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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"...
1 Feb 2019
Belarus’ ambassador: BelNPP is an overly politicized issue in Lithuania Belarus’ ambassador: BelNPP is an overly politicized issue in Lithuania
“This issue is overly politicized in Lithuania and significantly influences the development of bilateral relations. We have noticed that many politicians or heads of departments are afraid of visiting Belarus and in general avoid showing their positive attitude towards the neighbors"...
1 Feb 2019
Belarus, Pakistan on their way to hit $1bn in bilateral trade Belarus, Pakistan on their way to hit $1bn in bilateral trade
In an interview with BelTA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Pakistan Andrei Yermolovich takes stock of the bilateral cooperation over this period...
31 Jan 2019
Plans for new media measurement system in Belarus
The development of the new media measurement system in the country was discussed alongside with information security matters...
30 Jan 2019
Ambassador: Belarus, Serbia may reach $500m in mutual trade within next 2-3 years Ambassador: Belarus, Serbia may reach $500m in mutual trade within next 2-3 years
"We have a number of complex projects. There is progress in machinery supplies, great results in the supply of food products. We started delivering metal, assembling fire engines based on our frames for the Serbian market and third countries"...
30 Jan 2019
Andreichenko: MPs should be responsive to people’s needs Andreichenko: MPs should be responsive to people’s needs
“We should prevent discontent in the society. All our efforts to promote economic growth, improve living standards will go down the drain unless we maintain peace and social accord”...
29 Jan 2019
Belarus, India discuss cooperation in pharmaceutics Belarus, India discuss cooperation in pharmaceutics
Indian companies operating in Belarus get access to the market of the Eurasian Economic Union. “By joining efforts we can implement ambitious and mutually beneficial projects,” Mikhail Myasnikovich noted...
29 Jan 2019
Belarus described as growing chess nation, example for others to follow Belarus described as growing chess nation, example for others to follow
"Your application in Batumi was very strong, qualitatively different from the others. As the FIDE head, I am very pleased that Minsk will host the Olympiad and also the world championships among men and women, and the congress. We signed the contract today"...
29 Jan 2019
Marchuk: Minsk format helps build trust between parties to Donbas conflict Marchuk: Minsk format helps build trust between parties to Donbas conflict
Ukraine’s representative noted that apart from some military aspects, the TCG meetings focus on many specific issues related to people’s daily life in the Donbas, including water provision, infrastructure maintenance and repair, transport, pension payments...
28 Jan 2019
Germany viewed as one of Belarus’ key partners in EU, world Germany viewed as one of Belarus’ key partners in EU, world
Germany continues to provide assistance to Belarus in mitigating the Chernobyl impact, including by hosting thousands of Belarusian children for recuperation every year...
28 Jan 2019
Promoting pragmatic cooperation with EU named among Belarus’ foreign policy priorities Promoting pragmatic cooperation with EU named among Belarus’ foreign policy priorities
Denis Sidorenko drew attention to the fact that at present Belarus and the European Union are facing common challenges such as cross-border organized crime, illegal immigration or trafficking in human beings, which require a joint response...
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