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18 Dec 2015
Iraq appreciates Belarus’ antiterrorist position Iraq appreciates Belarus’ antiterrorist position
Hassan Chuird Al-Hamdani, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of Representatives (Parliament) of the Republic of Iraq, said as he met with Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives Viktor Guminsky...
17 Dec 2015
Makei: Belarus has a positive image in international arena Makei: Belarus has a positive image in international arena
Over the twenty years of sovereignty, Belarus has become recognized around the world. Today it is associated with something positive, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said during his meeting with young Belarusian diplomats at the ministry...
17 Dec 2015
Shamko: Belarus hosts more top international sports competitions every year Shamko: Belarus hosts more top international sports competitions every year
"The hosting of championships and international sports events is not just the country's image position and sports development efforts. It is also a social factor, which is sports popularization in the country. The major goal here is to attract as many young people in sport as possible"...
17 Dec 2015
4G launch hailed as milestone in telecom development in Belarus 4G launch hailed as milestone in telecom development in Belarus
“It is very important for Belarus to advance fast in telecommunications and the IT sphere. Because the speed of technological changes in the modern world is just fantastic”...
16 Dec 2015
Kobyakov: The Government’s major task is to restore economic growth Kobyakov: The Government’s major task is to restore economic growth
"Balanced economic development is among the key points in the President’s decree on the government’s performance indicators. We will work on restoring progressive economic growth"...
16 Dec 2015
President’s Sports Club keeps its watchful eye on global sport development President’s Sports Club keeps its watchful eye on global sport development
"Succession and traditions are important elements in achieving success in sports. The club scholarships for 2016 have been granted to 28 coaches. “It is always a pleasure to see that the former scholarship holders of the President’s Sports Club are present here as young promising coaches"...
15 Dec 2015
No language exams for Belarusians in Russia No language exams for Belarusians in Russia
"Taking into account the special nature of Belarusian-Russian relations we have decided not to apply these norms to Belarus citizens"...
15 Dec 2015
Belarus’ work as EEU presiding country highly appreciated by Russia Belarus’ work as EEU presiding country highly appreciated by Russia
President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the negotiations had touched upon prospects of development of the Eurasian Economic Union among other things...
15 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: Belarus is interested in peace in Ukraine in a neighborly manner Lukashenko: Belarus is interested in peace in Ukraine in a neighborly manner
Discussing the international agenda, the two presidents had talked not only about Ukraine, but also the situation in the Middle East and other trouble spots of the planet...
14 Dec 2015
Shumilin: Belarus, United States have great potential for innovative cooperation Shumilin: Belarus, United States have great potential for innovative cooperation
"Belarusian and U.S. scientists and researchers can implement joint projects and also work in cooperation with international organizations in such fields as information and communication technologies, construction of medical devices, and biotechnologies”...
14 Dec 2015
Fallico: Belarus’ financial system is transparent, fine-tuned Fallico: Belarus’ financial system is transparent, fine-tuned
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Banca Intesa Antonio Fallico said in Moscow after the ceremony to sign an agreement on granting a €15 million loan to the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus (DBRB)...
12 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: Minsk is ready to remain a neutral place for addressing major issues Lukashenko: Minsk is ready to remain a neutral place for addressing major issues
"Belarus and Turkmenistan have similar goals. The Belarusian foreign policy is based on the country’s aiming at peace, equal cooperation with each partner, mutual respect. Our multi-pronged foreign policy is akin to the Turkmen neutrality”...
11 Dec 2015
UN thanks Belarus for active positive on energy issues UN thanks Belarus for active positive on energy issues
Director of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative at the Executive Office of the Secretary General Minoru Takada expressed his gratitude to Belarus for the active position in the UN on energy issues as he met with Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov in New York...
10 Dec 2015
Garlyk factory expected to crown Belarus-Turkmenistan cooperation Garlyk factory expected to crown Belarus-Turkmenistan cooperation
"Just like Turkmenistan our country aims for mutual respect and equal cooperation with any partners without an exception. Belarus believes that the existing problems and conflicts should be resolved by peaceful means”...
10 Dec 2015
Paraskevopoulos: Opening of Greece’s Honorary Consulate in Belarus will advance bilateral relations Paraskevopoulos: Opening of Greece’s Honorary Consulate in Belarus will advance bilateral relations
“The opening of the Honorary Consulate shows that Greece is eager to develop closer cooperation with Belarus and increase its presence in this country,” Secretary General of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos noted....
10 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: People’s wellbeing is a priority of state construction in Belarus Lukashenko: People’s wellbeing is a priority of state construction in Belarus
“I would like praise the similarity of our approaches to the state construction. We both think that the state should be socially oriented"...
10 Dec 2015
Belarus welcomes Greece’s decision to restore diplomatic presence in Minsk Belarus welcomes Greece’s decision to restore diplomatic presence in Minsk
“Belarusians know Greece as a country with beautiful nature and hospitable people. We are connected by strong ties. We are happy that the Greek government has decided to restore the diplomatic presence in Belarus"...
9 Dec 2015
Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement ready for signing Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement ready for signing
The statement was made by Gunnar Wiegand, Deputy Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia of the European External Action Service (EEAS) during a press conference in the European Union representative office in Minsk...
9 Dec 2015
Makei: Belarus President’s visit to Vietnam lays foundation for doubling bilateral trade Makei: Belarus President’s visit to Vietnam lays foundation for doubling bilateral trade
"Thanks to cooperation with Vietnam, Belarus will be able to expand its relations with the ASEAN region. Through the establishment of joint ventures and projects with Vietnam Belarus can establish cooperation with third countries in the ASEAN"...
9 Dec 2015
Lukashenko: Belarus is proud of increasingly vibrant relations with Vietnam Lukashenko: Belarus is proud of increasingly vibrant relations with Vietnam
The President of Belarus believes that the two countries have huge reserves for the development of relations. First of all, this pertains to the trade and economy...
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