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6 May 2015
Working groups on Ukraine willing to meet in Minsk frequently Working groups on Ukraine willing to meet in Minsk frequently
“I cannot but say thank you to Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko because in order to get things organized this way, one needs desire first of all. And the Belarusian side has this desire”...
6 May 2015
Breakthrough at Minsk talks on Ukraine Breakthrough at Minsk talks on Ukraine
"The subgroups were launched and started working rather productively"...
6 May 2015
Belarus calls for reviving UN’s original spirit through practical actions Belarus calls for reviving UN’s original spirit through practical actions
The relevant statement was made by Andrei Dapkiunas, Resident Representative of Belarus in the United Nations Organization, during a special festive session of the UN General Assembly...
6 May 2015
Busko: China as a strategic partner is important for Belarus Busko: China as a strategic partner is important for Belarus
"A huge number of agreements have been signed between our countries. The establishment of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone is in progress. The park will become a new stage in the bilateral cooperation"...
6 May 2015
Dapkiunas: Belarus seeks cooperation with China within UN funds, programs Dapkiunas: Belarus seeks cooperation with China within UN funds, programs
“The both countries uphold the principles of sovereign equality of states, speak against politicization of the human rights issue and the adoption of the UN country resolutions, stand for the objective assessment of the situation with the human rights in every country”...
5 May 2015
Kupchyna: Belarus is vitally interested in peace on its borders Kupchyna: Belarus is vitally interested in peace on its borders
Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alena Kupchyna said...
5 May 2015
Chinese expert: Lukashenko is a proactive politician Chinese expert: Lukashenko is a proactive politician
Director of the Institute of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Zhu Xiaozhong said...
4 May 2015
Xi Jinping’s visit to add impetus to China-Belarus economic cooperation Xi Jinping’s visit to add impetus to China-Belarus economic cooperation
“Taking into account the big mutual complementarity of the economies of Belarus and China the potential of our bilateral cooperation is still untapped”...
4 May 2015
Call for new strategy for Belarus-EU relations Call for new strategy for Belarus-EU relations
“We don’t consider ourselves an ideal country and are ready to learn from our more advanced partners. But we believe that it should be done via an open, sincere, direct and frank dialogue”...
4 May 2015
Austria ready to contribute to momentum in Belarus-EU relations Austria ready to contribute to momentum in Belarus-EU relations
Austria’s Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz said during a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...
30 Apr 2015
Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of European RG Championships Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of European RG Championships
“Minsk hosts a large-scale sport event – the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships – which has brought together the best athletes. The holding of a sport event of this level is another testimony of the authority of the Belarusian rhythmic gymnastics school which is rich in famous names and victories,” the message of greetings reads...
29 Apr 2015
Lukashenko: Belarus will never pursue frenzied nationalistic policy Lukashenko: Belarus will never pursue frenzied nationalistic policy
"Belarus is a sovereign independent state. Of course, we have close bonds with the Russian people. We are brothers. But we want to live in our own apartment in a high-rise building"...
29 Apr 2015
Lukashenko: Belarus will always stand shoulder to shoulder with Russia Lukashenko: Belarus will always stand shoulder to shoulder with Russia
"Russia has been and will be our key strategic partner. Cooperation with Russia advances consistently and dynamically. Belarusian-Russian relations within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia are at a very high quality level today, the level we have not reached in any other integration association"...
29 Apr 2015
Lukashenko: Belarus has never put obstacles to European business Lukashenko: Belarus has never put obstacles to European business
“Even with the political relations being complicated, the European Union remains one of Belarus’ main trading and economic partners, a source of credit resources and investment. We are in fact a gateway to a huge and promising market of the Eurasian Economic Union. Despite the existing differences, we have never put up obstacles to the European business”...
29 Apr 2015
Lukashenko: Belarus holds consistent peacekeeping position Lukashenko: Belarus holds consistent peacekeeping position
"Activity on the Ukraine peaceful settlement helps Belarus strengthen its international positions. But, most importantly, Americans, and Europeans recognized (I met with them many times, so did our Minister of Foreign Affairs) that Belarus performs one of the most important functions of ensuring security in the region. It is true”...
29 Apr 2015
Lukashenko wants Belarus to become attractive to wealthy people Lukashenko wants Belarus to become attractive to wealthy people
"We need to think what could be done to draw capital out of shade and into our economy and to make Belarus a major regional financial center”...
29 Apr 2015
Lukashenko: Honest conversation between the government and the people will not be stopped in Belarus Lukashenko: Honest conversation between the government and the people will not be stopped in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko admitted that these are complicated questions, which are often unpleasant. “The easiest way would be to forget about them and pretend that nothing is happening. But a truly strong policy is always based on sincerity. The honest recognition of the problem is half the solution,” believes the Belarusian leader...
29 Apr 2015
Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for Hungary’s support in dialogue with EU Kobyakov: Belarus hopes for Hungary’s support in dialogue with EU
Belarus counts on Hungary’s support in the dialogue with the European Union, Belarusian Premier Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjarto...
28 Apr 2015
Israel Ambassador expects visa agreement with Belarus to take effect in September Israel Ambassador expects visa agreement with Belarus to take effect in September
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Belarus Yosef Shagal expects that the Belarus-Israel visa abolition agreement will come into force in September 2015. The statement was made during the press conference to mark the Independence Day of Israel...
27 Apr 2015
Do Van Mai emphasizes Belarus’ contribution to Vietnam’s fight for independence Do Van Mai emphasizes Belarus’ contribution to Vietnam’s fight for independence
Ambassador Do Van Mai expressed gratitude to all the Belarusian war veterans for the assistance provided in the liberation of Vietnam. The Ambassador also spoke about the heroism of the Belarusian people in the fight for their independence and the importance of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory...
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