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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...
7 Jun 2017
Belarusian MP: No need for Lithuania to artificially amp up tensions in modern Europe Belarusian MP: No need for Lithuania to artificially amp up tensions in modern Europe
Valery Voronetsky reminded that Belarus’ statehood is rooted deep in European history and culture. Belarus has always contributed to the development of the European civilization in addition to helping Europe get stronger and more united...
7 Jun 2017
IAEA: Necessary safety aspects adequately reflected in Belarus NPP design IAEA: Necessary safety aspects adequately reflected in Belarus NPP design
“The team of IAEA experts concluded that when choosing the site and design for the BelNPP, the Belarusian side took into due account all the aspects of safety, including external events. They added that the necessary measures were taken to address challenges related to external events in light of lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident”...
7 Jun 2017
Belarus-Kazakhstan trade projected to bounce back soon Belarus-Kazakhstan trade projected to bounce back soon
We expect the Belarus-Kazakhstan trade to be back to the previous volume in the next few years, Belarusian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Anatoly Nichkasov told the media...
7 Jun 2017
Belarus attracts Japanese tourists as offbeat destination
Belarus remains off the beaten track to Japan, and this is the reason why it could be interesting for Japanese tourists, Executive Director of MK II Corporation Miyuki Kawasaka told BelTA...
6 Jun 2017
PM: Days of Moldovan Culture in Belarus prove the countries’ mutual interest PM: Days of Moldovan Culture in Belarus prove the countries’ mutual interest
“We can state that the development of the Belarusian-Moldovan relations, which are based on a solid foundation of historical and cultural ties, have recently intensified in all the spheres to produce a positive momentum,” the PM said...
6 Jun 2017
Transparency, predictability at core of Belarusian-Moldovan relations Transparency, predictability at core of Belarusian-Moldovan relations
“I would like to say that I view Belarus-Moldova cooperation as a fine example of constructive relations, which are based on mutual respect. It is necessary to note that our relations are built on principles of transparency and predictability,” said the Moldovan prime minister...
6 Jun 2017
Minister: Government investments in Belarus’ agribusiness generate good returns Minister: Government investments in Belarus’ agribusiness generate good returns
The government investments in the agricultural industry generate good returns for the state budget, Belarus Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told the media during the international agricultural expo Belagro 2017 on 6 June...
6 Jun 2017
Belagro expo seen as opportunity to take closer look at cooperation prospects Belagro expo seen as opportunity to take closer look at cooperation prospects
“For us, it is crucial to showcase our new products and learn what is offered by our partners, friends, and business competitors to draw proper conclusions about further cooperation. I believe this expo will remain popular in the future and will become a perfect venue for the visitors to compare notes and work out the ways to further expand their economic activity and make it more effective,” Andrei Kobyakov said...
6 Jun 2017
Great progress in Belarus-Israel relations over past 25 years Great progress in Belarus-Israel relations over past 25 years
“Many outstanding representatives of the Hebrew state were born in Belarus. Among them are politicians, scientists, creative figures, winners of the Nobel Prize. The Belarusian land, as it is well-known, gave Israel three presidents and three prime ministers. We are grateful that our compatriots-representatives of different generations have not lost ties with their motherland and preserved a kind and sincere attitude to it. They are an important humanitarian element in our bilateral dialogue,” Vladimir Skvortsov said...
6 Jun 2017
Quality of Belarusian products praised Quality of Belarusian products praised
According to the prime minister, Moldova is hope to the facilities assembling Belarusian trolleybuses and tractors. The head of government stressed that the Belarusian equipment, with its good value for money, is highly appreciated in the country. “These are the products that meet the requirements of our consumers,” Pavel Filip said...
6 Jun 2017
Belarus, Penza Oblast capable of finding new areas of cooperation Belarus, Penza Oblast capable of finding new areas of cooperation
According to Ivan Belozertsev, Belarus and Penza Oblast have great prospects for developing cooperation in the area of mechanical engineering and electronic systems. There is also an interest in the services of the Belarusian IT sector. “We have tried and tested contacts and mutual interest. I think our task is to help mechanical engineers and software developers to reach mutually beneficial cooperation and enter a new level of growth”...
5 Jun 2017
Minsk described as ideal platform for negotiations on any international issues Minsk described as ideal platform for negotiations on any international issues
“Minsk has become a hospitable and convenient capital city for all participants of these talks. I am convinced that if it becomes necessary for the international community to hold negotiations on any other burning issue, the Belarusian capital city will be an optimal place for the process of negotiations for many sides”...
5 Jun 2017
Belarus-Russia relations hailed as true alliance Belarus-Russia relations hailed as true alliance
“Perhaps there is no area where Belarus and Russia would not have close long-lasting contacts, be it politics, economy, investment, security, science, education, or culture. Special praise goes to the system of interaction between our countries at the regional level, which may be called, without an exaggeration, as unprecedented in terms of scope and depth,” Vladimir Makei said...
5 Jun 2017
WANO: BelNPP complies with international standards WANO: BelNPP complies with international standards
The director of the WANO Moscow Center also highlighted that Belarus has done a lot to train the BelNPP specialists and set up a flexible system to attract highly qualified specialists from abroad. He was also pretty much impressed with the BelNPP construction site...
3 Jun 2017
Ambassador: Canada’s restrictions on trade with Belarus may be canceled by 2017 yearend Ambassador: Canada’s restrictions on trade with Belarus may be canceled by 2017 yearend
According to the diplomat, the trade restrictions were imposed on Belarus a long time ago. Technically, Belarus is still on the list of the countries subject to Canada’s export restrictions. These trade barriers are just technical. “Today there is an opportunity to develop trading relations with Belarus, even though your country is technically still on that list,” the ambassador added...
2 Jun 2017
Makei: New level of understanding with partners is needed in a globalized world Makei: New level of understanding with partners is needed in a globalized world
“The today’s conference is focused on the topic of economic security in terms of world globalization. This is an extremely urgent and important topic. The consideration of certain problems in its global context becomes an absolutely essential and natural condition of any dialogue on topical issues on the international agenda,” the minister said...
1 Jun 2017
Belarus-UNICEF long-term cooperation in creating safe environment for children noted Belarus-UNICEF long-term cooperation in creating safe environment for children noted
Vladimir Makei thanked the UNICEF representative office in Belarus for the work it does in the country. “For decades we’ve been creating together a safe environment for children in social, economic, ecological, and legal aspects,” said the official...
1 Jun 2017
UNICEF expects Belarus to contribute heavily to global policy on children UNICEF expects Belarus to contribute heavily to global policy on children
Rashed Sarwar said: “This year a representative of Belarus sits on the UNICEF Executive Board. I hope that thanks to this appointment Belarus will make its tangible contribution to the implementation of the children’s agenda on the global scale”...
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