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21 Dec 2016
Belarus, China enjoy steadily developing cultural ties Belarus, China enjoy steadily developing cultural ties
"Cooperation with China is among Belarus’ priorities. The Belarusian-Chinese humanitarian ties have been steadily developing, supported by trustworthy relationship between our states, common principles of the domestic and foreign policy,” said Boris Svetlov...
20 Dec 2016
Makei: Belarus views Georgia as friend, hopes to expand cooperation Makei: Belarus views Georgia as friend, hopes to expand cooperation
Vladimir Makei named the meeting a logic continuation of the contacts that the two countries have already established at the high and supreme levels. “Today we have discussed a wide range of issues related to the Belarusian-Georgian cooperation and shared opinions on collaboration in international organizations,” the minister said...
20 Dec 2016
Belarus determined to continue fruitful all-round cooperation with Iraq Belarus determined to continue fruitful all-round cooperation with Iraq
“We are determined to continue advancing our fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation with Iraq in various sectors. With joint efforts we will be able to take our bilateral cooperation onto the level to meet the countries’ potential, first of all, in the trade and economic sector,” said Valentin Rybakov...
20 Dec 2016
Surikov: Belarus food products are of highest quality Surikov: Belarus food products are of highest quality
The number of Belarusian companies whose access to the Russian market has been restricted is insignificant, Alexander Surikov believes. These are only 20 out of 600 suppliers. “The figure also points to the highest quality of Belarusian food products,” he said...
20 Dec 2016
Ambassador: Russia sees nothing wrong with Belarus’ improving relations with the West Ambassador: Russia sees nothing wrong with Belarus’ improving relations with the West
“Sovereign Belarus has been improving the relations with the European Union and the United States. We see nothing wrong in this. Moreover, we believe that building such relations on an equal mutually advantageous basis is long overdue due to the intransigent position of the West," Alexander Surikov noted...
20 Dec 2016
Economy to determine Belarusian electricity export to Lithuania Economy to determine Belarusian electricity export to Lithuania
"Belarus does its best to implement the nuclear power plant construction project. “We stay ready to export electricity to the Baltic states as long as the BRELL [Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania] power ring remains intact. If the countries are willing, they will naturally be able to get electricity,” added the Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister...
20 Dec 2016
Harstedt: OSCE/ODIHR seeks to work with Belarus in a spirit of cooperation Harstedt: OSCE/ODIHR seeks to work with Belarus in a spirit of cooperation
The OSCE does it best to be a constructive partner for Belarus. Kent Harstedt expressed opinion that the OSCE/ODIHR is working with Belarus in a cooperative manner...
20 Dec 2016
Belarus President calls for sincere talk with OSCE about elections Belarus President calls for sincere talk with OSCE about elections
“We need to honestly and sincerely say how we will act in these acute periods of the pre-election and election campaigns and how we will improve our election legislation. And you, I hope, will express your opinion about the elections. I think that I will be able to provide convincing facts to prove that the situation with the elections in Belarus is, first of all, not worse than in other countries"...
20 Dec 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for compromise with Russia on oil and gas Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for compromise with Russia on oil and gas
"The economic conditions should be comparable or, which is better, equal for all market participants. This will allow us to continue talking about four freedoms of the economic union"...
20 Dec 2016
Makei: Belarus strongly condemns terrorism and violence in any manifestation Makei: Belarus strongly condemns terrorism and violence in any manifestation
“We express our sincere condolences to the family of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov who died in the line of duty. The Russian diplomat did a lot for the establishment of peace in the Middle East. We wish prompt recovery to all those who have been injured in the attack,” the statement reads...
19 Dec 2016
Belarus, Malaysia urged to advance political dialogue Belarus, Malaysia urged to advance political dialogue
“Today Belarus and Malaysia have the necessary basis to promote the political dialogue, bolster trade and economic ties and cooperation in culture, science, education and healthcare. We have a huge untapped potential. We have concrete proposals and we are going to voice them today,” noted Vladimir Andreichenko...
18 Dec 2016
Ignacio Ybanez Rubio: Spain-Belarus relations grow stronger day by day Ignacio Ybanez Rubio: Spain-Belarus relations grow stronger day by day
“The image of Belarus is positive in Spain. I think that the relations between our countries in different areas grow stronger day by day. I hope that the image of Spain is also positive in your country. I am confident that we will continue expanding the bilateral relations. Belarus’ new embassy in Spain and, very soon, the Spanish embassy in Belarus, will promote our friendship,” said Ignacio Ybanez Rubio...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus' Foreign Minister calls upon diplomats to restore level of trust between countries Belarus' Foreign Minister calls upon diplomats to restore level of trust between countries
“I would like us to restore the level of trust that we used to have and strengthen it, I mean, the trust in peace, the trust between our countries, the trust between our nations. Belarus will work exactly in this direction. We are always ready to make our contribution to peace and stability,” said Vladimir Makei...
16 Dec 2016
Azeri Economy Minister: Belarusian goods enjoy great demand in Azerbaijan Azeri Economy Minister: Belarusian goods enjoy great demand in Azerbaijan
"The relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan in politics, social and economic sectors are rapidly developing. “The presidents have tasked our economic agencies with raising the mutual trade to $700 million. We seek to develop cooperation in different areas"...
16 Dec 2016
UAE views Belarus as one of world’s friendliest states UAE views Belarus as one of world’s friendliest states
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash told after the 3rd meeting of the joint committee of intergovernmental cooperation between Belarus and the United Arab Emirates...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus promises to work hard to implement agreements with UAE Belarus promises to work hard to implement agreements with UAE
“We think we have identified the cooperation areas that can help us advance our relations to a new level. We have signed a number of bilateral agreements. The main task now is to work towards their implementation. Belarus will do its utmost to ensure that the agreements be implemented,” Vladimir Makei said...
16 Dec 2016
Compliance of Belarusian nuclear power plant with environmental, radiation safety standards noted Compliance of Belarusian nuclear power plant with environmental, radiation safety standards noted
The design documents for building the Belarusian nuclear power plant have been approved by state environmental experts. During design and survey work the possible environmental impact of the future nuclear power plant was evaluated. All the necessary surveys and procedures were completed. Belarus is interested in the safe and reliable operation of its nuclear power plant like no other country, stressed Vasily Kovalenko.
16 Dec 2016
Belarus, UAE encouraged to boost trade cooperation Belarus, UAE encouraged to boost trade cooperation
"The visit of the UAE delegation to Minsk is very timely, as it will contribute to the implementation of the agreements reached during the recent visit of the Belarusian head of state to the United Arab Emirates. It is with great pleasure that we note that the visit of the Belarusian leader, which we consider as quite fruitful, once again attested to the high level of trust and sincere friendship between our peoples,” Vasily Matyushevsky stated...
16 Dec 2016
Belarus President: Women’s movement is important for promoting family values Belarus President: Women’s movement is important for promoting family values
“You play a crucial role in such significant areas as the economy, education, healthcare, science, culture. You make a big contribution to bringing up children, supporting elderly people and families with many children, ensuring political stability,” the President believes...
15 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus wants good relations with U.S., but will not get ahead of itself Lukashenko: Belarus wants good relations with U.S., but will not get ahead of itself
“We have stated our position – this is an empire, the world’s leading power, and we need to have good relations with them. But we should by no means get ahead of ourselves and make false promises. We have chosen a direction for the development of our relations, and we should follow this path,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
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