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2 Aug 2016
Lukashenko: Innovative development is impossible without science, qualified personnel Lukashenko: Innovative development is impossible without science, qualified personnel
“We are focused on the innovative development of our country and economy. Of course, it is impossible without scientific support, educated, highly-qualified, and trained personnel. The Higher Attestation Commission is in the center of this work,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
2 Aug 2016
Ryzhenkov: Belarusian athletes will be highly motivated at the Rio Games Ryzhenkov: Belarusian athletes will be highly motivated at the Rio Games
“All athletes understand how important these Olympics are for them and Belarus in general. The preparations for the games have already been completed. All training plans have been fulfilled"...
1 Aug 2016
Mikhadyuk: Belarus will secure absolute safety at its nuclear power plant Mikhadyuk: Belarus will secure absolute safety at its nuclear power plant
“We are, first of all, guided by the necessity to secure absolute safety of our plant, not only at the stage of construction, but also during its operation,” Mikhail Mikhadyuk noted...
1 Aug 2016
CPC representative: China highly values friendly relations with Belarus CPC representative: China highly values friendly relations with Belarus
“Belarus and China will soon be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Over the years, we have achieved great results in various fields. The Chinese side is ready to further promote strategic cooperation with Belarus,” Mr Qian Naicheng said...
29 Jul 2016
Minsk-Grodno motorway reconstruction to bring investments to Belarus Minsk-Grodno motorway reconstruction to bring investments to Belarus
“This infrastructure will allow attracting investments and creating logistics hubs, industrial enterprises, service outlets along the motorway. It will give a nudge to the development of the economy,” said the Deputy Prime Minister...
29 Jul 2016
Kobyakov urges maximum assistance to business with creating more jobs Kobyakov urges maximum assistance to business with creating more jobs
“The goal to create jobs was set by the head of state and we see it confidently met across the country. But the point here is not even in numbers or in accounting, but about the substance of the matter. The main thing is to create a climate in the country so that the authorities and business provide each other maximum assistance,” the Prime Minter noted...
29 Jul 2016
Belarus president urges to step up harvesting campaign Belarus president urges to step up harvesting campaign
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during a working trip to Minsk Oblast. “It is needed to harvest about 500,000 tonnes per day. Then we will harvest 1 million tonnes within two days or two and a half days,” the President said...
28 Jul 2016
EU plans to allocate €14.5m for environmental activities in Belarus EU plans to allocate €14.5m for environmental activities in Belarus
“Today we are signing the agreement with the European Union on cooperation in strengthening air quality and environmental management. It includes such aspects as new technologies, eco-tourism, waste management, renewable energy (solar, wind),” Andrei Kovkhuto said...
28 Jul 2016
Lukashenko urges to step up anti-smoking campaign Lukashenko urges to step up anti-smoking campaign
"The global experience and practice show that a well-considered complex of measures will be more effective than absolute bans. Administrative restrictions should be combined with various stimuli, encouragements, and information work"...
27 Jul 2016
Wiktorin: Belarus, EU continue visa facilitation talks Wiktorin: Belarus, EU continue visa facilitation talks
It was reported earlier that Belarus and the EU may sign an agreement on readmission and visa facilitation in 2016. The draft of these documents was prepared in 2015...
27 Jul 2016
Prime minister praises quality of Belarus-made Geely cars Prime minister praises quality of Belarus-made Geely cars
“A decent car. Comfortable and spacious. It is understandable the equipment is good since this one has an improved package of options. Driving is smooth and soft,” Prime Minister of Belarus told media after test-driving a Geely Emgrand GT car ...
26 Jul 2016
Integrated package of services makes a region more attractive for tourists Integrated package of services makes a region more attractive for tourists
Irena Dzmitrewska, an international expert of the EU/UNDP project “Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus”, told...
25 Jul 2016
Guberniyev: Absence of Belarus’ canoe and kayak team is an absolute loss for sports fans Guberniyev: Absence of Belarus’ canoe and kayak team is an absolute loss for sports fans
“Belarus has a very strong, award-winning team. Its absence is an absolute loss for me as a commentator and as a sports fan. I think that very many sports fans around the world will share this opinion because the Belarusian team has proved its worth,” said famous Russian TV presenter and sports commentator Dmitry Guberniyev...
22 Jul 2016
Belarus may host men’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in 2018 Belarus may host men’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in 2018
The Belarusian city of Brest hosted the Water Polo Federation Cup held under the aegis of the European Swimming League (LEN) from 22 to 24 July. Belarus played host to such a large-scale water polo competition for the first time...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Economy and demography are main factors of Belarus’ security Lukashenko: Economy and demography are main factors of Belarus’ security
“The second factor of security is the economy and enterprises. We should have well-developed villages and cities, robust manufacturing, transport, communications, construction, etc. The power of the state also relies on employed people,” the President said at the meeting with the personnel of Mogilevliftmash...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko wants balanced city development plan for Mogilev Lukashenko wants balanced city development plan for Mogilev
“The government should think what can be done here. But the main thing is to have a balanced city modernization plan,” the head of state said as heard out a report on the development of the region and urged to prepare it by the end of the year...
22 Jul 2016
Lukashenko pledges support to small and medium-sized businesses Lukashenko pledges support to small and medium-sized businesses
“We have agreed with the People's Republic of China that they will help up with inexpensive loans so that we could invest in such enterprises,” Alexander Lukashenko said when talking to employees of Mogilevliftmach, a producer of elevators...
21 Jul 2016
Matyushevsky: Belarus-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission expected to bolster bilateral ties Matyushevsky: Belarus-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission expected to bolster bilateral ties
“Cooperation with the Republic of Kazakhstan is a top priority for us. The Presidents of the two countries have laid a strong foundation of the relationship," said Belarus First Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky said at the opening of the 12th session of the intergovernmental commission...
20 Jul 2016
Gaidashov: Belarus wants to be a consultative party to the Antarctic Treaty Gaidashov: Belarus wants to be a consultative party to the Antarctic Treaty
The first object of the Belarusian Antarctic station has been built in the Antarctic recently. According to Alexei Gaidashov, this is an important event for the country which has been working in the Antarctic for ten years. “This foothold will give a kind of support to our country and the country’s policy in the Antarctic zone"...
20 Jul 2016
Call for more active Belarus-Japan cooperation across the board Call for more active Belarus-Japan cooperation across the board
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Natalya Kochanova made the statement as she met with Masako Mori, a member of the upper chamber of the Japanese parliament. She thanked Masako Mori for the attention the parliamentarian pays to the alleviation of consequences of the accidents at the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plants...
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