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30 Dec 2016
Belarus-China cooperation in education, culture viewed as important Belarus-China cooperation in education, culture viewed as important
Charge d'Affaires of China to Belarus Luo Zhanhui made the statement during the event held on 30 December in anticipation of the year 2017 when the 25th anniversary of Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations will be marked...
30 Dec 2016
Putin: 2016 demonstrated enduring value of Russia-Belarus friendship Putin: 2016 demonstrated enduring value of Russia-Belarus friendship
Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the two countries will continue working together to develop all aspects of the Russian-Belarusian partnership, advance mutually beneficial integration processes, and ensure stability and security in Eurasia...
30 Dec 2016
Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people
The President stressed that it is a bad idea to provide support to children and elderly people only on big occasions. “A special fund is needed, and the sponsors will control this fund. We should think how this can be done,” the head of state concluded...
30 Dec 2016
Scientific progress named as one of driving forces of Belarus’ development Scientific progress named as one of driving forces of Belarus’ development
Vladimir Andreichenko stressed that the Belarusian science will get a new impetus for development in 2017 which was declared the Year of Science. “Science will be in the center of attention. I think that there will be more financing and support,” he said...
28 Dec 2016
USA looks forward to stronger relations with Belarus USA looks forward to stronger relations with Belarus
The statement was released by the Embassy of the USA in Belarus to celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries...
28 Dec 2016
China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone open to international companies China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone open to international companies
“I believe and hope that as the China-Belarus industrial park grows larger, as its influence and fame grow stronger, efforts to attract investments will become more successful. It is an open park. We are not building a Chinese-Belarusian park but an international one. And we welcome companies with investments from any country,” said the SZAO Industrial Park Development Company CEO...
28 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: People’s Teacher of Belarus title will make teaching profession more prestigious Lukashenko: People’s Teacher of Belarus title will make teaching profession more prestigious
“Our ceremony is especially important because the People’s Teacher of Belarus title will be conferred for the first time today. I am convinced that the institution of the new honorary title will help raise the prestige of the noble teaching profession and confirm its high status in the society,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
28 Dec 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus will hold 2019 European Games at a high level Kobyakov: Belarus will hold 2019 European Games at a high level
“Thanks to the openness and prestige in the international sporting arena, Belarus was granted the right to host the biggest continental sports forum - Second European Games 2019. We are confident that we will hold the games at a high level,” the Prime Minister said...
26 Dec 2016
Belarus, Russia urged to strengthen all-round cooperation Belarus, Russia urged to strengthen all-round cooperation
“Belarus and Russia should step up strategic cooperation in all areas both within the Union State and in the context of the Eurasian integration process. The importance of the Union State PA will increase consequently. We should boost the influence of the Union State parliamentarism on the Belarus-Russia rapprochement”...
26 Dec 2016
Makei: Belarus grieving together with Russians over plane crash victims Makei: Belarus grieving together with Russians over plane crash victims
“It has been sad to see our neighbors having to deal with a series of misfortunes recently. We express our heartfelt sympathy for the Russian people. They say it is a leap year. Maybe God punishes us for the mistakes that we make in life. Therefore, we probably need to pause and reflect on the fact that a human life is the most important thing. Everything else pales in comparison to it”...
26 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus cannot stand aside from tragic events in Russia Lukashenko: Belarus cannot stand aside from tragic events in Russia
There was a huge response to this tragedy from our people who visited the Russian embassy. I think that the number of people coming to the embassy will not decrease, so I want the law enforcement bodies to maintain public order near the embassy. The Book of Condolences was opened at the Russian embassy on 26 December"...
25 Dec 2016
Eismont: Belarusians stand in solidarity with Russians, share their grief Eismont: Belarusians stand in solidarity with Russians, share their grief
“Belarusians sympathize with all those in grief. More so, when a terrible tragedy strikes our brothers, we mourn together with them. In this regard, the President of our country took a decision to limit entertainment events on 26 December and to fly our flags at half-mast in a sign of mourning,” Natalia Eismont said...
23 Dec 2016
Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine
"Belarus has always been committed to strengthening the good-neighborly relations with Ukraine. We share a centuries-long history and have very similar culture. Ukraine is one of the most important political, trading and economic partners for Belarus,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol...
23 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: More and more people around Belarus join Our Children campaign Lukashenko: More and more people around Belarus join Our Children campaign
“This is a special time when you want to do some good things, share joy and good humor with people around you. There is a saying “The way you spend New Year’s Eve is the way you will spend the rest of the year”. I want you to feel happy as you celebrate the arrival of the year 2017. I want every child to feel that they are loved and needed"...
22 Dec 2016
Opinion: Belarus and Ukraine share common history and culture Opinion: Belarus and Ukraine share common history and culture
Chairperson of the Presidium of the Belarusian Society of Friendship and Cultural Ties with Foreign Countries Nina Ivanova said at a meeting held in the House of Friendship to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Ukraine...
22 Dec 2016
MFA hopes for further constructive cooperation with foreign, Belarusian media MFA hopes for further constructive cooperation with foreign, Belarusian media
The Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs took stock of the country’s foreign political activity in 2016, noting that Belarus will continue promoting trust and friendly relations between the countries...
22 Dec 2016
Harstedt: Great cooperation between OSCE, Belarus Harstedt: Great cooperation between OSCE, Belarus
Vice President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, OSCE Special Coordinator for the parliamentary elections in Belarus Kent Harstedt said at a meeting with Belarusian MPs in Minsk...
22 Dec 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: We should learn to appreciate peace in Belarus Metropolitan Pavel: We should learn to appreciate peace in Belarus
“I wish that next year be peaceful, prosperous, and creative. I would also like to wish us the God's blessings. When looking around, seeing what is going on in the world, we need to learn to appreciate the peace that we have in the country. I wish that creative work help everyone, strengthens our spirits and makes our homeland stronger,” Metropolitan Pavel said...
21 Dec 2016
Makei: Minsk has become a symbol of important economic and political dialogue Makei: Minsk has become a symbol of important economic and political dialogue
“This art project From Lisbon via Minsk to Vladivostok started in Minsk, in the city that has recently become an iconic venue for international forums and meetings, a symbol of economic and political dialogue. Our exhibition will give the Minsk dialogue a new dimension, a dimension of art,” said Vladimir Makei...
21 Dec 2016
Kochanova sees working for people and country as her priority Kochanova sees working for people and country as her priority
“The principle of my work is in sync with the position of the head of state: to work for the people, for our country in order to achieve the goals we set. One does not need to be an ‘iron lady’ for this. It is enough to be a regular person able to achieve the set objectives”...
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