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9 Jan 2017
Next forum of regions of Belarus and Russia to focus on high technologies Next forum of regions of Belarus and Russia to focus on high technologies
“Judging by its agenda, the fourth forum will present a rather powerful prospect, a look into the future,” noted Mikhail Myasnikovich...
9 Jan 2017
Belarus can make significant contribution to CEI development Belarus can make significant contribution to CEI development
Natalia Zhilevich, Ambassador-at-Large at the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, national coordinator for cooperation with the CEI, said...
8 Jan 2017
Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk sports infrastructure is ready to host 2019 European Games Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk sports infrastructure is ready to host 2019 European Games
“During this three-day visit we saw all sports facilities that will be used during the competitions: the rowing canal at Zaslavl, Minsk Arena, the Palace of Sports, the Timoshenko Shooting Range, Chizhovka Arena. I can say with confidence that Minsk sports facilities are 100% ready to host the Second Summer European Games,” said Pierce O'Callaghan...
7 Jan 2017
Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations
Alexander Lukashenko noted that on Christmas people think a lot about eternal uniting values. “We always speak about moral virtues, sources of spiritual strength. In this temple I would like to mention another important value. It is our church, our main Christian churches. They have always been and, I hope, will remain in the center of unity. They will be the main power uniting peoples, the nation, us, in this very case,” the President said...
5 Jan 2017
Belarus in favor of competent dialogue on BelNPP-related matters Belarus in favor of competent dialogue on BelNPP-related matters
“So far, the Lithuanian side has not informed us officially about the scope of duties and powers of the envoy. Neither do we know who will occupy this position. You know that Belarus has always been in favor of a competent dialogue between relevant agencies on all matters related to the construction of the BelNPP. I mean the agencies and ministries responsible for energy, environmental protection, economy, the national regulatory bodies,” Dmitry Mironchik specified...
3 Jan 2017
Belarus viewed as a symbol of dialogue and peace in the region Belarus viewed as a symbol of dialogue and peace in the region
“Belarus plays the role of a donor of stability and peace, especially against the backdrop of conflicts in the region. Belarus plays the role of a donor of stability and peace, especially against the backdrop of conflicts in the region," Piotr Petrovsky said...
3 Jan 2017
2019 European Games expected to promote culture tourism in Belarus 2019 European Games expected to promote culture tourism in Belarus
Boris Svetlov noted that all social processes are closely connected with culture that is an indicator of the level of economic, political, industrial and agricultural development. The Year of Culture was expected to suggest criteria for evaluating everything around us. Artistic values and approaches used by the workers of culture have become one of the criteria”...
3 Jan 2017
Belarus has a considerable potential for the development of new high-tech branches Belarus has a considerable potential for the development of new high-tech branches
Dmitry Krupsky, the head of the innovative activity department at the Economy Ministry told...
30 Dec 2016
Belarus-China cooperation in education, culture viewed as important Belarus-China cooperation in education, culture viewed as important
Charge d'Affaires of China to Belarus Luo Zhanhui made the statement during the event held on 30 December in anticipation of the year 2017 when the 25th anniversary of Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations will be marked...
30 Dec 2016
Putin: 2016 demonstrated enduring value of Russia-Belarus friendship Putin: 2016 demonstrated enduring value of Russia-Belarus friendship
Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the two countries will continue working together to develop all aspects of the Russian-Belarusian partnership, advance mutually beneficial integration processes, and ensure stability and security in Eurasia...
30 Dec 2016
Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people
The President stressed that it is a bad idea to provide support to children and elderly people only on big occasions. “A special fund is needed, and the sponsors will control this fund. We should think how this can be done,” the head of state concluded...
30 Dec 2016
Scientific progress named as one of driving forces of Belarus’ development Scientific progress named as one of driving forces of Belarus’ development
Vladimir Andreichenko stressed that the Belarusian science will get a new impetus for development in 2017 which was declared the Year of Science. “Science will be in the center of attention. I think that there will be more financing and support,” he said...
28 Dec 2016
USA looks forward to stronger relations with Belarus USA looks forward to stronger relations with Belarus
The statement was released by the Embassy of the USA in Belarus to celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries...
28 Dec 2016
China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone open to international companies China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone open to international companies
“I believe and hope that as the China-Belarus industrial park grows larger, as its influence and fame grow stronger, efforts to attract investments will become more successful. It is an open park. We are not building a Chinese-Belarusian park but an international one. And we welcome companies with investments from any country,” said the SZAO Industrial Park Development Company CEO...
28 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: People’s Teacher of Belarus title will make teaching profession more prestigious Lukashenko: People’s Teacher of Belarus title will make teaching profession more prestigious
“Our ceremony is especially important because the People’s Teacher of Belarus title will be conferred for the first time today. I am convinced that the institution of the new honorary title will help raise the prestige of the noble teaching profession and confirm its high status in the society,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
28 Dec 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus will hold 2019 European Games at a high level Kobyakov: Belarus will hold 2019 European Games at a high level
“Thanks to the openness and prestige in the international sporting arena, Belarus was granted the right to host the biggest continental sports forum - Second European Games 2019. We are confident that we will hold the games at a high level,” the Prime Minister said...
26 Dec 2016
Belarus, Russia urged to strengthen all-round cooperation Belarus, Russia urged to strengthen all-round cooperation
“Belarus and Russia should step up strategic cooperation in all areas both within the Union State and in the context of the Eurasian integration process. The importance of the Union State PA will increase consequently. We should boost the influence of the Union State parliamentarism on the Belarus-Russia rapprochement”...
26 Dec 2016
Makei: Belarus grieving together with Russians over plane crash victims Makei: Belarus grieving together with Russians over plane crash victims
“It has been sad to see our neighbors having to deal with a series of misfortunes recently. We express our heartfelt sympathy for the Russian people. They say it is a leap year. Maybe God punishes us for the mistakes that we make in life. Therefore, we probably need to pause and reflect on the fact that a human life is the most important thing. Everything else pales in comparison to it”...
26 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus cannot stand aside from tragic events in Russia Lukashenko: Belarus cannot stand aside from tragic events in Russia
There was a huge response to this tragedy from our people who visited the Russian embassy. I think that the number of people coming to the embassy will not decrease, so I want the law enforcement bodies to maintain public order near the embassy. The Book of Condolences was opened at the Russian embassy on 26 December"...
25 Dec 2016
Eismont: Belarusians stand in solidarity with Russians, share their grief Eismont: Belarusians stand in solidarity with Russians, share their grief
“Belarusians sympathize with all those in grief. More so, when a terrible tragedy strikes our brothers, we mourn together with them. In this regard, the President of our country took a decision to limit entertainment events on 26 December and to fly our flags at half-mast in a sign of mourning,” Natalia Eismont said...
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