial cooperation, energy, transport, and agriculture,” the Belarusian leader remarked...
2 Oct 2017
Lukashenko calls to build and strengthen bridges between West and East Lukashenko calls to build and strengthen bridges between West and East
“Today it is essential to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges between countries and various integration associations both in the West and in the East. We should look for as many contact points which will unite countries and peoples as possible”...
2 Oct 2017
Active negotiation process on Belarus’ WTO accession Active negotiation process on Belarus’ WTO accession
In his words, the negotiation process will be on the home stretch in the near future. Belarus has completed negotiations with 14 countries so far. There are 11 more to come...
2 Oct 2017
Samarasinha: Helsinki Process restart may become an important preventive measure Samarasinha: Helsinki Process restart may become an important preventive measure
“Peace and stability are the highest values for the Belarusian authorities and the Belarusian people in general. I fully support the idea of inviting different stakeholders to Minsk,” said Sanaka Samarasinha...
30 Sep 2017
Opinion: WorldSkills Competition stimulates vocational education in Belarus Opinion: WorldSkills Competition stimulates vocational education in Belarus
"Participation in this competition does not only enhance the country’s image but also helps it study new approaches to the organization of vocational training. In general, this is an impetus to the development of vocational education in the country"...
29 Sep 2017
Positive momentum in Kyrgyzstan-Belarus relations emphasized Positive momentum in Kyrgyzstan-Belarus relations emphasized
“There has been a steady positive trend in Belarus-Kyrgyzstan relations since 2015. Bilateral political contacts have intensified; bilateral cooperation in international organizations has been developing. The presidents, prime ministers, ministers of foreign affairs of the two countries regularly meet on the sidelines of sessions of the CIS Heads of State Council and the Heads of Government Council"...
29 Sep 2017
Lukashenko urges to step up efforts to finish autumn field work Lukashenko urges to step up efforts to finish autumn field work
According to Alexander Lukashenko, it is possible that farmers relaxed after the grain harvesting. At the same time, agrarians will have to do a lot to finish autumn sowing, harvesting of vegetables and corn...
28 Sep 2017
Belarus government satisfied with tight cooperation with church Belarus government satisfied with tight cooperation with church
In his words, tight cooperation between the state and the church in the moral and patriotic upbringing of people, particularly the younger generation, represents an important component of the social stability in Belarus...
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