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24 May 2016
Potupchik: Belarus is open to international community in NPP construction Potupchik: Belarus is open to international community in NPP construction
"Belarus is building the safest nuclear power station in the world. When choosing the project, Belarus paid special attention to safety. We have thoroughly analyzed every stage of the project to build the NPP, including such issues as site screening, development of the infrastructure and legal framework, personnel training, organization of the construction process"...
24 May 2016
Lukashenko: Culture should be an important factor of understanding between nations Lukashenko: Culture should be an important factor of understanding between nations
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the participants and guests of the 13th international festival Moscow Meets Friends...
23 May 2016
Makei: The Vatican has played a big role in improving Belarus-EU relations Makei: The Vatican has played a big role in improving Belarus-EU relations
In his words, the Vatican is a very important partner for Belarus. This state backed the strengthening of Belarus' independence and sovereignty and also promoted this in every possible way...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko explains his motives for visiting Italy, Vatican Lukashenko explains his motives for visiting Italy, Vatican
“Italy has always supported us the most difficult times. Italy and the Vatican (and I thanked them for it) have done a lot to establish normal relations between Belarus and the European Union," Belarus President explained in an interview with journalists...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko: It is high time for the Pope of Rome to meet the Patriarch in Belarus Lukashenko: It is high time for the Pope of Rome to meet the Patriarch in Belarus
“Everything is in God’s hands. With his blessing, the hierarchs of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches will meet on the Belarusian land. I think Muslims, Jews and representatives of other confessions will be invited too,” said the President...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko about Pope Francis: We are ideologically the same Lukashenko about Pope Francis: We are ideologically the same
"We share similar principles and views on the world order, development. The principles I stick to as the President are the same with the principles of Pope Francis"...
20 May 2016
Belarus PM in favor of tight schedule for preparing Eurasian Economic Union’s Customs Code Belarus PM in favor of tight schedule for preparing Eurasian Economic Union’s Customs Code
Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement in his speech during the session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Yerevan...
20 May 2016
Governor: Gomel Economic Forum opens door for foreign business to the region Governor: Gomel Economic Forum opens door for foreign business to the region
“All in all 67 documents worth more than $1.5 billion have been signed. Currently, two-thirds of them have been completed or are in progress,” Chairman of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee Vladimir Dvornik said when addressing the forum...
20 May 2016
German businessman: Belarus underrated in the West as investment destination German businessman: Belarus underrated in the West as investment destination
“From the point of view of a foreign citizen who has been working here for 4 years, I can say that all conditions for doing successful business are in place here,” said Byr Energy Efficiency Generation company's representative Torsten Merkel...
20 May 2016
EU Commissioner: Belarus complies with nuclear safety standards EU Commissioner: Belarus complies with nuclear safety standards
"The European Commission and Minsk actively cooperate in the area. Belarus takes all recommendations into account,” EU Commissioner from Lithuania Vytenis Andriukaitis stated...
20 May 2016
Days of Riga in Minsk aimed at bolstering ties Days of Riga in Minsk aimed at bolstering ties
Chairman of the Minsk City Council of Deputies Vasily Panasyuk said as he met with an official delegation of the Latvian capital headed by Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs...
19 May 2016
Pakistan seeks cooperation with higher education institutions of Belarus Pakistan seeks cooperation with higher education institutions of Belarus
"The Belarusian State Technological University stands out with the level of training specialists in technological majors. We will consider cooperation in sending our postgraduates to the Belarusian National Technological University”...
19 May 2016
Belarus president deems Georgia’s, Ukraine’s return to CIS possible Belarus president deems Georgia’s, Ukraine’s return to CIS possible
“We should get them back. There are too many people over there, who are ready to cooperate with us,” added the President. According to the Belarusian head of state, forcing them to do it is not a good idea but calling them to return is. “We should not lose these republics”...
19 May 2016
Belarus calls for intensification of international efforts to combat trafficking in human beings Belarus calls for intensification of international efforts to combat trafficking in human beings
Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov attended the thematic meeting dedicated to combating violence against children, exploitation and trafficking in children as an honorable guest...
19 May 2016
Fitch: Belarus’ GDP per capita 40% greater than peer median Fitch: Belarus’ GDP per capita 40% greater than peer median
Reads the Fitch Ratings report “The Republic of Belarus 2016: review of the macroeconomic situation and the banking sector”...
19 May 2016
Mladek: Czechia ready to take part in modernization of Belarusian industry Mladek: Czechia ready to take part in modernization of Belarusian industry
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Jan Mladek told media ahead of the Belarusian-Czech business forum...
19 May 2016
Belarusian attack aircraft Su-25 lands on motorway at night first time ever Belarusian attack aircraft Su-25 lands on motorway at night first time ever
Belarusian pilots were the first ones in the world to land a Su-25 attack aircraft on a motorway at night, BelTA learned from Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov...
18 May 2016
Belarus PM: Dependence of the national economy on external factors must be reduced Belarus PM: Dependence of the national economy on external factors must be reduced
In his words, the Belarus government intends to diversify export by 2020 in a way to ship one third to the Eurasian Economic Union, another third to the European Union, and another third to other countries, including countries of the so-called distant arc...
18 May 2016
Belarus extremely interested in cooperation with Saudi Arabia Belarus extremely interested in cooperation with Saudi Arabia
“Belarus is extremely serious about cooperation with Saudi Arabia because it understands that Saudi Arabia is a very influential country in its region and a major international player"...
18 May 2016
Belarusian Parliament attaches great importance to cooperation with PACE Belarusian Parliament attaches great importance to cooperation with PACE
“The National Assembly of Belarus stays committed to the universal electoral procedures and attaches great importance to all-round cooperation with PACE, OSCE and other international organizations"...
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