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22 Feb 2019
Belarus-Estonia economic, investment cooperation “most efficient” Belarus-Estonia economic, investment cooperation “most efficient”
According to the diplomat, Belarus and Estonia have entered a new age of bilateral relations. In her words, the Belarusian-Estonian ties are developed in all major fields of mutual interest. The two countries have been closely cooperating in culture, science, and education...
22 Feb 2019
Army's contribution to peace, security in Belarus emphasized Army's contribution to peace, security in Belarus emphasized
“The Fatherland Defenders and Armed Forces Day is a popular holiday in our country. People in uniform are not the only defenders in the country. These are engineers, doctors, teachers who raise patriots”...
22 Feb 2019
No plans to amend Belarusian election legislation for now No plans to amend Belarusian election legislation for now
Lidia Yermoshina said that the Central Election Commission and a group of experts had analyzed proposals concerning Belarus’ election legislation, which were put forward by the OSCE after the latest elections...
22 Feb 2019
Independence, sovereignty hailed as biggest achievement of Belarusians Independence, sovereignty hailed as biggest achievement of Belarusians
“Sovereignty and independence are the biggest achievement that we have. I am proud and happy to be the first president of this sovereign country. What we have accomplished together is the biggest achievement. We have built the first sovereign and independent state in our history”...
22 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Destabilization can throw Belarus under the yoke again Lukashenko: Destabilization can throw Belarus under the yoke again
The president added that it is hard for Belarus to compete with global powers that have enough natural resources to meet domestic needs. "We just cannot fall behind. If we do, it will be the end; we will become someone else’s province"...
22 Feb 2019
Belarus president expects IT company to produce practical results, develop export Belarus president expects IT company to produce practical results, develop export
"It may either die due to the lack of demand and the lack of results or become a very good seed, which will take root and produce a good result. This is why we cannot let this initiative perish. Certainly, it should primarily work for the army"...
22 Feb 2019
Myasnikovich: Belarus achieves a lot in building up military security Myasnikovich: Belarus achieves a lot in building up military security
"Over the years of sovereignty Belarus has achieved great results in building up its military security. We have a strong army, efficient Armed Forces; our troops receive the latest in equipment and armaments"...
22 Feb 2019
Novitskiy: Every true citizen must be ready to defend the Fatherland Novitskiy: Every true citizen must be ready to defend the Fatherland
“The well-known saying ‘Defending your fatherland is just another profession’ does not apply to active-duty officers only. It applies to every person who cares about the fatherland, native land, and loved ones,” Oleg Novitskiy said...
21 Feb 2019
Belarusian FM: Mother tongue is pillar of statehood Belarusian FM: Mother tongue is pillar of statehood
“Our language defines us as a mature nation with our own mindset and outlook, it reflects the background, values and traditions of the Belarusian people. It is part and parcel of the national identity of Belarusians and a solid foundation of statehood”...
21 Feb 2019
Ambassador: Belarus associated with peace, security in Europe Ambassador: Belarus associated with peace, security in Europe
At a time when terrorism, local wars, interethnic and other conflicts are raging in the world, Belarus has preserved stability, peace and accord...
21 Feb 2019
FM: Belarus-EU visa facilitation talks in progress FM: Belarus-EU visa facilitation talks in progress
As BelTA reported earlier, in line with the Belarus-EU draft agreement on visa facilitation and readmission, the Schengen visa fee for Belarusians might be reduced to €35...
21 Feb 2019
Belarus to stay partners with Russia, improve relations with NATO Belarus to stay partners with Russia, improve relations with NATO
In line with the adjusted concept Belarus will continue pursuing the strategic policy aimed at partnership with Russia while staying focused on maintaining a high level of relations with Collective Security Treaty Organization member states, China, and CIS member states...
21 Feb 2019
Great hopes for new Team Belarus at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Great hopes for new Team Belarus at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
“The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld kicked off on 20 February. Our team is taking part in them. This is a new team with a new head coach”...
21 Feb 2019
Minister sees no big risks for manufacturers after Belarus accession to WTO Minister sees no big risks for manufacturers after Belarus accession to WTO
He believes that the advantages of the WTO accession outnumber and outweigh the risks associated with it, because the WTO accession will give more legal instruments to protect the interests of Belarusian manufacturers when their products are not allowed to foreign markets...
20 Feb 2019
Kryuko: OECH19 bronze in Raubichi is a good result after illness Kryuko: OECH19 bronze in Raubichi is a good result after illness
“I missed the North American World Cups, so we decided to compete. I am very glad that I have made it to the podium after being sick”...
20 Feb 2019
Belarusian biathletes share impressions after first race in IBU Open European Championships Belarusian biathletes share impressions after first race in IBU Open European Championships
Raman Yaliotnau and Sergei Bocharnikov stand 15th and 16th respectively after today’s Men 20km Individual race...
20 Feb 2019
Essential improvement of tourism infrastructure in Belarus noted Essential improvement of tourism infrastructure in Belarus noted
"First and foremost, the tourism infrastructure, means of accommodation, particularly farm tourism, have been unbelievably improved. You can see the changes as soon as you arrive starting with the airport and later along the road. I’d like to draw attention to local cuisine"...
20 Feb 2019
Tourism exchange between Belarus, Israel on the rise Tourism exchange between Belarus, Israel on the rise
"Today, all the conditions are in place to boost tourism exchange between our countries. In this connection Belarus has been working actively to create most favorable conditions for tourists from Israel"...
20 Feb 2019
FM: Foreign ministry seeks to enhance Belarus’ role in global politics FM: Foreign ministry seeks to enhance Belarus’ role in global politics
In his words, in the face of some adverse external factors, the country went ahead with its efforts to secure its sovereignty, pursue an independent, balanced and multi-vector policy, promote integration processes in the Eurasian space...
20 Feb 2019
Hospitable Belarus charms National Geographic Israel editor-in-chief Hospitable Belarus charms National Geographic Israel editor-in-chief
"Despite the weather, as we have come during the off-season, I feel special warmth here. I was, first of all, touched by people. They are very hospitable. I felt at home everywhere"...
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