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11 Feb 2019
Belarus reaffirms commitment to closer relations with Poland Belarus reaffirms commitment to closer relations with Poland
"Belarus views Poland as an important and promising partner. In recent times the two countries have made some progress in building up trust and mutual understanding. Belarus and Poland are well positioned to expand political and economic contacts"...
11 Feb 2019
Lukashenko asks Domracheva and Skardino to return to biathlon Lukashenko asks Domracheva and Skardino to return to biathlon
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the sport festival Minsk Ski Race 2019...
11 Feb 2019
Lukashenko: Focus on sport reaps benefits Lukashenko: Focus on sport reaps benefits
“This all pays off,” the head of state said. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that, first of all, this is about the country's image...
8 Feb 2019
Tokunaga: Japanese think high of Belarusian medicine Tokunaga: Japanese think high of Belarusian medicine
“The high level of Belarusian healthcare services is well known in Japan, and our citizens often seek medical help from Belarusian specialists, including transplant surgeons,” the diplomat noted...
8 Feb 2019
Hiroki Tokunaga: Japan looks forward to Belarus’ active participation in EXPO 2025 in Osaka Hiroki Tokunaga: Japan looks forward to Belarus’ active participation in EXPO 2025 in Osaka
“I believe that the expo is a good opportunity for Belarus to show its culture and industry not only to Japan but also to Asia and the whole world,” Hiroki Tokunaga said...
6 Feb 2019
EOC head satisfied with Belarus’ preparations for European Games EOC head satisfied with Belarus’ preparations for European Games
“I would like to make a statement on behalf of the European Olympic Committees: we are very satisfied with the work of the European Games organizing committee in Belarus. I know that you are very committed to this work,” Janez Kocijancic said...
6 Feb 2019
PM: Belarus will be an excellent host of 2nd European Games PM: Belarus will be an excellent host of 2nd European Games
According to the premier, 135 days are left until the start of the games. All necessary organizing events are under his permanent control...
6 Feb 2019
Belarus seeks closer cooperation with Italy Belarus seeks closer cooperation with Italy
Belarus traditionally sees Italy among friends in the EU, and also views it as one of the major economic partners...
6 Feb 2019
Ukrainian ambassador: Minsk International Book Fair is organized very well Ukrainian ambassador: Minsk International Book Fair is organized very well
In his words, such projects introduce people to other cultures. “Expos like this also help Belarusians learn more about Ukraine. Any communication between authors, readers has a positive impact,” he emphasized...
6 Feb 2019
Minsk International Book Fair hailed as a success Minsk International Book Fair hailed as a success
According to him, the book fair astonishes with its scale. "I have not had enough time yet to have a look at the whole fair, but I could not but notice a great number of foreign participants"...
6 Feb 2019
Russia happy to be special guest at 2019 Minsk Book Fair Russia happy to be special guest at 2019 Minsk Book Fair
In his words, 2019 has been declared the Year of Book in the CIS. "It is highly important that it is Belarus that open the year, which will be full of events dedicated to the publishing industry and literature of our countries"...
6 Feb 2019
Belarus information minister addresses visitors to Minsk International Book Fair Belarus information minister addresses visitors to Minsk International Book Fair
"We are happy to see here participants and visitors from many countries of the world. We appreciate those who treat a book, as Maxim Gorky said, as a living fact. We are glad that Russia is the central exhibitor of the fair; it has brought a great amount of books and new cultural projects"...
4 Feb 2019
Ambassador: Austria hopes for stronger cooperation with Belarus Ambassador: Austria hopes for stronger cooperation with Belarus
According to the ambassador, Belarus and Austria have close economic, inter-parliamentary, and also good interpersonal contacts. She stressed the importance of the twinning relations between cities, regions and took note of the mutual interest to expand them...
4 Feb 2019
Belarus-EU negotiations on partnership priorities, visa facilitation in final phase Belarus-EU negotiations on partnership priorities, visa facilitation in final phase
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that positive dynamics in relations with the European Union remains in place. 2018 was intensive in the number of and the level of visits and political contacts...
4 Feb 2019
Belarusian wrestlers win six medals in Nice Belarusian wrestlers win six medals in Nice
Silver medals were clinched by Vladislav Andreyev (57kg weight category), Niurgun Skriabin (65kg), Georgy Koliyev (70kg), Denis Khromenkov (97kg). Bronze medals went to Andrei Bekrenev (61kg) and Andrei Karpach (74kg)...
4 Feb 2019
IAEA notes Belarus’ comprehensive set of international agreements on nuclear emergencies IAEA notes Belarus’ comprehensive set of international agreements on nuclear emergencies
The report noted that in some aspects Belarus has gone beyond the expectations set by safety standards. The number includes possibilities for treating contaminated or irradiated people, the nuclear power plant’s ability to respond to emergencies on the spot...
4 Feb 2019
Belarus to deploy more border guards to ensure national security Belarus to deploy more border guards to ensure national security
“Given the growing negative factors associated with illegal migration, drug trafficking, smuggling (especially weapons), the State Border Committee shall increase the number of personnel to the required level. This is an unprecedented step but national security comes first”...
4 Feb 2019
Greminger thanks Belarus for supporting OSCE approaches Greminger thanks Belarus for supporting OSCE approaches
Thomas Greminger noted that he had met with the Belarusian president several times and he is grateful that the president shares the OSCE approaches. “Thanks to him, Belarus has managed to become a so-called bridge builder between West and East,” the OSCE Secretary General underlined...
1 Feb 2019
Lukashenko calls for optimizing school curricula Lukashenko calls for optimizing school curricula
“We have agreed to revise school and university curricula and to remove everything we do not need and leave what we need"...
1 Feb 2019
Belarus urges EAEU to unite efforts for digital transformation Belarus urges EAEU to unite efforts for digital transformation
"We understand that digitalization by definition goes beyond the borders of any, even the most developed country. Long-term success is impossible without us joining efforts both at the national and interstate levels"...
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