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10 Oct 2018
Young people seen as new ambassadors for Belarus-Russia Union State Young people seen as new ambassadors for Belarus-Russia Union State
According to the minister, young people are ready to take over from the older generation, implement modern innovative projects in various areas. He made sure of this during an open dialogue with the youth during the forum...
9 Oct 2018
Greminger: Belarus helps build bridges of trust Greminger: Belarus helps build bridges of trust
"Belarus has always been a ‘bridge builder’, it helps build bridges of trust and mutual understanding. This role is very important, because the split between East and West is getting deeper, unfortunately"...
9 Oct 2018
Belarusian nuclear power plant readiness details revealed Belarusian nuclear power plant readiness details revealed
According to the source, the general construction work is nearing completion. Equipment installation is in full swing...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus speaker challenges stereotype about incompatibility of East and West Belarus speaker challenges stereotype about incompatibility of East and West
"It is necessary to give an added impetus to security dialogue as soon as possible, to work out a set of measures to restore mutual trust and cooperation. This is the purpose of the initiative of the Belarusian president to restart the Helsinki process"...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus, Kazakhstan well-positioned to reach $1bn in bilateral trade in 2018 Belarus, Kazakhstan well-positioned to reach $1bn in bilateral trade in 2018
“In January-August, the trade amounted to $610 million, which was up 40% over the same period a year prior. We in no way should slow down. We should aim to hit $1 billion in bilateral trade this year”...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus pledges support for efforts to resolve global, regional issues Belarus pledges support for efforts to resolve global, regional issues
“Peace, good-neighborliness and trust are important for us. This is why Belarus is a consistent supporter of the broadest possible cooperation to reduce global and regional risks, challenges and threats to international security”
9 Oct 2018
Belarus president describes use of information technologies by extremists as global challenge
Alexander Lukashenko believes that the use of information technologies and means of communications by extremists all over the world represents one of the most dangerous challenges, which undermine the steady development of the entire humankind...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus open for closer counterterrorism cooperation with other countries Belarus open for closer counterterrorism cooperation with other countries
The minister underlined that Belarus is constantly improving its counterterrorism law. The Criminal Code criminalizes all forms of participation in terrorist activities, armed groups, and military conflicts on the territory of a foreign state...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus seen as outpost to identify foreign terrorists in migration flows Belarus seen as outpost to identify foreign terrorists in migration flows
"Due to the well-developed infrastructure and well-balanced border security system we are one of the few states which employ a multi-level filtration system on the way of migrants flowing out from unstable regions"...
9 Oct 2018
Lithuania invited to deal with Belarusian nuclear power plant without discrimination Lithuania invited to deal with Belarusian nuclear power plant without discrimination
“In any case mutual relations should be built by selling and buying on existing and emerging markets, which allow selling and buying electricity openly and directly without discrimination”...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus’ activity in UN hailed as noticeable Belarus’ activity in UN hailed as noticeable
"During the High-Level Meetings of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei laid out a very active position on the support of the UN system and international institutions. He was in New York and we met there"...
9 Oct 2018
Lukashenko on friendship with UN Secretary-General and common roots with his deputy Lukashenko on friendship with UN Secretary-General and common roots with his deputy
Alexander Lukashenko noted that he was surprised to learn that Vladimir Voronkov’s father (famous Soviet historian specializing in Slavic studies, professor at Moscow State University Ivan Voronkov) was born in the village of Rzhavtsy, Shklov District...
9 Oct 2018
Plans to step down renewable energy incentives in Belarus Plans to step down renewable energy incentives in Belarus
"In our opinion, taking into account the advance of modern technologies and a considerable decrease in investments in such energy installations, the society is getting close to the level of responsibility in ecological matters, which allows the government to reduce the renewable energy development incentives"...
9 Oct 2018
Greminger: Minsk format of negotiations on Ukraine remains important Greminger: Minsk format of negotiations on Ukraine remains important
"Belarus is doing a very good job supporting this format. However, the possibilities for ensuring specific results largely depend on political will"...
9 Oct 2018
Belarus thanked for huge contribution to OSCE Belarus thanked for huge contribution to OSCE
According to Thomas Greminger, Belarus is among the few countries that build bridges. “This is especially important today when disagreements between the East and the West continue growing”...
8 Oct 2018
Belarus, Russia to focus on resources for digital projects in industry Belarus, Russia to focus on resources for digital projects in industry
"Belarus has very good traditions in the IT. Thousands of people have unique knowledge and experience while companies have stable contracts. But this sector has been developing very rapidly, is very important"...
8 Oct 2018
Electronics, pharmacology, IT seen as promising cooperation areas for Belarus, Russia Electronics, pharmacology, IT seen as promising cooperation areas for Belarus, Russia
Mikhail Myasnikovich believes that Belarus and Russia need to continue developing industrial cooperation, interact in the investment sector, switch to large-scale Union State projects, including regional ones...
8 Oct 2018
Belarus interested in Germany’s experience in renewable energy Belarus interested in Germany’s experience in renewable energy
Promising areas of cooperation also include the development of the construction sector, housing and utilities services. Belarus is interested in Europe’s best practices in digital energy, development of smart cities...
8 Oct 2018
Belarusian nuclear power plant project relies heavily on international evaluation missions Belarusian nuclear power plant project relies heavily on international evaluation missions
"Any country can voluntarily invite such missions. We do it primarily for our own sake. We would like to improve the country’s nuclear and radiation safety system and all its components, including the system for responding to emergencies"...
8 Oct 2018
Number of U.S. tourists to Belarus up by almost 50% on visa-waiver Number of U.S. tourists to Belarus up by almost 50% on visa-waiver
"After the Belarusian president signed the decree on the launch of a 30-day visa-waiver program for citizens of 80 countries, the flow of tourists has been growing constantly"...
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