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20 Dec 2016
Harstedt: OSCE/ODIHR seeks to work with Belarus in a spirit of cooperation Harstedt: OSCE/ODIHR seeks to work with Belarus in a spirit of cooperation
The OSCE does it best to be a constructive partner for Belarus. Kent Harstedt expressed opinion that the OSCE/ODIHR is working with Belarus in a cooperative manner...
20 Dec 2016
Belarus President calls for sincere talk with OSCE about elections Belarus President calls for sincere talk with OSCE about elections
“We need to honestly and sincerely say how we will act in these acute periods of the pre-election and election campaigns and how we will improve our election legislation. And you, I hope, will express your opinion about the elections. I think that I will be able to provide convincing facts to prove that the situation with the elections in Belarus is, first of all, not worse than in other countries"...
20 Dec 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for compromise with Russia on oil and gas Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for compromise with Russia on oil and gas
"The economic conditions should be comparable or, which is better, equal for all market participants. This will allow us to continue talking about four freedoms of the economic union"...
20 Dec 2016
Makei: Belarus strongly condemns terrorism and violence in any manifestation Makei: Belarus strongly condemns terrorism and violence in any manifestation
“We express our sincere condolences to the family of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov who died in the line of duty. The Russian diplomat did a lot for the establishment of peace in the Middle East. We wish prompt recovery to all those who have been injured in the attack,” the statement reads...
19 Dec 2016
Belarus, Malaysia urged to advance political dialogue Belarus, Malaysia urged to advance political dialogue
“Today Belarus and Malaysia have the necessary basis to promote the political dialogue, bolster trade and economic ties and cooperation in culture, science, education and healthcare. We have a huge untapped potential. We have concrete proposals and we are going to voice them today,” noted Vladimir Andreichenko...
18 Dec 2016
Ignacio Ybanez Rubio: Spain-Belarus relations grow stronger day by day Ignacio Ybanez Rubio: Spain-Belarus relations grow stronger day by day
“The image of Belarus is positive in Spain. I think that the relations between our countries in different areas grow stronger day by day. I hope that the image of Spain is also positive in your country. I am confident that we will continue expanding the bilateral relations. Belarus’ new embassy in Spain and, very soon, the Spanish embassy in Belarus, will promote our friendship,” said Ignacio Ybanez Rubio...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus' Foreign Minister calls upon diplomats to restore level of trust between countries Belarus' Foreign Minister calls upon diplomats to restore level of trust between countries
“I would like us to restore the level of trust that we used to have and strengthen it, I mean, the trust in peace, the trust between our countries, the trust between our nations. Belarus will work exactly in this direction. We are always ready to make our contribution to peace and stability,” said Vladimir Makei...
16 Dec 2016
Azeri Economy Minister: Belarusian goods enjoy great demand in Azerbaijan Azeri Economy Minister: Belarusian goods enjoy great demand in Azerbaijan
"The relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan in politics, social and economic sectors are rapidly developing. “The presidents have tasked our economic agencies with raising the mutual trade to $700 million. We seek to develop cooperation in different areas"...
16 Dec 2016
UAE views Belarus as one of world’s friendliest states UAE views Belarus as one of world’s friendliest states
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash told after the 3rd meeting of the joint committee of intergovernmental cooperation between Belarus and the United Arab Emirates...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus promises to work hard to implement agreements with UAE Belarus promises to work hard to implement agreements with UAE
“We think we have identified the cooperation areas that can help us advance our relations to a new level. We have signed a number of bilateral agreements. The main task now is to work towards their implementation. Belarus will do its utmost to ensure that the agreements be implemented,” Vladimir Makei said...
16 Dec 2016
Compliance of Belarusian nuclear power plant with environmental, radiation safety standards noted Compliance of Belarusian nuclear power plant with environmental, radiation safety standards noted
The design documents for building the Belarusian nuclear power plant have been approved by state environmental experts. During design and survey work the possible environmental impact of the future nuclear power plant was evaluated. All the necessary surveys and procedures were completed. Belarus is interested in the safe and reliable operation of its nuclear power plant like no other country, stressed Vasily Kovalenko.
16 Dec 2016
Belarus, UAE encouraged to boost trade cooperation Belarus, UAE encouraged to boost trade cooperation
"The visit of the UAE delegation to Minsk is very timely, as it will contribute to the implementation of the agreements reached during the recent visit of the Belarusian head of state to the United Arab Emirates. It is with great pleasure that we note that the visit of the Belarusian leader, which we consider as quite fruitful, once again attested to the high level of trust and sincere friendship between our peoples,” Vasily Matyushevsky stated...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus President: Women’s movement is important for promoting family values Belarus President: Women’s movement is important for promoting family values
“You play a crucial role in such significant areas as the economy, education, healthcare, science, culture. You make a big contribution to bringing up children, supporting elderly people and families with many children, ensuring political stability,” the President believes...
15 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus wants good relations with U.S., but will not get ahead of itself Lukashenko: Belarus wants good relations with U.S., but will not get ahead of itself
“We have stated our position – this is an empire, the world’s leading power, and we need to have good relations with them. But we should by no means get ahead of ourselves and make false promises. We have chosen a direction for the development of our relations, and we should follow this path,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
15 Dec 2016
Belarus’ tangible contribution to international security noted Belarus’ tangible contribution to international security noted
"Major players, large powers deal with many matters but a lot also depends on small countries like Belarus and Latvia. He said he believes that Belarus’ role in international security matters and the resolution of regional conflicts is very large. Without Belarus the world as we know would have been different,” said the NATO Permanent Representative Indulis Berzins...
13 Dec 2016
Inclusion into UNESCO’s World Heritage List boosts development of local communities Inclusion into UNESCO’s World Heritage List boosts development of local communities
"Since the inclusion of Mir Castle into the UNESCO World Heritage List, the town of Mir has flourished, new jobs have been created. A new kindergarten was built, as the old one was too small for the current number of toddlers in the town. Now, Mir is a place where it is nice and prestigious to live”...
13 Dec 2016
PM: Belarus will make every effort to strengthen CEI’s role in integration processes in Europe PM: Belarus will make every effort to strengthen CEI’s role in integration processes in Europe
“Belarus will make every possible effort to strengthen the role of the CEI as a ‘converging point’ of different integration platforms and processes in Europe. Belarus is convinced that the Central European Initiative is important and relevant for our countries and our citizens,” Andrei Kobyakov sad...
13 Dec 2016
Apostolic Nuncio: Organizing Pope's visit to Belarus is my top priority Apostolic Nuncio: Organizing Pope's visit to Belarus is my top priority
“It is the number one priority for me. We will work on the organization of the Pope’s visit to Belarus. For now I can say nothing regarding the date or the program of the visit,” noted Gabor Pinter. He stressed that he is highly optimistic about the prospects of developing relations between the Vatican and Belarus...
13 Dec 2016
PACE welcomes progress in Belarus-Council of Europe relations PACE welcomes progress in Belarus-Council of Europe relations
“The relations between Belarus and the Council of Europe are very positive. We hold joint activities: Belarus' representatives come to the Council of Europe, and PACE officials visit Belarus,” Andrea Rigoni noted...
13 Dec 2016
Minsk named as important platform for regulation of regional crises Minsk named as important platform for regulation of regional crises
“We advocate for the resolution of conflict situations using civilized methods, at the negotiations table. They must be solved without the use of military force, without any political and economic pressure. Modern Belarus is viewed as a reliable and predictable partner"...
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