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28 May 2018
Ambassador: Belarus-Estonia business events contribute to trade growth Ambassador: Belarus-Estonia business events contribute to trade growth
Belarus also attended the fourth Eastern Partnership business forum Digital Economy: Innovative Platform for Transparent Borderless Business which was held in the Estonian capital in October 2017...
28 May 2018
Proposals on Belarus’ participation in Bologna Process voiced at Paris forum Proposals on Belarus’ participation in Bologna Process voiced at Paris forum
In his speech during the plenary session on problems of implementing the Bologna Process Igor Karpenko expressed the main proposals on Belarus’ participation in the Bologna Process, which are directly tied to the European sustainable development goals...
28 May 2018
Belarus invites China to declare 2019 as Year of Education Belarus invites China to declare 2019 as Year of Education
“Last year we, together with my Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, declared 2018 as Year of Belarus Tourism in China. I suggest we make themed years of cooperation a good tradition and declare 2019 as Year of Education in Belarus and China,” Andrei Kobyakov said...
28 May 2018
Belarus invites Bulgaria to cooperate as part of EU research projects Belarus invites Bulgaria to cooperate as part of EU research projects
Mikhail Myasnikovich said that the Parliament is aware of the projects that the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is planning to implement with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and intends to support them in every possible way, to create the appropriate conditions...
28 May 2018
Belarus eager to step up trade, economic ties with China Belarus eager to step up trade, economic ties with China
“Belarus-China trade grows larger every year. In 2017 trade with China exceeded $3 billion. Nevertheless, if we consider the scale of the Chinese economy, it is a very small figure. We have huge reserves for bolstering trade and economic ties”...
28 May 2018
China’s vice president: Agreements with Belarus will be fulfilled China’s vice president: Agreements with Belarus will be fulfilled
China’s Vice President Wang Qishan expressed confidence that today’s talks will be fruitful. In his words, the agreements reached with Belarus will be fulfilled...
28 May 2018
Opinion: Belarus plays important role in Eastern Partnership Opinion: Belarus plays important role in Eastern Partnership
“Belarus plays an important role in the Eastern Partnership program. There is a roadmap for cooperation with Belarus for the following two years, and we know how to move forward,” Jaan Reinhold said...
28 May 2018
UK’s MP praises Belarus’ efforts to resolve conflict in Ukraine UK’s MP praises Belarus’ efforts to resolve conflict in Ukraine
“We highly value the role played by Belarus in advancing peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine,” John Whittingdale said. He is member of the OSCE PA and the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union...
28 May 2018
Speaker: Belarus committed to building mutual trust, easing tensions in Europe Speaker: Belarus committed to building mutual trust, easing tensions in Europe
Belarus pays close attention to strengthening security in the region. “We pursue a policy of building mutual trust and reducing tension in Europe,” Mikhail Myasnikovich said...
28 May 2018
Muttonen praises Belarus’ contribution to conflict resolution on global stage Muttonen praises Belarus’ contribution to conflict resolution on global stage
"The forum discussed how to move from confrontation to assistance and what actions countries affected by confrontation should undertake to restore and maintain peace and boost their own development"...
28 May 2018
Matyushevsky: Belarus is satisfied with progress in WTO accession talks Matyushevsky: Belarus is satisfied with progress in WTO accession talks
Speaking about the development of the global digital economy, Vasily Matyushevsky noted that Belarus is set to become a regional digital hub...
27 May 2018
Wang Qishan: Great Stone is crucial for success of Belt and Road Initiative Wang Qishan: Great Stone is crucial for success of Belt and Road Initiative
“It is necessary to scale up investments into the park. There are a lot of parks in China; however the Great Stone park is the only one in the world. It should be successful”...
27 May 2018
Kobyakov: Belarus-China relations are based on mutual respect and equality Kobyakov: Belarus-China relations are based on mutual respect and equality
The Belarusian premier also noted that the Belarusian society fully understands Xi Jinping’s vision of the Community of Common Destiny. This concept is underpinned by social justice and equal development opportunities for countries...
26 May 2018
Minsk, Beijing to expand cooperation in tourism, culture Minsk, Beijing to expand cooperation in tourism, culture
Bilateral tourism is one of the promising areas. “Minsk can become a starting point for traveling not only around Belarus, but also to other countries. Using the visa-free rules, Chinese tourists can visit Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Warsaw, Vilnius or Riga”...
25 May 2018
Belarusian-Chinese invention patent exchange suggested Belarusian-Chinese invention patent exchange suggested
"Millions of international property objects have been created both in China and Belarus. I would like to suggest opening a Belarusian-Chinese exchange for invention patents and commercial prototypes so that we could transfer technologies according to the established procedure"...
25 May 2018
Semashko: Belarus is well positioned to promote innovations and investments Semashko: Belarus is well positioned to promote innovations and investments
In his words, the country is constantly improving its legislation; it offers a series of preferences and discounts and operates several free economic zones, and the Hi-Tech Park...
25 May 2018
Belarus hopes for surge in Chinese tourist arrivals after scrapping visas Belarus hopes for surge in Chinese tourist arrivals after scrapping visas
"Within the framework of the Belarus Tourism Year in China, the two countries are working on the agreement to allow mutual visa-free travels for ordinary citizens. Belarus will be one of Europe’s first countries to sign such an agreement with the People’s Republic of China"...
25 May 2018
Belarus ready to increase meat and milk supplies to China Belarus ready to increase meat and milk supplies to China
“China is the world's largest food importer. Experts predict the further growth of the Chinese meat and dairy market. Belarus is ready to offer high-quality and eco-friendly products to Chinese consumers”...
25 May 2018
Belarus invites China to enter third countries with joint projects Belarus invites China to enter third countries with joint projects
Andrei Kobyakov underlined that due to its location Belarus is the junction for the Belt and Road Initiative in the Eurasian region, an important element of transport and logistics chain...
25 May 2018
Opinion: Eastern Partnership initiative is an instrument to support its member states Opinion: Eastern Partnership initiative is an instrument to support its member states
"This is not an instrument to push the Eastern Partnership countries, including Belarus, towards the European Union. This is a tool to support the participating countries in infrastructure matters, in maintaining and developing the standards of living"...
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