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15 May 2017
Ambassador: Belarus is open to talks with new French government Ambassador: Belarus is open to talks with new French government
“We are waiting for the new French government to be formed. We are open to talks with the new government on matters relating to the development and expansion of trade and economic cooperation,” Pavel Latushko noted...
15 May 2017
Belarus sees big prospects for work of China’s CITIC Group in Belarus Belarus sees big prospects for work of China’s CITIC Group in Belarus
“Yes, you implement projects in our country. I know them very well, I look at some of your projects twice a day when I drive past the construction site. However, it is a drop in the ocean for such a big company as yours”. The president encouraged senior executives of the corporation to analyze various forms of doing business in Belarus which can be launched in the near future...
15 May 2017
Belarus advertised as nodal platform in new Silk Road in Eurasian region Belarus advertised as nodal platform in new Silk Road in Eurasian region
“Convenient transport and logistics channels and chains are needed for the sake of advancing practical cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt. To build them, Belarus offers the already available well-developed transport infrastructure of motorways and railways as well as large-scale infrastructure and logistics networks, which are being created,” noted Vladimir Zinovsky...
15 May 2017
Silk Road member states invited to unite scientific potentials Silk Road member states invited to unite scientific potentials
“Belarus has preserved and continues successfully developing its schools of exact sciences and digital technologies. We invite all the member-states to think of algorithms to unite their scientific potentials, set up centers for research and scientific exchange at the interstate level and with the state support,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
15 May 2017
Koroteyev: Great Stone park will provide goods for transportation via One Belt One Road routes Koroteyev: Great Stone park will provide goods for transportation via One Belt One Road routes
“Belarus is an active participant of the Belt and Road initiative. It was one of the first states to officially support the project. Geographically, the country has already made part of two major Silk Road routes. From the economic and infrastructure point of view, Belarus and China are implementing the joint Great Stone park project as one of the hubs of the Silk Road initiative"...
14 May 2017
Snopkov: Belarus is a successful partner in the new Silk Road initiative Snopkov: Belarus is a successful partner in the new Silk Road initiative
“Since the announcement of the Belt and Road initiative, Belarus has been an open supporter and a successful partner in the implementation of the concept. Belarus was the European first country and one of the first states in the world to join the project, viewing it as a friendly and beneficial concept,” Nikolai Snopkov said...
13 May 2017
Belarus, China mull over mutual visa facilitation Belarus, China mull over mutual visa facilitation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kirill Rudy told reporters. In his words, Belarus plans to expand bilateral interaction with China in the services sector, particularly, in tourism...
12 May 2017
Belarus president calls for young, professional executive personnel Belarus president calls for young, professional executive personnel
“New young people should be put in charge of government agencies, spheres, and industries. Because people of the older generation cannot last forever. If we want to achieve results, we need vigorous people,” the Belarusian leader is convinced...
12 May 2017
Ambassador: All prerequisites in place for closer Belarus-Algeria cooperation Ambassador: All prerequisites in place for closer Belarus-Algeria cooperation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Egypt and concurrently to Algeria Sergei Rachkov said when speaking at the Belarus National Day event at the 50th international fair Algiers FIA 2017. Belarus’ expo aroused a keen interest among representatives of the Algerian government bodies, large private companies and enterprises, and the diplomatic corps...
12 May 2017
Lukashenko promises serious reforms in sport Lukashenko promises serious reforms in sport
The president also pointed out the importance of the competent selection of people willing to work and produce results. According to the head of state, it is not normal when the functionaries of certain sports federations get high salaries without any achievements...
11 May 2017
Bashar al-Assad: Syria-Belarus relationship continues, based on common interest Bashar al-Assad: Syria-Belarus relationship continues, based on common interest
According to him, the responsibility is the main principle that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and the Belarusian state are guided by. “We have had strong relationship with Belarus since the times of the USSR. This relationship still continues, based on the common interests,” President Bashar al-Assad said...
11 May 2017
Cooperation between Belarus and Russia’s Rostov Oblast viewed as promising Cooperation between Belarus and Russia’s Rostov Oblast viewed as promising
“We have always known that our cooperation has an enormous potential. It is good that business has also started to acknowledge it lately. This is the shortest way to achieve results and success,” Governor of Russia's Rostov Oblast Vasily Golubev said during a meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
11 May 2017
Ukraine shows interest in joint ice hockey championship with Belarus Ukraine shows interest in joint ice hockey championship with Belarus
“We are interested in such a tournament. Ice hockey is well-developed in Belarus. The country has necessary infrastructure. The Ukrainian championship features eight teams that need tough competition to improve their playing skills. Joint competitions are exactly the thing that can provide this practice. This issue should be considered in detail by the ice hockey federations of the two countries”...
11 May 2017
Belarus ready to discuss resuming cooperation with Russia in potash industry Belarus ready to discuss resuming cooperation with Russia in potash industry
“We are ready for everything. Ready for competition and for doing business the humane way. [For doing business] not even as partners but as brothers. We are capable of striking a deal. But only on sincere, honest, and principled terms. It is very important,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
10 May 2017
Belarus’ improving relations with West do not contradict its strategic partnership with Russia Belarus’ improving relations with West do not contradict its strategic partnership with Russia
“We believe that both are possible. Belarus is seeking bigger volumes of trade, investment and cooperation in every area with the western countries. I am convinced this is possible without any damage to our relations with Russia,” Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko stressed...
9 May 2017
Belarus president: Young people should remember about Great Patriotic War Belarus president: Young people should remember about Great Patriotic War
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when talking to the war veterans after a flower ceremony at the Victory Square in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko warmly talked with veterans, asked about their worries...
9 May 2017
Lukashenko vows to bring IIHF world championship to Belarus Lukashenko vows to bring IIHF world championship to Belarus
“The competition is strong - Finland. But the question is not whether our bid wins or not. We would bid and lose in the past. But finally we got the right to host the IIHF World Championship in 2014. Therefore, we must do our best. If we do not host the tournament in 2021, then we will in 2022 or in 2023"...
9 May 2017
Lukashenko: Generation of victors create powerful economic, cultural potential Lukashenko: Generation of victors create powerful economic, cultural potential
“The Nazis turned our blossoming land into ruins. In order to raise from the ashes, Belarus had to fight yet another enormous battle, that time with the devastation and famine. Dedication and heroism of the people, the unity and fraternal assistance from the Soviet Union republics made the seemingly impossible task a reality"...
9 May 2017
Lukashenko urges against attempts to rewrite Great Victory history Lukashenko urges against attempts to rewrite Great Victory history
“The Nazi crimes cannot be erased from the memory. Everybody should know this, including those who are making the attempts to rewrite the history today, those who are trying to take the Great Victory away from our nation. This must not be allowed,” the Belarusian leader said...
9 May 2017
Ecuador Ambassador: Belarus makes every effort to maintain stability and peace in the world Ecuador Ambassador: Belarus makes every effort to maintain stability and peace in the world
“The situation in the world is not as quiet as we would like. Belarus shows what efforts a country can make for peace around the world,” th Ecuadorian Ambassador Larrea Davila said...
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