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29 Nov 2016
Lavrov: No breakthroughs during the Minsk talks on Ukraine Lavrov: No breakthroughs during the Minsk talks on Ukraine
According to Sergei Lavrov, the meeting in Minsk took place upon instructions of the Normandy Four heads of state, who had met last in Berlin...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus’, Azerbaijan’s accomplishments as independent countries praised Belarus’, Azerbaijan’s accomplishments as independent countries praised
The Azerbaijan President also mentioned Alexander Lukashenko’s special role in building the modern, dynamic, and self-sufficient country of Belarus. “I advise all the Azerbaijan citizens to go and see the kind soul of the Belarusian nation, the beautiful city of Minsk, which is nowadays one of the best European capital cities"...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus, Azerbaijan can increase bilateral trade fast Belarus, Azerbaijan can increase bilateral trade fast
“We are happy with the way the relations are developing. But the level of mutual trade gives no reasons for joy. We are already exchanging opinions about ways to expand cooperation range, the choice of merchandise, and increase the trade volume. We have a very good potential for that"...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus ready for long-term cooperation with Azerbaijan in oil sector Belarus ready for long-term cooperation with Azerbaijan in oil sector
"This is an important avenue of our cooperation. We have two modern high-capacity oil refineries. Their modernization has almost been completed. We are close to a 90% oil refining rate. And we are ready to consider a processing agreement”...
28 Nov 2016
Azerbaijan eager to continue all-round cooperation with Belarus Azerbaijan eager to continue all-round cooperation with Belarus
“We have regular meetings. It means that the relations between our states are very close and friendly. We are eager to continue productive cooperation with Belarus in all avenues. Today the bilateral format encompasses virtually all spheres of life; we are building up cooperation in traditional fields. We also determine new areas of focus”...
26 Nov 2016
Belarus, China agree to enhance cooperation, strengthen friendly relations Belarus, China agree to enhance cooperation, strengthen friendly relations
Meng Jianzhu stressed that thanks to the efforts of the leaders of China and Belarus the two countries enjoy the relations of trustworthy all-round strategic partnership based on the principles of mutual benefit. The two countries have been closely cooperating in the areas such as trade, economy, science, technology, education, culture, law enforcement and security...
25 Nov 2016
Fico: Slovakia is interested in Belarus-EU dialogue Fico: Slovakia is interested in Belarus-EU dialogue
Robert Fico believes as important to abandon the policy of sanctions. The Slovakian Prime Minister emphasized that sanctions are harmful. The abolition of sanctions will bring the EU countries and Belarus closer, the Slovakian head of government added...
25 Nov 2016
Belarus views Slovakia as important, promising partner in Europe Belarus views Slovakia as important, promising partner in Europe
"Belarus attaches great significance to strengthening partner relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with Slovakia. Slovakia is our important and promising European partner,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
25 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: CEC work represents a calming factor in Belarus Lukashenko: CEC work represents a calming factor in Belarus
“Certain people may regard this work in a different manner. But even they understand that we would be hard pressed to find another national election organization agency that works so effectively,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
25 Nov 2016
EBRD to assist with Belarusian economy transformation by any available means EBRD to assist with Belarusian economy transformation by any available means
Alexander Pivovarsky said: “We look into the future of the Belarusian economy and Belarus as a whole with interest and optimism. We are ready to support the process with all the instruments available to us”...
25 Nov 2016
Visit of Slovak delegation to Belarus viewed as new milestone in cooperation Visit of Slovak delegation to Belarus viewed as new milestone in cooperation
“I am very glad that the today’s meetings can be viewed as a new milestone in bilateral relations,” Robert Fico stressed. He emphasized that this time he arrived in Minsk as the prime minister of an independent country – Slovakia, the country presiding in the EU...
25 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Minsk and Baku ready for mutually beneficial projects Lukashenko: Minsk and Baku ready for mutually beneficial projects
“There can be and should be more such examples of mutually beneficial projects. We are ready to take an active part in the projects that go beyond ordinary commercial shipments. These can be joint innovative manufacturing facilities set up to boost different economic sectors, intensified cooperation in the area of agriculture, production of consumer goods"...
24 Nov 2016
Wiktorin: Belarus-EU dialogue is moving in the right direction Wiktorin: Belarus-EU dialogue is moving in the right direction
Andrea Wiktorin stated that Belarus and the European Union have made great headway in improving mutual relations in the past two years. She emphasized the readiness of both the sides to discuss difficult issues. The Head of the European Union Delegation to Belarus took note of the progress made in bilateral environmental and regional cooperation...
24 Nov 2016
Positive changes in Belarus-EU relations noted Positive changes in Belarus-EU relations noted
"This year’s Minsk Forum represents a vivid testimony of the fact that changes in Belarus-Germany relations and in Belarus-EU relations are positive. We are now working in a totally different atmosphere and have already achieved concrete results,” said the Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alena Kupchyna said...
24 Nov 2016
Ambassador: Belarus, Russia remain key investment and trading partners Ambassador: Belarus, Russia remain key investment and trading partners
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said as he met with Belarusian and Russian businessmen in Tula. According to the diplomat, Belarus remains Russia’s main trading partner in the CIS and fourth largest trading partner worldwide...
24 Nov 2016
Russia’s Tula Oblast seeks closer cooperation with Belarus Russia’s Tula Oblast seeks closer cooperation with Belarus
Alexei Dyumin pointed out that Belarus and Tula Oblast have already established close and friendly relations. The ties in industry, electronic engineering, and production and distribution of consumer goods are rapidly developing. “I assure you that Tula Oblast is your reliable partner,” Alexei Dyumin noted...
24 Nov 2016
Culture Minister: Belarusian choreography is gaining more admirers Culture Minister: Belarusian choreography is gaining more admirers
“The festival in Vitebsk also has its own signature feature, which is the rotation of the international and national competitions. This feature enables us to test our own strengths, compare them against the world’s best examples, and demonstrate our achievements"...
23 Nov 2016
Belarus MFA: Minsk ready to host Normandy Four ministerial meeting Belarus MFA: Minsk ready to host Normandy Four ministerial meeting
“In case the parties make such a decision, Belarus is ready to provide all the necessary conditions for such a meeting in Minsk,” spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Mironchik...
23 Nov 2016
Belarus, China urged to strengthen cooperation in combating terrorism Belarus, China urged to strengthen cooperation in combating terrorism
Meng Jianzhu, Secretary of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China, said as he met with Belarusian Interior Minister Igor Shunevich...
22 Nov 2016
Belarus named Russia's most important trade, economic partner Belarus named Russia's most important trade, economic partner
Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed out that mutual investments are increasing, and cooperation is growing stronger. “All this creates conditions for moving forward,” the Russian head of state said...
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