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15 Sep 2016
UNCHR: Forced migrants enjoy all kinds of assistance in Belarus UNCHR: Forced migrants enjoy all kinds of assistance in Belarus
"We should express gratitude to the Belarusian Government for assuming the additional burden, additional costs and making strenuous efforts to help forced migrants, including at the legislative level,” Jean-Yves Bouchardy said...
15 Sep 2016
Construction of Great Stone park ahead of schedule Construction of Great Stone park ahead of schedule
Anatoly Kalinin said the park is built quickly, efficiently and with the highest quality standards. He pointed out that some of the facilities that at the beginning of the year were only on the paper, have by now entered the final stage of their construction...
15 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Economic progress of CIS countries depends on depth of customs integration Lukashenko: Economic progress of CIS countries depends on depth of customs integration
“Customs services efficiently process commodity flows, help increase the number of partners and ramp up trade flows,” Alexander Lukashenko emphasized...
14 Sep 2016
Lithuania invited for joint monitoring of environmental situation in BelNPP zone Lithuania invited for joint monitoring of environmental situation in BelNPP zone
"Belarus believes that it would be right to monitor the situation in the BelNPP zone together with Lithuania,” the First Deputy Minister said...
14 Sep 2016
Belarus provides up-to-date information on BelNPP construction project Belarus provides up-to-date information on BelNPP construction project
“The BelNPP construction process is regularly covered in the media. We did not deny access for any media representative to the plant or the corresponding information about it,” Mikhail Mikhadyuk stressed...
14 Sep 2016
Lithuania sees progress in negotiations on Belarusian nuclear power plant Lithuania sees progress in negotiations on Belarusian nuclear power plant
Vitalius Auglis, Director of the Pollution Prevention Department of the Lithuanian Ministry of Environment, after the second round of Belarusian-Lithuanian consultations about the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Minsk said...
14 Sep 2016
Plans to sign Declaration on Partnership for Mobility between Belarus, EU in October Plans to sign Declaration on Partnership for Mobility between Belarus, EU in October
“Three times a year – in April, June and October – the European Council convenes not only in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg. The signing of the agreement is scheduled for October. The ceremony will be attended by the interior ministers and a number of other ministers,” Jean Asselborn said. He believes that the document will contribute to rapprochement between Belarus and the Europe Union...
14 Sep 2016
Belarus seen as integral part of European, Eurasian integration processes Belarus seen as integral part of European, Eurasian integration processes
"This is why we are intent on building relations with the European Union via the constructive dialogue of equals that has taken shape and exists now,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei as he met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn...
14 Sep 2016
Makei hopes for expanding relations with Luxemburg Makei hopes for expanding relations with Luxemburg
Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei noted that this is the first visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the European state to Belarus following the elections to the House of Representatives. “We hope that your visit will promote strengthening of our relations in various areas,” the minister said...
13 Sep 2016
Cooperation with Belarus’ Interior Ministry in refugees' matters hailed Cooperation with Belarus’ Interior Ministry in refugees' matters hailed
UNHCR Representative in Belarus Jean-Yves Bouchardy Jean Yves Bouchardy hailed the ministry’s activity in providing assistance to Ukrainian citizens. He said that the UNHCR has been running its campaign to end statelessness since 2014. Nikolai Melchenko thanked the guest for a high assessment of the joint activity.
13 Sep 2016
High standards of Belarusian healthcare praised High standards of Belarusian healthcare praised
“The Belarusian healthcare system operates smoothly and maintains high standards. It is the opinion of our head of state and the international community. The fact that the 23rd international congress of hepatology surgeons of the CIS states has been organized in Minsk confirms it,” Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Natalya Kochanova said before the solemn opening ceremon...
13 Sep 2016
Ambassador: Belarus and Finland have every opportunity to expand cooperation Ambassador: Belarus and Finland have every opportunity to expand cooperation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Finland Alexander Ostrovsky said at the plenary session of the Belarusian-Finnish economic forum. According to the diplomat, today’s discussion will help the two countries to expand trade, economic and investment cooperation...
13 Sep 2016
Governor: Belarusian-Finnish Forum will help unlock potential of mutually beneficial cooperation Governor: Belarusian-Finnish Forum will help unlock potential of mutually beneficial cooperation
“Such events is, on the one hand, a meeting place for business and government, and on the other is a kind of institute of integration of the region into the world economy,” Chairman of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee...
13 Sep 2016
Organ transplantation experience of Belarusian surgeons in demand all over the world Organ transplantation experience of Belarusian surgeons in demand all over the world
“Foreign specialists use Belarusian practices in many surgery and transplantation programs of their own. Our experience is particularly useful for Europe and the world as a whole because Belarus has been able to make a giant leap within a short period of time. Some other countries take 30 years to accomplish that"...
13 Sep 2016
Carrying Russian flag in Rio hailed as display of brotherhood Carrying Russian flag in Rio hailed as display of brotherhood
“I, as a citizen of the Russian Federation, thanked the President of Belarus for the support of the Russian Paralympians. For us it is another demonstration of fraternal friendship between Russia and Belarus,” said Nikolai Bordyuzha after his meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
13 Sep 2016
Lukashenko urges strengthening of CSTO, without posing threats to anyone Lukashenko urges strengthening of CSTO, without posing threats to anyone
Belarus President remarked that Belarus will be preparing seriously for the presidency in the CSTO. However, the country hopes for assistance from the CSTO officials in working out a number of serious proposals to the CSTO heads of state...
12 Sep 2016
Hope for more vibrant investment cooperation between Belarus and European companies Hope for more vibrant investment cooperation between Belarus and European companies
“Many EU companies already have a presence in Belarus. The most interesting sectors include machine-building, electronics, chemical products, pharmaceuticals, timber, and agriculture,” Alexander Mikhnevich noted...
12 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: The Union State spurred integration processes in the CIS space Lukashenko: The Union State spurred integration processes in the CIS space
“The Union State was a prototype of the Eurasian Economic Union. We borrowed all these examples from the Union State,” said the head of state in an interview with the news agency TASS...
12 Sep 2016
Matyushevsky: Belarus views World Bank as important partner Matyushevsky: Belarus views World Bank as important partner
"We hope that the World Bank will continue providing support in the areas of common interest. We welcome the organization’s well-balanced and individual approach to the analysis of the economic situation in our country and the bank’s commitment to its mandate”...
12 Sep 2016
Parliamentary elections hailed as token of Belarus’ advancement in democratization Parliamentary elections hailed as token of Belarus’ advancement in democratization
According to the head of the CIS observer mission, the elections passed in a calm, organized, and open atmosphere. “They were democratic and transparent. And, the most important thing, they allowed citizens of Belarus to express their free will,” noted Sergei Lebedev...
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