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11 Oct 2018
Call for innovation-driven development strategy in Belarus-Russia union Call for innovation-driven development strategy in Belarus-Russia union
According to the source, science has become a productive force and directly influences economic growth, scientific and technological advance as well as social and economic progress...
11 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Sochi instructions of Belarusian, Russian presidents implemented Ambassador: Sochi instructions of Belarusian, Russian presidents implemented
“All the instructions given by the heads of state have been implemented,” the head of the Russian diplomatic mission noted...
11 Oct 2018
Russia shows interest in Belarusian-made medicines Russia shows interest in Belarusian-made medicines
“We offer a lineup of socially important medicines. A large share of the medicines produced in our country cost less than Br4. Inexpensive socially important medicines are of great interest to the Russian Federation”...
11 Oct 2018
Call for removing all trade barriers between Belarus, Ukraine Call for removing all trade barriers between Belarus, Ukraine
Igor Lyashenko reminded that the presidents of Belarus and Ukraine set a task to increase the bilateral trade to $8 billion in 2019...
11 Oct 2018
Opinion: Belarusians, Russians confident in Union State success Opinion: Belarusians, Russians confident in Union State success
Taking part in the 5th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia are representatives of 35 Russian regions, including Bryansk, Far East, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Mikhail Myasnikovich said...
11 Oct 2018
Digital technologies seen as crucial to economic security in Belarus, Russia Digital technologies seen as crucial to economic security in Belarus, Russia
“We should not stay away from these processes lest we become dependent on global leaders in digitizing the economy. We should be proactive”...
11 Oct 2018
Minister: Innovations in livestock sector will shore up food security of Belarus, Russia Minister: Innovations in livestock sector will shore up food security of Belarus, Russia
The minister suggested the breeding-genetic centers should develop common pedigree resources of the Union State...
11 Oct 2018
FIDE vice president: World Chess Olympiad will raise interest in chess in Belarus FIDE vice president: World Chess Olympiad will raise interest in chess in Belarus
"We have no doubt that the World Chess Olympiad 2022 will raise interest in the sport in Belarus. We have both state-run and private chess schools and we hope that new athletes will join the Belarusian national team in four years"...
10 Oct 2018
European Parliament urged to revise approaches to contacts with Belarus European Parliament urged to revise approaches to contacts with Belarus
All previous ultimatum declarations of the EU in respect to Belarus have led to nowhere. On the contrary, the interaction began to develop only when criticism became constructive, not “image-based”...
10 Oct 2018
Plans to sign Belarusian-Russian food trade balance sheets on 12 October Plans to sign Belarusian-Russian food trade balance sheets on 12 October
In his words, the documents will be signed in the presence of Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich and Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko...
10 Oct 2018
Counterterrorism applications of artificial intelligence discussed in Minsk Counterterrorism applications of artificial intelligence discussed in Minsk
While speaking during the conference, Belarusian specialists suggested focusing efforts on cooperation in the sphere of information and communication...
10 Oct 2018
Belarus, Russia need to sync approaches to youth policy Belarus, Russia need to sync approaches to youth policy
According to Grigory Petushkov, the development of a general concept of the youth policy in the Belarus-Russia Union State will be an important step towards the integration of the two countries...
10 Oct 2018
Young people seen as new ambassadors for Belarus-Russia Union State Young people seen as new ambassadors for Belarus-Russia Union State
According to the minister, young people are ready to take over from the older generation, implement modern innovative projects in various areas. He made sure of this during an open dialogue with the youth during the forum...
9 Oct 2018
Greminger: Belarus helps build bridges of trust Greminger: Belarus helps build bridges of trust
"Belarus has always been a ‘bridge builder’, it helps build bridges of trust and mutual understanding. This role is very important, because the split between East and West is getting deeper, unfortunately"...
9 Oct 2018
Belarusian nuclear power plant readiness details revealed Belarusian nuclear power plant readiness details revealed
According to the source, the general construction work is nearing completion. Equipment installation is in full swing...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus speaker challenges stereotype about incompatibility of East and West Belarus speaker challenges stereotype about incompatibility of East and West
"It is necessary to give an added impetus to security dialogue as soon as possible, to work out a set of measures to restore mutual trust and cooperation. This is the purpose of the initiative of the Belarusian president to restart the Helsinki process"...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus, Kazakhstan well-positioned to reach $1bn in bilateral trade in 2018 Belarus, Kazakhstan well-positioned to reach $1bn in bilateral trade in 2018
“In January-August, the trade amounted to $610 million, which was up 40% over the same period a year prior. We in no way should slow down. We should aim to hit $1 billion in bilateral trade this year”...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus pledges support for efforts to resolve global, regional issues Belarus pledges support for efforts to resolve global, regional issues
“Peace, good-neighborliness and trust are important for us. This is why Belarus is a consistent supporter of the broadest possible cooperation to reduce global and regional risks, challenges and threats to international security”
9 Oct 2018
Belarus president describes use of information technologies by extremists as global challenge
Alexander Lukashenko believes that the use of information technologies and means of communications by extremists all over the world represents one of the most dangerous challenges, which undermine the steady development of the entire humankind...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus open for closer counterterrorism cooperation with other countries Belarus open for closer counterterrorism cooperation with other countries
The minister underlined that Belarus is constantly improving its counterterrorism law. The Criminal Code criminalizes all forms of participation in terrorist activities, armed groups, and military conflicts on the territory of a foreign state...
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