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22 Jun 2017
Call for joint efforts in CEI to address challenges and threats Call for joint efforts in CEI to address challenges and threats
“We are glad to see how much attention your country pays to this interregional organization, this initiative that has gathered us here. We live in a more complex and interconnected world, and all the countries of one region face the same challenges and complex problems. The world changes on a daily basis, and the problems that we are faced with also mutate," said Igor Crnadak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina...
22 Jun 2017
Lukashenko calls on CEI countries to build bridges between integration associations Lukashenko calls on CEI countries to build bridges between integration associations
“At present this organization unites countries partaking in various integration associations and formats. We must use this factor in full. That is why Belarus’ presidency is aimed at promoting connectivity in a Wider Europe,” Alexander Lukashenko explained...
22 Jun 2017
Makei: Belarus welcomes Hungary’s willingness to intensify relations Makei: Belarus welcomes Hungary’s willingness to intensify relations
“We had short but very rich and fruitful negotiations. Our meetings at various international venues have already become a tradition. They are always very open, frank and constructive. We see Hungary’s systematic approach to develop further a foreign trade strategy of opening up toward the East and welcome its intention to intensify relations with Belarus”...
22 Jun 2017
Peter Szijjarto praises Belarus’ CEI presidency Peter Szijjarto praises Belarus’ CEI presidency
“I would like to congratulate Belarus on two occasions. First of all, Belarus does well with its duties at the CEI. Secondly, if we take a look at the recent achievements, we will see that they are significant,” he stressed...
21 Jun 2017
Baltic states named important foreign trade partners for Belarus Baltic states named important foreign trade partners for Belarus
“25 years of diplomatic relations is our common milestone. 25 years ago we made a step to determine our cooperation. We have reached a high level of mutual partnership,” Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Valentin Rybakov said...
21 Jun 2017
Guangchao Zhao: Tourism bring people of Belarus and China closer together Guangchao Zhao: Tourism bring people of Belarus and China closer together
“Tourism helps bring the two nations closer together, learn more about each other to step up cooperation in all the areas. We would like to see as many Belarusian tourists in Beijing as possible and are ready to assist an increase of tourist flows to Belarus”...
21 Jun 2017
Lavrov: Expo Russia Belarus helps unlock the trade and investment potential of the two countries Lavrov: Expo Russia Belarus helps unlock the trade and investment potential of the two countries
"I am confident that the demonstration of the achievements in different economic sectors and the mutually enriching exchange of experience will help us implement promising joint projects and will promote the further strengthening of the Russian-Belarusian cooperation”...
21 Jun 2017
Preparations for Belarus-Russia army exercise on schedule Preparations for Belarus-Russia army exercise on schedule
The Zapad 2017 exercise is scheduled to take place on 14-20 September. It will represent the final stage in this year’s joint training curriculum for the Belarusian and Russian armies. Such exercises are held every two years in Belarus or Russia by the decision of the heads of state...
21 Jun 2017
More companies to export Belarusian food to Ukraine More companies to export Belarusian food to Ukraine
"Belarus is intent on exporting more food to Ukraine. Ten companies are now authorized to export to Ukraine. It is now necessary to increase the number. It is necessary to discuss the matter with the Ukrainian side in detail and take concrete measures," said Belarusian First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Marinich...
20 Jun 2017
Poroshenko sees no alternative to Minsk agreements Poroshenko sees no alternative to Minsk agreements
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sees no alternative to the Minsk agreements. However, Ukraine is interested in the active participation of the United States in settling the conflict in the east of the country, the Ukrainian head of state told the media after his meetings in the White House...
20 Jun 2017
Belarus-EU agreement on readmission nearly ready Belarus-EU agreement on readmission nearly ready
Participants of the consultations agreed the text of the agreement on the whole. The provisions concerning the transition period, during which Belarus will not receive third-country citizens or stateless persons, who are subject to readmission, were preserved...
20 Jun 2017
Adult migrants from Ukraine to get free medical aid in Belarus as from 1 July Adult migrants from Ukraine to get free medical aid in Belarus as from 1 July
“In the past only kids could enjoy free medical aid of the emergency variety and the planned variety. Once the new law is in effect, adult Ukrainians, who have been granted protection in Belarus, will be able to get medical aid, too. Migrants from Ukraine represent the majority of those applying for protection"...
20 Jun 2017
Lukashenko, Andreichenko discuss preparations for OSCE PA session in Minsk Lukashenko, Andreichenko discuss preparations for OSCE PA session in Minsk
Special attention was paid to the preparations for the 26th Minsk summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. “I would like to know in detail about the status of our preparations. You have set up a commission and were supposed to define my role in this process so that I can plan my work schedule,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
19 Jun 2017
European nations encouraged to cooperate with Belarus European nations encouraged to cooperate with Belarus
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the importance of restoring trust between nations instead of establishing new dividing lines. The official also spoke in favor of advancing interaction between the European integration platform and the Eurasian one...
19 Jun 2017
Semashko: Belarusian specialists can help build NPPs abroad Semashko: Belarusian specialists can help build NPPs abroad
“Many Rosatom’s potential partners have said it openly to us that they would want our major construction companies (Gomelpromstroi, Grodnopromstroi, and others) participate in construction projects in other countries. It is important for us. We should be able to sell our services abroad"...
18 Jun 2017
Opinion: Belarus on par with UK, Germany, United States in terms of cancer services Opinion: Belarus on par with UK, Germany, United States in terms of cancer services
"Our specialists apply a multidisciplinary approach. It is when chemotherapists, surgeons and radiologists together determine the tactics and choose the treatment that will be the most effective for a particular patient"...
16 Jun 2017
Makei: Belarus seeks close partnership relations with the European Union Makei: Belarus seeks close partnership relations with the European Union
The minister noted that Belarus aims at diversifying the trade, economic, and political ties. “We would like to build close relations of partnership and friendship with the European Union, with the EU member states,” he added...
16 Jun 2017
Belarus satisfied with results of Espoo Convention meeting in Minsk Belarus satisfied with results of Espoo Convention meeting in Minsk
Belarusian First Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Iya Malkina pointed out that the majority of the delegations had an opportunity to discuss many issues, including those related to the impact of the Espoo Convention on the progress towards the sustainable development goals and the implementation of the international climate change agreements both in bilateral and multilateral format...
15 Jun 2017
Espoo Convention is designed for resolving disputes on mutually acceptable terms Espoo Convention is designed for resolving disputes on mutually acceptable terms
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Deputy Executive Secretary Andrei Vasilyev told the media on the sidelines of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention in Minsk...
15 Jun 2017
Alfa Group encouraged to expand its presence in Belarus Alfa Group encouraged to expand its presence in Belarus
“Taking into account our close relations, I mean the relations of Belarus and Russia, it is surprising that this powerful organization, this group like yours, with such financial opportunities does not have big presence in Belarus,” the head of state said at the meeting with Petr Aven, chairman of the board of ABH Holdings S.A...
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