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16 Jul 2019
Belarus’ draft youth policy strategy until 2030 ready Belarus’ draft youth policy strategy until 2030 ready
“Belarus has already drawn up the draft strategy for youth policy until 2030,” the minister said. According to him, the conceptual approaches of the document can be used in the strategy for youth integration in the Union State...
16 Jul 2019
Belarus MFA optimistic about Belarusian-Russian talks in St. Petersburg Belarus MFA optimistic about Belarusian-Russian talks in St. Petersburg
According to Vladimir Makei, the parties view some issues differently. “I think that during the meeting it will be possible to narrow these differences and work out a common understanding of what the process of further integration should look like”...
15 Jul 2019
Belarus-Switzerland relations reach new heights Belarus-Switzerland relations reach new heights
Aleksandr Turchin said he was confident that active contacts between the countries will continue. The elevation of the Swiss diplomatic mission in Belarus up to the embassy will contribute to it among other things...
15 Jul 2019
Ambassador: Authority of Minsk negotiations venue is very high in Ukraine Ambassador: Authority of Minsk negotiations venue is very high in Ukraine
The ambassador recalled the recent address of President Volodymyr Zelensky with a proposal to hold talks on the situation in Ukraine in Minsk. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about the possibility to hold such a meeting several times...
15 Jul 2019
MFA highlights importance of economic agenda for Belarusian embassies MFA highlights importance of economic agenda for Belarusian embassies
"Our main task is to advance Belarusian goods and services to foreign markets. The situation on the foreign trade front has not become easier since our last year's meeting. It will not get easier"...
15 Jul 2019
Turchin: Belarus seeks to keep agricultural subsidies after WTO entry Turchin: Belarus seeks to keep agricultural subsidies after WTO entry
"I am sure we will be able to uphold the positions regarding the current volume of agricultural subsidies in the country, or maybe even higher volumes. We have some reserves where we can make concessions but we see the red lines that we cannot cross"...
12 Jul 2019
Ambassador: France intends to develop cooperation with Belarus in matters of European stability Ambassador: France intends to develop cooperation with Belarus in matters of European stability
“As evidenced by the growing political dialogue, Belarus is a partner whose independence and sovereignty we support and with whom we want to strengthen cooperation, especially in matters relating to European stability”...
12 Jul 2019
Vietnam thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to security, peace in region Vietnam thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to security, peace in region
"Vietnam always thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to ensuring security and peace in the region. Vietnam and Belarus have maintained active cooperation for many years. Both sides now continue developing and strengthening constructive interaction in all fields"...
12 Jul 2019
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as important culturological platform for Belarus-Russia union Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as important culturological platform for Belarus-Russia union
“In any sphere it is an important to have an effective tool to achieve practical goals. Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk is such a tool in the sphere of culture of Belarus and Russia”...
11 Jul 2019
Putin: Slavianski Bazaar enriches the cultural life of many countries Putin: Slavianski Bazaar enriches the cultural life of many countries
"The festival is famous for its good creative traditions, the atmosphere of friendship and creativity. Every year popular singers, actors, musicians and dancers perform at concert venues of hospitable Vitebsk"...
11 Jul 2019
Makei: Bielski partisans group is vivid example of Jews’ fight against invaders Makei: Bielski partisans group is vivid example of Jews’ fight against invaders
In his opening remarks Vladimir Makei noted that during the Second World War, the Jews were not only victims but also warriors, partisans and underground movement members, heroes who fought with weapons in their hands against the extermination of their people and other peoples...
11 Jul 2019
Belarus ready for compromises on way to WTO without hurting national interests Belarus ready for compromises on way to WTO without hurting national interests
Aleksandr Turchin informed participants of the meeting about the development of the Belarusian economy, about the headway made on the way to joining the WTO, and about results achieved since the previous meeting of the working party in February 2019...
11 Jul 2019
Ambassador: Preparation of Lukashenko’s visit to Latvia continues Ambassador: Preparation of Lukashenko’s visit to Latvia continues
According to him, it would be advisable to prepare good economic contracts for the top-level visit which could serve as an added incentive for the development of trade and economic relations between the two countries...
10 Jul 2019
Wiktorin: New head of EU Delegation to Belarus will continue constructive dialogue Wiktorin: New head of EU Delegation to Belarus will continue constructive dialogue
“I am sure that the trajectory towards cooperation, which we set in the last four years, towards openness and constructive dialogue will remain in place after I leave office here,” Andrea Wiktorin said...
9 Jul 2019
Union State Permanent Committee ready to discuss integration together with joint taskforce Union State Permanent Committee ready to discuss integration together with joint taskforce
At the meeting the Belarusian president, who is also the chairman of the Supreme State Council, instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to address the issue of the Permanent Committee’s participation in the operation of the Belarusian-Russian taskforce...
9 Jul 2019
No plans for secret deal between presidents of Belarus, Russia No plans for secret deal between presidents of Belarus, Russia
"We are not going to make some secret decisions on Valaam. It was a proposal of the Russian president. It is a sacred place of the Russian Orthodox Church. I just have to visit the place"...
9 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: It is important to address current issues in Belarus-Russia relations Lukashenko: It is important to address current issues in Belarus-Russia relations
"For example, the access to the Russian market has been closed for some 80 Belarusian enterprises by Rosselkhoznadzor or some other agency, or the government. Most likely the government"...
9 Jul 2019
Integration to head agenda of Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions Integration to head agenda of Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
The forum is important because the issues of integration will be discussed at the highest level prior and during the forum, Mikhail Myasnikovich noted. In this regard, he asked Belarusian participants to prepare the proposals within their terms of reference...
8 Jul 2019
European youth eager to cooperate with Belarusian BRSM Youth Union European youth eager to cooperate with Belarusian BRSM Youth Union
These days the BRSM delegation is taking part the European Youth Forum Enter! Youth Week organized by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France)...
8 Jul 2019
Lukashenko supports Zelensky’s offer to hold talks in Minsk Lukashenko supports Zelensky’s offer to hold talks in Minsk
Our president absolutely supports Volodymyr Zelensky’s offer. This position remains unchanged: you cannot look at each other through the scope of a weapon. You need to sit down at the negotiating table and address numerous pending issues...
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