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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...
12 Sep 2018
Call for Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to align its activities with SDG efforts Call for Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to align its activities with SDG efforts
"It makes sense for the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to align its activities with the work on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, while respecting the sovereign rights of each organization and their autonomous status"...
12 Sep 2018
Belarusian media forum aims to build competences, to share best practices Belarusian media forum aims to build competences, to share best practices
“We do not try to contrast social and traditional media. We say that the situation in general has changed. So have the conditions and the journalism paradigm. Today we need to attach more attraction to new forms and methods of work"...
11 Sep 2018
Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as vibrant Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as vibrant
This year Belarus and Slovakia are marking 25 years of diplomatic relations. "Over the past several years, our bilateral cooperation has been developing most dynamically"...
11 Sep 2018
German astronaut: International community welcomes every country’s contribution to space exploration German astronaut: International community welcomes every country’s contribution to space exploration
During the congress the astronaut got familiar with Belarus’ achievements in space exploration, its scientific developments. "Space exploration is a common task. We welcome any country’s contribution to it"...
11 Sep 2018
Belarus-Russia regional forum program to feature new events Belarus-Russia regional forum program to feature new events
The first Week of Integration will be held ahead of the forum. Mogilev Oblast and Mogilev will host numerous delegations and hold various events. The Business Cooperation Council will hold its meeting too...
11 Sep 2018
CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities hails direct dialogue with Belarusian leadership CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities hails direct dialogue with Belarusian leadership
“We are here not only to teach, but also to learn from Belarus. The country has well-developed local self-government. We want to study and adopt this experience,” she said...
11 Sep 2018
Lukashenko demands to solve problems in healthcare industry by 2019 Lukashenko demands to solve problems in healthcare industry by 2019
The ministry officials were instructed to solve problems and eradicate corruption by the beginning of 2019. It is important to improve the reputation of the agency. According to the president, there will be a big conference to discuss the state of affairs in the industry and its prospects at the beginning of the year...
11 Sep 2018
US astronaut: Youth should be engaged in space exploration US astronaut: Youth should be engaged in space exploration
"Talking about Belarus’ future in space, I think that your country is undoubtedly advancing in this direction. The fact that Belarus suggested holding the congress here is very symbolic and reflects the desire to reach the stars, space and to explore the universe"...
11 Sep 2018
ASE planetary congress to enable Belarus to expand cooperation with foreign space agencies ASE planetary congress to enable Belarus to expand cooperation with foreign space agencies
Vladimir Gusakov stressed that Belarus had created a space system of its own: a satellite for the remote sensing of Earth, a communications satellite, a number of enterprises to make complicated equipment for the space industry...
11 Sep 2018
Belarus president comments on massive campaign to root out corrupt healthcare workers Belarus president comments on massive campaign to root out corrupt healthcare workers
"The last thing I want is for these scandalous crimes to affect the nation’s attitude to the domestic healthcare system. Such cases must not besmirch honest and decent healthcare workers, doctors, and nurses. And naturally decent people represent the majority in the Belarusian healthcare system"...
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