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14 Jul 2017
Belarus, Russia hailed as drivers of integration Belarus, Russia hailed as drivers of integration
“When there are different forms of integration in one region, it is important to ensure that they do not interfere with each other. Thanks to the long-standing close ties in all areas, including in economy, Belarus and Russia have been the core of not only the Union State but also of the Eurasian Economic Union"...
14 Jul 2017
Zinovsky: Documents to facilitate business activity in Belarus will be signed soon Zinovsky: Documents to facilitate business activity in Belarus will be signed soon
“The government has worked hard to prepare these documents. Careful consideration has been given to a package of documents on liberalization. They have been submitted to the President Administration. There are certain points that need to be finalized by lawyers, proofreaders, and editors. I believe the head of state will sign these documents in the near future”...
13 Jul 2017
Dodon: Moldova and Belarus will always be connected by friendly relations Dodon: Moldova and Belarus will always be connected by friendly relations
“Dear friends, it is a great honor for me to greet you on behalf of my country’s leadership, on behalf of the Moldovan nation for the first time in 26 years. This forum has become internationally recognized. It is this forum that has launched the careers of famous artists from dozens of countries, including Moldova”...
13 Jul 2017
Putin: Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk brings nations closer to each other Putin: Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk brings nations closer to each other
"There is no doubt that such a large-scale joint cultural event contributes heavily to the advancement of fruitful humanitarian cooperation. It facilitates mutual spiritual enrichment and brings nations closer to each other,” reads welcome address extended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin to participants, guests, and organizers of the festival...
13 Jul 2017
Lukashenko notes growing international respect for Belarus Lukashenko notes growing international respect for Belarus
“The ancient city of Vitebsk, which is unofficially recognized as our cultural capital city, has welcomed artistic delegations from 72 countries over the course of 25 years. Today we once again welcome all nations. We gladly welcome participants and fans of the festival from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The fact vividly testifies not only to the festival’s popularity but to the growing respect for Belarus in the community of nations”...
13 Jul 2017
Moldova president’s visit to Belarus ‘above all expectations’ Moldova president’s visit to Belarus ‘above all expectations’
“One day and a half allowed me to touch everything I’ve seen on television. I had certain expectations but everything I’ve seen exceeds them,” Moldova President Igor Dodon made the statement as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
13 Jul 2017
Turkey in favor of promoting business contacts with Belarus Turkey in favor of promoting business contacts with Belarus
Belarus and Turkey’s goal is to increase trade up to $1 billion, which is now at $800 million. “Well-balanced development of bilateral trade is our goal. We are moving steadily towards this objective,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Belarus Kezban Nilvana Darama added...
13 Jul 2017
Belarus’ ambassador: German business shows interest in industrial park Great Stone Belarus’ ambassador: German business shows interest in industrial park Great Stone
“The German business is strongly interested in developing cooperation in the East – Russia, China. Thanks to that, we are now in the focus of their attention, including within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative,” Denis Sidorenko said...
13 Jul 2017
Belarus working toward full removal of U.S. sanctions Belarus working toward full removal of U.S. sanctions
“The relations between Belarus and the United States are developing. The process is quite stable. We have been moving toward normalization for the past several years. There is a movement toward us, but certain stereotypes still persist, and the U.S. sanctions have not been removed completely"...
12 Jul 2017
Lukashenko pleased with latest Belarus-Russia union’s Supreme State Council session in Moscow Lukashenko pleased with latest Belarus-Russia union’s Supreme State Council session in Moscow
“Let me surprise you by saying that the importance of items on the agenda was not the key thing, the items were super important. The ambience of the Supreme State Council session was important. I’ve said it openly that we’ve never had such openness and warm-heartedness and, most of all, efficiency in the entire history of the Union State of Belarus and Russia”...
12 Jul 2017
Moldova plans to boost trade with Belarus up to $400m Moldova plans to boost trade with Belarus up to $400m
“We have good relations in the political dimension. But we are also interested in mutually beneficial joint business projects. Our partnership with Belarus has traditionally been friendly, and will remain so,” Igor Dodon remarked...
12 Jul 2017
Belarus in favor of promoting all-round cooperation with Kazakhstan Belarus in favor of promoting all-round cooperation with Kazakhstan
Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalia Kochanova met with Kazakhstan State Secretary Gulshara Abdykalikova in Minsk. The sides reviewed the current state and prospects of Belarus-Kazakhstan relations and welcomed the ongoing dialogue between the two countries...
12 Jul 2017
Ignatenko: Belarus’ initiative to launch new Helsinki Process is relevant for Europe Ignatenko: Belarus’ initiative to launch new Helsinki Process is relevant for Europe
“I think you got the trend in Europe right. Everybody is fed up with fighting, feuding. Everybody is fed up with mutual misunderstanding. Everyone strives for mutual understanding. It was for a reason that the OSCE PA Annual Session was held in Belarus,” Vitaly Ignatenko noted...
12 Jul 2017
Mass media encouraged to use influence to peacefully resolve conflicts Mass media encouraged to use influence to peacefully resolve conflicts
Bojan Brcic said he believes that news reporting is starting to look a lot like politics. “It is not bad. We just need to steer this kind of politics towards creation and the peaceful resolution of disputes,” said the reporter...
12 Jul 2017
Venediktov: Lukashenko correctly described threats facing modern media Venediktov: Lukashenko correctly described threats facing modern media
According to him, amid the digital revolution and the development of social media, any person, not related to journalism and media, has a real opportunity to create his own information stream and publish things that he considers news...
12 Jul 2017
Opinion: Belarus president’s Helsinki 2 initiative is worth considering Opinion: Belarus president’s Helsinki 2 initiative is worth considering
“Alexander Lukashenko is an extraordinary person who regularly comes up with remarkable initiatives, and this initiative is certainly worth considering. It is a very good thing that the initiative was presented to the journalists who are attending the congress,” Igor Shchegolev said...
12 Jul 2017
Call for creative attitudes on sidelines of Russian mass media congress in Belarus Call for creative attitudes on sidelines of Russian mass media congress in Belarus
The information minister pointed out that as early as the first day of the congress representatives of mass media, the general public, and the private sector contacted participants of the congress asking why the mass media talk so little about the most important thing — creation...
12 Jul 2017
Belarus’ key role in integration processes in post-Soviet area emphasized Belarus’ key role in integration processes in post-Soviet area emphasized
"Belarus is an active associated member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in particular in such essential matters as the development of the new Silk Road set to unite China and Europe"...
12 Jul 2017
Opinion: It is important for journalists to honestly describe the events going on around them Opinion: It is important for journalists to honestly describe the events going on around them
“It is important for journalists to honestly report what is going on around them. Being honest, being devoted to the motherland, and presenting an objective view on things are the key requirements in news reporting,” noted Mikhail Gusman, First Deputy Director General of the Russian news agency TASS...
12 Jul 2017
Putin hails World Congress of Russian Press as one of key events in Russian-language media space Putin hails World Congress of Russian Press as one of key events in Russian-language media space
“Your regular meetings are rightfully considered to be one of the key events in the Russian-language media space, in the Russian-speaking world,” reads the message of greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin to the participants of the 19th World Congress of Russian Press...
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