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16 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Economy, defense should be the priorities of Belarus-Egypt cooperation Lukashenko: Economy, defense should be the priorities of Belarus-Egypt cooperation
“Yesterday we discussed a number of topical issues, avenues of strategic cooperation for the future. We have agreed that as a result of the interaction between the members of our governments we will work out a short-term and mid-term action plan to reflect the essence of our relations. Naturally, this action plan should rely on such issues as the economy and defense”...
15 Jan 2017
Egypt ready to build up cooperation with Belarus Egypt ready to build up cooperation with Belarus
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said: “I would like to mention the high level of cooperation between our countries. In addition to maintaining it we would like to make it stronger for the sake of the two countries”...
15 Jan 2017
Lukashenko emphasizes importance of advancing Belarus-Egypt partnership Lukashenko emphasizes importance of advancing Belarus-Egypt partnership
“Belarus supports Egypt’s interest in creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union and is ready to assist with the matter. We also intend to expand contacts in humanitarian affairs, including science, education, healthcare, culture, tourism, and sport,” noted the Belarus President...
14 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus’ future depends on everyone’s performance Lukashenko: Belarus’ future depends on everyone’s performance
“We see the goal and what needs to be done to reach it. Our country’s future depends on how hard we work today,” stressed Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during the official reception held to celebrate Old New Year...
13 Jan 2017
MFA: Belarus seeks to develop good-neighborly relations with Lithuania MFA: Belarus seeks to develop good-neighborly relations with Lithuania
"Belarus maintains open and transparent contacts with the IAEA, the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), and the European Commission in matters related to the construction of the nuclear power plant. Not only do we declare readiness. We also carry out stress tests, gearing up to host a SEED-mission,” Dmitry Mironchik said...
12 Jan 2017
Kupchyna: Belarus will aim at productive OSCE PA summer session in Minsk Kupchyna: Belarus will aim at productive OSCE PA summer session in Minsk
Belarus has repeatedly voiced the benefit of expanding human contacts, simplifying visa regulations and liberalizing the freedom of movement. The decree signed on 9 January to establish a visa-free entry to Belarus via Minsk National Airport for citizens of 80 countries (half of them being the OSCE member states) testifies to the fact,” Alena Kupchyna stressed...
12 Jan 2017
Sberbank ready to step up operation in Belarus Sberbank ready to step up operation in Belarus
“For the last two years we’ve been busy primarily accumulating reserves out of net profit. After taking care of all the items on today’s agenda we can get down to a new stage in our development in the Republic of Belarus,” Sberbank President, Chairman of the Board German Gref made the statement after meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
12 Jan 2017
Opinion: Any move to facilitate visa regulations benefits tourism Opinion: Any move to facilitate visa regulations benefits tourism
“All decisions aiming to relax visa rules and administrative procedures always benefit tourism, as they make traveling easier,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus Didier Canesse said...
12 Jan 2017
Hopes for further active participation of Belarus in CIS integration Hopes for further active participation of Belarus in CIS integration
Sergei Lebedev thanked Belarus for the active support of the activities of the CIS Executive Committee. “We very much appreciate that the country that houses the CIS headquarters pays much attention to the activities of the Executive Committee and provides necessary assistance,” he said...
12 Jan 2017
Belarus named major driving force for CIS integration Belarus named major driving force for CIS integration
Andrei Shvedov stressed that the Belarusian side pays much attention to the operation of the CIS. “Belarus is one the pivotal countries of the Commonwealth in the promotion of our integration processes,” the permanent representative said...
12 Jan 2017
Makei: Belarus in favor of CIS development, effective decisions Makei: Belarus in favor of CIS development, effective decisions
“Belarus has always wanted the CIS to develop and grow stronger. We have always supported the development of the integration processes. The CIS includes about ten states with different interests, foreign policy and foreign economy goals. Still, we manage to join our efforts to address the common problems and challenges we face,” Vladimir Makei said...
11 Jan 2017
Yu Zhenqi: Belarus is of great importance to China Yu Zhenqi: Belarus is of great importance to China
Yu Zhenqi has spent many years working in Belarus and considers the country its second home. At the presentation that was hosted at the Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations, he noted: “We together with my counterparts made this book about Belarus with a view to tell as much as we could about this wonderful country and its people. Strengthening relations between our peoples is of great importance”...
11 Jan 2017
Svetlov: Yanka Kupala’s legacy is of international importance Svetlov: Yanka Kupala’s legacy is of international importance
“Yanka Kupala’s legacy is of international importance. Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, and Slovakia will also join the anniversary celebrations. Both we and our descendants should know and remember Yanka Kupala as a great poet and a great citizen,” Boris Svetlov said...
10 Jan 2017
Lukashenko: Humanity, compassion and kindness are traits of Belarusian national character Lukashenko: Humanity, compassion and kindness are traits of Belarusian national character
"We perceive Belarus as our common home, as a family for all of us. There is no dividing into friends and foes. Family members work together and help each other. They sincerely rejoice at the achievements of each and care about each of its members, children, the elderly”...
9 Jan 2017
No extra formalities for visiting Belarus for five days without visas No extra formalities for visiting Belarus for five days without visas
"Citizens of 80 countries will be able to enter via the Minsk National Airport and stay in Belarus for at most five days. The countries are Belarus’ main partners. The number includes all the European countries, developed economies all over the world, and major developing nations. Naturally the choices are not accidental. We are talking about opening our country virtually to the entire world,” said Igor Fisenko...
9 Jan 2017
Tsekhmeister: Visa-free regime will boost sports tourism in Belarus Tsekhmeister: Visa-free regime will boost sports tourism in Belarus
"Problems related to visas often create obstacles for fans. But thanks to this decision we can expect a significant increase in the number of tourists who come to see sporting events,” Valentin Tsekhmeister said...
9 Jan 2017
Next forum of regions of Belarus and Russia to focus on high technologies Next forum of regions of Belarus and Russia to focus on high technologies
“Judging by its agenda, the fourth forum will present a rather powerful prospect, a look into the future,” noted Mikhail Myasnikovich...
9 Jan 2017
Belarus can make significant contribution to CEI development Belarus can make significant contribution to CEI development
Natalia Zhilevich, Ambassador-at-Large at the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, national coordinator for cooperation with the CEI, said...
8 Jan 2017
Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk sports infrastructure is ready to host 2019 European Games Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk sports infrastructure is ready to host 2019 European Games
“During this three-day visit we saw all sports facilities that will be used during the competitions: the rowing canal at Zaslavl, Minsk Arena, the Palace of Sports, the Timoshenko Shooting Range, Chizhovka Arena. I can say with confidence that Minsk sports facilities are 100% ready to host the Second Summer European Games,” said Pierce O'Callaghan...
7 Jan 2017
Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations Lukashenko calls for unity in church, between nations
Alexander Lukashenko noted that on Christmas people think a lot about eternal uniting values. “We always speak about moral virtues, sources of spiritual strength. In this temple I would like to mention another important value. It is our church, our main Christian churches. They have always been and, I hope, will remain in the center of unity. They will be the main power uniting peoples, the nation, us, in this very case,” the President said...
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