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8 Jan 2018
Belarus to study foreign practices in returning cultural property Belarus to study foreign practices in returning cultural property
“Many states involved in World War II have developed their own approaches to the repatriation. We can draw on the experience of our Polish colleagues. It is already clear, however, that we should be guided by Russia’s laws”...
7 Jan 2018
Lukashenko: Church’s contribution to peace in Belarus is huge Lukashenko: Church’s contribution to peace in Belarus is huge
Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the main values are peace and calmness. Money can always be found and earned. “Our Lord sees everything. If we do not cherish peace, He will punish. Let us cherish this peace,” the Belarusian leader said...
6 Jan 2018
Motulsky: Much work ahead to revive more literary names and artefacts in Belarus Motulsky: Much work ahead to revive more literary names and artefacts in Belarus
Director of Belarus’ National Library Roman Motulsky noted that the high award means the recognition of the efforts of not only today’s team but all the people who worked at the National Library for over 95 years of its existence...
5 Jan 2018
Makei: Belarus has developed Helsinki 2 concept and is working on its implementation Makei: Belarus has developed Helsinki 2 concept and is working on its implementation
"We have held consultations with representatives of a number of countries, and I must say that our explanations and proposals find a positive response among many of our counterparts and partners"...
5 Jan 2018
Opinion: Visa liberalization will widen the appeal of Brest 2018 business forum Opinion: Visa liberalization will widen the appeal of Brest 2018 business forum
"We have already received the first responses to the invitations from Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, and Germany. Businessmen from Russia’s Pskov and Bryansk have applied for arranging collective stands"...
4 Jan 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus will host the 2021 IIHF World Championship thanks to the Christmas tournament Lukashenko: Belarus will host the 2021 IIHF World Championship thanks to the Christmas tournament
“It would have been impossible without those guys and without the sport functionaries, who have come to Minsk for the Christmas tournament,” said the head of state...
4 Jan 2018
MFA: Belarus has found its niche in today’s foreign policy context MFA: Belarus has found its niche in today’s foreign policy context
“Belarus found its niche in the contemporary foreign political and foreign economic context, demonstrating the ability to be a regional player, generating constructive approaches to the urgent problems of the modernity”...
4 Jan 2018
Belarus president sends Independence Day greetings to Myanmar Belarus president sends Independence Day greetings to Myanmar
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Htin Kyaw as the country celebrates Independence Day...
2 Jan 2018
Work to create common energy markets in Eurasian Economic Union to continue in 2018 Work to create common energy markets in Eurasian Economic Union to continue in 2018
The diplomat noted that a lot of work needs to be done to advance Belarus’ relations with Russia in 2018. “First of all, we hope we will continue working to establish common markets of natural gas, electricity, and oil products...
1 Jan 2018
Makei: Belarus offered to preside over some important international organizations Makei: Belarus offered to preside over some important international organizations
Talking about the priorities of Belarus’ foreign policy in 2018, Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus will continue to develop the cooperation with the traditional partners, pay significant attention to the relations with China, the EU and the United States, the countries of South-East Asia, Latin America. In addition, the Belarusian diplomats intend to work more actively with some African states...
1 Jan 2018
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Slovakia Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Slovakia
“Our countries have stable and constructive relations. Cooperation in different economic sectors is expanding along with contacts between our people,” reads the message of greetings...
1 Jan 2018
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Sudan Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Sudan
“I fondly recall the meeting with you in Khartoum in January 2017. Our open constructive dialogue has given a boost to bilateral cooperation and outlined new promising avenues of cooperation,” reads the message of greetings...
29 Dec 2017
Belarus now on par with Singapore in IT thanks to Digital Economy Development Ordinance Belarus now on par with Singapore in IT thanks to Digital Economy Development Ordinance
“The expansion of the spectrum and volume of services in the IT sphere will bring additional foreign currency revenues as well as new highly intellectual jobs with a high added value. It will encourage the development of the sphere of services with low material and energy intensity”...
29 Dec 2017
Lukashenko plans to visit countries of American continent in 2018 Lukashenko plans to visit countries of American continent in 2018
“We will definitely visit America. We need to discuss a number of issues, and at least five countries have invited us. And we should visit these countries, first of all, to establish trade and economic relations which always serve as the foundation”...
29 Dec 2017
Belarus president in favor of speedy resolution of conflict in Ukraine Belarus president in favor of speedy resolution of conflict in Ukraine
“Honestly speaking from my heart, I would very much like the war in the brotherly country of Ukraine to end. I would like people there to live normal lives. It is the most important problem for me,” he stressed...
29 Dec 2017
Lukashenko: Belarusian farmers could do better if properly organized Lukashenko: Belarusian farmers could do better if properly organized
“It was an extreme year. Honestly speaking, I don’t even remember a year like that. It was good on the whole but extreme at the same time. We have not had a year like that before. Since we’ve never had one, we were not totally ready for it"...
28 Dec 2017
Broader cooperation with foreign Belarusians benefits Belarus in many ways Broader cooperation with foreign Belarusians benefits Belarus in many ways
“The fact that we’ve started closely looking into cooperation with Belarusians abroad is very important for our country. It will further its development in various areas: economy, politics, humanitarian and cultural affairs”...
27 Dec 2017
Belarus’ unwavering international support for Russia pointed out Belarus’ unwavering international support for Russia pointed out
According to Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin, Belarus-Russia cooperation in the United Nations Organization is characterized by the same views or close views on many items on the international agenda...
27 Dec 2017
Favorable effect of Digital Economy Development Ordinance on Belarusian startups underlined Favorable effect of Digital Economy Development Ordinance on Belarusian startups underlined
The Microsoft representative described the Digital Economy Development Ordinance as a genuine breakthrough and even went as far as saying that revolutionary is a better fit...
27 Dec 2017
Belarus, Serbia urged to step up cooperation in tourism Belarus, Serbia urged to step up cooperation in tourism
Tourism was among the themes discussed during the radio-link. According to Srecko Djukic, this industry has a great potential. Since the launch of the five-day visa-free travel, the influx of tourists in Belarus has increased...
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