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1 Jul 2016
Belarus views IMF mission’s findings as positive signal for further discussions Belarus views IMF mission’s findings as positive signal for further discussions
“The IMF mission commended the package of anti-crisis measures adopted by the government and the National Bank and hailed the considerable progress made in several aspects of the economic policy, including the pension system reform, the change in approaches to the management of budget spending and state support"...
1 Jul 2016
Twinning relations between Grodno Oblast and Chinese Gansu Province hailed as exemplary Twinning relations between Grodno Oblast and Chinese Gansu Province hailed as exemplary
Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin stressed that the relations of all-round strategic partnership between Belarus and China are actively developing. The dialogue is strengthening at all levels...
30 Jun 2016
Petrishenko: Belarus is associated with peace and security on the global stage Petrishenko: Belarus is associated with peace and security on the global stage
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said at an official reception in the diplomatic mission in Moscow on 30 June to mark Independence Day in Belarus...
30 Jun 2016
IAEA welcomes Belarus’ dedication to safety and openness in nuclear matters IAEA welcomes Belarus’ dedication to safety and openness in nuclear matters
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano assured that the organization fully supports Belarus’ dedication to safety, openness and its intent to make a full use of the IAEA expert peer review services, guidelines and recommendations...
30 Jun 2016
Belarus hopes to boost trade with EU amid thaw in relations Belarus hopes to boost trade with EU amid thaw in relations
"We are very much interested in this and ready to continue on this path and discuss with our colleagues any matters to eliminate all possible obstacles”...
30 Jun 2016
Zaoralek: Czechia believes in positive long-term cooperation with Belarus Zaoralek: Czechia believes in positive long-term cooperation with Belarus
“Our meeting shows that we are starting a new chapter in the relations between Belarus and the Czech Republic. This opportunity to open the new chapter in our relations is due to the fact that the relations between Belarus and the European Union have been improving"...
30 Jun 2016
Development of Union State named among Belarus parliament’s priorities Development of Union State named among Belarus parliament’s priorities
Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at the closing of the ninth session of the House of Representatives of the fifth convocation...
30 Jun 2016
IMF praises measures taken in Belarus to stabilize macroeconomic situation IMF praises measures taken in Belarus to stabilize macroeconomic situation
IMF Mission Chief for Belarus Peter Dohlman believes that the reasonably stringent monetary and fiscal policies of the government helped stabilize the exchange rate and reduce inflation...
30 Jun 2016
Semashko: Manufacturing drives Belarus’ economic recovery Semashko: Manufacturing drives Belarus’ economic recovery
The Vice Premier noted that the macroeconomic stabilization measures adopted in late 2015 and early 2016 are bearing fruit...
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...
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