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20 Jul 2016
Call for tighter Belarus-Korea interparliamentary relations Call for tighter Belarus-Korea interparliamentary relations
“Belarus sets a high value on the advancement of friendly and mutually beneficial relations with the Republic of Korea. For example, I can see that parliamentary diplomacy and a personal dialogue between the heads of the parliaments can play an exceptionally prominent role in it," said Vladimir Andreichenko...
19 Jul 2016
Holocaust studies center may be set up in Belarus Holocaust studies center may be set up in Belarus
Charge d’Affaires ad Interim of Israel in Belarus Yulia Rachinski-Spivakov put forward an idea to set up a center for Holocaust studies in Belarus as she took part in a press conference to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Minsk Ghetto...
19 Jul 2016
Zyuganov: Belarus is a guardian of justice and friendship of nations Zyuganov: Belarus is a guardian of justice and friendship of nations
Chairman of the Communist Party faction in the State Duma of the Russian Parliament Gennady Zyuganov said in a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...
19 Jul 2016
Japan interested in investing in Belarusian high-tech economy Japan interested in investing in Belarusian high-tech economy
The statement was made by member of the lower chamber of the Japanese parliament, head of the Japan-Belarus friendship group in the Japanese parliament Genichiro Sata...
18 Jul 2016
Shamko: IOC President calls to fight against doping, not against honest athletes Shamko: IOC President calls to fight against doping, not against honest athletes
“They put our canoe and kayak team in the same category with Romania and Kazakhstan where there was clear evidence of the use of banned substances. As for the Belarusian athletes, they have not yet proved that the level of meldonium in the blood of our athletes was higher than required"...
18 Jul 2016
Call for resuming work to enable Belarus-Korea visa-free travels Call for resuming work to enable Belarus-Korea visa-free travels
Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich made the statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Belarus Kim Yong Ho...
18 Jul 2016
Belarus’ Development Bank instructed to strengthen support for SMEs Belarus’ Development Bank instructed to strengthen support for SMEs
“The new development strategy of the Bank in 2016-2020 will reflect the function of the Bank to support small and medium-sized enterprises. The Development Bank has been instructed to boost support for this segment of the national economy by the head of state,” Sergei Rumas said...
16 Jul 2016
MFA: Belarus resolutely condemns military coup attempt in Turkey MFA: Belarus resolutely condemns military coup attempt in Turkey
“It was with serious concern that Belarus learnt the news about the military coup attempt in the Republic of Turkey, which was carried out by an isolated group of the Turkish military. It is particularly regrettable that there were casualties among the civilians,” the statement reads...
15 Jul 2016
Belarus-Russia economic cooperation urged to rely on long-term projects Belarus-Russia economic cooperation urged to rely on long-term projects
Union State Day is held today as part of the international art festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk. Grigory Rapota met with Vitebsk Oblast Governor Nikolai Sherstnev. Grigory Rapota also mentioned possible avenues of long-term interregional cooperation for Vitebsk Oblast...
15 Jul 2016
Belarus’ Sports Ministry suggests easing registration procedure for foreign tourists Belarus’ Sports Ministry suggests easing registration procedure for foreign tourists
Belarusian Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi pointed out that the current procedure for registration of foreign nationals is not very convenient for tourists traveling independently, who are forced to interrupt their itinerary to pay a visit to a citizenship and migration department...
15 Jul 2016
Belarus commended for constructive work in UNICEF Executive Board Belarus commended for constructive work in UNICEF Executive Board
Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Anthony Lake commended the constructive and active work of Belarus as a member of the UNICEF Executive Board as he met with Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov in New York...
14 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Thanks to Slavonic Bazaar, the world got to know about Belarus Lukashenko: Thanks to Slavonic Bazaar, the world got to know about Belarus
"The festival has uncovered hundreds of talents, young singers and turned the city of Vitebsk into a modern Belarusian capital of culture and the world’s capital of festivals hosting the headquarters of World Association of Festivals. Slavonic Bazaar draws thousands of tourists to Belarus, promotes the country’s positive image and contributes to economic recovery"...
14 Jul 2016
Putin: Slavonic Bazaar promotes trust and understanding among Slavic peoples Putin: Slavonic Bazaar promotes trust and understanding among Slavic peoples
"Its importance for the development of international humanitarian cooperation could not be overestimated, and, of course, of particular value are the organizers’ efforts aimed at supporting gifted young people who make their first steps into the world of big art," reads the message of greetings...
14 Jul 2016
Ambassador: Venezuela is open to any cultural projects with Belarus Ambassador: Venezuela is open to any cultural projects with Belarus
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Venezuela to Belarus Jose Joaquin Boggiano Pericchi told reporters at the opening of an exhibition commemorating Francisco de Miranda at the Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble...
14 Jul 2016
Bulgaria president: Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk shapes friendship and trust between nations Bulgaria president: Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk shapes friendship and trust between nations
“Today when a record high number of crises happens in the world, it is necessary to use the main values nurtured by culture as a bridge that the hope for a peaceful coexistence on our beautiful planet will walk along"...
14 Jul 2016
Kochanova: Prestige of Slavonic Bazaar is growing Kochanova: Prestige of Slavonic Bazaar is growing
“The 25th edition of the festival is held in the year when we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence of our country. This year has been also declared the Year of Culture in Belarus. Thanks to the personal support of the Belarusian President, the festival has turned into an international cultural forum"...
14 Jul 2016
Ananich: Slavonic Bazaar is a calling card of Belarus Ananich: Slavonic Bazaar is a calling card of Belarus
"For 25 years, the Republic of Belarus has been fulfilling the honorable mission “Through art – to peace and understanding,” Belarusian Information Minister Lilia Ananich said at the opening of the international press center...
13 Jul 2016
Sanremo Music Awards invites Slavonic Bazaar to work on joint projects Sanremo Music Awards invites Slavonic Bazaar to work on joint projects
“We already have a couple of ideas for joint projects. For instance, our festival can invite Italian performers to Belarus so that the Belarusian audience could get acquainted with them,” Michele Poma, the art director of the Italian festival, told reporters...
13 Jul 2016
Belarus against artificial exaggeration of human rights issues Belarus against artificial exaggeration of human rights issues
Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov attended the UN General Assembly high-level thematic debate entitled “UN@70 – Human Rights at the Center of the Global Agenda” convened by President of the 70th session of the General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft...
12 Jul 2016
Slovakia intends to assist Belarus-EU relations Slovakia intends to assist Belarus-EU relations
“On 1 July Slovakia assumed the Presidency in the Council of the European Union. We hope that we will be able to give traction to some issues concerning the relations between Brussels and Belarus, including the issues related to the treaty between your country and the EU"...
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