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29 Mar 2017
Belarusian light industry enterprises promised continuous government support Belarusian light industry enterprises promised continuous government support
“The government will continue to support light industry companies in their continuous development. We will help our companies to grow,” Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said at the opening of the 40th exhibition Beltexlegprom. Spring 2017...
29 Mar 2017
All World Bank programs in Belarus are well implemented All World Bank programs in Belarus are well implemented
“This visit of mine is also connected with the development and approval of a new country program for Belarus for the next three-four years,” Kyle Peters said. The Senior Vice President for Operations of the World Bank added that nine programs to the tune of about $1 billion are currently on the agenda...
28 Mar 2017
Angel Ganev: Bulgaria hails EU-Belarus dialogue Angel Ganev: Bulgaria hails EU-Belarus dialogue
“We believe that the normalization of relations will open up new opportunities for the expansion of cooperation. Bulgaria will continue supporting Belarus in the Eastern Partnership initiative,” the diplomat said...
28 Mar 2017
Belarus keen on expanding cooperation with World Bank Belarus keen on expanding cooperation with World Bank
“Cooperation with the World Bank has always been important for Belarus. Over 25 years of working together the World Bank has invested over $1.6 billion within the framework of joint projects,” First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky said...
28 Mar 2017
Ambassador: Culture brings people of Belarus and Estonia closer together Ambassador: Culture brings people of Belarus and Estonia closer together
The diplomat noted that the cultural ties between Belarus and Estonia are growing steadily. For instance, the Belarusian capital hosted the Days of Estonian Culture in November 2016. Their participants were warmly welcomed by the Belarusian audience...
28 Mar 2017
Belarusian veterans thanked for active civic involvement Belarusian veterans thanked for active civic involvement
Natalia Kochanova thanked the veterans for their civic-mindedness, for what they have done for the country’s prosperity. “In many ways it is thanks to you that we live peacefully in such a beautiful country as Belarus,” Natalia Kochanova said. “The head of state always highly appreciates the contribution of our senior citizens to the country’s development”...
28 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus and Armenia are close peoples, and will remain so Lukashenko: Belarus and Armenia are close peoples, and will remain so
The President emphasized that Belarus and Armenia have absolutely identical positions on all issues on the international agenda. “We understand the policy that is pursued by the current leadership of Armenia and was pursued by the previous leadership,” the head of state continued...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus views Greece as promising partner in Balkan region Belarus views Greece as promising partner in Balkan region
“We see a considerable potential for enhancing economic cooperation. This year will see the first meeting of the intergovernmental economic commission and the business forum, which will contribute to this. There is a room for the development of bilateral contacts between the parliaments, regions, and also cultural and humanitarian ties,” Valentin Rybakov noted...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus commended for achievements in counteracting family violence Belarus commended for achievements in counteracting family violence
"People should understand that violence cannot resolve a problem. They should change not only their behavioral models but also certain gender stereotypes. The elaboration of legislative measures in Belarus to fight violence against women and strong cooperation in the fight against this evil are inspiring,” Caspar Peek noted...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus hopeful about Eurasian Economic Union’s development Belarus hopeful about Eurasian Economic Union’s development
"I think the CIS IPA could provide a more active influence on integration processes, could encourage the Eurasian Economic Commission to work more actively and responsibly,” said the head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament"...
26 Mar 2017
Rigoni: Belarus and the Council of Europe should start looking in one direction Rigoni: Belarus and the Council of Europe should start looking in one direction
"As the PACE Rapporteur, I should keep my eye on the situation in your country. It is time the Council of Europe and Belarus should start looking in one direction. For this, we need to decide on some issues. We see that Belarus is showing its interest, its will and readiness to continue dialogue with the Council of Europe,” said Andrea Rigoni...
26 Mar 2017
Belarus’ MFA comments on EU’s reaction to 25 March events in Minsk Belarus’ MFA comments on EU’s reaction to 25 March events in Minsk
“First of all, I would like to note that citizens’ right to peaceful assembly and freedom of opinion and expression is embodied in the Constitution of our country. However, the keyword here is “peaceful”, Dmitry Mironchik said...
25 Mar 2017
Kuropaty should unite the society instead of splitting it apart Kuropaty should unite the society instead of splitting it apart
Director of the History Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) Vyacheslav Danilovich said...
24 Mar 2017
Ambassador: Culture helps develop public diplomacy, brings countries closer together Ambassador: Culture helps develop public diplomacy, brings countries closer together
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to Belarus Carlos Humberto Larrea Davila said at the opening of an exhibition at the embassy. He believes that music, in the same way as the art of painting, helps express things that are difficult to say in words...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus president promises memorial in Kuropaty soon Belarus president promises memorial in Kuropaty soon
“I’ve given instructions to create a compact memorial, not a gigantic one like the Brest Fortress. A tender is in progress. We will make this memorial possibly like a small chapel,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
23 Mar 2017
New transplantation center expected to reduce transplant waiting times in Belarus New transplantation center expected to reduce transplant waiting times in Belarus
According to Oleg Rummo, this decision was not spontaneous. It was taken based on a detailed analysis of the progress in the Belarusian transplantation in the past few years. Belarusian doctors learned to use expensive and very sophisticated technology. The center which is based at Hospital No. 9 is too small to accommodate all patients and to perform a big number of transplantations...
23 Mar 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus ready for dialogue with Council of Europe in sensitive areas Myasnikovich: Belarus ready for dialogue with Council of Europe in sensitive areas
“We are open for a dialogue with the Council of Europe in various fields, including sensitive ones. Should you have any questions that need clarifying, I am ready to comment on them,” Mikhail Myasnikovich said...
23 Mar 2017
Belarus primarily interested in safety of Ostrovets nuclear power plant Belarus primarily interested in safety of Ostrovets nuclear power plant
Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk made the statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Lithuania Toyoei Shigeeda...
23 Mar 2017
Lukashenko urges compliance with law and constitution in protecting peace in Belarus Lukashenko urges compliance with law and constitution in protecting peace in Belarus
The head of state said that a decision was made to hold an open session today. “I think that we should not conceal anything from anyone. We should discuss the issues concerning our people and, of course, concerning us in an honest and open way,” he said...
23 Mar 2017
Mikhadyuk: Belarus open to dialogue with EU on NPP project Mikhadyuk: Belarus open to dialogue with EU on NPP project
“Belarus is working on a national report on stress tests, which will be presented to the public and the European Commission, to prove that the nuclear utility is built in accordance with top safety standards,” Mikhail Mikhadyuk said...
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