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11 Feb 2016
Makei: Minsk talks on Ukraine proved their value Makei: Minsk talks on Ukraine proved their value
Experts of the Normandy Four member states (Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine) have gathered in the Belarusian capital to mark the 1st anniversary of the Minsk Agreements and analyze the progress, failures, lessons and future challenges in their implementation...
11 Feb 2016
Sajdik: Parties to the conflict in Ukraine view Minsk talks as the only way out Sajdik: Parties to the conflict in Ukraine view Minsk talks as the only way out
According to the OSCE representative, there is no worthy alternative to Minsk. However, despite the fact that the parties undertook a series of commitments a year ago, the conflict in Ukraine has not been settled yet...
10 Feb 2016
Belarus calls on UN nations to coordinate efforts against trafficking in persons Belarus calls on UN nations to coordinate efforts against trafficking in persons
He presented Belarus’ approaches to the eradication of contemporary slavery in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Besides, he briefed the participants about the country’s achievements in the fight against trafficking in human beings...
10 Feb 2016
Makei: Belarus’ contribution to world culture is reflected through prism of many glorious names Makei: Belarus’ contribution to world culture is reflected through prism of many glorious names
Vladimir Makei, Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO, said when speaking at the opening ceremony of the international art project Leon Bakst’s Time and Art, which was held at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus...
10 Feb 2016
Ananich: Minsk Book Fair promotes peace, international cooperation Ananich: Minsk Book Fair promotes peace, international cooperation
“The best achievements of the international publishing industry are on display in Minsk. Our expo is attended by many writers who participate in seminars held as part of the international symposium. They talk about the continuity in literature and the great creative power of a writer’s word and books as containers of this word”...
10 Feb 2016
Lukashenko: The book is an integral part of the nations' spiritual and cultural legacy Lukashenko: The book is an integral part of the nations' spiritual and cultural legacy
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the participants of the 23rd Minsk International Book Fair and the international symposium of authors Writer and Time on the occasion of the opening of these events...
9 Feb 2016
Svetlov: Days of Armenian Culture in Belarus shows mutual interest of two nations Svetlov: Days of Armenian Culture in Belarus shows mutual interest of two nations
"The Belarusian-Armenian relations have a long history. The Armenian people made a huge contribution to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Today representatives of the Armenian diaspora are a pride of Belarus"...
9 Feb 2016
Makei: Аustrian embassy in Belarus to usher in new large-scale projects Makei: Аustrian embassy in Belarus to usher in new large-scale projects
“Both sides are interested in further development and advancement of comprehensive interstate cooperation across the board,” noted Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei during the embassy’s opening ceremony in Minsk...
9 Feb 2016
Linhart: Austria seeks to intensify political, economic dialogue with Belarus Linhart: Austria seeks to intensify political, economic dialogue with Belarus
He emphasized the importance of the event and said that Belarus is an important partner for Austria. Michael Linhart also stressed that the two countries have been cooperating for many years...
9 Feb 2016
Makei: Belarus is ready to pass its part of the road towards lifting EU sanctions Makei: Belarus is ready to pass its part of the road towards lifting EU sanctions
"We really want to find common ground through dialogue and establish normal cooperation between Belarus and the European Union," Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed at the opening of the Austrian Embassy in Belarus...
9 Feb 2016
Belarus, Georgia urged to develop interregional cooperation Belarus, Georgia urged to develop interregional cooperation
"We have agreements between the sister cities: Minsk-Tbilisi, Polotsk-Tskhaltubo, Brest-Batumi. Interregional cooperation is very important for us because it enables cultural enrichment and exchanges, the development of relations in the industrial field”...
9 Feb 2016
Lukashenko urges to tap into CSTO potential Lukashenko urges to tap into CSTO potential
"The CSTO is not just a platform. It is an organization where we must work together and demonstrate our resolution to protect our security, the security of the states that are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization"...
9 Feb 2016
Rybakov: Belarus invests in sustainable economic and social development of the society Rybakov: Belarus invests in sustainable economic and social development of the society
“Belarus has been paying special attention to the social protection and promotion of human rights of the senior citizens, people with disabilities, young families and families with children”...
8 Feb 2016
Expert: Minsk Agreements prevented more tragic events in Ukraine Expert: Minsk Agreements prevented more tragic events in Ukraine
“The main thing is that the Minsk Agreements helped stop the scale of bloodshed on the Ukrainian land. According to the UN, more than 9,000 people have been killed in the armed conflict in Ukraine," Yevgeny Preigerman noted...
8 Feb 2016
Ananich: Belarus’ Year of Culture to be in spotlight at Minsk Book Fair Ananich: Belarus’ Year of Culture to be in spotlight at Minsk Book Fair
“Each country does its best to show its greatest achievements via a book. These achievements do not only enrich the culture of this country, but also contribute to the development of international humanitarian cooperation”...
8 Feb 2016
Lukashenko sends Chinese New Year greetings to Xi Jinping Lukashenko sends Chinese New Year greetings to Xi Jinping
Alexander Lukashenko expressed confidence that the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation having the status of the strategic partnership will be enhanced and will bring new important results...
8 Feb 2016
Makei: Belarus, EU, USA aim for equal respectful dialogue Makei: Belarus, EU, USA aim for equal respectful dialogue
"I think the prospects here are normal. The most important thing is that we were able to achieve changes not only in the environment but also in the content of our relations with the EU and the United States"...
8 Feb 2016
Lukashenko: Russia will support Belarus’ economy Lukashenko: Russia will support Belarus’ economy
“The president of Russia and the prime minister not only promised it. They decided to support the Belarusian economy regardless of how hard the situation in Russia can be,” noted the head of state...
8 Feb 2016
Ananich: Belarus’ information space will not be used to fuel tensions Ananich: Belarus’ information space will not be used to fuel tensions
In her words, many resources are used today as a means to achieve political goals, someone’s ambitions. “In the present-day conditions we should combine our legislative, journalistic, professional and ethnic efforts,” the minister stressed...
5 Feb 2016
Kochanova in favor of “happy hours” proposal at Belarusian museums Kochanova in favor of “happy hours” proposal at Belarusian museums
The Vice Premier drew attention to the work of museums. She mentioned free-for-all days at the National Art Museum as an example. There is a proposal to introduce ‘happy hours’ at museums when the prices for tickets will be significantly reduced. In her opinion, museums should reduce ticket prices to raise the inflow of visitors...
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