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27 Oct 2016
Belarus notes progress in achieving Eurasian Economic Union’s strategic goals Belarus notes progress in achieving Eurasian Economic Union’s strategic goals
“The year 2016 is extremely complicated and challenging with regard to the development of our economies and the evolution of the Eurasian Economic Union. In a number of important areas in these complicated conditions we have managed to achieve either concrete positive results or have managed to secure considerable progress in reaching the strategic goals of the union"...
27 Oct 2016
Russian premier calls for removing barriers, restrictions inside Eurasian Economic Union Russian premier calls for removing barriers, restrictions inside Eurasian Economic Union
“A common space without exemptions, barriers, and restrictions is truly an important component of economic growth. Although we look outwards, trying to come to terms with our partners by means of free trade zone agreements, the removal of internal barriers is even more important”...
27 Oct 2016
Call for equal conditions for Belarusian and Russian manufacturers in Union State Call for equal conditions for Belarusian and Russian manufacturers in Union State
Belarus and Russia have already begun to approximate their industrial policies. According to Grigory Rapota, one of the goals is to create a single completive environment. Most important thing, in his view, is to qualify the product manufactured in the Union State as a single product...
27 Oct 2016
Lebedev: CIS has managed to minimize the impact of global financial, economic challenges Lebedev: CIS has managed to minimize the impact of global financial, economic challenges
CIS Executive Secretary, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev said at the second CIS international finance and banking forum Minsk Business Meetings...
27 Oct 2016
Belarus calls for joint effort to find new sources of regional growth Belarus calls for joint effort to find new sources of regional growth
“ Using our integration platforms like the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States, we can work out new mechanisms of financial support and mutual development"...
27 Oct 2016
Makei: Small countries can tackle global challenges only via integration processes Makei: Small countries can tackle global challenges only via integration processes
“Belarus is a small country, medium in size, but such countries make up the majority. These countries cannot handle their problems on their own particularly in periods of financial and economic crises. This is why we consider participation in integration processes as the only way out”...
27 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: “Integration of integrations” concept is vital today Lukashenko: “Integration of integrations” concept is vital today
“We are trying to establish a mutually beneficial dialogue and discuss the ‘integration of integrations’ concept. Our experience clearly demonstrates that now is the time to develop an open dialogue based on mutual trust, rather than draw borders and erect walls”...
27 Oct 2016
Minsk hailed as symbol of dialogue amid challenging times Minsk hailed as symbol of dialogue amid challenging times
Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), said as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
27 Oct 2016
CEI hopes Belarus’ presidency 2017 will bring EC and EEU closer CEI hopes Belarus’ presidency 2017 will bring EC and EEU closer
“In 2017 Belarus will assume the presidency in the Central European Initiative. This will give both the CEI and Belarus new opportunities for cooperation. Belarus’ presidency will also emphasize the importance of the EU Eastern Partnership program and will facilitate contacts with the Eurasian region,” CEI Alternate Secretary General Margot Klestil-Loeffler said...
27 Oct 2016
Belarus views CEI as a platform for dialogue to promote regional stability Belarus views CEI as a platform for dialogue to promote regional stability
“Compatibility in the broadest sense of the term will be the thematic priority of Belarus’ CEI presidency. We understand it as the development of infrastructural links between the CEI member states in transport and energy, and as the creation of synergies, complementary and effective mechanisms for cooperation"...
26 Oct 2016
World Bank: Investors' interest in Belarus increasing World Bank: Investors' interest in Belarus increasing
Young Chul Kim emphasized that Belarus’ movement up in the Doing Business will be a good signal for investors. Macroeconomic indicators in the country have stabilized thanks to the consistent and thorough work of the government and the National Bank...
26 Oct 2016
Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal Park to enable new contacts between Belarus, Poland Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal Park to enable new contacts between Belarus, Poland
“The Augustow Canal is a beautiful place. It is very important for the Belarusian side to make it more accessible for foreign tourists. The approach will surely attract visitors," Marshal of Poland’s Podlaskie Voivodeship Jerzy Leszczynski said...
26 Oct 2016
Mammadov: Belarus is an important participant of integration processes in the region Mammadov: Belarus is an important participant of integration processes in the region
"The conference has become a good platform for the discussion of mounting modern challenges. It is needed to join efforts to work out the strategy of concerted efforts in these changing conditions. These issues are very important for Azerbaijan, too,” Sahib Mammadov said...
26 Oct 2016
UNAIDS welcomes Belarus' contribution to international efforts to end HIV/AIDS UNAIDS welcomes Belarus' contribution to international efforts to end HIV/AIDS
Michel Sidibe expressed his satisfaction with the current level of Belarus-UNAIDS cooperation and welcomed the concerted efforts of the country’s government to give an effective and sustainable domestic response to the problem of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis...
26 Oct 2016
Belarus, Russia named as pioneers of integration processes in post-Soviet space Belarus, Russia named as pioneers of integration processes in post-Soviet space
“Deep and productive integration with the closest neighbors was, is, and will be a natural way of development for Belarus,” the minister said. “Our closest neighbor and strategic partner is Russia, with which we were the pioneers of integration processes in the post-Soviet space”...
26 Oct 2016
CIS development in spotlight during international conference in Minsk CIS development in spotlight during international conference in Minsk
“I have to admit that in this time the Commonwealth went a long way of development and search for optimal forms of cooperation. The CIS is needed because it strives to achieve concrete results taking into account every member state,” believes Sergei Lebedev...
26 Oct 2016
Economy to top agenda of CIS Heads of Government meeting 28 October Economy to top agenda of CIS Heads of Government meeting 28 October
The CIS is a universal platform where the basic principle of free trade was initially formalized in a proper way. Any country that wants its products move freely can achieve this goal, the Prime Minister said...
26 Oct 2016
Belarus in favor of harmonious barrier-free community of economies from Lisbon to Vladivostok Belarus in favor of harmonious barrier-free community of economies from Lisbon to Vladivostok
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said when speaking at the international conference “Laying the foundation in the UNECE region for economic. Integration and sustainable development towards 2030”...
25 Oct 2016
Lukashenko urges to develop relations with Western Europe Lukashenko urges to develop relations with Western Europe
"The embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in general should not only represent the country abroad but also do their best to promote trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and other countries"...
24 Oct 2016
Hossein Entezami: Belarus plays a bigger role in the region Hossein Entezami: Belarus plays a bigger role in the region
"Belarus and Iran are similar because of their peace-loving foreign policy. The situation is as follows: everything can change very quickly. The activities of international regional organizations become more and more important. At the same time, it is obvious that even one person, one state can play a big role and have a considerable impact"...
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