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3 Nov 2015
Tight cooperation with World Bank indicates Belarus’ investment appeal Tight cooperation with World Bank indicates Belarus’ investment appeal
The statement was made during the latest meeting of First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky and the World Bank’s Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Qimiao Fan...
3 Nov 2015
Bulegenov: Interethnic concord and tolerance secure stability in multinational countries Bulegenov: Interethnic concord and tolerance secure stability in multinational countries
“Today we may witness seats of tension in various corners of the planet that are mainly related to ethnic discord, disrespect of traditions, customs, languages and confession,” the Ambassador said...
2 Nov 2015
WB: Belarus has necessary factors for successful structural reforms WB: Belarus has necessary factors for successful structural reforms
Young Chul Kim, World Bank Country Manager for Belarus, said the macroeconomic stability is a preliminary and mandatory requirement for holding structural reforms...
2 Nov 2015
Revenue growth as a result of Belarus’ WTO membership over medium term Revenue growth as a result of Belarus’ WTO membership over medium term
World Bank Senior economist Ruslan Piontkivsky said at the presentation of a document on the implications of the accession WTO for Belarus...
31 Oct 2015
U.S. expert: Belarus demonstrates high level of agricultural development U.S. expert: Belarus demonstrates high level of agricultural development
“I am in Belarus for the first time and I am really impressed with what I have seen in its agriculture, its equipment and sizes of its farms,” noted the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export Association Martin Sieber..
30 Oct 2015
Contribution of Belarusian, Russian scientists to world radiology praised Contribution of Belarusian, Russian scientists to world radiology praised
“The Union State and joint programs aimed at overcoming consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe give a unique opportunity for combining the scientific potential of Belarus and Russia to produce positive effects that cannot be achieved by individual countries”...
30 Oct 2015
Lukashenko: It is very important for Belarus to maintain balance in relations with Moscow, Kiev Lukashenko: It is very important for Belarus to maintain balance in relations with Moscow, Kiev
The head of state believes that for the first time there is a conflict in the post-Soviet space, the development of which, without any exaggeration, directly affects the security of Belarus...
30 Oct 2015
Rusy: Terms of accession to WTO more important than accession itself Rusy: Terms of accession to WTO more important than accession itself
"We estimate the risks and threats that the accession of our EEU partners may entail," Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy said...
29 Oct 2015
Belarus hopes for speedy lifting of all sanctions, normalization of relations with EU Belarus hopes for speedy lifting of all sanctions, normalization of relations with EU
Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Mironchik told BelTA as he commented on the EU decision to suspend sanctions against Belarus...
29 Oct 2015
Young Chul Kim: WB can be proud of enhancing cooperation with Belarus Young Chul Kim: WB can be proud of enhancing cooperation with Belarus
Young Chul Kim, World Bank Country Manager for Belarus, said as he met members of the House of Representatives...
29 Oct 2015
Belarus’ efforts to overcome Chernobyl consequences praised Belarus’ efforts to overcome Chernobyl consequences praised
"All the relevant government programs and goals outlined by the head of state and the government are carried out in full in Belarus"...
28 Oct 2015
Belarus has every chance to become one of world's doing business leaders Belarus has every chance to become one of world's doing business leaders
Dean of the Department of Economics of the Belarusian State University, Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences, Professor Mikhail Kovalev said as he commented on the results of the Doing Business 2016 report...
28 Oct 2015
Makei: Belarus is truly interested in peace and stability in the region Makei: Belarus is truly interested in peace and stability in the region
“Our aspiration to have good relations with the EU can be explained by a simple wish to have normal trade and economic relations"...
27 Oct 2015
Karachevsky: Second Youth Theater Forum to open in Minsk 19 November Karachevsky: Second Youth Theater Forum to open in Minsk 19 November
It is not by chance that Minsk has been chosen to play host to the international festival. Belarus’ Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater won the main prize of the First Youth Theater Forum in Chisinau in 2012...
27 Oct 2015
U.S. Charge d'Affaires: Good prospects for U.S.-Gomel Oblast cooperation U.S. Charge d'Affaires: Good prospects for U.S.-Gomel Oblast cooperation
“As far as economy is concerned, American companies are likely to be interested in cooperation with the Hi-Tech Park,” U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Belarus Scott Rauland noted...
27 Oct 2015
Belarus supports Russia’s actions to fight international terrorism in Syria Belarus supports Russia’s actions to fight international terrorism in Syria
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that Russia has launched military activities in Syria at the request of the Syrian government, so these activities are fully compliant with current international norms...
27 Oct 2015
Lavrov thanks Belarus for efforts to resolve conflict in Ukraine Lavrov thanks Belarus for efforts to resolve conflict in Ukraine
“We confirm we are grateful to Minsk where the conflicting parties managed to reach an agreement and where the contact group on Ukraine and its subgroups continue to meet,” said the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs...
27 Oct 2015
Stronger cooperation with Belarus named unconditional priority of Russia’s foreign policy Stronger cooperation with Belarus named unconditional priority of Russia’s foreign policy
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov made the statement during the joint session of the boards of the Belarusian and Russian ministries of foreign affairs in Moscow...
27 Oct 2015
Attitude of Belarusians to forced migrants praised Attitude of Belarusians to forced migrants praised
Jean-Yves Bouchardy mentioned the warm welcome extended to refugees from Ukraine in Belarus as a confirmation of his evaluation of Belarusians...
27 Oct 2015
Belarus, China considering abolition of visas for organized tourist groups Belarus, China considering abolition of visas for organized tourist groups
Belarusian Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi said during a roundtable at the House of Representatives...
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