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1 Oct 2018
Belarus’ FM warns of critical divergence between global powers Belarus’ FM warns of critical divergence between global powers
"The UN key agencies, first of all the Security Council, turn into an arena for clashes and political self-assertion where confrontation prevails over a dialogue and geopolitical ambitions win over common sense"...
1 Oct 2018
Belarus calls on UN to launch strategic work with middle-income countries Belarus calls on UN to launch strategic work with middle-income countries
Indeed, it is this group of states that is home to five out of the world’s seven billion people and has the highest reserves for economic growth and global sustainability, he said...
1 Oct 2018
Belarus in favor of fair trade, economic architecture in Europe Belarus in favor of fair trade, economic architecture in Europe
According to the Belarusian side, the implementation of multiple-level integration projects should be central to such architecture. Due to its geographic location Belarus is particularly interested in the rapprochement of the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union...
1 Oct 2018
Makei presents Belarus’ vision on UN reformation in New York Makei presents Belarus’ vision on UN reformation in New York
"There cannot be individual progress without collective progress. Therefore, even though the UN is criticized for a reason, we still need this organization as a unique platform for cooperation, an efficient multilateral mechanism based on principles of equality and respect to all countries, their priorities and needs”...
1 Oct 2018
Active longevity seen as matter of increasing importance in Belarus Active longevity seen as matter of increasing importance in Belarus
According to Marianna Shchetkina, people need to feel comfortable, have the opportunity to realize their potential and stay healthy as long as possible...
1 Oct 2018
Active longevity strategy crucial to economic development in Belarus Active longevity strategy crucial to economic development in Belarus
The strategy is expected to improving the quality of life for elderly Belarusians. They will also be able to more productively partake in public and economic processes...
1 Oct 2018
Lukashenko invites Xi Jinping to visit Belarus in 2019 Lukashenko invites Xi Jinping to visit Belarus in 2019
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko extended greetings to Chinese President Xi Jinping as the country celebrates National Day on 1 October...
1 Oct 2018
Belarus, Vietnam agree to reach $0.5bn in mutual trade Belarus, Vietnam agree to reach $0.5bn in mutual trade
"They have 63 provinces, a population of 100 million, improving living standards, and the annual economic growth of 6.5%. There is a potential"...
30 Sep 2018
Call for closer trade contacts between Belarus, Mexico Call for closer trade contacts between Belarus, Mexico
The diplomat believes that agriculture is another promoting area for cooperation. "Belarus boasts a well-developed agricultural sector, while Mexico is starting to play a bigger role in global agriculture"...
28 Sep 2018
Lukashenko: Security topped agenda of CIS summit in Dushanbe
"Even the peaceful Belarus keeps it in mind all the time, in particular in the context of the challenges and threats associated with the actions of western countries and NATO near our borders, the borders of the Union State"...
28 Sep 2018
Belarus calls for more efforts to ban nuclear testing Belarus calls for more efforts to ban nuclear testing
"The deputy minister presented Belarus’ vision of how to overcome the global crisis in conflict resolution and urged to join efforts for international peace and security based on the goals and principles of the UN Charter"...
28 Sep 2018
Belarus-China interregional cooperation hailed as vibrant Belarus-China interregional cooperation hailed as vibrant
"The development of relations with the People's Republic of China remains a priority in Belarus' foreign policy. It is also a good example of building equal, respectful and mutually beneficial relations between one of the world's biggest powers and a small country"...
27 Sep 2018
Belarus encouraged to broadly advertise national IT capabilities Belarus encouraged to broadly advertise national IT capabilities
"The IT industry in Belarus is very strong but Canadians are scarcely aware of the fact. You should better advertise your capabilities in this sphere. Events like today’s business forum help invigorate cooperation"...
27 Sep 2018
Belarus FM highlights economic cooperation, security at CIS Ministerial Council Belarus FM highlights economic cooperation, security at CIS Ministerial Council
In his words, the key issues include the work to update the CIS development concept...
27 Sep 2018
Belarus interested in Polish expertise in promoting rural business Belarus interested in Polish expertise in promoting rural business
"We are working to upgrade the entrepreneurship support program. It is very interesting and important for us to study Poland’s practices in boosting employment in the regions with no large-scale industries and with the lack of jobs"...
27 Sep 2018
Belarus-Tajikistan treaty on strategic partnership drafted Belarus-Tajikistan treaty on strategic partnership drafted
Oleg Ivanov stressed that the most important area for cooperation is economy...
27 Sep 2018
Belarus’ ambassador: CIS summit in Dushanbe will focus on security matters Belarus’ ambassador: CIS summit in Dushanbe will focus on security matters
The heads of state will consider issues related to the economic and humanitarian cooperation. All in all, the heads of state will discuss about 20 issues and are expected to adopt a number of statements...
26 Sep 2018
Belarus reaffirms commitment to China’s Belt and Road project Belarus reaffirms commitment to China’s Belt and Road project
Nikolai Snopkov extended greetings to China on the occasion of the holiday. According to him, the date “is an opportunity not only to analyze bilateral relations, but also mobilize for the prompt achievement of the goals set in joint cooperation”...
26 Sep 2018
Diplomat: Closer integration with Belarus is Russia’s priority Diplomat: Closer integration with Belarus is Russia’s priority
"The Russian president set a task not only to keep the integration going, but also to use it to promote high-tech economic sectors and industrial enterprises that make goods with a high added value and have an innovative potential"...
25 Sep 2018
Belarus interested in cooperation with World Economic Forum Belarus interested in cooperation with World Economic Forum
Marianna Shchetkina attended the summit’s session on developing sustainable markets and the discussion on gender parity. During the roundtable the vice speaker spoke about Belarus' efforts on achieving SDGs, including gender equality issues...
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