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7 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: China sees Belarus as an equal partner Lukashenko: China sees Belarus as an equal partner
"The Great China sees us as an equal partner. A Belarusian-Chinese declaration on establishing relations of trustful comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation was adopted a short while ago"...
7 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: International respect for Belarus has increased considerably Lukashenko: International respect for Belarus has increased considerably
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he addressed outgoing and newly elected members of the country’s parliament. The head of state noted that Belarus has always supported the idea of ceasing any armed hostilities in favor of resolving all problems via negotiations...
7 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: The elections convincingly demonstrated lack of reasons to change the state policy Lukashenko: The elections convincingly demonstrated lack of reasons to change the state policy
"Any member of the parliament has his or her own views. Moreover, an MP is elected by voters, who are concerned about certain problems and would like these problems resolved. Dividing the parliament is not my job. For me it is a united parliament. And every parliamentarian has equal power in accordance with the law"...
7 Oct 2016
Belarus demonstrates transparency of its electoral system to world community Belarus demonstrates transparency of its electoral system to world community
"The Belarusian side welcomed constructive recommendations of foreign colleagues regarding the improvement of the election legislation. We welcome everything that benefits us and does not contradict the interests of the Belarusian nation,” the head of state stressed...
6 Oct 2016
Belarus-India relations praised as all-round, vibrant Belarus-India relations praised as all-round, vibrant
“Over a short period of time Belarus and India could create robust foundation for cooperation, bilateral legal framework, necessary intergovernmental mechanisms and implemented numerous joint projects in trade, investment, science and education,” the deputy minister stressed...
6 Oct 2016
Rybakov: Belarus works continuously to ease visa requirements with EU Rybakov: Belarus works continuously to ease visa requirements with EU
“We are talking about the association of a certain number of countries. We need to reach an agreement with each of the member states so that the decision is taken in favor of Belarus. I assure you that we are making a constant effort to achieve this,” Valentin Rybakov noted...
6 Oct 2016
Genuine interest of European MPs in Belarus noted Genuine interest of European MPs in Belarus noted
“While talking to our colleagues from Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, France, and Czechia, we see genuine, sincere interest in our country and readiness to work together”, Vladimir Andreichenko said...
6 Oct 2016
Makei hails momentum in Belarus-Pakistan relations Makei hails momentum in Belarus-Pakistan relations
"In 2015 the countries signed 58 various documents to promote cooperation. During the visit of the Belarusian President to Pakistan the sides signed about 15 memoranda and agreements. They create a solid legal framework for the enhancement of cooperation between the two countries in absolutely all avenues"...
6 Oct 2016
Belarusian manufacturers intend to increase presence on Pakistan market Belarusian manufacturers intend to increase presence on Pakistan market
The Industry Minister said that all large industrial enterprises of Belarus intend to branch out into the market of Pakistan and extend their presence on it. MTZ, BelAZ, MAZ, Bobruiskagromash and other enterprises have already signed arrangements with partners in Pakistan...
5 Oct 2016
Belarus-Pakistan economic relations destined to reach level of political relations Belarus-Pakistan economic relations destined to reach level of political relations
“I feel that things are seriously on the move and four years later we will reach the desired results, we will build the foundation of our relations in the form of trade and economic decisions,” said the Belarus President...
5 Oct 2016
Belarus seeks closer inter-parliamentary cooperation with Germany Belarus seeks closer inter-parliamentary cooperation with Germany
Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with the delegation of the German-Belarusian parliamentary group of the Bundestag led by Chairman of the group Oliver Kaczmarek...
5 Oct 2016
Chiesa: Belarus must preserve its independence, maintain good relations with West and East Chiesa: Belarus must preserve its independence, maintain good relations with West and East
“The most important thing for you is to preserve the independence and build good political relations with all your neighbors"...
5 Oct 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus-Pakistan investment cooperation has good prospects Lukashenko: Belarus-Pakistan investment cooperation has good prospects
The head of state pointed out that Belarus offers a number of preferences that foreign companies can benefit from. “In terms of tax planning and optimization, the preferences include special preferential terms for starting a business in six free economic zones"...
5 Oct 2016
Belarus stands for alignment of regional integration processes Belarus stands for alignment of regional integration processes
“Our position is as follows: we stand for alignment of the regional integration processes, be it in Europe or Eurasia, in Latin America or Southeast Asia, in Africa or any other region,” Vladimir Makei emphasized...
5 Oct 2016
Lukashenko thanked for contribution to Belarus-Pakistan relations Lukashenko thanked for contribution to Belarus-Pakistan relations
“I would like to thank you for your contribution to the intensive development of our bilateral cooperation. The exchange of visits at the supreme level has taken the bilateral cooperation to a qualitatively new level,” Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said...
5 Oct 2016
Pakistan seeks to develop friendly relations with Belarus based on mutual trust Pakistan seeks to develop friendly relations with Belarus based on mutual trust
“Our approaches to the development of bilateral relations have not changed since our previous meetings. I have grown even more confident in the sincere intent of our Pakistani partners to develop friendly relations with Minsk based on the principles of mutual trust and cooperation”...
5 Oct 2016
Makei: New world order needed to stop military conflicts Makei: New world order needed to stop military conflicts
“There is an urgent need to settle the conflicts that are taking place in various parts of the world. We hear hundreds of thousands of words but we do not see concrete action, especially from the major geopolitical players, on whom the situation depends. Therefore we need to give a serious thought to ‘a new world order’ that would help stop these conflicts”...
4 Oct 2016
Belarus hopes to keep momentum in trade with Russia’s Lipetsk Oblast Belarus hopes to keep momentum in trade with Russia’s Lipetsk Oblast
In January-July 2016 the trade went up by 8% and exceeded $124 million. “I think that this year, judging from the results that we have achieved, we will be able to keep this momentum,” said Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Edvard Matulis...
4 Oct 2016
The One Belt, One Road initiative will open new opportunities for Europe and Asia The One Belt, One Road initiative will open new opportunities for Europe and Asia
The Latvian Transport Minister said that the construction of the China-Belarus industrial park has been an important item on the agenda of the Latvian transport and logistics industry for quite some time...
3 Oct 2016
Belarus hopes for compromise with IMF on new cooperation program Belarus hopes for compromise with IMF on new cooperation program
“Belarus’ delegation is going to Washington on 4 October. It is led by First Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Pavel Kallaur. The chances for the new program are not bad, but there are still certain things, for example, the raising of prices for housing and utility services,” Vladimir Zinovsky noted...
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