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13 Jun 2017
Belarus’ commitments in CSTO collective rapid response forces underlined Belarus’ commitments in CSTO collective rapid response forces underlined
We will always be true to our commitments concerning the collective rapid response forces. It is our common army unit. They get trained in all the states and we always take part in these exercises”...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus eager to expand legal framework of cooperation with Chile Belarus eager to expand legal framework of cooperation with Chile
These two documents are the memorandum of mutual understanding on regular political consultations between the Belarusian and Chilean foreign ministries and the intergovernmental agreement on visa-free visits for the holders of diplomatic, service and official passports...
13 Jun 2017
Belarus described crucial factor of ensuring stability in Eurasian space Belarus described crucial factor of ensuring stability in Eurasian space
“Since the signing of the collective security treaty and its further transformation into an organization, your country has always been a crucial factor of ensuring stability in the Eurasian space,” Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Yuri Khachaturov said...
13 Jun 2017
Lukashenko voices concerns over deteriorating military situation in CSTO area of responsibility Lukashenko voices concerns over deteriorating military situation in CSTO area of responsibility
In this context, Belarus stresses the importance of the effective operation of the CSTO’s statutory bodies. The Belarusian leader said that he hopes that the meeting of the Defense Ministers Council in Minsk will contribute to the strengthening of the security of the member states...
13 Jun 2017
Sberbank encouraged to expand its activities on Belarusian market Sberbank encouraged to expand its activities on Belarusian market
“I am ready to discuss any issues which exist in our cooperation today. Moreover, you actively work in our economy, Russia’s Sberbank is an active participant on our market. I think that it is needed to expand the field of activities, and we will gradually do it”...
12 Jun 2017
Belarus values brotherly friendship, strategic partnership with Russia Belarus values brotherly friendship, strategic partnership with Russia
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to Russia President Vladimir Putin as the country celebrates Russia Day. “This holiday unites all people who are proud of the heroic past of the country, responsibly build its future"...
11 Jun 2017
Alain Aeschlimann: Belarus has played an important role for Ukraine Alain Aeschlimann: Belarus has played an important role for Ukraine
“We are happy and grateful to the Belarusian government for the humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Food and things for 4,000 people will be distributed on both sides of the contact line, according to the procedure of the Internaitonal Committee of the Red Cross"...
11 Jun 2017
European Athletics President praises European 10,000m Cup in Minsk European Athletics President praises European 10,000m Cup in Minsk
“This is the best 10,000m tournament I have ever seen. I know how Belarus can host international competitions. I was more impressed with the attitude of people. There were a lot of fans on the stadium. It makes me really happy”...
9 Jun 2017
Belarus-Ecuador cooperation in production sector, agriculture suggested Belarus-Ecuador cooperation in production sector, agriculture suggested
"Ecuador has always been interested in cooperation with Belarus in agriculture. Belarus is famous for its fertilizers, mechanical engineering products, and agricultural machines. These are what Ecuador needs now,” said the MP...
9 Jun 2017
MP: Ecuador shows interest in long-term cooperation with Belarus MP: Ecuador shows interest in long-term cooperation with Belarus
“The main objective of our friendship group is to strengthen the relations with Belarus, ensure implementation of the previously reached agreements, and establish an effective ongoing dialogue on a wide range of cooperation areas, from economy and culture to sports and education,” Maria Soledad Buendia explained...
9 Jun 2017
Surikov: Belarus-Russia Union State will long remain example for other integration associations Surikov: Belarus-Russia Union State will long remain example for other integration associations
“In all other areas, the interaction of our peoples in the Union State will long remain an example for all integration associations between former republics of the Soviet Union and not only them. On many positions the Union State is ahead of other international integration associations,” Alexander Surikov believes...
9 Jun 2017
OSCE secretary general emphasizes importance of Belarus’ presidency in CEI OSCE secretary general emphasizes importance of Belarus’ presidency in CEI
Lamberto Zannier also expressed gratitude for the initiative to hold the discussion. “I am very pleased that the growing cooperation between the Central European Initiative and the OSCE has led to this joint event. Special thanks for taking this initiative go to the Belarusian Presidency of the CEI and the Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE. I see this as a timely opportunity to exchange views on a prominent issue on the agenda of our two organizations”...
8 Jun 2017
Belarus intends to be part of all integration processes in Shanghai Cooperation Organization Belarus intends to be part of all integration processes in Shanghai Cooperation Organization
“Economy and foreign economic cooperation are very important for us. The organization unites the countries that are of interest to us as the markets for our products, as partners in trade and economic cooperation,” Vladimir Makei said...
8 Jun 2017
Belarus interested in Kazakhstan’s experience of building pavilions for Astana Expo 2017 Belarus interested in Kazakhstan’s experience of building pavilions for Astana Expo 2017
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana on 8 June...
8 Jun 2017
Ambassador: Belarus and Germany have a strong interest in mutually beneficial cooperation Ambassador: Belarus and Germany have a strong interest in mutually beneficial cooperation
“Representatives of the German economy organizations come to look for cooperation opportunities that have not been fully exploited. Of course, they also come to gain an understanding of Belarus’ economic policy priorities”...
8 Jun 2017
Pirshtuk: Belarus, Germany should build up business cooperation Pirshtuk: Belarus, Germany should build up business cooperation
“We are ready to use your experience, assimilate everything we can at this stage and step up efforts. Therefore, it is needed to have more meetings at various levels and lift emerging barriers in our relations. I am optimistic about our future results and am confident that we can step up cooperation”...
8 Jun 2017
Shumilin: Belarus’ pavilion at Astana EXPO 2017 will be maximally interactive Shumilin: Belarus’ pavilion at Astana EXPO 2017 will be maximally interactive
“Belarus is a high-tech country. We have a lot to offer. We have an open economy. In order to advance our goods to other markets, we, of course, need to advertise ourselves in the international arena. For this purpose we are showcasing our best projects here”...
8 Jun 2017
Belarus’ CEI presidency seen as opportunity to strengthen cooperation with EU Belarus’ CEI presidency seen as opportunity to strengthen cooperation with EU
The decision to hand over the presidency of the Central European Initiative to Belarus was very important, politically and strategically. “The fact that the country’s prime minister attended our meeting today demonstrates the serious attitude and attention that Belarus pays to the initiative. I am confident that CEI presidency is important not only for Belarus, but also for other member states,” Margot Klestil-Loffler added...
8 Jun 2017
Opinion: Belarus’ presidency opens up new opportunities for the CEI Opinion: Belarus’ presidency opens up new opportunities for the CEI
“Belarus’ presidency expands the scale and opens up new opportunities for the CEI,” Margot Klestil-Loffler emphasized. She added that regional cooperation is gaining increasing attention today. “This enables the CEI to play the role of a bridge in different integration associations”...
8 Jun 2017
Belarus hopes for cooperation with Europe in modernizing transport infrastructure Belarus hopes for cooperation with Europe in modernizing transport infrastructure
Belarus is banking on cooperation with European partners in the modernization of its transport infrastructure, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said at the Ministerial Conference “Promoting Connectivity in the CEI Region: Bridging the Gap between Europe and Asia” as correlated with the new Silk Road on 8 June...
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