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13 Aug 2017
PM: Belarus’ National Pavilion at EXPO 2017 demonstrates the country's achievements PM: Belarus’ National Pavilion at EXPO 2017 demonstrates the country's achievements
Belarus is represented by a national pavilion where visitors can learn about the latest Belarusian R&D projects and promising investment projects in an interactive way...
11 Aug 2017
Belarus advised to explore food markets of Asian and Arab countries Belarus advised to explore food markets of Asian and Arab countries
In his opinion, with the growth of the world's population the demand for food will grow. It is already high: developing countries import approximately $0.5 trillion worth of foodstuffs...
11 Aug 2017
Lukashenko reported on progress in bypass construction project in Brest Lukashenko reported on progress in bypass construction project in Brest
People should be treated fairly as the city is building the Western Bypass, President Alexander Lukashenko said as he was informed about the social and economic development of Brest...
10 Aug 2017
Polish Ambassador: We do not want to politicize BelNPP project Polish Ambassador: We do not want to politicize BelNPP project
The Polish Ambassador to Belarus was summoned to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the statement of Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski about the Belarusian nuclear power plant project...
9 Aug 2017
Belarus, Kazakhstan encouraged to explore innovative projects Belarus, Kazakhstan encouraged to explore innovative projects
“We could take up two or three new joint projects. These could be projects, for example, in pharmaceuticals. Kazakhstan and Belarus have the manufacturers who could cooperate"...
9 Aug 2017
Belarusian business urged to be contribute more to standardization effort in EAEU Belarusian business urged to be contribute more to standardization effort in EAEU
“Belarusian organizations, business community and other economic entities should participate more actively in the discussion of the projects, voice their opinions and suggestions"...
8 Aug 2017
Focus urged for harvest campaign in Belarus Focus urged for harvest campaign in Belarus
“We have a good harvest this year. We must clear the harvest in the shortest possible time to ensure the country’s food security and have stocks for export,” Natalya Kochanova said...
8 Aug 2017
Lukashenko: Business promotion decisions should meet Belarus’ interests Lukashenko: Business promotion decisions should meet Belarus’ interests
“A final decision on these documents should be balanced and should meet the interests of our country. We should be absolutely sure that the chosen vector of legal regulation in business is right,” the head of state said as he heard out a report on the fulfillment of instructions to stimulate business activity...
7 Aug 2017
Lukashenko urges local authorities to exercise their powers in full Lukashenko urges local authorities to exercise their powers in full
“You are my representatives at the local level. I want you to do everything you can to prove to people that this administration is efficient,” Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when approving the appointment of heads of local executive and regulatory bodies...
7 Aug 2017
Watanabe: Belarusians can win many medals at Olympic Games in Japan Watanabe: Belarusians can win many medals at Olympic Games in Japan
The president of the International Gymnastics Federation deems it necessary to step up efforts for the development of sport in Belarus. He mentioned the fact that our country has won trampoline gold at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “This is one of the disciplines uniting our federations,” Morinari Watanabe said...
7 Aug 2017
Belarus’ GDP growth of 1% in H1 hailed as good result Belarus’ GDP growth of 1% in H1 hailed as good result
“After a serious recession, the 1% growth is a fairly good result which we achieved in a short period of time. The 2018 socio-economic development forecast envisages a 3.4% growth. But this is just the foundation for our plans to have a 3.5-4% growth in the following five-year period,” the minister said...
4 Aug 2017
Ambassador: Serbia will implement all agreements with Belarus Ambassador: Serbia will implement all agreements with Belarus
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to Belarus Veljko Kovacevic underlined the interest of the Serbian side in the development of comprehensive ties with Belarus. In his view, highest-level meetings give a great impetus to the bilateral contacts as these meetings adopt the agreements important for both parties...
4 Aug 2017
Comprehensive approach to mass media development in Belarus emphasized Comprehensive approach to mass media development in Belarus emphasized
“Today mass media operate in a very competitive environment. Belarus’ information space is open, and we have been consistently working to strengthen the national media outlets,” Lila Ananich underlined...
3 Aug 2017
Local authorities to be responsible for implementation of Ordinance No. 3 in Belarus Local authorities to be responsible for implementation of Ordinance No. 3 in Belarus
“Ordinance No. 3 will not be canceled. The government proposes new approaches to stimulate employment. The emphasis is on local executive authorities,” Irina Kostevich said. “The executive authorities must provide the opportunity to all who are willing and able to work and assist them in finding a job”...
3 Aug 2017
Lukashenko: Population increase is a priority for Belarus Lukashenko: Population increase is a priority for Belarus
“The human capital is our main wealth. Our population has been increasing in recent years. It is essential to preserve this trend and ensure an even bigger population growth. Belarus can provide for the population of 20 million people. Our main goal is the population of 15 million people"...
2 Aug 2017
Contribution of media groups to Belarusian information space emphasized Contribution of media groups to Belarusian information space emphasized
The minister said that the establishment of media groups was a big achievement for the Belarusian information space. The public and political media holding company set up at the SB. Belarus Segodnya newspaper is one of such groups. In her words, the print media that the holding company has united remain influential. Moreover, they are increasing their presence on the internet. The holding company works successfully with the Alfa Radio project and has its own online television...
2 Aug 2017
Lukashenko expects wide media coverage of harvest campaign Lukashenko expects wide media coverage of harvest campaign
“The media should cover every aspect of the harvest campaign, tell about the best farmers. It is a tribute to the people from rural areas. Shortcomings that were discussed today should also be made public,” noted the president said during the nationwide teleconference...
2 Aug 2017
Belarus to complete grain harvest by 20 August Belarus to complete grain harvest by 20 August
Alexander Lukashenko noted that the situation is not simple. Due to the weather and other factors, the start of the spring planting season was postponed, and the crop ripened later than usual. “We are already 8 to 10 days behind the schedule,” he stated during the nationwide teleconference ...
1 Aug 2017
Belarus calls on Chinese business to take more active position on joint ventures in Belarus Belarus calls on Chinese business to take more active position on joint ventures in Belarus
“I believe that the corporations attending the current meeting that are discussing projects with Belarus will take an active position on the matter of setting up joint ventures in Belarus. We have heard many warm encouraging words from Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. I think this will give an impetus to the effort to implement the most effective projects in the shortest possible time”...
1 Aug 2017
Belarus ready to develop different forms of cooperation with Chinese partners Belarus ready to develop different forms of cooperation with Chinese partners
“The State Property Committee of Belarus jointly with concerned government bodies compiled a pilot list of 22 Belarusian companies and one investment project that was handed over to Chinese colleagues for consideration and identification of areas of greatest interest to them,” Deputy Chairman of the State Property Committee of Belarus Vyacheslav Abramov said...
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