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31 Oct 2019
Russian MFA: Belarus, Russia make progress towards common visa area Russian MFA: Belarus, Russia make progress towards common visa area
The commission is set to review the progress in the development of the common migration area between Belarus and Russia. The focus will be, in particular, on the preparation of a draft concept of the migration policy of the Union State...
31 Oct 2019
World Bank-sponsored roadmap on Belarusian economy effectiveness nearly ready World Bank-sponsored roadmap on Belarusian economy effectiveness nearly ready
When asked about the fate of troubled enterprises, Aleksandr Turchin said that they are divided into those able to work on their own and those need support...
30 Oct 2019
Belarus Security Council: Belarus’ voice heard by United States, NATO Belarus Security Council: Belarus’ voice heard by United States, NATO
“The Belarusian side expressed its concerns over the deployment of U.S. military personnel and hardware in Lithuania. That was the main item on the agenda of the meeting with the high-ranking U.S. diplomat,” Stanislav Zas said. “The initiative of the meeting came from the American side,” he added...
30 Oct 2019
Belarus president talks about head of state’s work during foreign visits Belarus president talks about head of state’s work during foreign visits
Taking into account the busy schedule of foreign visits of the Belarusian head of state, the reporters asked Aleksandr Lukashenko what results he expects with regard to the advancement of trade and economic cooperation...
30 Oct 2019
Andreichenko: Belarus president’s visit to Austria will open new page in bilateral relations Andreichenko: Belarus president’s visit to Austria will open new page in bilateral relations
The speaker drew attention to the similarity of the positions of the two countries. “Austria has always called for building bridges between East and West. This coincides with the position of Belarus. Today is a very difficult time," he said...
30 Oct 2019
Dapkiunas: Belarus-Turkey relations reach strategic partnership level Dapkiunas: Belarus-Turkey relations reach strategic partnership level
“Our relations have indeed reached the level of strategic partnership. Belarus and Turkey have been successfully cooperating on the international arena, have similar approaches on a number of topical issues”...
29 Oct 2019
Belarus shows interest in Bangladesh infrastructure projects Belarus shows interest in Bangladesh infrastructure projects
Belarus and Bangladesh have developed good and trustworthy relations. The two countries steadily develop political, economic and humanitarian ties. “The credit for this goes largely to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and to you as ambassador”...
28 Oct 2019
Lukashenko stresses need to think over BelNPP ground protection Lukashenko stresses need to think over BelNPP ground protection
In his words, Belarus has secured good defense of its nuclear power plant from the air: “We have an anti-aircraft regiment equipped with the latest weapons - Tor-M2 [the anti-aircraft missile system] there. Our military has a perfect command of these weapons...
28 Oct 2019
Belarus invites NAM to hold conference on new world order Belarus invites NAM to hold conference on new world order
This meeting will be of great symbolic importance as the Non-Aligned Movement celebrates its 60th anniversary in September 2021. “We think it is important for the Non-Aligned Movement to mark this date with the adoption of a long-term strategic document”...
28 Oct 2019
Cuban president: All conditions in place to expand cooperation with Belarus Cuban president: All conditions in place to expand cooperation with Belarus
“The current vibrant exchange has political prerequisites and is based on historical friendship between our peoples. Fidel Castro, Raul Castro and Aleksandr Lukashenko played a very important role in it. Our economies are complementary”...
25 Oct 2019
Belarus vows to work hard to develop Eurasian Economic Union as presiding country Belarus vows to work hard to develop Eurasian Economic Union as presiding country
According to the prime minister, there has been a thorough dialogue at the level of heads of government of the Eurasian Economic Union member states this year to discuss the most complicated issues sincerely and as specifically as possible...
25 Oct 2019
Belarus eager to secure national interests before joining WTO Belarus eager to secure national interests before joining WTO
Aleksandr Turchin noted that Belarus is intent on joining the WTO but results of making the move are more important than the desire to join the organization at any cost and as soon as possible...
25 Oct 2019
Tokayev: Belarus, Kazakhstan reach strategic agreements Tokayev: Belarus, Kazakhstan reach strategic agreements
The president of Kazakhstan stressed that his country is interested in increasing trade with Belarus, expanding humanitarian ties and interaction in international organizations...
25 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has always been a reliable partner for Kazakhstan Lukashenko: Belarus has always been a reliable partner for Kazakhstan
"Our relations with Kazakhstan go back decades, centuries. We have always been close, especially during the Soviet Union period. Our economies have always been complementary, which creates new opportunities for us today"...
23 Oct 2019
Opinion: Belarus spearheads effort to achieve SDGs in the region Opinion: Belarus spearheads effort to achieve SDGs in the region
“According to international experts, Belarus is spearheading the work towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the region. We rank 23rd among 162 countries on the Sustainable Development Index”...
23 Oct 2019
Cuban president views visit to Belarus as hugely important Cuban president views visit to Belarus as hugely important
“Belarus is one of the first countries I am visiting in the capacity of the President of the Republic of Cuba. This shows the priority we give to the relations with your country”...
23 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus will always be true friend of Cuba Lukashenko: Belarus will always be true friend of Cuba
The president emphasized that Belarus is closely watching Cuba as it is carrying out dramatic reforms of the economy and political system...
22 Oct 2019
Belarus’ landmark international initiatives laid out in Germany Belarus’ landmark international initiatives laid out in Germany
“Vladimir Makei laid out the foreign policy priorities of the Republic of Belarus and drew the audience's attention to a number of landmark international initiatives of the country's leadership, in particular, the launch of a broad international dialogue on security issues, the adoption of the declaration of responsible countries on the non-deployment of medium- and shorter-range missiles in Europe, the formation of the digital neighborhood belt”...
22 Oct 2019
Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ public service strives to keep up with times Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ public service strives to keep up with times
First Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Maksim Ryzhenkov said as he opened the international scientific and practical conference “Public Service: Current State and Development Prospects”...
21 Oct 2019
Opinion: Belarus, Slovakia have huge potential for advancing cooperation Opinion: Belarus, Slovakia have huge potential for advancing cooperation
“The growth rate and dynamics confirm that the potential for cooperation is huge and that we have only begun to explore some of the areas in which we could cooperate”...
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