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6 Jun 2019
Russian ambassador talks about principles for working in Belarus Russian ambassador talks about principles for working in Belarus
According to Dmitry Mezentsev, he experiences the most positive emotions in the wake of his arrival in Minsk and looks forward to interesting work, to the embassy team’s dedication to huge interconnected and multifaceted work for the sake of bolstering and expanding the bilateral relations...
5 Jun 2019
Swedish companies considering business opportunities in Belarus’ regions Swedish companies considering business opportunities in Belarus’ regions
“A number of various Sweden-Belarus projects are in progress in Belarus. We are considering possible opportunities for work in the regions,” Christina Johannesson noted...
5 Jun 2019
Minsk’s role viewed as crucial for trilateral contact group Minsk’s role viewed as crucial for trilateral contact group
"You know that there has been a lot of talk about relocating the meetings to some other venue. This is absolute nonsense. Minsk has been chosen as the only place where normal dialogue is possible. Keeping in mind the attitude of the Belarusian authorities to the matter, it becomes twice as important"...
5 Jun 2019
Opinion: FoodAgro will enable Belarus to gain foothold in Kenyan market Opinion: FoodAgro will enable Belarus to gain foothold in Kenyan market
"It is an agrarian country where the agriculture sector accounts for more than 35% of GDP. We produce a large number of agricultural machines. Today we are set to launch shipments of mounted equipment to our tractors already in Kenya"...
5 Jun 2019
Belarus eager to develop network of centers to support technologies, innovations with WIPO aid Belarus eager to develop network of centers to support technologies, innovations with WIPO aid
The head of government added that thanks to cooperation with WIPO Belarus has created a modern national system of legal protection of intellectual property assets...
5 Jun 2019
Full cooperation with Belarus seen as important for Azerbaijan Full cooperation with Belarus seen as important for Azerbaijan
The head of the Azerbaijani diplomatic mission considers the contacts with Belarus in political, economic, scientific, cultural and educational areas as highly important...
5 Jun 2019
Minsk named suitable platform for international SDG events Minsk named suitable platform for international SDG events
At the regional forum in Minsk in February 2018, Belarus put forward an initiative to develop a partner network of national coordinators for SDGs. The proposal was supported by the international community...
4 Jun 2019
WIPO praises IT business development conditions in Belarus
Francis Gurry mentioned the great potential of the Belarusian IT cluster in Eastern Europe and spoke highly of the conditions Belarus had enabled for the sake of encouraging the development of high-tech business...
4 Jun 2019
Belarus pushes for EaP vision as flexible tool for reducing confrontation Belarus pushes for EaP vision as flexible tool for reducing confrontation
“We persistently promote our initial vision of the Eastern Partnership as a pragmatic, equal, and flexible tool for cooperation, a means to reduce confrontation, build up trust and blur dividing lines”...
4 Jun 2019
Belagro hailed as showcase of Belarusian agriculture industry Belagro hailed as showcase of Belarusian agriculture industry
"The exhibition displays products of the processing industry, technical and technological potential of the agrarian sector based on new achievements of the domestic and foreign mechanical engineering"...
4 Jun 2019
FM: Belarus needs EU as united powerful geopolitical player FM: Belarus needs EU as united powerful geopolitical player
The minister expressed the hope that the EU would not lose interest in the Eastern Partnership after the 2019 European Parliament elections. In his words, Belarus would like the Eastern Partnership to remain a priority for the EU...
4 Jun 2019
Belarus admired for its attitude to history Belarus admired for its attitude to history
Andrej Danko was impressed with a visit to the State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. “I admire the way Belarus preserves the history,” he said...
4 Jun 2019
PM: Belarus seeks to bolster ties with Slovakia PM: Belarus seeks to bolster ties with Slovakia
"There are many areas where we cooperate and where could combine efforts and will surely achieve success. These include pharmaceuticals, energy, electronics, innovations, science and technology, pulp and paper industry"...
4 Jun 2019
Belarus wants Europe strong and united Belarus wants Europe strong and united
“Trust and removal of barriers are key to maintaining stability in the region. Therefore, Belarus wants a strong and united Europe and advocates a sustainable Eurasian-Atlantic partnership, including cooperation in defense and politics”...
4 Jun 2019
WIPO head describes Belarus as active, important member WIPO head describes Belarus as active, important member
"Belarus is an active and very important member of our international organization. We appreciate all the support your country provides, all the information Belarus shares, and the experience your country has accumulated"...
4 Jun 2019
FM: Russia understands Belarus’ pursuit of better relations with EU FM: Russia understands Belarus’ pursuit of better relations with EU
“In our view, Russia has recently got a better understanding that Belarus’ participation in the Eastern Partnership initiative is not aimed against Russia,” Vladimir Makei said...
4 Jun 2019
MFA: Belarus intends to end HIV epidemic by 2023 MFA: Belarus intends to end HIV epidemic by 2023
Valentin Rybakov spoke about the national policy in bulrush to achieve the global goal of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 and confirmed the country's full commitment to the implementation of the Political Declaration on Ending HIV/AIDS...
3 Jun 2019
Belarus interested in Slovak expertise in local self-governance Belarus interested in Slovak expertise in local self-governance
Mikhail Myasnikovich noted that Belarus is currently considering a possibility to introduce amendments and addenda to the Constitution. In this regard, the topic of self-governance is coming to the forefront, he said...
3 Jun 2019
Belarus plans to plant walnut garden using seedlings from Tajikistan Belarus plans to plant walnut garden using seedlings from Tajikistan
During the meeting the parties discussed the projects to plant Belarusian-Tajik Gardens of Friendship. One of them was launched in Brest District in April where seedlings of grapes, apple, cherry and apricot from Tajikistan were planted...
31 May 2019
Venice Commission representative describes Belarusians as very kind, hospitable Venice Commission representative describes Belarusians as very kind, hospitable
In her opinion, good relations have evolved between the Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Belarus. “And it is a great pleasure for us to be here in order to together celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court”...
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