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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...
10 Nov 2016
Mark Formelle Director: Turkish companies do their best to meet expectations of Belarus' partners Mark Formelle Director: Turkish companies do their best to meet expectations of Belarus' partners
Andrei Serikov believes that the experience of Turkish companies is worth emulating in every possible way. They have shown tremendous growth over the last 20 years...
9 Nov 2016
Lukashenko congratulates Trump, expresses hope for normalization of relations with USA Lukashenko congratulates Trump, expresses hope for normalization of relations with USA
“Your victory shows that the American people are in favor of a policy based on honesty, responsibility, search for changes. Your active, sincere, and courageous position during the election campaign inspired the American society, returned it to true democracy”...
9 Nov 2016
Exchange of exhibitions viewed as important platform for Belarus-China cooperation Exchange of exhibitions viewed as important platform for Belarus-China cooperation
The representative of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Xue Jihai emphasized that Belarus and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region established a permanent exchange of exhibitions that present the economic potential and opportunities in culture and education of the two regions...
9 Nov 2016
Rapid development of Belarus’ cooperation with China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region noted Rapid development of Belarus’ cooperation with China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region noted
"Belarus and China have maintained friendly ties since the moment they established diplomatic relations. The visit of the Belarusian head of state to China in late September 2016 bolstered cooperation between our countries, expanded interaction in social and humanitarian affairs"...
9 Nov 2016
Belarus-China economic cooperation grows larger Belarus-China economic cooperation grows larger
Counsellor of the Embassy of China in Belarus Luo Zhanhui stressed that China and Belarus are good friends and partners. Belarus was one of the countries that had backed China’s One Belt One Road before anyone else. Belarus is also one of the key partners in this initiative...
9 Nov 2016
Ambassador: Belarus is to become an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt Ambassador: Belarus is to become an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt
“Belarus has an important strategic geographical position, connecting the biggest markets of the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union, providing access to the Baltic and Black Seas,” said Belarus’ Ambassador to Lithuania Alexander Korol in an interview with the Lithuanian business magazine Jura More Sea...
9 Nov 2016
Ananich names major events of Belarusian Language Day in 2017 Ananich names major events of Belarusian Language Day in 2017
The 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus and the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk will be the major events of Belarusian Language Day in 2017. The year 2017 will mark the 135th anniversary of the birth of such giants of the Belarusian literature as Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas...
9 Nov 2016
Belarusian Language Day in Polotsk to highlight 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus Belarusian Language Day in Polotsk to highlight 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus
"The 2017 Belarusian Language Day will be a special event because next year Belarus will mark the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus and the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk. These two events should be highlighted in the Belarusian Language Day concept”...
8 Nov 2016
U.S. diplomat says how U.S. president election may affect relations with Belarus U.S. diplomat says how U.S. president election may affect relations with Belarus
The Charge d’affaires Robert Riley stressed that he could not predict the outcome of the election, adding that all want to see improvement in the mutual relations of the two countries...
8 Nov 2016
Koltovich: Belarusian food products are popular in the CIS Koltovich: Belarusian food products are popular in the CIS
“Foreign partners like Belarusian products. Russians, Ukrainians and Kazakhs know that the Belarusian quality is high, and our products are welcome on all the CIS markets," Vladimir Koltovich said after the official opening ceremony of the international wholesale food industry exhibition Prodexpo 2016...
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