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4 Oct 2016
Belarus hopes to keep momentum in trade with Russia’s Lipetsk Oblast Belarus hopes to keep momentum in trade with Russia’s Lipetsk Oblast
In January-July 2016 the trade went up by 8% and exceeded $124 million. “I think that this year, judging from the results that we have achieved, we will be able to keep this momentum,” said Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Edvard Matulis...
4 Oct 2016
The One Belt, One Road initiative will open new opportunities for Europe and Asia The One Belt, One Road initiative will open new opportunities for Europe and Asia
The Latvian Transport Minister said that the construction of the China-Belarus industrial park has been an important item on the agenda of the Latvian transport and logistics industry for quite some time...
3 Oct 2016
Belarus hopes for compromise with IMF on new cooperation program Belarus hopes for compromise with IMF on new cooperation program
“Belarus’ delegation is going to Washington on 4 October. It is led by First Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Pavel Kallaur. The chances for the new program are not bad, but there are still certain things, for example, the raising of prices for housing and utility services,” Vladimir Zinovsky noted...
3 Oct 2016
German expert: Belarus can be a bridge between the East and the West German expert: Belarus can be a bridge between the East and the West
“Germany is interested in Belarus which plays an important role in ensuring regional security. I think that from the political point of view, Belarus can be a bridge between the East and the West. To achieve this, it is necessary to maintain an active dialogue in both directions,” Wolfgang Sender said...
3 Oct 2016
Moldova views Belarus as priority regional partner Moldova views Belarus as priority regional partner
"During our meetings and discussions, we emphasized the advanced level of the relations between Moldova and Belarus that continue to develop based on the principles of friendship, respect and mutual support,” Pavel Filip noted...
3 Oct 2016
Belarus, Moldova satisfied with dynamics of bilateral relations Belarus, Moldova satisfied with dynamics of bilateral relations
“This year the bilateral trade turnover has increased by 10% to $150 million. However, the trade turnover has not reached the level of 2014 yet when our bilateral trade made up $400 million. Of course, we still have to do a lot,” the Prime Minister stressed...
3 Oct 2016
Belarusian delegation to continue consultations on new IMF program in Washington Belarusian delegation to continue consultations on new IMF program in Washington
“We are talking about the IMF’s extended financing program in support of the actions and intentions, which are, generally speaking, stipulated by the government’s action program for the next five years,” Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) Pavel Kallaur after Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a government conference...
3 Oct 2016
Sidorenko: Belarus’ education system can share best practices with CIS countries Sidorenko: Belarus’ education system can share best practices with CIS countries
Deputy Education Minister of Belarus Raisa Sidorenko added that at the meeting of CIS ministers of education and science all participants praised the high level of Belarusian education. CIS countries also supported Belarus’ measures to merge the processes of education and upbringing...
3 Oct 2016
$1bn Belarus-Pakistan trade turnover described as achievable goal $1bn Belarus-Pakistan trade turnover described as achievable goal
“During today’s meetings we stated that some serious headway has been made in all the spheres of our cooperation, including in agriculture, the production sector, and science. It allows us to hope that we will be able to raise the bilateral trade turnover up to $1 billion. $1 billion is not such a big figure for us and for such a huge country as Pakistan”...
3 Oct 2016
Belarus-Moldova cooperation potential praised Belarus-Moldova cooperation potential praised
“I am glad that we managed to organize an official visit of Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. The visit gives an opportunity to discuss promising projects. The countries have a big cooperation potential,” Pavel Filip noted...
3 Oct 2016
Kobyakov: Complementary economies of Belarus, Moldova invigorate cooperation Kobyakov: Complementary economies of Belarus, Moldova invigorate cooperation
“As far as trade and economy and concerned, we maintain partnership without a hidden agenda. When our countries faced difficulties, we always found an opportunity to help each other. If there were any problems, we found right and mutually beneficial solutions”...
1 Oct 2016
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to China Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to China
“With great pleasure I recall our trustworthy talk in Tashkent in June 2016, and the warm welcome for the Belarusian delegation during the recent state visit to Beijing. Thanks to your personal attention to the comprehensive strengthening of partnership between Belarus and China this visit was very productive,” the head of state stressed...
30 Sep 2016
Opinion: Yuri Bashmet International Festival promotes Belarus’ positive image abroad Opinion: Yuri Bashmet International Festival promotes Belarus’ positive image abroad
Irina Rakhvalova noted that Belarus is hosting the large-scale cultural forum for the eleventh time. The festival brings together the greatest musicians from all parts of the world. This year, the program of the festival has been expanded to include the special project These Eyes in Front of Me...
30 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: The Great Stone industrial park should become an example to follow Lukashenko: The Great Stone industrial park should become an example to follow
"It is located in an environmentally pristine area and we expect that green technologies will be used there. The park should become a pearl of the Silk Road. I am convinced that the project will demonstrate China’s growing technological potential to Europe and the entire world”...
30 Sep 2016
Lukashenko names most important factor in Belarus-China friendship Lukashenko names most important factor in Belarus-China friendship
The most important factor, according to the Belarusian leader, is China’s head of state, Xi Jinping, with whom Belarus established the current high level of relations over a relatively short period of time. Alexander Lukashenko noted that he first met with Xi Jinping when the then Vice President of China was on a visit to Belarus...
30 Sep 2016
Lukashenko: Even a good cause should not allow improper means to promote it Lukashenko: Even a good cause should not allow improper means to promote it
“At the UN summit I said that the main reason behind all the crises is in the artificial and disproportional cultivation of individual human rights and freedoms at the expense of public interests. The human rights protection slogan is used as a cover to overthrow governments, destroy states, organize military intervention," Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with students of Peking University in Beijing...
29 Sep 2016
China, Belarus agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership China, Belarus agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership
“In Beijing Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping have completed a long-term planning of strengthening the Chinese-Belarusian relations. The two heads of state decided to establish the trustworthy comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation”...
29 Sep 2016
China-Belarus industrial park to utilize Belarus’ entire transit potential China-Belarus industrial park to utilize Belarus’ entire transit potential
“We intend to use up the entire transit potential that Belarus has. We have studied the best practices for facilitating business operation and have assimilated them. Apart from the existing tax regulations, which are rather attractive on their own, we’ve simplified administrative procedures"...
29 Sep 2016
Laszlo Szabo: Belarus-Hungary political relations stronger than ever Laszlo Szabo: Belarus-Hungary political relations stronger than ever
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Economy of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Laszlo Szabo said after the seventh meeting of the Belarusian-Hungarian intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation...
29 Sep 2016
Xi Jinping: Belarus-China relations are advancing to a new level Xi Jinping: Belarus-China relations are advancing to a new level
“We have moved the bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation to an accelerated development track. China and Belarus are genuine friends and most sincere partners," China President Xi Jinping made the statement as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in Beijing...
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