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6 Sep 2019
Lukashenko compares present-day Brest to city of his youth Lukashenko compares present-day Brest to city of his youth
“It has changed. Brest has become a modern city. It is an absolutely different city, even the border, where I spent my military service period, has become absolutely different – well-tended, beautiful,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
6 Sep 2019
Brest Oblast described as fine example of sustainable development Brest Oblast described as fine example of sustainable development
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Nowadays Brest Oblast is an example of stable development: from effective farming to cutting-edge technologies. I often refer to our western regions as an example to follow. I take pleasure in visiting them although I do it not as often as I would like to”...
5 Sep 2019
Belarus-Russia cooperation on the rise Belarus-Russia cooperation on the rise
Igor Petrishenko and Dmitry Mezentsev discussed topical matters of bilateral cooperation. Regional cooperation was mentioned in addition to cultural and humanitarian contacts...
5 Sep 2019
Jin Liqun confident in Belarus-AIIB successful partnership Jin Liqun confident in Belarus-AIIB successful partnership
“We had very fruitful talks with the president. We discussed our partnership opportunities and the role our bank can play in the further social and economic development of the country. I am confident that Belarus will become a very good partner for our bank”...
5 Sep 2019
Presidents of Belarus, Russia to sign integration program in December Presidents of Belarus, Russia to sign integration program in December
“The presidents are set to sign the program and a package of roadmaps, as well as a number of agreements that will address sensitive issues, first of all those related to gas. This will be a presidents’ package,” the minister noted...
4 Sep 2019
Belarus’ initiatives viewed as contribution to regional security Belarus’ initiatives viewed as contribution to regional security
According to the state secretary, foreign partners showed a big interest in the dialogue. "They wanted to listen to our assessment, our position and proposals. We are glad to see the striving for dialogue"...
4 Sep 2019
Call for dismantling trade barriers between Belarus, Egypt Call for dismantling trade barriers between Belarus, Egypt
“During the visit of the Egyptian president to Belarus in June, we agreed that this is not the limit. We hope that in the coming years we will double or even triple the trade. Of course, to achieve this we should remove trade barriers that, unfortunately, still exist between our countries”...
4 Sep 2019
Plans to build on Minsk discussion of new technology to fight terrorism Plans to build on Minsk discussion of new technology to fight terrorism
“I believe that the digital wave that rose in Minsk will go further involving more and more countries in the discussion of how to use new technology to prevent terrorism and to increase the efficiency of counter-terrorism efforts”...
4 Sep 2019
Belarus’ cooperation with Russia unaffected by relations with NATO Belarus’ cooperation with Russia unaffected by relations with NATO
"Our mutual relations with the NATO bloc or our neighbors are pursued without detriment to cooperation with the Russian Federation. We advance contacts both with our western neighbors and with Russia"...
4 Sep 2019
Minsk conference described as uniting link in search for response to new terrorist threats Minsk conference described as uniting link in search for response to new terrorist threats
“It is clear that the results of the event will not be immediate. These are long-term joint efforts and it is early to talk about the final outcomes. However, we can single out intermediate results and their practical component,” Andrei Dapkiunas said...
4 Sep 2019
Belarus advocates joint effort under UN aegis to combat terrorism Belarus advocates joint effort under UN aegis to combat terrorism
“The discussion of global, regional, and national approaches and strategies aimed at preventing the use of new technologies and artificial intelligence by terrorists showed how much they differ from each other”...
4 Sep 2019
Belarus’ call to develop counter-terrorism front hailed as timely Belarus’ call to develop counter-terrorism front hailed as timely
“Aleksandr Lukashenko’s initiative is very timely. I wish it was supported, and those who combat terrorism teamed up. Only together we can defeat international terrorism,” Sergei Lebedev stressed...
4 Sep 2019
Belarus’ leading role in UN noted Belarus’ leading role in UN noted
"The fight against terrorism is a priority for all the states as it is a real threat to mankind. The fact that Belarus is actively working in this area shows that the country continues to play the role of one of the organization’s leaders"...
4 Sep 2019
Lukashenko’s speech at counter-terrorism conference hailed as signal to stand united Lukashenko’s speech at counter-terrorism conference hailed as signal to stand united
“This part of counter-terrorism, i.e. the fight against the use of high technology and the internet by terrorists, is becoming more crucial,” the UN under-secretary-general said...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus supports IPU’s philosophy, willingness to build up peace, security Belarus supports IPU’s philosophy, willingness to build up peace, security
Vladimir Makei informed Gabriela Cuevas Barron about the Belarus president’s initiative to resume a broad international dialogue on international security with a view to building up trust and overcoming existing contradictions in relations between nations...
3 Sep 2019
Rybakov: UN is familiar with Belarus’ peace initiatives Rybakov: UN is familiar with Belarus’ peace initiatives
According to Valentin Rybakov, the Belarusian side has used various formats and opportunities to highlight initiatives of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, including the proposal to convene a new meeting in the Helsinki-2 format where leaders of the OSCE states could discuss the most pressing issues facing the international community...
3 Sep 2019
Egypt seeking to attract Belarusian companies to Suez Canal FEZ Egypt seeking to attract Belarusian companies to Suez Canal FEZ
“Egypt welcomes possible participation of Belarusian companies in developing the free economic zone of the Suez Canal and increasing the share of local content. This will benefit both countries,” Ahmed Antar noted...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus' role as bridge between West, East appreciated Belarus' role as bridge between West, East appreciated
Thomas Greminger said that he “appreciates Belarus’ role as a bridge in the situation where there are still big disagreements between the West and the East and a conflict in Europe”...
3 Sep 2019
Belarus president views INF Treaty breakdown with alarm Belarus president views INF Treaty breakdown with alarm
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that counteracting terrorism is an exceptionally important link but not the only one in the chain of universal efforts to ensure international security. The degradation of systemic foundations of this security is gaining momentum...
3 Sep 2019
Voronkov: Belarus becomes a leader in combating misuse of cyberspace Voronkov: Belarus becomes a leader in combating misuse of cyberspace
"Belarus is establishing itself as one of the leaders, both globally and regionally, in combating the use of cyberspace as well as emerging technologies for terrorist purposes. Success in this fight is one of the crucial prerequisites for the ultimate win over terror”...
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