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9 Jul 2019
No plans for secret deal between presidents of Belarus, Russia No plans for secret deal between presidents of Belarus, Russia
"We are not going to make some secret decisions on Valaam. It was a proposal of the Russian president. It is a sacred place of the Russian Orthodox Church. I just have to visit the place"...
9 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: It is important to address current issues in Belarus-Russia relations Lukashenko: It is important to address current issues in Belarus-Russia relations
"For example, the access to the Russian market has been closed for some 80 Belarusian enterprises by Rosselkhoznadzor or some other agency, or the government. Most likely the government"...
9 Jul 2019
Integration to head agenda of Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions Integration to head agenda of Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
The forum is important because the issues of integration will be discussed at the highest level prior and during the forum, Mikhail Myasnikovich noted. In this regard, he asked Belarusian participants to prepare the proposals within their terms of reference...
8 Jul 2019
European youth eager to cooperate with Belarusian BRSM Youth Union European youth eager to cooperate with Belarusian BRSM Youth Union
These days the BRSM delegation is taking part the European Youth Forum Enter! Youth Week organized by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France)...
8 Jul 2019
Lukashenko supports Zelensky’s offer to hold talks in Minsk Lukashenko supports Zelensky’s offer to hold talks in Minsk
Our president absolutely supports Volodymyr Zelensky’s offer. This position remains unchanged: you cannot look at each other through the scope of a weapon. You need to sit down at the negotiating table and address numerous pending issues...
8 Jul 2019
Belarus interested in new joint projects with Bangladesh Belarus interested in new joint projects with Bangladesh
In particular, the meeting focused on the export of Belarusian potash fertilizers to Bangladesh. “Issues concerning investment goods such as farming and road construction equipment are addressed rather successfully”...
7 Jul 2019
Belarus calls to strengthen OSCE economic and environmental dimensions Belarus calls to strengthen OSCE economic and environmental dimensions
“When addressing the meeting of the OSCE PA General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment Valery Voronetsky said that Belarus attaches key importance to the strengthening of the OSCE economic and environmental dimensions in order to increase the level of regional security and stability”...
3 Jul 2019
Belarus eager to use all reserves to restore tranquility in region Belarus eager to use all reserves to restore tranquility in region
"We’ve lived under a peaceful sky for 75 years. In the name of the sacred memory of heroes of the Great Patriotic War we have to preserve peace and independence of our land. We have to pass the greatest value of our life on to the next generations"...
2 Jul 2019
Cohesion, national unity seen as crucial for Belarus’ future Cohesion, national unity seen as crucial for Belarus’ future
"We know that the future of Belarus lies in the cohesion of the people and national unity. This is the biggest achievement of our country and the best legacy we will leave to our children and grandchildren"...
2 Jul 2019
Belarus president defends historical truth Belarus president defends historical truth
“In the name of historical justice we do not romanticize the history of the native land. We do not paint it in rosy colors but we will never allow rewriting the glorious pages of this history,” the president said...
2 Jul 2019
Belarus’ GDP projected to reach $61bn in 2019 Belarus’ GDP projected to reach $61bn in 2019
The official said: “The head of state has set an ambitious task: the gross domestic product is supposed to reach $100 billion by 2025 while we estimate Belarus’ GDP will be $61 billion in 2019. In other words, the GDP is supposed to grow by nearly 1.7 times”...
29 Jun 2019
UNWTO to draw on Minsk 2019 experience to promote sport tourism UNWTO to draw on Minsk 2019 experience to promote sport tourism
“The whole of Europe is in Minsk these days. This is a positive result for the country. The world will learn more about it. This is a comfortable and safe country to spend a week with a family, to see the beautiful city of Minsk. Especially pleasant is hospitality that you feel immediately,” Zurab Pololikashvili said...
28 Jun 2019
Tajikistan shows interest in Belarus’ advanced technologies for real economic sector Tajikistan shows interest in Belarus’ advanced technologies for real economic sector
“I would like to emphasize our interest in expanding production and cooperation ties with Belarusian partners and attracting Belarusian advanced technologies for Tajikistan’s real economic sector,” the foreign leader said...
28 Jun 2019
Direct ties seen as driving force for Belarus-Tajikistan cooperation Direct ties seen as driving force for Belarus-Tajikistan cooperation
“Direct cooperation, joint production of quality competitive goods must become a driving force for further economic cooperation between our countries,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
28 Jun 2019
MFA: Belarus will continue to welcome any steps to restore peace in Ukraine MFA: Belarus will continue to welcome any steps to restore peace in Ukraine
“We have always said that we will support any steps aimed at restoring peace in Ukraine. The release of the detainees is a noble deed. Mothers will finally see their sons and children their fathers. This is the main thing and such progress has been achieved on the Belarusian land”...
28 Jun 2019
Belarus to work smoothly on removing disagreements with Council of Europe Belarus to work smoothly on removing disagreements with Council of Europe
“The question why the Council of Europe is not ready for full cooperation with Belarus should be addressed to the Council of Europe,” the minister said...
26 Jun 2019
Belarus ready to share its NPP construction experience with Hungary Belarus ready to share its NPP construction experience with Hungary
Belarus is ready to share its experience in implementing the national nuclear energy program with Hungary, Belarus’ Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said as he met with Janos Suli, Hungarian minister responsible for the planning, construction and commissioning of the two new blocks at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant...
26 Jun 2019
European Games seen as driver behind Belarus’ investment attractiveness European Games seen as driver behind Belarus’ investment attractiveness
Maksim Yermolovich pointed to two significant benefits for the Belarusian economy from the European Games. The image effect is the most important one, according to the minister. The country is opening to a wide circle of foreign investors...
25 Jun 2019
Opinion: Sport is an attempt to find ways to resolve international conflicts Opinion: Sport is an attempt to find ways to resolve international conflicts
Janez Kocijancic reminded that in the past all conflicts and wars were suspended for the duration of Olympic Games. Nowadays major competitions, including the European Games, contribute to the unification of countries...
25 Jun 2019
Belarus’ urban planning policy geared towards smart, green cities
“Due to urbanization the pressure on cities rises. It is necessary to pool efforts in order to preserve natural riches as much as possible. It is important to study and borrow positive international experience, engage the civil society and public organizations”...
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