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8 Nov 2016
IOM welcomes Belarus’ effort to accommodate Ukrainians fleeing conflict IOM welcomes Belarus’ effort to accommodate Ukrainians fleeing conflict
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said during a meeting with Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Yuri Ambrazevich...
8 Nov 2016
Lukashenko congratulates Ortega on reelection as Nicaragua President Lukashenko congratulates Ortega on reelection as Nicaragua President
“The Republic of Belarus is interested in the development of all-round ties with the Republic of Nicaragua, the search for new forms of cooperation in the economy, trade, and other sectors,” the message of greetings reads...
6 Nov 2016
Belarus’ transit and investment potential presented at 16+1 summit Belarus’ transit and investment potential presented at 16+1 summit
Belarus can be viewed as an intergrading element in the trade between the states of the European and Eurasian Unions, the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, Scandinavia and the Balkans, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said...
6 Nov 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus would like to participate in 16+1 initiative as an observer Kobyakov: Belarus would like to participate in 16+1 initiative as an observer
“We are ready for further active participation in similar and other events of the 16+1 format as an observer. We are confident that everyone will win from building common economic corridors in close association with the seaport infrastructure of the Baltic states,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
4 Nov 2016
Samarasinha: Belarus has good foundation for sustainable economic growth Samarasinha: Belarus has good foundation for sustainable economic growth
"The country has fulfilled all the Millennium Development Goals. Belarus is ranked 50th in the Human Development Index, surpassing Russia, Kazakhstan and many other countries. Over the last five years the poverty level in Belarus reduced to 5%”...
4 Nov 2016
International community welcomes liberalization of business processes in Belarus International community welcomes liberalization of business processes in Belarus
Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky noted that the effort of the government to create favorable conditions for investment in Belarus has already yielded results. The macroeconomic stabilization is the main of them...
4 Nov 2016
Mogilev Oblast Governor: Mill of Success forum expands the geography of its participants Mogilev Oblast Governor: Mill of Success forum expands the geography of its participants
“The forum has gathered representatives of 32 countries, which proves the interest of potential investors to Belarus in general and Mogilev Oblast in particular,” Mogilev Oblast Governor Vladimir Domanevsky said opening the 8th edition of the forum...
4 Nov 2016
Belarus President sends greetings to personnel of Brest Hero Fortress memorial Belarus President sends greetings to personnel of Brest Hero Fortress memorial
“The feat of the Brest Fortress defenders will be always remembered as an example of bravery of Soviet people, their love for the Homeland, and heroic resistance against the invaders. The soldiers of the Brest garrison became a symbol of genuine heroism, tenacity, and courage,” the head of state noted...
3 Nov 2016
Creating comfortable environment for investment and business named among Belarus’ priorities Creating comfortable environment for investment and business named among Belarus’ priorities
Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov said as he attended the Oktyabrsky Economic Forum. The forum participants expressed the view that for Belarus the economic growth is possible primarily through the improvement of the efficiency of manufacturing...
3 Nov 2016
Buzovsky: State investments in social sector foster long-term economic benefits Buzovsky: State investments in social sector foster long-term economic benefits
“When analyzing the economic processes in the region and the country as a whole, some perceive the social sector as cost-intensive. But if we take a bigger picture and calculate the economics of every particular social object, we will see that this sector is far from being costly and is in fact a revenue-bringing part of the budget”...
3 Nov 2016
CoE welcomes Belarus’ commitment to implementation of joint projects CoE welcomes Belarus’ commitment to implementation of joint projects
“Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) is an expression of the joint willingness of the Council of Europe and the EU to work together in the Eastern Partnership region, to promote values in part of human rights and democratic governance. This is a three-year program designed to run in 2015-2017. We believe that the second phase of the program for 2018-2020 will be approved"...
3 Nov 2016
Belarus in favor of integration between EEU and SCO Belarus in favor of integration between EEU and SCO
“In part of economic interaction, we fully share the idea of the Russian partners to promote closer integration between the EEU and the SCO,” the Prime Minister said. According to him, this approach is supported by Belarus and is in tune with the initiative of “integration of integrations”...
2 Nov 2016
Opinion: Public diplomacy promotes friendship between countries Opinion: Public diplomacy promotes friendship between countries
Belarus’ Consul General to Shanghai Valery Matsel said at a press conference that was held at the Center of Belarus in East China Normal University. Attending the press conference were three Belarusians who are planning a round-the-world trip. Participants of the Begoonok project are the Begun family, mother Yekaterina and daughters Alisa and Elizabeth..
2 Nov 2016
Red Cross eager to continue cooperation with Belarus Red Cross eager to continue cooperation with Belarus
The Red Cross representative spoke in glowing terms about efforts of the commission on implementing international humanitarian law under the aegis of the Belarusian government. Oleg Slizhevsky is the commission’s chairman. Magne Barth expressed hope that this constructive cooperation would continue...
2 Nov 2016
Opinion: Consistent state policy contributes to interethnic peace in Belarus Opinion: Consistent state policy contributes to interethnic peace in Belarus
“The main factor of inter-ethnic stability is the consistent ethnic policy of the Belarusian state. This is the policy which does not create differences between citizens of our state on national or religious grounds, but leads to stability and interethnic peace,” Georgy Yeghiazaryan said...
2 Nov 2016
Cooperation between Belarusian, Russian defense ministries successful in 2016 Cooperation between Belarusian, Russian defense ministries successful in 2016
“The plan on cooperation in 2016 has been fulfilled successfully while the military personnel of the two countries have learned how to respond together to changes in the military and political situation in the Eastern Europe region”...
2 Nov 2016
Lewis expects no easy games at Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia Lewis expects no easy games at Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia
“A lot of young players have been called for the November training camp. They must understand what level they need to play at in the national team. We teach them our playing system. There will be no easy games at the forthcoming tournament in Slovenia. All the rivals are equally strong. Players gain useful experience from playing under pressure”...
2 Nov 2016
Better valuation practices named important for Belarusian economy Better valuation practices named important for Belarusian economy
“Since such activities are related to various branches of the economy, national approaches to valuation, which are based on international standards, allow securing a considerable economic effect in addition to reducing financial risks”...
2 Nov 2016
Belarus seeks closer cooperation with SCO in international legal assistance Belarus seeks closer cooperation with SCO in international legal assistance
The relevant information was posted on the website of the ministry after Justice Minister Oleg Slizhevsky took part in the fourth meeting of the Justice Ministers of the SCO Member States in Kazakhstan...
1 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus’ doors are always open for UAE Lukashenko: Belarus’ doors are always open for UAE
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement on 1 November as he met with Vice President, Prime Minister and Defense Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...
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