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15 Apr 2019
Policy of interethnic and interreligious peace described as Belarus’ brand Policy of interethnic and interreligious peace described as Belarus’ brand
“We are committed to the policy of interreligious peace, Belarus is famous for it. This is our brand, relying on peace, stability, absence of interethnic and interreligious discord. And we will be committed to this policy forever”...
15 Apr 2019
Lukashenko on Belarus’ medal ambitions at European Games in Minsk Lukashenko on Belarus’ medal ambitions at European Games in Minsk
The head of state said that Belarusian athletes are capable of winning and showing high results in the international sports arena, and the recent European Weightlifting Championship testifies to the fact...
15 Apr 2019
Belarus' FDI attraction strategy through 2035 may be adopted in 2019 Belarus' FDI attraction strategy through 2035 may be adopted in 2019
"Belarus’ FDI attraction strategy through 2035 is a guidebook, a roadmap about where we are now and where we are going, our advantages and disadvantages. We even made a SWOT analysis as a separate application"...
15 Apr 2019
Ambassador talks about promising areas of Belarus-Turkey cooperation Ambassador talks about promising areas of Belarus-Turkey cooperation
Over the past 4-5 years, the trade between the two countries has significantly increased. Now it reaches almost $1 billion. The prospects for bilateral relations still remain hugely untapped...
12 Apr 2019
Lukashenko ready to assist Hi-Tech Park active participation in education Lukashenko ready to assist Hi-Tech Park active participation in education
“If you think it is necessary, I am absolutely for it. It would be great to involve educated people who know something and want to do something, to attract them not only to the Hi-Tech Park, but also to the country. I am ready to help with it,” the Belarusian leader said...
12 Apr 2019
Economic cooperation seen as foundation of Belarus-Russia integration Economic cooperation seen as foundation of Belarus-Russia integration
"I am convinced that such a policy will inevitably have a positive impact on relations with the international community, because it will contribute to the formation of a stable and predictable economic environment and will help raise investment and new technology in the region”...
12 Apr 2019
Opinion: Information technologies mean more than oil in the modern world Opinion: Information technologies mean more than oil in the modern world
Viktor Prokopenya said: “Information technologies represent more than oil nowadays. In 2018 the world spent 60% more money on IT than on oil. The figure will only grow larger”...
12 Apr 2019
Lavrov: Belarus, Russia act in sync on international arena Lavrov: Belarus, Russia act in sync on international arena
"Today Moscow and Minsk are allies and likeminded partners on the international arena, consistent supporters of the Eurasian integration and formation of the equal and undivided security architecture in the Euro-Atlantic region"...
12 Apr 2019
Opinion: Belarus is becoming an artificial intelligence hub in the region
“Belarus is confidently and rapidly turning into an artificial intelligence hub in the Eastern European region. It is one of the basic and breakthrough areas in the IT sector”...
12 Apr 2019
Economic benefits of IT country policy in Belarus pointed out Economic benefits of IT country policy in Belarus pointed out
“Customers saw that the country treats the IT sector well, that the IT sector develops, there are good plans, the state of affairs is already good and they want to make it even better tomorrow, which means it is a stable country, one should place bigger and more expensive orders”...
11 Apr 2019
Lukashenko hosts government conference to discuss problems in Belarus-Russia relations Lukashenko hosts government conference to discuss problems in Belarus-Russia relations
Among other things the conference touched upon integration and the work of the relevant bilateral group, Russian restrictions on Belarusian food export, adjustments in taxation of the Russian oil industry (the so-called tax maneuver), and negotiations on the gas price Belarus will pay as from 2020...
11 Apr 2019
Belarus, Russia negotiating on state support for joint ventures Belarus, Russia negotiating on state support for joint ventures
The minister referred to Bryanskselmash as an example where a joint venture assembles harvesters, with localization degree past 50%. According to the minister, the countries have agreed to include forage harvester assembly into subsidy programs...
11 Apr 2019
Belarus’ efforts to help restore peace in Ukraine’s east underlined Belarus’ efforts to help restore peace in Ukraine’s east underlined
“The Republic of Belarus advocates a peaceful resolution of the conflict and the cessation of violence, prevention of armed clashes, and the observance of the Minsk agreements by the sides. The Minsk agreements remain the only effective foundation for resolving the crisis”...
11 Apr 2019
Opinion: Sports should stay away from politics Opinion: Sports should stay away from politics
Sport development is a priority for most countries of the world, and Belarus is no exception in this regard. The country has recently made enormous progress in this direction. Today, Belarus can by right call itself a nation of sports...
10 Apr 2019
Opinion: Belarusian pavilion will stand out at 58th Venice Biennale 2019 Opinion: Belarusian pavilion will stand out at 58th Venice Biennale 2019
"This year’s slogan of the 58th Venice Biennale is May You Live in Interesting Times. I am confident that we will be able to make one more step towards the Grand-Prix. This is not an end in itself"...
10 Apr 2019
Expert: International cooperation helps Belarus implement many important projects Expert: International cooperation helps Belarus implement many important projects
In his opinion, Belarus and the Republic of Korea enjoy positive interstate relations, which make it possible to fill in joint work in science and technology with concrete projects...
10 Apr 2019
Science, technology seen as drivers of Belarus-S Korea cooperation Science, technology seen as drivers of Belarus-S Korea cooperation
The ambassador emphasized that bilateral cooperation is successful and dynamic. This forum is a testimony to that. A large Korean delegation arrived in Minsk to take part in the forum, which testifies to its significance and high profile...
10 Apr 2019
Nuclear energy expected to advance Belarus to new heights Nuclear energy expected to advance Belarus to new heights
Experience of other countries operating nuclear power plants demonstrates that the establishment of a nuclear energy industry advances the country to a new cycle of development. It attracts cutting-edge R&D and innovations to the country from the outside...
10 Apr 2019
Omani business invited to Belarus Omani business invited to Belarus
The minister of antimonopoly regulation and trade noted that Belarus had created favorable conditions for investing, guaranteed protection of private property, investments and the right to repatriation of profits...
9 Apr 2019
Belarus’ FM calls for closer economic integration, trade contacts in Europe Belarus’ FM calls for closer economic integration, trade contacts in Europe
The minister emphasized the unique role of UNECE as Europe’s only functioning and efficient platform to discuss economic and social development matters. This platform provides equal participation opportunities for all countries of the region...
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