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27 May 2016
Belarus, Azerbaijan steadily expand cooperation in science, services sector Belarus, Azerbaijan steadily expand cooperation in science, services sector
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Belarus Isfandiar Vagabzade said...
27 May 2016
Makei calls to stop political insinuations against NPP project in Belarus Makei calls to stop political insinuations against NPP project in Belarus
“Political insinuations need to be stopped. We need to sit down at the negotiating table and have a substantive, specific discussion of all the issues that are of concern to both sides,” the Minister said...
27 May 2016
Amarin: More understanding between Belarus and IMF Amarin: More understanding between Belarus and IMF
“We will initiate the discussion of the new program within the framework of this mission,” Vladimir Amarin said when speaking about the forthcoming visit of the IMF mission...
27 May 2016
Great prospects for Belarus-Oman tighter investment cooperation Great prospects for Belarus-Oman tighter investment cooperation
"Belarus sees Oman as a promising trade, economic, and investment partner in the Middle East," Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement as he met with Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oman Saeed Al Kiyumi...
27 May 2016
Yaroshenko: Belarus, Lithuania can play big logistics role in Silk Road project Yaroshenko: Belarus, Lithuania can play big logistics role in Silk Road project
"At the moment we are actively studying the idea proposed by China Merchants Group to conclude an agreement on establishing a free trade zone between China, Belarus and Lithuania with its center in the Industrial Park Great Stone"...
27 May 2016
Yaroshenko: Belarus, Lithuania can play big logistics role in Silk Road project Yaroshenko: Belarus, Lithuania can play big logistics role in Silk Road project
“At the moment we are actively studying the idea proposed by China Merchants Group to conclude an agreement on establishing a free trade zone between China, Belarus and Lithuania with its center in the Industrial Park Great Stone"...
27 May 2016
Reducing trade barriers among Belarus’ priorities Reducing trade barriers among Belarus’ priorities
"Export is the key to the Belarusian economic growth. A free trade agreement with Vietnam has already been concluded. There are good prospects for signing free trade agreements with India, Egypt, and Iran,” said the First Vice Premier...
26 May 2016
Catholic-Orthodox dialogue in Belarus viewed as an example for Europe Catholic-Orthodox dialogue in Belarus viewed as an example for Europe
"Belarus is an example of the peaceful coexistence of religions, and the exhibition of Belarusian icons, which is running in the Vatican, just shows the results of the long joint work of Catholics and Orthodox believers"...
26 May 2016
Belarus interested in BelNPP safety like no one else Belarus interested in BelNPP safety like no one else
“We cooperate closely with all relevant international organizations. We are committed to do so in future," Dmitry Mironchik told...
26 May 2016
Belarus president: Pre-election promises must be fulfilled unconditionally Belarus president: Pre-election promises must be fulfilled unconditionally
"It is now necessary to sketch out further practical steps. As part of the pre-election campaign we made up our minds about what we intended to accomplish. Virtually one year after the presidential election our program should not be changed drastically, at least the main strategic points must be preserved intact"...
25 May 2016
Equal rights, youth policy suggested as key themes for Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions Equal rights, youth policy suggested as key themes for Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
"The previous forums were dedicated to agriculture and industry. We discussed equal conditions for Belarusian and Russian economic entities. Today we talk about humanitarian cooperation. It would be good to bring our positions closer"...
24 May 2016
Mikhnevich: Interest of European business in Belarus has increased significantly Mikhnevich: Interest of European business in Belarus has increased significantly
“The European business has always been interested in Belarus because of its geographic location. Besides, Belarus is a European country, it is easy to deal with us, we understand each other very well. Therefore, there was an interest, and it has increased significantly now because there are no sanctions"...
24 May 2016
Belarus named promising market for European Union’s private sector Belarus named promising market for European Union’s private sector
"Over nine million people live in Belarus. The country has a large potential because it is an attractive place for doing business. Countries should diversify their export for the sake of becoming less dependent on external shocks and the economic situation in individual states"...
24 May 2016
Matyushevsky: Belarus, EU ready to take steps towards each other Matyushevsky: Belarus, EU ready to take steps towards each other
“We have many arrangements. I think we will tell more about them in the near future. Some projects are already underway, and some are almost ready for implementation. It is nice to see that there are many projects, and they are carefully elaborated. There is interest both on the part of Belarus and on the part of partners from the European Union”...
24 May 2016
Belarusian-European Investment Forum viewed as step towards ‘integration of integrations’ Belarusian-European Investment Forum viewed as step towards ‘integration of integrations’
“I discussed the idea of ‘integration of integrations’ and the establishment of a free trade zone with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. I also discussed this idea with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Today’s forum is actually another step in this direction,” Christoph Leitl noted...
24 May 2016
Potupchik: Belarus is open to international community in NPP construction Potupchik: Belarus is open to international community in NPP construction
"Belarus is building the safest nuclear power station in the world. When choosing the project, Belarus paid special attention to safety. We have thoroughly analyzed every stage of the project to build the NPP, including such issues as site screening, development of the infrastructure and legal framework, personnel training, organization of the construction process"...
24 May 2016
Lukashenko: Culture should be an important factor of understanding between nations Lukashenko: Culture should be an important factor of understanding between nations
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the participants and guests of the 13th international festival Moscow Meets Friends...
23 May 2016
Makei: The Vatican has played a big role in improving Belarus-EU relations Makei: The Vatican has played a big role in improving Belarus-EU relations
In his words, the Vatican is a very important partner for Belarus. This state backed the strengthening of Belarus' independence and sovereignty and also promoted this in every possible way...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko explains his motives for visiting Italy, Vatican Lukashenko explains his motives for visiting Italy, Vatican
“Italy has always supported us the most difficult times. Italy and the Vatican (and I thanked them for it) have done a lot to establish normal relations between Belarus and the European Union," Belarus President explained in an interview with journalists...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko: It is high time for the Pope of Rome to meet the Patriarch in Belarus Lukashenko: It is high time for the Pope of Rome to meet the Patriarch in Belarus
“Everything is in God’s hands. With his blessing, the hierarchs of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches will meet on the Belarusian land. I think Muslims, Jews and representatives of other confessions will be invited too,” said the President...
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