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22 Jun 2016
Export promotion named among key foreign policy goals Export promotion named among key foreign policy goals
“First and foremost, we must recover the volume of export to the Russian Federation. We should seek to ensure comfortable conditions for our economic entities on the Russian market with no barriers, restrictions and exceptions. These are the goals the head of state talked about,” The Ambassador said...
22 Jun 2016
Karic: Belarus’ investment climate is attractive to foreign businesses Karic: Belarus’ investment climate is attractive to foreign businesses
"Belarus’ leadership has chosen the right policy to enhance the investment appeal of the country. Chinese, Serbian, Iranian, Latvian and Polish businessmen are working in Belarus. Strong cooperation ties have been developed with Russia"...
22 Jun 2016
MOST program believed to reflect Belarus-EU cooperation dynamics MOST program believed to reflect Belarus-EU cooperation dynamics
"The European Union is proud of getting the project implemented now. MOST is an opportunity for interpersonal contacts between member states of the Eastern Partnership Initiative and the European Union. Belarus is the only Eastern Partnership Initiative country that takes part in the project,” said Philippe Bernhard...
22 Jun 2016
China Ambassador: Belarus is an island of stability in Eurasia China Ambassador: Belarus is an island of stability in Eurasia
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming said when speaking at the 5th Belarusian People’s Congress...
22 Jun 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: Belarus plays a God-given peacemaking role Metropolitan Pavel: Belarus plays a God-given peacemaking role
"In light of the tragic events in the neighboring country, Minsk became a platform for peacemaking initiatives. It is here, in Belarus, that the settlement is being sought to the most difficult international problems"...
22 Jun 2016
Instructions given to create over 250,000 new jobs in Belarus in 2016-2020 Instructions given to create over 250,000 new jobs in Belarus in 2016-2020
“Encouragement of business initiative should become a driving force in the restoration of the economic growth and creation of new jobs,” the President stressed...
22 Jun 2016
Lukashenko: Peace in Belarus through people's unity Lukashenko: Peace in Belarus through people's unity
The head of state noted that the unity of the nation and mobilization of all its forces are the things needed to weather difficult times and even prevent them, maintain peace in the country and save the country itself...
22 Jun 2016
Belarus strongly opposes any attempts to rewrite history of Great Patriotic War Belarus strongly opposes any attempts to rewrite history of Great Patriotic War
"Caring for war veterans has been one of the priorities of Belarus’ social policy. “In Belarus there are about 9,000 monuments, memorials, and mass graves. They are included in the military-historical itineraries and excursions, but the main thing is that they are a sacred place of remembrance of the dead, an eternal reminder of how valuable peace is", Ambassador Igor Petrishenko said...
21 Jun 2016
Dyusembayev: Brest Fortress symbolizes the heroism of Soviet people Dyusembayev: Brest Fortress symbolizes the heroism of Soviet people
First Deputy Governor of Atyrau Oblast of Kazakhstan Gumar Dyusembayev told...
21 Jun 2016
Chernik: Belarus and Russia enjoy close cooperation in culture Chernik: Belarus and Russia enjoy close cooperation in culture
Belarus’ Deputy Culture Minister Vasily Chernik said during a briefing in Moscow on 21 June ahead of the opening of the Days of Belarusian Culture in Russia...
21 Jun 2016
OSCE/ODIHR lauds Belarus’ progress in gender equality OSCE/ODIHR lauds Belarus’ progress in gender equality
“Speaking about gender equality, Belarus sets a positive example in this respect,” Marcin Walecki said. He pointed out that the country has a strong social policy aimed at women’s empowerment. He also emphasized that fact that the 2015 presidential election featured a female candidate...
21 Jun 2016
Belarus expects specific discussion about new IMF country program soon Belarus expects specific discussion about new IMF country program soon
“We are interested in the program but we have to take a closer look at our economic development. That’s just what we are doing together with partners from the International Monetary Fund,” said Vladimir Zinovsky...
21 Jun 2016
Shchetkina: Belarus makes great progress towards gender equality Shchetkina: Belarus makes great progress towards gender equality
"It became possible thanks to the gender planning policy, including the consistent implementation of the national action plans to ensure gender equality"...
19 Jun 2016
Lukashenko: Miss Belarus will shape the image of the country Lukashenko: Miss Belarus will shape the image of the country
“Admiration of beauty, harmony, and perfection is the foundation of culture, especially of our spiritual Belarusian culture. Women’s beauty is one of the most miraculous and amazing creations of nature”...
17 Jun 2016
Belarus President promises no price increases after redenomination Belarus President promises no price increases after redenomination
“There will be no price growth in connection with the forthcoming redenomination in Belarus. I promise you this. Heads will roll if someone will try to take advantage of this technological process (this is a purely technical event),” the President said...
16 Jun 2016
Economic development, regional security named CEI priorities for coming years Economic development, regional security named CEI priorities for coming years
We believe that in the current conditions the CEI activity should be mainly focused on supporting sustainable economic development and building mutual relations between our countries as the main preconditions for regional security, stability and unity.
16 Jun 2016
Belarus calls for exemptions-free trade, common energy market in EEU Belarus calls for exemptions-free trade, common energy market in EEU
"This policy would positively affect the mutual relations with foreign countries, promote a stable and predictable economic environment, attract investment resources and new technologies to the region, and create joint products competitive both on the domestic and foreign markets,” the Belarusian Ambassador said...
16 Jun 2016
Lukashenko stresses political importance of well-organized redenomination Lukashenko stresses political importance of well-organized redenomination
“I was reported that the National Bank and the government have done a lot to ensure a calm transition to the new money. People are waiting for it. This is important for everyone,” the President said. “Therefore, it is a big event, even from the political point of view. And it should be well organized”...
15 Jun 2016
Cancer treatment in Belarus meets world standards Cancer treatment in Belarus meets world standards
Only new-generation medications are used to treat cancer. Nearly 60% of pharmaceutical drugs used in chemotherapy are made in Belarus...
15 Jun 2016
Austrian companies eager to invest in Belarusian economy Austrian companies eager to invest in Belarusian economy
Vienna Vice Mayor Johann Gudenus told at the Belarusian-Austrian business forum...
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