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26 Oct 2018
Poroshenko: Trust between Ukraine and Belarus, between leaders Poroshenko: Trust between Ukraine and Belarus, between leaders
“Today we made sure that our decision to hold the forum was right. Six treaties have already been signed. More agreements will be concluded between our regions, which will help make the life of people in Ukraine and Belarus better”...
26 Oct 2018
Forum of Belarusian, Ukrainian regions nets over $100m in commercial contracts Forum of Belarusian, Ukrainian regions nets over $100m in commercial contracts
In his words, new contracts were signed virtually in every industry. The number includes mechanical engineering, petrochemical industry, and textile industry...
26 Oct 2018
Belarus urges to support initiative on UN database of SDG coordinators Belarus urges to support initiative on UN database of SDG coordinators
"The next stage of our work will be to set up of the UN database on national SDG coordinators and to launch it during the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development"...
26 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Decentralization in Ukraine contributes to regional cooperation with Belarus Ambassador: Decentralization in Ukraine contributes to regional cooperation with Belarus
"The process of decentralization is in progress. Regions are getting more rights at the local level, more responsibility and, most importantly, more funds"...
26 Oct 2018
Belarus waiting for Russia’s decision on dairy supplies Belarus waiting for Russia’s decision on dairy supplies
Apart from that, during the 5th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in October, the two countries signed food balance sheets for 2019. Belarus plans to ship about 320,000 tonnes of meat products to Russia in 2019, up 11% over 2018...
26 Oct 2018
Ukraine's vice premier: Industrial cooperation will open new markets for Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine's vice premier: Industrial cooperation will open new markets for Belarus, Ukraine
The plan for $8 billion in trade in 2019 can be achieved not only through mutual export and import of goods and services but also through the development of joint ventures, the vice prime minister of Ukraine emphasized...
26 Oct 2018
Regions urged to help reach $8bn target in Belarus-Ukraine trade Regions urged to help reach $8bn target in Belarus-Ukraine trade
Igor Lyashenko emphasized the need for closer cooperation in manufacturing and agriculture. “Potential of the bilateral cooperation is far from being exhausted. We have great reserves in mechanical engineering, energy and agribusiness”...
25 Oct 2018
Massive increase in Belarus’ Hi-Tech Park export expected in 2018 Massive increase in Belarus’ Hi-Tech Park export expected in 2018
Alexander Turchin said: “The Hi-Tech Park is expected to increase earnings and respectively the export of services by $400-450 million in comparison with the previous year. It will be an increase of 40% and more”...
25 Oct 2018
Importance of women's leadership highlighted at Forum of Women Leaders in Minsk Importance of women's leadership highlighted at Forum of Women Leaders in Minsk
In his speech Andrei Dapkiunas emphasized that the public should acknowledge women’s ability to take the lead and recognize a clear social demand and benefits of women’s leadership...
25 Oct 2018
Baku Forum on Sustainable Development hailed as important platform for exchanging experiences Baku Forum on Sustainable Development hailed as important platform for exchanging experiences
“Such forums are needed to exchange positive experiences. We must work together. We extend our appreciation to Azerbaijan that, by hosting such forums, provides us such opportunity,” Marianna Shchetkina said...
25 Oct 2018
Ukraine in favor smooth movement of farm goods with Belarus Ukraine in favor smooth movement of farm goods with Belarus
“Our people willingly buy Belarusian-made goods,” he said. As a result, the turnover of agricultural products and foodstuffs is growing between Ukraine and Belarus...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus concerned over U.S. intent to withdraw from INF Treaty Belarus concerned over U.S. intent to withdraw from INF Treaty
“The intent of the United States to withdraw from the INF Treaty cannot but cause regret and concern. Such a move would inflict a considerable damage not only on regional security but also global strategic stability”...
25 Oct 2018
Minister: Many of Belarus’ healthcare successes owed to radiology Minister: Many of Belarus’ healthcare successes owed to radiology
Belarusian radiology has a strong scientific capacity. It boasts 28 patents and 22 inventor’s certificates...
25 Oct 2018
Optimization of Belarusian army’s composition, personnel numbers named top priority Optimization of Belarusian army’s composition, personnel numbers named top priority
According to the source, in addition to the optimization of the composition and the personnel numbers the army will replace some weapon systems and hardware with modern solutions...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus responds to Ukrainian concerns about ‘Russian presence’ Belarus responds to Ukrainian concerns about ‘Russian presence’
Anatoly Glaz reminded that Pavel Klimkin had talked about the dangers Ukrainian citizens face in Belarus. "There is no sense in commenting on these tales. Let’s ask the 160,000 Ukrainian refugees in Belarus where it is safer for them to live, study, and work"...
25 Oct 2018
Cooperation of SMEs viewed as crucial for Belarus, Ukraine Cooperation of SMEs viewed as crucial for Belarus, Ukraine
Ukrainian businessmen are ready to offer new products, work with Belarus in order to promote these products to the markets of other countries. There are proposals related to alternative energy, agricultural processing, pharmacology...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus MFA slams unilateral sanctions in foreign policy as counterproductive Belarus MFA slams unilateral sanctions in foreign policy as counterproductive
“Belarus’ fundamental position on this issue remains unchanged: unilateral sanctions in foreign policy are unacceptable and counterproductive. We will continue to interact with the United States, which will contribute to the lifting of the U.S. sanctions against our country”...
25 Oct 2018
Belarus, Ukraine seen well-placed to boost trade in agricultural products Belarus, Ukraine seen well-placed to boost trade in agricultural products
Ukraine is one of the most important markets for Belarus. It is the third biggest importer of Belarusian agricultural products...
25 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Government should take decisions by consensus Lukashenko: Government should take decisions by consensus
"The government’s main mission is not about strategy. This is not your prerogative. The strategy has already been developed; it is determined by the president"...
25 Oct 2018
Industrial cooperation named important area of interaction for Belarus, Ukraine Industrial cooperation named important area of interaction for Belarus, Ukraine
"It is necessary to look for opportunities for setting up joint manufacturing facilities. The engineering sector is the most promising industry. I think [on the forum] there will be proposals regarding road-building equipment"...
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