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26 Oct 2016
Belarus in favor of harmonious barrier-free community of economies from Lisbon to Vladivostok Belarus in favor of harmonious barrier-free community of economies from Lisbon to Vladivostok
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said when speaking at the international conference “Laying the foundation in the UNECE region for economic. Integration and sustainable development towards 2030”...
25 Oct 2016
Lukashenko urges to develop relations with Western Europe Lukashenko urges to develop relations with Western Europe
"The embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in general should not only represent the country abroad but also do their best to promote trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and other countries"...
24 Oct 2016
Hossein Entezami: Belarus plays a bigger role in the region Hossein Entezami: Belarus plays a bigger role in the region
"Belarus and Iran are similar because of their peace-loving foreign policy. The situation is as follows: everything can change very quickly. The activities of international regional organizations become more and more important. At the same time, it is obvious that even one person, one state can play a big role and have a considerable impact"...
24 Oct 2016
Belarus-Namibia tighter cooperation in agriculture, industry, education possible Belarus-Namibia tighter cooperation in agriculture, industry, education possible
“Southern Africa is quite an attractive region for Belarus as a promising and rapidly developing market. Today’s visit will lay down the necessary foundation, on which we will continue building fruitful interaction with Namibia in the spirit of mutual and comprehensive partnership,” concluded Andrei Kobyakov...
24 Oct 2016
Poland ready to cooperate with Belarus within China’s One Belt, One Road initiative Poland ready to cooperate with Belarus within China’s One Belt, One Road initiative
“Belarus for us is a kind of the gate to the East. We, in turn, are ready to be the gate to the West, first of all, from the economic viewpoint. This also includes China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. Here, we can develop mutually beneficial cooperation for our countries and nations,” noted Mateusz Morawiecki...
24 Oct 2016
Belarus, Poland encouraged to search for new forms of cooperation Belarus, Poland encouraged to search for new forms of cooperation
"Belarus will create favorable conditions for fruitful all-round cooperation and mutually beneficial interaction between Polish companies and their Belarusian partners"...
24 Oct 2016
Samarasinha: Belarus will implement all SDGs by 2030 Samarasinha: Belarus will implement all SDGs by 2030
“Belarus implemented the Millennium Development Goals. I am confident that the country will be able to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Belarus’ progress in the area will be marked by an annual tree planting event,” said Sanaka Samarasinha...
22 Oct 2016
Kocijancic: I have no doubt that the 2019 European Games will be a success Kocijancic: I have no doubt that the 2019 European Games will be a success
“Minsk has played host to many high-level sports events, such as the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the 2014 IIHF World Championship. The European Games may also take a special place in the sports history of your country. The city has excellent sports facilities"...
22 Oct 2016
Belarus’ PM promises top-level organization of European Games 2019 Belarus’ PM promises top-level organization of European Games 2019
“The EOC General Assembly in Minsk is an important event in the sport and social life of the country. You took the historic decision to award Belarus the right to host the Second European Games. The European Games in 2019 will be particularly important for athletes as the Games will be held one year prior to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo"...
21 Oct 2016
Azerbaijan NOC: Baku’s European Games experience will be useful for Belarus Azerbaijan NOC: Baku’s European Games experience will be useful for Belarus
"We will be happy to help Minsk organize this sport forum. I offered this help when I met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko today. We agreed to keep in touch as soon as the organizing committee is set up. If necessary, specialists from Azerbaijan will come to Minsk to help,” said Chingiz Huseynzade...
21 Oct 2016
Janez Kocijancic: Second European Games in Minsk will unite athletes of Europe Janez Kocijancic: Second European Games in Minsk will unite athletes of Europe
“I am confident that Belarus will host the European Games at a proper level. The Games will be a good rehearsal before the Tokyo Summer Olympics and will help unite European athletes,” noted Janez Kocijancic...
21 Oct 2016
EOC suggested to develop additional education program for retired athletes EOC suggested to develop additional education program for retired athletes
"It is important to create conditions for athletes and help them stay afloat after their retirement. I would like to reiterate that they are very talented people and everything possible should be done to keep them in the sport industry. They should be provided with an opportunity to become coaches, managers, sports specialists,” Alexander Lukashenko noted...
21 Oct 2016
Lukashenko calls for more transparency in WADA Lukashenko calls for more transparency in WADA
"Belarus stands for clean sport. But collective responsibility is not the best option. Suspending entire teams from the Olympics is unjustified and counterproductive. The punishment for violations should be selective and unavoidable rather than generalized and hasty"...
20 Oct 2016
Rumas: Belarus is a friendly and open country Rumas: Belarus is a friendly and open country
Chairman of the Board of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus (DBRB) Sergei Rumas said at the fifth edition of the Eurasian Forum in Verona, Italy. He drew the attention of the participants in the forum to a major problem: many long-lasting business ties get easily broken today, the rules of the game change rapidly, while these rules have been evolving over decades...
20 Oct 2016
Belarus wants exemptions, restrictions removed in EEU Belarus wants exemptions, restrictions removed in EEU
"The priorities that Belarus announced during its presidency in 2015, which was the first year of operation of the Eurasian Economic Union, remain the same, and we must make substantial advances towards this goal,” Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan in Minsk...
20 Oct 2016
EOC: Minsk sports venues can host top-level tournaments EOC: Minsk sports venues can host top-level tournaments
Chairman of the Coordination Commission of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) 2019 Josef Liba said after the meeting of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees in Minsk...
20 Oct 2016
Kocijancic: Extensive agenda for EOC General Assembly in Minsk Kocijancic: Extensive agenda for EOC General Assembly in Minsk
"In the coming days, we will discuss a very broad range of issues related to modern sport. I would like to express gratitude to Belarusians, as it is already clear that the work of the Executive Committee and the General Assembly will be organized at a high level,” Janez Kocijancic emphasized...
20 Oct 2016
Golikova: Belarus, Russia have inner reserves to restore growth in Union State Golikova: Belarus, Russia have inner reserves to restore growth in Union State
"Thanks to the close economic relations, Belarus has become fourth largest trading partner of Russia. Russia ranks first among foreign trading partners of Belarus. Making use of the integration and its main advantages is a key factor in promoting the economic growth in the Union State"...
20 Oct 2016
Belarus calls on United Nations to promote multilingualism as investment in the future Belarus calls on United Nations to promote multilingualism as investment in the future
Andrei Dapkiunas urged the General Assembly to consider the importance of the quality and the live nature of translation, as well as the promotion of real multilingualism in the United Nations, not as an unnecessary load, but as an investment in the future of a more united and tolerant world...
19 Oct 2016
Abbas Khame Yar: Belarus’ role in maintaining peace and stability in the region is vitally important Abbas Khame Yar: Belarus’ role in maintaining peace and stability in the region is vitally important
"Today's most urgent issues is the problem of protecting independence and sovereignty as some countries, considering themselves more powerful, try to impose their policies on others. Many countries have to defend their economic, political and cultural independence"...
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