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22 Jul 2016
Belarus may host men’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in 2018 Belarus may host men’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in 2018
The Belarusian city of Brest hosted the Water Polo Federation Cup held under the aegis of the European Swimming League (LEN) from 22 to 24 July. Belarus played host to such a large-scale water polo competition for the first time...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Economy and demography are main factors of Belarus’ security Lukashenko: Economy and demography are main factors of Belarus’ security
“The second factor of security is the economy and enterprises. We should have well-developed villages and cities, robust manufacturing, transport, communications, construction, etc. The power of the state also relies on employed people,” the President said at the meeting with the personnel of Mogilevliftmash...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko wants balanced city development plan for Mogilev Lukashenko wants balanced city development plan for Mogilev
“The government should think what can be done here. But the main thing is to have a balanced city modernization plan,” the head of state said as heard out a report on the development of the region and urged to prepare it by the end of the year...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko pledges support to small and medium-sized businesses Lukashenko pledges support to small and medium-sized businesses
“We have agreed with the People's Republic of China that they will help up with inexpensive loans so that we could invest in such enterprises,” Alexander Lukashenko said when talking to employees of Mogilevliftmach, a producer of elevators...
21 Jul 2016
Matyushevsky: Belarus-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission expected to bolster bilateral ties Matyushevsky: Belarus-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission expected to bolster bilateral ties
“Cooperation with the Republic of Kazakhstan is a top priority for us. The Presidents of the two countries have laid a strong foundation of the relationship," said Belarus First Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky said at the opening of the 12th session of the intergovernmental commission...
20 Jul 2016
Gaidashov: Belarus wants to be a consultative party to the Antarctic Treaty Gaidashov: Belarus wants to be a consultative party to the Antarctic Treaty
The first object of the Belarusian Antarctic station has been built in the Antarctic recently. According to Alexei Gaidashov, this is an important event for the country which has been working in the Antarctic for ten years. “This foothold will give a kind of support to our country and the country’s policy in the Antarctic zone"...
20 Jul 2016
Call for more active Belarus-Japan cooperation across the board Call for more active Belarus-Japan cooperation across the board
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Natalya Kochanova made the statement as she met with Masako Mori, a member of the upper chamber of the Japanese parliament. She thanked Masako Mori for the attention the parliamentarian pays to the alleviation of consequences of the accidents at the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plants...
20 Jul 2016
Call for tighter Belarus-Korea interparliamentary relations Call for tighter Belarus-Korea interparliamentary relations
“Belarus sets a high value on the advancement of friendly and mutually beneficial relations with the Republic of Korea. For example, I can see that parliamentary diplomacy and a personal dialogue between the heads of the parliaments can play an exceptionally prominent role in it," said Vladimir Andreichenko...
19 Jul 2016
Holocaust studies center may be set up in Belarus Holocaust studies center may be set up in Belarus
Charge d’Affaires ad Interim of Israel in Belarus Yulia Rachinski-Spivakov put forward an idea to set up a center for Holocaust studies in Belarus as she took part in a press conference to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Minsk Ghetto...
19 Jul 2016
Zyuganov: Belarus is a guardian of justice and friendship of nations Zyuganov: Belarus is a guardian of justice and friendship of nations
Chairman of the Communist Party faction in the State Duma of the Russian Parliament Gennady Zyuganov said in a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...
19 Jul 2016
Japan interested in investing in Belarusian high-tech economy Japan interested in investing in Belarusian high-tech economy
The statement was made by member of the lower chamber of the Japanese parliament, head of the Japan-Belarus friendship group in the Japanese parliament Genichiro Sata...
18 Jul 2016
Shamko: IOC President calls to fight against doping, not against honest athletes Shamko: IOC President calls to fight against doping, not against honest athletes
“They put our canoe and kayak team in the same category with Romania and Kazakhstan where there was clear evidence of the use of banned substances. As for the Belarusian athletes, they have not yet proved that the level of meldonium in the blood of our athletes was higher than required"...
18 Jul 2016
Call for resuming work to enable Belarus-Korea visa-free travels Call for resuming work to enable Belarus-Korea visa-free travels
Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich made the statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Belarus Kim Yong Ho...
18 Jul 2016
Belarus’ Development Bank instructed to strengthen support for SMEs Belarus’ Development Bank instructed to strengthen support for SMEs
“The new development strategy of the Bank in 2016-2020 will reflect the function of the Bank to support small and medium-sized enterprises. The Development Bank has been instructed to boost support for this segment of the national economy by the head of state,” Sergei Rumas said...
16 Jul 2016
MFA: Belarus resolutely condemns military coup attempt in Turkey MFA: Belarus resolutely condemns military coup attempt in Turkey
“It was with serious concern that Belarus learnt the news about the military coup attempt in the Republic of Turkey, which was carried out by an isolated group of the Turkish military. It is particularly regrettable that there were casualties among the civilians,” the statement reads...
15 Jul 2016
Belarus-Russia economic cooperation urged to rely on long-term projects Belarus-Russia economic cooperation urged to rely on long-term projects
Union State Day is held today as part of the international art festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk. Grigory Rapota met with Vitebsk Oblast Governor Nikolai Sherstnev. Grigory Rapota also mentioned possible avenues of long-term interregional cooperation for Vitebsk Oblast...
15 Jul 2016
Belarus’ Sports Ministry suggests easing registration procedure for foreign tourists Belarus’ Sports Ministry suggests easing registration procedure for foreign tourists
Belarusian Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi pointed out that the current procedure for registration of foreign nationals is not very convenient for tourists traveling independently, who are forced to interrupt their itinerary to pay a visit to a citizenship and migration department...
15 Jul 2016
Belarus commended for constructive work in UNICEF Executive Board Belarus commended for constructive work in UNICEF Executive Board
Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Anthony Lake commended the constructive and active work of Belarus as a member of the UNICEF Executive Board as he met with Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov in New York...
14 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Thanks to Slavonic Bazaar, the world got to know about Belarus Lukashenko: Thanks to Slavonic Bazaar, the world got to know about Belarus
"The festival has uncovered hundreds of talents, young singers and turned the city of Vitebsk into a modern Belarusian capital of culture and the world’s capital of festivals hosting the headquarters of World Association of Festivals. Slavonic Bazaar draws thousands of tourists to Belarus, promotes the country’s positive image and contributes to economic recovery"...
14 Jul 2016
Putin: Slavonic Bazaar promotes trust and understanding among Slavic peoples Putin: Slavonic Bazaar promotes trust and understanding among Slavic peoples
"Its importance for the development of international humanitarian cooperation could not be overestimated, and, of course, of particular value are the organizers’ efforts aimed at supporting gifted young people who make their first steps into the world of big art," reads the message of greetings...
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