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1 Jun 2017
UNICEF expects Belarus to contribute heavily to global policy on children UNICEF expects Belarus to contribute heavily to global policy on children
Rashed Sarwar said: “This year a representative of Belarus sits on the UNICEF Executive Board. I hope that thanks to this appointment Belarus will make its tangible contribution to the implementation of the children’s agenda on the global scale”...
1 Jun 2017
Belarus intent on constructive, trustful cooperation with Germany Belarus intent on constructive, trustful cooperation with Germany
Vladimir Makei said: “Open, trustful, and constructive cooperation, which we aim for in relations with Germany, presumes that no topics for discussion are avoided. It presumes that the sides are ready to work together to find acceptable solutions for any problems”...
1 Jun 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus turning into integration platform for discussing items on European agenda Myasnikovich: Belarus turning into integration platform for discussing items on European agenda
Mikhail Myasnikovich noted that Minsk hosted the meeting of the CEI Parliamentary Committee which was attended by representatives of 12 states, including the European Union. This is the maximum number of countries that have ever participated in the CEI spring event...
1 Jun 2017
Chinese expert praises Belarusian nuclear power plant’s personnel training system
Fang Fuping said: “I have a positive impression after visiting the Belarusian nuclear power plant. I think the project will be a great success after the nuclear power plant is commissioned.” Fang Fuping has worked in the nuclear energy industry for over 30 years...
1 Jun 2017
Hope for Belarus-Lithuania constructive dialogue on Belarusian nuclear power plant construction Hope for Belarus-Lithuania constructive dialogue on Belarusian nuclear power plant construction
Dmitry Mironchik said: “Naturally, we are interested in establishing a good working relationship with Lithuania, too. We hope that Vilnius will return to the format of constructive and professional dialogue”...
1 Jun 2017
Czech ambassador sees good prospects for interregional cooperation with Belarus Czech ambassador sees good prospects for interregional cooperation with Belarus
“The interregional cooperation between Czechia and Belarus is rapidly growing. The ties with Minsk Oblast and Grodno Oblast are particularly vibrant. Three cooperation memorandums have already been signed,” Milan Ekert noted. Belarus and Czechia have great potential for boosting the economic cooperation, Milan Ekert believes...
1 Jun 2017
Belarus views Czechia as reliable and promising partner in every area Belarus views Czechia as reliable and promising partner in every area
“We consider Czechia as a reliable and promising partner in every sphere of cooperation, including political, economic and parliamentary dimension. There were different times, we had our ups and downs. Everything changes, however. It is important that recently we have been in a positive dialogue between our foreign political departments"...
31 May 2017
BSCEE Group Annual Conference in Minsk expected to focus on major banking supervision issues BSCEE Group Annual Conference in Minsk expected to focus on major banking supervision issues
"We tried to assess the development prospects for banking supervision in the future which are directly related to the changes in the technology of provision of financial services by banks. These include a remote access to accounts, provision of the 24/7 services to clients, use of cloud technologies, block-chain, bitcoin, and other possibilities, the rapid development of which we see today. It is clear that a new format of banks activities bears tremendous risks which are not only operational but also reputational ones. We must take measures to ensure the safety of money flows in the banking sector in the new conditions"...
30 May 2017
Belarus eager to develop cooperation in global energy security Belarus eager to develop cooperation in global energy security
Belarus’ Deputy Energy Minister Vadim Zakrevsky said as he spoke at the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum “Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources”...
30 May 2017
Ryzhenkov: Shortage of personnel is among major problems in sport Ryzhenkov: Shortage of personnel is among major problems in sport
The first deputy head of the President’s Administration demanded to enhance the efficiency of work with fans, promote a feeling of patriotism among young athletes. There is a need for a high quality and wide coverage of the Belarusian sport...
30 May 2017
Belarus’ CEI presidency hailed as success Belarus’ CEI presidency hailed as success
“Today we can proudly say that Belarus’ CEI presidency has been a great success. On behalf of the CEI Secretary General I would like to express my hope for another Belarus’ CEI presidency in the nearest future,” Erik Csernovitz remarked...
30 May 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus can become a platform for IT cooperation in CEI region Myasnikovich: Belarus can become a platform for IT cooperation in CEI region
“I cannot but speak about the topical issue of digital transformation. Belarus can take on the role of a platform, intellectual ‘testing site’ for IT cooperation in the CEI region. We have all the experience and knowledge to do this,” the spokesman said...
30 May 2017
Belarus described as one of sports centers in Eurasia Belarus described as one of sports centers in Eurasia
“Our country has become one of the sports centers in Eurasia hosting international competitions of the highest level at its stadiums. In two years Belarus will host the European Games, the IIHF World Championship will take place in our country in 2021,” the president noted...
30 May 2017
Opinion: Belarus is building the most reliable and safest nuclear power plant Opinion: Belarus is building the most reliable and safest nuclear power plant
In his words, safety was the top priority when the design of the Belarusian nuclear power plant had to be chosen. “We consulted with the world’s many leading companies and many countries. It took a year and a half for me personally. In the end we chose in favor of the Russian design. It is most up-to-date,” said the deputy prime minister of Belarus...
27 May 2017
Rakhmanov: Europe’s interest in Belarus in on the rise Rakhmanov: Europe’s interest in Belarus in on the rise
Deglobalization trends continue, and the countries will seek alternative ways, Sergei Rakhmanov believes. A huge interest in Belarus from the European countries testifies to the fact...
26 May 2017
Lukashenko urges focus on domestic ice hockey players in Belarus Lukashenko urges focus on domestic ice hockey players in Belarus
“Of course, it is important to have foreign players to learn from. We are not going to decide against foreign players on the team. We will be, however, banking on our players first of all,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
26 May 2017
Opinion: Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk will help boost mutual trade Opinion: Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk will help boost mutual trade
“The opening of the trading house of Azerbaijan in Belarus will contribute to the effort to step up our trade and make it more balanced to prevent one-way movement of goods from Belarus to Azerbaijan or in a reverse direction,” Vladimir Makei said...
26 May 2017
Belarus’ vice premier welcomes opening of Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk Belarus’ vice premier welcomes opening of Azerbaijani trading house in Minsk
Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said as he met with an Azerbaijani delegation led by Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev...
26 May 2017
Mikhadyuk: Belarus ready to answer all questions about BelNPP construction Mikhadyuk: Belarus ready to answer all questions about BelNPP construction
"We want this not only for the familiarization with the implementation of our nuclear power project. We are also ready to answer any question about the Belarusian power industry. We are also ready to welcome representatives of your countries". According to Mikhail Mikhadyuk, over the past two years the BelNPP information center has been visited by more than 70 foreign delegations...
26 May 2017
Lukashenko: Children's health at the heart of decision to modify school start time Lukashenko: Children's health at the heart of decision to modify school start time
“We do we expect from this decision? I think the major concerns are children's health, and them feeling good in the classroom. For an individual to assimilate the new knowledge, he should feel good. The goal here is to take care of children's health and their ability to assimilate new information,” the head of state said...
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