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3 Jul 2016
Tsepkalo: Belarus in Top-10 software producers in Europe, Middle East and Africa Tsepkalo: Belarus in Top-10 software producers in Europe, Middle East and Africa
“The Hi-Tech Park has proved its worth. Ten years ago, it was just a start-up, an initiative. Today, our growth rate is about 10 times higher than the global IT growth. So we have reasons to be optimistic about the future"...
3 Jul 2016
Slutsky: Russia follows the example of Belarus’ social policy Slutsky: Russia follows the example of Belarus’ social policy
“One day we all woke up into not very comfortable environment in the 1990s, the period when the social policy and many more were almost destroyed. This has never happened in Belarus"...
3 Jul 2016
The state’s strength lies in the ability to forestall and pre-empt danger The state’s strength lies in the ability to forestall and pre-empt danger
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the military parade in Minsk on the occasion of Belarus’ Independence Day celebrations on 3 July...
2 Jul 2016
Kochanova: The Vatican for Belarus is an important partner in international relations Kochanova: The Vatican for Belarus is an important partner in international relations
She stressed that the Roman Catholic Church takes an active part in the interfaith dialogue today. This was noted at the meeting with Pope Francis during the recent visit of the Belarusian President to the Vatican...
1 Jul 2016
Lukashenko wants peace for people of Belarus Lukashenko wants peace for people of Belarus
“Only by exercising maximum vigilance that we will be able to protect ourselves from the tragic mistakes of June 1941. Of course, we are proud of our victories. We are victors. Still, you know that I would not want any more such victories for the Belarusian people. I do not want this”...
1 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus will certainly achieve higher living standards Lukashenko: Belarus will certainly achieve higher living standards
“I am confident that the people of Belarus will successfully overcome the current temporary difficulties, because we possess invaluable wealth – the glorious history of courage and endurance, the unity of the nation, the sense of dignity, and an immense will to make or country strong and prosperous”...
1 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: Belarusian army can fight back any aggressor Lukashenko: Belarusian army can fight back any aggressor
“Today our army is at high operational readiness and can fight back any aggressor, especially with the assistance of the Armed Forces of Russia, our sisterly nation,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
1 Jul 2016
Belarus views IMF mission’s findings as positive signal for further discussions Belarus views IMF mission’s findings as positive signal for further discussions
“The IMF mission commended the package of anti-crisis measures adopted by the government and the National Bank and hailed the considerable progress made in several aspects of the economic policy, including the pension system reform, the change in approaches to the management of budget spending and state support"...
1 Jul 2016
Twinning relations between Grodno Oblast and Chinese Gansu Province hailed as exemplary Twinning relations between Grodno Oblast and Chinese Gansu Province hailed as exemplary
Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin stressed that the relations of all-round strategic partnership between Belarus and China are actively developing. The dialogue is strengthening at all levels...
30 Jun 2016
Petrishenko: Belarus is associated with peace and security on the global stage Petrishenko: Belarus is associated with peace and security on the global stage
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said at an official reception in the diplomatic mission in Moscow on 30 June to mark Independence Day in Belarus...
30 Jun 2016
IAEA welcomes Belarus’ dedication to safety and openness in nuclear matters IAEA welcomes Belarus’ dedication to safety and openness in nuclear matters
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano assured that the organization fully supports Belarus’ dedication to safety, openness and its intent to make a full use of the IAEA expert peer review services, guidelines and recommendations...
30 Jun 2016
Belarus hopes to boost trade with EU amid thaw in relations Belarus hopes to boost trade with EU amid thaw in relations
"We are very much interested in this and ready to continue on this path and discuss with our colleagues any matters to eliminate all possible obstacles”...
30 Jun 2016
Zaoralek: Czechia believes in positive long-term cooperation with Belarus Zaoralek: Czechia believes in positive long-term cooperation with Belarus
“Our meeting shows that we are starting a new chapter in the relations between Belarus and the Czech Republic. This opportunity to open the new chapter in our relations is due to the fact that the relations between Belarus and the European Union have been improving"...
30 Jun 2016
Development of Union State named among Belarus parliament’s priorities Development of Union State named among Belarus parliament’s priorities
Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at the closing of the ninth session of the House of Representatives of the fifth convocation...
30 Jun 2016
IMF praises measures taken in Belarus to stabilize macroeconomic situation IMF praises measures taken in Belarus to stabilize macroeconomic situation
IMF Mission Chief for Belarus Peter Dohlman believes that the reasonably stringent monetary and fiscal policies of the government helped stabilize the exchange rate and reduce inflation...
30 Jun 2016
Semashko: Manufacturing drives Belarus’ economic recovery Semashko: Manufacturing drives Belarus’ economic recovery
The Vice Premier noted that the macroeconomic stabilization measures adopted in late 2015 and early 2016 are bearing fruit...
28 Jun 2016
Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal expected to increase tourist arrivals Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal expected to increase tourist arrivals
"Grodno Oblast should work harder to tap into its tourism potential, the natural assets and transit capacity. There are many examples of successfully growing businesses in eco-tourism and the hospitality sector. These areas are expected to attract small and medium-sized businesses and foreign investment and promote cross-border cooperation"...
28 Jun 2016
Saxony interested in economic cooperation with Belarus Saxony interested in economic cooperation with Belarus
President of the Landtag of the Federal Land of Saxony Matthias Roessler said after a meeting with Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Mikhail Myasnikovich...
28 Jun 2016
Myasnikovich: Belarus ready to create comfortable conditions for German investors Myasnikovich: Belarus ready to create comfortable conditions for German investors
"As a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, Belarus can effectively facilitate trade and investment relations of Germany with the huge Eurasian economic business space," the Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly noted...
28 Jun 2016
Cui Qiming: Belarus is to become important part of Silk Road Economic Zone Cui Qiming: Belarus is to become important part of Silk Road Economic Zone
"Being an important part of the Silk Road Economic Zone, Belarus, in my opinion, has a number of advantages. Above all, these are the advantages that we have thanks to the high political mutual trust. Since the establishment 24 years ago, the diplomatic relations between China and Belarus have been developing dynamically"...
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