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14 Feb 2017
Shamko: Minsk is ready to host 2017 European Fencing U23 Championships Shamko: Minsk is ready to host 2017 European Fencing U23 Championships
"Over the past years Minsk has gained wide experience in hosting various high-level sports forums. Participants of every of these tournaments praised the organization level and the hospitality of Belarusians. I believe that the competitions among the Europe’s best fencers will also be a success”...
14 Feb 2017
Promoting connectivity in greater Europe outlined as priority for Belarus CEI Presidency Promoting connectivity in greater Europe outlined as priority for Belarus CEI Presidency
“Belarus sees the promotion of connectivity in a greater Europe as the top priority of its presidency of the CEI. This vast theme covers different aspects of the interaction that are equally important and complementary in promoting the unity of the CEI countries and also various integration associations on the continent,” Vladimir Makei said...
14 Feb 2017
Lukashenko wants constructive proposals from business representatives Lukashenko wants constructive proposals from business representatives
“I would like to address the representatives of business circles, especially those present at the meeting today. In the process of work you have to deal with a variety of absurd requirements and endless checks. I would like you to have the most honest and open dialogue in the group,” the President said...
13 Feb 2017
Yakzhik: Winter sports gaining popularity thanks to well-developed infrastructure Yakzhik: Winter sports gaining popularity thanks to well-developed infrastructure
“The Belarusian national student team bagged three gold medals to place ninth in the overall standings. This is notable success for the Belarusian athletes. We are happy for the results of our speed skating athletes, especially taking into account the fact that Minsk Arena will host the WUC Speed Skating 2018"...
13 Feb 2017
Peter Szijjarto: Great progress in Belarusian-Hungarian cooperation over 25 years Peter Szijjarto: Great progress in Belarusian-Hungarian cooperation over 25 years
Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Peter Szijjarto said in his message of greetings to Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries...
13 Feb 2017
Makei: Belarus seeks closer cooperation with Romania Makei: Belarus seeks closer cooperation with Romania
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei wrote in his message of greetings to Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Romania...
13 Feb 2017
Lukashenko congratulates Berdimuhamedov on re-election as Turkmenistan president Lukashenko congratulates Berdimuhamedov on re-election as Turkmenistan president
“This convincing victory testifies to the recognition of your indisputable authority as a national leader, the support of your commitment to the strengthening of independent Turkmenistan and its positions on the global arena,” the message of greetings reads...
13 Feb 2017
Hopes for Spanish embassy to open in Belarus soon Hopes for Spanish embassy to open in Belarus soon
Says the communique on the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, learned from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
13 Feb 2017
Lukashenko talks politics, economy with Narodnaya Volya editor-in-chief Lukashenko talks politics, economy with Narodnaya Volya editor-in-chief
“I am happy with the results of the meeting with the president. The issues of national importance were raised. The conversation was very open and sincere. The President cares about what is happening in Belarus,” Iosif Seredich said...
12 Feb 2017
Portnoy: Launch of visa-free entry to Belarus is groundbreaking step Portnoy: Launch of visa-free entry to Belarus is groundbreaking step
“This is a groundbreaking step. This is a gesture of goodwill. The country is open. It is clear that the flow of tourists will not increase manifold in the first two or three months. We expect some 15 to 20% increase,” Mikhail Portnoy said...
11 Feb 2017
Voronetsky: Country’s political image important for investors Voronetsky: Country’s political image important for investors
"If a state has a very good image, if it has credibility, an investor will pay attention to this country and will begin analyzing its legislation and possibilities,” underlined Valery Voronetsky. Belarus is a country of rich history, traditions, enormous opportunities and potential...
10 Feb 2017
Belarus, Iran maintain ties of strong friendship, cooperation Belarus, Iran maintain ties of strong friendship, cooperation
“Belarus is interested in large-scale cooperation with Iran in the economic sector,” the industry minister said. He expressed confidence that Belarus and Iran will continue working closely on raising bilateral cooperation onto a higher level...
10 Feb 2017
Belarus' role as host of OSCE PA session seen as testimony to the country's growing influence Belarus' role as host of OSCE PA session seen as testimony to the country's growing influence
“Belarus is very responsible about its participation in the OSCE and Parliamentary Assembly. Our position has always been balanced, engaged and constructive. Everything will be done to ensure that this platform is a convenient and comfortable for the participants of this major forum"...
9 Feb 2017
Dozens of Swiss companies implement projects in Belarus Dozens of Swiss companies implement projects in Belarus
“Ties of friendship unite the two countries. Belarus and Switzerland are building cooperation on the basis of bilateral agreements which make the foundation for the development of relations in the political, economic, and cultural sectors,” Pascal Aebischer stressed...
9 Feb 2017
Ambassador: New horizons open up in Belarusian-Indian cooperation Ambassador: New horizons open up in Belarusian-Indian cooperation
“We have a lot of contacts, including in defense, science and education. Interaction is improving, and this opens up new horizons and new prospects for cooperation,” the diplomat stressed...
9 Feb 2017
Belarusians show interest in information resources of British publishing houses Belarusians show interest in information resources of British publishing houses
“Since its opening, the National Library of Belarus has regularly purchased various books in English. Over the past 20 years, the library’s fund has increased by more than 11,000 editions published in the UK. There are different topics such as economics, politics, history, medicine, natural science"...
9 Feb 2017
Gibb: Cooperation between publishers will positively impact Belarus-UK relations Gibb: Cooperation between publishers will positively impact Belarus-UK relations
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Belarus Fionna Gibb said at the roundtable Belarus-Britain. Opportunities for Publishing Business...
8 Feb 2017
Chinese writer impressed with variety of books on display at Minsk book fair Chinese writer impressed with variety of books on display at Minsk book fair
Chinese writer Shi Yifeng told as he attended the international forum as part of a Chinese delegation...
8 Feb 2017
Ambassador: Minsk book fair will contribute to cultural relations between Belarus and UK Ambassador: Minsk book fair will contribute to cultural relations between Belarus and UK
“It is a great honor for me that the United Kingdom is the Guest of Honor of the Minsk book fair. Our goal is to promote the English language and British education, and facilitate the establishment of ties between Belarusian and British publishers"...
8 Feb 2017
Belarus-Israel tourist flow doubles following visa-free travel agreement Belarus-Israel tourist flow doubles following visa-free travel agreement
“Both Belarus and Israel are demonstrating interest in intensifying cooperation and increasing tourist exchanges. This interest is largely based on the fact and Israel and Belarus are the countries with close relations, historical ties and numerous contacts. In 2016 the number of tourists between Belarus and Israel doubled. The introduction of visa-free regime between the two countries played an important role”...
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