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13 Jul 2017
Belarus’ ambassador: German business shows interest in industrial park Great Stone Belarus’ ambassador: German business shows interest in industrial park Great Stone
“The German business is strongly interested in developing cooperation in the East – Russia, China. Thanks to that, we are now in the focus of their attention, including within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative,” Denis Sidorenko said...
13 Jul 2017
Belarus working toward full removal of U.S. sanctions Belarus working toward full removal of U.S. sanctions
“The relations between Belarus and the United States are developing. The process is quite stable. We have been moving toward normalization for the past several years. There is a movement toward us, but certain stereotypes still persist, and the U.S. sanctions have not been removed completely"...
12 Jul 2017
Lukashenko pleased with latest Belarus-Russia union’s Supreme State Council session in Moscow Lukashenko pleased with latest Belarus-Russia union’s Supreme State Council session in Moscow
“Let me surprise you by saying that the importance of items on the agenda was not the key thing, the items were super important. The ambience of the Supreme State Council session was important. I’ve said it openly that we’ve never had such openness and warm-heartedness and, most of all, efficiency in the entire history of the Union State of Belarus and Russia”...
12 Jul 2017
Moldova plans to boost trade with Belarus up to $400m Moldova plans to boost trade with Belarus up to $400m
“We have good relations in the political dimension. But we are also interested in mutually beneficial joint business projects. Our partnership with Belarus has traditionally been friendly, and will remain so,” Igor Dodon remarked...
12 Jul 2017
Belarus in favor of promoting all-round cooperation with Kazakhstan Belarus in favor of promoting all-round cooperation with Kazakhstan
Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalia Kochanova met with Kazakhstan State Secretary Gulshara Abdykalikova in Minsk. The sides reviewed the current state and prospects of Belarus-Kazakhstan relations and welcomed the ongoing dialogue between the two countries...
12 Jul 2017
Ignatenko: Belarus’ initiative to launch new Helsinki Process is relevant for Europe Ignatenko: Belarus’ initiative to launch new Helsinki Process is relevant for Europe
“I think you got the trend in Europe right. Everybody is fed up with fighting, feuding. Everybody is fed up with mutual misunderstanding. Everyone strives for mutual understanding. It was for a reason that the OSCE PA Annual Session was held in Belarus,” Vitaly Ignatenko noted...
12 Jul 2017
Mass media encouraged to use influence to peacefully resolve conflicts Mass media encouraged to use influence to peacefully resolve conflicts
Bojan Brcic said he believes that news reporting is starting to look a lot like politics. “It is not bad. We just need to steer this kind of politics towards creation and the peaceful resolution of disputes,” said the reporter...
12 Jul 2017
Venediktov: Lukashenko correctly described threats facing modern media Venediktov: Lukashenko correctly described threats facing modern media
According to him, amid the digital revolution and the development of social media, any person, not related to journalism and media, has a real opportunity to create his own information stream and publish things that he considers news...
12 Jul 2017
Opinion: Belarus president’s Helsinki 2 initiative is worth considering Opinion: Belarus president’s Helsinki 2 initiative is worth considering
“Alexander Lukashenko is an extraordinary person who regularly comes up with remarkable initiatives, and this initiative is certainly worth considering. It is a very good thing that the initiative was presented to the journalists who are attending the congress,” Igor Shchegolev said...
12 Jul 2017
Call for creative attitudes on sidelines of Russian mass media congress in Belarus Call for creative attitudes on sidelines of Russian mass media congress in Belarus
The information minister pointed out that as early as the first day of the congress representatives of mass media, the general public, and the private sector contacted participants of the congress asking why the mass media talk so little about the most important thing — creation...
12 Jul 2017
Belarus’ key role in integration processes in post-Soviet area emphasized Belarus’ key role in integration processes in post-Soviet area emphasized
"Belarus is an active associated member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in particular in such essential matters as the development of the new Silk Road set to unite China and Europe"...
12 Jul 2017
Opinion: It is important for journalists to honestly describe the events going on around them Opinion: It is important for journalists to honestly describe the events going on around them
“It is important for journalists to honestly report what is going on around them. Being honest, being devoted to the motherland, and presenting an objective view on things are the key requirements in news reporting,” noted Mikhail Gusman, First Deputy Director General of the Russian news agency TASS...
12 Jul 2017
Putin hails World Congress of Russian Press as one of key events in Russian-language media space Putin hails World Congress of Russian Press as one of key events in Russian-language media space
“Your regular meetings are rightfully considered to be one of the key events in the Russian-language media space, in the Russian-speaking world,” reads the message of greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin to the participants of the 19th World Congress of Russian Press...
12 Jul 2017
Ignatenko: Belarus is a vivid example of successful coexistence of two languages Ignatenko: Belarus is a vivid example of successful coexistence of two languages
Vitaly Ignatenko, President of the World Association of Russian Press (WARP), UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, noted during a plenary session at the 19th World Congress of Russian Press in Minsk...
12 Jul 2017
Lukashenko: True freedom of speech means not only freedom of choice but also responsibility Lukashenko: True freedom of speech means not only freedom of choice but also responsibility
“Imposing opinions on journalists and forcing some stereotypes on them is inadmissible. True freedom of speech, that is highly valued in Belarus, is not only about choice, but also about responsibility for it,” the Belarusian leader said...
12 Jul 2017
Lukashenko: Internet and social media must comply with ethical and moral principles Lukashenko: Internet and social media must comply with ethical and moral principles
“In the name of morality and protection of the rights of citizens to reliable information, the state has the right to apply the norms and force of law. Reliable barriers should be built to block the information harmful to people,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
12 Jul 2017
Belarus president describes Russian language as national treasure Belarus president describes Russian language as national treasure
"Over the course of many centuries the Belarusians have contributed a lot to its development and have enriched the language. Today Russian is a state language in Belarus just like Belarusian. The people made their choice at the referendum”...
11 Jul 2017
Prospects of advancing Belarus’ cooperation with Egypt, Sudan analyzed Prospects of advancing Belarus’ cooperation with Egypt, Sudan analyzed
"Roadmaps to advance Belarus’ cooperation with Egypt and Sudan in 2017-2018 have been developed with a focus on trade and economic cooperation. “In Egypt and Sudan we are introducing the project approach to export promotion into practice,” said Sergei Rachkov...
11 Jul 2017
Gusman: Congress in Minsk will bring together Russian-language media from around the world Gusman: Congress in Minsk will bring together Russian-language media from around the world
“The 19th Congress of Russian Press will will gather in Minsk the chiefs of Russian-language media outlets from virtually all around the world,” Mikhail Gusman said. According to him, the World Association of Russian Press (WARP) unites media outlets that are printed in Russian in 80 countries. Minsk will see representatives from more than 50 countries...
11 Jul 2017
Brand new ways to promote Belarusian machines, vehicles in Russia Brand new ways to promote Belarusian machines, vehicles in Russia
"The new concept will allow stabilizing tax conditions for the enterprises that assemble Belarusian machines and vehicles in Russia. In his words, the first contract of the kind has been signed in Russia’s Tatarstan to assemble MTZ vehicles. There are plans to launch a new line to make vehicle cabs"...
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