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26 Apr 2019
Russia hopes for constructive settlement of oil quality problem Russia hopes for constructive settlement of oil quality problem
“I hope that the great work that was done to prepare this meeting on our part and on the part of our colleagues, comprehensive analysis of the situation and events, measures worked out and discussed will contribute to the prompt and efficient solution of the problem and enable us to resume normal operation of the whole system”...
26 Apr 2019
Belarusian losses from polluted Russian oil emphasized Belarusian losses from polluted Russian oil emphasized
“The delivery of poor-quality raw materials has led to the abnormal operation of Belarusian oil refineries, resulting in lower output of oil products and our failure to deliver products to customers. The state budget of Belarus and oil transport organizations are incurring losses”...
26 Apr 2019
Belarus, China agree to discuss new promising projects Belarus, China agree to discuss new promising projects
"Our bilateral trade, economic, and political relations have been steadily developing. We, as it was noted during the meeting between our president with his Chinese counterpart, have absolutely no problems. We support each other in international organizations"...
26 Apr 2019
Belarus hopes for significant boost in cooperation with Serbia Belarus hopes for significant boost in cooperation with Serbia
“I think that during our meeting and my visit to Serbia we will have a serious conversation about our cooperation in the best interests of our people in Serbia and Belarus,” the Belarusian leader remarked...
25 Apr 2019
Integration of Belarusian nuclear power plant into national power grid in progress Integration of Belarusian nuclear power plant into national power grid in progress
The official stressed that the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is the most important project for the country’s power engineering industry. The nuclear power plant’s integration into the power grid is the second most important one...
24 Apr 2019
Luo Zhanhui: China-Belarus friendship embodies the Great Silk Road spirit Luo Zhanhui: China-Belarus friendship embodies the Great Silk Road spirit
"Bilateral talks will cover such areas as the Belt and Road development and the deepening of interregional cooperation in the Eurasian space. In the process of the Belt and Road construction, China and China fully embodies the Great Silk Road spirit: peace and interaction, openness and inclusivity, mutual benefits"...
24 Apr 2019
Opinion: Belarus is an internationally recognized peacemaking platform Opinion: Belarus is an internationally recognized peacemaking platform
"In recent years Belarus has positioned itself as a successful peacemaking platform. We have hosted a lot of major political events recently. Of course, this is thanks to the strategic position of the state as a whole, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs"...
24 Apr 2019
OSCE PA Silk Road Support Group Conference in Minsk to focus on economy OSCE PA Silk Road Support Group Conference in Minsk to focus on economy
"Belarus would like to once again set up an image platform to attract the attention of major partners. The agenda will chiefly deal with economic matters. This is above all investment attractiveness. Secondly, Belarus is a linking bridge between the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union"...
24 Apr 2019
Belarus touted as springboard for Bangladesh’s access to EAEU market Belarus touted as springboard for Bangladesh’s access to EAEU market
According to Aleksandr Turchin, Belarus views Bangladesh as an important and promising partner in South Asia...
24 Apr 2019
Belarus continues efforts to expand access to Chinese market Belarus continues efforts to expand access to Chinese market
"China has changed the structure of its economy virtually over a year. Today the country mainly develops not through exports and production, but domestic consumption which has recently made up 76% of China’s GDP. This is an opportunity for Belarus, for many countries to enter the market"...
23 Apr 2019
Azerbaijan ready to help out Belarus with alternative oil supplies Azerbaijan ready to help out Belarus with alternative oil supplies
Asked about the possibility of delivering oil from Azerbaijan to Belarus, the ambassador noted he saw no barriers standing in the way. "At difficult times our nations always helped each other. We always lend a helping hand to each other"...
23 Apr 2019
Recently signed agreements viewed as powerful base of Belarus-Turkey cooperation Recently signed agreements viewed as powerful base of Belarus-Turkey cooperation
"Trade and economic sphere represents the backbone of our relations. As for the political dialogue, everything is excellent. With these agreements signed, we now have a powerful base for advancing the relations"...
23 Apr 2019
Belarus-Azerbaijan relations rely on solid foundation of historical, cultural ties Belarus-Azerbaijan relations rely on solid foundation of historical, cultural ties
“Peoples of Belarus and Azerbaijan have unique historical experience and rich traditions. A closer look at the national legacy of the countries can mutually enrich our cultures,” the official stressed...
23 Apr 2019
Ambassador: I see only positive things in the development of Belarusian-Ukrainian relations Ambassador: I see only positive things in the development of Belarusian-Ukrainian relations
According to the diplomat, in the last few years Ukraine came up with a precise strategy for advancing relations with many countries, including Belarus. He said he saw no reasons to change the strategy after a new head of state was elected...
23 Apr 2019
Belarusian weightlifters hope to get more Tokyo Olympic quotas Belarusian weightlifters hope to get more Tokyo Olympic quotas
“We are working hard and are ready to work even harder. Belarus is in good standing right now,” he stressed. The head coach added that other states are also trying to get more quotas, including through the court...
22 Apr 2019
Belarus promised UN assistance with healthcare, environmental protection Belarus promised UN assistance with healthcare, environmental protection
"Belarus has managed to preserve its swamps. It is a unique experience on the world scale. We will help spread it into other countries. These areas represent examples of where Belarus can count on the UN’s assistance"...
22 Apr 2019
CEC head: Belarusian Parliament may schedule presidential election during spring session in 2020 CEC head: Belarusian Parliament may schedule presidential election during spring session in 2020
As it was reported earlier the presidential election in Belarus shall be held no later than 30 August 2020...
22 Apr 2019
Belarus GDP growth above forecast in Q1 Belarus GDP growth above forecast in Q1
"In 2019 the economy is picking up steam. In Q1 the gross domestic product rose by 1.1%. This is a bit higher than the government expected. We have been moving, consistently and systematically, to meet the goal set out by the president, namely to double the GDP to $100 billion by 2025"...
20 Apr 2019
Ambassador: President’s Address demonstrated clear position on Belarus’ independence, sovereignty Ambassador: President’s Address demonstrated clear position on Belarus’ independence, sovereignty
"I was most impressed with Aleksandr Lukashenko’s clear-cut position. He provided answers to many opponents regarding the fact that Belarus is an established independent and successful state today"...
20 Apr 2019
Lukashenko: Wartime events at Stalin’s Line teach us to be always ready to repulse aggression Lukashenko: Wartime events at Stalin’s Line teach us to be always ready to repulse aggression
"If it worked as was planned, the Nazis would have had hard times here. I assume that the fascists would be unlikely to overcome it. Due to recklessness, and this is a lesson for us, we lost Belarus within a month and a half. Nothing was left of Belarus"...
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