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5 May 2016
U.S. politologist: NATO countries should understand Belarus’ role in their security U.S. politologist: NATO countries should understand Belarus’ role in their security
"In developing cooperation with Belarus western countries should take into account its independence and sovereignty, as well as the balance the country keeps between the two centers of power,” said Glen Howard...
5 May 2016
Rybakov: Political elites of Europe, U.S. discover a new Belarus amid international conflicts Rybakov: Political elites of Europe, U.S. discover a new Belarus amid international conflicts
The deputy minister is confident that challenging stereotypes is useful and the country welcomes a more open view of the western countries on the processes that are taking place in the Belarusian state and around it...
4 May 2016
Ioffe: Belarus’ authorities do their best to strengthen the country’s independence Ioffe: Belarus’ authorities do their best to strengthen the country’s independence
“It appears to me that Belarus and its authorities do their utmost to preserve and strengthen the country’s independence. If this trend is extrapolated to the future, I think everything will be alright,” the Professor noted...
4 May 2016
Chinese ambassador to Belarus: The entire mankind feels the pain of the Chernobyl catastrophe Chinese ambassador to Belarus: The entire mankind feels the pain of the Chernobyl catastrophe
"Belarus had done a great deal to overcome consequences of the greatest tragedy of the 20th century — the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The Belarusian nation has demonstrated genuine heroism and has stood up to this tragedy"...
4 May 2016
Belarus’ role in European transport system development highlighted Belarus’ role in European transport system development highlighted
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the UAE logistics corporation DP World said...
4 May 2016
Belarus invites Iran to advance economic cooperation Belarus invites Iran to advance economic cooperation
"Our countries have achieved considerable cooperation results in innovations, science, technology, education, and culture. Today the priority is placed on the implementation of the roadmap for strengthening Belarusian-Iranian cooperation in 2016-2017"...
3 May 2016
Sidorenko: Slavonic Bazaar continues to gain international renown Sidorenko: Slavonic Bazaar continues to gain international renown
"The 25th edition of the arts festival is expected to gather a record number of participants. Last year, the forum brought together performers from 42 countries," director of the forum and head of the World Association of Festivals Alexander Sidorenko said...
2 May 2016
Mikhadyuk: IAEA satisfied with BelNPP safety standards Mikhadyuk: IAEA satisfied with BelNPP safety standards
“The IAEA is interested in the training of the personnel of the nuclear power plant and in the project as such, namely our efforts to learn the Fukushima lessons and the safety systems we are using”...
30 Apr 2016
Svetlov: Leon Bakst is an iconic personality for many countries Svetlov: Leon Bakst is an iconic personality for many countries
“In 2016 which was declared the Year of Culture in Belarus, we will celebrate the anniversaries of several personalities whose art carries importance for many countries. One of them is Leon Bakst, whose art is now on display in Lithuania,” Boris Svetlov said...
29 Apr 2016
Steady development of Belarus-China cooperation noted Steady development of Belarus-China cooperation noted
"Time flies fast. It’s been 24 years since Belarus-China diplomatic relations were established. Relations between the two countries had reached the level of integrated strategic partnership. China and Belarus are busy implementing about twenty joint projects"...
28 Apr 2016
Lukashenko: Great Patriotic War lessons should never be forgotten Lukashenko: Great Patriotic War lessons should never be forgotten
“Our sacred duty is to do our best to preserve the historical truth, to remember the lessons of the Great Patriotic War forever,” Alexander Lukashenko emphasized in greetings to the participants of the international forum Great Victory Through Unity...
28 Apr 2016
Makei: Belarus wants to be an important hub of Silk Road Economic Belt Makei: Belarus wants to be an important hub of Silk Road Economic Belt
"Belarus actively supports Chinese President Xi Jinping’s strategy One Belt, One Road. We believe that the implementation of this ambitious project connecting huge territories can make a real contribution to the enhancement of trust on the Eurasian continent, and become a new model of mutually beneficial cooperation"...
28 Apr 2016
Flowers of Great Victory project can be replicated in other CIS countries Flowers of Great Victory project can be replicated in other CIS countries
"It was here, in Belarus, that the Nazis felt the power and might of the Soviet people. It was the unity of our nations that saved the world from fascism. It is very important that Great Victory should remain the cornerstone of the construction of sovereign Belarus, the foundation of the upbringing of the younger generations", Lilia Ananich said...
28 Apr 2016
Azerbaijan Ambassador against destroying WWII monuments Azerbaijan Ambassador against destroying WWII monuments
"Some countries attempt to distort the truth about the Victory. They destroy monuments to the soldiers who died in the war. Azerbaijan is against it. We should respect the history,. It is inadmissible that monuments are destroyed today, in the 21st century"...
28 Apr 2016
Shvydkoy: No future without the memory of the past Shvydkoy: No future without the memory of the past
"It was the Soviet army, the Soviet people who bore the brunt of the war during WWII. And it is not that we should not give the victory away to someone. The Victory can be shared. But we need to understand who achieved the Victory. Belarus sacrificed hundreds of thousands of people. The nation showed it wanted to remain in the history, to protect its future"...
28 Apr 2016
Belarus reaffirms its commitment to SDGs, green economy principles Belarus reaffirms its commitment to SDGs, green economy principles
"Support for the basic principles of the green economy is enshrined in all the key fundamental documents for the medium and long term, including the national strategy for sustainable social and economic development of Belarus for the period till 2030,” Dmitry Krutoy noted...
28 Apr 2016
Council of Europe seeks closer cooperation with Belarus Council of Europe seeks closer cooperation with Belarus
Director General for Human Rights and Rule of Law at the Council of Europe Philippe Boillat told...
27 Apr 2016
Makei: Belarus set to step up cooperation with Turkey in all areas of mutual interest Makei: Belarus set to step up cooperation with Turkey in all areas of mutual interest
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu...
27 Apr 2016
Belarus viewed as ‘window to Europe’ for China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Belarus viewed as ‘window to Europe’ for China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Wu Guangrong, Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) government said. The official also mentioned the importance of Belarus’ taking part in the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative...
27 Apr 2016
Belarus’ dedication to peace, global security noted Belarus’ dedication to peace, global security noted
“In his address to the nation and the parliament Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko reaffirmed the absolute value of peace and security. The stance cannot but be a welcome one," Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to Belarus Carlos Larrea Davila stressed...
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