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17 Jun 2019
Opinion: Protectionism does not allow for equal conditions for companies of Belarus, Russia Opinion: Protectionism does not allow for equal conditions for companies of Belarus, Russia
“With the policy of national protectionism in place, we cannot effectively move forward creating equal conditions for economic entities, overcoming barriers in mutual trade and pursuing a coordinated policy in manufacturing and agriculture”...
14 Jun 2019
Belarus President Administration to use new forms of communications with public Belarus President Administration to use new forms of communications with public
The administration receives people every quarter. We go to the regions more often in order to see the situation on the ground...
14 Jun 2019
Belarus wants to maintain constructive parliamentary contacts with Sweden Belarus wants to maintain constructive parliamentary contacts with Sweden
“The head of the Belarusian diplomatic mission expressed hope that the first parliamentary contacts that took place in March this year will pave the way for continuous and constructive cooperation between the Riksdag and the new composition of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus”...
13 Jun 2019
Kazakhstan appreciates Belarus’ role in SCO Kazakhstan appreciates Belarus’ role in SCO
The ambassador believes that the SCO would be completely impossible without Belarus and Kazakhstan despite the existence of such major powers as China, Russia, and other ones...
13 Jun 2019
Rybakov: Belarus seeks to build inclusive society Rybakov: Belarus seeks to build inclusive society
The Belarusian diplomat presented the project “Sport Inclusion” which is implemented jointly by “Children. Autism. Parents” and “Aliaksandra Herasimenia Swimming Club” to provide inclusive swimming courses for children with autism in Belarus...
12 Jun 2019
German ambassador to Belarus: It is important to preserve the common memory of World War Two German ambassador to Belarus: It is important to preserve the common memory of World War Two
He reminded that the German president came to Minsk one year ago upon the invitation of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in order to participate in the opening ceremony of a memorial in the Trostenets memorial complex...
12 Jun 2019
Rumas: UK is interested in closer contacts with Belarus given Brexit process Rumas: UK is interested in closer contacts with Belarus given Brexit process
“Given the Brexit process, the United Kingdom is interested in establishing closer contacts with Belarus at the government level, because after the withdrawal from the European Union it will assume many foreign policy responsibilities that used to be handled by Brussels”...
11 Jun 2019
China promises greater access to its market for Belarus China promises greater access to its market for Belarus
“China is ready to deepen cooperation with Belarus and to jointly address global governance issues like unilateralism (support for unilateral actions) and protectionism in trade, and to defend the multilateral trading system”...
11 Jun 2019
Petrishenko: Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk should be forward-looking Petrishenko: Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk should be forward-looking
“This year’s festival should not be overshadowed by other politically and socially important events. The cultural program of the festival should not only follow contemporary trends but also look into the future”...
11 Jun 2019
EBRD pleased with rapid advancement of relations with Belarus EBRD pleased with rapid advancement of relations with Belarus
"The signed documents consolidate the beautiful relations, which have emerged with the Belarusian government and the Belarusian people. These are not empty words. You can look at our turnover with Belarus, which was €50 million four years ago and €360 million in 2018"...
11 Jun 2019
Minister: All conditions in place for grassroots sport development in Belarus Minister: All conditions in place for grassroots sport development in Belarus
According to the minister, there is a total of 23,000 sports facilities in Minsk, major cities, towns and villages of Belarus. The government aims to provide free access to such facilities to children...
11 Jun 2019
Lukashenko: Election campaigns should be impeccable Lukashenko: Election campaigns should be impeccable
"However, people are fully aware that the government in Belarus is one of the kind not only in the post-Soviet space, as this government is people-focused. We have done everything we could to earn people’s support"...
11 Jun 2019
Belarusian law enforcement told to focus on justice Belarusian law enforcement told to focus on justice
"You have to do things wisely. You cannot treat people as an enemy. Forget about what they say about Romani. They are normal people. Belarusians, Russians, Jews, Poles have their own share of criminals"...
11 Jun 2019
Lukashenko: Manufacturers could help struggling agricultural companies Lukashenko: Manufacturers could help struggling agricultural companies
"It is of paramount importance for us to support rural communities in this difficult time. We should not allow a decline in agricultural production," the head of state emphasized. He added that the country will remain self-sufficient in food even if poorly performing companies are shut down...
11 Jun 2019
PM: EBRD investment in Belarus might exceed €360m in 2019 PM: EBRD investment in Belarus might exceed €360m in 2019
"We are interested in more investments of the EBRD both in the public and private sectors. At the yesterday’s meeting with Alain Pilloux [EBRD Vice President], we agreed that we should work together to raise the bar set last year"...
10 Jun 2019
Duncan: London is ready to help Belarus raise investment Duncan: London is ready to help Belarus raise investment
“We have ample opportunities on capital markets. London is the place where Belarus can raise the capital it needs to grow its economy. Our governments are ready to continue cooperation, our companies will also interact"...
10 Jun 2019
PM: Belarus seeks to expand presence in foreign financial markets PM: Belarus seeks to expand presence in foreign financial markets
For Belarus it is big to have Belarus Capital Markets Day is at London Stock Exchange, one of the largest financial sites in the world with an impeccable reputation and highest-quality standards, Belarus prime minister said...
10 Jun 2019
Armenia wants to build cooperation with Belarus in IT Armenia wants to build cooperation with Belarus in IT
“I have seen Belarus as a developed country. I liked not only stability and predictability, but also a great focus on science and education"...
10 Jun 2019
WIPO chief: Belarus can make money on intellect WIPO chief: Belarus can make money on intellect
“Human resources are among the strong sides of your country. The share of well educated specialists is impressive. The country is not rich in natural resources, but today human capital assets are just as important. You really can earn on your intellect”...
10 Jun 2019
Minsk, Moscow finding common ground on Belarus’ food supplies to Russia Minsk, Moscow finding common ground on Belarus’ food supplies to Russia
Igor Brylo welcomed progress in the negotiations. “We are finding common ground. The dialogue is proceeding pretty well,” he said commenting on the recent meetings with Russian partners. The dialogue has become peaceful and constructive, he added...
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