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6 Dec 2018
Belarus suggests UN long-term strategy for middle-income countries Belarus suggests UN long-term strategy for middle-income countries
The Belarusian representative stressed the need to develop a more detailed classification of such countries to go beyond the per capita income criteria and take into account specific development problems of these countries...
5 Dec 2018
UNHCR welcomes Belarus progress in addressing problem of statelessness UNHCR welcomes Belarus progress in addressing problem of statelessness
According to her, the choice of Minsk for the conference on statelessness in the CIS is the result of constructive cooperation with the Belarusian authorities. It is also important that the CIS headquarters are located in Minsk...
4 Dec 2018
Ambassador: Zurabishvili will seek to meet with Belarus president soon Ambassador: Zurabishvili will seek to meet with Belarus president soon
“Salome Zurabishvili asked to give you her best regards and wishes of good health and happiness. She will try to meet with you soon. We will see when it will become possible,” Valeri Kvaratskhelia said...
4 Dec 2018
Lukashenko: IT, industrial upgrading are drivers of Belarus’ economic growth Lukashenko: IT, industrial upgrading are drivers of Belarus’ economic growth
The president noted that this sector is growing step by step in Belarus. Great prospects of information technology came into sight over ten years ago; therefore the Hi-Tech Park was established...
4 Dec 2018
Belarusian-Russian visa recognition agreement expected to come into force by 20 May 2019 Belarusian-Russian visa recognition agreement expected to come into force by 20 May 2019
“The Belarusian side insists that the mutual visa recognition agreement should come into force by 20 May 2019 taking into account the fact that on that day Belarus will enable visa-free travel for foreign citizens, who have accreditation for the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019”...
3 Dec 2018
Belarus lauded for supporting Damascus’ fight against terrorism
Belarus has always sought to provide all-round support to Syria during the conflict. Ayman Soussan expressed deep appreciation to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for, among other things, the recuperation program for Syrian children...
3 Dec 2018
Margvelashvili: Belarus’ village development formats worth emulating Margvelashvili: Belarus’ village development formats worth emulating
Giorgi Margvelashvili welcomed Belarus’ achievements in cattle breeding and crop farming. He emphasized that a solid groundwork was laid for the future of the Belarusian countryside...
3 Dec 2018
Lukashenko reaffirms commitment to multipolar world Lukashenko reaffirms commitment to multipolar world
“When I said at the Munich Conference that I was absolutely against the disintegration of the European Union, some were really surprised. They have imposed sanctions against Belarus, against me. I was banned from visiting any of their countries"...
30 Nov 2018
Belarus president dissatisfied with state of affairs in flax industry Belarus president dissatisfied with state of affairs in flax industry
The head of state noted that attention paid to the flax industry is well-deserved. Belarus is one of the leading producers of flax fiber...
30 Nov 2018
Belarus, China encouraged to learn from each other Belarus, China encouraged to learn from each other
Cui Qiming is convinced that the Belarusian-Chinese relations can become a vivid example of productive interaction...
30 Nov 2018
France seeks cooperation with Belarus in IT France seeks cooperation with Belarus in IT
The diplomat emphasized that everything is in place in Belarus to promote the IT sector, which is also of interest to French partners. In his words, five or six French companies develop IT business in Belarus; this year their number has increased...
29 Nov 2018
Belarus willing to provide any assistance to settle Kerch Strait conflict Belarus willing to provide any assistance to settle Kerch Strait conflict
"The position of Belarus on the Ukrainian crisis settlement is well known, not only to the people in this hall. We genuinely, deeply interested and have consistently advocated the early peaceful resolution of the crisis in Ukraine and around the country"...
29 Nov 2018
Belarus president gives interview to Russia 24 Belarus president gives interview to Russia 24
"Everything is in our heads. We know which way to go and how. The Eurasian union will soon mark five years since founding. There are examples to see and study: various unions, including the European Union. We understand what we should do and should not to avoid ‘a Brexit’"...
29 Nov 2018
Latvia interested in closer cooperation with Belarus in IT, tourism Latvia interested in closer cooperation with Belarus in IT, tourism
The diplomat believes that tourism offers plenty of opportunities for the two countries. A lot has already been done to promote this area of cooperation, including the introduction of the visa waiver. However, there is still room for growth...
29 Nov 2018
Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on Kerch Strait events Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on Kerch Strait events
According to Vladimir Makei, what is going on near the Kerch Strait confirms the relevance and realism of the warnings the Belarus president had expressed more than once. "The warnings about the world sliding towards the abyss of a major conflict"...
29 Nov 2018
Information security crucial for safeguarding interests of individual and state Information security crucial for safeguarding interests of individual and state
Vladimir Archakov noted that in recent decades the information sector has turned into a separate field of public life...
29 Nov 2018
PM: Government working to improve ratings of Belarusian economy PM: Government working to improve ratings of Belarusian economy
"Today, Belarus has been in the focus of attention of many major players of the financial industry, and with every new project their number is growing"...
29 Nov 2018
Information security seen as key element of transition to e-government in Belarus Information security seen as key element of transition to e-government in Belarus
"The information revolution is multi-faceted and has led to the increase in the volume of circulating information in the world, and has transformed the way information is obtained, processed and delivered"...
28 Nov 2018
Belarus’ education system in for digital transformation Belarus’ education system in for digital transformation
According to her, the concept will introduce new specialties and promote university distance education...
28 Nov 2018
Rapota: Belarus-Russia border will remain open for Belarusians, Russians Rapota: Belarus-Russia border will remain open for Belarusians, Russians
“Free cross-border movement will remain in force for Belarusians and Russians,” Grigory Rapota said while commenting on the Belarusian-Russian agreement on mutual recognition of visas which is currently in the pipeline...
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