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6 Sep 2018
MFA: Belarus condemns any attempts to disrupt Minsk process MFA: Belarus condemns any attempts to disrupt Minsk process
According to him, Belarus is not a party to the negotiations on resolving the situation in Ukraine and does not interfere with them. "Yet, we are not casual observers either"...
5 Sep 2018
MEGOC wants 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 sport facilities ready by May MEGOC wants 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 sport facilities ready by May
The MEGOC CEO said that all the facilities of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 are supposed to be ready on 6 May 2019 for transition to the so-called prelaunch quarantine. Specialists should become ready by that time, too...
5 Sep 2018
Electronic interoperability between Belarusian government agencies now in place Electronic interoperability between Belarusian government agencies now in place
Leonid Anfimov remarked that work is in progress in Belarus to introduce information systems to allow citizens to perform administrative procedures using digital technologies starting with submitting digital applications and identifying the citizens and ending with getting the results as digital documents...
4 Sep 2018
Makei: President wants proactive person as Belarus’ new ambassador to Russia Makei: President wants proactive person as Belarus’ new ambassador to Russia
"The president wants to see a dynamic person in this position, someone who would not only continue the work carried out by the previous ambassador, but would also give a new impetus to cooperation with specific regions and federal authorities of Russia in general"...
4 Sep 2018
EU shows readiness for wider cooperation with Belarus EU shows readiness for wider cooperation with Belarus
"We are interested in developing trade and economic cooperation with the EU, because it is our second biggest trade and economic partner. We simply must have normal relations with it"...
4 Sep 2018
FM: Final decision on Belarus’ WTO entry to be taken once talks are over FM: Final decision on Belarus’ WTO entry to be taken once talks are over
"The Belarusian leader was briefed that we have signed eight protocols with the relevant states regarding our accession to the WTO over the past year and a half. Now we have a total of 18 protocols. This work was at a standstill from 2010 to 2017, but has recently resumed"...
4 Sep 2018
Nuclear power plant to secure Belarus’ powerful export potential Nuclear power plant to secure Belarus’ powerful export potential
Speaking about the geography of sales and the relevant agreements, she noted that negotiations are underway with all the partner states, including as part of the work to create a common electricity market in the Eurasian Economic Union...
4 Sep 2018
Minister: Belarus construction sector should diversify services Minister: Belarus construction sector should diversify services
“The construction sector should maximize the offering of works and services and to focus on new technology and building materials that not only raise the efficiency of construction, but also make it cheaper”...
4 Sep 2018
Makei: Belarus, Russia try to approach disagreements constructively Makei: Belarus, Russia try to approach disagreements constructively
“Taking into consideration that both states are trying to approach existing disagreements and issues constructively, I am convinced that we will be able to iron out some disagreements we have today”...
4 Sep 2018
Vietnamese ambassador outlines points of growth in cooperation with Belarus Vietnamese ambassador outlines points of growth in cooperation with Belarus
One of such promising areas could be agriculture, the ambassador noted. Agriculture is the dominant branch of the economy in Vietnam, as in Belarus. However, each country has its own advantages...
4 Sep 2018
Planetary congress to open new opportunities for Belarus to participate in international projects Planetary congress to open new opportunities for Belarus to participate in international projects
"We hope that the participation of a large number of cosmonauts, representatives of European space agencies, and NASA in the congress will allow us to more thoroughly get involved in the international space effort"...
4 Sep 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus-Vietnam economic ties should be as good as political relations Lukashenko: Belarus-Vietnam economic ties should be as good as political relations
"We have everything in place for that. It is important that everything we produce in Belarus is in demand in Vietnam. Vietnam, in turn, manufactures a great number of products that we buy from foreign countries. We need to step up our efforts"...
4 Sep 2018
Nuclear energy seen as potential driver of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation Nuclear energy seen as potential driver of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation
"As far as is known, Uzbekistan has plans to build its own nuclear power plant by 2028. Belarusian specialists are ready not only to take part in the very construction of the nuclear power facility in Uzbekistan, but also to supply machinery and equipment"...
3 Sep 2018
Opinion: Possible restrictions on sales of Russian oil products in Belarus would violate EAEU Treaty Opinion: Possible restrictions on sales of Russian oil products in Belarus would violate EAEU Treaty
Belarus and Russia are now busy adjusting the intended trade figures for the year 2019. All the work concerning deliveries of Russian oil products is completely legal. Belarus fully honors its own commitments...
3 Sep 2018
Belarus in dialogue to accede to WTO Government Procurement Agreement Belarus in dialogue to accede to WTO Government Procurement Agreement
The WTO Secretariat representative said: “Belarus has lately taken considerable steps to join the WTO and has started rather vigorously the dialogue on the possible potential accession to the Government Procurement Agreement”...
1 Sep 2018
Lukashenko’s teacher recounts president’s school time Lukashenko’s teacher recounts president’s school time
“He always studied well, took part in all our school events and often joined our hiking tours. Back then we often helped with harvesting and he did that, too”...
31 Aug 2018
Results-oriented management, discipline seen as factors of independence in Belarus Results-oriented management, discipline seen as factors of independence in Belarus
"These are factors of our independence. Because economic development depends on this. The thing, about which we should be concerned most, is is the economy. There are no other problems in our society. We keep other things tightly under control. The economy is above all”...
31 Aug 2018
Claims about temporary nature of new Belarusian government dismissed as nonsense Claims about temporary nature of new Belarusian government dismissed as nonsense
"Trust me, as I appoint you and other officials, I don’t think you will stay only till the election day and then everyone will be replaced. Total nonsense. Contrariwise, I want you to work after the elections. I want you to work after my time is over"...
30 Aug 2018
Surikov on his work in Belarus, plans for future Surikov on his work in Belarus, plans for future
“We are the peoples of the same Slavic roots. All opponents of the Union State should understand that there are no closer peoples than Russia and Belarus, by all parameters. This is something we should proceed from”...
30 Aug 2018
Senator: Belarus, Finland interested in easing tensions in East-West relations Senator: Belarus, Finland interested in easing tensions in East-West relations
Sergei Rakhmanov recalled that during the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk in 2017, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko invited the OSCE to begin discussions on the need for a new Helsinki process...
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