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29 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus interested in promoting dialogue on regional security with Austria Lukashenko: Belarus interested in promoting dialogue on regional security with Austria
The president noted that Austria plays a significant role in strengthening security in Europe. “We would really like to see Austrian high-level representatives at the Minsk conference on security in our region in the autumn and have a meaningful dialogue on the development of the security process”...
29 Jun 2018
Call to promote Belarus as an IT nation internationally Call to promote Belarus as an IT nation internationally
“Our main priorities in the field of international cooperation are to promote the image of Belarus as an IT nation in the international arena, to advance the idea of deepening economic integration on the continent, to support the initiative to restart the Helsinki Process on the principles of trust and cooperation”...
29 Jun 2018
World Bank notes growing interest of foreign investors in Belarus World Bank notes growing interest of foreign investors in Belarus
Alex Kremer noted that Belarus has been very rapidly developing for the last few years. The middle class is evolving, revenues of individuals are on the rise. The economy is very rapidly recovering after two years of recession...
29 Jun 2018
Vojtech Filip: Czech people honor memory of all victims of WWII regardless of nationality Vojtech Filip: Czech people honor memory of all victims of WWII regardless of nationality
According to the MP, it is symbolic that the current event is taking place in the country that was one of the worst affected during the Second World War...
29 Jun 2018
Duda: Nazism, chauvinism, totalitarian ideologies should be closed chapter in history of mankind
"By paying tribute to the memory of the victims of Maly Trostenets, Blagovshchina, Shashkovka and other places of extermination, let us do everything we can to make sure that Nazism, chauvinism and totalitarian extermination remain a closed chapter in the history of humanity"...
29 Jun 2018
Austrian president: Trostenets was blank spot for Western Europe too long Austrian president: Trostenets was blank spot for Western Europe too long
"We are witnessing a watershed period when people who survived the biggest catastrophe of the 20th century are leaving us. When the last witnesses are gone, we should have places of memory that could speak for them"...
29 Jun 2018
German president vows to preserve memory about victims of Nazi crimes German president vows to preserve memory about victims of Nazi crimes
Frank-Walter Steinmeier admitted that Germany had gone a long way to accept the memory of these crimes. "We needed too much time to recognize this responsibility. Today our responsibility is to keep alive the knowledge of what happened here"...
29 Jun 2018
Call to attune conventional branches of Belarusian economy to innovations Call to attune conventional branches of Belarusian economy to innovations
"We have to make conventional branches – healthcare, retail, production sector, agriculture, and transport system – susceptible to innovations"...
29 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: International community faces ‘demons of intolerance’ again Lukashenko: International community faces ‘demons of intolerance’ again
Alexander Lukashenko called for launching a new large-scale international dialogue to overcome all the disagreements. “The lack of this dialogue is clearly felt in the current geopolitical relations”...
29 Jun 2018
Belarus makes important contribution to preserving memory of WW2 Belarus makes important contribution to preserving memory of WW2
"This memorial has been built in the shortest possible time and I admire this. This is important not only for Belarus but also for Austria, Europe and the world"...
29 Jun 2018
Yermolovich: Belarus must have budget surplus in 2019 Yermolovich: Belarus must have budget surplus in 2019
“Belarus must have a budget surplus in 2019 through oil revenues that will be used to settle the government debt,” Maksim Yermolovich said...
28 Jun 2018
Semashko: Belarus has the most efficient power engineering in post-Soviet space Semashko: Belarus has the most efficient power engineering in post-Soviet space
After the commissioning of the BelNPP, Belarus will be able to sell the excess of electric energy on the Eurasian market without obstacles. More than that, western countries want to have a closer look at the nuclear power plant. Talks are underway...
28 Jun 2018
Ambassador: Belarus pursues peaceful multi-vector foreign policy Ambassador: Belarus pursues peaceful multi-vector foreign policy
"Belarus contributes to peace and stability in Europe. Minsk is well known as a negotiating venue and the last stronghold of peace in the Old World. Belarus’ Helsinki-2 initiative seeks to find solutions to security challenges around the world"...
28 Jun 2018
Russia expects meaningful results from 5th forum of regions Russia expects meaningful results from 5th forum of regions
"Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Union State Treaty. We have passed a long way of integration and we keep actively promoting Russia-Belarus cooperation in all the areas, including manufacturing, innovations and interregional contacts"...
28 Jun 2018
Team Belarus urged to break new ground by 2021 IIHF World Championship Team Belarus urged to break new ground by 2021 IIHF World Championship
"New teams will be set up in Pinsk, Orsha, and other cities to promote the development of the sport. HC Minsk Dinamo will remain the backbone for the national team"
27 Jun 2018
French MP: Interregional ties will invigorate Belarus-France relations French MP: Interregional ties will invigorate Belarus-France relations
According to the MP, the parties have good cooperation prospects in various areas, including high technology, tourism, agriculture and woodworking...
27 Jun 2018
Russian Sberbank to step up operation in Belarus Russian Sberbank to step up operation in Belarus
"We’ve agreed to step up export lending for shipments from Belarus to Russia. We’ve agreed to virtually double the volume of purchases of Russian products by Belarusian companies using trade incentives involving the governments in Belarus and Russia"...
27 Jun 2018
Hunting association chief: Visa-free program benefits hunting tourism in Belarus Hunting association chief: Visa-free program benefits hunting tourism in Belarus
"If the visa-free stay is extended up to 10 days, this will allow attracting more hunters from abroad and will give a fresh impetus to promoting hunting tourism"...
26 Jun 2018
Belarus president reiterates tough stance on corruption Belarus president reiterates tough stance on corruption
"No unlawful actions must be tolerated. Nothing like corruption or something else. You can see what is going on in the country. There will be no mercy in this regard. I mean all the people in executive and managerial positions"...
23 Jun 2018
Bryansk Oblast, Gomel Oblast to promote all-round cooperation Bryansk Oblast, Gomel Oblast to promote all-round cooperation
“Our business contacts are as strong as the inviolable Slavonic friendship. We will do our utmost to maintain momentum in all the areas in the interests of our people”...
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