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23 Dec 2016
Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine
"Belarus has always been committed to strengthening the good-neighborly relations with Ukraine. We share a centuries-long history and have very similar culture. Ukraine is one of the most important political, trading and economic partners for Belarus,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol...
23 Dec 2016
Lukashenko: More and more people around Belarus join Our Children campaign Lukashenko: More and more people around Belarus join Our Children campaign
“This is a special time when you want to do some good things, share joy and good humor with people around you. There is a saying “The way you spend New Year’s Eve is the way you will spend the rest of the year”. I want you to feel happy as you celebrate the arrival of the year 2017. I want every child to feel that they are loved and needed"...
22 Dec 2016
Opinion: Belarus and Ukraine share common history and culture Opinion: Belarus and Ukraine share common history and culture
Chairperson of the Presidium of the Belarusian Society of Friendship and Cultural Ties with Foreign Countries Nina Ivanova said at a meeting held in the House of Friendship to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Ukraine...
22 Dec 2016
MFA hopes for further constructive cooperation with foreign, Belarusian media MFA hopes for further constructive cooperation with foreign, Belarusian media
The Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs took stock of the country’s foreign political activity in 2016, noting that Belarus will continue promoting trust and friendly relations between the countries...
22 Dec 2016
Harstedt: Great cooperation between OSCE, Belarus Harstedt: Great cooperation between OSCE, Belarus
Vice President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, OSCE Special Coordinator for the parliamentary elections in Belarus Kent Harstedt said at a meeting with Belarusian MPs in Minsk...
22 Dec 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: We should learn to appreciate peace in Belarus Metropolitan Pavel: We should learn to appreciate peace in Belarus
“I wish that next year be peaceful, prosperous, and creative. I would also like to wish us the God's blessings. When looking around, seeing what is going on in the world, we need to learn to appreciate the peace that we have in the country. I wish that creative work help everyone, strengthens our spirits and makes our homeland stronger,” Metropolitan Pavel said...
21 Dec 2016
Makei: Minsk has become a symbol of important economic and political dialogue Makei: Minsk has become a symbol of important economic and political dialogue
“This art project From Lisbon via Minsk to Vladivostok started in Minsk, in the city that has recently become an iconic venue for international forums and meetings, a symbol of economic and political dialogue. Our exhibition will give the Minsk dialogue a new dimension, a dimension of art,” said Vladimir Makei...
21 Dec 2016
Kochanova sees working for people and country as her priority Kochanova sees working for people and country as her priority
“The principle of my work is in sync with the position of the head of state: to work for the people, for our country in order to achieve the goals we set. One does not need to be an ‘iron lady’ for this. It is enough to be a regular person able to achieve the set objectives”...
21 Dec 2016
Belarus, China enjoy steadily developing cultural ties Belarus, China enjoy steadily developing cultural ties
"Cooperation with China is among Belarus’ priorities. The Belarusian-Chinese humanitarian ties have been steadily developing, supported by trustworthy relationship between our states, common principles of the domestic and foreign policy,” said Boris Svetlov...
20 Dec 2016
Makei: Belarus views Georgia as friend, hopes to expand cooperation Makei: Belarus views Georgia as friend, hopes to expand cooperation
Vladimir Makei named the meeting a logic continuation of the contacts that the two countries have already established at the high and supreme levels. “Today we have discussed a wide range of issues related to the Belarusian-Georgian cooperation and shared opinions on collaboration in international organizations,” the minister said...
20 Dec 2016
Belarus determined to continue fruitful all-round cooperation with Iraq Belarus determined to continue fruitful all-round cooperation with Iraq
“We are determined to continue advancing our fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation with Iraq in various sectors. With joint efforts we will be able to take our bilateral cooperation onto the level to meet the countries’ potential, first of all, in the trade and economic sector,” said Valentin Rybakov...
20 Dec 2016
Surikov: Belarus food products are of highest quality Surikov: Belarus food products are of highest quality
The number of Belarusian companies whose access to the Russian market has been restricted is insignificant, Alexander Surikov believes. These are only 20 out of 600 suppliers. “The figure also points to the highest quality of Belarusian food products,” he said...
20 Dec 2016
Ambassador: Russia sees nothing wrong with Belarus’ improving relations with the West Ambassador: Russia sees nothing wrong with Belarus’ improving relations with the West
“Sovereign Belarus has been improving the relations with the European Union and the United States. We see nothing wrong in this. Moreover, we believe that building such relations on an equal mutually advantageous basis is long overdue due to the intransigent position of the West," Alexander Surikov noted...
20 Dec 2016
Economy to determine Belarusian electricity export to Lithuania Economy to determine Belarusian electricity export to Lithuania
"Belarus does its best to implement the nuclear power plant construction project. “We stay ready to export electricity to the Baltic states as long as the BRELL [Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania] power ring remains intact. If the countries are willing, they will naturally be able to get electricity,” added the Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister...
20 Dec 2016
Harstedt: OSCE/ODIHR seeks to work with Belarus in a spirit of cooperation Harstedt: OSCE/ODIHR seeks to work with Belarus in a spirit of cooperation
The OSCE does it best to be a constructive partner for Belarus. Kent Harstedt expressed opinion that the OSCE/ODIHR is working with Belarus in a cooperative manner...
20 Dec 2016
Belarus President calls for sincere talk with OSCE about elections Belarus President calls for sincere talk with OSCE about elections
“We need to honestly and sincerely say how we will act in these acute periods of the pre-election and election campaigns and how we will improve our election legislation. And you, I hope, will express your opinion about the elections. I think that I will be able to provide convincing facts to prove that the situation with the elections in Belarus is, first of all, not worse than in other countries"...
20 Dec 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for compromise with Russia on oil and gas Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for compromise with Russia on oil and gas
"The economic conditions should be comparable or, which is better, equal for all market participants. This will allow us to continue talking about four freedoms of the economic union"...
20 Dec 2016
Makei: Belarus strongly condemns terrorism and violence in any manifestation Makei: Belarus strongly condemns terrorism and violence in any manifestation
“We express our sincere condolences to the family of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov who died in the line of duty. The Russian diplomat did a lot for the establishment of peace in the Middle East. We wish prompt recovery to all those who have been injured in the attack,” the statement reads...
19 Dec 2016
Belarus, Malaysia urged to advance political dialogue Belarus, Malaysia urged to advance political dialogue
“Today Belarus and Malaysia have the necessary basis to promote the political dialogue, bolster trade and economic ties and cooperation in culture, science, education and healthcare. We have a huge untapped potential. We have concrete proposals and we are going to voice them today,” noted Vladimir Andreichenko...
18 Dec 2016
Ignacio Ybanez Rubio: Spain-Belarus relations grow stronger day by day Ignacio Ybanez Rubio: Spain-Belarus relations grow stronger day by day
“The image of Belarus is positive in Spain. I think that the relations between our countries in different areas grow stronger day by day. I hope that the image of Spain is also positive in your country. I am confident that we will continue expanding the bilateral relations. Belarus’ new embassy in Spain and, very soon, the Spanish embassy in Belarus, will promote our friendship,” said Ignacio Ybanez Rubio...
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