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13 Jun 2016
Cooperation with Belarus in SCO’s bilateral, multilateral projects looks promising Cooperation with Belarus in SCO’s bilateral, multilateral projects looks promising
Rashid Alimov said: “Both we and Belarus are interested in active cooperation that holds a lot of promise. Belarus’ participation in bilateral projects and multilateral programs is important”...
13 Jun 2016
Belarus intends to continue dialogue with American partners to normalize relations Belarus intends to continue dialogue with American partners to normalize relations
“Our country has been making a widely recognized contribution to regional and international security in recent years,” Dmitry Mironchik said...
13 Jun 2016
Haerpfer: Minsk has become a diplomatic table for U.S., Russia, EU, China Haerpfer: Minsk has become a diplomatic table for U.S., Russia, EU, China
"Belarus also plays an important role in such a geopolitical project as the new Silk Road. Today Minsk is at the crossroad of the free trade zones. Here its historical role, which is to set up an economic trade and logistics crossroad of the Silk Road of the Russian and European Union’s spheres of the economic influence"...
11 Jun 2016
Belarus’ Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater hosts Stars of Commonwealth award ceremony Belarus’ Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater hosts Stars of Commonwealth award ceremony
"In today's turbulent world, where negative news is in abundance, presenting the humanitarian award warms the soul. We cannot live in isolation. We need to be open, to share knowledge, so that we could feel some kind of community in humanitarian space, especially in culture and art"...
10 Jun 2016
Belarus, Russia urged to develop joint programs on import substitution, interregional cooperation Belarus, Russia urged to develop joint programs on import substitution, interregional cooperation
"In the context of the economic crisis we worked alone on many of the issues. Today the Union State MPs suggested developing joint programs on import substitution and interregional cooperation,” Vladimir Andreichenko said...
10 Jun 2016
Belarus-Russia interaction hailed as example of international dialogue platform Belarus-Russia interaction hailed as example of international dialogue platform
“Our interaction has provided us with invaluable experience and a live example both for Eurasian economic integration and for establishing new interparliamentary international platform for dialogue"...
9 Jun 2016
Belarus-Russia union’s results now more tangible Belarus-Russia union’s results now more tangible
"The further invigoration of Belarusian-Russian interaction and the acceleration of mutually beneficial integration projects serve interests of the two nations,” noted Alexander Surikov...
9 Jun 2016
Makei: Stable Belarus is a "donor" of regional security Makei: Stable Belarus is a "donor" of regional security
"Collective methods of addressing international problems based on the rule of international law, the UN Charter and respect of the chosen development path are relevant for us more than ever”...
9 Jun 2016
Makei: Belarus ready to contribute to all SCO dimensions Makei: Belarus ready to contribute to all SCO dimensions
“We seek to take an active part in the economic dimension of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Republic of Belarus has well-developed capacities in industry, agriculture, information and communication technologies, education, healthcare, investment and innovation cooperation,” the head of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said...
9 Jun 2016
Belarus, China urged to tap into interregional cooperation potential Belarus, China urged to tap into interregional cooperation potential
Deputy Head of Asia, Australia and Oceania Department – Head of the East Asia Department of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vadim Senyuta said as he spoke at the roundtable session “China’s Economic Development in 2016” at the House of Friendship...
8 Jun 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit appreciated in Minsk Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit appreciated in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko stressed that this says a lot. “It shows that the Russian leader knows that Belarus is not a foreign land but a good neighbor. We always appreciate this,” the Belarusian President said...
8 Jun 2016
Regional ties hailed as integral part of Belarus-Russia cooperation Regional ties hailed as integral part of Belarus-Russia cooperation
“Together with friends we have built a good infrastructure of bilateral cooperation. Its integral part is certainly close interaction between regions of Russia and Belarus. 80 constituent entities of the Russian Federation maintain direct links with their counterparts in regions of Belarus,” Vladimir Putin said...
8 Jun 2016
Lukashenko: No split in Belarus-Russia brotherly relations can be tolerated Lukashenko: No split in Belarus-Russia brotherly relations can be tolerated
“Certain forces in Belarus and Russia are displeased by our comprehensive cooperation and rapprochement,” stated Alexander Lukashenko. “By various means they are trying to destroy our unity, to start a quarrel between Belarus and Russia, weakening our positions that way"...
8 Jun 2016
Advances in development of Belarus-Russia single humanitarian space lauded Advances in development of Belarus-Russia single humanitarian space lauded
"We have laid down the social foundation of the Union State. The issues of education, healthcare, employment, pay, working hours and other labor issues are addressed,” Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich said...
8 Jun 2016
Interregional cooperation to restore Belarus-Russia trade faster Interregional cooperation to restore Belarus-Russia trade faster
The Belarusian head of state said: “There is a huge potential in interregional cooperation that can help accelerate the pace of restoring the volumes of mutual trade between Belarus and Russia. By discussing problems at the top level, we should demonstrate an example of constructive and productive cooperation to the regional power vertical"...
8 Jun 2016
Lukashenko urges to lift restrictions in mutual trade with Russia Lukashenko urges to lift restrictions in mutual trade with Russia
“The elimination of existing restrictions in mutual trade would ensure the stability of our economies and raise the wellbeing of Belarusians and Russians,” the Belarusian leader said...
8 Jun 2016
Relations between Belarus and Russia described as most advanced in post-Soviet space Relations between Belarus and Russia described as most advanced in post-Soviet space
We pay much attention to the economy and also to social issues. In general, our citizens benefit from this. The Russian side intends to keep this attitude and is ready to move forward, Vladimir Putin noted...
8 Jun 2016
Matviyenko in favor of Union State visa Matviyenko in favor of Union State visa
"We believe that the introduction of such a visa will be a big boost for deepening the integration of Russia and Belarus, increasing the number of foreign tourist arrivals” Valentina Matviyenko said...
8 Jun 2016
Belarus, Russia need to speed up coordination of Union State programs Belarus, Russia need to speed up coordination of Union State programs
State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota said at the plenary meeting of the 3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions...
7 Jun 2016
Belarus highly honors Great Victory, opposes falsification of history Belarus highly honors Great Victory, opposes falsification of history
The Belarusian leader stressed that Belarus honors this Great Victory more than any other state on the post-Soviet space. The country continues looking for unknown graves of Great Patriotic War soldiers; memorials are unveiled in the places of their death...
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