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27 Apr 2017
Belarus, Russia to develop approaches to single gas market by late May Belarus, Russia to develop approaches to single gas market by late May
“If we coordinate the principles [for the operation of the single gas market] with Russia, we will be able to submit this document to our other partners in the Eurasian Economic Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. They will be able to decide whether they are ready to work on such principles"...
27 Apr 2017
PM: Belarus counts on Slovakian assistance in Belarus-EU cooperation PM: Belarus counts on Slovakian assistance in Belarus-EU cooperation
“We are grateful to Slovakia for their consistent position regarding the normalization of Belarus-EU relations. We count on further assistance of the Slovakian side in promoting mutually beneficial Belarus-EU cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Initiative,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
27 Apr 2017
U.S. doctor pleased with Belarusian cancer care standards U.S. doctor pleased with Belarusian cancer care standards
Cancer care in Belarus develops rapidly as far as cancer treatment and cancer screening are concerned, BelTA learned from Edward Trimble, Director of the Global Health Center at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The doctor arrived in Minsk for the first Belarusian-American international conference on topical aspects of cancer gynecology and cancer urology...
27 Apr 2017
Economic diplomacy described as Belarus’ hallmark Economic diplomacy described as Belarus’ hallmark
"With its open economy Belarus has managed to secure a string of accomplishments in the export of merchandise and services in the face of severe competition on foreign markets. Today economic diplomacy is a hallmark of the Belarusian state, Vladimir Makei believes...
27 Apr 2017
Makei: Belarus can play a bigger role in international politics Makei: Belarus can play a bigger role in international politics
“After reaching a qualitatively new stage in its development, Belarus can and should play a bigger role both in the regional and world politics,” the minister stressed in his article...
26 Apr 2017
Minsk agreement seen as the only plan towards peace, stability in Ukraine Minsk agreement seen as the only plan towards peace, stability in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president said that the agreement developed in Minsk became the basis of the principles to settle the conflict in the east of Ukraine. “Today they are the only plan towards peace and stability in Ukraine,” the president said...
26 Apr 2017
Petro Poroshenko: Belarus and Ukraine will never quarrel with each other Petro Poroshenko: Belarus and Ukraine will never quarrel with each other
Petro Poroshenko stressed: “It is very important for us and I am convinced that the Ukrainian-Belarusian border will always be a border of friendship and good neighbors, reliable partnership, and peace. Nobody will ever be able to put Ukraine at odds with Belarus”...
26 Apr 2017
Belarus president vows to help restore peace in Ukraine Belarus president vows to help restore peace in Ukraine
“The Ukrainian president and the Ukrainian people know our position - peace and only peace. The Ukrainians have never been strangers for Belarusians. We are close people, may some like it or not (there may be such people in Ukraine and possibly in Belarus. In Belarus there are luckily almost none of them). We have always lived together. Nobody can divide us”...
26 Apr 2017
Pirshtuk: Belarus, Estonia can bolster relations, boost bilateral trade Pirshtuk: Belarus, Estonia can bolster relations, boost bilateral trade
Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Boleslav Pirshtuk said as he met with Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Relations with Belarus Valery Korb...
22 Apr 2017
Myasnikovich: Good future for biotechnology in Belarus Myasnikovich: Good future for biotechnology in Belarus
Mikhail Myasnikovich said that he sees a good future for biotechnology in Belarus. “It is exactly the industry that the country needs. Products are of low material-and-energy intensity. The demand for them is growing,” Mikhail Myasnikovich noted...
21 Apr 2017
Lebedev: Practical remarks, suggestions in Belarus President’s State of the Nation Address Lebedev: Practical remarks, suggestions in Belarus President’s State of the Nation Address
“The head of state always gives very touching and patriotic speeches. They show that he takes the problems in Belarus seriously and sincerely wants to resolve them for the good of Belarusians,” Sergei Lebedev said...
21 Apr 2017
Decision to hold OSCE PA session in Minsk shows EU readiness for dialogue Decision to hold OSCE PA session in Minsk shows EU readiness for dialogue
“Lately Belarus-EU relations have gained a positive momentum. Belarus has always been a country with which you need to build a dialogue on equal terms. The decision to hold the OSCE PA summer session in Minsk in July shows that the EU is ready for a dialogue. In turn, we are open to discuss all kinds of matters"...
21 Apr 2017
Unique model of peace, stability in Belarus pointed out Unique model of peace, stability in Belarus pointed out
“Belarus has proved its ability to respond to complicated challenges, defend national interests, protect sovereignty and the independent policy of the country. Attempts to isolate Belarus have failed due to the extreme openness of the country, the ability to shape an equal dialogue and constructive relations with other countries"...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko expects new impulse in Belarus-China economic cooperation Lukashenko expects new impulse in Belarus-China economic cooperation
The president said: “We are happy that our relations with the People’s Republic of China have reached the level of comprehensive strategic partnership. Today a lot has already been said about our main projects. Along with expanding bilateral cooperation we support each other in the international scene virtually in all areas. We enjoy very kind, positively developing relations with China and its leaders”...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko in favor of Belarus-West relations without prejudices, mistrust Lukashenko in favor of Belarus-West relations without prejudices, mistrust
"The nascent dialogue serves not only mutually beneficial economic interests. It is meant to support political stability in the European region. Belarus has been and will remain a reliable partner in fighting the main transboundary threats"...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko stresses importance of people’s unity for preserving Belarus’ sovereignty Lukashenko stresses importance of people’s unity for preserving Belarus’ sovereignty
“To preserve the sovereignty of the young Belarusian state, a lot should be done. First of all, we should protect our unity, the unity of the Belarusian people. This is not just words. It is an immutable law that grows out of our historical experience,” the head of state noted...
21 Apr 2017
Talented, creative Belarusians promised continuous state support Talented, creative Belarusians promised continuous state support
"Show us such people, and we will support them, but only if they really have talents. If you are a talented person, demonstrate your results to us, and get both money and recognition. This is how it should be done. For talented people, money is not the main thing. Money is important, but what they really need is respect and recognition"...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko praises strategic nature of Belarus-Russia relations Lukashenko praises strategic nature of Belarus-Russia relations
“The achieved level of mutual understanding between the two countries, trusting relationship between the heads of state help us discuss all the sensitive issues frankly and find a compromise. This is how our last meeting was held. We managed to find solution to all sensitive issues for the good of Belarusians and Russians,” the president noted...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Human capital is Belarus’ highest value Lukashenko: Human capital is Belarus’ highest value
The president recalled that the independent Belarus has always been a state for the people, and will remain so. The Belarusian authorities put every effort to achieve the main goals: provide social justice, improve living standards and well-being of citizens. “We have announced this principle back when Belarus gained independence. We have committed to this principle over 25 years, and we will never abandon it,” the head of state summarized...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko wants Belarus to become a Silk Road hub Lukashenko wants Belarus to become a Silk Road hub
“Belarus cannot stay aside from these processes. We should become one of the hubs of the Silk Road in the Eurasian region. We must make the maximum use of the incentives that China offers while promoting this initiative,” the Belarusian leader said...
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