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2 May 2017
Infrastructure development ahead of investor numbers in China-Belarus industrial park Infrastructure development ahead of investor numbers in China-Belarus industrial park
ead of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone administration Alexander Yaroshenko revealed in detail the preferences available to resident companies in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. In particular, corporate taxes are waived for the resident corporation and the investor for the first ten years after registration...
2 May 2017
Belarus open to constructive ideas, initiatives of foreign partners Belarus open to constructive ideas, initiatives of foreign partners
“Virtually all regions of the world are represented at the ceremony today. I assure you that Belarus values partnership between our countries. We welcome you at all levels and are ready to create favorable conditions for the implementation of constructive ideas and initiatives," Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he received credentials from foreign ambassadors...
1 May 2017
Ukraine ambassador: Belarus enables necessary conditions for Ukrainian migrants Ukraine ambassador: Belarus enables necessary conditions for Ukrainian migrants
“I would like to thank our fraternal nation, the Belarusian state and the Belarusian president personally for what is being done for the people temporarily displaced from Ukraine. It is very important to help them and create the conditions to live and work here. Belarus provides such possibilities,” Igor Kizim noted...
29 Apr 2017
Ryzhenkov: Implementing youth ideas and innovations is the key to successful development of Belarus Ryzhenkov: Implementing youth ideas and innovations is the key to successful development of Belarus
“Over the years the 100 Ideas for Belarus contest has turned into a large-scale national project which enables talented young people to fulfill their potential. Implementing their ideas, innovations, and discoveries is the key to successful development of the country,” Maksim Ryzhenkov said. He urged young people to remember that the future of Belarus depends on their commitment and creativity...
28 Apr 2017
Moldovan Ambassador: Moldova views Belarus as friendly, fraternal country Moldovan Ambassador: Moldova views Belarus as friendly, fraternal country
Georghe Hioara drew attention to the fact that Moldovans have a warm regard for Belarusians and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. “Our countries do not have anything to argue about, and Moldova views Belarus as a friendly and fraternal country,” Georghe Hioara noted. “Our human and economic relations remain at the highest level”...
28 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova have always supported each other Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova have always supported each other
According to the head of state, the Moldovan economy is similar to the Belarusian one. “We have always earned our living with our own labor. We do so now and did so back then,” stressed Alexander Lukashenko. “In the hardest of times we maintained kind relations, always offered a friendly hand and lived like brothers”...
27 Apr 2017
Fico: Slovakia hopes to boost trade with Belarus Fico: Slovakia hopes to boost trade with Belarus
“Slovakia is not be satisfied with the level of trade with Belarus, which was €163 million last year. I think Belarus would also like increase that figure. I hope our new joint projects will help raise the trade to a brand new level,” Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico noted...
27 Apr 2017
Pirshtuk: OSCE PA session is important for Belarus for developing political dialogue Pirshtuk: OSCE PA session is important for Belarus for developing political dialogue
He noted that the Belarusian MPs, in close contact with the OSCE PA International Secretariat, are solving practical issues related to the preparation for the session. The vice speaker noted that this is the first time that Belarus will host such a large-scale event which will be attended by more than 600 delegates. This requires solving a number of fairly complex issues...
27 Apr 2017
Belarus, Russia to develop approaches to single gas market by late May Belarus, Russia to develop approaches to single gas market by late May
“If we coordinate the principles [for the operation of the single gas market] with Russia, we will be able to submit this document to our other partners in the Eurasian Economic Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. They will be able to decide whether they are ready to work on such principles"...
27 Apr 2017
PM: Belarus counts on Slovakian assistance in Belarus-EU cooperation PM: Belarus counts on Slovakian assistance in Belarus-EU cooperation
“We are grateful to Slovakia for their consistent position regarding the normalization of Belarus-EU relations. We count on further assistance of the Slovakian side in promoting mutually beneficial Belarus-EU cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Initiative,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
27 Apr 2017
U.S. doctor pleased with Belarusian cancer care standards U.S. doctor pleased with Belarusian cancer care standards
Cancer care in Belarus develops rapidly as far as cancer treatment and cancer screening are concerned, BelTA learned from Edward Trimble, Director of the Global Health Center at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The doctor arrived in Minsk for the first Belarusian-American international conference on topical aspects of cancer gynecology and cancer urology...
27 Apr 2017
Economic diplomacy described as Belarus’ hallmark Economic diplomacy described as Belarus’ hallmark
"With its open economy Belarus has managed to secure a string of accomplishments in the export of merchandise and services in the face of severe competition on foreign markets. Today economic diplomacy is a hallmark of the Belarusian state, Vladimir Makei believes...
27 Apr 2017
Makei: Belarus can play a bigger role in international politics Makei: Belarus can play a bigger role in international politics
“After reaching a qualitatively new stage in its development, Belarus can and should play a bigger role both in the regional and world politics,” the minister stressed in his article...
26 Apr 2017
Minsk agreement seen as the only plan towards peace, stability in Ukraine Minsk agreement seen as the only plan towards peace, stability in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president said that the agreement developed in Minsk became the basis of the principles to settle the conflict in the east of Ukraine. “Today they are the only plan towards peace and stability in Ukraine,” the president said...
26 Apr 2017
Petro Poroshenko: Belarus and Ukraine will never quarrel with each other Petro Poroshenko: Belarus and Ukraine will never quarrel with each other
Petro Poroshenko stressed: “It is very important for us and I am convinced that the Ukrainian-Belarusian border will always be a border of friendship and good neighbors, reliable partnership, and peace. Nobody will ever be able to put Ukraine at odds with Belarus”...
26 Apr 2017
Belarus president vows to help restore peace in Ukraine Belarus president vows to help restore peace in Ukraine
“The Ukrainian president and the Ukrainian people know our position - peace and only peace. The Ukrainians have never been strangers for Belarusians. We are close people, may some like it or not (there may be such people in Ukraine and possibly in Belarus. In Belarus there are luckily almost none of them). We have always lived together. Nobody can divide us”...
26 Apr 2017
Pirshtuk: Belarus, Estonia can bolster relations, boost bilateral trade Pirshtuk: Belarus, Estonia can bolster relations, boost bilateral trade
Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Boleslav Pirshtuk said as he met with Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Relations with Belarus Valery Korb...
22 Apr 2017
Myasnikovich: Good future for biotechnology in Belarus Myasnikovich: Good future for biotechnology in Belarus
Mikhail Myasnikovich said that he sees a good future for biotechnology in Belarus. “It is exactly the industry that the country needs. Products are of low material-and-energy intensity. The demand for them is growing,” Mikhail Myasnikovich noted...
21 Apr 2017
Lebedev: Practical remarks, suggestions in Belarus President’s State of the Nation Address Lebedev: Practical remarks, suggestions in Belarus President’s State of the Nation Address
“The head of state always gives very touching and patriotic speeches. They show that he takes the problems in Belarus seriously and sincerely wants to resolve them for the good of Belarusians,” Sergei Lebedev said...
21 Apr 2017
Decision to hold OSCE PA session in Minsk shows EU readiness for dialogue Decision to hold OSCE PA session in Minsk shows EU readiness for dialogue
“Lately Belarus-EU relations have gained a positive momentum. Belarus has always been a country with which you need to build a dialogue on equal terms. The decision to hold the OSCE PA summer session in Minsk in July shows that the EU is ready for a dialogue. In turn, we are open to discuss all kinds of matters"...
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