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30 May 2017
Belarus eager to develop cooperation in global energy security Belarus eager to develop cooperation in global energy security
Belarus’ Deputy Energy Minister Vadim Zakrevsky said as he spoke at the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum “Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources”...
30 May 2017
Ryzhenkov: Shortage of personnel is among major problems in sport Ryzhenkov: Shortage of personnel is among major problems in sport
The first deputy head of the President’s Administration demanded to enhance the efficiency of work with fans, promote a feeling of patriotism among young athletes. There is a need for a high quality and wide coverage of the Belarusian sport...
30 May 2017
Belarus’ CEI presidency hailed as success Belarus’ CEI presidency hailed as success
“Today we can proudly say that Belarus’ CEI presidency has been a great success. On behalf of the CEI Secretary General I would like to express my hope for another Belarus’ CEI presidency in the nearest future,” Erik Csernovitz remarked...
30 May 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus can become a platform for IT cooperation in CEI region Myasnikovich: Belarus can become a platform for IT cooperation in CEI region
“I cannot but speak about the topical issue of digital transformation. Belarus can take on the role of a platform, intellectual ‘testing site’ for IT cooperation in the CEI region. We have all the experience and knowledge to do this,” the spokesman said...
30 May 2017
Belarus described as one of sports centers in Eurasia Belarus described as one of sports centers in Eurasia
“Our country has become one of the sports centers in Eurasia hosting international competitions of the highest level at its stadiums. In two years Belarus will host the European Games, the IIHF World Championship will take place in our country in 2021,” the president noted...
30 May 2017
Opinion: Belarus is building the most reliable and safest nuclear power plant Opinion: Belarus is building the most reliable and safest nuclear power plant
In his words, safety was the top priority when the design of the Belarusian nuclear power plant had to be chosen. “We consulted with the world’s many leading companies and many countries. It took a year and a half for me personally. In the end we chose in favor of the Russian design. It is most up-to-date,” said the deputy prime minister of Belarus...
27 May 2017
Rakhmanov: Europe’s interest in Belarus in on the rise Rakhmanov: Europe’s interest in Belarus in on the rise
Deglobalization trends continue, and the countries will seek alternative ways, Sergei Rakhmanov believes. A huge interest in Belarus from the European countries testifies to the fact...
26 May 2017
Lukashenko urges focus on domestic ice hockey players in Belarus Lukashenko urges focus on domestic ice hockey players in Belarus
“Of course, it is important to have foreign players to learn from. We are not going to decide against foreign players on the team. We will be, however, banking on our players first of all,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
26 May 2017
Opinion: Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk will help boost mutual trade Opinion: Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk will help boost mutual trade
“The opening of the trading house of Azerbaijan in Belarus will contribute to the effort to step up our trade and make it more balanced to prevent one-way movement of goods from Belarus to Azerbaijan or in a reverse direction,” Vladimir Makei said...
26 May 2017
Belarus’ vice premier welcomes opening of Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk Belarus’ vice premier welcomes opening of Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk
Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said as he met with an Azerbaijani delegation led by Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev...
26 May 2017
Mikhadyuk: Belarus ready to answer all questions about BelNPP construction Mikhadyuk: Belarus ready to answer all questions about BelNPP construction
"We want this not only for the familiarization with the implementation of our nuclear power project. We are also ready to answer any question about the Belarusian power industry. We are also ready to welcome representatives of your countries". According to Mikhail Mikhadyuk, over the past two years the BelNPP information center has been visited by more than 70 foreign delegations...
26 May 2017
Lukashenko: Children's health at the heart of decision to modify school start time Lukashenko: Children's health at the heart of decision to modify school start time
“We do we expect from this decision? I think the major concerns are children's health, and them feeling good in the classroom. For an individual to assimilate the new knowledge, he should feel good. The goal here is to take care of children's health and their ability to assimilate new information,” the head of state said...
25 May 2017
Belarus’ PM: Belarus, Russia’s Tatarstan should restore trade to $2bn Belarus’ PM: Belarus, Russia’s Tatarstan should restore trade to $2bn
“Tatarstan is one of our key trading partners in Russia. We have eventually brought our trade back on the growth path. According to our data, the trade went up by 1.6 times". He believes that this indicates that the implementation of the plan of action to step up the cooperation between Belarus and Tatarstan in 2017-2020 is already bearing fruit...
25 May 2017
Lukashenko demands results from Belarusian ice hockey team Lukashenko demands results from Belarusian ice hockey team
“If we decided to develop this sport (it has become very popular here), let’s do our best for it"...
24 May 2017
Opinion: Belarus needs to increase the export of geological services Opinion: Belarus needs to increase the export of geological services
According to the minister, apart from addressing priority tasks on subsurface study and oil extraction, Belarusian geologists should pay attention to increasing the export of geological services. “We have agreements related to the activity of our specialists with the Russian Federation. Our practices are interesting for Sudan and Egypt"...
24 May 2017
Belaruskaya Dumka magazine hailed for great contribution to Belarusian statehood Belaruskaya Dumka magazine hailed for great contribution to Belarusian statehood
“The Belarusian sovereign state has celebrated 25 years, and Belaruskaya Dumka is turning 95. Throughout its history, this publication has been building the foundation of the Belarusian statehood, promoting cultural and scientific journalism,” Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
24 May 2017
Belarus prioritizes all-round cooperation with Ecuador Belarus prioritizes all-round cooperation with Ecuador
“Similarity of Belarus and Ecuador positions on the key issues on the international agenda, complementarity of the economies, similar approaches to solving social and economic tasks are a guarantee that our joint efforts will be fruitful,” the deputy minister said. In his words, the two countries have recently entered a qualitatively new level of interstate cooperation...
23 May 2017
Belarus, China continue to develop cooperation in science Belarus, China continue to develop cooperation in science
“I would like to stress that all-round Belarus-China bilateral ties have become an example of interstate relations in the modern world. This forum makes an important and essential part of a new chapter in Belarus-China cooperation. If our countries unify their intellectual potential, this will help promote scientific and technical development both in China and Belarus"...
23 May 2017
Belarus shows interest in promoting international cooperation in innovation Belarus shows interest in promoting international cooperation in innovation
“Belarus is interested in expanding international cooperation in innovation and promoting innovative entrepreneurship. At this forum Belarus and other states will discuss the ways to formulate a common policy on cooperation in innovative development, collaboration between hi-tech areas, and manufacturing of hi-tech products. The forum gathered over 10 countries"...
23 May 2017
Makei: Level of Belarus-Russia interaction unmatched among post-Soviet states Makei: Level of Belarus-Russia interaction unmatched among post-Soviet states
“Russia is the top priority of our foreign policy. It is our strategic partner and ally in the international arena. The level of interaction that we have achieved over the years, in my understanding, is unmatched in the post-Soviet space. We coordinate our efforts in the bilateral format and in the international organizations in a systemic and trust-based manner,” Vladimir Makei noted...
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