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19 May 2017
Makei: 25 years of Belarus’ foreign policy seen as good opportunity to verify plans for future Makei: 25 years of Belarus’ foreign policy seen as good opportunity to verify plans for future
“The development of the Belarusian foreign policy over the past 25 years is an exceptionally broad theme which has been discussed by the head of state many times. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working hard on laying out its vision of the current stage in the Belarusian history through a series of publications, interviews, and an exchange of congratulatory letters with foreign countries,” Vladimir Makei said...
19 May 2017
Lukashenko promises to support development of party system in Belarus Lukashenko promises to support development of party system in Belarus
“If existing parties can reproduce, enhance, strengthen, raise the number of members, we will support this process. This pertains to both opposition and non-opposition parties,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
18 May 2017
Makei: Belarus can and should play a more important role in regional, global politics Makei: Belarus can and should play a more important role in regional, global politics
“Our peace-loving multi-vector foreign policy is a conscious choice. ‘Belarus is a donor of security in the European region and in the world’ has already become a set expression. The work of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine in Minsk has confirmed Belarus’ reputation as a reliable provider of security in Europe playing an important role in the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine"...
18 May 2017
European Union ready to assist Belarus with implementing national human rights plan European Union ready to assist Belarus with implementing national human rights plan
"The European Union is ready to assist Belarus with implementing the national human rights plan by providing opportunities for sharing the best practices with other countries and international organizations and opportunities for consultations between experts"...
18 May 2017
Belarus MFA: Dialogue of experts on human rights is important for the state Belarus MFA: Dialogue of experts on human rights is important for the state
"This dialogue of experts creates opportunities for constructive communication, and can be an important element towards the strengthening of the official mechanisms and commitments to implement the 2030 agenda and international treaties, one of which is the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”...
18 May 2017
Serbia to intensify cooperation with Belarus Serbia to intensify cooperation with Belarus
Tomislav Nikolic recalled his meeting with the Belarusian head of state following his inauguration as the President of Serbia. Back then, an agreement was reached to intensify cooperation, first of all, in the economic sector. “These agreements produced some results,” he said. At the same time the Serbian president stated that the Belarusian-Serbian economic relations have been affected by the global economic crisis in the past years...
16 May 2017
Lukashenko: Everyone in Belarus knows about prospects of relations with China Lukashenko: Everyone in Belarus knows about prospects of relations with China
The Belarusian president stressed that he was glad to meet with Xi Jinping. Every meeting with the Chinese president is special, and this one was no exception. It was also special because it took place in the year the two countries celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations...
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”...
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