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22 Mar 2016
Huge progress expected in Belarus-Georgia relations Huge progress expected in Belarus-Georgia relations
Giorgi Kvirikashvili remarked that all contacts between the two countries were invigorated after the official visit of the Belarus president to Georgia in April 2015...
22 Mar 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus, Georgia should raise bilateral trade to $200m Lukashenko: Belarus, Georgia should raise bilateral trade to $200m
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Georgia Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili...
22 Mar 2016
Call for using new opportunities to accelerate Belarus’ WTO accession talks Call for using new opportunities to accelerate Belarus’ WTO accession talks
“When we speak about the WTO accession, we need to understand that the matter is not just about the barriers and tariffs, but also about the need to have a clear idea about the flows of goods and the opportunities for international trade"...
22 Mar 2016
Belarus’ accession to WTO viewed as step towards sustainable development goals Belarus’ accession to WTO viewed as step towards sustainable development goals
Program Officer for the UNDP in Belarus Igor Severin believes that Belarus can share its experience in many areas, including Chernobyl-related issues, with the international community...
22 Mar 2016
Preparations for Belarus’ WTO membership may be completed within a year Preparations for Belarus’ WTO membership may be completed within a year
Speaking about Belarus’ WTO entry prospects, Igor Severine noted that “a little is left to do, including the need to study the experience of the country's closest neighbors”...
22 Mar 2016
Lukashenko urges to make every effort to prepare Belarusian athletes for Olympic Games Lukashenko urges to make every effort to prepare Belarusian athletes for Olympic Games
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in a message of greetings addressed to Belarusian athletes on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee...
21 Mar 2016
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Metropolitan Filaret Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Metropolitan Filaret
For many years Metropolitan Filaret has been doing his best to promote eternal verities and the transforming power of Christianity, instill creative faith and sincere love in people...
19 Mar 2016
Avant-garde art museum to enhance Vitebsk’s status Avant-garde art museum to enhance Vitebsk’s status
The building of the People’s Art School in Vitebsk set up by Marc Chagall in early 20th century is currently under renovation. Alexander Kosinets believes that a whole museum complex should be created in the old part of the city...
19 Mar 2016
Minsk named best venue for Ukraine talks Minsk named best venue for Ukraine talks
“I would like to thank the Belarusian authorities and Alexander Lukashenko personally for the opportunity to have this political platform. It is of high importance that this platform is not in Brussels or Paris, but here,” said Petro Symonenko...
18 Mar 2016
Belarus may relax visa regulations for countries without migration problems Belarus may relax visa regulations for countries without migration problems
According to the official, a lot has already been done in this regard. Tourists are allowed to stay in the country for three days without visas for the sake of visiting the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Certain measures have been taken to attract organized tourist groups from China...
18 Mar 2016
Belarus welcomes Hungary’s readiness for closer cooperation Belarus welcomes Hungary’s readiness for closer cooperation
According to the minister, the Belarusian side sees Hungary’s systemic approach to further development of the foreign economic strategy Opening to the East and welcomes the country’s readiness to intensify relations with Belarus...
17 Mar 2016
Mexico’s honorary consulate in Belarus to advance bilateral relations Mexico’s honorary consulate in Belarus to advance bilateral relations
Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevgeny Shestakov stated there are no issues in Belarusian-Mexican relations. The official confirmed Belarus’ willingness to advance and deepen bilateral cooperation across the board...
17 Mar 2016
Call for pooling Belarus’, Thailand’s potentials to secure higher competitive ability Call for pooling Belarus’, Thailand’s potentials to secure higher competitive ability
Vladimir Andreichenko noted that Thailand is a key partner for Belarus in Southeast Asia. The Thai side also demonstrates serious interest in Belarus. The invigoration of the political dialogue at the high and top levels and the enhancement of economic ties testify to that...
17 Mar 2016
Belarus welcomes Israel’s decision to keep its diplomatic presence in Minsk Belarus welcomes Israel’s decision to keep its diplomatic presence in Minsk
The Belarusian side views the decision of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a confirmation of Israel’s eagerness to boost cooperation with Belarus in various fields and intensify ties between Belarusian and Israeli people, Dmitry Mironchik emphasized...
16 Mar 2016
WHO: Belarus can help other countries develop healthcare systems WHO: Belarus can help other countries develop healthcare systems
“We would like to praise your achievements and emphasize the advantages of the Belarusian healthcare system. For example, today I have taken a look at the cancer registry. Not every country has such a registry. For many countries this is a distant future"...
16 Mar 2016
Bulegenov: Belarus and Kazakhstan maintain good and close relations Bulegenov: Belarus and Kazakhstan maintain good and close relations
The diplomat said that Belarus and Kazakhstan maintain good and close relations that gradually evolve. He emphasized that Belarus and Kazakhstan provide mutual assistance on the international arena...
16 Mar 2016
Lozovik: CEC's expert group will continue working after parliamentary elections in Belarus Lozovik: CEC's expert group will continue working after parliamentary elections in Belarus
“The expert group will continue to study the OSCE/ODIHR recommendations on improving the electoral process in Belarus and will analyze the changes which we can introduce to the legislation after the parliamentary elections in 2016” ...
16 Mar 2016
Kupchyna: Gender equality is necessary for sustainable development of any society Kupchyna: Gender equality is necessary for sustainable development of any society
Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alena Kupchyna took part in a ministerial roundtable of the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which is underway these days at the UN Headquarters...
15 Mar 2016
Malkina: Belarus is ready for cooperation with Lithuania on nuclear security issues Malkina: Belarus is ready for cooperation with Lithuania on nuclear security issues
"We have already invited the Lithuanian side and members of the Espoo Convention Implementation Committee to Ostrovets to receive all necessary information on any technical issues"...
15 Mar 2016
Lukashenko urges to raise efficiency of public bodies Lukashenko urges to raise efficiency of public bodies
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the session held discuss certain issues in the social sector, budget and finance...
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