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22 Sep 2017
Lukashenko urges to get rid of unfounded inspections of businesses Lukashenko urges to get rid of unfounded inspections of businesses
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when he heard out a report of Chairman of the State Control Committee Leonid Anfimov on the draft decree “Concerning measures to improve control (audit) activities”...
22 Sep 2017
Belarus foreign minister: Globalization must become more equitable Belarus foreign minister: Globalization must become more equitable
According to the minister, increased globalization has undoubtedly contributed to progress and economic development worldwide. But, it has not been without the downsides of its own...
21 Sep 2017
China’s vice premier praises progress in Great Stone project China’s vice premier praises progress in Great Stone project
Zhang Gaoli marked considerable progress in the project since the decision on the construction of the industrial park was taken. The necessary infrastructure has already been provided, with industrial facilities being currently developed...
21 Sep 2017
Germany to continue policy of rapprochement with Belarus Germany to continue policy of rapprochement with Belarus
The diplomat said that the German side will be intensifying, step by step, the cooperation with Belarus in many fields, including economy and culture...
20 Sep 2017
NATO observer notes topicality of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 NATO observer notes topicality of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
Thomas Westermann said he had had an opportunity to observe skilled actions of the Russian and Belarusian troops. “It was an excellent demonstration,” he added...
20 Sep 2017
Foreign observers commend professionalism of Zapad 2017 participants Foreign observers commend professionalism of Zapad 2017 participants
In general, foreign observers were satisfied with the organization of the Zapad 2017 exercise and the volume of information they got according to the 2011 Vienna Document...
20 Sep 2017
Swedish observer praises smooth organization of Zapad 2017 army exercise in Belarus Swedish observer praises smooth organization of Zapad 2017 army exercise in Belarus
Thomas Moller took part in several observation missions before coming to Belarus. In Belarus everything is organized in an excellent manner, he remarked. He went on saying that during the exercise he had been able to receive all the necessary information...
20 Sep 2017
Belarus-Russia army exercise Zapad 2017 hailed as showpiece of transparency Belarus-Russia army exercise Zapad 2017 hailed as showpiece of transparency
Robin Mossinkoff emphasized that during the Zapad 2017 army exercise the observers had the opportunity to obtain unbiased information...
20 Sep 2017
Lukashenko: No need to worry over presence of Russian troops in Belarus Lukashenko: No need to worry over presence of Russian troops in Belarus
A German journalist asked whether the Belarus president can guarantee that the Russian forces will leave Belarus when the army exercise is over. “I think numerous guarantees had been given before the exercise even started,” the Belarusian leader underlined...
20 Sep 2017
Belarusian defense industry to continue profound modernization, new weapons in development Belarusian defense industry to continue profound modernization, new weapons in development
The head of state was confident that it is not necessary to buy new expensive defense products for millions of U.S. dollars if the available systems can be upgraded to achieve comparable performance...
20 Sep 2017
Lukashenko: Zapad 2017 goals achieved Lukashenko: Zapad 2017 goals achieved
“I would like to say that the objectives which we set out before the exercise were achieved in the training grounds in Belarus and in Russia. We drilled all elements of the exercise. We will analyze the results more closely later. But in general the objectives have been met”...
19 Sep 2017
Observers pleased with answers about Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 Observers pleased with answers about Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Moller, an international observer from Sweden, noted that he was in artillery while on active duty in the Swedish army, this is why he had been watching the exercise in the Domanovo exercise area with strong interest...
19 Sep 2017
Belarus-Russia nuclear fuel supply draft agreement at final stage Belarus-Russia nuclear fuel supply draft agreement at final stage
BelTA reported earlier that the first load of nuclear fuel will be delivered to the BelNPP in late 2018...
19 Sep 2017
BelNPP to satisfy 25% of Belarus' electricity needs BelNPP to satisfy 25% of Belarus' electricity needs
"We believe that in the near future some 25% of electricity the country needs will be produced by the Belarusian nuclear power plant. This will guarantee stable supplies of affordable and eco-friendly electricity"...
19 Sep 2017
Lukashenko urges to toughen responsibility while giving more freedom to business Lukashenko urges to toughen responsibility while giving more freedom to business
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when he heard out a report of Director of the National Center of Legislation and Legal Research Vadim Ipatov...
19 Sep 2017
Lebedev: Efficiency of CIS bodies increased over last year Lebedev: Efficiency of CIS bodies increased over last year
Sergei Lebedev stressed that the CIS is going through a very busy period that sees a number of crucial meetings...
19 Sep 2017
Lebedev: Hype about Zapad 2017 is artificial Lebedev: Hype about Zapad 2017 is artificial
"The exercise is aimed at strengthening the defensive capacity of the corresponding states and the CIS in general. Both Russia and Belarus are the states that represent an important element of the CIS defensive capacity"...
19 Sep 2017
Kondrusiewicz: Awarding CCEE Plenary Assembly to Minsk is a sign of respect to Belarus Kondrusiewicz: Awarding CCEE Plenary Assembly to Minsk is a sign of respect to Belarus
"The event, which awaits us, is unprecedented in the history of the Catholic Church and our country. Never before has Belarus hosted fifty bishops of the Catholic Church of the old continent"...
18 Sep 2017
Canadian journalist: Belarus ensures open access for mass media at Zapad 2017 Canadian journalist: Belarus ensures open access for mass media at Zapad 2017
He praised the Belarusians for inviting many international observers and mass media representatives. He added that every stage of the exercise is held in an open and transparent format...
18 Sep 2017
International observers describe Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 as open, transparent International observers describe Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 as open, transparent
"Although the exercise is not over yet, we are pleased with what we have seen. It is important that everything proceeds in a public and open manner. We get answers to all the questions we raise"...
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