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15 Jul 2016
Belarus commended for constructive work in UNICEF Executive Board Belarus commended for constructive work in UNICEF Executive Board
Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Anthony Lake commended the constructive and active work of Belarus as a member of the UNICEF Executive Board as he met with Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov in New York...
14 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Thanks to Slavonic Bazaar, the world got to know about Belarus Lukashenko: Thanks to Slavonic Bazaar, the world got to know about Belarus
"The festival has uncovered hundreds of talents, young singers and turned the city of Vitebsk into a modern Belarusian capital of culture and the world’s capital of festivals hosting the headquarters of World Association of Festivals. Slavonic Bazaar draws thousands of tourists to Belarus, promotes the country’s positive image and contributes to economic recovery"...
14 Jul 2016
Putin: Slavonic Bazaar promotes trust and understanding among Slavic peoples Putin: Slavonic Bazaar promotes trust and understanding among Slavic peoples
"Its importance for the development of international humanitarian cooperation could not be overestimated, and, of course, of particular value are the organizers’ efforts aimed at supporting gifted young people who make their first steps into the world of big art," reads the message of greetings...
14 Jul 2016
Ambassador: Venezuela is open to any cultural projects with Belarus Ambassador: Venezuela is open to any cultural projects with Belarus
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Venezuela to Belarus Jose Joaquin Boggiano Pericchi told reporters at the opening of an exhibition commemorating Francisco de Miranda at the Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble...
14 Jul 2016
Bulgaria president: Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk shapes friendship and trust between nations Bulgaria president: Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk shapes friendship and trust between nations
“Today when a record high number of crises happens in the world, it is necessary to use the main values nurtured by culture as a bridge that the hope for a peaceful coexistence on our beautiful planet will walk along"...
14 Jul 2016
Kochanova: Prestige of Slavonic Bazaar is growing Kochanova: Prestige of Slavonic Bazaar is growing
“The 25th edition of the festival is held in the year when we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence of our country. This year has been also declared the Year of Culture in Belarus. Thanks to the personal support of the Belarusian President, the festival has turned into an international cultural forum"...
14 Jul 2016
Ananich: Slavonic Bazaar is a calling card of Belarus Ananich: Slavonic Bazaar is a calling card of Belarus
"For 25 years, the Republic of Belarus has been fulfilling the honorable mission “Through art – to peace and understanding,” Belarusian Information Minister Lilia Ananich said at the opening of the international press center...
13 Jul 2016
Sanremo Music Awards invites Slavonic Bazaar to work on joint projects Sanremo Music Awards invites Slavonic Bazaar to work on joint projects
“We already have a couple of ideas for joint projects. For instance, our festival can invite Italian performers to Belarus so that the Belarusian audience could get acquainted with them,” Michele Poma, the art director of the Italian festival, told reporters...
13 Jul 2016
Belarus against artificial exaggeration of human rights issues Belarus against artificial exaggeration of human rights issues
Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov attended the UN General Assembly high-level thematic debate entitled “UN@70 – Human Rights at the Center of the Global Agenda” convened by President of the 70th session of the General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft...
12 Jul 2016
Slovakia intends to assist Belarus-EU relations Slovakia intends to assist Belarus-EU relations
“On 1 July Slovakia assumed the Presidency in the Council of the European Union. We hope that we will be able to give traction to some issues concerning the relations between Brussels and Belarus, including the issues related to the treaty between your country and the EU"...
12 Jul 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus ready to find constructive approach to complex issues in cooperation with Russia Kobyakov: Belarus ready to find constructive approach to complex issues in cooperation with Russia
Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow...
12 Jul 2016
Lukashenko stresses need to take Belarus-China relations to the next level Lukashenko stresses need to take Belarus-China relations to the next level
"I have very close, friendly relations with China’s leadership, with the past one and especially with the incumbent head of state,” said the head of state as he appointed Kirill Rudy to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the People’s Republic of China...
12 Jul 2016
Cherkashina: Belarus needs to retain leading positions in rhythmic gymnastics in Rio Cherkashina: Belarus needs to retain leading positions in rhythmic gymnastics in Rio
“We are the leaders in rhythmic gymnastics. It is not only this year but in general. The Belarusian rhythmic gymnastics has a glorious history. We are always in the top, and should keep these positions. Making the first steps is easier mentally. You have less pressure. But when you have a medal history behind you, it is very difficult"...
12 Jul 2016
Mirnyi: Belarusian athletes will perform to the top of their abilities in Rio Mirnyi: Belarusian athletes will perform to the top of their abilities in Rio
“Everyone will fight till the last drop of sweat. I am sure that they will make every effort to perform to the top of their abilities,” famous Belarusian tennis player Olympic champion in mixed doubles Max Mirnyi...
12 Jul 2016
Belarus still considering letting in foreigners without visas for sanatorium treatment Belarus still considering letting in foreigners without visas for sanatorium treatment
The official mentioned a heightened interest of foreigners in health improvement opportunities in Belarus. In January-June 2016 Belarusian sanatoriums welcomed over 95,000 foreigners, up from 79,000 guests in the same period of last year...
12 Jul 2016
Low maternal mortality probability rate in Belarus pointed out Low maternal mortality probability rate in Belarus pointed out
“We’ve received a published report from our representative office in Geneva: we are ahead of virtually all the countries of the world,” said Yelena Bogdan, Head of the Central Office for Medical Care Organization of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry...
11 Jul 2016
Makei urges diplomats to focus on addressing external economic tasks Makei urges diplomats to focus on addressing external economic tasks
“Let us take a different look at the situation, rethink it and elaborate new recipes for strengthening our positions on traditional markets and prospects of developing new ones,” said the minister at a seminar for heads of diplomatic missions and consular establishments...
9 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: The secret behind Belarusians’ peacefulness is in cherishing the treasures of the past Lukashenko: The secret behind Belarusians’ peacefulness is in cherishing the treasures of the past
“The respect to both the culture and artistic achievements of other peoples is a national feature of Belarusians. We cherish the treasures of the past and are deeply interested in the art of our neighbors,” said the head of the state...
8 Jul 2016
Belarus in favor of direct, unmediated dialogue with all partners, including NATO Belarus in favor of direct, unmediated dialogue with all partners, including NATO
"We stand for constructive collaboration between NATO and Belarus, NATO and Russia, between all integration blocs (economic, military and political ones) to jointly respond to many regional security challenges”...
7 Jul 2016
Alexandriya gearing up for Kupala Night Festival Alexandriya gearing up for Kupala Night Festival
“The event will feature a busy cultural program with many different creative projects and activities. We are sure that the guests will see here genuine hospitality of the region, and will have only good impressions of their visit,” the Governor said...
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