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25 Apr 2016
Japanese specialists praise Belarus’ efforts to deal with Chernobyl consequences Japanese specialists praise Belarus’ efforts to deal with Chernobyl consequences
The statement was made by Vladimir Pertsov, director of the representative office of the interstate television and radio company Mir in Belarus...
25 Apr 2016
U.S., Belarus may discuss mutual return of ambassadors this year U.S., Belarus may discuss mutual return of ambassadors this year
According to the diplomat, the return of the U.S. Ambassador to Belarus would be a good step forward in the development of relations between the two countries. Scott Rauland expressed hope that this issue would be discussed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this year...
24 Apr 2016
Belarus, UN should work together for common future Belarus, UN should work together for common future
Ms Cihan Sultanoglu called upon everyone to promise themselves to stay committed to the adopted sustainable development goals, to build the world without poverty, and the future without the fear of war, the future where there would be place for all the people of the planet...
22 Apr 2016
Belarus expects to build strong channels of communication with African partners Belarus expects to build strong channels of communication with African partners
“I invite the African Union Commission, in collaboration with the Permanent Representative of Belarus to the African Union, to prepare proposals and a list of specific projects that we might carry out together. I am confident that by joint efforts we will raise our relations to a qualitatively new level”...
22 Apr 2016
Petrishenko: EEU membership enhances Belarus’ economic sustainability Petrishenko: EEU membership enhances Belarus’ economic sustainability
"Belarus is in favor of stepping up efforts to finally lift barriers on the way to building the ‘four freedoms’ space: the free movement of goods, services, money, and workforce"...
22 Apr 2016
IMF, WB praise Belarus’ accomplishments in developing payment system IMF, WB praise Belarus’ accomplishments in developing payment system
The IMF-WB mission called upon Belarusian government agencies to bolster the oversight potential of risk assessment and expand financial security systems...
21 Apr 2016
Pakistan hailed as key partner of Belarus Pakistan hailed as key partner of Belarus
“Pakistan is a very important and key country of the region. There is space for development over there for our private sector and the production sector. Pakistan has a very good and benevolent attitude towards our country. Pakistan’s market, its geographical location and opportunities are important for us”...
21 Apr 2016
Opinion: Belarus should take maximum out of integration potential Opinion: Belarus should take maximum out of integration potential
“I think Belarus’ efforts to modernize the CIS in order to make it stronger and maximally adjusted to the present-day life will be supported by many partners. It is extremely important that Belarus with its well-balanced, open and peaceful foreign policy is in conflict with no one,” stressed the Belarusian expert...
21 Apr 2016
Confidence in successful talks on Belarus’ accession to WTO Confidence in successful talks on Belarus’ accession to WTO
According to the official, as a member of the Eurasian Economic Union Belarus has already fulfilled virtually all the WTO requirements, however, the country receives no advantages and benefits that WTO membership can give. “We continue negotiations and will secure success sooner or later”...
21 Apr 2016
Surikov hails Russia-Belarus cooperation Surikov hails Russia-Belarus cooperation
“Our countries are closely interlinked and have been actively cooperating in every area,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said...
21 Apr 2016
Belarus welcomes partnership with China, expects equal dialogue with West Belarus welcomes partnership with China, expects equal dialogue with West
The comprehensive strategic partnership of Belarus with China plays an important role in the country’s multi-vector foreign policy. A variety of mutually beneficial agreements and projects are on the bilateral agenda, the President said...
21 Apr 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus can and should play a more active role in global politics Lukashenko: Belarus can and should play a more active role in global politics
“At present Belarus is the pillar of security in the region. There are no religious or ethnic conflicts in Belarus. We have never created and do not create problems for our neighbors. And we will never create problems”...
21 Apr 2016
Lukashenko: Culture should play a more active role in uniting people Lukashenko: Culture should play a more active role in uniting people
The head of state believes that special attention should also be paid to other areas, including the culture of farming, everyday life and interpersonal relations, development of cities and villages, and preservation of historical heritage...
21 Apr 2016
Lukashenko sees 2016 as a crucial year in reversing negative trends in Belarus’ economy Lukashenko sees 2016 as a crucial year in reversing negative trends in Belarus’ economy
"To counter threats to our economic security, we must be enterprising and well-organized. We must mobilize all the resources and skills to operate effectively"...
21 Apr 2016
Belarus hailed as example to follow in fighting HIV/AIDS Belarus hailed as example to follow in fighting HIV/AIDS
Said Michel Kazatchkine, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as he met with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei...
21 Apr 2016
Shorets: Visit of the Kiev delegation to Minsk will promote the development of the cities Shorets: Visit of the Kiev delegation to Minsk will promote the development of the cities
Chairman of the Minsk City Hall Andrei Shorets said as he met with Vice Mayor of Kiev Petro Panteleev...
20 Apr 2016
Preparations for Belarus parliament elections nearing completion Preparations for Belarus parliament elections nearing completion
“The preparations for the election are underway, and I think we can say all events are 80% ready. If the election is announced in a day or two, we would be able to finalize everything within a few days,” the CEC chairperson said...
20 Apr 2016
Belarus to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 7-10m tonnes through use of nuclear energy Belarus to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 7-10m tonnes through use of nuclear energy
Belarus’ First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Protection Iya Malkina told on the sidelines of AtomExpo in Minsk...
19 Apr 2016
Andreichenko: Belarus always in favor of greater security in the region Andreichenko: Belarus always in favor of greater security in the region
Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said when speaking at the plenary session of the first Conference of Eurasian Parliament Speakers which is running in Moscow...
19 Apr 2016
Amano: Cooperation between Belarus and IAEA has been very intensive Amano: Cooperation between Belarus and IAEA has been very intensive
“Leading experts in nuclear energy got acquainted with Belarus’ experience and examined the good practices that have been developed in your country,” IAEA Director noted after visiting the Belarusian NPP...
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