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16 Nov 2016
Ambassador: Belarus and Latvia need to maintain momentum of comprehensive partnership Ambassador: Belarus and Latvia need to maintain momentum of comprehensive partnership
“We are happy that we have good all-round relations. This year the Latvian embassy has worked hard to establish an exchange of delegations, enhance the Belarusian-Latvian interaction,” said Martins Virsis...
16 Nov 2016
First reactor of Belarusian nuclear power plant to go online in 2019 First reactor of Belarusian nuclear power plant to go online in 2019
“As you know, a reactor pressure vessel has been dropped due to carelessness on the part of the contractor. The independent regulating agency decided that we couldn’t accept the reactor vessel the way it was. Reliability and safety are our watchwords. Even if the doubts are miniscule, the reactor has to be replaced"...
16 Nov 2016
Solid economic ties between Belarus, Germany Solid economic ties between Belarus, Germany
Vladimir Avgustinsky, Head of the Representation of the German Economy in Belarus, made the statement during the German Economy Day in Minsk...
16 Nov 2016
French language studies named important for Belarus-France dialogue French language studies named important for Belarus-France dialogue
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus Didier Canesse made the statement during the latest Belarusian-French seminar for directors of secondary schools with bilingual French language study groups and their coordinators...
15 Nov 2016
Myasnikovich calls for maintaining interfaith peace in Belarus Myasnikovich calls for maintaining interfaith peace in Belarus
“Belarus is a multiethnic country where representatives of various faiths live in peace and accord. This is a great achievement which needs to be safeguarded, preserved and developed. The president, the government, and Parliament are creating the necessary conditions for this”...
15 Nov 2016
Kobyakov: Macroeconomic environment in Belarus stabilized Kobyakov: Macroeconomic environment in Belarus stabilized
Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said at the government meeting...
14 Nov 2016
Belarus eager to advance diversified contacts with Japan Belarus eager to advance diversified contacts with Japan
Mikhail Myasnikovich remarked that Belarus and Japan have a lot of joint projects, however, more should be done. “We should take care of economic and political contacts. Diversifying these ties is what matters,” said the head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament...
12 Nov 2016
Lukashenko urges to promote rural development in Belarus Lukashenko urges to promote rural development in Belarus
“We must look forward – this is the main objective. We must be concerned about the future of the rural sector, and step up efforts today. People, places where they live, and production facilities are important for the development of the rural sector"...
11 Nov 2016
Makei: Turkey President’s visit is a testimony to Belarus’ wide-ranging foreign policy Makei: Turkey President’s visit is a testimony to Belarus’ wide-ranging foreign policy
"This was the first visit of the Turkey President to Belarus in the history of the bilateral relations. The visit itself and the fact that the Turkey President brought more than 200 businessmen to Belarus speak for themselves. This is a serious signal for both the political elite and the business community of Turkey”...
11 Nov 2016
Erdogan’s visit to Minsk described as turning point in Belarusian-Turkish relations Erdogan’s visit to Minsk described as turning point in Belarusian-Turkish relations
“The meeting was very important and very effective. Nine bilateral documents on various areas of cooperation were signed as a result of the talks with Alexander Lukashenko. Apart from that, our relations in various areas were evaluated”...
11 Nov 2016
Lukashenko calls for new forms of Belarus-Turkey cooperation Lukashenko calls for new forms of Belarus-Turkey cooperation
“I think it is time for us to move away from simple merchandise trade towards a new form of cooperation — manufacturing cooperation — which is an important mechanism of survival in modern conditions. Belarus and Turkey have the necessary economic potential and instruments for that,” said the Belarus President...
11 Nov 2016
Erdogan: Cathedral Mosque will symbolize friendship between Belarus and Turkey Erdogan: Cathedral Mosque will symbolize friendship between Belarus and Turkey
“We are witnessing a truly historic moment as we are attending the opening ceremony of the Minsk mosque, the construction of which was completed with the assistance of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said...
11 Nov 2016
Opening of new mosque in Minsk viewed as historic event for people of Belarus Opening of new mosque in Minsk viewed as historic event for people of Belarus
Chairman of the Muslim Religious Community in Belarus Mufti Abu-Bekir Shabanovich said at the opening of the mosque in Minsk...
11 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus is famous for its religious tolerance and interethnic respect Lukashenko: Belarus is famous for its religious tolerance and interethnic respect
The head of state stressed that the opening of the Cathedral Mosque in the Belarusian capital city is a landmark event for the Muslim community of the country and for all Belarusian citizens...
11 Nov 2016
Zhuravkov: Number of Turkish students in Belarus can double in 2017 Zhuravkov: Number of Turkish students in Belarus can double in 2017
“The interest of Turkish citizens in the Belarusian education system has increased. They want to study in Belarus. It is very good that they want not only to get the first-degree education, but are also interested in postgraduate studies. Therefore, we have had a series of talks and prepared an agreement regarding all the peculiarities of education in Belarus for Turkish citizens”...
11 Nov 2016
Belarus ready to offer favorable conditions to Turkish companies in FEZ, Great Stone park Belarus ready to offer favorable conditions to Turkish companies in FEZ, Great Stone park
"Of great importance is mutual economic penetration. We are ready to discuss allocating good sites in the free economic zones and the industrial park Great Stone to Turkish producers of auto parts. We are in negotiations on setting up plants to assemble Belarusian machinery in Turkey", Belarus Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Savinykh said...
10 Nov 2016
Makei: Belarus and Turkey are entering a new level of partnership Makei: Belarus and Turkey are entering a new level of partnership
“Since we take similar positions in the international arena and the positions of the two countries on the domestic policy are much alike, the bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Turkey have been steadily developing"...
10 Nov 2016
Considerable potential for greater tourism contribution to Belarus’, Russia’s GDPs Considerable potential for greater tourism contribution to Belarus’, Russia’s GDPs
The statement was made by Margarita Levchenko, Head of the Social Policy and Information Support Department of the Permanent Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, during a seminar in Brest...
10 Nov 2016
Aseradens: Great Stone park is of great interest to Latvia Aseradens: Great Stone park is of great interest to Latvia
“For Latvia, the Great Stone project is of great interest. It has a great potential for bolstering ties in logistics and for industrial development,” Latvian Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens said...
10 Nov 2016
Belarus, Ukraine agree to remove trade barriers Belarus, Ukraine agree to remove trade barriers
The information was released by Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko after the session of the Belarusian-Ukrainian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation...
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