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16 Mar 2017
Military town for Belarusian nuclear power plant security detachment opened Military town for Belarusian nuclear power plant security detachment opened
"We know and have mastered all the technologies for securing and defending a nuclear power plant. The nuclear power plant will start working under our protection,” stressed Igor Shunevich....
16 Mar 2017
Belarus views OSCE PA as key venue for inter-parliamentary dialogue Belarus views OSCE PA as key venue for inter-parliamentary dialogue
Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus views the OSCE PA as an important venue to develop mutually beneficial inter-parliamentary dialogue on common approaches to the key issues of ensuring stability and security in the OSCE region. He reaffirmed the ministry’s readiness to provide all possible assistance in the organization of the forthcoming OSCE PA summer session in Minsk...
16 Mar 2017
PM: Belarus eager to restore trade with Kazakhstan to $1bn PM: Belarus eager to restore trade with Kazakhstan to $1bn
Belarus is also ready for active participation in the third stage of Kazakhstan’s modernization program. “We have a number of ideas to propose within the framework of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s large-scale initiative on the country’s third modernization. Belarus expects to take part in this project,” Andrei Kobyakov underlined...
16 Mar 2017
Belarus’ commitment to border security underlined Belarus’ commitment to border security underlined
"For the sake of maintaining stability at the border the Belarusian border service pays close attention to ways of guarding the border using various forces and units. Laws on the state border, on the border service agency get amended as well as laws on administrative violations and criminal violations, regulatory acts on the border line and the depth of the border line”...
15 Mar 2017
OSCE PA appreciates Belarus’ readiness to host 26th summer session OSCE PA appreciates Belarus’ readiness to host 26th summer session
Christine Muttonen noted that it was her first visit to Belarus but she was already looking forward to a new meeting in July because the annual summer session is the key event in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. During such sessions top officials of the Assembly are elected, declarations and resolutions are adopted...
15 Mar 2017
Speaker: Belarus contributes significantly to European security Speaker: Belarus contributes significantly to European security
The visit of the OSCE PA delegation to Belarus, the signing of the agreement on the 26th summer session are another step towards promoting cooperation and dialogue on all issues of mutual interest, Vladimir Andreichenko said...
15 Mar 2017
Reynders: Belarus can have good relations with both EU and Russia Reynders: Belarus can have good relations with both EU and Russia
“We are currently in difficult talks with Russia on various issues. We, however, continue to believe and to persuade that it is normal to have good relations with all the neighbors. It is important for Belarus to continue diversifying its relations with neighbors,” Didier Reynders added...
15 Mar 2017
Vice Speaker: Belarus thoroughly preparing for OSCE PA summer session Vice Speaker: Belarus thoroughly preparing for OSCE PA summer session
“We will welcome representatives of many EU states, CIS countries, MPs from the United States and Canada. These countries are our main economic partners. This is going to be a milestone event for Belarus. We have never hosted the event of such scale and such scope of participation before,” the Vice Speaker noted...
15 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: EBRD’s cooperation with Belarus’ public sector will be productive Lukashenko: EBRD’s cooperation with Belarus’ public sector will be productive
“Within the framework of the current strategy we will be able to expand cooperation in the public sector. I am convinced that this cooperation will yield good results. The development of all forms of ownership, including in the public and private sectors, is Belarus’ priority. I am grateful to you for understanding and for having no prejudice in this regard”...
15 Mar 2017
Reynders: Europe sees Belarus as country promoting dialogue Reynders: Europe sees Belarus as country promoting dialogue
Didier Reynders noted that more and more often Belarus becomes a participant of major international processes. He emphasized the important role of the country in the organization of the negotiation process to promote settlement of the conflict in Ukraine...
15 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus will always support unity, stability in Europe Lukashenko: Belarus will always support unity, stability in Europe
"I can guarantee that Belarus will always be working towards unity and stability in Europe. Even in the difficult times we did not create problems for you and will not create them in the future,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
15 Mar 2017
Makei: Belarus is a staunch supporter of integration Makei: Belarus is a staunch supporter of integration
“In line with this policy, Belarus’ presidency in the Central European Initiative will be mainly aimed at promoting connectivity in a greater Europe. This includes a big number of cross-cutting themes such as the development of transport infrastructure, harmonization of norms and standards related to customs and trade, promotion of economic development at the municipal and regional levels"...
14 Mar 2017
Michael Roth: Germany supports Belarus in its accession to WTO Michael Roth: Germany supports Belarus in its accession to WTO
“Open borders and fair free trade are the best instruments of globalization. There is no need in new walls, new forms of isolation. We are confident in this. The same is true about trade. I would be happy if Belarus made part of the WTO. We need this economic cooperation, fairness in trade, and the WTO is a powerful instrument here,” Michael Roth said...
14 Mar 2017
Belarus rejects false choice between East and West Belarus rejects false choice between East and West
“Our relations with Europe must be built on shared values, not only on economic pragmatism. I believe we have shared the values since ancient times, despite some contradictions and differences,” Oleg Kravchenko said...
14 Mar 2017
Belarus ready to develop all-round cooperation with Egypt Belarus ready to develop all-round cooperation with Egypt
“In fact, we are ready to provide necessary assistance in personnel training and share technologies in all avenues of cooperation you are interested in,” the head of state stressed. “We are ready to set up enterprises in Egypt, develop them with you”...
13 Mar 2017
Michael Roth: Trostenets is an all-European site for commemoration of Nazis’ victims Michael Roth: Trostenets is an all-European site for commemoration of Nazis’ victims
Michael Roth stressed that the event is a tribute to the memory of the Nazism victims as Trostenets was the biggest death camp in Europe where many Belarusian, Austrian, Czech Jews, and Soviet army prisoners were killed...
13 Mar 2017
Remembering Nazism victims named part of Belarusian government policy Remembering Nazism victims named part of Belarusian government policy
The statement was made by Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko during the opening of a mobile exhibition in the Belarusian State Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War...
13 Mar 2017
Germany interested in Belarus-EU rapprochement Germany interested in Belarus-EU rapprochement
“My country is strongly interested in the rapprochement of the European Union and Germany on one side and Belarus on the other side. We would like to accelerate the process," German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth made the statement...
13 Mar 2017
Towards IT Nation: Belarus enters new stage in hi-tech development Towards IT Nation: Belarus enters new stage in hi-tech development
“We have all preconditions for that. We have many talented people who generate great ideas. I am absolutely confident that we will see a breakthrough here. We are not talking about a global breakthrough, but I strongly believe that Belarus will be a regional leader, a leader in Eastern Europe. We will see this happen very soon”...
13 Mar 2017
Belarus views Germany as key partner in European region Belarus views Germany as key partner in European region
Vladimir Makei, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said as he met with Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office. He stressed that Belarus is interested in developing relations with Germany in various areas...
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