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26 Apr 2016
Order of Malta’s humanitarian role in Belarus praised Order of Malta’s humanitarian role in Belarus praised
“I would also like to emphasize that the relations between Belarus and the Order of Malta have traditionally been constructive and friendly. The Order of Malta is an important partner for Belarus in the international arena whose support and assistance in the implementation of humanitarian and cultural projects are of crucial importance for us,” noted Andrei Kobyakov...
25 Apr 2016
Belarus, Russia gain valuable experience in overcoming Chernobyl legacy Belarus, Russia gain valuable experience in overcoming Chernobyl legacy
“The analysis of the Union State programs on Chernobyl shows that Belarus and Russia have gained invaluable scientific-practical and managerial experience. This generalized experience of our countries in overcoming the Chernobyl legacy serves not only our peoples but also all humanity,” Grigory Rapota said...
25 Apr 2016
Japan eager to continue cooperation with Belarus taking into account Chernobyl experience Japan eager to continue cooperation with Belarus taking into account Chernobyl experience
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Miki Yamada said. She also reminded that in 2012 Belarus and Japan signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in this area...
25 Apr 2016
Sultanoglu: UNDP will help share experience in mitigating Chernobyl impact Sultanoglu: UNDP will help share experience in mitigating Chernobyl impact
"30 years after the Chernobyl disaster successful community and other initiatives gave ground for hope, recovery and development"...
25 Apr 2016
Belarus ready to share its experience in dealing with nuclear accident Belarus ready to share its experience in dealing with nuclear accident
“Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine jointly with the UN institutions have accumulated unique knowledge and experience in mitigating the consequences of a radiation accident. We have developed good practices to ensure the transition from recovery to development," Belarusian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Vashchenko said...
25 Apr 2016
China to continue assisting Belarus with rehabilitation of Chernobyl-affected regions China to continue assisting Belarus with rehabilitation of Chernobyl-affected regions
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Belarus Cui Qiming told...
25 Apr 2016
Clark: UNDP will continue supporting Chernobyl-affected areas Clark: UNDP will continue supporting Chernobyl-affected areas
We have good relations with the authorities and communities. We would like to see the continued development of the territories affected by the Chernobyl accident. No one should be left behind in overcoming the Chernobyl legacy, Helen Clark said...
25 Apr 2016
Call for new Belarus-Japan partnership format Call for new Belarus-Japan partnership format
"I believe that the future of our relations lies with the development of full-value economic interaction. Our country boasts an advantageous geopolitical position, modern infrastructure, and highly productive and competitive agriculture"...
25 Apr 2016
Sustainable development of Chernobyl-affected regions viewed as priority in Belarus Sustainable development of Chernobyl-affected regions viewed as priority in Belarus
Vladimir Makei stressed that the Belarusian authorities have been doing everything possible to ensure stringent radiation control of food products including those made in the areas affected by Chernobyl...
25 Apr 2016
Clark: Chernobyl-affected regions in Belarus on the way towards social and economic recovery Clark: Chernobyl-affected regions in Belarus on the way towards social and economic recovery
"For the past 10 years, the UNDP has been the coordinator of technical assistance to Belarus. This work would not have been possible without close cooperation with the government of Belarus”...
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...
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