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9 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators can learn from each other Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators can learn from each other
“I think, you can learn a lot from us. You can see something useful here because we have done a lot to reform preliminary investigation and in other fields, retrofitted all branches of the law enforcement system, from ministries and agencies to the Supreme Court,” Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Chairman of the Russian Investigation Committee Alexander Bastrykin...
9 Sep 2016
Belarus-China cooperation into direct investment phase Belarus-China cooperation into direct investment phase
“Belarusian-Chinese relations advance all the time. So far the potential of all-round strategic partnership has been fully realized and transition to a special level of cooperation has been activated. The emotional sense of the new level of cooperation equals trust," Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov said...
8 Sep 2016
Minsk ready for organized tourist groups from Vietnam Minsk ready for organized tourist groups from Vietnam
The deputy head of the Minsk city administration said that well-developed tourism infrastructure has been created in the Belarusian capital. The public catering system and mass transportation are well developed. “Minsk has a great potential as a tourism destination. The capital city is ready to welcome guests from Vietnam as organized groups”...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy’ of International Paralympic Committee Belarus president outraged by ‘democracy’ of International Paralympic Committee
In his words, the Belarus president’s stance on the matter is straightforward: support and solidarity with the Russian Paralympians. “We believe it is absolutely unacceptable, it is a crime when perfectly healthy people of some authority choose to infringe on dignity of people, whose abilities are somewhat limited”...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus Sport Ministry: To carry Russian flag in Rio was a team decision Belarus Sport Ministry: To carry Russian flag in Rio was a team decision
The flag was carried by Andrei Fomochkin, an official of the national teams office at the Sport and Tourism Ministry. In this way the Belarusian Paralympic athletes wanted to show solidarity with their Russian colleagues who were unjustly deprived of the right to take part in the Paralympics in Rio...
8 Sep 2016
WCO praises Belarus’ readiness to cooperate with foreign customs services WCO praises Belarus’ readiness to cooperate with foreign customs services
“Kunio Mikuriya praised the readiness of the Belarusian customs service to establish efficient cooperation with other customs services and pointed out the importance of our country for the harmonization of integration processes from Lisbon to Vladivostok”...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus-China tight cooperation praised Belarus-China tight cooperation praised
According to the official, Belarus views China as a strategic partner and sees joint projects as instruments to bolster mutually beneficial cooperation in trade, economic, financial, credit, investment affairs, R&D and other areas...
8 Sep 2016
Eismont: Carrying Russian flag in Rio reflects Belarus’ position Eismont: Carrying Russian flag in Rio reflects Belarus’ position
Belarusian President spokeswoman noted that the move was the idea of the Belarusian delegation. “Still, I stress that it reflects the country’s position, including that of the head of state and the president of the National Olympic Committee"...
8 Sep 2016
Belarus’ MFA comments on Belarusian carrying Russian flag in Rio Belarus’ MFA comments on Belarusian carrying Russian flag in Rio
“I am not prepared to comment on this act from the perspective of the rules of the international Paralympic movement. But that was an act of a man. What our athlete did was thoughtful, brave and comradely. If we are to be punished for such acts, so be it,” Dmitry Mironchik said...
8 Sep 2016
Shepel: Russian flag in Rio a sign of solidarity with Russian athletes Shepel: Russian flag in Rio a sign of solidarity with Russian athletes
Belarusian athletes carried the flag of the Russian Federation during the Paralympics opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium. The 15th Summer Paralympics will be held on 7-18 September...
8 Sep 2016
Vietnam appreciates Belarus’ assistance at difficult time Vietnam appreciates Belarus’ assistance at difficult time
"Vietnam rejoices at Belarus’ accomplishments in maintaining the social and political stability and at the growing respect for the country in the international scene. Belarus-Vietnam friendship has a long history"...
6 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: In spite of difficulties, Belarus and Russia remain close friends Lukashenko: In spite of difficulties, Belarus and Russia remain close friends
“This path is difficult, but we are going along it with dignity, even though suffering bumps and bruises,” Alexander Lukashenko said. The head of state stressed that the two countries have done a lot, more than any other post-Soviet republics, in terms of the unity so that people do not feel distraught in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union...
6 Sep 2016
Belarusian nuclear power plant’s construction, equipment standards closely monitored Belarusian nuclear power plant’s construction, equipment standards closely monitored
“In line with the instruction of the head of state the State Control Committee permanently monitors the construction of the nuclear power plant. In order to address emerging issues we carry out pro-active control and analysis measures," Chairman of the State Control Committee of Belarus Leonid Anfimov said...
6 Sep 2016
Lutsky: Skaryna Readings have become a milestone event in the cultural, scientific life of Belarus Lutsky: Skaryna Readings have become a milestone event in the cultural, scientific life of Belarus
“The importance of such events is determined by many factors. The fact that today’s forum has chosen a book as its main theme speaks volumes,” Belarus’ First Deputy Information Minister Igor Lutsky said when speaking at the opening of the 2nd international forum Skaryna Readings 2016: Book as a Phenomenon of Culture, Art and Technology...
5 Sep 2016
EBRD: The new private equity fund will enhance Belarus’ investment appeal EBRD: The new private equity fund will enhance Belarus’ investment appeal
“There have been no Belarus-focused funds lately. Before that there were the funds of Russian, Ukrainian and western origin, but today we can say that investors have confidence in the Belarusian economy and are willing to invest in the Fund focused solely on Belarus,” Alexander Yevseichik said...
5 Sep 2016
Lukashenko comments on performance of Belarus’ ice hockey team in Olympic qualification Lukashenko comments on performance of Belarus’ ice hockey team in Olympic qualification
Belarus lost the last match to Slovenia in a shootout and will not take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (the Republic of Korea). “I my opinion, it must have happened because we still remember how the team played at the last world championship in May 2016...
5 Sep 2016
Fasel: IIHF seriously considering Belarus as WC venue in 2021 or 2022 Fasel: IIHF seriously considering Belarus as WC venue in 2021 or 2022
We are seriously considering the possibility of holding the IIHF Men’s World Championship in Belarus in 2021 or 2022, Rene Fasel said and added that despite the fact that the Belarusian team failed to secure the 2018 Olympic spot, the players have every chance to prepare well for the future championships...
5 Sep 2016
Belarusians abroad urged to contribute to preservation of Belarus’ sovereignty Belarusians abroad urged to contribute to preservation of Belarus’ sovereignty
“We live in a difficult time, and our common task is to do everything possible to protect our country and preserve its independence, sovereignty and statehood. I believe this is our priority task. We all should make a maximum contribution to Belarus’ growth and prosperity,” Vladimir Makei said...
4 Sep 2016
Ananich: Belarusian Literature Day is an opportunity to celebrate writers Ananich: Belarusian Literature Day is an opportunity to celebrate writers
“The holiday leaves not only spiritual traces, but also material ones. Still, the main goal of the event is to encourage people to think about the importance of the continuity of generations and the transfer of experience and wisdom from the older generation to the younger one”...
4 Sep 2016
Rogachev spruced up for Belarusian Literature Day celebrations Rogachev spruced up for Belarusian Literature Day celebrations
Belarus’ Vice Prime Minister Natalia Kochanova said that in the run-up to the festival the district center changed beyond recognition. Social and cultural objects were spruced up...
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