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12 Jan 2017
Opinion: Any move to facilitate visa regulations benefits tourism Opinion: Any move to facilitate visa regulations benefits tourism
“All decisions aiming to relax visa rules and administrative procedures always benefit tourism, as they make traveling easier,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus Didier Canesse said...
12 Jan 2017
Hopes for further active participation of Belarus in CIS integration Hopes for further active participation of Belarus in CIS integration
Sergei Lebedev thanked Belarus for the active support of the activities of the CIS Executive Committee. “We very much appreciate that the country that houses the CIS headquarters pays much attention to the activities of the Executive Committee and provides necessary assistance,” he said...
12 Jan 2017
Belarus named major driving force for CIS integration Belarus named major driving force for CIS integration
Andrei Shvedov stressed that the Belarusian side pays much attention to the operation of the CIS. “Belarus is one the pivotal countries of the Commonwealth in the promotion of our integration processes,” the permanent representative said...
12 Jan 2017
Makei: Belarus in favor of CIS development, effective decisions Makei: Belarus in favor of CIS development, effective decisions
“Belarus has always wanted the CIS to develop and grow stronger. We have always supported the development of the integration processes. The CIS includes about ten states with different interests, foreign policy and foreign economy goals. Still, we manage to join our efforts to address the common problems and challenges we face,” Vladimir Makei said...
11 Jan 2017
Yu Zhenqi: Belarus is of great importance to China Yu Zhenqi: Belarus is of great importance to China
Yu Zhenqi has spent many years working in Belarus and considers the country its second home. At the presentation that was hosted at the Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations, he noted: “We together with my counterparts made this book about Belarus with a view to tell as much as we could about this wonderful country and its people. Strengthening relations between our peoples is of great importance”...
11 Jan 2017
Svetlov: Yanka Kupala’s legacy is of international importance Svetlov: Yanka Kupala’s legacy is of international importance
“Yanka Kupala’s legacy is of international importance. Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, and Slovakia will also join the anniversary celebrations. Both we and our descendants should know and remember Yanka Kupala as a great poet and a great citizen,” Boris Svetlov said...
10 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Humanity, compassion and kindness are traits of Belarusian national character Lukashenko: Humanity, compassion and kindness are traits of Belarusian national character
"We perceive Belarus as our common home, as a family for all of us. There is no dividing into friends and foes. Family members work together and help each other. They sincerely rejoice at the achievements of each and care about each of its members, children, the elderly”...
9 Jan 2017
No extra formalities for visiting Belarus for five days without visas No extra formalities for visiting Belarus for five days without visas
"Citizens of 80 countries will be able to enter via the Minsk National Airport and stay in Belarus for at most five days. The countries are Belarus’ main partners. The number includes all the European countries, developed economies all over the world, and major developing nations. Naturally the choices are not accidental. We are talking about opening our country virtually to the entire world,” said Igor Fisenko...
9 Jan 2017
Tsekhmeister: Visa-free regime will boost sports tourism in Belarus Tsekhmeister: Visa-free regime will boost sports tourism in Belarus
"Problems related to visas often create obstacles for fans. But thanks to this decision we can expect a significant increase in the number of tourists who come to see sporting events,” Valentin Tsekhmeister said...
9 Jan 2017
Next forum of regions of Belarus and Russia to focus on high technologies Next forum of regions of Belarus and Russia to focus on high technologies
“Judging by its agenda, the fourth forum will present a rather powerful prospect, a look into the future,” noted Mikhail Myasnikovich...
9 Jan 2017
Belarus can make significant contribution to CEI development Belarus can make significant contribution to CEI development
Natalia Zhilevich, Ambassador-at-Large at the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, national coordinator for cooperation with the CEI, said...
8 Jan 2017
Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk sports infrastructure is ready to host 2019 European Games Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk sports infrastructure is ready to host 2019 European Games
“During this three-day visit we saw all sports facilities that will be used during the competitions: the rowing canal at Zaslavl, Minsk Arena, the Palace of Sports, the Timoshenko Shooting Range, Chizhovka Arena. I can say with confidence that Minsk sports facilities are 100% ready to host the Second Summer European Games,” said Pierce O'Callaghan...
7 Jan 2017
Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations
Alexander Lukashenko noted that on Christmas people think a lot about eternal uniting values. “We always speak about moral virtues, sources of spiritual strength. In this temple I would like to mention another important value. It is our church, our main Christian churches. They have always been and, I hope, will remain in the center of unity. They will be the main power uniting peoples, the nation, us, in this very case,” the President said...
5 Jan 2017
Belarus in favor of competent dialogue on BelNPP-related matters Belarus in favor of competent dialogue on BelNPP-related matters
“So far, the Lithuanian side has not informed us officially about the scope of duties and powers of the envoy. Neither do we know who will occupy this position. You know that Belarus has always been in favor of a competent dialogue between relevant agencies on all matters related to the construction of the BelNPP. I mean the agencies and ministries responsible for energy, environmental protection, economy, the national regulatory bodies,” Dmitry Mironchik specified...
3 Jan 2017
Belarus viewed as a symbol of dialogue and peace in the region Belarus viewed as a symbol of dialogue and peace in the region
“Belarus plays the role of a donor of stability and peace, especially against the backdrop of conflicts in the region. Belarus plays the role of a donor of stability and peace, especially against the backdrop of conflicts in the region," Piotr Petrovsky said...
3 Jan 2017
2019 European Games expected to promote culture tourism in Belarus 2019 European Games expected to promote culture tourism in Belarus
Boris Svetlov noted that all social processes are closely connected with culture that is an indicator of the level of economic, political, industrial and agricultural development. The Year of Culture was expected to suggest criteria for evaluating everything around us. Artistic values and approaches used by the workers of culture have become one of the criteria”...
3 Jan 2017
Belarus has a considerable potential for the development of new high-tech branches Belarus has a considerable potential for the development of new high-tech branches
Dmitry Krupsky, the head of the innovative activity department at the Economy Ministry told...
30 Dec 2016
Belarus-China cooperation in education, culture viewed as important Belarus-China cooperation in education, culture viewed as important
Charge d'Affaires of China to Belarus Luo Zhanhui made the statement during the event held on 30 December in anticipation of the year 2017 when the 25th anniversary of Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations will be marked...
30 Dec 2016
Putin: 2016 demonstrated enduring value of Russia-Belarus friendship Putin: 2016 demonstrated enduring value of Russia-Belarus friendship
Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the two countries will continue working together to develop all aspects of the Russian-Belarusian partnership, advance mutually beneficial integration processes, and ensure stability and security in Eurasia...
30 Dec 2016
Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people
The President stressed that it is a bad idea to provide support to children and elderly people only on big occasions. “A special fund is needed, and the sponsors will control this fund. We should think how this can be done,” the head of state concluded...
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