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8 Jun 2016
Lukashenko urges to lift restrictions in mutual trade with Russia Lukashenko urges to lift restrictions in mutual trade with Russia
“The elimination of existing restrictions in mutual trade would ensure the stability of our economies and raise the wellbeing of Belarusians and Russians,” the Belarusian leader said...
8 Jun 2016
Relations between Belarus and Russia described as most advanced in post-Soviet space Relations between Belarus and Russia described as most advanced in post-Soviet space
We pay much attention to the economy and also to social issues. In general, our citizens benefit from this. The Russian side intends to keep this attitude and is ready to move forward, Vladimir Putin noted...
8 Jun 2016
Matviyenko in favor of Union State visa Matviyenko in favor of Union State visa
"We believe that the introduction of such a visa will be a big boost for deepening the integration of Russia and Belarus, increasing the number of foreign tourist arrivals” Valentina Matviyenko said...
8 Jun 2016
Belarus, Russia need to speed up coordination of Union State programs Belarus, Russia need to speed up coordination of Union State programs
State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota said at the plenary meeting of the 3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions...
7 Jun 2016
Belarus highly honors Great Victory, opposes falsification of history Belarus highly honors Great Victory, opposes falsification of history
The Belarusian leader stressed that Belarus honors this Great Victory more than any other state on the post-Soviet space. The country continues looking for unknown graves of Great Patriotic War soldiers; memorials are unveiled in the places of their death...
7 Jun 2016
Svetlov: Russia, Belarus need to support any initiative of each other Svetlov: Russia, Belarus need to support any initiative of each other
"We must coordinate the proposals on a variety of levels, from the highest to the lowest, in order to ensure that they should develop independently in the future,” Boris Svetlov noted...
7 Jun 2016
Belarus-EU relations advance without damaging Russian interests Belarus-EU relations advance without damaging Russian interests
"It is necessary to capitalize upon multilateral cooperation. We build normal respectful relations with other countries, too. It does not mean that they should cause harm to Russia. We also treat with respect the decisions made by Russia with regard to cooperation with third countries”...
7 Jun 2016
Matviyenko: Belarus, Russia could mitigate negative global trends by joint economic efforts Matviyenko: Belarus, Russia could mitigate negative global trends by joint economic efforts
"The priorities of the Russian-Belarusian cooperation have been determined by the presidents of the two countries who are in constant dialogue"...
7 Jun 2016
Russian MP: Belarus, Russia have a serious system of Union State mass media Russian MP: Belarus, Russia have a serious system of Union State mass media
"The two states have signed more than 150 agreements in all fields at various levels,” Lyudmila Bokova noted...
7 Jun 2016
Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia adequately respond to NATO reinforcement near the Union State border Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia adequately respond to NATO reinforcement near the Union State border
“I am saying it to explain my stance on the Commonwealth of Independent States. Belarus has always been an initiator of integration processes in the post-Soviet space. We have always been in favor of real rapprochement of the former Soviet Union republics”...
7 Jun 2016
Regional cooperation named the best way for Union State development Regional cooperation named the best way for Union State development
Мember of the Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Alexander Varfolomeyev told media during the penal discussion, Mass media as an important factor of interregional interaction, creating a common space of humanitarian values, of the 3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions...
7 Jun 2016
Enhanced coordination between CIS regulatory authorities named task of strategic importance Enhanced coordination between CIS regulatory authorities named task of strategic importance
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with heads of delegations partaking in the 16th meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions...
7 Jun 2016
Kobyakov: Belarus, Moldova have the opportunity to shift from simple trade to cooperation Kobyakov: Belarus, Moldova have the opportunity to shift from simple trade to cooperation
"Belarus and Moldova enjoy close ties. The countries continue developing trade and economic relations despite a difficult economic situation in the world"...
6 Jun 2016
Call for reflecting Belarus-Russia cooperation in regional TV content Call for reflecting Belarus-Russia cooperation in regional TV content
“The limitless sea of information should find its grateful viewers in the name of development of integration process, and, most importantly, in the name of Belarus, in the name of Russia, in the name of friendship between our nations,” said the Belarusian Information Minister...
6 Jun 2016
Export diversification among Belarus’ economic policy priorities Export diversification among Belarus’ economic policy priorities
“Given the openness of the Belarusian economy, the effective economic activity relying on the balance in foreign trade and participation in the international division of labor plays an important role in the sustainable development of our country,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
6 Jun 2016
Belarus interested in maintaining growing dynamics of cooperation with European Union Belarus interested in maintaining growing dynamics of cooperation with European Union
Alexander Lukashenko noted: “This year has brought positive changes in normalizing our relations with the European Union. There is no doubt we are interested in enhancing mutual relations as much as possible, in maintaining the growing dynamics of our cooperation”...
5 Jun 2016
Ties between Grodno Oblast and Gansu Province seen as example of interregional cooperation Ties between Grodno Oblast and Gansu Province seen as example of interregional cooperation
“Recently, the cooperation between China and Belarus, including interregional ties, has been developing dynamically. Grodno Oblast and Gansu Province cooperate very successfully in all areas"...
5 Jun 2016
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to highlight legislation harmonization in social sector Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to highlight legislation harmonization in social sector
“First of all, we will discuss the ways to harmonize our legislation, synchronize it, consider what legislative and practical steps we need to take to enhance the living standards of our people and create equal conditions for them,” said Valentina Matviyenko...
4 Jun 2016
Kochanova: All nationalities enjoy equal rights in Belarus Kochanova: All nationalities enjoy equal rights in Belarus
“Over 20 years of its existence the Festival of National Cultures has become an important event for the country. Today we can once again see that there are no divisions between the nationalities in Belarus. Today out country is home to 140 nationalities"...
3 Jun 2016
Belarus’ efforts to ensure military, political stability pointed out Belarus’ efforts to ensure military, political stability pointed out
Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevgeny Shestakov made the relevant statement...
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