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26 Mar 2017
Rigoni: Belarus and the Council of Europe should start looking in one direction Rigoni: Belarus and the Council of Europe should start looking in one direction
"As the PACE Rapporteur, I should keep my eye on the situation in your country. It is time the Council of Europe and Belarus should start looking in one direction. For this, we need to decide on some issues. We see that Belarus is showing its interest, its will and readiness to continue dialogue with the Council of Europe,” said Andrea Rigoni...
26 Mar 2017
Belarus’ MFA comments on EU’s reaction to 25 March events in Minsk Belarus’ MFA comments on EU’s reaction to 25 March events in Minsk
“First of all, I would like to note that citizens’ right to peaceful assembly and freedom of opinion and expression is embodied in the Constitution of our country. However, the keyword here is “peaceful”, Dmitry Mironchik said...
25 Mar 2017
Kuropaty should unite the society instead of splitting it apart Kuropaty should unite the society instead of splitting it apart
Director of the History Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) Vyacheslav Danilovich said...
24 Mar 2017
Ambassador: Culture helps develop public diplomacy, brings countries closer together Ambassador: Culture helps develop public diplomacy, brings countries closer together
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to Belarus Carlos Humberto Larrea Davila said at the opening of an exhibition at the embassy. He believes that music, in the same way as the art of painting, helps express things that are difficult to say in words...
24 Mar 2017
Belarus president promises memorial in Kuropaty soon Belarus president promises memorial in Kuropaty soon
“I’ve given instructions to create a compact memorial, not a gigantic one like the Brest Fortress. A tender is in progress. We will make this memorial possibly like a small chapel,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
23 Mar 2017
New transplantation center expected to reduce transplant waiting times in Belarus New transplantation center expected to reduce transplant waiting times in Belarus
According to Oleg Rummo, this decision was not spontaneous. It was taken based on a detailed analysis of the progress in the Belarusian transplantation in the past few years. Belarusian doctors learned to use expensive and very sophisticated technology. The center which is based at Hospital No. 9 is too small to accommodate all patients and to perform a big number of transplantations...
23 Mar 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus ready for dialogue with Council of Europe in sensitive areas Myasnikovich: Belarus ready for dialogue with Council of Europe in sensitive areas
“We are open for a dialogue with the Council of Europe in various fields, including sensitive ones. Should you have any questions that need clarifying, I am ready to comment on them,” Mikhail Myasnikovich said...
23 Mar 2017
Belarus primarily interested in safety of Ostrovets nuclear power plant Belarus primarily interested in safety of Ostrovets nuclear power plant
Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk made the statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Lithuania Toyoei Shigeeda...
23 Mar 2017
Lukashenko urges compliance with law and constitution in protecting peace in Belarus Lukashenko urges compliance with law and constitution in protecting peace in Belarus
The head of state said that a decision was made to hold an open session today. “I think that we should not conceal anything from anyone. We should discuss the issues concerning our people and, of course, concerning us in an honest and open way,” he said...
23 Mar 2017
Mikhadyuk: Belarus open to dialogue with EU on NPP project Mikhadyuk: Belarus open to dialogue with EU on NPP project
“Belarus is working on a national report on stress tests, which will be presented to the public and the European Commission, to prove that the nuclear utility is built in accordance with top safety standards,” Mikhail Mikhadyuk said...
23 Mar 2017
Rigoni notes Belarus’ positive attitude to development of relations with EU Rigoni notes Belarus’ positive attitude to development of relations with EU
“I would like to thank you personally for this meeting that shows that you are open to dialogue and that Belarus has a welcoming and positive attitude to the development of the relations with the Council of Europe and the European Union in general,” Andrea Rigoni said...
23 Mar 2017
Rigoni emphasizes recent progress in Belarus-Council of Europe relations Rigoni emphasizes recent progress in Belarus-Council of Europe relations
"When we talk to each other calmly, we compare the issues we have and are able to build trust-based relations, as it should be,” Andrea Rigoni said. On PACE’s behalf he thanked Belarus for everything that has been done to promote this cooperation...
23 Mar 2017
Steps of Belarus, Council of Europe towards each other praised Steps of Belarus, Council of Europe towards each other praised
Vladimir Andreichenko stressed that the Council of Europe is the oldest international organization with a powerful expert potential. He added that Belarus is interested in multilateral cooperation with the Council of Europe in the area of democracy and human rights, economic sector, investment, the fight against corruption and trafficking in persons...
22 Mar 2017
PM: Belarus will prepare well for European Games 2019 PM: Belarus will prepare well for European Games 2019
“Preparations for the European Games are on schedule. There is no extra burden on the country’s financial system. We were going to complete the sports venues regardless of the European Games. But fortunately, the works are scheduled to be completed by the sporting event. I believe that we have every opportunity to prepare for the European Games in the best possible way”...
21 Mar 2017
Ambassador: China places high priority on cooperation with Belarus Ambassador: China places high priority on cooperation with Belarus
The diplomat noted that the Belarusian authorities are placing high emphasis on strengthening the relations with China: “Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed a decree to boost the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation. Both sides have been bolstering support to each other. The governments of the two countries have been strengthening mutual political trust. Pragmatic cooperation has been steadily developing”...
21 Mar 2017
Driga: М@rt.kontakt forum is a major event in Belarus’ theatrical calendar Driga: М@rt.kontakt forum is a major event in Belarus’ theatrical calendar
"It has been growing increasingly popular year on year. Every edition of the festival sees new countries making their debut, and the number of participants is constantly growing. The program of the festival is always eventful with many modern and offbeat productions. The festival invites its participants to discuss the current theater-related issues,” Irina Driga noted...
21 Mar 2017
Belarus ready to host International Fencing Federation congress Belarus ready to host International Fencing Federation congress
“In April, the 2017 European Fencing U23 Championships will be no exception. A new generation of talented athletes is growing in Belarus, and we believe that the hosting of the championships will help them to improve their skills, and will attract more audience to fencing,” Alexander Shamko noted as he met with Chief Executive Officer of the FIE Headoffice Nathalie Rodriguez...
21 Mar 2017
Lukashenko expects breakthrough in Belarusian science Lukashenko expects breakthrough in Belarusian science
“I would like our science to make a breakthrough and defeat the horrible disease that we have not yet managed to cure. If a breakthrough happened and we learned to cure cancer just like any other disease, it would be a blessing,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
21 Mar 2017
NATO welcomes Lukashenko’s initiative to invite observers to monitor Zapad 2017 army exercise NATO welcomes Lukashenko’s initiative to invite observers to monitor Zapad 2017 army exercise
According to the source, no invitation has been received so far, but the opportunity to watch the maneuvers will be welcomed. NATO expects that channels of the NATO-Russia Council will be used to brief the Alliance about the exercise...
21 Mar 2017
Lukashenko pledges support for honest investors in Belarus Lukashenko pledges support for honest investors in Belarus
On the example of the enterprise, the head of state said that investors can use various preferences in Belarus. “If they work in an honest way just like your enterprise is doing, I promised that we will support them in any fields. Members of the government, ministers, and I analyze the situation and try to meet investors halfway,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
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