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28 Apr 2016
Shvydkoy: No future without the memory of the past Shvydkoy: No future without the memory of the past
"It was the Soviet army, the Soviet people who bore the brunt of the war during WWII. And it is not that we should not give the victory away to someone. The Victory can be shared. But we need to understand who achieved the Victory. Belarus sacrificed hundreds of thousands of people. The nation showed it wanted to remain in the history, to protect its future"...
28 Apr 2016
Belarus reaffirms its commitment to SDGs, green economy principles Belarus reaffirms its commitment to SDGs, green economy principles
"Support for the basic principles of the green economy is enshrined in all the key fundamental documents for the medium and long term, including the national strategy for sustainable social and economic development of Belarus for the period till 2030,” Dmitry Krutoy noted...
28 Apr 2016
Council of Europe seeks closer cooperation with Belarus Council of Europe seeks closer cooperation with Belarus
Director General for Human Rights and Rule of Law at the Council of Europe Philippe Boillat told...
27 Apr 2016
Makei: Belarus set to step up cooperation with Turkey in all areas of mutual interest Makei: Belarus set to step up cooperation with Turkey in all areas of mutual interest
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu...
27 Apr 2016
Belarus viewed as ‘window to Europe’ for China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Belarus viewed as ‘window to Europe’ for China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Wu Guangrong, Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) government said. The official also mentioned the importance of Belarus’ taking part in the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative...
27 Apr 2016
Belarus’ dedication to peace, global security noted Belarus’ dedication to peace, global security noted
“In his address to the nation and the parliament Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko reaffirmed the absolute value of peace and security. The stance cannot but be a welcome one," Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to Belarus Carlos Larrea Davila stressed...
26 Apr 2016
Belarus calls for removing barriers for sustainable development of countries Belarus calls for removing barriers for sustainable development of countries
Mikhail Myasnikovich emphasized in his speech the vital importance of the strict observance of the basic principles of the international law such as non-interference with the domestic affairs of sovereign states, peaceful settlement of disputes and pretensions in the spirit of tolerance and the dialogue based on mutual respect...
26 Apr 2016
MP: Belarus fully committed to combating terrorism MP: Belarus fully committed to combating terrorism
Viktor Rusak, vice chairman of the permanent commission for national security of the House of Representatives, said when commenting on the President's State of the Nation Address...
26 Apr 2016
Swedish ambassador to Belarus calls for coordinated approach to dealing with Chernobyl aftereffects Swedish ambassador to Belarus calls for coordinated approach to dealing with Chernobyl aftereffects
“I believe important the readiness of the entire international community to take part in the alleviation and minimization of consequences of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Belarus has secured some progress in dealing with consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Your experience can be interesting for other countries for the sake of reducing risks and minimizing possible effects,” said Martin Aberg
26 Apr 2016
Lukashenko: Belarusian people showed true heroism when dealing with Chernobyl legacy Lukashenko: Belarusian people showed true heroism when dealing with Chernobyl legacy
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when speaking at the final concert of the Revival marathon dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster...
26 Apr 2016
Belarusian MP calls for concrete economic projects via interparliamentary cooperation Belarusian MP calls for concrete economic projects via interparliamentary cooperation
“Thanks to our multiple-vector policy Belarus is now accepted as an equal partner. It is useless to talk to us using ultimatums,” noted Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vitaly Busko...
26 Apr 2016
Belarus invited to become key partner of China’s Xinjiang Province Belarus invited to become key partner of China’s Xinjiang Province
Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) government Wu Guangrong expressed such an opinion...
26 Apr 2016
Order of Malta’s humanitarian role in Belarus praised Order of Malta’s humanitarian role in Belarus praised
“I would also like to emphasize that the relations between Belarus and the Order of Malta have traditionally been constructive and friendly. The Order of Malta is an important partner for Belarus in the international arena whose support and assistance in the implementation of humanitarian and cultural projects are of crucial importance for us,” noted Andrei Kobyakov...
25 Apr 2016
Belarus, Russia gain valuable experience in overcoming Chernobyl legacy Belarus, Russia gain valuable experience in overcoming Chernobyl legacy
“The analysis of the Union State programs on Chernobyl shows that Belarus and Russia have gained invaluable scientific-practical and managerial experience. This generalized experience of our countries in overcoming the Chernobyl legacy serves not only our peoples but also all humanity,” Grigory Rapota said...
25 Apr 2016
Japan eager to continue cooperation with Belarus taking into account Chernobyl experience Japan eager to continue cooperation with Belarus taking into account Chernobyl experience
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Miki Yamada said. She also reminded that in 2012 Belarus and Japan signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in this area...
25 Apr 2016
Sultanoglu: UNDP will help share experience in mitigating Chernobyl impact Sultanoglu: UNDP will help share experience in mitigating Chernobyl impact
"30 years after the Chernobyl disaster successful community and other initiatives gave ground for hope, recovery and development"...
25 Apr 2016
Belarus ready to share its experience in dealing with nuclear accident Belarus ready to share its experience in dealing with nuclear accident
“Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine jointly with the UN institutions have accumulated unique knowledge and experience in mitigating the consequences of a radiation accident. We have developed good practices to ensure the transition from recovery to development," Belarusian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Vashchenko said...
25 Apr 2016
China to continue assisting Belarus with rehabilitation of Chernobyl-affected regions China to continue assisting Belarus with rehabilitation of Chernobyl-affected regions
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Belarus Cui Qiming told...
25 Apr 2016
Clark: UNDP will continue supporting Chernobyl-affected areas Clark: UNDP will continue supporting Chernobyl-affected areas
We have good relations with the authorities and communities. We would like to see the continued development of the territories affected by the Chernobyl accident. No one should be left behind in overcoming the Chernobyl legacy, Helen Clark said...
25 Apr 2016
Call for new Belarus-Japan partnership format Call for new Belarus-Japan partnership format
"I believe that the future of our relations lies with the development of full-value economic interaction. Our country boasts an advantageous geopolitical position, modern infrastructure, and highly productive and competitive agriculture"...
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