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3 Jul 2019
Belarus eager to use all reserves to restore tranquility in region Belarus eager to use all reserves to restore tranquility in region
"We’ve lived under a peaceful sky for 75 years. In the name of the sacred memory of heroes of the Great Patriotic War we have to preserve peace and independence of our land. We have to pass the greatest value of our life on to the next generations"...
2 Jul 2019
Cohesion, national unity seen as crucial for Belarus’ future Cohesion, national unity seen as crucial for Belarus’ future
"We know that the future of Belarus lies in the cohesion of the people and national unity. This is the biggest achievement of our country and the best legacy we will leave to our children and grandchildren"...
2 Jul 2019
Belarus president defends historical truth Belarus president defends historical truth
“In the name of historical justice we do not romanticize the history of the native land. We do not paint it in rosy colors but we will never allow rewriting the glorious pages of this history,” the president said...
2 Jul 2019
Belarus’ GDP projected to reach $61bn in 2019 Belarus’ GDP projected to reach $61bn in 2019
The official said: “The head of state has set an ambitious task: the gross domestic product is supposed to reach $100 billion by 2025 while we estimate Belarus’ GDP will be $61 billion in 2019. In other words, the GDP is supposed to grow by nearly 1.7 times”...
29 Jun 2019
UNWTO to draw on Minsk 2019 experience to promote sport tourism UNWTO to draw on Minsk 2019 experience to promote sport tourism
“The whole of Europe is in Minsk these days. This is a positive result for the country. The world will learn more about it. This is a comfortable and safe country to spend a week with a family, to see the beautiful city of Minsk. Especially pleasant is hospitality that you feel immediately,” Zurab Pololikashvili said...
28 Jun 2019
Tajikistan shows interest in Belarus’ advanced technologies for real economic sector Tajikistan shows interest in Belarus’ advanced technologies for real economic sector
“I would like to emphasize our interest in expanding production and cooperation ties with Belarusian partners and attracting Belarusian advanced technologies for Tajikistan’s real economic sector,” the foreign leader said...
28 Jun 2019
Direct ties seen as driving force for Belarus-Tajikistan cooperation Direct ties seen as driving force for Belarus-Tajikistan cooperation
“Direct cooperation, joint production of quality competitive goods must become a driving force for further economic cooperation between our countries,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
28 Jun 2019
MFA: Belarus will continue to welcome any steps to restore peace in Ukraine MFA: Belarus will continue to welcome any steps to restore peace in Ukraine
“We have always said that we will support any steps aimed at restoring peace in Ukraine. The release of the detainees is a noble deed. Mothers will finally see their sons and children their fathers. This is the main thing and such progress has been achieved on the Belarusian land”...
28 Jun 2019
Belarus to work smoothly on removing disagreements with Council of Europe Belarus to work smoothly on removing disagreements with Council of Europe
“The question why the Council of Europe is not ready for full cooperation with Belarus should be addressed to the Council of Europe,” the minister said...
26 Jun 2019
Belarus ready to share its NPP construction experience with Hungary Belarus ready to share its NPP construction experience with Hungary
Belarus is ready to share its experience in implementing the national nuclear energy program with Hungary, Belarus’ Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said as he met with Janos Suli, Hungarian minister responsible for the planning, construction and commissioning of the two new blocks at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant...
26 Jun 2019
European Games seen as driver behind Belarus’ investment attractiveness European Games seen as driver behind Belarus’ investment attractiveness
Maksim Yermolovich pointed to two significant benefits for the Belarusian economy from the European Games. The image effect is the most important one, according to the minister. The country is opening to a wide circle of foreign investors...
25 Jun 2019
Opinion: Sport is an attempt to find ways to resolve international conflicts Opinion: Sport is an attempt to find ways to resolve international conflicts
Janez Kocijancic reminded that in the past all conflicts and wars were suspended for the duration of Olympic Games. Nowadays major competitions, including the European Games, contribute to the unification of countries...
25 Jun 2019
Belarus’ urban planning policy geared towards smart, green cities
“Due to urbanization the pressure on cities rises. It is necessary to pool efforts in order to preserve natural riches as much as possible. It is important to study and borrow positive international experience, engage the civil society and public organizations”...
25 Jun 2019
Call for more women in high paying jobs in Belarus Call for more women in high paying jobs in Belarus
“The equality of women and men is intertwined with the economic and social policy and sustainable development in demographics. The gender-sensitive approach should be part and parcel of strategic planning and decision-making. Women have huge potential that is underutilized in the country’s economic sector”...
21 Jun 2019
Belarus, Serbia urged to step up economic cooperation Belarus, Serbia urged to step up economic cooperation
The Belarus president said that the political relations between the two countries are at the highest level, which was confirmed by the heads of state at the recent meeting on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in China. “I think we need to add more trade, more economy to the political relations to make sure our relations have a solid foundation,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
21 Jun 2019
Lukashenko advocates further improvement of Belarus-UK relations Lukashenko advocates further improvement of Belarus-UK relations
“It is a pleasure for me to meet with you today. Maybe it is not the meeting during which we can profoundly discuss the issues of our relations but nevertheless, this meeting is very important. Maybe it is even historically important because, despite the volume of trade and economic cooperation which we have today, the relations between Belarus and the United Kingdom could be better, much better, frankly speaking”...
21 Jun 2019
Lukashenko promises to do his best to preserve good relations with Georgia Lukashenko promises to do his best to preserve good relations with Georgia
"We started our relations from scratch, especially in the economic sector. Today, Georgia is among Belarus’ important partners. We enjoy friendly and warm relations. Our nations are very close. They respect and love each other. We have a robust foundation of the relations. Believe me, I will do my best to preserve such good and warm relations in all the spheres"...
20 Jun 2019
Belarus president praises unity in Moldova Belarus president praises unity in Moldova
"I thank you for this visit. After all the turbulent events I would like to congratulate you and the entire Moldovan nation, the Moldovan elite on your decently recovering from a complicated situation. While in the thick of these events you may not feel it as acutely as we do. We were worried and rooted for you"...
20 Jun 2019
Great potential in Belarus’ relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina Great potential in Belarus’ relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina
"We had rather good relations with Yugoslavia. Rather good relations between Belarus and Serbia are taking shape. We have relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina but it is not enough. We can do much more than that. This is why your visit is so important"...
20 Jun 2019
China named Belarus’ reliable political, economic partner China named Belarus’ reliable political, economic partner
The professor mentioned the Belt and Road initiative as one of the fundamental peaceful ideas of the modern age...
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