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26 Aug 2016
Buzovsky: The government hopes for more initiatives from the youth Buzovsky: The government hopes for more initiatives from the youth
“The focus on young people in Belarus justifies itself. It shows that there are concrete results in the youth and social policy, sport and the education system,” said Igor Buzovsky...
26 Aug 2016
Makei: No unresolved issues between Belarus and Ukraine Makei: No unresolved issues between Belarus and Ukraine
“We are bound by economic interests. I should say that there are no unresolved issues between our countries. We have always been able to find mutually acceptable solutions to the difficult issues that sometimes arise. This is why today we can speak with confidence about a mature partnership between our nations"...
26 Aug 2016
Belarus seen as good neighbor of Ukraine Belarus seen as good neighbor of Ukraine
“We want to sincerely thank the Republic of Belarus, who is our good neighbor and who supports the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine, for providing a neutral platform to discuss the important issues of the peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbass,” Irina Gerashchenko said...
26 Aug 2016
Poland suggests visa-free regime for Belarusian Brest, Grodno Poland suggests visa-free regime for Belarusian Brest, Grodno
Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, President of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland, told reporters...
24 Aug 2016
Svetlov: Every piece of information on whereabouts of St. Euphrosyne Cross thoroughly checked Svetlov: Every piece of information on whereabouts of St. Euphrosyne Cross thoroughly checked
“Once there is new information about where the Cross can be, we immediately check and verify it. But so far none of the versions has been confirmed,” he said. According to the minister, the latest version, which came up about six months ago, involved the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergious where the cross was allegedly seen"...
24 Aug 2016
Unified law on investment operations to improve investment climate in Belarus Unified law on investment operations to improve investment climate in Belarus
Mikhail Myasnikovich stressed that investments represent a high priority for Belarus’ development and are viewed as one of the sources for raising the GDP. The Council of the Republic of the National Assembly has already done some work to analyze the relevant legislation...
24 Aug 2016
Increase in the number of tourists to the Augustow Canal will promote services sector Increase in the number of tourists to the Augustow Canal will promote services sector
“The so-called visa-free zone includes not only the Augustow Canal itself, but also the entire Grodno District and, of course, the old city of Grodno. It places special responsibility on us"...
23 Aug 2016
NBRB: Confidence in Belarusian banks inside the country and outside NBRB: Confidence in Belarusian banks inside the country and outside
"Banks do not reduce the resource base. They have been increasing it using the funds of non-residents. People in Belarus also have confidence in the banking system. This can be illustrated by the certain dynamics in the volume of people’s deposits,” Pavel Kallaur said
23 Aug 2016
Cui Qiming: Belarus, China committed to strengthening comprehensive strategic partnership Cui Qiming: Belarus, China committed to strengthening comprehensive strategic partnership
"The peoples of China and Belarus are bound by sincere friendship. During the 24 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, our cooperation has been developing dynamically and steadily. Now we are firmly following the course defined by our national leaders"...
22 Aug 2016
Belarus, Georgia working on reaching $200m in mutual trade Belarus, Georgia working on reaching $200m in mutual trade
“Active steps have been taken to achieve the goal. In 2016 there is confidence that these figures are attainable. Concrete results have already been produced,” David Kotaria said...
22 Aug 2016
Participants of European Rabbis Conference hail interfaith accord in Belarus Participants of European Rabbis Conference hail interfaith accord in Belarus
Belarus’ Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs Leonid Gulyako told after his meeting with Jewish religious figures in Liozno...
18 Aug 2016
Advancement of Belarusian-Chinese relations praised Advancement of Belarusian-Chinese relations praised
“We believe that interaction between the Belarusian and Chinese nations have very broad prospects. We are confident in even brighter future of our cooperation,” said Meng Jianzhu...
18 Aug 2016
Similar domestic, foreign policy principles viewed as cornerstone of Belarus-China friendship Similar domestic, foreign policy principles viewed as cornerstone of Belarus-China friendship
Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov said at a meeting of the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental committee for cooperation...
18 Aug 2016
China views Belarus President’s visit as landmark event China views Belarus President’s visit as landmark event
Meng Jianzhu stressed that one of the reasons for his arrival to Belarus with a big Chinese delegation was to prepare for the visit of the Belarusian leader to China. “We hope that we will work productively in Belarus and will make our contribution to the development of traditionally friendly bilateral relations,” he said...
17 Aug 2016
Glen Howard: The West wants Belarus to be a Slavonic Switzerland Glen Howard: The West wants Belarus to be a Slavonic Switzerland
"Belarus, the same as Switzerland, has become a neutral platform for negotiations. You also remain a very important economic partner for both Russia and the West. Your strategic role continues gaining significance. The West has awaken and finally noticed that Belarus lies directly on the way from Berlin to Moscow"...
16 Aug 2016
Rapota: A nuclear power plant will make Belarus an energy-independent country Rapota: A nuclear power plant will make Belarus an energy-independent country
"The project participants have been doing their best to build the plant at a high professional level under the control of international organizations"...
13 Aug 2016
Lukashenko: No decrees are needed to work well Lukashenko: No decrees are needed to work well
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session to discuss the social and economic development of Grodno Oblast which was held at the Volkovysk District Executive Committee...
11 Aug 2016
Russia invited to use Belarus as springboard for food export to West Russia invited to use Belarus as springboard for food export to West
Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusy made the statement as he met with Governor of Russia’s Bryansk Oblast Alexander Bogomaz...
11 Aug 2016
Belarus decides to replace reactor pressure vessel Belarus decides to replace reactor pressure vessel
Belarusian Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik said...
10 Aug 2016
Belarusian Olympians encouraged to show maximum result in Rio Belarusian Olympians encouraged to show maximum result in Rio
Following five competition days at the Olympic Games, First Vice President of the NOC Maksim Ryzhenkov and Sport and Tourism Minister Alexander Shamko gave critical assessment of the current performance of the Belarusian athletes, pointing out some positive moments...
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