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3 Nov 2016
CoE welcomes Belarus’ commitment to implementation of joint projects CoE welcomes Belarus’ commitment to implementation of joint projects
“Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) is an expression of the joint willingness of the Council of Europe and the EU to work together in the Eastern Partnership region, to promote values in part of human rights and democratic governance. This is a three-year program designed to run in 2015-2017. We believe that the second phase of the program for 2018-2020 will be approved"...
3 Nov 2016
Belarus in favor of integration between EEU and SCO Belarus in favor of integration between EEU and SCO
“In part of economic interaction, we fully share the idea of the Russian partners to promote closer integration between the EEU and the SCO,” the Prime Minister said. According to him, this approach is supported by Belarus and is in tune with the initiative of “integration of integrations”...
2 Nov 2016
Opinion: Public diplomacy promotes friendship between countries Opinion: Public diplomacy promotes friendship between countries
Belarus’ Consul General to Shanghai Valery Matsel said at a press conference that was held at the Center of Belarus in East China Normal University. Attending the press conference were three Belarusians who are planning a round-the-world trip. Participants of the Begoonok project are the Begun family, mother Yekaterina and daughters Alisa and Elizabeth..
2 Nov 2016
Red Cross eager to continue cooperation with Belarus Red Cross eager to continue cooperation with Belarus
The Red Cross representative spoke in glowing terms about efforts of the commission on implementing international humanitarian law under the aegis of the Belarusian government. Oleg Slizhevsky is the commission’s chairman. Magne Barth expressed hope that this constructive cooperation would continue...
2 Nov 2016
Opinion: Consistent state policy contributes to interethnic peace in Belarus Opinion: Consistent state policy contributes to interethnic peace in Belarus
“The main factor of inter-ethnic stability is the consistent ethnic policy of the Belarusian state. This is the policy which does not create differences between citizens of our state on national or religious grounds, but leads to stability and interethnic peace,” Georgy Yeghiazaryan said...
2 Nov 2016
Cooperation between Belarusian, Russian defense ministries successful in 2016 Cooperation between Belarusian, Russian defense ministries successful in 2016
“The plan on cooperation in 2016 has been fulfilled successfully while the military personnel of the two countries have learned how to respond together to changes in the military and political situation in the Eastern Europe region”...
2 Nov 2016
Lewis expects no easy games at Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia Lewis expects no easy games at Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia
“A lot of young players have been called for the November training camp. They must understand what level they need to play at in the national team. We teach them our playing system. There will be no easy games at the forthcoming tournament in Slovenia. All the rivals are equally strong. Players gain useful experience from playing under pressure”...
2 Nov 2016
Better valuation practices named important for Belarusian economy Better valuation practices named important for Belarusian economy
“Since such activities are related to various branches of the economy, national approaches to valuation, which are based on international standards, allow securing a considerable economic effect in addition to reducing financial risks”...
2 Nov 2016
Belarus seeks closer cooperation with SCO in international legal assistance Belarus seeks closer cooperation with SCO in international legal assistance
The relevant information was posted on the website of the ministry after Justice Minister Oleg Slizhevsky took part in the fourth meeting of the Justice Ministers of the SCO Member States in Kazakhstan...
1 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus’ doors are always open for UAE Lukashenko: Belarus’ doors are always open for UAE
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement on 1 November as he met with Vice President, Prime Minister and Defense Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...
31 Oct 2016
Belarus President expresses condolences over passing of Vladimir Zeldin Belarus President expresses condolences over passing of Vladimir Zeldin
The head of state noted that a talented and very popular actor, sincere and charismatic person passed away. “Vladimir Mikhailovich [Zeldin] lived an eventful creative life and left a bright mark in the history of the Soviet and Russian theater and cinema,” the message reads...
31 Oct 2016
New EBRD’s strategy opens up new international capital market opportunities for Belarus New EBRD’s strategy opens up new international capital market opportunities for Belarus
First Deputy Economy Minister of Belarus Alexander Zaborovsky said...
30 Oct 2016
Qatar invited to enhance investment cooperation with Belarus Qatar invited to enhance investment cooperation with Belarus
"Belarus has made a number of proposals to the Qatari authorities. These proposals will be studied in the near future. A Qatari delegation plans to visit Belarus soon to discuss the possibility of promoting our investment cooperation,” Vladimir Makei said...
30 Oct 2016
Qatar and Belarus can work together in many areas Qatar and Belarus can work together in many areas
“I am happy to see a delegation from Belarus in Qatar and to have an opportunity to explore the areas for cooperation. For me, as businessman, it is very interesting to follow these events here in Qatar. There are many areas for Belarus and Qatar to work together and contribute to the economic growth of the two countries,” said Dr. Khalid M. Al-Ali...
29 Oct 2016
Belarus, Qatar explore new forms of financial interaction Belarus, Qatar explore new forms of financial interaction
"The Development Bank of Belarus is about to sign an agreement with the Qatar Development Bank which provides loans on very favorable terms to projects aimed at development. “This means that we will be able to attract, on very favorable terms, loans for those projects which are financed by the Development Bank of Belarus," Roman Golovchenko said...
28 Oct 2016
Lebedev: CIS is still in demand Lebedev: CIS is still in demand
“Results of the session confirm that the Commonwealth of Independent States looks far ahead. I was glad to hear from the heads of the delegations and during the meeting with the Belarus president that the CIS is still in demand and the fact is confirmed with deeds”...
28 Oct 2016
Kobyakov: Minsk has always been at the heart of CIS integration processes Kobyakov: Minsk has always been at the heart of CIS integration processes
“Minsk has been at the heart of integration processes for 25 years already,” stressed the Prime Minister. “I am convinced that today’s session will add new milestones to the advancement of integration in the Commonwealth of Independent States"...
28 Oct 2016
CEI: Belarus has great potential to fulfill its CEI presidency duties CEI: Belarus has great potential to fulfill its CEI presidency duties
“This decision is very important both politically and from a strategic point of view, since it opens up many new opportunities for the development of cooperation. Belarus has great potential to fulfill its CEI presidency duties in 2017,” CEI Alternate Secretary General Margot Klestil-Loeffler said...
28 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: Minsk honors its commitments of peaceful talks venue Lukashenko: Minsk honors its commitments of peaceful talks venue
The President also noted that these days the Belarusian capital has become a venue of international meetings. On 27 October it hosted the EEU intergovernmental meting...
27 Oct 2016
Shamko: Belarus will ease visa rules ahead of 2019 European Games Shamko: Belarus will ease visa rules ahead of 2019 European Games
“We accumulated a wealth of experience during the 2014 worlds. We will involve qualified personnel during the Second European Games in Belarus. As was the case two years ago, all participants and fans will face a much simpler visa application process to enter our country during the European Games. We will try to maximize the experience we gained during the Ice Hockey World Championship”...
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