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31 Mar 2017
Opinion: Twinning movement contributes to consolidated cooperation in all fields Opinion: Twinning movement contributes to consolidated cooperation in all fields
During the plenary session of the 9th meeting of sister cities and towns of Belarus and Russia Boris Batura, the chairman of the Belarusian organization Twin Cities, pointed out that the meeting was a good opportunity to address global challenges and risks and respond to those who question the friendship between the people of Belarus and Russia...
31 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Garlyk project has set the pace of implementing similar projects in the region Lukashenko: Garlyk project has set the pace of implementing similar projects in the region
In fact, within five years the experts have gone a long way from geological surveys to the production of the first batch of fertilizers. “We managed to keep an optimal cost of construction which is unprecedented for such projects, to ensure a high quality and speed of the works,” the President said...
30 Mar 2017
Speaker: Parliamentary diplomacy can be actively used in developing cooperation roadmaps Speaker: Parliamentary diplomacy can be actively used in developing cooperation roadmaps
"The organization of joint visits of a parliamentary delegation and a delegation of businessmen of Belarus to foreign states has proved to be an efficient form of cooperation. This helps take a comprehensive approach to address foreign political and economic tasks"...
30 Mar 2017
Belarus’ foreign policy seen as responsible, peaceful Belarus’ foreign policy seen as responsible, peaceful
"Belarus and Turkmenistan have been engaged in a constructive dialogue in various areas, including trade and economy, investment, humanitarian affairs, education, science, culture and sports. This dialogue is based on profound and mutual respect, equality, mutual understanding of huge cooperation prospects,” said Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow....
30 Mar 2017
Nuclear power plant to spur development of new technological branches of Belarusian economy Nuclear power plant to spur development of new technological branches of Belarusian economy
Speaking about the advancement of Belarusian-Russian relations, Alexander Surikov spoke at length about the Belarusian-Russian project to build the Belarusian nuclear power plant. “As a result of the nuclear power plant’s launch cutting-edge energy-effective technologies and practices will be introduced. New technological economy branches will be developed in Belarus”...
30 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus values time-tested friendship with Turkmen people Lukashenko: Belarus values time-tested friendship with Turkmen people
"The construction of the embassies confirm the strategic nature of our partnership, symbolizes the time-proved friendship of the Belarusian and Turkmen peoples which we value highly"...
30 Mar 2017
Berdimuhamedow: Belarus and Turkmenistan are strong supporters of peace, stability and security Berdimuhamedow: Belarus and Turkmenistan are strong supporters of peace, stability and security
“Turkmenistan has always considered Belarus as an important political partner, with the two countries implementing political ideas both in the bilateral format and within international organizations. The main thing, however, is that both the countries remain strong supporters of world peace, stability and security”...
30 Mar 2017
Belarus described as reliable foothold and friend of Turkmenistan in center of Europe Belarus described as reliable foothold and friend of Turkmenistan in center of Europe
“You should know that you have a reliable foothold and good friends in the center of Europe. You can count on Belarus. I am absolutely convinced that the government of this wonderful country led by its president, my old friend, will count on us,” Alexander Lukashenko said...
29 Mar 2017
Belarusian light industry enterprises promised continuous government support Belarusian light industry enterprises promised continuous government support
“The government will continue to support light industry companies in their continuous development. We will help our companies to grow,” Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said at the opening of the 40th exhibition Beltexlegprom. Spring 2017...
29 Mar 2017
All World Bank programs in Belarus are well implemented All World Bank programs in Belarus are well implemented
“This visit of mine is also connected with the development and approval of a new country program for Belarus for the next three-four years,” Kyle Peters said. The Senior Vice President for Operations of the World Bank added that nine programs to the tune of about $1 billion are currently on the agenda...
28 Mar 2017
Angel Ganev: Bulgaria hails EU-Belarus dialogue Angel Ganev: Bulgaria hails EU-Belarus dialogue
“We believe that the normalization of relations will open up new opportunities for the expansion of cooperation. Bulgaria will continue supporting Belarus in the Eastern Partnership initiative,” the diplomat said...
28 Mar 2017
Belarus keen on expanding cooperation with World Bank Belarus keen on expanding cooperation with World Bank
“Cooperation with the World Bank has always been important for Belarus. Over 25 years of working together the World Bank has invested over $1.6 billion within the framework of joint projects,” First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky said...
28 Mar 2017
Ambassador: Culture brings people of Belarus and Estonia closer together Ambassador: Culture brings people of Belarus and Estonia closer together
The diplomat noted that the cultural ties between Belarus and Estonia are growing steadily. For instance, the Belarusian capital hosted the Days of Estonian Culture in November 2016. Their participants were warmly welcomed by the Belarusian audience...
28 Mar 2017
Belarusian veterans thanked for active civic involvement Belarusian veterans thanked for active civic involvement
Natalia Kochanova thanked the veterans for their civic-mindedness, for what they have done for the country’s prosperity. “In many ways it is thanks to you that we live peacefully in such a beautiful country as Belarus,” Natalia Kochanova said. “The head of state always highly appreciates the contribution of our senior citizens to the country’s development”...
28 Mar 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus and Armenia are close peoples, and will remain so Lukashenko: Belarus and Armenia are close peoples, and will remain so
The President emphasized that Belarus and Armenia have absolutely identical positions on all issues on the international agenda. “We understand the policy that is pursued by the current leadership of Armenia and was pursued by the previous leadership,” the head of state continued...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus views Greece as promising partner in Balkan region Belarus views Greece as promising partner in Balkan region
“We see a considerable potential for enhancing economic cooperation. This year will see the first meeting of the intergovernmental economic commission and the business forum, which will contribute to this. There is a room for the development of bilateral contacts between the parliaments, regions, and also cultural and humanitarian ties,” Valentin Rybakov noted...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus commended for achievements in counteracting family violence Belarus commended for achievements in counteracting family violence
"People should understand that violence cannot resolve a problem. They should change not only their behavioral models but also certain gender stereotypes. The elaboration of legislative measures in Belarus to fight violence against women and strong cooperation in the fight against this evil are inspiring,” Caspar Peek noted...
27 Mar 2017
Belarus hopeful about Eurasian Economic Union’s development Belarus hopeful about Eurasian Economic Union’s development
"I think the CIS IPA could provide a more active influence on integration processes, could encourage the Eurasian Economic Commission to work more actively and responsibly,” said the head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament"...
26 Mar 2017
Rigoni: Belarus and the Council of Europe should start looking in one direction Rigoni: Belarus and the Council of Europe should start looking in one direction
"As the PACE Rapporteur, I should keep my eye on the situation in your country. It is time the Council of Europe and Belarus should start looking in one direction. For this, we need to decide on some issues. We see that Belarus is showing its interest, its will and readiness to continue dialogue with the Council of Europe,” said Andrea Rigoni...
26 Mar 2017
Belarus’ MFA comments on EU’s reaction to 25 March events in Minsk Belarus’ MFA comments on EU’s reaction to 25 March events in Minsk
“First of all, I would like to note that citizens’ right to peaceful assembly and freedom of opinion and expression is embodied in the Constitution of our country. However, the keyword here is “peaceful”, Dmitry Mironchik said...
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