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10 Oct 2016
Belarus, Russia need to agree on equal conditions for economic operators Belarus, Russia need to agree on equal conditions for economic operators
“We do not demand anything extraordinary from the Russian Federation. We want our economic operators and our people to be in equal conditions in the Union State of Belarus and Russia in accordance with the Union State Treaty. This is the only thing that we demand,” the President said...
10 Oct 2016
Belarus shares all information on NPP project Belarus shares all information on NPP project
“We are open to everyone in what concerns the construction of the nuclear power plant. Even the smallest details on the project are available in the information center in Ostrovets. We are absolutely open for our neighbors regarding the NPP construction project,” Belarus’ First Deputy Energy Minister Leonid Shenets said at the 5th Belarusian-German Energy Forum in Minsk...
10 Oct 2016
Finance Minister: Belarus’ budget 2017 is real, balanced Finance Minister: Belarus’ budget 2017 is real, balanced
The draft budget for 2017 has been developed taking into account the need to secure macroeconomic stability and create conditions for economic growth. “The budget is based on a conservative forecast for economic growth – 100.2% as against 101.7% approved by the head of state’s decree"...
7 Oct 2016
Hosting OSCE PA session expected to contribute to Belarus’ positive image Hosting OSCE PA session expected to contribute to Belarus’ positive image
He noted that many representatives of other countries are interested in Belarus and voice their desire to come to Belarus to learn more about it. “I hope they will see that we want peace, cooperation, that we want to evolve and keep pace with time. But we do not want to be pressured or have any terms dictated to us”...
7 Oct 2016
Saint Petersburg encouraged to develop investment cooperation with Belarus Saint Petersburg encouraged to develop investment cooperation with Belarus
One of the most promising areas of partnership is to promote cooperation between manufacturers of Belarus and St. Petersburg, including the establishment of joint ventures. “We have positive examples of such cooperation”...
7 Oct 2016
Svetlov: CIS shows interest in Belarus’ Year of Culture project Svetlov: CIS shows interest in Belarus’ Year of Culture project
According to the Minister, during a meeting of the CIS Council for Cultural Cooperation dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States held in Astana on 5-6 October the Belarusian experience of holding the Year of Culture aroused great interest...
7 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus wants equal partnership with Russia Lukashenko: Belarus wants equal partnership with Russia
"The only thing we want is the cooperation on equal footing. If we have it, Russia will never have problems with us. There will be no problems, even if the power is in the hands of other people, not Lukashenko. The interests of our states are interconnected,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
7 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: China sees Belarus as an equal partner Lukashenko: China sees Belarus as an equal partner
"The Great China sees us as an equal partner. A Belarusian-Chinese declaration on establishing relations of trustful comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation was adopted a short while ago"...
7 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: International respect for Belarus has increased considerably Lukashenko: International respect for Belarus has increased considerably
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he addressed outgoing and newly elected members of the country’s parliament. The head of state noted that Belarus has always supported the idea of ceasing any armed hostilities in favor of resolving all problems via negotiations...
7 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: The elections convincingly demonstrated lack of reasons to change the state policy Lukashenko: The elections convincingly demonstrated lack of reasons to change the state policy
"Any member of the parliament has his or her own views. Moreover, an MP is elected by voters, who are concerned about certain problems and would like these problems resolved. Dividing the parliament is not my job. For me it is a united parliament. And every parliamentarian has equal power in accordance with the law"...
7 Oct 2016
Belarus demonstrates transparency of its electoral system to world community Belarus demonstrates transparency of its electoral system to world community
"The Belarusian side welcomed constructive recommendations of foreign colleagues regarding the improvement of the election legislation. We welcome everything that benefits us and does not contradict the interests of the Belarusian nation,” the head of state stressed...
6 Oct 2016
Belarus-India relations praised as all-round, vibrant Belarus-India relations praised as all-round, vibrant
“Over a short period of time Belarus and India could create robust foundation for cooperation, bilateral legal framework, necessary intergovernmental mechanisms and implemented numerous joint projects in trade, investment, science and education,” the deputy minister stressed...
6 Oct 2016
Rybakov: Belarus works continuously to ease visa requirements with EU Rybakov: Belarus works continuously to ease visa requirements with EU
“We are talking about the association of a certain number of countries. We need to reach an agreement with each of the member states so that the decision is taken in favor of Belarus. I assure you that we are making a constant effort to achieve this,” Valentin Rybakov noted...
6 Oct 2016
Genuine interest of European MPs in Belarus noted Genuine interest of European MPs in Belarus noted
“While talking to our colleagues from Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, France, and Czechia, we see genuine, sincere interest in our country and readiness to work together”, Vladimir Andreichenko said...
6 Oct 2016
Makei hails momentum in Belarus-Pakistan relations Makei hails momentum in Belarus-Pakistan relations
"In 2015 the countries signed 58 various documents to promote cooperation. During the visit of the Belarusian President to Pakistan the sides signed about 15 memoranda and agreements. They create a solid legal framework for the enhancement of cooperation between the two countries in absolutely all avenues"...
6 Oct 2016
Belarusian manufacturers intend to increase presence on Pakistan market Belarusian manufacturers intend to increase presence on Pakistan market
The Industry Minister said that all large industrial enterprises of Belarus intend to branch out into the market of Pakistan and extend their presence on it. MTZ, BelAZ, MAZ, Bobruiskagromash and other enterprises have already signed arrangements with partners in Pakistan...
5 Oct 2016
Belarus-Pakistan economic relations destined to reach level of political relations Belarus-Pakistan economic relations destined to reach level of political relations
“I feel that things are seriously on the move and four years later we will reach the desired results, we will build the foundation of our relations in the form of trade and economic decisions,” said the Belarus President...
5 Oct 2016
Belarus seeks closer inter-parliamentary cooperation with Germany Belarus seeks closer inter-parliamentary cooperation with Germany
Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with the delegation of the German-Belarusian parliamentary group of the Bundestag led by Chairman of the group Oliver Kaczmarek...
5 Oct 2016
Chiesa: Belarus must preserve its independence, maintain good relations with West and East Chiesa: Belarus must preserve its independence, maintain good relations with West and East
“The most important thing for you is to preserve the independence and build good political relations with all your neighbors"...
5 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus-Pakistan investment cooperation has good prospects Lukashenko: Belarus-Pakistan investment cooperation has good prospects
The head of state pointed out that Belarus offers a number of preferences that foreign companies can benefit from. “In terms of tax planning and optimization, the preferences include special preferential terms for starting a business in six free economic zones"...
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