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26 Apr 2017
Belarus president vows to help restore peace in Ukraine Belarus president vows to help restore peace in Ukraine
“The Ukrainian president and the Ukrainian people know our position - peace and only peace. The Ukrainians have never been strangers for Belarusians. We are close people, may some like it or not (there may be such people in Ukraine and possibly in Belarus. In Belarus there are luckily almost none of them). We have always lived together. Nobody can divide us”...
26 Apr 2017
Pirshtuk: Belarus, Estonia can bolster relations, boost bilateral trade Pirshtuk: Belarus, Estonia can bolster relations, boost bilateral trade
Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Boleslav Pirshtuk said as he met with Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Relations with Belarus Valery Korb...
22 Apr 2017
Myasnikovich: Good future for biotechnology in Belarus Myasnikovich: Good future for biotechnology in Belarus
Mikhail Myasnikovich said that he sees a good future for biotechnology in Belarus. “It is exactly the industry that the country needs. Products are of low material-and-energy intensity. The demand for them is growing,” Mikhail Myasnikovich noted...
21 Apr 2017
Lebedev: Practical remarks, suggestions in Belarus President’s State of the Nation Address Lebedev: Practical remarks, suggestions in Belarus President’s State of the Nation Address
“The head of state always gives very touching and patriotic speeches. They show that he takes the problems in Belarus seriously and sincerely wants to resolve them for the good of Belarusians,” Sergei Lebedev said...
21 Apr 2017
Decision to hold OSCE PA session in Minsk shows EU readiness for dialogue Decision to hold OSCE PA session in Minsk shows EU readiness for dialogue
“Lately Belarus-EU relations have gained a positive momentum. Belarus has always been a country with which you need to build a dialogue on equal terms. The decision to hold the OSCE PA summer session in Minsk in July shows that the EU is ready for a dialogue. In turn, we are open to discuss all kinds of matters"...
21 Apr 2017
Unique model of peace, stability in Belarus pointed out Unique model of peace, stability in Belarus pointed out
“Belarus has proved its ability to respond to complicated challenges, defend national interests, protect sovereignty and the independent policy of the country. Attempts to isolate Belarus have failed due to the extreme openness of the country, the ability to shape an equal dialogue and constructive relations with other countries"...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko expects new impulse in Belarus-China economic cooperation Lukashenko expects new impulse in Belarus-China economic cooperation
The president said: “We are happy that our relations with the People’s Republic of China have reached the level of comprehensive strategic partnership. Today a lot has already been said about our main projects. Along with expanding bilateral cooperation we support each other in the international scene virtually in all areas. We enjoy very kind, positively developing relations with China and its leaders”...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko in favor of Belarus-West relations without prejudices, mistrust Lukashenko in favor of Belarus-West relations without prejudices, mistrust
"The nascent dialogue serves not only mutually beneficial economic interests. It is meant to support political stability in the European region. Belarus has been and will remain a reliable partner in fighting the main transboundary threats"...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko stresses importance of people’s unity for preserving Belarus’ sovereignty Lukashenko stresses importance of people’s unity for preserving Belarus’ sovereignty
“To preserve the sovereignty of the young Belarusian state, a lot should be done. First of all, we should protect our unity, the unity of the Belarusian people. This is not just words. It is an immutable law that grows out of our historical experience,” the head of state noted...
21 Apr 2017
Talented, creative Belarusians promised continuous state support Talented, creative Belarusians promised continuous state support
"Show us such people, and we will support them, but only if they really have talents. If you are a talented person, demonstrate your results to us, and get both money and recognition. This is how it should be done. For talented people, money is not the main thing. Money is important, but what they really need is respect and recognition"...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko praises strategic nature of Belarus-Russia relations Lukashenko praises strategic nature of Belarus-Russia relations
“The achieved level of mutual understanding between the two countries, trusting relationship between the heads of state help us discuss all the sensitive issues frankly and find a compromise. This is how our last meeting was held. We managed to find solution to all sensitive issues for the good of Belarusians and Russians,” the president noted...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Human capital is Belarus’ highest value Lukashenko: Human capital is Belarus’ highest value
The president recalled that the independent Belarus has always been a state for the people, and will remain so. The Belarusian authorities put every effort to achieve the main goals: provide social justice, improve living standards and well-being of citizens. “We have announced this principle back when Belarus gained independence. We have committed to this principle over 25 years, and we will never abandon it,” the head of state summarized...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko wants Belarus to become a Silk Road hub Lukashenko wants Belarus to become a Silk Road hub
“Belarus cannot stay aside from these processes. We should become one of the hubs of the Silk Road in the Eurasian region. We must make the maximum use of the incentives that China offers while promoting this initiative,” the Belarusian leader said...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko calls to attract world’s leading IT companies to Belarus Lukashenko calls to attract world’s leading IT companies to Belarus
“Our goal is to provide the world’s leading IT companies with comfortable conditions to set up branch offices and R&D centers in Belarus and make competitive high value-added products. Currently the Belarusian Hi-Tech Park and the IT community are absorbing the best world practices and putting together the ideas that can help remove every obstacle in the IT sector"...
21 Apr 2017
Belarus President urges green light to investors Belarus President urges green light to investors
“The first thing we should do is to change our attitude to investors. It is inadmissible for the capital owner to waste time knocking on different doors and seeking ways to invest in Belarus. We should secure the green light to the investor. All the relevant matters should be addressed in a speedy fashion for investors”...
21 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Minsk ready to host dialogue similar to Helsinki Process Lukashenko: Minsk ready to host dialogue similar to Helsinki Process
“The events taking place in the world and on the continent demonstrate, again and again, the relevance of the Belarusian initiative to start a new large-scale dialogue between the East and the West similar to the Helsinki process. I confirm: Minsk is ready, at any moment, to become the venue of dialogue aimed at understanding the new rules the world order”...
20 Apr 2017
Mikhadyuk: Belarus open to dialogue with all countries on NPP project Mikhadyuk: Belarus open to dialogue with all countries on NPP project
“The statements about the alleged poor safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant are unsubstantiated. We are open to dialogue in the NPP project and are not hiding anything from anyone,” Belarus' Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said...
20 Apr 2017
Belarus-Kazakhstan interregional cooperation viewed as promising Belarus-Kazakhstan interregional cooperation viewed as promising
“Our mutli-vector cooperation with Kazakhstan is based on the country’s foreign policy priorities and mutually beneficial interests. Our top priority is to gradually bolster economic ties,” Chairman of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee Vladimir Dvornik underlined...
20 Apr 2017
Lukashenko comments on speculations about Belarus-Russia relations in Russian media Lukashenko comments on speculations about Belarus-Russia relations in Russian media
When we were developing the Belarus-Russia Union State, we took a decision to keep the existing economic ties. Finishing manufacturing remained in Belarus (in fact, Russia’s manufacturing) just like it was in the Soviet Union. Therefore, the economies of the two countries remained interconnected, the president explained.
20 Apr 2017
Mikhadyuk: Belarus takes all necessary measures to ensure BelNPP safety Mikhadyuk: Belarus takes all necessary measures to ensure BelNPP safety
“All the necessary measures are undertaken to secure the plant’s safety. All the requirements in part of the construction, inspection and assembling of technological equipment are met in full. The safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is our number one priority,” Mikhail Mikhadyuk stressed...
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