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9 Nov 2016
Lukashenko congratulates Trump, expresses hope for normalization of relations with USA Lukashenko congratulates Trump, expresses hope for normalization of relations with USA
“Your victory shows that the American people are in favor of a policy based on honesty, responsibility, search for changes. Your active, sincere, and courageous position during the election campaign inspired the American society, returned it to true democracy”...
9 Nov 2016
Exchange of exhibitions viewed as important platform for Belarus-China cooperation Exchange of exhibitions viewed as important platform for Belarus-China cooperation
The representative of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Xue Jihai emphasized that Belarus and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region established a permanent exchange of exhibitions that present the economic potential and opportunities in culture and education of the two regions...
9 Nov 2016
Rapid development of Belarus’ cooperation with China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region noted Rapid development of Belarus’ cooperation with China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region noted
"Belarus and China have maintained friendly ties since the moment they established diplomatic relations. The visit of the Belarusian head of state to China in late September 2016 bolstered cooperation between our countries, expanded interaction in social and humanitarian affairs"...
9 Nov 2016
Belarus-China economic cooperation grows larger Belarus-China economic cooperation grows larger
Counsellor of the Embassy of China in Belarus Luo Zhanhui stressed that China and Belarus are good friends and partners. Belarus was one of the countries that had backed China’s One Belt One Road before anyone else. Belarus is also one of the key partners in this initiative...
9 Nov 2016
Ambassador: Belarus is to become an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt Ambassador: Belarus is to become an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt
“Belarus has an important strategic geographical position, connecting the biggest markets of the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union, providing access to the Baltic and Black Seas,” said Belarus’ Ambassador to Lithuania Alexander Korol in an interview with the Lithuanian business magazine Jura More Sea...
9 Nov 2016
Ananich names major events of Belarusian Language Day in 2017 Ananich names major events of Belarusian Language Day in 2017
The 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus and the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk will be the major events of Belarusian Language Day in 2017. The year 2017 will mark the 135th anniversary of the birth of such giants of the Belarusian literature as Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas...
9 Nov 2016
Belarusian Language Day in Polotsk to highlight 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus Belarusian Language Day in Polotsk to highlight 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus
"The 2017 Belarusian Language Day will be a special event because next year Belarus will mark the 500th anniversary of book printing in Belarus and the 1155th anniversary of Polotsk. These two events should be highlighted in the Belarusian Language Day concept”...
8 Nov 2016
U.S. diplomat says how U.S. president election may affect relations with Belarus U.S. diplomat says how U.S. president election may affect relations with Belarus
The Charge d’affaires Robert Riley stressed that he could not predict the outcome of the election, adding that all want to see improvement in the mutual relations of the two countries...
8 Nov 2016
Koltovich: Belarusian food products are popular in the CIS Koltovich: Belarusian food products are popular in the CIS
“Foreign partners like Belarusian products. Russians, Ukrainians and Kazakhs know that the Belarusian quality is high, and our products are welcome on all the CIS markets," Vladimir Koltovich said after the official opening ceremony of the international wholesale food industry exhibition Prodexpo 2016...
8 Nov 2016
IOM welcomes Belarus’ effort to accommodate Ukrainians fleeing conflict IOM welcomes Belarus’ effort to accommodate Ukrainians fleeing conflict
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said during a meeting with Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Yuri Ambrazevich...
8 Nov 2016
Lukashenko congratulates Ortega on reelection as Nicaragua President Lukashenko congratulates Ortega on reelection as Nicaragua President
“The Republic of Belarus is interested in the development of all-round ties with the Republic of Nicaragua, the search for new forms of cooperation in the economy, trade, and other sectors,” the message of greetings reads...
6 Nov 2016
Belarus’ transit and investment potential presented at 16+1 summit Belarus’ transit and investment potential presented at 16+1 summit
Belarus can be viewed as an intergrading element in the trade between the states of the European and Eurasian Unions, the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, Scandinavia and the Balkans, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said...
6 Nov 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus would like to participate in 16+1 initiative as an observer Kobyakov: Belarus would like to participate in 16+1 initiative as an observer
“We are ready for further active participation in similar and other events of the 16+1 format as an observer. We are confident that everyone will win from building common economic corridors in close association with the seaport infrastructure of the Baltic states,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
4 Nov 2016
Samarasinha: Belarus has good foundation for sustainable economic growth Samarasinha: Belarus has good foundation for sustainable economic growth
"The country has fulfilled all the Millennium Development Goals. Belarus is ranked 50th in the Human Development Index, surpassing Russia, Kazakhstan and many other countries. Over the last five years the poverty level in Belarus reduced to 5%”...
4 Nov 2016
International community welcomes liberalization of business processes in Belarus International community welcomes liberalization of business processes in Belarus
Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky noted that the effort of the government to create favorable conditions for investment in Belarus has already yielded results. The macroeconomic stabilization is the main of them...
4 Nov 2016
Mogilev Oblast Governor: Mill of Success forum expands the geography of its participants Mogilev Oblast Governor: Mill of Success forum expands the geography of its participants
“The forum has gathered representatives of 32 countries, which proves the interest of potential investors to Belarus in general and Mogilev Oblast in particular,” Mogilev Oblast Governor Vladimir Domanevsky said opening the 8th edition of the forum...
4 Nov 2016
Belarus President sends greetings to personnel of Brest Hero Fortress memorial Belarus President sends greetings to personnel of Brest Hero Fortress memorial
“The feat of the Brest Fortress defenders will be always remembered as an example of bravery of Soviet people, their love for the Homeland, and heroic resistance against the invaders. The soldiers of the Brest garrison became a symbol of genuine heroism, tenacity, and courage,” the head of state noted...
3 Nov 2016
Creating comfortable environment for investment and business named among Belarus’ priorities Creating comfortable environment for investment and business named among Belarus’ priorities
Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov said as he attended the Oktyabrsky Economic Forum. The forum participants expressed the view that for Belarus the economic growth is possible primarily through the improvement of the efficiency of manufacturing...
3 Nov 2016
Buzovsky: State investments in social sector foster long-term economic benefits Buzovsky: State investments in social sector foster long-term economic benefits
“When analyzing the economic processes in the region and the country as a whole, some perceive the social sector as cost-intensive. But if we take a bigger picture and calculate the economics of every particular social object, we will see that this sector is far from being costly and is in fact a revenue-bringing part of the budget”...
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"...
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