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28 Sep 2016
Time for tighter business cooperation in Belarus-China relations Time for tighter business cooperation in Belarus-China relations
According to the source, the fact that Belarus participated as a guest of honor in the fifth China-Eurasia Expo that took place in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwestern China on 20-25 September confirms the interest of Chinese investors in Belarus...
28 Sep 2016
Transition to manufacturing cooperation, investments in Belarus-China relations hailed Transition to manufacturing cooperation, investments in Belarus-China relations hailed
"Today, investments include not only state-managed credit resources. There are funds and private investors who are ready to see Belarus as a very important and reliable partner,” Vladimir Ulakhovich noted...
28 Sep 2016
Belarus’ welcoming refugee response praised Belarus’ welcoming refugee response praised
Filippo Grandi praised Belarus’ effort to accommodate refugees and displaced persons from Ukraine as he met with Belarus’ Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Yuri Ambrazevich. He stressed that UNHCR welcomes the actions taken by the Belarusian authorities to tackle this situation...
28 Sep 2016
Kobyakov: CIS is an important and relevant interstate association Kobyakov: CIS is an important and relevant interstate association
The Prime Minister emphasized that in the year of its anniversary the CIS continues developing. “Today we are focused on the improvement of the organizational structure of the CIS, its adaptation to modern realities,” he said at the opening of the international workshop conference entitled as 25th Anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States: Results and Prospects...
28 Sep 2016
Lukashenko extends condolences to Israel President over passing of Shimon Peres Lukashenko extends condolences to Israel President over passing of Shimon Peres
“It is with deep pain and sorrow that the Republic of Belarus has learned the news about the death of Shimon Peres, an outstanding political figure, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, one of the famous representatives of the generation of funders of Israel who were born in Belarus"...
27 Sep 2016
Rosatom head: The BelNPP reactor vessel replacement is a matter of routine Rosatom head: The BelNPP reactor vessel replacement is a matter of routine
“If Belarusians request the replacement of the reactor vessel, and they actually did it, we will replace it. There are no problems here. The reactor vessel is fully operative and can be used at other projects. There will be no additional costs, except for the transportation of the reactor"...
27 Sep 2016
Belarus to return compromised reactor vessel to Russia Belarus to return compromised reactor vessel to Russia
The Director General pointed out that the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant proceeds as usual, equipment is being installed. “A considerable part of the equipment has been delivered to the Ostrovets construction site and is being installed. For instance, turbines are being installed,” said Mikhail Filimonov...
27 Sep 2016
Belarus stresses paramount importance of nuclear safety Belarus stresses paramount importance of nuclear safety
"The country welcomes the agency’s activities aimed to promote the development of the national nuclear safety infrastructures of the ‘newcomer’ countries and enhance the performance of their regulatory bodies"...
27 Sep 2016
Everything done in Belarus to confirm radioactive, nuclear safety of nuclear power plant Everything done in Belarus to confirm radioactive, nuclear safety of nuclear power plant
"In any case Belarus takes all the necessary measures — the organization of stress tests of the Belarusian nuclear power plant and the IAEA assessment missions — via the relevant national and international platforms to confirm the radioactive and nuclear safety of its own nuclear power plant”...
27 Sep 2016
EBRD seeks to expand cooperation with Belarus EBRD seeks to expand cooperation with Belarus
“Using cooperation with Belinvestbank as a model, we hope to expand our operations in Belarus. I would like to thank the Belarusian authorities for great cooperation,” noted Francis Delaey, Head of the EBRD Office in Belarus...
27 Sep 2016
Svetlov: Grodno can become Belarus' Cultural Gate in the Silk Road project Svetlov: Grodno can become Belarus' Cultural Gate in the Silk Road project
"Belarus, lying in the center of Europe, making part of the Great Silk Road and being marked from north to south by the famous route From the Varangians to the Greeks, also makes its contribution to the cultural rapprochement of the Eurasian countries and peoples based on their historical, cultural and civilizational community"...
26 Sep 2016
IAEA director general hails Belarus’ decision to invite assessment missions IAEA director general hails Belarus’ decision to invite assessment missions
“Belarus has invited IAEA missions. We recognize good practices. As part of such missions we are ready to give recommendations to countries. It is very important,” Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano said on the sidelines of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna...
26 Sep 2016
MP: Research results are in demand in Belarus’ manufacturing sector MP: Research results are in demand in Belarus’ manufacturing sector
“Belarus is a European country with a high industrial potential. The manufacturing sector accounts for some 30% of the country’s economy, which is a driver for our science, and vice versa: scientific solutions are in demand in the manufacturing sector”...
26 Sep 2016
Belarus mulls lifting visa requirements for visits up to five days Belarus mulls lifting visa requirements for visits up to five days
“At the moment, we are considering the possibility of granting visa-free entry for short stays of up to five days for people from safe countries of origin who come to Belarus via Minsk National Airport,” Mikhail Portnoi said...
26 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Belarusian customs bodies help Russia protect its interests in western direction Lukashenko: Belarusian customs bodies help Russia protect its interests in western direction
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the working meeting with Chairman of the State Customs Committee Yuri Senko. The meeting focused on the current trends which have an impact on the operation of the Belarusian customs service...
23 Sep 2016
Makei: Belarus will contribute to the UN effective water resources management efforts Makei: Belarus will contribute to the UN effective water resources management efforts
Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at the high-level meeting on the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals at the UN headquarters in New York...
22 Sep 2016
Belarusian Paralympians’ performance in Rio praised Belarusian Paralympians’ performance in Rio praised
“I am happy with the results. Prior to Rio we had hopes for high results. Our major achievement is the place in the top 20 in the number of medals. The second important achievement is that 19 out of 21 athletes reached the final,” said Oleg Shepel...
22 Sep 2016
Belarus ready to connect manufacturing potentials with China Belarus ready to connect manufacturing potentials with China
“We would like to make the Chinese side understand that the key advantage we have today is our geographical position between two major unions in the center of Europe. The position can be exploited", Natalya Nikandrova said...
22 Sep 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: Interreligious peace in Belarus is a vivid example for other countries Metropolitan Pavel: Interreligious peace in Belarus is a vivid example for other countries
"We are living in peace and accord, there is nothing to quarrel over, we have our own dimensions of work,” the Metropolitan said. “We do not compete with other religious denominations, we are doing our work. I am really happy that there is interreligious peace in Belarus”...
22 Sep 2016
Tajikistan Ambassador hails mutually beneficial relations with Belarus Tajikistan Ambassador hails mutually beneficial relations with Belarus
“Today our relations with Belarus are based on political, trade, economic, humanitarian and cultural ties. Their development is based on friendly mutually beneficial cooperation. We consider them positive, both on the bilateral and multilateral basis,” Kozidavlat Koimdodov said...
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