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5 Dec 2016
Karczewski: Interparliamentary cooperation contributes to Belarusian-Polish relations Karczewski: Interparliamentary cooperation contributes to Belarusian-Polish relations
Marshal of the Senate of Poland Stanislaw Karczewski said during the meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...
2 Dec 2016
Belarus-China cooperation accelerated by exchange of top-level visits Belarus-China cooperation accelerated by exchange of top-level visits
Nikolai Snopkov drew attention to the fact that the leaders of Belarus and China regularly meet, exchange opinions about the most important items on the Belarusian-Chinese agenda, including the joint construction of the One Belt, One Road infrastructure as well as international affairs. It is the friendship and trust between the two heads of state that contribute a lot to active bilateral contacts...
2 Dec 2016
UN appreciates Belarus’ commitment to reaching Sustainable Development Goals UN appreciates Belarus’ commitment to reaching Sustainable Development Goals
"This year the Inclusive Belarus campaign is focused on goal No. 10 — reduced inequalities. We hope that through joint efforts — not only as part of the ongoing campaign in Belarus — of government agencies, public and international organizations, the private sector and citizens we will be able to make the society more inclusive," -Yelena Kasko...
1 Dec 2016
Ambassador: Art Capital expo will bring the cultures of Belarus and France together Ambassador: Art Capital expo will bring the cultures of Belarus and France together
Pavel Latushko stressed that Belarus and France enjoy centuries-long cultural ties. The exhibition is an outstanding example of modern bilateral cultural contacts...
1 Dec 2016
Dinamo Stadium in Minsk to become multifunctional facility after renovation Dinamo Stadium in Minsk to become multifunctional facility after renovation
“After the renovation the Dinamo Stadium will become a multi-purpose facility. We need to take advantage of the experience of other countries that use similar facilities in a smart way for sports, business, commercial and entertainment purposes,” Anatoly Kalinin said...
1 Dec 2016
Gulyako: Belarus cherishes its cultural and historical heritage Gulyako: Belarus cherishes its cultural and historical heritage
"Belarus is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country without any religious conflicts or ethnic tensions. Belarus has created favorable conditions for the protection of the rights of freedom of conscience and religion"...
30 Nov 2016
France ready for tighter cooperation with Belarus in IT, infrastructure development France ready for tighter cooperation with Belarus in IT, infrastructure development
"Belarus and France should intensify cooperation not only in politics but in economy, too,” noted Didier Canesse...
30 Nov 2016
Belarus looks forward to new investment projects with France Belarus looks forward to new investment projects with France
Belarusian Ambassador to France Pavel Latushko told on the sidelines of the Belarusian-French Interregional Business Forum
30 Nov 2016
Belarus highly appreciates Fidel Castro’s contribution to Belarus-Cuba relations Belarus highly appreciates Fidel Castro’s contribution to Belarus-Cuba relations
“It is with deep pain that we bid farewell to the great leader of the Cuban revolution, our friend Fidel,” Viktor Sheiman said...
29 Nov 2016
Klimkin on possible change of Minsk venue: Let’s not make things up Klimkin on possible change of Minsk venue: Let’s not make things up
“As regards the venue, you see me here – I am in Minsk. Irina Vladimirovna (Irina Herashchenko, the representative of Ukraine in the working group for humanitarian affairs in the contact group – BelTA) is also here. Today's meeting took place. So let's not make things up,” Pavlo Klimkin said...
29 Nov 2016
Lavrov: No breakthroughs during the Minsk talks on Ukraine Lavrov: No breakthroughs during the Minsk talks on Ukraine
According to Sergei Lavrov, the meeting in Minsk took place upon instructions of the Normandy Four heads of state, who had met last in Berlin...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus’, Azerbaijan’s accomplishments as independent countries praised Belarus’, Azerbaijan’s accomplishments as independent countries praised
The Azerbaijan President also mentioned Alexander Lukashenko’s special role in building the modern, dynamic, and self-sufficient country of Belarus. “I advise all the Azerbaijan citizens to go and see the kind soul of the Belarusian nation, the beautiful city of Minsk, which is nowadays one of the best European capital cities"...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus, Azerbaijan can increase bilateral trade fast Belarus, Azerbaijan can increase bilateral trade fast
“We are happy with the way the relations are developing. But the level of mutual trade gives no reasons for joy. We are already exchanging opinions about ways to expand cooperation range, the choice of merchandise, and increase the trade volume. We have a very good potential for that"...
28 Nov 2016
Belarus ready for long-term cooperation with Azerbaijan in oil sector Belarus ready for long-term cooperation with Azerbaijan in oil sector
"This is an important avenue of our cooperation. We have two modern high-capacity oil refineries. Their modernization has almost been completed. We are close to a 90% oil refining rate. And we are ready to consider a processing agreement”...
28 Nov 2016
Azerbaijan eager to continue all-round cooperation with Belarus Azerbaijan eager to continue all-round cooperation with Belarus
“We have regular meetings. It means that the relations between our states are very close and friendly. We are eager to continue productive cooperation with Belarus in all avenues. Today the bilateral format encompasses virtually all spheres of life; we are building up cooperation in traditional fields. We also determine new areas of focus”...
26 Nov 2016
Belarus, China agree to enhance cooperation, strengthen friendly relations Belarus, China agree to enhance cooperation, strengthen friendly relations
Meng Jianzhu stressed that thanks to the efforts of the leaders of China and Belarus the two countries enjoy the relations of trustworthy all-round strategic partnership based on the principles of mutual benefit. The two countries have been closely cooperating in the areas such as trade, economy, science, technology, education, culture, law enforcement and security...
25 Nov 2016
Fico: Slovakia is interested in Belarus-EU dialogue Fico: Slovakia is interested in Belarus-EU dialogue
Robert Fico believes as important to abandon the policy of sanctions. The Slovakian Prime Minister emphasized that sanctions are harmful. The abolition of sanctions will bring the EU countries and Belarus closer, the Slovakian head of government added...
25 Nov 2016
Belarus views Slovakia as important, promising partner in Europe Belarus views Slovakia as important, promising partner in Europe
"Belarus attaches great significance to strengthening partner relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with Slovakia. Slovakia is our important and promising European partner,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
25 Nov 2016
Lukashenko: CEC work represents a calming factor in Belarus Lukashenko: CEC work represents a calming factor in Belarus
“Certain people may regard this work in a different manner. But even they understand that we would be hard pressed to find another national election organization agency that works so effectively,” said Alexander Lukashenko...
25 Nov 2016
EBRD to assist with Belarusian economy transformation by any available means EBRD to assist with Belarusian economy transformation by any available means
Alexander Pivovarsky said: “We look into the future of the Belarusian economy and Belarus as a whole with interest and optimism. We are ready to support the process with all the instruments available to us”...
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