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20 Mar 2017
Details of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 unveiled Details of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 unveiled
The geographic span of the exercise is impressive — from the Kola Peninsula direction in the arctic zone to Belarus, said the Defense Minister. During the joint strategic exercise in Belarus the Russian Federation will be represented by about 3,000 military personnel and about 280 vehicles, said the Belarusian Defense Minister...
20 Mar 2017
Lukashenko urges maximum transparency during West 2017 army exercise Lukashenko urges maximum transparency during West 2017 army exercise
"You will see that this army exercise is purely defense oriented. You will see that Belarus and Russia are not going to attack anyone and are not going to provoke anyone here. This is not the case. We are getting ready to ensure our security in any situation just to be on the safe side,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
17 Mar 2017
Belarus president in favor of rooting out non-core functions from government machine Belarus president in favor of rooting out non-core functions from government machine
Alexander Lukashenko stressed: “Constant improvement of the management system and its mechanisms is crucial to improving the effectiveness of the government machine. We need to achieve results with skills instead of superfluous efforts. Instead of blowing up personnel numbers it is necessary to systematically shape a compact structure and an effective management model"...
16 Mar 2017
Belarusian pavilion at EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan expected to draw crowds Belarusian pavilion at EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan expected to draw crowds
“We know that your country pays great attention to the development of alternative and renewable energy. Therefore, I believe that your pavilion will be one of the most interesting and popular ones,” Nurlan Nigmatulin said...
16 Mar 2017
Military town for Belarusian nuclear power plant security detachment opened Military town for Belarusian nuclear power plant security detachment opened
"We know and have mastered all the technologies for securing and defending a nuclear power plant. The nuclear power plant will start working under our protection,” stressed Igor Shunevich....
16 Mar 2017
Belarus views OSCE PA as key venue for inter-parliamentary dialogue Belarus views OSCE PA as key venue for inter-parliamentary dialogue
Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus views the OSCE PA as an important venue to develop mutually beneficial inter-parliamentary dialogue on common approaches to the key issues of ensuring stability and security in the OSCE region. He reaffirmed the ministry’s readiness to provide all possible assistance in the organization of the forthcoming OSCE PA summer session in Minsk...
16 Mar 2017
PM: Belarus eager to restore trade with Kazakhstan to $1bn PM: Belarus eager to restore trade with Kazakhstan to $1bn
Belarus is also ready for active participation in the third stage of Kazakhstan’s modernization program. “We have a number of ideas to propose within the framework of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s large-scale initiative on the country’s third modernization. Belarus expects to take part in this project,” Andrei Kobyakov underlined...
16 Mar 2017
Belarus’ commitment to border security underlined Belarus’ commitment to border security underlined
"For the sake of maintaining stability at the border the Belarusian border service pays close attention to ways of guarding the border using various forces and units. Laws on the state border, on the border service agency get amended as well as laws on administrative violations and criminal violations, regulatory acts on the border line and the depth of the border line”...
15 Mar 2017
OSCE PA appreciates Belarus’ readiness to host 26th summer session OSCE PA appreciates Belarus’ readiness to host 26th summer session
Christine Muttonen noted that it was her first visit to Belarus but she was already looking forward to a new meeting in July because the annual summer session is the key event in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. During such sessions top officials of the Assembly are elected, declarations and resolutions are adopted...
15 Mar 2017
Speaker: Belarus contributes significantly to European security Speaker: Belarus contributes significantly to European security
The visit of the OSCE PA delegation to Belarus, the signing of the agreement on the 26th summer session are another step towards promoting cooperation and dialogue on all issues of mutual interest, Vladimir Andreichenko said...
15 Mar 2017
Reynders: Belarus can have good relations with both EU and Russia Reynders: Belarus can have good relations with both EU and Russia
“We are currently in difficult talks with Russia on various issues. We, however, continue to believe and to persuade that it is normal to have good relations with all the neighbors. It is important for Belarus to continue diversifying its relations with neighbors,” Didier Reynders added...
15 Mar 2017
Vice Speaker: Belarus thoroughly preparing for OSCE PA summer session Vice Speaker: Belarus thoroughly preparing for OSCE PA summer session
“We will welcome representatives of many EU states, CIS countries, MPs from the United States and Canada. These countries are our main economic partners. This is going to be a milestone event for Belarus. We have never hosted the event of such scale and such scope of participation before,” the Vice Speaker noted...
15 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: EBRD’s cooperation with Belarus’ public sector will be productive Lukashenko: EBRD’s cooperation with Belarus’ public sector will be productive
“Within the framework of the current strategy we will be able to expand cooperation in the public sector. I am convinced that this cooperation will yield good results. The development of all forms of ownership, including in the public and private sectors, is Belarus’ priority. I am grateful to you for understanding and for having no prejudice in this regard”...
15 Mar 2017
Reynders: Europe sees Belarus as country promoting dialogue Reynders: Europe sees Belarus as country promoting dialogue
Didier Reynders noted that more and more often Belarus becomes a participant of major international processes. He emphasized the important role of the country in the organization of the negotiation process to promote settlement of the conflict in Ukraine...
15 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus will always support unity, stability in Europe Lukashenko: Belarus will always support unity, stability in Europe
"I can guarantee that Belarus will always be working towards unity and stability in Europe. Even in the difficult times we did not create problems for you and will not create them in the future,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
15 Mar 2017
Makei: Belarus is a staunch supporter of integration Makei: Belarus is a staunch supporter of integration
“In line with this policy, Belarus’ presidency in the Central European Initiative will be mainly aimed at promoting connectivity in a greater Europe. This includes a big number of cross-cutting themes such as the development of transport infrastructure, harmonization of norms and standards related to customs and trade, promotion of economic development at the municipal and regional levels"...
14 Mar 2017
Michael Roth: Germany supports Belarus in its accession to WTO Michael Roth: Germany supports Belarus in its accession to WTO
“Open borders and fair free trade are the best instruments of globalization. There is no need in new walls, new forms of isolation. We are confident in this. The same is true about trade. I would be happy if Belarus made part of the WTO. We need this economic cooperation, fairness in trade, and the WTO is a powerful instrument here,” Michael Roth said...
14 Mar 2017
Belarus rejects false choice between East and West Belarus rejects false choice between East and West
“Our relations with Europe must be built on shared values, not only on economic pragmatism. I believe we have shared the values since ancient times, despite some contradictions and differences,” Oleg Kravchenko said...
14 Mar 2017
Belarus ready to develop all-round cooperation with Egypt Belarus ready to develop all-round cooperation with Egypt
“In fact, we are ready to provide necessary assistance in personnel training and share technologies in all avenues of cooperation you are interested in,” the head of state stressed. “We are ready to set up enterprises in Egypt, develop them with you”...
13 Mar 2017
Michael Roth: Trostenets is an all-European site for commemoration of Nazis’ victims Michael Roth: Trostenets is an all-European site for commemoration of Nazis’ victims
Michael Roth stressed that the event is a tribute to the memory of the Nazism victims as Trostenets was the biggest death camp in Europe where many Belarusian, Austrian, Czech Jews, and Soviet army prisoners were killed...
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