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26 Oct 2016
World Bank: Investors' interest in Belarus increasing World Bank: Investors' interest in Belarus increasing
Young Chul Kim emphasized that Belarus’ movement up in the Doing Business will be a good signal for investors. Macroeconomic indicators in the country have stabilized thanks to the consistent and thorough work of the government and the National Bank...
26 Oct 2016
Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal Park to enable new contacts between Belarus, Poland Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal Park to enable new contacts between Belarus, Poland
“The Augustow Canal is a beautiful place. It is very important for the Belarusian side to make it more accessible for foreign tourists. The approach will surely attract visitors," Marshal of Poland’s Podlaskie Voivodeship Jerzy Leszczynski said...
26 Oct 2016
Mammadov: Belarus is an important participant of integration processes in the region Mammadov: Belarus is an important participant of integration processes in the region
"The conference has become a good platform for the discussion of mounting modern challenges. It is needed to join efforts to work out the strategy of concerted efforts in these changing conditions. These issues are very important for Azerbaijan, too,” Sahib Mammadov said...
26 Oct 2016
UNAIDS welcomes Belarus' contribution to international efforts to end HIV/AIDS UNAIDS welcomes Belarus' contribution to international efforts to end HIV/AIDS
Michel Sidibe expressed his satisfaction with the current level of Belarus-UNAIDS cooperation and welcomed the concerted efforts of the country’s government to give an effective and sustainable domestic response to the problem of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis...
26 Oct 2016
Belarus, Russia named as pioneers of integration processes in post-Soviet space Belarus, Russia named as pioneers of integration processes in post-Soviet space
“Deep and productive integration with the closest neighbors was, is, and will be a natural way of development for Belarus,” the minister said. “Our closest neighbor and strategic partner is Russia, with which we were the pioneers of integration processes in the post-Soviet space”...
26 Oct 2016
CIS development in spotlight during international conference in Minsk CIS development in spotlight during international conference in Minsk
“I have to admit that in this time the Commonwealth went a long way of development and search for optimal forms of cooperation. The CIS is needed because it strives to achieve concrete results taking into account every member state,” believes Sergei Lebedev...
26 Oct 2016
Economy to top agenda of CIS Heads of Government meeting 28 October Economy to top agenda of CIS Heads of Government meeting 28 October
The CIS is a universal platform where the basic principle of free trade was initially formalized in a proper way. Any country that wants its products move freely can achieve this goal, the Prime Minister said...
26 Oct 2016
Belarus in favor of harmonious barrier-free community of economies from Lisbon to Vladivostok Belarus in favor of harmonious barrier-free community of economies from Lisbon to Vladivostok
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said when speaking at the international conference “Laying the foundation in the UNECE region for economic. Integration and sustainable development towards 2030”...
25 Oct 2016
Lukashenko urges to develop relations with Western Europe Lukashenko urges to develop relations with Western Europe
"The embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in general should not only represent the country abroad but also do their best to promote trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and other countries"...
24 Oct 2016
Hossein Entezami: Belarus plays a bigger role in the region Hossein Entezami: Belarus plays a bigger role in the region
"Belarus and Iran are similar because of their peace-loving foreign policy. The situation is as follows: everything can change very quickly. The activities of international regional organizations become more and more important. At the same time, it is obvious that even one person, one state can play a big role and have a considerable impact"...
24 Oct 2016
Belarus-Namibia tighter cooperation in agriculture, industry, education possible Belarus-Namibia tighter cooperation in agriculture, industry, education possible
“Southern Africa is quite an attractive region for Belarus as a promising and rapidly developing market. Today’s visit will lay down the necessary foundation, on which we will continue building fruitful interaction with Namibia in the spirit of mutual and comprehensive partnership,” concluded Andrei Kobyakov...
24 Oct 2016
Poland ready to cooperate with Belarus within China’s One Belt, One Road initiative Poland ready to cooperate with Belarus within China’s One Belt, One Road initiative
“Belarus for us is a kind of the gate to the East. We, in turn, are ready to be the gate to the West, first of all, from the economic viewpoint. This also includes China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. Here, we can develop mutually beneficial cooperation for our countries and nations,” noted Mateusz Morawiecki...
24 Oct 2016
Belarus, Poland encouraged to search for new forms of cooperation Belarus, Poland encouraged to search for new forms of cooperation
"Belarus will create favorable conditions for fruitful all-round cooperation and mutually beneficial interaction between Polish companies and their Belarusian partners"...
24 Oct 2016
Samarasinha: Belarus will implement all SDGs by 2030 Samarasinha: Belarus will implement all SDGs by 2030
“Belarus implemented the Millennium Development Goals. I am confident that the country will be able to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Belarus’ progress in the area will be marked by an annual tree planting event,” said Sanaka Samarasinha...
22 Oct 2016
Kocijancic: I have no doubt that the 2019 European Games will be a success Kocijancic: I have no doubt that the 2019 European Games will be a success
“Minsk has played host to many high-level sports events, such as the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the 2014 IIHF World Championship. The European Games may also take a special place in the sports history of your country. The city has excellent sports facilities"...
22 Oct 2016
Belarus’ PM promises top-level organization of European Games 2019 Belarus’ PM promises top-level organization of European Games 2019
“The EOC General Assembly in Minsk is an important event in the sport and social life of the country. You took the historic decision to award Belarus the right to host the Second European Games. The European Games in 2019 will be particularly important for athletes as the Games will be held one year prior to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo"...
21 Oct 2016
Azerbaijan NOC: Baku’s European Games experience will be useful for Belarus Azerbaijan NOC: Baku’s European Games experience will be useful for Belarus
"We will be happy to help Minsk organize this sport forum. I offered this help when I met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko today. We agreed to keep in touch as soon as the organizing committee is set up. If necessary, specialists from Azerbaijan will come to Minsk to help,” said Chingiz Huseynzade...
21 Oct 2016
Janez Kocijancic: Second European Games in Minsk will unite athletes of Europe Janez Kocijancic: Second European Games in Minsk will unite athletes of Europe
“I am confident that Belarus will host the European Games at a proper level. The Games will be a good rehearsal before the Tokyo Summer Olympics and will help unite European athletes,” noted Janez Kocijancic...
21 Oct 2016
EOC suggested to develop additional education program for retired athletes EOC suggested to develop additional education program for retired athletes
"It is important to create conditions for athletes and help them stay afloat after their retirement. I would like to reiterate that they are very talented people and everything possible should be done to keep them in the sport industry. They should be provided with an opportunity to become coaches, managers, sports specialists,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
21 Oct 2016
Lukashenko calls for more transparency in WADA Lukashenko calls for more transparency in WADA
"Belarus stands for clean sport. But collective responsibility is not the best option. Suspending entire teams from the Olympics is unjustified and counterproductive. The punishment for violations should be selective and unavoidable rather than generalized and hasty"...
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