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3 Sep 2019
Belarus in favor of setting up “belt of digital neighborliness” Belarus in favor of setting up “belt of digital neighborliness”
“For more than 20 years Belarus has been enhancing friendly relations with neighboring countries as part of the initiative aimed at strengthening the belt of good neighborliness which proved very effective. Probably, now we can use this model as an example for setting up a belt of digital neighborliness”...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus expects international counter-terrorism conference in Minsk to yield tangible results
Belarus initiated holding this large-scale international event in Minsk hoping for a meaningful and constructive dialogue and tangible results. “We expect that the conference will be successful and will yield substantial results”...
3 Sep 2019
Lukashenko calls on international organizations to develop counter-terrorism front Lukashenko calls on international organizations to develop counter-terrorism front
“Today’s scale of terrorist activities, however, requires going beyond one organization. I am convinced that the development of a strong-knit counter-terrorism front by the UN, the OSCE, the EU, the CSTO, the CIS, the SCO and other international organizations is the only way to counteract this threat effectively”...
3 Sep 2019
FM on meeting with Bolton: No one called for anything FM on meeting with Bolton: No one called for anything
The parties expressed their viewpoints and discussed important issues. “No one demanded anything. It was just an introductory meeting. It was important for both the parties,” he said...
3 Sep 2019
Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship hails Belarus’ security efforts Slovakia’s OSCE Chairmanship hails Belarus’ security efforts
“I appreciate Belarus’ efforts to maintain and ensure security in the region and worldwide. Minsk has proved itself worthy as an initiator of dealing with security threats,” he said...
2 Sep 2019
Belarus, China strengthening cultural ties Belarus, China strengthening cultural ties
“We will soon celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Ahead of these events, I am happy to meet with my Belarusian friends, take part in the opening ceremony of the Days of Chinese Culture in Minsk”...
2 Sep 2019
Belarus ready for close cooperation with Tatarstan in petrochemistry, agriculture, construction Belarus ready for close cooperation with Tatarstan in petrochemistry, agriculture, construction
The ambassador stated, however, that in January-June 2019 the trade contracted, and added that Belarus and Tatarstan have all the capacity to accede $2 billion in annual trade. He called cooperation in the industrial sector as a key direction...
2 Sep 2019
Max Siegel: The Match Europe v USA in Minsk will be star-studded Max Siegel: The Match Europe v USA in Minsk will be star-studded
According to Max Siegel, Team USA will include many Olympic and world champions, as well as talented rising stars. Among them are Olympic champions Michelle Carter and Brianna McNeal, and many-time world titleholders Allyson Felix and Brittney Reese...
2 Sep 2019
Lukashenko urges children to make most of school years Lukashenko urges children to make most of school years
“If you want to be on top of competition in your life, you need to break a sweat and finish school with good grades and good knowledge, no matter how hard it is sometimes to study and motivate yourself”...
29 Aug 2019
FM: U.S. delegation saw Belarus’ determination to help settle Ukraine conflict FM: U.S. delegation saw Belarus’ determination to help settle Ukraine conflict
"At today’s talks with John Bolton, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko voiced a well-known stance on the situation in Ukraine and our proposals to resolve the conflict. The Belarusian side believes that the parties involved should be sincerely interested in the crisis resolution"...
29 Aug 2019
Makei about negotiations with Bolton: We’ve agreed to continue the dialogue Makei about negotiations with Bolton: We’ve agreed to continue the dialogue
Vladimir Makei noted there is no need to look for any conspiracy theories behind the visit of John Bolton to Belarus...
29 Aug 2019
Bolton describes meeting with Belarus president as very important Bolton describes meeting with Belarus president as very important
"We had a very lengthy discussion with the Belarus president (about 2 hours and 15 minutes). The discussion touched upon politics, economy, matters of security in the region and the entire world"...
29 Aug 2019
Bolton: We can find common ground with Belarus Bolton: We can find common ground with Belarus
"I think we have an excellent opportunity to discuss several very important matters - regional security and bilateral cooperation. A number of issues are of particular interest to the United States: human rights and non-proliferation of arms"...
28 Aug 2019
Turkey, Belarus to keep fulfilling highest-level agreements Turkey, Belarus to keep fulfilling highest-level agreements
“Belarus is a friendly nation for us. Today we are focusing on the areas that can strengthen bilateral ties,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said...
28 Aug 2019
Belarus, Turkey urged to sketch out steps to realize cooperation potential Belarus, Turkey urged to sketch out steps to realize cooperation potential
The recent visit of the Belarusian head of state to Ankara represents a good example of cooperation at the top level. Meetings of the Belarusian and Turkish heads of state have become regular over the last few years, Vladimir Makei noted...
28 Aug 2019
Kazakhstan ambassador hails Belarus’ social and economic model Kazakhstan ambassador hails Belarus’ social and economic model
Belarus’ annual exports to Kazakhstan reach some $750-800 million. "This is all thanks to the model your have been sticking to for the past 25 years. In this respect you are a well-known politician. So is the Belarusian social and economic model"...
28 Aug 2019
Lukashenko to visit Kazakhstan soon Lukashenko to visit Kazakhstan soon
"I believe that soon I will have an opportunity to visit Kazakhstan and we will discuss the whole range of our relations. We, together with Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, agreed to revise our relations and work out a plan of action for the future (or, as it is often said today, a roadmap of our relations for the coming years)"...
27 Aug 2019
Opinion: Match Europe v USA will be a big event in the world sport arena Opinion: Match Europe v USA will be a big event in the world sport arena
"The Match Europe v USA in Minsk is a big present for Belarusian athletes. Here the history of the match will be written. Many people remember the historical match between the USSR and the United States"...
27 Aug 2019
Facsimile of Brest Bible of 1563 named Belarus most unusual edition Facsimile of Brest Bible of 1563 named Belarus most unusual edition
"I am convinced that the facsimile will go down in history of today’s Belarusian book printing in the same way as the first edition of the Brest Bible did in 1563. This book is unique in itself"...
27 Aug 2019
Belarus, Turkey to take stock of progress in bilateral relations Belarus, Turkey to take stock of progress in bilateral relations
She emphasized that these matters will be high on the agenda of the talks in Minsk during the official visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to Belarus on 27-28 August...
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