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28 Jun 2016
Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal expected to increase tourist arrivals Visa-free entry to Augustow Canal expected to increase tourist arrivals
"Grodno Oblast should work harder to tap into its tourism potential, the natural assets and transit capacity. There are many examples of successfully growing businesses in eco-tourism and the hospitality sector. These areas are expected to attract small and medium-sized businesses and foreign investment and promote cross-border cooperation"...
28 Jun 2016
Saxony interested in economic cooperation with Belarus Saxony interested in economic cooperation with Belarus
President of the Landtag of the Federal Land of Saxony Matthias Roessler said after a meeting with Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Mikhail Myasnikovich...
28 Jun 2016
Myasnikovich: Belarus ready to create comfortable conditions for German investors Myasnikovich: Belarus ready to create comfortable conditions for German investors
"As a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, Belarus can effectively facilitate trade and investment relations of Germany with the huge Eurasian economic business space," the Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly noted...
28 Jun 2016
Cui Qiming: Belarus is to become important part of Silk Road Economic Zone Cui Qiming: Belarus is to become important part of Silk Road Economic Zone
"Being an important part of the Silk Road Economic Zone, Belarus, in my opinion, has a number of advantages. Above all, these are the advantages that we have thanks to the high political mutual trust. Since the establishment 24 years ago, the diplomatic relations between China and Belarus have been developing dynamically"...
27 Jun 2016
Myasnikovich affirms Belarus’ interest in equal partnership with Thailand Myasnikovich affirms Belarus’ interest in equal partnership with Thailand
"Belarus counts on a coordinated policy in the work of international organizations and strengthened bilateral ties. We are interested in developing political, economic and cultural contacts between our countries and nations"...
26 Jun 2016
Pornpetch Wichitcholchai: Exchange of visits will boost Belarus-Thailand all-round cooperation Pornpetch Wichitcholchai: Exchange of visits will boost Belarus-Thailand all-round cooperation
"Thais would like to learn more about Belarus. I think Belarusians would be happy to learn things about Thailand too. An exchange of visits will be a good basis for strengthening relations and establishing cooperation"...
24 Jun 2016
Makei: Belarusian-German cooperation stronger in new conditions of interaction with the EU Makei: Belarusian-German cooperation stronger in new conditions of interaction with the EU
"Even in the most complicated periods in the history of the Belarus-Germany political dialogue the sister city ties were never broken, mutual visits continued, joint projects were implemented, and new plans were drafted", Vladimir Makei stressed...
24 Jun 2016
Germany supports expansion of Belarus-EU ties Germany supports expansion of Belarus-EU ties
“I can state that even problem topics can be once again discussed sincerely. The changes can pave the way for us to actively explore the vast potential of the bilateral relations"...
24 Jun 2016
Svein Arne Hansen praises conditions for sport development in Belarus Svein Arne Hansen praises conditions for sport development in Belarus
President of the European Athletics Association Svein Arne Hansen said as he met with Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov in Grodno
24 Jun 2016
Makei: Belarus may apply for SCO membership in the future Makei: Belarus may apply for SCO membership in the future
“Our Uzbek colleagues already asked this question today. This issue is not on today’s agenda. But I do not rule out such a prospect. For Belarus the SCO is of particular interest, especially in the light of its forthcoming enlargement through the accession of such large countries as India and Pakistan"...
24 Jun 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to be a ‘field player’ in SCO Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to be a ‘field player’ in SCO
In his words, Belarus’ intention to active participation in the work of the organization can be explained by an important role the SCO plays in addressing global and regional issues, and also by the fact that this organization unites Belarus’ close friends...
23 Jun 2016
Rusy: Development of agriculture is of strategic importance for Belarus Rusy: Development of agriculture is of strategic importance for Belarus
“All avenues of the country’s development are important today. However, taking into account the fact that agricultural enterprises account for 9% of Belarus’ GDP, and processing companies also account for 9% of the GDP, the development of these industries is of strategic importance,” the vice premier believes...
23 Jun 2016
Lukashenko: Grassroots democracy is the most important instrument for making key decisions Lukashenko: Grassroots democracy is the most important instrument for making key decisions
"You and I have discussed all the aspects of the most important problems in our life, have summed up results during the most representative forum of the country, and have given a self-critical evaluation of what was done in the previous five-year term. We have adopted a long-term strategy for developing the country as well as program documents for the next five years"...
22 Jun 2016
Export promotion named among key foreign policy goals Export promotion named among key foreign policy goals
“First and foremost, we must recover the volume of export to the Russian Federation. We should seek to ensure comfortable conditions for our economic entities on the Russian market with no barriers, restrictions and exceptions. These are the goals the head of state talked about,” The Ambassador said...
22 Jun 2016
Karic: Belarus’ investment climate is attractive to foreign businesses Karic: Belarus’ investment climate is attractive to foreign businesses
"Belarus’ leadership has chosen the right policy to enhance the investment appeal of the country. Chinese, Serbian, Iranian, Latvian and Polish businessmen are working in Belarus. Strong cooperation ties have been developed with Russia"...
22 Jun 2016
MOST program believed to reflect Belarus-EU cooperation dynamics MOST program believed to reflect Belarus-EU cooperation dynamics
"The European Union is proud of getting the project implemented now. MOST is an opportunity for interpersonal contacts between member states of the Eastern Partnership Initiative and the European Union. Belarus is the only Eastern Partnership Initiative country that takes part in the project,” said Philippe Bernhard...
22 Jun 2016
China Ambassador: Belarus is an island of stability in Eurasia China Ambassador: Belarus is an island of stability in Eurasia
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming said when speaking at the 5th Belarusian People’s Congress...
22 Jun 2016
Metropolitan Pavel: Belarus plays a God-given peacemaking role Metropolitan Pavel: Belarus plays a God-given peacemaking role
"In light of the tragic events in the neighboring country, Minsk became a platform for peacemaking initiatives. It is here, in Belarus, that the settlement is being sought to the most difficult international problems"...
22 Jun 2016
Instructions given to create over 250,000 new jobs in Belarus in 2016-2020 Instructions given to create over 250,000 new jobs in Belarus in 2016-2020
“Encouragement of business initiative should become a driving force in the restoration of the economic growth and creation of new jobs,” the President stressed...
22 Jun 2016
Lukashenko: Peace in Belarus through people's unity Lukashenko: Peace in Belarus through people's unity
The head of state noted that the unity of the nation and mobilization of all its forces are the things needed to weather difficult times and even prevent them, maintain peace in the country and save the country itself...
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