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20 Jan 2017
IAEA: Belarus shows a responsible attitude to ensuring nuclear safety IAEA: Belarus shows a responsible attitude to ensuring nuclear safety
“As for the cooperation between Belarus and the IAEA, the Belarusian government is fully aware of its responsibility to ensure nuclear security. The country clearly demonstrates this as it invites many missions and is a party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety,” Greg Rzentkowski said...
20 Jan 2017
Makei: Belarus should stay in line with global processes, including cooperation with WTO Makei: Belarus should stay in line with global processes, including cooperation with WTO
“We do not expect that we will be given the green light immediately, but the forthcoming talks are of great importance. I think that Belarus should stay in line with the processes that are taking place worldwide, including within the framework of our cooperation with the World Trade Organization,” Vladimir Makei said...
19 Jan 2017
Cui Qiming: China and Belarus are close friends and sincere partners Cui Qiming: China and Belarus are close friends and sincere partners
“Belarus and China established their diplomatic relations on 20 January 1992. Over the past 25 years, our countries have been providing each other with mutual assistance and support in protecting the national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, in developing the economy and improving the quality of life of the Belarusian and Chinese people, and in promoting international justice and peace in the world"...
19 Jan 2017
Snopkov: Belarus and China enter a new level of cooperation Snopkov: Belarus and China enter a new level of cooperation
“Through all of these years we have worked hard, gradually building, developing and strengthening cooperation in various spheres, and we have reached great results. The Belarus President’s untutored shrewdness and foresight outlined a special place for our country in building relations with China. We are celebrating the anniversary with a high level of trust-based comprehensive strategic partnership"...
19 Jan 2017
Ryzhenkov: Belarus-Latvia sports forum co-hosting will be a project of cross-border cooperation Ryzhenkov: Belarus-Latvia sports forum co-hosting will be a project of cross-border cooperation
"Taking into account the successful organization of the tournament in Minsk, an idea has been voiced to bring ice hockey battles back to the Belarusian capital. It is important that this time we will be partners with Latvia. The proposals of the Riga delegation, which was received by the President of Belarus, were heard. The project will show how neighbors can work together in the organization of such a big sports forum,” said the NOC First Vice President...
19 Jan 2017
Regions, business communities urged to contribute more to Belarus-Poland cooperation development Regions, business communities urged to contribute more to Belarus-Poland cooperation development
Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich made the relevant statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to Belarus Konrad Pawlik...
19 Jan 2017
Joint bid for hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as important step in Belarus-EU relations Joint bid for hosting 2021 IIHF World Championship seen as important step in Belarus-EU relations
“Riga and Minsk have a long-standing friendship. The joint bid is an important move not only in terms of sports, but also in terms of the relations between the European Union and Belarus. We will keep our fingers crossed and hope that our bid wins and we hold the tournament together at a high level”...
19 Jan 2017
Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions expected to see biggest number of participants ever Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions expected to see biggest number of participants ever
“Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin repeatedly said that of special importance for the cooperation between the two countries are issues of common concern related to the life of the people, integration of regions, and development of the relations at the level of enterprises, executive authorities and local self-government bodies”...
19 Jan 2017
Russia to continue building regional cooperation with Belarus Russia to continue building regional cooperation with Belarus
Yuri Vorobyev, Vice Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, said at the first meeting of the organizing committee of the Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions in Moscow. The meeting took place at the Belarusian embassy in Russia...
17 Jan 2017
Belarus President speaks about peace, cooperation, prospects in Sudan parliament Belarus President speaks about peace, cooperation, prospects in Sudan parliament
The head of state told Sudanese MPs about the place of Belarus in the modern world, the foreign policy priorities, the development prospects at the national level and in bilateral relations with Sudan...
17 Jan 2017
Belarus ready to help develop Sudan’s production sector, infrastructure Belarus ready to help develop Sudan’s production sector, infrastructure
The Belarusian head of state noted: “Belarus is interested in establishing enterprises to jointly produce agricultural machines and trucks at premises of Sudanese factories. A tractor assembly project may be the first one of this kind. However, it will be competitive in comparison with direct import only with assistance of the Sudanese government”...
16 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Economy, defense should be the priorities of Belarus-Egypt cooperation Lukashenko: Economy, defense should be the priorities of Belarus-Egypt cooperation
“Yesterday we discussed a number of topical issues, avenues of strategic cooperation for the future. We have agreed that as a result of the interaction between the members of our governments we will work out a short-term and mid-term action plan to reflect the essence of our relations. Naturally, this action plan should rely on such issues as the economy and defense”...
15 Jan 2017
Egypt ready to build up cooperation with Belarus Egypt ready to build up cooperation with Belarus
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said: “I would like to mention the high level of cooperation between our countries. In addition to maintaining it we would like to make it stronger for the sake of the two countries”...
15 Jan 2017
Lukashenko emphasizes importance of advancing Belarus-Egypt partnership Lukashenko emphasizes importance of advancing Belarus-Egypt partnership
“Belarus supports Egypt’s interest in creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union and is ready to assist with the matter. We also intend to expand contacts in humanitarian affairs, including science, education, healthcare, culture, tourism, and sport,” noted the Belarus President...
14 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus’ future depends on everyone’s performance Lukashenko: Belarus’ future depends on everyone’s performance
“We see the goal and what needs to be done to reach it. Our country’s future depends on how hard we work today,” stressed Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during the official reception held to celebrate Old New Year...
13 Jan 2017
MFA: Belarus seeks to develop good-neighborly relations with Lithuania MFA: Belarus seeks to develop good-neighborly relations with Lithuania
"Belarus maintains open and transparent contacts with the IAEA, the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), and the European Commission in matters related to the construction of the nuclear power plant. Not only do we declare readiness. We also carry out stress tests, gearing up to host a SEED-mission,” Dmitry Mironchik said...
12 Jan 2017
Kupchyna: Belarus will aim at productive OSCE PA summer session in Minsk Kupchyna: Belarus will aim at productive OSCE PA summer session in Minsk
Belarus has repeatedly voiced the benefit of expanding human contacts, simplifying visa regulations and liberalizing the freedom of movement. The decree signed on 9 January to establish a visa-free entry to Belarus via Minsk National Airport for citizens of 80 countries (half of them being the OSCE member states) testifies to the fact,” Alena Kupchyna stressed...
12 Jan 2017
Sberbank ready to step up operation in Belarus Sberbank ready to step up operation in Belarus
“For the last two years we’ve been busy primarily accumulating reserves out of net profit. After taking care of all the items on today’s agenda we can get down to a new stage in our development in the Republic of Belarus,” Sberbank President, Chairman of the Board German Gref made the statement after meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
12 Jan 2017
Opinion: Any move to facilitate visa regulations benefits tourism Opinion: Any move to facilitate visa regulations benefits tourism
“All decisions aiming to relax visa rules and administrative procedures always benefit tourism, as they make traveling easier,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus Didier Canesse said...
12 Jan 2017
Hopes for further active participation of Belarus in CIS integration Hopes for further active participation of Belarus in CIS integration
Sergei Lebedev thanked Belarus for the active support of the activities of the CIS Executive Committee. “We very much appreciate that the country that houses the CIS headquarters pays much attention to the activities of the Executive Committee and provides necessary assistance,” he said...
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