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24 Jan 2017
Rigoni welcomes Belarus’ move to ease visa regulations Rigoni welcomes Belarus’ move to ease visa regulations
Andrea Rigoni noted that citizens of all countries of Europe will be able to enter Belarus visa-free for up to five days. “Starting from 12 February, we all will be able to travel to Minsk without a visa,” Rapporteur on Belarus of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said...
24 Jan 2017
Belarus to continue efforts to promote dialogue, mutual respect in United Nations Belarus to continue efforts to promote dialogue, mutual respect in United Nations
The diplomat said a few words about the contribution of Belarus to the international efforts to promote nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in the context of the 20th anniversary of Belarus’ voluntary decision to give up its nuclear weapons after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Valentin Rybakov said that fundamental decision was a turning point in defining the national priorities for development, promotion of peace and stability in the country and social cohesion...
24 Jan 2017
Ambassador: Belarus, China will further advance strategic cooperation Ambassador: Belarus, China will further advance strategic cooperation
"The parties regularly exchange visits at the highest levels, maintain an active inter-parliamentary dialogue and dynamic interdepartmental contacts. The two countries have successfully cooperated in international organizations providing mutual support on the matters of fundamental importance"...
23 Jan 2017
France viewed as one of Belarus’ most important partners France viewed as one of Belarus’ most important partners
“Over the 25 years the Belarusian-French ties have considerably strengthened and expanded. Mutual interest continues increasing. Belarus has attached and continues attaching great significance to friendly and mutually respecting relations with France in every area,” said Yevgeny Vorobyov...
23 Jan 2017
Belarus, China actively cooperate in book printing Belarus, China actively cooperate in book printing
The Information Minister drew attention to the importance of advancing cooperation between Belarus and China in various spheres, including book printing. She reminded that the relevant legal base is available for promoting contacts in this field. In particular, an agreement was signed with the Information Office of the State Council of China in 2005. The agreement provides for implementing book-printing projects...
23 Jan 2017
Ambassador: Belarus-Italy dialogue is based on mutual trust Ambassador: Belarus-Italy dialogue is based on mutual trust
“Cultural ties are necessary for a better acquaintance with Italy. They enable Italians and Belarusians to build interpersonal relations, strengthen the political and economic interaction, and boost the cooperation between regions. The Italian Embassy in Minsk creates opportunities for a cultural dialogue and supports projects aimed at mutual enrichment of the cultures of Belarus and Italy,” Stefano Bianchi said...
23 Jan 2017
Vyazovich: MAZ-SPORTavto team have become part of world’s motorsport elite Vyazovich: MAZ-SPORTavto team have become part of world’s motorsport elite
“MAZ trucks have never performed better in this prestigious rally raid. Both the pilots and the trucks showed their worth. MAZ trucks successfully compete with products of the world’s leading manufacturers: KamAZ, MAN and Iveco. We can say that the MAZ-SPORTavto team have become part of world’s motorsport elite,” Sergei Vyazovich noted...
23 Jan 2017
Former IOM head: Europe hails Belarus migration efforts Former IOM head: Europe hails Belarus migration efforts
Former Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Brunson McKinley said...
21 Jan 2017
Grodno to build cultural bridge with China Grodno to build cultural bridge with China
According to Vladimir Kravtsov, during the first international cultural expo of the Silk Road in the city of Dunhuang in 2016 agreements were made in favor of building a cultural bridge for the sake of more active interaction in this sphere in addition to building the Silk Road Economic Belt. “It was suggested that Grodno can be a symbolical cultural gateway of this road"...
21 Jan 2017
Belarus getting ready for Second European Games Belarus getting ready for Second European Games
The Prime Minister stressed: “The head of state has given instructions to organize the European Games in the best possible manner. We have 2.5 years left till the event but the feeling that there is a lot of time left is deceiving. All the responsible parties must approach their tasks as responsibly as possible”...
20 Jan 2017
Belarus to fulfill all IAEA’s proposals after SEED mission Belarus to fulfill all IAEA’s proposals after SEED mission
"This mission is very important for our country. I would like to use this opportunity to once again thank the IAEA experts for the important and huge work as part of the SEED mission,” Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik noted...
20 Jan 2017
IAEA: Belarus shows a responsible attitude to ensuring nuclear safety IAEA: Belarus shows a responsible attitude to ensuring nuclear safety
“As for the cooperation between Belarus and the IAEA, the Belarusian government is fully aware of its responsibility to ensure nuclear security. The country clearly demonstrates this as it invites many missions and is a party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety,” Greg Rzentkowski said...
20 Jan 2017
Makei: Belarus should stay in line with global processes, including cooperation with WTO Makei: Belarus should stay in line with global processes, including cooperation with WTO
“We do not expect that we will be given the green light immediately, but the forthcoming talks are of great importance. I think that Belarus should stay in line with the processes that are taking place worldwide, including within the framework of our cooperation with the World Trade Organization,” Vladimir Makei said...
19 Jan 2017
Cui Qiming: China and Belarus are close friends and sincere partners Cui Qiming: China and Belarus are close friends and sincere partners
“Belarus and China established their diplomatic relations on 20 January 1992. Over the past 25 years, our countries have been providing each other with mutual assistance and support in protecting the national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, in developing the economy and improving the quality of life of the Belarusian and Chinese people, and in promoting international justice and peace in the world"...
19 Jan 2017
Snopkov: Belarus and China enter a new level of cooperation Snopkov: Belarus and China enter a new level of cooperation
“Through all of these years we have worked hard, gradually building, developing and strengthening cooperation in various spheres, and we have reached great results. The Belarus President’s untutored shrewdness and foresight outlined a special place for our country in building relations with China. We are celebrating the anniversary with a high level of trust-based comprehensive strategic partnership"...
19 Jan 2017
Ryzhenkov: Belarus-Latvia sports forum co-hosting will be a project of cross-border cooperation Ryzhenkov: Belarus-Latvia sports forum co-hosting will be a project of cross-border cooperation
"Taking into account the successful organization of the tournament in Minsk, an idea has been voiced to bring ice hockey battles back to the Belarusian capital. It is important that this time we will be partners with Latvia. The proposals of the Riga delegation, which was received by the President of Belarus, were heard. The project will show how neighbors can work together in the organization of such a big sports forum,” said the NOC First Vice President...
19 Jan 2017
Regions, business communities urged to contribute more to Belarus-Poland cooperation development Regions, business communities urged to contribute more to Belarus-Poland cooperation development
Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich made the relevant statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to Belarus Konrad Pawlik...
19 Jan 2017
Joint bid for hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as important step in Belarus-EU relations Joint bid for hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as important step in Belarus-EU relations
“Riga and Minsk have a long-standing friendship. The joint bid is an important move not only in terms of sports, but also in terms of the relations between the European Union and Belarus. We will keep our fingers crossed and hope that our bid wins and we hold the tournament together at a high level”...
19 Jan 2017
Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions expected to see biggest number of participants ever Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions expected to see biggest number of participants ever
“Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin repeatedly said that of special importance for the cooperation between the two countries are issues of common concern related to the life of the people, integration of regions, and development of the relations at the level of enterprises, executive authorities and local self-government bodies”...
19 Jan 2017
Russia to continue building regional cooperation with Belarus Russia to continue building regional cooperation with Belarus
Yuri Vorobyev, Vice Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, said at the first meeting of the organizing committee of the Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions in Moscow. The meeting took place at the Belarusian embassy in Russia...
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