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5 Jul 2017
Lukashenko in favor of developing unified election standards in OSCE Lukashenko in favor of developing unified election standards in OSCE
The head of state emphasized that there should not be any double standards in holding elections. For example, the OSCE/ODIHR has different requirements to different states, and has absolutely no requirements to certain states....
5 Jul 2017
Lukashenko suggests launching discussion on new Helsinki Process in OSCE Lukashenko suggests launching discussion on new Helsinki Process in OSCE
The head of state said that there is an apparent need to renew the pan-European dialogue on measures to strengthen trust, security and cooperation. “This should be done bearing in mind the enormous positive experience associated with the Helsinki Process of the 1970s that showed that the actions should be proactive, rather than reactive. All this points to the relevance of the idea to launch a new Helsinki Process, a broad dialogue aimed at overcoming the existing differences in the relations between the countries in our Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region”...
5 Jul 2017
Lukashenko describes alleged mass media freedom infringement in Belarus as old cliche Lukashenko describes alleged mass media freedom infringement in Belarus as old cliche
“Belarus’ mass media space develops vigorously. Mass media with different forms of ownership and political views are represented here. The alleged infringement of mass media freedom in Belarus is a cliche from the old arsenal. It lacks any sense in the age of the Internet”...
5 Jul 2017
Belarus president calls for OSCE’s reform, bigger role in conflict resolution Belarus president calls for OSCE’s reform, bigger role in conflict resolution
“Problems need to be resolved at the very start just like illnesses should be treated at the very beginning. If we let the process develop, you know what it can lead to. It is necessary to respond to such conflicts and respond seriously. The matter of the OSCE reform for the sake of making the organization more efficient and decisive is getting more and more important these days”...
5 Jul 2017
Kupchyna: Belarus seeks to contribute to countering global challenges Kupchyna: Belarus seeks to contribute to countering global challenges
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Austria, Belarus’ Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alena Kupchyna said. Alena Kupchyna said that interparliamentary ties can provide a fertile ground for developing solutions to overcome disagreements and controversies...
5 Jul 2017
Rusnano sees prospects of cooperation with Belarus Rusnano sees prospects of cooperation with Belarus
"The network the [Rusnano] Fund [for Infrastructure and Education Programs] has created may become part of these cooperation schemes. The network comprises 15 infrastructure centers and over 600 small enterprises created by these centers”...
5 Jul 2017
Nuclear power plant to reduce Belarus’ CO2 emissions by 10m tonnes per year Nuclear power plant to reduce Belarus’ CO2 emissions by 10m tonnes per year
Lilia Dulinets, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Energy Department of the Belarusian Energy Ministry, said during the roundtable session held in Minsk to discuss environmental aspects and safety in the development of nuclear power industry...
4 Jul 2017
OSCE PA president describes Belarus as bridge between West, East OSCE PA president describes Belarus as bridge between West, East
Christine Muttonen remarked that a long time ago Minsk became a venue where important forums are convened and world-building matters are discussed. “We already see Belarus not only as a bridge between the East and the West but a bridge between different countries. In other words, Belarus is already an important international platform,” she said...
3 Jul 2017
Lukashenko: We will never forget those, who liberated the country from the Nazi invaders Lukashenko: We will never forget those, who liberated the country from the Nazi invaders
The head of state said: “Today our country celebrates Independence Day. We celebrate the key state holiday today — 3 July — because our people willed it. The choice testifies to the historic memory of Belarusians and continuity of generations. In our hearts Belarus’ independence is inseparable from the country’s liberation from the Nazi invaders”...
1 Jul 2017
Lukashenko: Belarusians have earned the right to live in a free land by surviving trying times Lukashenko: Belarusians have earned the right to live in a free land by surviving trying times
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement in his speech during the solemn assembly held on 1 July on the occasion of Belarus’ Independence Day...
30 Jun 2017
Putin: Integration with Belarus in Union State is a strategic priority for Russia Putin: Integration with Belarus in Union State is a strategic priority for Russia
Vladimir Putin recalled that just over two years ago, Russia and Belarus approved priority areas of further development of the Union State by 2017. According to him, the tasks spelled out in that document have been largely fulfilled...
30 Jun 2017
Belarus, Russia intend to make full use of Union State’s potential for sustainable development Belarus, Russia intend to make full use of Union State’s potential for sustainable development
“We have reaffirmed our readiness to continue constructive dialogue, address the most sensitive issues in all areas of cooperation. Our states intend to make the full use of the Union State's potential to promote sustainable development and improve the well-being of our brotherly peoples”...
30 Jun 2017
Moldova eager to expand trade, economic relations with Belarus Moldova eager to expand trade, economic relations with Belarus
Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that Moldova is interested in strengthening cooperation in all areas of mutual interest placing focus on the trade and economic relations. He pointed out that Belarus and Moldova could establish joint enterprises in agriculture, tractor assembly, and winemaking...
30 Jun 2017
Russia interested in mutually beneficial projects with Belarus Russia interested in mutually beneficial projects with Belarus
“Russia is prepared for close cooperation with Belarusian regions aimed at ensuring sustainable long-term growth of our economies, is ready to build the industrial and technological policy together, develop the infrastructure, promote the formation of the comfortable business environment,” the Russian president said...
30 Jun 2017
R&D cooperation described as Belarus’, Russia’s future R&D cooperation described as Belarus’, Russia’s future
"A jointly created innovative product will be able to break through any barriers. Our two countries will have a vested interest in it.” In his words, programs of the Union State of Belarus and Russia need to pay attention to support for innovative infrastructure...
30 Jun 2017
Opinion: Forum of Regions plays an increasingly important role in Belarus-Russia integration Opinion: Forum of Regions plays an increasingly important role in Belarus-Russia integration
Chairperson of the Federation Council of Russia’s Federal Assembly pointed out that Belarus and Russia pay special attention to interregional cooperation. Almost all the constituent entities of the Russian Federation have direct ties with Belarus. Sixty-eight delegations of Russian regions visited Belarus last year...
30 Jun 2017
Head of EU office in Belarus tells about projects to promote country’s economic development Head of EU office in Belarus tells about projects to promote country’s economic development
“Considering that economic challenges are the main obstacle hampering Belarus’ development, the European Union channels the bulk of the technical assistance for 2016-2018 into facilitation of the country’s economic development,"said Andrea Wiktorin, Head of the EU Delegation in Belarus...
28 Jun 2017
Belarus described as good venue for interaction of integration associations Belarus described as good venue for interaction of integration associations
Gong Jianwei remarked that Belarus has become an observer at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia during China’s presidency in CICA. Belarus is expanding the horizons of diplomacy and foreign policy. The diplomat is convinced that Belarus will become an active participant of the Belt and Road Initiative of China President Xi Jinping...
28 Jun 2017
Sidorsky: Regional cooperation essential to fulfilling Belarus-Russia economic potential Sidorsky: Regional cooperation essential to fulfilling Belarus-Russia economic potential
Sergei Sidorsky reminded that more than 10 years ago Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a decision to develop cooperation not only with near-boarder regions but also with all regions of Russia. “It is clear that Belarus is now working with Sakhalin, Kamchatka Krai, Far East"...
28 Jun 2017
Optimistic expectations about Belarus-Russia regional forum Optimistic expectations about Belarus-Russia regional forum
“Contracts do not come out of the blue. It takes time, sometimes years, to conclude them. We already can predict some results of the forum as we already know that a number of agreements and contracts will be signed,” State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota said...
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