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3 Sep 2019
Rybakov: UN is familiar with Belarus’ peace initiatives Rybakov: UN is familiar with Belarus’ peace initiatives
According to Valentin Rybakov, the Belarusian side has used various formats and opportunities to highlight initiatives of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, including the proposal to convene a new meeting in the Helsinki-2 format where leaders of the OSCE states could discuss the most pressing issues facing the international community...
3 Sep 2019
Egypt seeking to attract Belarusian companies to Suez Canal FEZ Egypt seeking to attract Belarusian companies to Suez Canal FEZ
“Egypt welcomes possible participation of Belarusian companies in developing the free economic zone of the Suez Canal and increasing the share of local content. This will benefit both countries,” Ahmed Antar noted...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus' role as bridge between West, East appreciated Belarus' role as bridge between West, East appreciated
Thomas Greminger said that he “appreciates Belarus’ role as a bridge in the situation where there are still big disagreements between the West and the East and a conflict in Europe”...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus president views INF Treaty breakdown with alarm Belarus president views INF Treaty breakdown with alarm
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that counteracting terrorism is an exceptionally important link but not the only one in the chain of universal efforts to ensure international security. The degradation of systemic foundations of this security is gaining momentum...
3 Sep 2019
Voronkov: Belarus becomes a leader in combating misuse of cyberspace Voronkov: Belarus becomes a leader in combating misuse of cyberspace
"Belarus is establishing itself as one of the leaders, both globally and regionally, in combating the use of cyberspace as well as emerging technologies for terrorist purposes. Success in this fight is one of the crucial prerequisites for the ultimate win over terror”...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus president about conflict in Ukraine: Someone needs it Belarus president about conflict in Ukraine: Someone needs it
"All of us suffer due to the conflict in Ukraine. It is a painful problem for me personally and for me as the head of state of a country that borders on Ukraine"...
3 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus is an outpost for revealing foreign terrorists Lukashenko: Belarus is an outpost for revealing foreign terrorists
“This can be done due to well-developed border infrastructure, multi-tier security system, a wealth of experience amassed during the collaboration with appropriate agencies of other countries and international organizations”...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus in favor of setting up “belt of digital neighborliness” Belarus in favor of setting up “belt of digital neighborliness”
“For more than 20 years Belarus has been enhancing friendly relations with neighboring countries as part of the initiative aimed at strengthening the belt of good neighborliness which proved very effective. Probably, now we can use this model as an example for setting up a belt of digital neighborliness”...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus expects international counter-terrorism conference in Minsk to yield tangible results
Belarus initiated holding this large-scale international event in Minsk hoping for a meaningful and constructive dialogue and tangible results. “We expect that the conference will be successful and will yield substantial results”...
3 Sep 2019
Lukashenko calls on international organizations to develop counter-terrorism front Lukashenko calls on international organizations to develop counter-terrorism front
“Today’s scale of terrorist activities, however, requires going beyond one organization. I am convinced that the development of a strong-knit counter-terrorism front by the UN, the OSCE, the EU, the CSTO, the CIS, the SCO and other international organizations is the only way to counteract this threat effectively”...
3 Sep 2019
FM on meeting with Bolton: No one called for anything FM on meeting with Bolton: No one called for anything
The parties expressed their viewpoints and discussed important issues. “No one demanded anything. It was just an introductory meeting. It was important for both the parties,” he said...
3 Sep 2019
Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship hails Belarus’ security efforts Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship hails Belarus’ security efforts
“I appreciate Belarus’ efforts to maintain and ensure security in the region and worldwide. Minsk has proved itself worthy as an initiator of dealing with security threats,” he said...
2 Sep 2019
Belarus, China strengthening cultural ties Belarus, China strengthening cultural ties
“We will soon celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Ahead of these events, I am happy to meet with my Belarusian friends, take part in the opening ceremony of the Days of Chinese Culture in Minsk”...
2 Sep 2019
Belarus ready for close cooperation with Tatarstan in petrochemistry, agriculture, construction Belarus ready for close cooperation with Tatarstan in petrochemistry, agriculture, construction
The ambassador stated, however, that in January-June 2019 the trade contracted, and added that Belarus and Tatarstan have all the capacity to accede $2 billion in annual trade. He called cooperation in the industrial sector as a key direction...
2 Sep 2019
Max Siegel: The Match Europe v USA in Minsk will be star-studded Max Siegel: The Match Europe v USA in Minsk will be star-studded
According to Max Siegel, Team USA will include many Olympic and world champions, as well as talented rising stars. Among them are Olympic champions Michelle Carter and Brianna McNeal, and many-time world titleholders Allyson Felix and Brittney Reese...
2 Sep 2019
Lukashenko urges children to make most of school years Lukashenko urges children to make most of school years
“If you want to be on top of competition in your life, you need to break a sweat and finish school with good grades and good knowledge, no matter how hard it is sometimes to study and motivate yourself”...
29 Aug 2019
FM: U.S. delegation saw Belarus’ determination to help settle Ukraine conflict FM: U.S. delegation saw Belarus’ determination to help settle Ukraine conflict
"At today’s talks with John Bolton, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko voiced a well-known stance on the situation in Ukraine and our proposals to resolve the conflict. The Belarusian side believes that the parties involved should be sincerely interested in the crisis resolution"...
29 Aug 2019
Makei about negotiations with Bolton: We’ve agreed to continue the dialogue Makei about negotiations with Bolton: We’ve agreed to continue the dialogue
Vladimir Makei noted there is no need to look for any conspiracy theories behind the visit of John Bolton to Belarus...
29 Aug 2019
Bolton describes meeting with Belarus president as very important Bolton describes meeting with Belarus president as very important
"We had a very lengthy discussion with the Belarus president (about 2 hours and 15 minutes). The discussion touched upon politics, economy, matters of security in the region and the entire world"...
29 Aug 2019
Bolton: We can find common ground with Belarus Bolton: We can find common ground with Belarus
"I think we have an excellent opportunity to discuss several very important matters - regional security and bilateral cooperation. A number of issues are of particular interest to the United States: human rights and non-proliferation of arms"...
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