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12 May 2017
Lukashenko promises serious reforms in sport Lukashenko promises serious reforms in sport
The president also pointed out the importance of the competent selection of people willing to work and produce results. According to the head of state, it is not normal when the functionaries of certain sports federations get high salaries without any achievements...
11 May 2017
Bashar al-Assad: Syria-Belarus relationship continues, based on common interest Bashar al-Assad: Syria-Belarus relationship continues, based on common interest
According to him, the responsibility is the main principle that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and the Belarusian state are guided by. “We have had strong relationship with Belarus since the times of the USSR. This relationship still continues, based on the common interests,” President Bashar al-Assad said...
11 May 2017
Cooperation between Belarus and Russia’s Rostov Oblast viewed as promising Cooperation between Belarus and Russia’s Rostov Oblast viewed as promising
“We have always known that our cooperation has an enormous potential. It is good that business has also started to acknowledge it lately. This is the shortest way to achieve results and success,” Governor of Russia's Rostov Oblast Vasily Golubev said during a meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
11 May 2017
Ukraine shows interest in joint ice hockey championship with Belarus Ukraine shows interest in joint ice hockey championship with Belarus
“We are interested in such a tournament. Ice hockey is well-developed in Belarus. The country has necessary infrastructure. The Ukrainian championship features eight teams that need tough competition to improve their playing skills. Joint competitions are exactly the thing that can provide this practice. This issue should be considered in detail by the ice hockey federations of the two countries”...
11 May 2017
Belarus ready to discuss resuming cooperation with Russia in potash industry Belarus ready to discuss resuming cooperation with Russia in potash industry
“We are ready for everything. Ready for competition and for doing business the humane way. [For doing business] not even as partners but as brothers. We are capable of striking a deal. But only on sincere, honest, and principled terms. It is very important,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
10 May 2017
Belarus’ improving relations with West do not contradict its strategic partnership with Russia Belarus’ improving relations with West do not contradict its strategic partnership with Russia
“We believe that both are possible. Belarus is seeking bigger volumes of trade, investment and cooperation in every area with the western countries. I am convinced this is possible without any damage to our relations with Russia,” Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko stressed...
9 May 2017
Belarus president: Young people should remember about Great Patriotic War Belarus president: Young people should remember about Great Patriotic War
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when talking to the war veterans after a flower ceremony at the Victory Square in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko warmly talked with veterans, asked about their worries...
9 May 2017
Lukashenko vows to bring IIHF world championship to Belarus Lukashenko vows to bring IIHF world championship to Belarus
“The competition is strong - Finland. But the question is not whether our bid wins or not. We would bid and lose in the past. But finally we got the right to host the IIHF World Championship in 2014. Therefore, we must do our best. If we do not host the tournament in 2021, then we will in 2022 or in 2023"...
9 May 2017
Lukashenko: Generation of victors create powerful economic, cultural potential Lukashenko: Generation of victors create powerful economic, cultural potential
“The Nazis turned our blossoming land into ruins. In order to raise from the ashes, Belarus had to fight yet another enormous battle, that time with the devastation and famine. Dedication and heroism of the people, the unity and fraternal assistance from the Soviet Union republics made the seemingly impossible task a reality"...
9 May 2017
Lukashenko urges against attempts to rewrite Great Victory history Lukashenko urges against attempts to rewrite Great Victory history
“The Nazi crimes cannot be erased from the memory. Everybody should know this, including those who are making the attempts to rewrite the history today, those who are trying to take the Great Victory away from our nation. This must not be allowed,” the Belarusian leader said...
9 May 2017
Ecuador Ambassador: Belarus makes every effort to maintain stability and peace in the world Ecuador Ambassador: Belarus makes every effort to maintain stability and peace in the world
“The situation in the world is not as quiet as we would like. Belarus shows what efforts a country can make for peace around the world,” th Ecuadorian Ambassador Larrea Davila said...
8 May 2017
Makei: Partnership and cooperation should be at the heart of international policy of every state Makei: Partnership and cooperation should be at the heart of international policy of every state
“For us, for the entire Belarusian nation, Victory Day is a sacred day. We lost one third of our people in the Great Patriotic War. The UN General Assembly declared 8 and 9 May as the Days of Remembrance and Reconciliation,” the minister said...
8 May 2017
Greetings to France president-elect Emmanuel Macron Greetings to France president-elect Emmanuel Macron
The head of state hopes for the support of mutually beneficial cooperation between Belarus and France in the best interests of the two nations...
6 May 2017
Hope for tighter Belarus-China cooperation in One Belt, One Road initiative Hope for tighter Belarus-China cooperation in One Belt, One Road initiative
“Belarus takes an active part in the implementation of the One Belt, One Road initiative. Taking into account this fact we expect further advancement of our bilateral relations,” noted Qiu Zheng, a representative of the Heilongjiang Broadcast and Television Station...
6 May 2017
Huawei to carry out major telecom projects in China-Belarus industrial park Huawei to carry out major telecom projects in China-Belarus industrial park
Belarusian Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Popkov pointed out that the Chinese company Huawei has been operating in the Belarusian market for a long time and is successfully carrying out a fair amount of projects. The international program Seeds for the Future is among them, providing studying opportunities in China for Belarusian students...
6 May 2017
Chinese businesses praise Belarus’ investment climate Chinese businesses praise Belarus’ investment climate
The diplomat noted that Belarus offers favorable conditions to investors from China. He pointed out that the Belarusian legislation is becoming more progressive in terms of attracting foreign investment, including from China...
5 May 2017
Chinese journalist: Belarus is an exceptional country with good people Chinese journalist: Belarus is an exceptional country with good people
He said that the several days he spent in Belarus on a press tour was enough for him to feel the friendly attitude from the locals. “Your country is exceptional, and good people live here,” said Zhang Xiaodong, a journalist of the Chinese newspaper Renmin Ribao...
5 May 2017
Opinion: Responsible attitude should be a key criterion in journalists’ work Opinion: Responsible attitude should be a key criterion in journalists’ work
Everyone involved in journalism should be aware of their responsibility, Marianna Shchetkina emphasized. Although information presented by journalists may be subjective to a certain extent, which is understandable, it is important to always tell the truth because all who convey information assume responsibility for the readers...
5 May 2017
Chinese journalist impressed with Belarus’ economic achievements Chinese journalist impressed with Belarus’ economic achievements
Ma Naihe is currently on a press tour in Belarus. “This is my first visit to your country, and I should say I am very impressed with your nature, hardworking people, Belarus’ orientation towards the future, and its economic development achievements,” he noted...
4 May 2017
Muay Thai World Championships in Minsk to raise chances of Thai boxing becoming Olympic sport Muay Thai World Championships in Minsk to raise chances of Thai boxing becoming Olympic sport
“I am happy to be here, in Belarus. The Belarusian national team is among the world’s best. It is a historic day for the IFMA. This is the first time Muaythai World Championships are held as an Olympic recognized sport," IFMA President Sakchye Tapsuwan said during the opening ceremony of the tournament at the Palace of Sports in Minsk...
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