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5 Apr 2017
Visa-free entry to promote business tourism in Minsk Visa-free entry to promote business tourism in Minsk
“Some 8,000 people have already taken advantage of the opportunity to visit Belarus visa-free. These figures show that Minsk has every reason to become a promising platform for the promotion of business tourism in Belarus,” the minister said and underlined that Belarus boasts a well-developed transport sector, infrastructure and security...
5 Apr 2017
Environment Ministry: Joint project with EU has promoted development of green economy in Belarus Environment Ministry: Joint project with EU has promoted development of green economy in Belarus
"The development of green economy is particularly relevant in the context of the Year of Science in Belarus. We are always proud to say that our country has great intellectual potential. However, we should run slightly ahead of the global standards. We hope that the solutions designed by Belarusian scientists will help us achieve the goals that we have set out in the national action plan for the development of green economy for the period until 2020"...
5 Apr 2017
Kiev mayor: Belarusian equipment meets European standards Kiev mayor: Belarusian equipment meets European standards
The Kiev authorities will pay attention both to the price and quality of the product, the mayor said. “Belarusian equipment meets the European standards. We will continue working with our Belarusian partners,” Vitali Klitschko said...
4 Apr 2017
Belarusian Written Language Day inspires development of spiritual centers like Polotsk Belarusian Written Language Day inspires development of spiritual centers like Polotsk
“Polotsk is a sacred city for us, the cradle of Belarusian statehood. It deserves the closest kind of attention. Such cities, which act as the centers of our spirituality, history, and culture, acquire a new development impulse during celebrations and anniversary events,” Belarusian Information Minister Lilia Ananich noted...
4 Apr 2017
Makei: Belarus and Russia have never had disagreements on key issues Makei: Belarus and Russia have never had disagreements on key issues
Vladimir Makei noted that disagreements can occur between economic entities of the two countries. Disputes in the trade and economic cooperation cannot be ruled out as well, the minister added. “As for the key foreign political or security matters, Belarus and Russia have never had and, as I am convinced, will never have any disagreements,” the minister stressed...
3 Apr 2017
Dvorkovich: Russia will resume oil supplies to Belarus in full Dvorkovich: Russia will resume oil supplies to Belarus in full
He added that Gazprom would offer Belarus a discount with a decreasing coefficient for the oil price formula for the period from 2018 to 2019. The relations between the countries after that period will depend on further negotiations, Arkady Dvorkovich added...
3 Apr 2017
Putin: No disputable issues in Belarus-Russia relations any more Putin: No disputable issues in Belarus-Russia relations any more
“There are no more matters of argument today. We will move further, strengthen our relations within the Union State and work on improving the legal framework and the development of the Eurasian Economic Union,” the President of Russia stressed...
3 Apr 2017
Supreme State Council meeting to focus on agrarian issues, industrial policy Supreme State Council meeting to focus on agrarian issues, industrial policy
“We have truly solved the oil and gas issues. We have been discussing the agrarian problem a lot and agreed that it will be included in the agenda of the Supreme State Council meeting. The industrial policy matters will be also discussed. In the near future we will harmonize the terms and make a decision on these and other issues at the session of the Supreme State Council,” the Belarusian head of state said...
3 Apr 2017
Visa-free entry for 2019 European Games guests Visa-free entry for 2019 European Games guests
“As for the 2019 European Games, visa-free rules will be in force. Time will show what these rules will include. Such events are also an opportunity to show the country’s tourism potential. Tourists attend sports events and also get familiar with the country"...
3 Apr 2017
Andreichenko: Successful OSCE PA summer session in Minsk is a matter of national honor Andreichenko: Successful OSCE PA summer session in Minsk is a matter of national honor
"MPs, in close cooperation with all the stakeholders, should do their best to provide politicians from more than 50 countries with conditions meeting the highest international standards. It is one of the most important factors to strengthen inter-parliamentary ties with our European partners"...
1 Apr 2017
Putin: Boosting cooperation in the Union State is in the interests of Belarusian, Russian people Putin: Boosting cooperation in the Union State is in the interests of Belarusian, Russian people
“For more than twenty years, Russians and Belarusians have been making steady steps along the integration path. Much has been achieved over these years. The level of trade, economic, scientific, technical, and humanitarian cooperation has been raised considerably"...
31 Mar 2017
Twinned cities help expand Belarus-Russia cooperation Twinned cities help expand Belarus-Russia cooperation
Viktor Guminsky said that noble goals of the twinned cities movement match the spirit of the international agreements, which have been adopted and are being implemented in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The noble goals also allow fully utilizing the human potential in interstate relations...
31 Mar 2017
Belarus looks forward to international congress of Association of Space Explorers Belarus looks forward to international congress of Association of Space Explorers
"Belarus had been recognized by the UN as a space-faring nation and had worked on space projects with other organizations on the international level. The fact that Belarus will host an international congress of the Association of Space Explorers once again testifies to the recognition of our country by the world"...
31 Mar 2017
Manufacturing cooperation ties between regions of Belarus, Russia noted Manufacturing cooperation ties between regions of Belarus, Russia noted
Alexander Solovyov, Head of the Directorate for Relations with Russian Regions of Belarus’ Foreign Ministry said during the 9th meeting of the Belarusian and Russian sister cities in Mogilev...
31 Mar 2017
Opinion: Twinning movement contributes to consolidated cooperation in all fields Opinion: Twinning movement contributes to consolidated cooperation in all fields
During the plenary session of the 9th meeting of sister cities and towns of Belarus and Russia Boris Batura, the chairman of the Belarusian organization Twin Cities, pointed out that the meeting was a good opportunity to address global challenges and risks and respond to those who question the friendship between the people of Belarus and Russia...
31 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Garlyk project has set the pace of implementing similar projects in the region Lukashenko: Garlyk project has set the pace of implementing similar projects in the region
In fact, within five years the experts have gone a long way from geological surveys to the production of the first batch of fertilizers. “We managed to keep an optimal cost of construction which is unprecedented for such projects, to ensure a high quality and speed of the works,” the President said...
30 Mar 2017
Speaker: Parliamentary diplomacy can be actively used in developing cooperation roadmaps Speaker: Parliamentary diplomacy can be actively used in developing cooperation roadmaps
"The organization of joint visits of a parliamentary delegation and a delegation of businessmen of Belarus to foreign states has proved to be an efficient form of cooperation. This helps take a comprehensive approach to address foreign political and economic tasks"...
30 Mar 2017
Belarus’ foreign policy seen as responsible, peaceful Belarus’ foreign policy seen as responsible, peaceful
"Belarus and Turkmenistan have been engaged in a constructive dialogue in various areas, including trade and economy, investment, humanitarian affairs, education, science, culture and sports. This dialogue is based on profound and mutual respect, equality, mutual understanding of huge cooperation prospects,” said Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow....
30 Mar 2017
Nuclear power plant to spur development of new technological branches of Belarusian economy Nuclear power plant to spur development of new technological branches of Belarusian economy
Speaking about the advancement of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Surikov spoke at length about the Belarusian-Russian project to build the Belarusian nuclear power plant. “As a result of the nuclear power plant’s launch cutting-edge energy-effective technologies and practices will be introduced. New technological economy branches will be developed in Belarus”...
30 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus values time-tested friendship with Turkmen people Lukashenko: Belarus values time-tested friendship with Turkmen people
"The construction of the embassies confirm the strategic nature of our partnership, symbolizes the time-proved friendship of the Belarusian and Turkmen peoples which we value highly"...
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