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12 Jun 2019
Rumas: UK is interested in closer contacts with Belarus given Brexit process Rumas: UK is interested in closer contacts with Belarus given Brexit process
“Given the Brexit process, the United Kingdom is interested in establishing closer contacts with Belarus at the government level, because after the withdrawal from the European Union it will assume many foreign policy responsibilities that used to be handled by Brussels”...
11 Jun 2019
China promises greater access to its market for Belarus China promises greater access to its market for Belarus
“China is ready to deepen cooperation with Belarus and to jointly address global governance issues like unilateralism (support for unilateral actions) and protectionism in trade, and to defend the multilateral trading system”...
11 Jun 2019
Petrishenko: Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk should be forward-looking Petrishenko: Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk should be forward-looking
“This year’s festival should not be overshadowed by other politically and socially important events. The cultural program of the festival should not only follow contemporary trends but also look into the future”...
11 Jun 2019
EBRD pleased with rapid advancement of relations with Belarus EBRD pleased with rapid advancement of relations with Belarus
"The signed documents consolidate the beautiful relations, which have emerged with the Belarusian government and the Belarusian people. These are not empty words. You can look at our turnover with Belarus, which was €50 million four years ago and €360 million in 2018"...
11 Jun 2019
Minister: All conditions in place for grassroots sport development in Belarus Minister: All conditions in place for grassroots sport development in Belarus
According to the minister, there is a total of 23,000 sports facilities in Minsk, major cities, towns and villages of Belarus. The government aims to provide free access to such facilities to children...
11 Jun 2019
Lukashenko: Election campaigns should be impeccable Lukashenko: Election campaigns should be impeccable
"However, people are fully aware that the government in Belarus is one of the kind not only in the post-Soviet space, as this government is people-focused. We have done everything we could to earn people’s support"...
11 Jun 2019
Belarusian law enforcement told to focus on justice Belarusian law enforcement told to focus on justice
"You have to do things wisely. You cannot treat people as an enemy. Forget about what they say about Romani. They are normal people. Belarusians, Russians, Jews, Poles have their own share of criminals"...
11 Jun 2019
Lukashenko: Manufacturers could help struggling agricultural companies Lukashenko: Manufacturers could help struggling agricultural companies
"It is of paramount importance for us to support rural communities in this difficult time. We should not allow a decline in agricultural production," the head of state emphasized. He added that the country will remain self-sufficient in food even if poorly performing companies are shut down...
11 Jun 2019
PM: EBRD investment in Belarus might exceed €360m in 2019 PM: EBRD investment in Belarus might exceed €360m in 2019
"We are interested in more investments of the EBRD both in the public and private sectors. At the yesterday’s meeting with Alain Pilloux [EBRD Vice President], we agreed that we should work together to raise the bar set last year"...
10 Jun 2019
Duncan: London is ready to help Belarus raise investment Duncan: London is ready to help Belarus raise investment
“We have ample opportunities on capital markets. London is the place where Belarus can raise the capital it needs to grow its economy. Our governments are ready to continue cooperation, our companies will also interact"...
10 Jun 2019
PM: Belarus seeks to expand presence in foreign financial markets PM: Belarus seeks to expand presence in foreign financial markets
For Belarus it is big to have Belarus Capital Markets Day is at London Stock Exchange, one of the largest financial sites in the world with an impeccable reputation and highest-quality standards, Belarus prime minister said...
10 Jun 2019
Armenia wants to build cooperation with Belarus in IT Armenia wants to build cooperation with Belarus in IT
“I have seen Belarus as a developed country. I liked not only stability and predictability, but also a great focus on science and education"...
10 Jun 2019
WIPO chief: Belarus can make money on intellect WIPO chief: Belarus can make money on intellect
“Human resources are among the strong sides of your country. The share of well educated specialists is impressive. The country is not rich in natural resources, but today human capital assets are just as important. You really can earn on your intellect”...
10 Jun 2019
Minsk, Moscow finding common ground on Belarus’ food supplies to Russia Minsk, Moscow finding common ground on Belarus’ food supplies to Russia
Igor Brylo welcomed progress in the negotiations. “We are finding common ground. The dialogue is proceeding pretty well,” he said commenting on the recent meetings with Russian partners. The dialogue has become peaceful and constructive, he added...
8 Jun 2019
Belarus, Russia seek to break new ground in promoting Union State Belarus, Russia seek to break new ground in promoting Union State
In December this year Belarus and Russia will mark the 20th anniversary of the Union State. A rather long way has been passed and now the partners need to take stock of the progress made over the two decades and develop approaches to moving on within the Union State...
7 Jun 2019
Belarus eager to see Palestine as promising partner Belarus eager to see Palestine as promising partner
The diplomats mentioned consonance of the foreign policy approaches of the sides as well as Belarus’ and Palestine’s persistent dedication to fundamental principles of the international law...
7 Jun 2019
Opinion: Good Neighborliness 2019 forum will deepen Belarus-Poland cooperation Opinion: Good Neighborliness 2019 forum will deepen Belarus-Poland cooperation
A section on interregional cooperation was added to the agenda in 2019. Another new topic for discussion is IT sector. “Both Belarus and Poland have good expertise in this field. Poland is the EU’s leader in terms of startups. Belarus’ successes in the IT sector are also widely known”...
7 Jun 2019
Supply of hydrocarbons important for Belarus’ independence
“Future life of many Belarusians will depend on whether these enterprises will work or not. Because one cannot do without fuel these days whatever we may say about the arrival of alternative kinds of fuel, whatever we may say about the construction of the nuclear power plant and our importing 5-6 billion m3 of natural gas less”...
7 Jun 2019
Minister: Polish business is welcome in Belarus Minister: Polish business is welcome in Belarus
"Belarus offers incentives and protection for investors. Investors are entitled to preferential terms in all the areas of business, from manufacturing to high technology," the minister said...
7 Jun 2019
Ambassador: Belarus, Poland can reach $3bn in mutual trade Ambassador: Belarus, Poland can reach $3bn in mutual trade
According to Vladimir Chushev, Belarus has been improving its rankings in starting a business, registering property, other important indicators. He sees the potential of bilateral interaction in building up industrial cooperation...
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