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12 Jul 2016
Cherkashina: Belarus needs to retain leading positions in rhythmic gymnastics in Rio Cherkashina: Belarus needs to retain leading positions in rhythmic gymnastics in Rio
“We are the leaders in rhythmic gymnastics. It is not only this year but in general. The Belarusian rhythmic gymnastics has a glorious history. We are always in the top, and should keep these positions. Making the first steps is easier mentally. You have less pressure. But when you have a medal history behind you, it is very difficult"...
12 Jul 2016
Mirnyi: Belarusian athletes will perform to the top of their abilities in Rio Mirnyi: Belarusian athletes will perform to the top of their abilities in Rio
“Everyone will fight till the last drop of sweat. I am sure that they will make every effort to perform to the top of their abilities,” famous Belarusian tennis player Olympic champion in mixed doubles Max Mirnyi...
12 Jul 2016
Belarus still considering letting in foreigners without visas for sanatorium treatment Belarus still considering letting in foreigners without visas for sanatorium treatment
The official mentioned a heightened interest of foreigners in health improvement opportunities in Belarus. In January-June 2016 Belarusian sanatoriums welcomed over 95,000 foreigners, up from 79,000 guests in the same period of last year...
12 Jul 2016
Low maternal mortality probability rate in Belarus pointed out Low maternal mortality probability rate in Belarus pointed out
“We’ve received a published report from our representative office in Geneva: we are ahead of virtually all the countries of the world,” said Yelena Bogdan, Head of the Central Office for Medical Care Organization of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry...
11 Jul 2016
Makei urges diplomats to focus on addressing external economic tasks Makei urges diplomats to focus on addressing external economic tasks
“Let us take a different look at the situation, rethink it and elaborate new recipes for strengthening our positions on traditional markets and prospects of developing new ones,” said the minister at a seminar for heads of diplomatic missions and consular establishments...
9 Jul 2016
Lukashenko: The secret behind Belarusians’ peacefulness is in cherishing the treasures of the past Lukashenko: The secret behind Belarusians’ peacefulness is in cherishing the treasures of the past
“The respect to both the culture and artistic achievements of other peoples is a national feature of Belarusians. We cherish the treasures of the past and are deeply interested in the art of our neighbors,” said the head of the state...
8 Jul 2016
Belarus in favor of direct, unmediated dialogue with all partners, including NATO Belarus in favor of direct, unmediated dialogue with all partners, including NATO
"We stand for constructive collaboration between NATO and Belarus, NATO and Russia, between all integration blocs (economic, military and political ones) to jointly respond to many regional security challenges”...
7 Jul 2016
Alexandriya gearing up for Kupala Night Festival Alexandriya gearing up for Kupala Night Festival
“The event will feature a busy cultural program with many different creative projects and activities. We are sure that the guests will see here genuine hospitality of the region, and will have only good impressions of their visit,” the Governor said...
7 Jul 2016
Makei reaffirms Belarus’ readiness to strengthen all-round cooperation with Latvia Makei reaffirms Belarus’ readiness to strengthen all-round cooperation with Latvia
“Specific steps have been identified to expand trade, economic, humanitarian, cross-border and interregional cooperation,” the press service said as a result of the meeting wuth Latvia President Raimonds Vejonis...
7 Jul 2016
Visit of French delegation to Belarus viewed as sign of strengthening inter-parliamentary contacts Visit of French delegation to Belarus viewed as sign of strengthening inter-parliamentary contacts
“Your current visit proves that our inter-parliamentary relations have been intensifying,” noted Vitaly Busko. In his words, the parliamentary groups of friendship are bridges that unite people and the economies of the two countries...
7 Jul 2016
French MP calls for bringing Belarus back to Council of Europe French MP calls for bringing Belarus back to Council of Europe
He emphasized the important role of Belarus and the Belarusian head of state in the effort to settle the Ukraine crisis. “This shows that Europe needs Belarus,” Thierry Mariani stressed...
7 Jul 2016
Latvia President welcomes positive progress in EU-Belarus relations Latvia President welcomes positive progress in EU-Belarus relations
According to Raimonds Vejonis, Latvia is interested in signing a treaty with Belarus on visa facilitation and readmission, partnership agreements of mobility between the European Union and Belarus...
7 Jul 2016
Ignatavicius: Lithuania will help Belarus improve relations with the EU Ignatavicius: Lithuania will help Belarus improve relations with the EU
"We will continue following this path of good neighborliness and promote the relations both on the bilateral level and between Belarus and the European Union,” the Ambassador said at the meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
7 Jul 2016
Makei: Belarus ready for new framework agreement with EU Makei: Belarus ready for new framework agreement with EU
“We are still guided by the old agreement that was signed between the USSR and the European Economic Community in 1989. The document is absolutely out of date and does not correspond to the situation we have today,” said the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs...
7 Jul 2016
Myasnikovich suggests holding Belarus-France forum of regions in 2017 Myasnikovich suggests holding Belarus-France forum of regions in 2017
“As Chairman of the Council of the Republic, which is a body of regional representation, I am interested in cooperation between regions. This will help us to somewhat reboot the current bilateral relations”...
6 Jul 2016
Lukashenko urges to make taxation as comfortable as possible for business in Belarus Lukashenko urges to make taxation as comfortable as possible for business in Belarus
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during a working meeting with Taxes and Duties Minister Sergei Nalivaiko...
6 Jul 2016
Rauland sees possibility of normalization of U.S.-Belarus relations in the future Rauland sees possibility of normalization of U.S.-Belarus relations in the future
"We are very proud of the progress we have made here over the past two years. We would like to thank you and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which has cooperated with us on many issues. We hope that this gives a positive impetus to full normalization of relations in the future, the diplomat said...
6 Jul 2016
Independence and sovereignty seen as sacred to Belarus Independence and sovereignty seen as sacred to Belarus
“Independence and sovereignty are sacred things to me, as President of the country, and the Belarusian people. We will never agree to be a non-sovereign state, to be dependent,” the Belarusian leader stressed as he met with U.S. Charge d’Affaires Scott Rauland...
6 Jul 2016
Yaqub Eyyubov: Azerbaijan-Belarus political relations at a high level Yaqub Eyyubov: Azerbaijan-Belarus political relations at a high level
"The relations between our two countries are based on honesty, respect, integrity, reliability, and brotherhood. I would like to emphasize that the basis of all of these is the relations between two Presidents: Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev”...
5 Jul 2016
Belarusian banking system thanked for successful redenomination campaign Belarusian banking system thanked for successful redenomination campaign
Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Pavel Kallaur noted that in preparation for the redenomination the Belarusian banks carefully studied the experience of a number of countries, including European states, that went through a similar process...
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