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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...
12 Sep 2016
Kosinets: Belarus has implemented almost all OSCE/ODIHR recommendations Kosinets: Belarus has implemented almost all OSCE/ODIHR recommendations
“We have implemented almost all the recommendations of OSCE/ODIHR. The first requirement was to secure transparency, which was done. 75% of ballot boxes were transparent. Observers were allowed to present at the vote count procedure,” Alexander Kosinets said...
11 Sep 2016
Lukashenko urges opposition to be constructive Lukashenko urges opposition to be constructive
Alexander Lukashenko believes that it is necessary to be closer to people and know their problems. He explained: “Everybody shows care for people starting from the President and ending with the chairman of the village council. Who is against the people? Nobody! But the only difference is that some make things happen and some just like to make speeches”...
11 Sep 2016
Carrying Russian flag in Rio viewed as display of solidarity, protest against injustice Carrying Russian flag in Rio viewed as display of solidarity, protest against injustice
The President also stressed that he is a strong advocate of clean sport without doping. The reason for this is not just a personal position, but also the practical side. “If doping is allowed, then a country like Belarus will never be able to win a medal”...
11 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus develops dialogue with West without compromising relations with East Lukashenko: Belarus develops dialogue with West without compromising relations with East
"Our destiny is to be a bridge between the East and the West," the Belarusian leader underlined...
11 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus works hard to avoid election-related criticism from the West Lukashenko: Belarus works hard to avoid election-related criticism from the West
"We do not want to create such problems to our friends. This is why we met the West halfway, considered their recommendations, accepted their terms," the President said...
11 Sep 2016
Lebedev: Equal conditions for all candidates in parliamentary elections in Belarus Lebedev: Equal conditions for all candidates in parliamentary elections in Belarus
The CIS observation mission is composed of 334 people, including 44 long-term observers. "We had the opportunity to closely monitor the election campaign"...
11 Sep 2016
Slutsky: Electoral practice in Belarus has become closer to people Slutsky: Electoral practice in Belarus has become closer to people
The chairman of the committee pointed to the large number of election observers. “Belarus has nothing to hide. Belarus does not limit the number of people who can come to the country from different missions”...
11 Sep 2016
Yermoshina: Current election campaign more active, more visual in media Yermoshina: Current election campaign more active, more visual in media
When asked about the difference of the current election campaign to Parliament with the previous one, Lidia Yermoshina noted that the main difference is “the amendments that have been introduced to the electoral legislation, mass participation of representatives of the political parties till the end of the campaign, more vigorous TV debates and appearances”...
11 Sep 2016
Harstedt: Parliamentary elections are an important day for Belarusian people Harstedt: Parliamentary elections are an important day for Belarusian people
The OSCE Special Coordinator paid a visit to polling station No.463 of Kalvariysky constituency No.104 where he got familiar with the opportunities provided for people with disabilities and hailed the organization of the process...
11 Sep 2016
Observer: Belarus' election practices should be adopted by many European states
The Belarusian practices of holding election campaigns should be adopted by many European countries, head of the group of observers from the State Duma of Russia Oleg Lebedev told media on 11 September...
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