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8 Nov 2018
Belarus welcomes results of CSTO summit in Astana Belarus welcomes results of CSTO summit in Astana
"On the whole, we evaluate results of the summit as positive. A number of important decisions were made. Including those once initiated by Belarus"...
8 Nov 2018
Ambassador: Interpersonal relations contribute to atmosphere of trust between Belarus, Israel Ambassador: Interpersonal relations contribute to atmosphere of trust between Belarus, Israel
Ambassador of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov said at the opening of the conference on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the death of the first Israel President Chaim Weizmann (scientist-chemist, native of the Belarusian town of Motol)...
8 Nov 2018
WTO reform expected to have no effect on Belarus’ accession process WTO reform expected to have no effect on Belarus’ accession process
Alexander Turchin assured that the government will focus on further enhancing the competitive ability of the Belarusian economy, promoting digital trade, developing small and medium private business and the sphere of services...
8 Nov 2018
Important role of CIIE in Shanghai highlighted Important role of CIIE in Shanghai highlighted
"We have entered the market and set up sales channels in China. Now the most important task is to gain a foothold in the market, enhance stability and increase sales channels. As Xi Jinping said at the CIIE opening, economic globalization is irreversible"...
7 Nov 2018
Ambassador: Belarus shows best practices in security promotion Ambassador: Belarus shows best practices in security promotion
"Here our country can demonstrate Europe’s and the world’s best practices to its partners and neighbors. And this is a huge region. The role played by Belarus is acknowledged and appreciated"...
6 Nov 2018
Lukashenko: 7 November celebrates peace and true human values Lukashenko: 7 November celebrates peace and true human values
“The main lesson hat we must lean from the history of 1917 is the exceptional value of peace. Peace is needed for people to live well”...
6 Nov 2018
Belarus welcomes progress in cooperation with Hungary Belarus welcomes progress in cooperation with Hungary
"We have agreed to further cooperation in such areas as agriculture, water management, food processing, banking, finance, investment, standardization, science and innovation, construction, tourism, and education"...
6 Nov 2018
U.S. analyst: Belarus plays a key role in reducing tensions in the region U.S. analyst: Belarus plays a key role in reducing tensions in the region
The expert stressed he was impressed by the potential and the ability of Belarus, which borders on three NATO member states as well as Russia and Ukraine, to play a key role in ensuring stability in the region...
6 Nov 2018
Jamestown Foundation: Belarus-USA relations are moving to a new level Jamestown Foundation: Belarus-USA relations are moving to a new level
"The meeting with the Belarusian head of state was beyond my expectations. Every visit to Belarus is a very remarkable and joyful event. It is not the first visit to Belarus for many of us. It is the third visit for me"...
6 Nov 2018
U.S. analyst: Belarus doesn’t have to make the false choice between East and West U.S. analyst: Belarus doesn’t have to make the false choice between East and West
“Belarus is a sovereign country. I should say that at least from my point of view, we don’t have to ask Belarus to make a choice between its allied relations, tight historical and cultural ties with Russia and better relations with the USA. It is a false choice”...
6 Nov 2018
Belarus in favor of strong and united Europe Belarus in favor of strong and united Europe
“We are convinced that the security of the entire continent depends on the unity of countries in the region and the preservation of the military and political role of the United States in European affairs,” Alexander Lukashenko emphasized...
6 Nov 2018
Lukashenko sees no need in foreign military bases in Belarus Lukashenko sees no need in foreign military bases in Belarus
He stressed, however, that if NATO continues to “intimidate” by deploying bases in Poland, or in any other way, Belarus will need more sophisticated weapons, first of all, missiles. “As you can see, we have lately developed our own rocket industry”...
5 Nov 2018
Belarusian government eager to step up cooperation with World Bank Belarusian government eager to step up cooperation with World Bank
Alexander Turchin informed Satu Kahkonen that last week the Belarusian parliament passed the government’s new action program for 2018-2020. He said he believes the goals set by the Belarusian government fully correlate with recommendations made by international finance organizations, including the World Bank...
5 Nov 2018
Progress in implementing Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belarus Progress in implementing Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belarus
"We are gradually improving the rights of persons with disabilities in all areas: social guarantees, ensuring barrier-free environment, etc. We cannot say that we have done enough. This work will continue for more years. This is a long-term process in all countries"...
5 Nov 2018
Belarus’ plans to join WTO in 2020 described as ‘ambitious yet feasible’ Belarus’ plans to join WTO in 2020 described as ‘ambitious yet feasible’
“As far as schedules and dates are concerned, last week I heard very gratifying news from the prime minister [of Belarus], who had set 2020 as the reference point. It is quite a strong signal to all the WTO members that you are very seriously determined”...
5 Nov 2018
Opinion: Belarus-Moldova relations are at a high quality level Opinion: Belarus-Moldova relations are at a high quality level
He named the delivery of equipment to Moldova is among the important areas of cooperation. While in Belarus, the prime minister visited the Belkommunmash enterprise to see the production of electric buses. "I was pleased with what I saw"...
5 Nov 2018
Minsk seen as hub of international diplomacy Minsk seen as hub of international diplomacy
"The Minsk group to find a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been working for two decades. The group on conflict settlement in the Donbass has been operating for several years. Belarus and Minsk have become a very important place in terms of international diplomacy"...
5 Nov 2018
Belarus to publish MSC Core Group Meeting initiatives Belarus to publish MSC Core Group Meeting initiatives
He stressed that holding such events in Belarus contributes to the image of the country in the international arena and to its sovereignty. Many participants of the meeting see Minsk as an effective venue...
4 Nov 2018
Lukashenko: Decades of negotiations are better than one day of war Lukashenko: Decades of negotiations are better than one day of war
As for the Belarusian foreign policy, the president stressed: “One should get on well with the neighbors”...
4 Nov 2018
Lukashenko on 7 November holiday: This is our history Lukashenko on 7 November holiday: This is our history
"Whoever tried to throw a stone in the past by rewriting the history got this stone in the present. We left this day as the holiday on our national calendar. But, of course, time goes by, and we need to fill this holiday with some other meaning"...
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