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22 May 2018
‘Ice Age’ in Belarus-Sweden relations over ‘Ice Age’ in Belarus-Sweden relations over
In his words, Belarusian-Swedish economic ties have been affected by the cold in the bilateral relations most of all. "It is what I am going to focus and work on"...
22 May 2018
Makei responds to public statements by Lithuanian MFA on Belarus Makei responds to public statements by Lithuanian MFA on Belarus
"In today's world there are no completely self-sufficient countries. Some of the states that accuse Belarus of ‘being dependent’ on third countries are themselves largely dependent on Belarus"...
22 May 2018
Belarusian civil service academy in for radical changes Belarusian civil service academy in for radical changes
"It is necessary to decide what we want from the Public Administration Academy. When we make up our minds, we will see who we should train. Then it is necessary to change the curricula. The institution trains and offers postgraduate education to civil servants"...
22 May 2018
Lukashenko unhappy with Belarus’ lack of engagement with Scandinavian countries Lukashenko unhappy with Belarus’ lack of engagement with Scandinavian countries
"Sweden is a very important country for us. It does not matter that some politicians there have become politicized. Things happen. However, we need to build contacts with them. You know that a trade surplus is a must"...
22 May 2018
Decline in drug crimes in Belarus attributed to tough measures Decline in drug crimes in Belarus attributed to tough measures
"My report was based on statistics, which demonstrates that we’ve managed to considerably reduce the drug threat in the country by means of tough legal measures and practical actions, unorthodox measures in some cases"...
22 May 2018
Lukashenko: Belarusian hockey team belong in IIHF lowest division but we cannot accept this Lukashenko: Belarusian hockey team belong in IIHF lowest division but we cannot accept this
The head of state asked about the future prospects of HC Dinamo Minsk which is the main base for training players for the national team...
21 May 2018
Ambassador: China appreciates Belarus’ contribution to settlement of existing conflicts Ambassador: China appreciates Belarus’ contribution to settlement of existing conflicts
“We appreciate the support of Belarus and President Alexander Lukashenko of our international diplomacy aimed at maintaining peace and stability. Moreover, Belarus itself acts as the organizer of the new-quality international diplomacy, in particular by hosting and promoting the peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian conflict”...
21 May 2018
Ambassador: Belarus-UK relations have been evolving positively Ambassador: Belarus-UK relations have been evolving positively
The ambassador considers it to be an honest relationship. “We are glad that Minister of State for Europe and the Americas of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alan Duncan visited Belarus in September 2017. This is a historic event...
18 May 2018
Top model Natalia Vodianova visits Hi-Tech Park in Minsk Top model Natalia Vodianova visits Hi-Tech Park in Minsk
She also shared her views about the IT sector in Belarus. “Belarus was the first country in the world to support the cryptocurrency. I believe this is a great success. The development of the IT business is an opportunity for the country to attract investors from around the world”...
18 May 2018
Ecuador’s foreign minister affirms interest in relations with Belarus Ecuador’s foreign minister affirms interest in relations with Belarus
The minister said that trade and economic cooperation plays an important role in the relations with Belarus. In her words, over the past few years the countries have made headway in the development of bilateral cooperation...
17 May 2018
EAEU-China agreement to enable West-East digital transport and logistics corridor EAEU-China agreement to enable West-East digital transport and logistics corridor
Vasily Matyushevsky underlined that Belarus consistently supported integration at different levels and at different speeds, economic cooperation and integration of integrations between the EU, EAEU and China, which are seen as an instrument to respond to global challenges...
17 May 2018
Kizim: Belarus, Ukraine should strengthen interregional ties Kizim: Belarus, Ukraine should strengthen interregional ties
According to Igor Kizim, regions should become independent partners whose close cooperation will contribute to economic growth of the two nations...
17 May 2018
Belarus, Armenia, Russia join efforts to combat transnational crime Belarus, Armenia, Russia join efforts to combat transnational crime
“We are glad that amidst globalization and all kinds of disintegrating processes, the investigative committees of our friendly nations find ways to stay united. Our strength is in unity and in joint response to crime, first of all, transnational crime”...
17 May 2018
PM: Belarus, Microsoft have great opportunities for cooperation PM: Belarus, Microsoft have great opportunities for cooperation
According to him, there are a number of issues in the cooperation, including those of regulatory nature, the settlement of which will make it possible to raise the relationship to a higher level...
17 May 2018
Opinion: International cooperation promotes sustainable development principles Opinion: International cooperation promotes sustainable development principles
"Therefore, the development of a system of continuous environmental education, its legislative improvement, personnel training in the field of ecology is one of the major activities for the Ministry of Natural Resources in cooperation with other governmental bodies and public associations"...
17 May 2018
Matyushevsky: EAEU-Iran provisional FTA will facilitate export strategy of Belarus Matyushevsky: EAEU-Iran provisional FTA will facilitate export strategy of Belarus
“The first unique experience of building multilateral relations with Iran is quite promising. We have reached very good mutual results,” Vasily Matyushevsky noted...
15 May 2018
Belarus counts on lasting effective cooperation with Huawei Belarus counts on lasting effective cooperation with Huawei
Andrei Kobyakov remarked that in addition to selling equipment to Belarus Huawei Company also implements its projects, carries out scientific research projects in Belarus, and trains Belarusian students in the People’s Republic of China...
15 May 2018
Belarus lauded as one of IT leaders in Eurasian Economic Union Belarus lauded as one of IT leaders in Eurasian Economic Union
“The event displays a great number of ideas, projects and opportunities that can be implemented in the Eurasian Economic Union,” Karine Minasyan noted...
15 May 2018
All branches of Belarusian economy encouraged to embrace digital transformation All branches of Belarusian economy encouraged to embrace digital transformation
"Any digital transformation contains several components, which absolutely everyone has. Infrastructure is the first one. Education is the second one. The ecosystem or the legal environment where they are being implemented and where various technical solutions are being introduced is the third one"...
15 May 2018
Kalinin: Belarus invests about Br600m in IT annually Kalinin: Belarus invests about Br600m in IT annually
"A lot has been done to develop the IT country. The state program for the development of electronic technology and information society for 2016-2020 is currently in force. Decree No. 8 has created unprecedented conditions for the development of IT industry in our country"...
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