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7 Aug 2019
Wiktorin: EU keen to develop full cooperation with Belarus Wiktorin: EU keen to develop full cooperation with Belarus
“We want to develop cooperation in all avenues. The European Union acknowledges and recognizes the constructive position of Belarus on the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine”...
7 Aug 2019
Lukashenko: Brexit is a great loss for the EU, but beneficial for bilateral ties Lukashenko: Brexit is a great loss for the EU, but beneficial for bilateral ties
He pointed to tremendous opportunities for cooperation taking into consideration Belarus’ membership in the Eurasian Economic Union. "We would like to be more visible for the UK"...
7 Aug 2019
Lukashenko hopes for UK support in advancing Belarus-United States relations Lukashenko hopes for UK support in advancing Belarus-United States relations
“You have great relations with the United States. I wish this relations were somehow projected on Belarus. I think you will be able to help us,” the head of state said...
6 Aug 2019
Minsk Dialogue forum to focus on European security amid global militarization Minsk Dialogue forum to focus on European security amid global militarization
Explaining the choice of this year’s forum’s topic, the expert noted that it may look excessively dramatized but it is the situation Belarus and other countries are in...
6 Aug 2019
Future stadium, swimming pool in Minsk to meet FIFA, FINA standards Future stadium, swimming pool in Minsk to meet FIFA, FINA standards
"Technical economic aid will come from China. A Chinese company will be the general contractor. Chinese companies, which have come up with an exclusive solution, will be the designers. The world has not seen such civil engineering and functionality solutions yet"...
6 Aug 2019
Mogherini set to visit Belarus in October Mogherini set to visit Belarus in October
Andrea Wiktorin noted that high-level visits to Belarus have become more frequent, the country is active in the Eastern Partnership and Brussels appreciates this very much...
6 Aug 2019
Belarus government eager to sign visa facilitation agreement with EU in autumn Belarus government eager to sign visa facilitation agreement with EU in autumn
Sergei Rumas said: “I think we will complete all the intrastate approval procedures by autumn. I strongly hope that the agreement will be signed in autumn. At least the Belarusian side will do its best to make it happen”...
6 Aug 2019
CEC: Some Br23m to be earmarked for parliamentary elections in Belarus CEC: Some Br23m to be earmarked for parliamentary elections in Belarus
The matter is about both the elections to the House of Representatives and also the elections to the Council of the Republic, she clarified...
5 Aug 2019
European Investment Bank might open office in Belarus European Investment Bank might open office in Belarus
However, if we look at the dynamics of relations with Belarus and if we look ahead (we believe we will invest in Belarus €200-300 million at the minimum every year), this matter is worth considering and the Bank’s top executives will work on it this year...
5 Aug 2019
Possible date for presidential election in Belarus named Possible date for presidential election in Belarus named
“The presidential campaign is likely to take place within the period determined by the Constitution. The last possible Sunday is 30 August 2020. I believe this will be the date for the presidential election in Belarus”...
1 Aug 2019
Mirziyoyev impressed by rapid growth of Belarusian Hi-Tech Park Mirziyoyev impressed by rapid growth of Belarusian Hi-Tech Park
The parties discussed a possibility to provide advanced training to IT specialists from Uzbekistan. EPAM announced its readiness to run such training programs...
1 Aug 2019
Uzbekistan happy for Belarus’ successful reforms, vibrant development Uzbekistan happy for Belarus’ successful reforms, vibrant development
"Peacefully and sustainably developing Belarus is an example to follow for many countries. We are sincerely happy for the country’s successful reforms and vibrant development"...
1 Aug 2019
Priority areas of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation named Priority areas of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation named
“Our countries have good prospects for increasing cooperation in engineering, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, transport industry, and IT sector. We should prioritize deepening industrial cooperation, setting up joint ventures”...
1 Aug 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus, Uzbekistan strive for comprehensive dialogue Lukashenko: Belarus, Uzbekistan strive for comprehensive dialogue
"We have a packed agenda, many events related to the ongoing visit: the first ever Forum of Regions initiated by the Uzbekistan president, the Days of Uzbekistan Culture, a national expo of Uzbekistan products"...
1 Aug 2019
Mirziyoyev: Belarus, Uzbekistan willing to develop cooperation Mirziyoyev: Belarus, Uzbekistan willing to develop cooperation
The president emphasized Uzbekistan’s interest in establishing contacts with Belarusian companies. "We need cooperation. Over the years of its independence Belarus has made great headway in many areas"...
31 Jul 2019
Belarus supports strengthening of international cooperation against human trafficking Belarus supports strengthening of international cooperation against human trafficking
Speaking on behalf of Belarus and as the chairperson of the 28th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Alena Kupchyna emphasized the country’s efforts throughout the past 15 years to intensify international cooperation against trafficking in persons...
30 Jul 2019
CEC chair suggests dates for parliamentary elections in Belarus CEC chair suggests dates for parliamentary elections in Belarus
“The head of state suggested fine-tuning these proposals taking into account the opinion of local authorities. He also suggested presenting these draft decrees with specific dates by next Monday (I think the election campaign will start on 5 August),” Lidia Yermoshina said...
30 Jul 2019
Lukashenko briefed on status of major biotech project Lukashenko briefed on status of major biotech project
The head of state recalled that the decision to set up the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation pursued an ambitious goal to establish a company of tomorrow...
30 Jul 2019
No limits on number of international observers for Belarus parliamentary elections No limits on number of international observers for Belarus parliamentary elections
“The head of state said that no restrictions will be placed on the accreditation of international observers. At the same time no one will exert additional effort to increase their number,” Lidia Yermoshina said...
29 Jul 2019
FM: Belarus committed to joint work with EU to enhance political dialogue FM: Belarus committed to joint work with EU to enhance political dialogue
Vladimir Makei hailed Andrea Wiktorin’s valuable personal contribution to the process of steady normalization of the Belarus-EU relations. During the period of Andrea Wiktorin’s tenure at the post of the EU Ambassador to Belarus,the political dialogue with the executive bodies of the European Union has significantly intensified...
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