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25 Oct 2018
Massive increase in Belarus’ Hi-Tech Park export expected in 2018 Massive increase in Belarus’ Hi-Tech Park export expected in 2018
Alexander Turchin said: “The Hi-Tech Park is expected to increase earnings and respectively the export of services by $400-450 million in comparison with the previous year. It will be an increase of 40% and more”...
25 Oct 2018
Importance of women's leadership highlighted at Forum of Women Leaders in Minsk Importance of women's leadership highlighted at Forum of Women Leaders in Minsk
In his speech Andrei Dapkiunas emphasized that the public should acknowledge women’s ability to take the lead and recognize a clear social demand and benefits of women’s leadership...
25 Oct 2018
Baku Forum on Sustainable Development hailed as important platform for exchanging experiences Baku Forum on Sustainable Development hailed as important platform for exchanging experiences
“Such forums are needed to exchange positive experiences. We must work together. We extend our appreciation to Azerbaijan that, by hosting such forums, provides us such opportunity,” Marianna Shchetkina said...
25 Oct 2018
Ukraine in favor smooth movement of farm goods with Belarus Ukraine in favor smooth movement of farm goods with Belarus
“Our people willingly buy Belarusian-made goods,” he said. As a result, the turnover of agricultural products and foodstuffs is growing between Ukraine and Belarus...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus concerned over U.S. intent to withdraw from INF Treaty Belarus concerned over U.S. intent to withdraw from INF Treaty
“The intent of the United States to withdraw from the INF Treaty cannot but cause regret and concern. Such a move would inflict a considerable damage not only on regional security but also global strategic stability”...
25 Oct 2018
Minister: Many of Belarus’ healthcare successes owed to radiology Minister: Many of Belarus’ healthcare successes owed to radiology
Belarusian radiology has a strong scientific capacity. It boasts 28 patents and 22 inventor’s certificates...
25 Oct 2018
Optimization of Belarusian army’s composition, personnel numbers named top priority Optimization of Belarusian army’s composition, personnel numbers named top priority
According to the source, in addition to the optimization of the composition and the personnel numbers the army will replace some weapon systems and hardware with modern solutions...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus responds to Ukrainian concerns about ‘Russian presence’ Belarus responds to Ukrainian concerns about ‘Russian presence’
Anatoly Glaz reminded that Pavel Klimkin had talked about the dangers Ukrainian citizens face in Belarus. "There is no sense in commenting on these tales. Let’s ask the 160,000 Ukrainian refugees in Belarus where it is safer for them to live, study, and work"...
25 Oct 2018
Cooperation of SMEs viewed as crucial for Belarus, Ukraine Cooperation of SMEs viewed as crucial for Belarus, Ukraine
Ukrainian businessmen are ready to offer new products, work with Belarus in order to promote these products to the markets of other countries. There are proposals related to alternative energy, agricultural processing, pharmacology...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus MFA slams unilateral sanctions in foreign policy as counterproductive Belarus MFA slams unilateral sanctions in foreign policy as counterproductive
“Belarus’ fundamental position on this issue remains unchanged: unilateral sanctions in foreign policy are unacceptable and counterproductive. We will continue to interact with the United States, which will contribute to the lifting of the U.S. sanctions against our country”...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus, Ukraine seen well-placed to boost trade in agricultural products Belarus, Ukraine seen well-placed to boost trade in agricultural products
Ukraine is one of the most important markets for Belarus. It is the third biggest importer of Belarusian agricultural products...
25 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Government should take decisions by consensus Lukashenko: Government should take decisions by consensus
"The government’s main mission is not about strategy. This is not your prerogative. The strategy has already been developed; it is determined by the president"...
25 Oct 2018
Industrial cooperation named important area of interaction for Belarus, Ukraine Industrial cooperation named important area of interaction for Belarus, Ukraine
"It is necessary to look for opportunities for setting up joint manufacturing facilities. The engineering sector is the most promising industry. I think [on the forum] there will be proposals regarding road-building equipment"...
25 Oct 2018
Kostevich: Raising role of fathers can contribute to women's economic empowerment Kostevich: Raising role of fathers can contribute to women's economic empowerment
"Belarus has achieved good results. We occupy 26th place in the gender gap index among 144 countries"...
24 Oct 2018
Belarus’ cooperation with Czech Republic, Slovakia hailed as vibrant Belarus’ cooperation with Czech Republic, Slovakia hailed as vibrant
Evgeny Vorobyov emphasized the importance of the anniversary in the history of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Belarus develops close contacts with both the states, exchanges visits at different levels and implements joint projects...
24 Oct 2018
Belarusian-Chinese public welfare housing construction program praised Belarusian-Chinese public welfare housing construction program praised
Alexander Kruchanov described the program as important. The apartments will be leased to socially vulnerable population strata while the municipal government will retain ownership...
24 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Consistent policy towards Belarus by China’s government Ambassador: Consistent policy towards Belarus by China’s government
"This year we hosted Vice President of the People's Republic of China Wang Qishan and Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Zhao Leji. These are high-level visits emphasizing that China’s upper echelons of power have been consistent in their policy to Belarus"...
24 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Turkey is looking forward to Belarus president’s visit Ambassador: Turkey is looking forward to Belarus president’s visit
“The president of the Republic of Turkey invites the president of the Republic of Belarus to visit the country in the forthcoming months. We will be glad to see Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in our country”...
24 Oct 2018
UNICEF ready to assist mediation development in Belarus UNICEF ready to assist mediation development in Belarus
In his words, the fact that mediation development issues are considered at such a high level, involving lawmakers, representatives of ministries and agencies, and public associations, testifies to the importance of this area for Belarus...
24 Oct 2018
Belarus-Russia military cooperation named important for deterring threats in Eastern Europe Belarus-Russia military cooperation named important for deterring threats in Eastern Europe
He noted that military cooperation with Russia represents a tangible stability factor for both countries. It also contributes a lot to deterring various threats in the Eastern Europe region through the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)...
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