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13 May 2016
Russia, Belarus to cooperate in combating terrorism, extremism on the Internet Russia, Belarus to cooperate in combating terrorism, extremism on the Internet
Russian Deputy Mass Communications Minister Aleksei Volin said that the plan of action to develop the common information space of the Belarus-Russia Union State provides for joint work in a number of areas...
13 May 2016
Ananich: Mass media in dishonest hands carry challenges and threats Ananich: Mass media in dishonest hands carry challenges and threats
Belarus’ Information Minister Lilia Ananich said at the opening of the plenary meeting of the 11th Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the Future...
13 May 2016
Rapota: Belarus, Russia have common information space Rapota: Belarus, Russia have common information space
“I believe we have common information space. Interpenetration is sufficient. While in Moscow I have no difficulties to learn about the latest news here, and, while staying in Belarus, it is easy to learn what is going on in Moscow”...
13 May 2016
Belarus named center of integration cooperation in CIS Belarus named center of integration cooperation in CIS
The Executive Secretary noted that he meets with the Belarusian authorities on a regular basis and sees how the country does its best to maintain friendly and good neighborly ties...
13 May 2016
Lukashenko: Belarusian Peace Fund will continue to promote diplomacy Lukashenko: Belarusian Peace Fund will continue to promote diplomacy
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in a message of greetings to the participants of the meeting dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the Belarusian Peace Fund...
12 May 2016
Dettmar: Belarus envisaged as bridge between German manufacturers, Eurasian Economic Union market Dettmar: Belarus envisaged as bridge between German manufacturers, Eurasian Economic Union market
"Our countries enjoy solid relations across the board, including in economy, culture, and politics. Our contacts in the area of culture are most intensive,” the diplomat said...
12 May 2016
Russia PM stresses need to coordinate efforts in Union State, EEU Russia PM stresses need to coordinate efforts in Union State, EEU
"This refers to a number of issues, including the creation of new opportunities for boosting mutual trade. We noted that this matter requires special attention,” Dmitry Medvedev pointed out...
12 May 2016
Kobyakov hopes for intensification of intergovernmental dialogue in Union State Kobyakov hopes for intensification of intergovernmental dialogue in Union State
“I hope that today's meeting, which we are holding in the first half of the year, will help us implement another agreement, which is to resume the practice of holding government meetings twice a year," Belarus Prime Minister said...
12 May 2016
Berdimuhamedov: Belarus-Turkmenistan cooperation is increasingly vibrant Berdimuhamedov: Belarus-Turkmenistan cooperation is increasingly vibrant
He remarked that the Turkmen side is eager to advance Belarus-Turkmenistan ties to a brand-new level. The two countries maintain versatile contacts, and a solid legal framework contributes to it...
12 May 2016
Medvedev: The Union State Council of Ministers will discuss all economic issues Medvedev: The Union State Council of Ministers will discuss all economic issues
“We will discuss every issue that pertains to the economic and trade sector, including energy and some others, the projects we are implementing, future plans. We hope the talks will be successful”...
12 May 2016
Kobyakov: Union State government session will promote Belarus-Russia economic relations Kobyakov: Union State government session will promote Belarus-Russia economic relations
Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said when speaking at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev. The meeting precedes a session of the Union State Council of Ministers...
12 May 2016
Matusevich: Belarusian media are developing in the context of global trends Matusevich: Belarusian media are developing in the context of global trends
“The world rankings attest to this. For example, the International Telecommunication Union has ranked Belarus 36th in terms of Internet penetration, ahead of all the other CIS member states"...
11 May 2016
Belarus achieves SDGs in constructive cooperation with United Nations Belarus achieves SDGs in constructive cooperation with United Nations
"The national sustainable development program up to 2030 adopted in Belarus in 2015 conceptually coincides with the United Nations sustainable development agenda. Therefore, Belarus has a good basis for achieving the sustainable development goals at the national level"...
11 May 2016
Ananich: Mass media of Belarus have made great headway over past 20 years Ananich: Mass media of Belarus have made great headway over past 20 years
“When we held the first exhibition, there were a bit more than 800 periodicals in the country. There were not so many TV channels. Today we have over 1,500 publications,” said the minister at the opening ceremony of the 20th international expo Mass Media in Belarus...
11 May 2016
Belarus, Turkmenistan have similar positions on international arena Belarus, Turkmenistan have similar positions on international arena
The President of Turkmenistan thanked Alexander Lukashenko for the invitation to pay an official visit to Belarus and expressed confidence that this visit will help enhance long-term mutually beneficial cooperation of the two countries...
11 May 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to discuss cooperation with Turkmenistan Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to discuss cooperation with Turkmenistan
The President of Belarus stressed that he is glad to welcome the honored guest from Turkmenistan in Belarus. He also noted with satisfaction that he likes visiting Turkmenistan...
9 May 2016
Bulegenov: Victory Day is a holiday that unites countries Bulegenov: Victory Day is a holiday that unites countries
The diplomat regretted that today not all the countries are unanimous in assessing the results of the Second World War, with some of the states even revising them. However, according to the Ambassador, many former countries of the Soviet Union stand united today...
9 May 2016
Chinese ambassador: Victory Day serves as a symbol of peace Chinese ambassador: Victory Day serves as a symbol of peace
The diplomat noted that Victory Day is also a day of peace. “In addition, the Belarusian nation has made a very important contribution to the victory over the Nazi,” said Cui Qiming...
9 May 2016
Prime minister: Victory Day will always be a dear holiday for Belarusians Prime minister: Victory Day will always be a dear holiday for Belarusians
Andrei Kobyakov stressed that the victory in the Great Patriotic War primarily means memory and the lessons that the current generations should learn. “Those, who forget about it, let bad things happen. We cannot allow it”...
9 May 2016
Belarus president: We will not allow anyone to distort the truth about the victory Belarus president: We will not allow anyone to distort the truth about the victory
“We’ve been fighting for the truth about the war. For the truth about your deeds. We feel no shame before you, who gaze at us from heavens, before the Great Patriotic War veterans, who watch with concern the madmen pushing the planet towards a new world war,” noted the Belarusian leader. “Just like 71 years ago we are confident that life and justice will beat barbarism and death!”...
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