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16 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus will be able to overcome emerging difficulties Lukashenko: Belarus will be able to overcome emerging difficulties
The president stated: “We can do anything. We will be able to handle and overcome the difficulties we’ve just talked about. These difficulties originate from outside the country more often than not. We have no other way out. This year will be the turning point”...
14 Apr 2017
Call for focused effort to remove barriers, restrictions in EAEU market Call for focused effort to remove barriers, restrictions in EAEU market
“The head of state presented his vision for further development of the organization. We believe that we should pay more attention to deepening the integration. We should focus on the restrictions that persist in our mutual trade hampering our effective participation in this organization and our effort to create a single economic space,” Vladimir Makei said...
14 Apr 2017
Dodon: Belarus is a good example for Moldova Dodon: Belarus is a good example for Moldova
“People in Moldova know about Belarus and appreciate many good things and reforms in your country. They often cite an example that Belarus managed to preserve many good things from Soviet times, the agricultural industry and infrastructure projects. This is a good example for us. I am saying this openly and honestly,” Igor Dodon emphasized...
14 Apr 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova will be able to advance relations despite difficulties Lukashenko: Belarus and Moldova will be able to advance relations despite difficulties
“Perhaps, we needed to meet long time ago and talk over the steps to strengthen relations between Belarus and Moldova. I will be frank; we are doing our best to keep the ties with your wonderful country. You are a person of a new formation but with absolutely the same views and policy Belarus adheres to"...
13 Apr 2017
Belarus’ decision to create space industry justified Belarus’ decision to create space industry justified
According to Pavel Legky, it took a while for Belarus to form its own space industry. Back in the day Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko proposed to set up space industry in Belarus but the idea received much skepticism. “Over the last few years we saw that this decision was right,” Pavel Legky said. “Today Belarus is busy developing new space technologies. This is not our country’s image: this is our economy”...
13 Apr 2017
UNAIDS expects Belarus to beat HIV epidemic UNAIDS expects Belarus to beat HIV epidemic
Michel Sidibe noted that Belarus is one of the first few countries to secure essential results in preventing the transfer of the HIV infection from the mother to the child. “We also hope that Belarus will become the world’s first country to beat the virus epidemic as a whole,” he stressed...
13 Apr 2017
Belarus shows high degree of preparedness for 2019 European Games Belarus shows high degree of preparedness for 2019 European Games
"Medal events will be held in fifteen sports during the Second European Games. The final program will be approved in the near future. The European Olympic Committees Coordination Commission for the second edition of the European Games is set to pay an inspection visit to Belarus in May 2017," Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
13 Apr 2017
Thousands of volunteers to help make 2019 European Games happen Thousands of volunteers to help make 2019 European Games happen
According to the minister, a lot will depend on the number of the participants. “The number may reach several thousands. This entails a greater responsibility for the organizers, as volunteers should be well-trained. They should know foreign languages, know the city well and be ready to answer any questions related to sports or everyday necessities,” said Alexander Shamko...
13 Apr 2017
Belarus’ cooperation with Hunan Province hailed as example to follow Belarus’ cooperation with Hunan Province hailed as example to follow
Du Jiahao thanked the Belarusian head of state for the opportunity to meet with him and to discuss matters concerning the development of mutually beneficial cooperation...
13 Apr 2017
Belarus interested in good neighborly relations with EU Belarus interested in good neighborly relations with EU
"We are grateful to Finland for its consistent stance in the European Union in what concerns the efforts to normalize the relations between the EU and Belarus. We would like to reaffirm our interest in building up stable good neighborly relations with the European Union,” noted Vasily Matyushevsky...
12 Apr 2017
Ahmet Yildiz: Belarus-Turkey relations are becoming stronger Ahmet Yildiz: Belarus-Turkey relations are becoming stronger
“Over the 25 years the Belarusian-Turkish relations have gained great momentum and become stronger on the basis of mutual respect. Our bilateral relations are free from any problems,” Ahmet Yildiz said...
12 Apr 2017
Belarus, Turkey enjoy deep mutually beneficial cooperation Belarus, Turkey enjoy deep mutually beneficial cooperation
“Our countries enjoy truly friendly relations based on common interests, mutual respect and trust. It is no exaggeration to say that there are no unsettled issues in the bilateral agenda, which is quite unusual today amid constantly emerging conflicts and the building-up of geopolitical confrontation,” the deputy minister of foreign affairs said...
12 Apr 2017
Pakistani PM notes unprecedented development pace of Belarus-Pakistan relations Pakistani PM notes unprecedented development pace of Belarus-Pakistan relations
Nawaz Sharif noted that to intensify cooperation, it is necessary to establish regular interaction between the MPs, since the parliaments serve as important links in the development of ties among people, promotion of mutual understanding, and intensification of mutually beneficial cooperation. Nawaz Sharif suggested exchanging visits of members of the Pakistan-Belarus friendship groups...
11 Apr 2017
Lukashenko against solving domestic issues through aggressive foreign policy Lukashenko against solving domestic issues through aggressive foreign policy
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during his meeting with the personnel of OAO Rechitsadrev...
11 Apr 2017
Belarus president urges to clean up all district capitals Belarus president urges to clean up all district capitals
Speaking about the beautification of towns and the personal responsibility of all people for what is going on in their native place, Alexander Lukashenko said that every person can make a contribution to turning their town into a beautiful and well-kept place...
11 Apr 2017
Kondrusiewicz: Council of European Bishops’ Conferences session in Minsk is a big honor for Belarus Kondrusiewicz: Council of European Bishops’ Conferences session in Minsk is a big honor for Belarus
“It is a big honor for the Catholic church and the country which is to host such a large-scale forum,” said the Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev. In his words, Belarus will welcome about 50 bishops from European countries. Guests from other continents are invited as well. The main theme of the forthcoming meeting will be youth affairs...
10 Apr 2017
Guo Shengkun: Chinese partners value order and stability in Belarus Guo Shengkun: Chinese partners value order and stability in Belarus
In his words, the foundation for good contacts between Belarus and China has been laid down by regular meetings at the supreme level and “a strong friendship between Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping who outlined the vectors of bilateral cooperation”...
10 Apr 2017
Belarus interested in China’s experience in organizing large-scale sports events Belarus interested in China’s experience in organizing large-scale sports events
The President drew attention to the forthcoming large-scale competition in Belarus. “In the run-up to the biggest mass sports event, the 2nd European Games, we are very much interested in the experience accumulated by China before and during the 2008 Olympic Games,” the head of state said...
7 Apr 2017
Belarus open to dialogue on education with European Union Belarus open to dialogue on education with European Union
“We are open to the dialogue and are ready to discuss any matters that may be interesting for us and beneficial for both sides.” He noted that Belarus is interested in the experience of the European Union, of the European educational system and leading universities. “Productive interaction with European countries in education affairs will continue,” stated Igor Karpenko...
7 Apr 2017
Lukashenko in favor of perfecting instead of reforming Belarusian science Lukashenko in favor of perfecting instead of reforming Belarusian science
“If we see that the way Belarusian science is run is subpar, let us — the older generation, who have created this science, and the younger generation, to whom the future of science belongs — make decisions,” stressed the head of state. “If it is an anachronism, if the country doesn’t need this system now, if it is unacceptable, we should make the relevant decisions. We cannot pretend nothing is going on”...
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