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26 Sep 2016
MP: Research results are in demand in Belarus’ manufacturing sector MP: Research results are in demand in Belarus’ manufacturing sector
“Belarus is a European country with a high industrial potential. The manufacturing sector accounts for some 30% of the country’s economy, which is a driver for our science, and vice versa: scientific solutions are in demand in the manufacturing sector”...
26 Sep 2016
Belarus mulls lifting visa requirements for visits up to five days Belarus mulls lifting visa requirements for visits up to five days
“At the moment, we are considering the possibility of granting visa-free entry for short stays of up to five days for people from safe countries of origin who come to Belarus via Minsk National Airport,” Mikhail Portnoi said...
26 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarusian customs bodies help Russia protect its interests in western direction Lukashenko: Belarusian customs bodies help Russia protect its interests in western direction
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the working meeting with Chairman of the State Customs Committee Yuri Senko. The meeting focused on the current trends which have an impact on the operation of the Belarusian customs service...
23 Sep 2016
Makei: Belarus will contribute to the UN effective water resources management efforts Makei: Belarus will contribute to the UN effective water resources management efforts
Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at the high-level meeting on the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals at the UN headquarters in New York...
22 Sep 2016
Belarusian Paralympians’ performance in Rio praised Belarusian Paralympians’ performance in Rio praised
“I am happy with the results. Prior to Rio we had hopes for high results. Our major achievement is the place in the top 20 in the number of medals. The second important achievement is that 19 out of 21 athletes reached the final,” said Oleg Shepel...
22 Sep 2016
Belarus ready to connect manufacturing potentials with China Belarus ready to connect manufacturing potentials with China
“We would like to make the Chinese side understand that the key advantage we have today is our geographical position between two major unions in the center of Europe. The position can be exploited", Natalya Nikandrova said...
22 Sep 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: Interreligious peace in Belarus is a vivid example for other countries Metropolitan Pavel: Interreligious peace in Belarus is a vivid example for other countries
"We are living in peace and accord, there is nothing to quarrel over, we have our own dimensions of work,” the Metropolitan said. “We do not compete with other religious denominations, we are doing our work. I am really happy that there is interreligious peace in Belarus”...
22 Sep 2016
Tajikistan Ambassador hails mutually beneficial relations with Belarus Tajikistan Ambassador hails mutually beneficial relations with Belarus
“Today our relations with Belarus are based on political, trade, economic, humanitarian and cultural ties. Their development is based on friendly mutually beneficial cooperation. We consider them positive, both on the bilateral and multilateral basis,” Kozidavlat Koimdodov said...
22 Sep 2016
Lukashenko calls for concerted efforts to restore cultural, historical monuments in Belarus Lukashenko calls for concerted efforts to restore cultural, historical monuments in Belarus
“The Church has always inspired architects to create architectural masterpieces. Many churches in Belarus are monuments of historical and cultural value. Today they need special care"...
22 Sep 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: Belarusian Orthodox Church is a reliable foothold for the state Metropolitan Pavel: Belarusian Orthodox Church is a reliable foothold for the state
In his words, the Church is focused on creation. Priests ask God to protect peace, accord, and tranquility in the country so that people could live and work peacefully...
21 Sep 2016
IMF advises Belarus to expedite economy reforms IMF advises Belarus to expedite economy reforms
Peter Dohlman said: “It will help reduce vulnerability factors and pave the way to faster economic growth and bigger revenues in the country”...
21 Sep 2016
Aliyev: Azerbaijan, Belarus maintain close and friendly relations Aliyev: Azerbaijan, Belarus maintain close and friendly relations
Ilham Aliyev noted that the relations between the two heads of state give an impetus to the development of cooperation between all agencies in various fields, including the economy, foreign policy, and security...
21 Sep 2016
China-Eurasia Expo expected to strengthen ties of friendship between Belarus, China China-Eurasia Expo expected to strengthen ties of friendship between Belarus, China
Deputy Chairman of the People's Government of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said at the opening ceremony of the national pavilion of Belarus at the expo in Urumqi...
20 Sep 2016
Belarus’ participation in China-Eurasia Expo viewed as prologue to Lukashenko’s visit to China Belarus’ participation in China-Eurasia Expo viewed as prologue to Lukashenko’s visit to China
"The forthcoming meeting of the two heads of state will encourage closer cooperation between businessmen and regions,” said Nikolai Snopkov...
20 Sep 2016
Driga: The Chinese Film Week in Belarus will help strengthen cultural relations Driga: The Chinese Film Week in Belarus will help strengthen cultural relations
First Deputy Culture Minister of Belarus Irina Driga said at the official opening of the Week...
20 Sep 2016
European Commission representative notes Belarus’ openness about nuclear power plant construction European Commission representative notes Belarus’ openness about nuclear power plant construction
“As far as the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets is concerned, yesterday and today the Energy Ministry, the regulating agency, the customer of the construction project provided data about the project to us. I can say that representatives of all the government agencies openly shared the available information with us,” Gerassimos Thomas said...
20 Sep 2016
Snopkov: It is an honor for Belarus to be Guest of Honor at China-Eurasia Expo Snopkov: It is an honor for Belarus to be Guest of Honor at China-Eurasia Expo
"Thanks to the China-Eurasia Expo, Chinese partners will have a chance to familiarize the Asian region with the sci-tech achievements and industrial potential, learn about investment advantages and reaffirm the importance of developing relations with China for Belarus"...
20 Sep 2016
Rapota: Differences of opinion should not damage Belarusian-Russian relations Rapota: Differences of opinion should not damage Belarusian-Russian relations
“Mutual relations between two countries are always a multifaceted matter. A great number of people are involved ranging from the presidents, who determine development vectors, to simple executors, who deal with concrete matters", Grigory Rapota said...
20 Sep 2016
Visit of Omani business delegation to Belarus expected to boost bilateral trade Visit of Omani business delegation to Belarus expected to boost bilateral trade
“Some 40 Omani businessmen, managers and owners of large companies, have come to Belarus to study investment opportunities in the manufacturing industry, agriculture, and tourism. This is a good chance to boost the bilateral trade and expand our cooperation,” Vladimir Koltovich said...
20 Sep 2016
Makei: Most refugees in the world are a result of protracted armed conflicts Makei: Most refugees in the world are a result of protracted armed conflicts
"Coordinated efforts of all parties concerned are necessary to improve and strengthen the mechanisms of migration flows management. In this respect, Belarus attaches great importance to global partnerships of the state, civil society"...
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