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5 Jul 2017
Nuclear power plant to reduce Belarus’ CO2 emissions by 10m tonnes per year Nuclear power plant to reduce Belarus’ CO2 emissions by 10m tonnes per year
Lilia Dulinets, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Energy Department of the Belarusian Energy Ministry, said during the roundtable session held in Minsk to discuss environmental aspects and safety in the development of nuclear power industry...
4 Jul 2017
OSCE PA president describes Belarus as bridge between West, East OSCE PA president describes Belarus as bridge between West, East
Christine Muttonen remarked that a long time ago Minsk became a venue where important forums are convened and world-building matters are discussed. “We already see Belarus not only as a bridge between the East and the West but a bridge between different countries. In other words, Belarus is already an important international platform,” she said...
3 Jul 2017
Lukashenko: We will never forget those, who liberated the country from the Nazi invaders Lukashenko: We will never forget those, who liberated the country from the Nazi invaders
The head of state said: “Today our country celebrates Independence Day. We celebrate the key state holiday today — 3 July — because our people willed it. The choice testifies to the historic memory of Belarusians and continuity of generations. In our hearts Belarus’ independence is inseparable from the country’s liberation from the Nazi invaders”...
1 Jul 2017
Lukashenko: Belarusians have earned the right to live in a free land by surviving trying times Lukashenko: Belarusians have earned the right to live in a free land by surviving trying times
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement in his speech during the solemn assembly held on 1 July on the occasion of Belarus’ Independence Day...
30 Jun 2017
Putin: Integration with Belarus in Union State is a strategic priority for Russia Putin: Integration with Belarus in Union State is a strategic priority for Russia
Vladimir Putin recalled that just over two years ago, Russia and Belarus approved priority areas of further development of the Union State by 2017. According to him, the tasks spelled out in that document have been largely fulfilled...
30 Jun 2017
Belarus, Russia intend to make full use of Union State’s potential for sustainable development Belarus, Russia intend to make full use of Union State’s potential for sustainable development
“We have reaffirmed our readiness to continue constructive dialogue, address the most sensitive issues in all areas of cooperation. Our states intend to make the full use of the Union State's potential to promote sustainable development and improve the well-being of our brotherly peoples”...
30 Jun 2017
Moldova eager to expand trade, economic relations with Belarus Moldova eager to expand trade, economic relations with Belarus
Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that Moldova is interested in strengthening cooperation in all areas of mutual interest placing focus on the trade and economic relations. He pointed out that Belarus and Moldova could establish joint enterprises in agriculture, tractor assembly, and winemaking...
30 Jun 2017
Russia interested in mutually beneficial projects with Belarus Russia interested in mutually beneficial projects with Belarus
“Russia is prepared for close cooperation with Belarusian regions aimed at ensuring sustainable long-term growth of our economies, is ready to build the industrial and technological policy together, develop the infrastructure, promote the formation of the comfortable business environment,” the Russian president said...
30 Jun 2017
R&D cooperation described as Belarus’, Russia’s future R&D cooperation described as Belarus’, Russia’s future
"A jointly created innovative product will be able to break through any barriers. Our two countries will have a vested interest in it.” In his words, programs of the Union State of Belarus and Russia need to pay attention to support for innovative infrastructure...
30 Jun 2017
Opinion: Forum of Regions plays an increasingly important role in Belarus-Russia integration Opinion: Forum of Regions plays an increasingly important role in Belarus-Russia integration
Chairperson of the Federation Council of Russia’s Federal Assembly pointed out that Belarus and Russia pay special attention to interregional cooperation. Almost all the constituent entities of the Russian Federation have direct ties with Belarus. Sixty-eight delegations of Russian regions visited Belarus last year...
30 Jun 2017
Head of EU office in Belarus tells about projects to promote country’s economic development Head of EU office in Belarus tells about projects to promote country’s economic development
“Considering that economic challenges are the main obstacle hampering Belarus’ development, the European Union channels the bulk of the technical assistance for 2016-2018 into facilitation of the country’s economic development,"said Andrea Wiktorin, Head of the EU Delegation in Belarus...
28 Jun 2017
Belarus described as good venue for interaction of integration associations Belarus described as good venue for interaction of integration associations
Gong Jianwei remarked that Belarus has become an observer at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia during China’s presidency in CICA. Belarus is expanding the horizons of diplomacy and foreign policy. The diplomat is convinced that Belarus will become an active participant of the Belt and Road Initiative of China President Xi Jinping...
28 Jun 2017
Sidorsky: Regional cooperation essential to fulfilling Belarus-Russia economic potential Sidorsky: Regional cooperation essential to fulfilling Belarus-Russia economic potential
Sergei Sidorsky reminded that more than 10 years ago Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a decision to develop cooperation not only with near-boarder regions but also with all regions of Russia. “It is clear that Belarus is now working with Sakhalin, Kamchatka Krai, Far East"...
28 Jun 2017
Optimistic expectations about Belarus-Russia regional forum Optimistic expectations about Belarus-Russia regional forum
“Contracts do not come out of the blue. It takes time, sometimes years, to conclude them. We already can predict some results of the forum as we already know that a number of agreements and contracts will be signed,” State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota said...
28 Jun 2017
Forum of Regions hailed for contribution to Belarus-Russia relations Forum of Regions hailed for contribution to Belarus-Russia relations
The forum of regions is held annually. It is an event of great relevance, as every time we see new ideas, contracts and contacts, Mikhail Myasnikovich said. In his view, this suggests that the potential of the cooperation between Belarus and Russia is far from being exhausted...
27 Jun 2017
Belarus views Vietnam as reliable partner of strategic importance Belarus views Vietnam as reliable partner of strategic importance
“A lot of time has passed since then. Many things have changed but the most important thing remains — warm and trustful relations with your country. Belarus is intent on bolstering and advancing these relations by all means possible”...
27 Jun 2017
Vietnam promises favorable terms for selling Belarusian products Vietnam promises favorable terms for selling Belarusian products
"Belarus-Vietnam trade turnover can definitely reach $1 billion. Vietnam intends to sell agricultural products and sea food to Belarus while enabling favorable conditions for acquiring Belarusian products, including industrial goods"...
27 Jun 2017
Call for new content for Belarus-Vietnam business partnership Call for new content for Belarus-Vietnam business partnership
“Today’s forum can be called a landmark event in the relations between Belarusian and Vietnamese businesses, first of all, because its opening is attended by the leaders of the two countries,” Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) Vladimir Ulakhovich said at the opening of the Belarusian-Vietnamese business forum...
27 Jun 2017
Vietnamese companies encouraged to use Belarus to reach European, EEU markets Vietnamese companies encouraged to use Belarus to reach European, EEU markets
“Arrive in Belarus, make and sell products both in Belarus and in the common space of the Eurasian Economic Union. This large-scale market and logistics opportunities attributed to Belarus’ vicinity to the Baltic Sea make our projects very profitable"...
27 Jun 2017
Vietnam determined to strengthen cooperation with Belarus Vietnam determined to strengthen cooperation with Belarus
“Vietnam and Belarus traditionally maintain friendly relations. There is huge potential for cooperation in many areas. I want to reiterate the willingness and determination of the leadership and the people of Vietnam to advance the efficient cooperation with Belarus in the interests of both countries”...
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