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19 Apr 2017
Marzalyuk: The State of the Nation Address will outline an economic development strategy for Belarus Marzalyuk: The State of the Nation Address will outline an economic development strategy for Belarus
“The president’s State of the Nation Address will focus on the key issues: strategic economic development, strengthening of state sovereignty, the social and political situation in the country”...
19 Apr 2017
Serbia promises all-round support, cooperation to Belarus Serbia promises all-round support, cooperation to Belarus
Belarus and Serbia have a good understanding of each other in politics and economy, have good prospects for deepening bilateral and multilateral contacts, Aleksandar Vucic stressed. It is important that Belarus and Serbia have largely similar positions on international issues...
19 Apr 2017
Rybakov: Belarus remains committed to nuclear disarmament process Rybakov: Belarus remains committed to nuclear disarmament process
Valentin Rybakov stressed Belarus’ commitment to the process of nuclear disarmament, and the country’s special contribution to the international stability and security. The deputy minister recalled that 20 years ago Belarus renounced nuclear weapons, thus reaffirming its role as a regional leader in the area of security...
19 Apr 2017
Kravchenko: Belarus and Serbia will strengthen economic cooperation Kravchenko: Belarus and Serbia will strengthen economic cooperation
“Friendly and time-tested ties between Belarus and Serbia make a reliable basis of our cooperation. Belarusian diplomacy attaches great importance to the further development of a number of joint cooperation projects in industry and agriculture, and to the search for new growth points,” Oleg Kravchenko said...
18 Apr 2017
Confidence in Belarus’ ability to lead ICT development in region Confidence in Belarus’ ability to lead ICT development in region
“Belarus is ranked 31st among 170 countries in the development of information and communication technologies. It is a very good result. Apart from that, your country is the CIS leader in the development of information and communication technologies. If Belarus continues developing this area, it has every chance of preserving its leadership in the region”...
18 Apr 2017
Belarus President: Great Stone park needs world class companies Belarus President: Great Stone park needs world class companies
“We cannot develop companies and economy of the past there. We need the most advanced and world class companies with tomorrow's economy. Otherwise, they will not be able to compete on the European market and the post-Soviet market as well. We discussed it before. We, together with Mr Xi Jinping, still believe this policy to be the right one,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
18 Apr 2017
Zhang Dejiang: China satisfied with development of relations with Belarus Zhang Dejiang: China satisfied with development of relations with Belarus
“China and Belarus always provide each other with assistance and enjoy mutual trust. Our cooperation has been rapidly developing in all areas. We are satisfied with the development of our bilateral relations,” said Zhang Dejiang...
18 Apr 2017
Belarus interested in new projects with International Telecommunication Union Belarus interested in new projects with International Telecommunication Union
Belarus was the first CIS country to switch from analog to digital aerial television. The transition was facilitated by the consulting and methodology center, which had been established with assistance of the International Telecommunication Union. “We believe it is possible to spread the best practices of this center to the entire CIS region and a number of other countries with your support,” said the prime minister of Belarus...
18 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus-China good political relations should promote the economy Lukashenko: Belarus-China good political relations should promote the economy
“I think you have noticed that the priority attention during the talks is drawn to the economic and political interaction. It is clear why. We hope that the high level of our political relations will help promote the economy, first of all, Belarus’ economy, to the level of China,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
17 Apr 2017
Belarus, China to focus on political dialogue, joint projects Belarus, China to focus on political dialogue, joint projects
“We will focus our attention on strengthening the political dialogue, inter-parliamentary cooperation, the implementation of joint economic investment projects that are of mutual interest and beneficial for the economies of the two countries, useful for cooperation with third countries,” the chairman of the Council of the Republic said...
17 Apr 2017
Skvortsov: Belarusian-Israeli relations reach qualitatively new level Skvortsov: Belarusian-Israeli relations reach qualitatively new level
"Today our interstate relations have reached a qualitatively new level. They represent the intertwining of history, politics, economy, culture, and science,” Ambassador Vladimir Skvortsov said...
17 Apr 2017
Andreichenko: Belarusian lawmakers view China as a priority partner Andreichenko: Belarusian lawmakers view China as a priority partner
“Belarusian legislators consider China as a priority partner. We are ready for an open and equal discussion of any issues. We have no closed themes for friends,” stressed the chairman of the House of Representatives. The speaker expressed hope that the visit of the Chinese delegation would open a new page in the bilateral inter-parliamentary relations...
16 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus will be able to overcome emerging difficulties Lukashenko: Belarus will be able to overcome emerging difficulties
The president stated: “We can do anything. We will be able to handle and overcome the difficulties we’ve just talked about. These difficulties originate from outside the country more often than not. We have no other way out. This year will be the turning point”...
14 Apr 2017
Call for focused effort to remove barriers, restrictions in EAEU market Call for focused effort to remove barriers, restrictions in EAEU market
“The head of state presented his vision for further development of the organization. We believe that we should pay more attention to deepening the integration. We should focus on the restrictions that persist in our mutual trade hampering our effective participation in this organization and our effort to create a single economic space,” Vladimir Makei said...
14 Apr 2017
Dodon: Belarus is a good example for Moldova Dodon: Belarus is a good example for Moldova
“People in Moldova know about Belarus and appreciate many good things and reforms in your country. They often cite an example that Belarus managed to preserve many good things from Soviet times, the agricultural industry and infrastructure projects. This is a good example for us. I am saying this openly and honestly,” Igor Dodon emphasized...
14 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova will be able to advance relations despite difficulties Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova will be able to advance relations despite difficulties
“Perhaps, we needed to meet long time ago and talk over the steps to strengthen relations between Belarus and Moldova. I will be frank; we are doing our best to keep the ties with your wonderful country. You are a person of a new formation but with absolutely the same views and policy Belarus adheres to"...
13 Apr 2017
Belarus’ decision to create space industry justified Belarus’ decision to create space industry justified
According to Pavel Legky, it took a while for Belarus to form its own space industry. Back in the day Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko proposed to set up space industry in Belarus but the idea received much skepticism. “Over the last few years we saw that this decision was right,” Pavel Legky said. “Today Belarus is busy developing new space technologies. This is not our country’s image: this is our economy”...
13 Apr 2017
UNAIDS expects Belarus to beat HIV epidemic UNAIDS expects Belarus to beat HIV epidemic
Michel Sidibe noted that Belarus is one of the first few countries to secure essential results in preventing the transfer of the HIV infection from the mother to the child. “We also hope that Belarus will become the world’s first country to beat the virus epidemic as a whole,” he stressed...
13 Apr 2017
Belarus shows high degree of preparedness for 2019 European Games Belarus shows high degree of preparedness for 2019 European Games
"Medal events will be held in fifteen sports during the Second European Games. The final program will be approved in the near future. The European Olympic Committees Coordination Commission for the second edition of the European Games is set to pay an inspection visit to Belarus in May 2017," Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
13 Apr 2017
Thousands of volunteers to help make 2019 European Games happen Thousands of volunteers to help make 2019 European Games happen
According to the minister, a lot will depend on the number of the participants. “The number may reach several thousands. This entails a greater responsibility for the organizers, as volunteers should be well-trained. They should know foreign languages, know the city well and be ready to answer any questions related to sports or everyday necessities,” said Alexander Shamko...
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