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8 Apr 2016
Belarus FM: CIS status cannot be downgraded under any circumstances Belarus FM: CIS status cannot be downgraded under any circumstances
The Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs said he was confident that the Commonwealth of Independent States will remain an important, needed, and topical interstate association that allows addressing pressing problems...
8 Apr 2016
Belarus president: No time for complacency in the fight against illegal drugs yet Belarus president: No time for complacency in the fight against illegal drugs yet
“Persistence and systemic actions in counteracting the spread of illegal drugs have indeed reversed the trends in the most dangerous areas. We’ve pulled the carpet from under drug dealers in matters of drug production, in particular, drug production out of poppy seeds"...
8 Apr 2016
Skvortsov: Belarus and Israel have united efforts in the embassies’ issue for the public good Skvortsov: Belarus and Israel have united efforts in the embassies’ issue for the public good
“We have once again seen what importance is attached to the development of relations with Belarus by numerous people from different layers of the Israeli society,” said the Ambassador. He expressed gratitude to all Israeli partners that demonstrate a friendly attitude towards Belarus...
8 Apr 2016
Guminsky: Belarus, Mongolia are committed to the peaceful foreign policy Guminsky: Belarus, Mongolia are committed to the peaceful foreign policy
Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Viktor Guminsky said as he met with Chairman of the Peace and Friendship Organization of Mongolia Deleg Zagdjav...
8 Apr 2016
Belarusian Republican Young Spectator’s Theater marks 60th anniversary Belarusian Republican Young Spectator’s Theater marks 60th anniversary
“For your company these years have become the time of creative discoveries, search of your own artistic expression, creation of new and original productions for children and the young", -
7 Apr 2016
Skvortsov: Belarus and Israel are in a large-scale cultural dialogue Skvortsov: Belarus and Israel are in a large-scale cultural dialogue
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov said at an official opening ceremony of the exhibition of Belarusian photographer, research scientist Lev Dashkevich "Light and Shadow"...
7 Apr 2016
Kochanova: People’s diplomacy guarantees effective cooperation of countries Kochanova: People’s diplomacy guarantees effective cooperation of countries
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Natalia Kochanova said at the meeting timed to the 90th anniversary of the Belarusian society of friendship and cultural ties with foreign countries...
7 Apr 2016
Belarus president promises goal-oriented investment to mechanical engineering companies Belarus president promises goal-oriented investment to mechanical engineering companies
“This is why you must clearly understand that if you take money and promise some product, you will have to prove that you will be able to sell that product,” added the Belarusian leader...
7 Apr 2016
WB expert: Belarus is becoming more attractive for Chinese investors WB expert: Belarus is becoming more attractive for Chinese investors
Belarus and other Eastern European countries are becoming increasingly attractive for Chinese investors, Hans Timmer, World Bank Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia, told journalists during the presentation of a WB economic update on the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region...
7 Apr 2016
Lilia Ananich: Belarusians have always decided their own destiny Lilia Ananich: Belarusians have always decided their own destiny
"Belarus has always pursued a multiple-vector foreign policy. The Belarus president has always sincerely and openly spoken about all the events and processes that happen in the world," Belarusian Information Minister Lilia Ananich said during the Minsk-Moscow video conference ...
7 Apr 2016
Belarus maintains diplomatic presence in Israel on reciprocal basis Belarus maintains diplomatic presence in Israel on reciprocal basis
“We believe that maintaining the relations between Belarus and Israel at the level of embassies is an objective need stemming from the close links between dozens of thousands of people for whom Israel and Belarus are dear and native countries"...
6 Apr 2016
Opinion: Belarus’ friendship society helps build a solid basis for a peaceful future Opinion: Belarus’ friendship society helps build a solid basis for a peaceful future
The organization, which celebrates its 90th anniversary on 7 April, implements programs with the help of 40 societies for friendship with different countries. The strengthening of friendship ties between people living in different cultural, social and political environments helps build a solid basis for a peaceful future...
6 Apr 2016
Rostourism head: Numbers of Russian tourists to Belarus should increase manifold Rostourism head: Numbers of Russian tourists to Belarus should increase manifold
“We are interested in the services of the Belarusian resorts. Belarusian resorts provide high-quality services and Russian citizens should make the maximum use of them"...
6 Apr 2016
Kobyakov: All-Belarusian People’s Congress marks a new stage in the society’s life Kobyakov: All-Belarusian People’s Congress marks a new stage in the society’s life
“The All-Belarusian People’s Congress is a significant political event. It marks the end of the five-year period in the country’s development and also the start of a new stage in the life of our society and the state in general, taking into account the present geopolitical and economic realities”...
5 Apr 2016
Tony van der Togt: Europe admits the need to open a new page in the relations with Belarus Tony van der Togt: Europe admits the need to open a new page in the relations with Belarus
“Europe has finally developed an understanding that it is necessary to open a new page in the relations with Belarus, conduct a more engaged dialogue and cooperate more actively in the areas of mutual interest,” the politologist stressed...
5 Apr 2016
Belarus ready to assist in peaceful settlement of Nagorny Karabakh conflict Belarus ready to assist in peaceful settlement of Nagorny Karabakh conflict
“We supported the calls from the OSCE current chairmanship and the Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group on Nagorny Karabakh to immediate cessation of hostilities and respect of the ceasefire,” the spokesman for the ministry added...
5 Apr 2016
Targeted support named basis of Belarus’ social policy in 2016-2020 Targeted support named basis of Belarus’ social policy in 2016-2020
According to Andrei Kobyakov, abandonment of overall subsidizing and a shift to the support of targeted groups will provide an opportunity to strengthen the support of those who need it and relocate the freed resources to necessary social projects...
5 Apr 2016
Share of Belarus’ merchandise exports to new promising markets to double by 2020 Share of Belarus’ merchandise exports to new promising markets to double by 2020
Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he presented the government action plan for 2016-2020 in the Oval Hall...
5 Apr 2016
Makei calls for resolving Nagorny Karabakh conflict at negotiating table Makei calls for resolving Nagorny Karabakh conflict at negotiating table
“Our attitude to the events that are taking place in Nagorny Karabakh is univocal. We are totally against the use of military power," Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told media...
5 Apr 2016
Belarus to use window of opportunity to advance dialogue with EU Belarus to use window of opportunity to advance dialogue with EU
The statement was made by Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei after the government conference held by the Belarus president to discuss Belarusian-European relations...
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