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18 Nov 2015
Shchetkina: Dramatic progress towards gender equality in Belarus Shchetkina: Dramatic progress towards gender equality in Belarus
“We have made a considerable leap forward in respect of equal rights and opportunities, both domestically and internationally. Belarus is among 16 countries in which the female Human Development Index is higher or equal to the male HDI"...
17 Nov 2015
Lukashenko: No intention to break down the original social state scheme in Belarus Lukashenko: No intention to break down the original social state scheme in Belarus
"We cannot leave a single child, a single elderly person, a single person with disabilities without assistance of our society. It is what the social state is all about"...
16 Nov 2015
Martins Virsis: Belarus, Latvia enjoy close cooperation in culture, economy, politics Martins Virsis: Belarus, Latvia enjoy close cooperation in culture, economy, politics
“We enjoy close cooperation in the cultural area and it is very important. We have constructive economic relations with Belarus, цe also have well-developed tourist ties, partner relations between Belarusian and Latvian self-administrations"...
16 Nov 2015
Yakubovich: Peaceful Belarus looks decent on the map of the region Yakubovich: Peaceful Belarus looks decent on the map of the region
"We are a country which is perfect in neighboring relations. Since Belarus does not threat anyone, it has the right to expect the same attitude from others"...
14 Nov 2015
Bordyuzha: Events in Paris confirm the need for the world to consolidate efforts against terrorism Bordyuzha: Events in Paris confirm the need for the world to consolidate efforts against terrorism
“The acts of terrorism committed in Paris, the biggest ones in the history of the country, once again confirm the need for solidarity and unity"...
13 Nov 2015
Jury member: Listapad 2015 national competition movies correspond to European standards Jury member: Listapad 2015 national competition movies correspond to European standards
The member of the jury of the national competition Volker Petzold (Germany) said during the roundtable to discuss Belarusian cinema...
12 Nov 2015
Sun Hongzhi: Belarus' friendship society makes huge contribution to cooperation with China Sun Hongzhi: Belarus' friendship society makes huge contribution to cooperation with China
"The public diplomacy promotes closer ties between the people of Belarus and China"...
12 Nov 2015
Kobyakov: Belarus builds relations with investors on international principles of cooperation Kobyakov: Belarus builds relations with investors on international principles of cooperation
"The improving positions of Belarus in international rankings testify to the constantly improving doing business conditions in the country"...
12 Nov 2015
U.S. expert: Belarus plays an increasingly important role in the regional context U.S. expert: Belarus plays an increasingly important role in the regional context
“Belarus’ geopolitical role has increased. Belarus has become a facilitator in the Ukraine crisis negotiations that involve Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France"...
12 Nov 2015
Linkevicius: Suspension of Belarus sanctions is a chance to consolidate progress in relations Linkevicius: Suspension of Belarus sanctions is a chance to consolidate progress in relations
"As the sanctions are suspended, we need to consolidate the positive practices. This is what we want and will be aspiring for"...
12 Nov 2015
Lukashenko urges to build affordable high-quality sports facilities, swimming pools Lukashenko urges to build affordable high-quality sports facilities, swimming pools
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the visit to the new multi-purpose sports and recuperation complex Mandarin in Minsk...
12 Nov 2015
U.S. diplomat: We see the dialogue in Minsk in a positive light U.S. diplomat: We see the dialogue in Minsk in a positive light
"The dialogue of experts in Minsk today is important. The dialogue helps us secure trust”...
12 Nov 2015
Belavia regularly inspects security at Egypt’s airports Belavia regularly inspects security at Egypt’s airports
Igor Cherginets, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Foreign Economic Affairs at the Belavia airline told...
11 Nov 2015
Rapid development of Belarus-Pakistan relations highlighted Rapid development of Belarus-Pakistan relations highlighted
During the current visit contracts to supply about $55 million worth of Belarusian merchandise were signed. “It is a very good result yet we believe it is necessary to secure a brand new level of relations with Pakistan," Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement at the end of his official visit to Pakistan...
11 Nov 2015
Usubaliyev: International cultural forums bring countries together Usubaliyev: International cultural forums bring countries together
"Azerbaijan, the same as Belarus, despite its rich history, acquired independence not long ago. That means we should share the experience of our countries in the preservation and revival of cultural heritage, cooperate in order to adopt the best practices”...
11 Nov 2015
Svetlov: International community interested in Belarus’ cultural heritage management practices Svetlov: International community interested in Belarus’ cultural heritage management practices
"Many countries are interested not only in Belarus’ cultural heritage, especially the intangible one, but also in the methods and techniques that the country has developed over the recent years to promote its cultural traditions"...
11 Nov 2015
Svetlov: International community interested in Belarus’ cultural heritage management practices Svetlov: International community interested in Belarus’ cultural heritage management practices
"Many countries are interested not only in Belarus’ cultural heritage, especially the intangible one, but also in the methods and techniques that the country has developed over the recent years to promote its cultural traditions"...
10 Nov 2015
Pakistan, Belarus urged to increase trade to $1bn Pakistan, Belarus urged to increase trade to $1bn
Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov after a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...
10 Nov 2015
Avgustovsky: Belarus has chosen the right course for macroeconomic stabilization Avgustovsky: Belarus has chosen the right course for macroeconomic stabilization
“Germany needs partners in the area of innovations and economy, and Belarus is of big interest here,” stressed the head of the presentation of the German economy...
10 Nov 2015
Voskanyan: Belarus may become western gateway to European market for EEU Voskanyan: Belarus may become western gateway to European market for EEU
Chairman of the Board of the German-Belarusian Economic Club Hovsep Voskanyan said at the conference held on 10 November to celebrate the 8th Day of German Economy in Belarus slated...
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