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19 Sep 2018
US congressmen might visit Belarus in 2018 US congressmen might visit Belarus in 2018
Members of the Belarusian delegation met with the US congressmen on the sidelines of the forum that took place in Berlin this summer. The US MPs spoke positively about Belarus and expressed their interest to visit the country, Vladimir Andreichenko said...
18 Sep 2018
Belarus to continue vigorous cooperation with IAEA Belarus to continue vigorous cooperation with IAEA
"The IAEA’s technical cooperation program is an effective mechanism for implementing the goals the IAEA charter specifies in peaceful uses of nuclear energy, in ensuring the access of interested countries to its benefits, and in enhancing international cooperation"...
18 Sep 2018
Belarus urged to adopt Finland’s best economic practices Belarus urged to adopt Finland’s best economic practices
"Meanwhile, the country is very interesting for us. Some economic sectors are similar, especially woodworking industry. Belarus definitely needs to learn from Finland’s economic experience. We should work on the political rapprochement"...
18 Sep 2018
Call for Belarusian, Russian police to unite against sport hooligans Call for Belarusian, Russian police to unite against sport hooligans
According to Igor Shunevich, it is also important to step up cooperation in traffic safety...
18 Sep 2018
Opinion: TEART forum contributes to theater art in Belarus Opinion: TEART forum contributes to theater art in Belarus
“TEART gives the opportunity to promote theater art not only in Minsk but also throughout the country. The Belarusian theatrical scene, both in Minsk and the entire Belarus, is very diverse”...
14 Sep 2018
German foreign ministry emphasizes no alternative to Minsk process German foreign ministry emphasizes no alternative to Minsk process
“We also talked over the situation in Ukraine. It is absolutely clear that Germany will not forget about people living in Donbass. Ukraine needs a long-term ceasefire observed by all the parties,” he said. “There is no alternative to the Minsk process. We want to make progress”...
14 Sep 2018
Opinion: ASE Planetary Congress in Minsk ‘one of best organized' Opinion: ASE Planetary Congress in Minsk ‘one of best organized'
“I had visited three or four congresses before. I think that the Minsk forum was one of the best. Everything was organized in the best possible way. I was very happy to meet with other cosmonauts and astronauts”...
13 Sep 2018
Belarus, Uzbekistan agree to fulfill bilateral potential within 3-4 years Belarus, Uzbekistan agree to fulfill bilateral potential within 3-4 years
“Belarus-Uzbekistan relations have recently reached a qualitatively new level,” Alexander Lukashenko said. In his words, the two countries maintain an open dialogue based on mutual understanding, mutual trust and sincere desire to develop all-round cooperation...
13 Sep 2018
Extensive preparations for Belarus president’s visit to Uzbekistan revealed Extensive preparations for Belarus president’s visit to Uzbekistan revealed
“We haven’t come to Uzbekistan as tourists. I feel it already. We’ve come here bringing concrete proposals in response to demands and wishes of my friend and colleague, the president of Uzbekistan”...
13 Sep 2018
Lukashenko invites Uzbekistan to branch out into Afghanistan’s market together Lukashenko invites Uzbekistan to branch out into Afghanistan’s market together
"But we do not want to penetrate this market alone. We want to promote our products in that country together. Therefore, we can make products, including complex machine building equipment, in Uzbekistan and help Afghan people together"...
13 Sep 2018
Uzbekistan suggests joint cotton processing, oil production to Belarus Uzbekistan suggests joint cotton processing, oil production to Belarus
The head of state also said that the country has big mineral deposits. However, it is essential to use them properly. He invited the Belarusian side to take part in oil production. “For example, the oil and gas industry...
13 Sep 2018
Mirziyoyev: Belarus-Uzbekistan relations have recently exceeded all expectations Mirziyoyev: Belarus-Uzbekistan relations have recently exceeded all expectations
According to Uzbekistan’s president, the bilateral trade considerably increased in 2017. The growth in 2018 continues. “This demonstrates that we, two states and two peoples, have missed each other for some time,” he added...
12 Sep 2018
Ukraine’s ambassador confident in vibrant economic ties with Belarus Ukraine’s ambassador confident in vibrant economic ties with Belarus
In his words, there is no other way for the country as to continue developing cooperation. In 2017 the Belarusian-Ukrainian trade reached $4.5 billion. In H1 2018 the mutual trade made up $2.4 billion (up 15%)...
12 Sep 2018
Belarus shows interest in closer parliamentary cooperation with Vietnam Belarus shows interest in closer parliamentary cooperation with Vietnam
Mikhail Myasnikovich emphasized the ambassador's personal contribution to strengthening trade, economic and humanitarian ties between the two countries. Special attention was attached to the development of inter-parliamentary contacts...
12 Sep 2018
Minchev: Modern mass media should maintain continuous dialogue Minchev: Modern mass media should maintain continuous dialogue
Infrastructure of journalism has changed drastically. Such a profession as a journalist practically does not exist on its own today, believes Maxim Minchev. "It is not what it used to be in the past"...
12 Sep 2018
Belarus, Chinese Qingdao expected to build effective business dialogue Belarus, Chinese Qingdao expected to build effective business dialogue
"Belarus views China as a diplomatic priority," stressed the ambassador. "It is a strategic foothold stretching across Eurasia to the west and across the Silk Road Economic Belt"...
12 Sep 2018
Mosler-Tornstrom: Belarus shows great interest in improving local self-government Mosler-Tornstrom: Belarus shows great interest in improving local self-government
Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom shared her impressions of the event and her stay in the country. According to her, Belarus shows great interest in improving all areas related to local self-government...
12 Sep 2018
Wiktorin: EU is ready for talks with Belarus on visa facilitation and readmission Wiktorin: EU is ready for talks with Belarus on visa facilitation and readmission
“The date is not known yet [the talks are scheduled to take place in Brussels in September]. As far as I know, we are waiting for the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We are ready for the talks,” Andrea Wiktorin said...
12 Sep 2018
Wiktorin: EU will launch new project on local development in Belarus Wiktorin: EU will launch new project on local development in Belarus
"The focus will be on entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises, local business incubators and social enterprises. The goal is to stimulate economic opportunities at the district and regional levels"...
12 Sep 2018
Internet resources named effective tool for shaping public opinion Internet resources named effective tool for shaping public opinion
In his words, some five months ago the Belarusian head of state told journalists that their task is to shape constructive public opinion through timely objective coverage of events...
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