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17 Oct 2019
Belarus’ unique economic transformation over roughly 30 years pointed out Belarus’ unique economic transformation over roughly 30 years pointed out
In his words, ideas of enhancing, developing, and creating new institutions represent the ultimate value as well as ideas of enhancing mutual responsibility and trust between the public sector, the corporate sector, and individuals...
17 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has not turned its back on Russia Lukashenko: Belarus has not turned its back on Russia
"We should not be seen as enemies who have turned their backs on Russia," the president said. "We have never been such and never will be. We are not welcome there [in Western Europe]. The obstacle is not even Lukashenko's dictatorship, but the economy”...
17 Oct 2019
Novgorod Oblast governor: Belarus-Russia bonds cannot be destroyed by Telegram channels Novgorod Oblast governor: Belarus-Russia bonds cannot be destroyed by Telegram channels
“It is a pleasure to be here, to experience the famous Belarusian hospitality. It is amazing indeed”...
14 Oct 2019
Schuebel on reduction of Schengen visa fees for Belarusians: Process will not last long Schuebel on reduction of Schengen visa fees for Belarusians: Process will not last long
According to him, specialists are already working on the document, but this is quite a difficult process as the EU includes 28 countries, and participants should take into account all mechanisms in both internal and also external relations...
11 Oct 2019
Moscow welcomes Belarus’ call for declaration on non-deployment in Europe Moscow welcomes Belarus’ call for declaration on non-deployment in Europe
Moscow supports Minsk’s call to draw up a declaration on non-deployment of medium- and shorter-range missiles in Europe, Russia President Vladimir Putin said at the CIS summit in Ashgabat...
11 Oct 2019
Belarus, Turkmenistan have good foundation for cooperation Belarus, Turkmenistan have good foundation for cooperation
“We have very good plans which we will implement for sure. We have laid a solid foundation of our relations. We have done a lot,” the head of state said...
11 Oct 2019
CIS urged to support Belarus’ initiative on digital neighborhood belt CIS urged to support Belarus’ initiative on digital neighborhood belt
The president called the problem of terrorism the most pressing, noting that no country in the world can cope with it alone. “The key to success lies in close coordination at all levels. Therefore, our program of cooperation between the CIS member states in the fight against terrorism and other violent manifestations of extremism is now very relevant," Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
11 Oct 2019
Lukashenko describes Great Patriotic War victory as universal, indivisible Lukashenko describes Great Patriotic War victory as universal, indivisible
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, by the signing of the address the sides once again demonstrate their unity and friendship, careful attitude to their common great history. “By joint efforts we are trying to prevent attempts to distort and falsify history. Together we advocate for resuming a comprehensive international dialogue on the enhancement of the system of global security and confidence-building measures”...
10 Oct 2019
Benitez: Chile seeks long-term cooperation with Belarus Benitez: Chile seeks long-term cooperation with Belarus
"It is important for Chile that Belarus views it as a promising strategic partner, especially in the framework of cooperation with the EAEU. For us, growing contacts with Belarusian partners is also an opportunity to enter the markets of the EAEU member states"...
10 Oct 2019
Opinion: International forum will help promote Belarus as tourist destination Opinion: International forum will help promote Belarus as tourist destination
The forum was discussed with UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili during the 2nd European Games in Minsk. However, the date has not been set yet. The parties considered holding the forum in April-May...
10 Oct 2019
Belarus FM: Belarus,Turkmenistan will find solutions to current issues Belarus FM: Belarus,Turkmenistan will find solutions to current issues
Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will meet with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on the sidelines of the CIS summit on 11 October...
10 Oct 2019
Belarus' MFA concerned over escalating situation in Syria Belarus' MFA concerned over escalating situation in Syria
“We believe it is crucial for all the parties to act in line with the joint agreements reached as part of the Astana process and avoid actions that could lead to an escalation of the situation in this volatile area”...
9 Oct 2019
Electricity export named secondary goal in Belarusian nuclear power plant project Electricity export named secondary goal in Belarusian nuclear power plant project
“Before launching the construction of the nuclear power plant we thought long and hard about what we will need it for. Our independence from one kind of fuel, in particular, natural gas was the initial goal. The main task the nuclear power plant is supposed to accomplish is to ensure a steady supply of electricity”...
9 Oct 2019
Belarus seeks stronger ties with Germany through new investment projects Belarus seeks stronger ties with Germany through new investment projects
According to the speaker, Germany is an important trade and economic partner of Belarus...
9 Oct 2019
Ambassador: Germany shares Belarus’ views on security in Europe Ambassador: Germany shares Belarus’ views on security in Europe
According to the diplomat, Germany is grateful to Belarus for supporting peace in Europe. “Belarus has many proposals on how to reduce conflicts, de-escalate and build trust in Europe. This is very important," the ambassador said....
8 Oct 2019
Experts share Lukashenko’s opinion on USA participation in talks on Ukraine Experts share Lukashenko’s opinion on USA participation in talks on Ukraine
The United States needs to join the talks on the settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Vershbow, Distinguished Fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Atlantic Council, former NATO Deputy Secretary General, said at a high-level plenary session of the Minsk Dialogue Forum...
8 Oct 2019
Belarus calls for declaration on non-deployment of INF-range missiles in Europe Belarus calls for declaration on non-deployment of INF-range missiles in Europe
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke at the international conference "European Security: Stepping Back from the Brink" in the Belarusian capital...
8 Oct 2019
Lukashenko calls for more efforts from European countries in resolving Ukraine conflict Lukashenko calls for more efforts from European countries in resolving Ukraine conflict
Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that the capability to resolve the conflict in Ukraine is an important test for European countries. “This is a litmus test. If we can do something, let’s sort things out in our home and resolve the issue. The conflict in Ukraine is not just a challenge for us, it demands resolution. If we resolve it, it will mean that we are capable of something”...
7 Oct 2019
USA interested in stronger bilateral relations with Belarus USA interested in stronger bilateral relations with Belarus
Brad Freden reminded that United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale visited Belarus in September. As he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, the diplomat mentioned the diplomatic presence would be restored at the level of ambassadors. During the visit it was noted that the USA does not ask Belarus to choose between the East and the West...
7 Oct 2019
Belarus’ IT sector hailed as example for Europe, world Belarus’ IT sector hailed as example for Europe, world
“I am very impressed with Belarus' track record in the IT sector. This is an example not only for Europe, but for the whole world. We have a lot to learn from you and we would like Croatian companies to cooperate with Belarusian ones,” Stjepan Mesic noted...
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