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3 Oct 2017
Cooperation with South Korea named among Belarus’ priorities in Asia Cooperation with South Korea named among Belarus’ priorities in Asia
"Despite the long distance between us, we constantly find new opportunities for mutually beneficial partnership. This is natural since Belarus and South Korea have a lot in common"...
3 Oct 2017
Belarus’ social policy prioritizes housing improvement Belarus’ social policy prioritizes housing improvement
“We should create all conditions and mechanisms to help people with housing improvement. This aspect is the main priority of Belarus’ social policy. I think that it will be a priority forever,” the head of state said...
3 Oct 2017
Makei: Belarus will continue working for universal peace Makei: Belarus will continue working for universal peace
The Belarusian minister of foreign affairs stressed that Belarus does not accept the military rhetoric of some states and believes that negotiations are the only means to discuss any emerging problems...
3 Oct 2017
South Korea ambassador: Belarus could play a big role in denuclearization of Korean Peninsula South Korea ambassador: Belarus could play a big role in denuclearization of Korean Peninsula
In his words, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union Belarus voluntarily abolished nuclear weapons, completing the withdrawal of its nuclear weapons in 1996...
2 Oct 2017
Moldova happy with relations with Belarus Moldova happy with relations with Belarus
"We can learn from Belarus. You have a very interesting experience of developing agriculture and machine engineering. That is why Moldova is lucky to have the brotherly relations with you"...
2 Oct 2017
Ambassador: Army exercises should be treated reasonably Ambassador: Army exercises should be treated reasonably
The Belarus-Russia strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 made some unsound fuss. The ambassador stressed that army exercises take place in different countries and no army can manage without them...
2 Oct 2017
Spain, Sweden invited to expand investment ties with Belarus Spain, Sweden invited to expand investment ties with Belarus
“Belarus attaches great importance to relations with Spain, especially in such fields as trade, investment, industrial cooperation, energy, transport, and agriculture,” the Belarusian leader remarked...
2 Oct 2017
Lukashenko calls to build and strengthen bridges between West and East Lukashenko calls to build and strengthen bridges between West and East
“Today it is essential to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges between countries and various integration associations both in the West and in the East. We should look for as many contact points which will unite countries and peoples as possible”...
2 Oct 2017
Active negotiation process on Belarus’ WTO accession Active negotiation process on Belarus’ WTO accession
In his words, the negotiation process will be on the home stretch in the near future. Belarus has completed negotiations with 14 countries so far. There are 11 more to come...
2 Oct 2017
Samarasinha: Helsinki Process restart may become an important preventive measure Samarasinha: Helsinki Process restart may become an important preventive measure
“Peace and stability are the highest values for the Belarusian authorities and the Belarusian people in general. I fully support the idea of inviting different stakeholders to Minsk,” said Sanaka Samarasinha...
30 Sep 2017
Opinion: WorldSkills Competition stimulates vocational education in Belarus Opinion: WorldSkills Competition stimulates vocational education in Belarus
"Participation in this competition does not only enhance the country’s image but also helps it study new approaches to the organization of vocational training. In general, this is an impetus to the development of vocational education in the country"...
29 Sep 2017
Positive momentum in Kyrgyzstan-Belarus relations emphasized Positive momentum in Kyrgyzstan-Belarus relations emphasized
“There has been a steady positive trend in Belarus-Kyrgyzstan relations since 2015. Bilateral political contacts have intensified; bilateral cooperation in international organizations has been developing. The presidents, prime ministers, ministers of foreign affairs of the two countries regularly meet on the sidelines of sessions of the CIS Heads of State Council and the Heads of Government Council"...
29 Sep 2017
Lukashenko urges to step up efforts to finish autumn field work Lukashenko urges to step up efforts to finish autumn field work
According to Alexander Lukashenko, it is possible that farmers relaxed after the grain harvesting. At the same time, agrarians will have to do a lot to finish autumn sowing, harvesting of vegetables and corn...
28 Sep 2017
Belarus government satisfied with tight cooperation with church Belarus government satisfied with tight cooperation with church
In his words, tight cooperation between the state and the church in the moral and patriotic upbringing of people, particularly the younger generation, represents an important component of the social stability in Belarus...
28 Sep 2017
Angelo Bagnasco: Europe pins great hopes on Minsk agreements Angelo Bagnasco: Europe pins great hopes on Minsk agreements
“Europe pays close attention to Minsk agreements and pins high hopes on them. We want these agreements to be put into action so that our hopes come true,” said Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, President of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE)...
28 Sep 2017
Catholic, Orthodox Christians in Belarus face challenges of time together Catholic, Orthodox Christians in Belarus face challenges of time together
In his opinion, the participation of Metropolitan Pavel in events of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences is another testimony of the fact that Catholic and Orthodox believers try to jointly respond to challenges of time and resolve emerging problems...
28 Sep 2017
New IMF program for Belarus ready, minor adjustments in progress New IMF program for Belarus ready, minor adjustments in progress
“Work on preparing the program is suspended because in essence the program is ready and negotiations on it are over. There are differences of opinion on some aspects and we continue bringing them together, each side on its own”...
28 Sep 2017
European cardinal impressed by close cooperation between confessions in Belarus European cardinal impressed by close cooperation between confessions in Belarus
"I am impressed by the efforts Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, the government and the heads of the church make to ensure the peaceful coexistence of all the confessions in Belarus," said Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Head of the Bishop’s Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Member of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE)...
28 Sep 2017
Belarus’ role in building peaceful European future emphasized Belarus’ role in building peaceful European future emphasized
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, President of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE), noted as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
28 Sep 2017
Lukashenko suggests meeting of Patriarch Kirill, Pope Francis in Minsk Lukashenko suggests meeting of Patriarch Kirill, Pope Francis in Minsk
“We talked about the results of the meeting between the Pope and Patriarch Kirill, which took place somewhere far away, in Cuba. I think we should consider their meeting here, in Minsk. This is the place where the problems of the West and the East, the North and the South can be discussed”...
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