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17 Oct 2017
Call for Belarus, Russia to unite against common security threats Call for Belarus, Russia to unite against common security threats
“We work in an atmosphere of trust, equality, and mutual interest. We are allies and are destined to work together,” stressed Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia Sergei Naryshkin after he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
16 Oct 2017
Chinese MFA: Great Stone is a big project of cooperation with Belarus Chinese MFA: Great Stone is a big project of cooperation with Belarus
“The amount of Chinese investment in the park has been growing markedly. I believe that Great Stone can become a true bridge for all-round Belarus-China partnership,” the Chinese official added...
16 Oct 2017
Belarus may supply electrobuses to Moscow Belarus may supply electrobuses to Moscow
“Belarusian companies have supplied transport to Moscow before. We use Belarusian trolleybuses. Belarusian producers have a serious chance of participating in a tender on the supply of electric buses,” Sergei Cheremin said...
14 Oct 2017
Egypt hopes to open embassy in Minsk soon Egypt hopes to open embassy in Minsk soon
“As for the opening of the Egyptian embassy in Minsk, it is very important for us. We are interested in the implementation of this project,” the speaker of the Egyptian parliament said...
13 Oct 2017
Manufacturing cooperation ties with Belarus described as strategic for Russia’s Vologda Oblast Manufacturing cooperation ties with Belarus described as strategic for Russia’s Vologda Oblast
Speaking about bilateral cooperation as a whole, Oleg Kuvshinnikov noted that Belarus is one of Vologda Oblast’s top three foreign trade partners...
13 Oct 2017
Belarus calls for enhancing CSTO status Belarus calls for enhancing CSTO status
"There is a wish to enhance the status of the CSTO, strengthen it both in organization and financial support. The issue is difficult. We have not come up to the final decisions yet. They are likely to be adopted in early 2018"...
13 Oct 2017
Parliaments of Belarus, Azerbaijan urged to contribute to bilateral relations Parliaments of Belarus, Azerbaijan urged to contribute to bilateral relations
“I think that the parliaments can made a serious contribution to our relations. I, for example, listen to the opinion of the speakers and members of the parliament. I know that Ilham Aliyev is a very democratic person in this regard"...
13 Oct 2017
Belarus’ engineering exports to Russia up more than 50% in 2017 Belarus’ engineering exports to Russia up more than 50% in 2017
"According to the preliminary results, in January-September 2017 Belarus’ mechanical engineering exports went up by 25%. The growth of exports to Russia, which is our main market, exceeded 50%"...
12 Oct 2017
Naumovich: All prerequisites in place for development of Belarus-CoE cooperation Naumovich: All prerequisites in place for development of Belarus-CoE cooperation
Andrei Naumovich noted that the Belarusian Parliament welcomes the decision of PACE as set out in its resolution of 27 June this year to continue working on the development of cooperation with Belarus...
12 Oct 2017
Virtually impossible scenario in radiation accident response exercise in Belarus Virtually impossible scenario in radiation accident response exercise in Belarus
Participants of the exercise will practice taking preventive and protective measures in response to accidents at nuclear installations and facilities with radiation hazards in Belarus and abroad...
12 Oct 2017
Andreichenko: Belarus-Cuba relations are based on friendship, mutual understanding Andreichenko: Belarus-Cuba relations are based on friendship, mutual understanding
The two states have been steadily developing a legal framework of the bilateral relations. For instance, this year the agreements on cooperation were signed by the agrarian and culture ministries. The inter-parliamentary ties have been strengthening as well...
11 Oct 2017
Digital technology to add 1% to Belarus’ GDP per year Digital technology to add 1% to Belarus’ GDP per year
The official remarked that the approach should be developed in the Eurasian Economic Union space, too. The Belarusian side is the initiator in this sphere...
11 Oct 2017
Belarus ready to advance relations with Uzbekistan as fast as possible Belarus ready to advance relations with Uzbekistan as fast as possible
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Sochi, Russia. The head of state mentioned Belarus’ intention to advance interaction with Uzbekistan along all the avenues both countries are interested in...
11 Oct 2017
Uzbekistan ready to appoint ambassador to Belarus Uzbekistan ready to appoint ambassador to Belarus
The Uzbekistan president noted that in recent years the cooperation between the two countries has increased markedly. The states demonstrate achievements in trade and economic cooperation...
11 Oct 2017
Belarus expected to outrace Germany in trade with Moscow Belarus expected to outrace Germany in trade with Moscow
In 2017 trade turnover between Moscow and Belarus can reach $6.5 billion...
11 Oct 2017
Lebedev: Ukraine’s absence at CIS meetings is temporary Lebedev: Ukraine’s absence at CIS meetings is temporary
“Everyone believes that Ukraine’s absence is a temporary phenomenon since Ukraine’s participation in the activity of the Commonwealth of Independent States meets the country’s interests in the first place”...
11 Oct 2017
Lukashenko criticizes CIS Interparliamentary Assembly for low efficiency Lukashenko criticizes CIS Interparliamentary Assembly for low efficiency
“Maybe we should give up on this structure if it does not work. Although we suggested giving concrete powers to it. We pass certain model laws, but none of them, for example, in Belarus formed the basis of the national legislation"...
11 Oct 2017
Putin calls for new big projects in CIS Putin calls for new big projects in CIS
We have every opportunity to launch new big mutually-beneficial projects in the CIS,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he opened the CIS Heads of State Council summit in Sochi...
11 Oct 2017
UK Ambassador: More UK tourists to Belarus following launch of visa free program UK Ambassador: More UK tourists to Belarus following launch of visa free program
She noted that Belarus has a high tourism potential. According to the diplomat, foreign tourists may be interested to see historical landmarks and natural sights...
11 Oct 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan
“Azerbaijani investment are present in Belarus, but I think they could be larger,” the speaker said. “We could significantly intensify the cooperation in this avenue,” he added...
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