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12 Dec 2016
Interview with Dolph Lundgren: tanks, politics and girls Interview with Dolph Lundgren: tanks, politics and girls
The snowstorm that hit the Belarusian capital on that day was no bid deal for the movie star who visited the office of the Belarusian IT company Game Stream, drove real-life combat vehicles at the Stalin Line museum, and paid a visit to the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War in Minsk. “The city looks really nice, it is very clean,” Dolph Lundgren said...
12 Dec 2016
Konrad Pawlik: Forum of Regions will become a new platform of Belarus-Poland cooperation Konrad Pawlik: Forum of Regions will become a new platform of Belarus-Poland cooperation
“This is a new cooperation platform for us. It will be used to organize meetings for representatives of regional and oblast centers, local and self-government”...
11 Dec 2016
Didier Canesse: France-Belarus relations have entered a new level Didier Canesse: France-Belarus relations have entered a new level
"The EU has lifted almost all its sanctions. These were very important decisions which were promoted by France as well. It is important to strengthen both the political dialogue and bilateral trade and economic relations, as well as cultural ties, since these are closely interlinked"...
9 Dec 2016
Belarus’ drive towards observing human rights noted Belarus’ drive towards observing human rights noted
“Since I had the honor of tracking the creation of the national plan on human rights in Belarus, I should say that a lot of effort went into it. It indicates that Belarus is stepping up its orientation towards cooperation as part of the mechanisms meant to ensure the observance of human rights"...
9 Dec 2016
Kupchyna: National Human Rights Action Plan is about great ideas, practical steps Kupchyna: National Human Rights Action Plan is about great ideas, practical steps
Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alena Kupchyna stressed that national human rights action plans help bring the norms of international law closer to the real situation in the countries...
9 Dec 2016
MFA: ODIHR report on Belarus parliamentary elections can provide basis for further dialogue MFA: ODIHR report on Belarus parliamentary elections can provide basis for further dialogue
“The final report of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission to the parliamentary elections in Belarus, which was published yesterday, is quite a substantive document both in terms of volume and content. Its thorough analysis will take time and will require the participation of specialists. Such an analysis will be undertaken shortly by the Central Election Commission and members of the interagency group of experts,” Dmitry Mironchik said...
8 Dec 2016
Belarus’ commitment to protecting children’s rights reaffirmed Belarus’ commitment to protecting children’s rights reaffirmed
“Belarus and UNICEF have been together for 70 years already. We take immense pride in the fact. Certainly, this cooperation acquired a special impulse and special content after Belarus gained independence. Belarus was one of the first countries in the world to pass a law on children’s rights"...
8 Dec 2016
Minsk advocates meeting of leaders of Russia, USA, EU and China Minsk advocates meeting of leaders of Russia, USA, EU and China
“The time is ripe for a meeting of the leaders of Russia, the United States, EU and China to have honest exchange of opinions on the root causes of the crisis in international relations. It is essential to start thinking over the new rules of the emerging multipolarity and demonstrate unconditional respect for each other’s interests,” Vladimir Makei noted...
8 Dec 2016
Belarus-EU cooperation in nature protection, energy saving commended Belarus-EU cooperation in nature protection, energy saving commended
"The EU has been actively and fruitfully cooperating with Belarus in nature protection, energy efficiency and energy saving. In her words, Belarus is a good partner, and thanks to this a lot of different projects can be implemented,” stressed Andrea Wiktorin...
8 Dec 2016
Integration development platform to push Belarusian-Russian products to third countries Integration development platform to push Belarusian-Russian products to third countries
"Our job is to create a platform that will help joint products reach third countries apart from allowing us to increase export between Belarus and Russia. Thus, the platform will allow increasing the export volume but best of all it will create a synergy. It will unite all the participants of the process," - Sergei Gorkov said...
8 Dec 2016
Shestakov: No chaos in Belarus during 25 years of independence Shestakov: No chaos in Belarus during 25 years of independence
"Belarus is the only country in the EU Eastern Partnership who has happily avoided being dragged in wars and conflicts. In the time of tectonic transformations, we have managed to protect the country from chaos, preserve security and stability in the society,” Evgeny Shestakov said...
8 Dec 2016
There are interesting proposals to boost Belarus and Russia’s joint exports, VEB Chairman says There are interesting proposals to boost Belarus and Russia’s joint exports, VEB Chairman says
“We have been cooperating for some nine years already. Joint investments are over a billion. We have such large-scale projects as the nuclear power plant, and we have interesting ideas on how to boost Belarus and Russia’s joint exports. We have agreed with the government to conclude an agreement on this matter today. There are many opportunities for strengthening our cooperation,” Sergei Gorkov said...
7 Dec 2016
Ryzhenkov: Minsk Arena ready to host 2019 European Games Ryzhenkov: Minsk Arena ready to host 2019 European Games
The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship that took place in Belarus in 2014 demonstrated that the Belarusian capital is well-equipped to host such events. “Belarus is ready to host the 2019 European Games,” Maxim Ryzhenkov said...
7 Dec 2016
Kazakhstan ready to cooperate with Belarus in strengthening international security Kazakhstan ready to cooperate with Belarus in strengthening international security
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yergali Bulegenov said at the international conference to mark 25 years of Kazakhstan’s independence...
7 Dec 2016
Belarus, Kazakhstan show interest in bilateral all-round cooperation Belarus, Kazakhstan show interest in bilateral all-round cooperation
Belarus’ First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Yevdochenko said at the international conference to mark 25 years of Kazakhstan’s independence...
7 Dec 2016
Lithuania in favor of easier EU visa requirements for Belarus Lithuania in favor of easier EU visa requirements for Belarus
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania to Belarus Andrius Pulokas told...
7 Dec 2016
Wiktorin: Belarus, EU have potential to further improve relations Wiktorin: Belarus, EU have potential to further improve relations
Andrea Wiktorin noted that recently the Belarusian-European relations have improved considerably. The exchange of visits has been intensified. Belarus has hosted a big number of EU officials. In her words, the European Union has doubled its assistance to Belarus...
6 Dec 2016
Polish MP praises treatment of oncological diseases in children in Belarus Polish MP praises treatment of oncological diseases in children in Belarus
“To learn that your child suffers from an oncological disease is a tragedy and shock for the parents. I am a surgeon and have seen a lot in my life but I cannot but feel emotions when I see sick kids. This is why my visit to this place was not an accident. I am happy to report that it is an excellent facility and its treatment standards are on par with the world ones”...
6 Dec 2016
Belarus offers Russia’s Irkutsk Oblast to bolster ties in science Belarus offers Russia’s Irkutsk Oblast to bolster ties in science
Andrei Kobyakov noted that the cooperation between Belarus and Russia relies on direct ties with the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, trade and economic, cultural and other relations...
6 Dec 2016
Belarus’ experience in overcoming social inequality viewed as useful to other countries Belarus’ experience in overcoming social inequality viewed as useful to other countries
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Belarus Yekaterina Paniklova told in Vitebsk which welcomed the Inclusive Belarus campaign...
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