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10 Oct 2019
Benitez: Chile seeks long-term cooperation with Belarus Benitez: Chile seeks long-term cooperation with Belarus
"It is important for Chile that Belarus views it as a promising strategic partner, especially in the framework of cooperation with the EAEU. For us, growing contacts with Belarusian partners is also an opportunity to enter the markets of the EAEU member states"...
10 Oct 2019
Opinion: International forum will help promote Belarus as tourist destination Opinion: International forum will help promote Belarus as tourist destination
The forum was discussed with UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili during the 2nd European Games in Minsk. However, the date has not been set yet. The parties considered holding the forum in April-May...
10 Oct 2019
Belarus FM: Belarus,Turkmenistan will find solutions to current issues Belarus FM: Belarus,Turkmenistan will find solutions to current issues
Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will meet with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on the sidelines of the CIS summit on 11 October...
10 Oct 2019
Belarus' MFA concerned over escalating situation in Syria Belarus' MFA concerned over escalating situation in Syria
“We believe it is crucial for all the parties to act in line with the joint agreements reached as part of the Astana process and avoid actions that could lead to an escalation of the situation in this volatile area”...
9 Oct 2019
Electricity export named secondary goal in Belarusian nuclear power plant project Electricity export named secondary goal in Belarusian nuclear power plant project
“Before launching the construction of the nuclear power plant we thought long and hard about what we will need it for. Our independence from one kind of fuel, in particular, natural gas was the initial goal. The main task the nuclear power plant is supposed to accomplish is to ensure a steady supply of electricity”...
9 Oct 2019
Belarus seeks stronger ties with Germany through new investment projects Belarus seeks stronger ties with Germany through new investment projects
According to the speaker, Germany is an important trade and economic partner of Belarus...
9 Oct 2019
Ambassador: Germany shares Belarus’ views on security in Europe Ambassador: Germany shares Belarus’ views on security in Europe
According to the diplomat, Germany is grateful to Belarus for supporting peace in Europe. “Belarus has many proposals on how to reduce conflicts, de-escalate and build trust in Europe. This is very important," the ambassador said....
8 Oct 2019
Experts share Lukashenko’s opinion on USA participation in talks on Ukraine Experts share Lukashenko’s opinion on USA participation in talks on Ukraine
The United States needs to join the talks on the settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Vershbow, Distinguished Fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Atlantic Council, former NATO Deputy Secretary General, said at a high-level plenary session of the Minsk Dialogue Forum...
8 Oct 2019
Belarus calls for declaration on non-deployment of INF-range missiles in Europe Belarus calls for declaration on non-deployment of INF-range missiles in Europe
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke at the international conference "European Security: Stepping Back from the Brink" in the Belarusian capital...
8 Oct 2019
Lukashenko calls for more efforts from European countries in resolving Ukraine conflict Lukashenko calls for more efforts from European countries in resolving Ukraine conflict
Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that the capability to resolve the conflict in Ukraine is an important test for European countries. “This is a litmus test. If we can do something, let’s sort things out in our home and resolve the issue. The conflict in Ukraine is not just a challenge for us, it demands resolution. If we resolve it, it will mean that we are capable of something”...
7 Oct 2019
USA interested in stronger bilateral relations with Belarus USA interested in stronger bilateral relations with Belarus
Brad Freden reminded that United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale visited Belarus in September. As he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, the diplomat mentioned the diplomatic presence would be restored at the level of ambassadors. During the visit it was noted that the USA does not ask Belarus to choose between the East and the West...
7 Oct 2019
Belarus’ IT sector hailed as example for Europe, world Belarus’ IT sector hailed as example for Europe, world
“I am very impressed with Belarus' track record in the IT sector. This is an example not only for Europe, but for the whole world. We have a lot to learn from you and we would like Croatian companies to cooperate with Belarusian ones,” Stjepan Mesic noted...
7 Oct 2019
Belarus’ FM: Cooperation between EAEU, EU will help avoid new dividing lines in Europe Belarus’ FM: Cooperation between EAEU, EU will help avoid new dividing lines in Europe
“The alignment of the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union will help avoid harmful competition of the integrations, the emergence of new dividing lines in Europe, and will help resolve the protracted local conflicts”...
7 Oct 2019
Minsk’s atmosphere for resolving problems without saber-rattling praised Minsk’s atmosphere for resolving problems without saber-rattling praised
Giorgi Margvelashvili believes: “Minsk is becoming a venue for serious international negotiations and forums. Taking into account these conferences, which traditionally develop in the Minsk format, one can say that Belarus’ geopolitical position is a place where serious negotiations about future cooperation and future coexistence take place”...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko describes first meeting with Zelensky as big step to stronger relations Lukashenko describes first meeting with Zelensky as big step to stronger relations
"Thank to all Ukrainians, the president for the invitation to visit brotherly Ukraine and take part in the 2nd Forum of Regions. Time has given us an excellent opportunity to synchronize watches and determine future priorities"...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Zelensky doesn’t need any advice, knows what to do very well Lukashenko: Zelensky doesn’t need any advice, knows what to do very well
“Today I have made sure that he does not need any advice. He knows what to do very well. And the main thing is that he will do it,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine friendship will feel pressure from the West and the East Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine friendship will feel pressure from the West and the East
“Frankly speaking, the closer we are to you, the closer and more united our countries are, the greater pressure we will feel. Nobody will ever let us maintain very strong friendship regardless of what politicians around us and in the world may say”...
4 Oct 2019
Ukraine president satisfied with private talks with Belarus president Ukraine president satisfied with private talks with Belarus president
Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Aleksandr Lukashenko for Belarus’ role in resolving the conflict in Ukraine’s east and for providing a venue for talks in Minsk...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine border should not impede movement of people Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine border should not impede movement of people
"The Belarus-Ukraine border should not be an obstacle for people’s movement. I have sworn that this will never happen. We have never obstructed the movement of Ukrainian and Belarusian nationals and will never do it"...
4 Oct 2019
Belarus eager to cooperate in chemical industry with Germany Belarus eager to cooperate in chemical industry with Germany
Belarus views Germany as a key partner in the European Union, the speaker said. He emphasized the positive momentum in bilateral relations...
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