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26 May 2016
Catholic-Orthodox dialogue in Belarus viewed as an example for Europe Catholic-Orthodox dialogue in Belarus viewed as an example for Europe
"Belarus is an example of the peaceful coexistence of religions, and the exhibition of Belarusian icons, which is running in the Vatican, just shows the results of the long joint work of Catholics and Orthodox believers"...
26 May 2016
Belarus interested in BelNPP safety like no one else Belarus interested in BelNPP safety like no one else
“We cooperate closely with all relevant international organizations. We are committed to do so in future," Dmitry Mironchik told...
26 May 2016
Belarus president: Pre-election promises must be fulfilled unconditionally Belarus president: Pre-election promises must be fulfilled unconditionally
"It is now necessary to sketch out further practical steps. As part of the pre-election campaign we made up our minds about what we intended to accomplish. Virtually one year after the presidential election our program should not be changed drastically, at least the main strategic points must be preserved intact"...
25 May 2016
Equal rights, youth policy suggested as key themes for Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions Equal rights, youth policy suggested as key themes for Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
"The previous forums were dedicated to agriculture and industry. We discussed equal conditions for Belarusian and Russian economic entities. Today we talk about humanitarian cooperation. It would be good to bring our positions closer"...
24 May 2016
Mikhnevich: Interest of European business in Belarus has increased significantly Mikhnevich: Interest of European business in Belarus has increased significantly
“The European business has always been interested in Belarus because of its geographic location. Besides, Belarus is a European country, it is easy to deal with us, we understand each other very well. Therefore, there was an interest, and it has increased significantly now because there are no sanctions"...
24 May 2016
Belarus named promising market for European Union’s private sector Belarus named promising market for European Union’s private sector
"Over nine million people live in Belarus. The country has a large potential because it is an attractive place for doing business. Countries should diversify their export for the sake of becoming less dependent on external shocks and the economic situation in individual states"...
24 May 2016
Matyushevsky: Belarus, EU ready to take steps towards each other Matyushevsky: Belarus, EU ready to take steps towards each other
“We have many arrangements. I think we will tell more about them in the near future. Some projects are already underway, and some are almost ready for implementation. It is nice to see that there are many projects, and they are carefully elaborated. There is interest both on the part of Belarus and on the part of partners from the European Union”...
24 May 2016
Belarusian-European Investment Forum viewed as step towards ‘integration of integrations’ Belarusian-European Investment Forum viewed as step towards ‘integration of integrations’
“I discussed the idea of ‘integration of integrations’ and the establishment of a free trade zone with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. I also discussed this idea with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Today’s forum is actually another step in this direction,” Christoph Leitl noted...
24 May 2016
Potupchik: Belarus is open to international community in NPP construction Potupchik: Belarus is open to international community in NPP construction
"Belarus is building the safest nuclear power station in the world. When choosing the project, Belarus paid special attention to safety. We have thoroughly analyzed every stage of the project to build the NPP, including such issues as site screening, development of the infrastructure and legal framework, personnel training, organization of the construction process"...
24 May 2016
Lukashenko: Culture should be an important factor of understanding between nations Lukashenko: Culture should be an important factor of understanding between nations
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the participants and guests of the 13th international festival Moscow Meets Friends...
23 May 2016
Makei: The Vatican has played a big role in improving Belarus-EU relations Makei: The Vatican has played a big role in improving Belarus-EU relations
In his words, the Vatican is a very important partner for Belarus. This state backed the strengthening of Belarus' independence and sovereignty and also promoted this in every possible way...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko explains his motives for visiting Italy, Vatican Lukashenko explains his motives for visiting Italy, Vatican
“Italy has always supported us the most difficult times. Italy and the Vatican (and I thanked them for it) have done a lot to establish normal relations between Belarus and the European Union," Belarus President explained in an interview with journalists...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko: It is high time for the Pope of Rome to meet the Patriarch in Belarus Lukashenko: It is high time for the Pope of Rome to meet the Patriarch in Belarus
“Everything is in God’s hands. With his blessing, the hierarchs of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches will meet on the Belarusian land. I think Muslims, Jews and representatives of other confessions will be invited too,” said the President...
21 May 2016
Lukashenko about Pope Francis: We are ideologically the same Lukashenko about Pope Francis: We are ideologically the same
"We share similar principles and views on the world order, development. The principles I stick to as the President are the same with the principles of Pope Francis"...
20 May 2016
Belarus PM in favor of tight schedule for preparing Eurasian Economic Union’s Customs Code Belarus PM in favor of tight schedule for preparing Eurasian Economic Union’s Customs Code
Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov made the statement in his speech during the session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Yerevan...
20 May 2016
Governor: Gomel Economic Forum opens door for foreign business to the region Governor: Gomel Economic Forum opens door for foreign business to the region
“All in all 67 documents worth more than $1.5 billion have been signed. Currently, two-thirds of them have been completed or are in progress,” Chairman of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee Vladimir Dvornik said when addressing the forum...
20 May 2016
German businessman: Belarus underrated in the West as investment destination German businessman: Belarus underrated in the West as investment destination
“From the point of view of a foreign citizen who has been working here for 4 years, I can say that all conditions for doing successful business are in place here,” said Byr Energy Efficiency Generation company's representative Torsten Merkel...
20 May 2016
EU Commissioner: Belarus complies with nuclear safety standards EU Commissioner: Belarus complies with nuclear safety standards
"The European Commission and Minsk actively cooperate in the area. Belarus takes all recommendations into account,” EU Commissioner from Lithuania Vytenis Andriukaitis stated...
20 May 2016
Days of Riga in Minsk aimed at bolstering ties Days of Riga in Minsk aimed at bolstering ties
Chairman of the Minsk City Council of Deputies Vasily Panasyuk said as he met with an official delegation of the Latvian capital headed by Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs...
19 May 2016
Pakistan seeks cooperation with higher education institutions of Belarus Pakistan seeks cooperation with higher education institutions of Belarus
"The Belarusian State Technological University stands out with the level of training specialists in technological majors. We will consider cooperation in sending our postgraduates to the Belarusian National Technological University”...
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