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15 Nov 2017
No plans for simultaneous presidential, parliamentary elections in Belarus in 2020 No plans for simultaneous presidential, parliamentary elections in Belarus in 2020
"We will definitely not have them at the same time. The head of state has a clear position in this regard. He said long ago that the presidential election campaign should not coincide with any other one"...
15 Nov 2017
Moscow, Minsk in favor of steady contacts between EAEU, EU Moscow, Minsk in favor of steady contacts between EAEU, EU
"We’ve agreed to continue using foreign policy as an instrument to advance Eurasian integration and bolster the EAEU’s ties with foreign partners"...
15 Nov 2017
Makei: Belarus ready to send peacekeepers to Ukraine Makei: Belarus ready to send peacekeepers to Ukraine
The diplomat highlighted that Belarus’ position on the situation in eastern Ukrainian regions is well known: the country is deeply interested in the early establishment of stability in Ukraine...
15 Nov 2017
Samarasinha: Belarus committed to achieving SDGs by 2030 Samarasinha: Belarus committed to achieving SDGs by 2030
According to Sanaka Samarasinha, Belarus achieved almost all Millennium Development Goals by 2015, despite some pessimistic expectations. The country has a good potential to move forward...
15 Nov 2017
Belarus hailed for systemic approach toward achieving SDGs Belarus hailed for systemic approach toward achieving SDGs
"Recently we have had a great workshop on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which was attended by international experts. From their point of view, Belarus is more systematic in this issue than a many other states"...
14 Nov 2017
Amy Lin: Belarus is one of the most important states for new Silk Road project Amy Lin: Belarus is one of the most important states for new Silk Road project
"Belarus is one of the most important states of the Belt and Road initiative. Taking into account the unique geographic location and highly qualified specialists, including the opening of the Bel Huawei Technologies, the technological research center Huawei has been founded in Minsk"...
14 Nov 2017
Amy Lin: Belarus keeps leading positions in ICT development in post-Soviet space Amy Lin: Belarus keeps leading positions in ICT development in post-Soviet space
"Belarus' positions in ICT are constantly expanding. Huawei has been working in Minsk for more than 15 years and seeks close cooperation with Belarusian counterparts in implementing new technologies"...
14 Nov 2017
Polish companies grow increasingly interested in Belarus Polish companies grow increasingly interested in Belarus
"Investment dynamics in relations with Belarus is getting stronger. Poland is Belarus’ fourth largest investor in the last eight months. It is possible that Polish investments will rise. There are several spheres where we are already present in Belarus"...
14 Nov 2017
Belarus government urged to work harder to create jobs in 2018 Belarus government urged to work harder to create jobs in 2018
Belarus’ GDP growth rate is projected to reach 103.4% while the targeted range is 103-103.8%. In line with the draft document the labor productivity growth rate will be ahead of the salary growth rate, which is an important macroeconomic balance condition...
14 Nov 2017
Belarus-Slovakia contacts in international organizations praised Belarus-Slovakia contacts in international organizations praised
He added that in general the Belarusian-Slovak relations have been vibrant in the recent years. The two countries held bilateral visits, expanded contacts at the government and parliamentary levels...
14 Nov 2017
Belarus, Georgia preparing Lukashenko’s visit to Tbilisi Belarus, Georgia preparing Lukashenko’s visit to Tbilisi
“I am thankful to your president and government for their invitation to visit Georgia. We have agreed that the visit will be a standout and useful one. We should fill it with matters of practical importance to maintain momentum in cooperation so that the people of Georgia and Belarus do not say that we only meet for ceremonies”...
13 Nov 2017
Belarus aims for tight cooperation with Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast in logistics Belarus aims for tight cooperation with Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast in logistics
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusy made the statement during the session of the Belarusian-Russian council on long-term cooperation between Belarus and Kaliningrad Oblast...
13 Nov 2017
Lukashenko expresses condolences to Iran over earthquake victims Lukashenko expresses condolences to Iran over earthquake victims
“It is with deep pain and sorrow that people in Belarus have learned the news about the victims of the earthquake in western Iran,” the message of condolences reads...
13 Nov 2017
Lukashenko congratulates Borut Pahor on reelection as Slovenia president Lukashenko congratulates Borut Pahor on reelection as Slovenia president
“By their votes the people of Slovenia supported the course to ensure stability, promote comprehensive development of the country, and enhance its authority on the international arena,” the message of greetings...
13 Nov 2017
Belarus described as special partner for Kaliningrad Oblast Belarus described as special partner for Kaliningrad Oblast
Anton Alikhanov mentioned big prospects for the development of cooperation in agriculture. The sides have already established cooperation, and the expansion of interaction in this field meets the interests of Kaliningrad Oblast...
13 Nov 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia are united in a common cause Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia are united in a common cause
“I hope we will continue developing our relations in this context because we are not strangers, we have a common homeland," Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast Anton Alikhanov...
13 Nov 2017
Vatican Ambassador: Pope has been closely following developments in Belarus Vatican Ambassador: Pope has been closely following developments in Belarus
The pontiff’s possible visit to Belarus was discussed during the meeting as well. "I can say that we have discussed this, too. We are working hard to make the visit happen"...
13 Nov 2017
PM: Belarusian government will continue to support entrepreneurship PM: Belarusian government will continue to support entrepreneurship
"This year we are making another step towards maximum liberalization of business. In close cooperation with the business community we prepared a package of ten drafts of normative legal acts"...
13 Nov 2017
Belarus’ ambassador names Great Stone park "Belarusian Hong Kong" Belarus’ ambassador names Great Stone park "Belarusian Hong Kong"
The Chinese-Belarusian park Great Stone is in fact a separate territory in Belarus with an unprecedented tax regime...
11 Nov 2017
Belarus president sends Independence Day greetings to Angola Belarus president sends Independence Day greetings to Angola
The head of state pointed out Belarus’ interest in the further development of interstate ties and mutually beneficial cooperation with Angola in all avenues...
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