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14 Nov 2018
Gender equality named one of Belarus' sustainable development goals Gender equality named one of Belarus' sustainable development goals
“A modern woman can no longer exist within the family only. Today women are active participants in the formation of the civil society. Ensuring gender equality is defined as one of the accelerators for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Belarus”...
14 Nov 2018
Opinion: Belarus is low-risk country for terrorism financing Opinion: Belarus is low-risk country for terrorism financing
"Yet, Belarus is a transit country and its national financial system may be taken advantage of. Together with our colleagues we monitor possible ways of money transfer, because the beneficiary may reside in another country while Belarus may be used as a transit conduit"...
14 Nov 2018
Opinion: Belarus creates favorable investment climate Opinion: Belarus creates favorable investment climate
Improving the mechanism of providing guarantees for foreign investors and promoting business are among the priorities...
14 Nov 2018
Belarus interested in cooperation in geological prospecting with CIS states Belarus interested in cooperation in geological prospecting with CIS states
"Taking into consideration the importance of exploring natural resources and raising their attractiveness, Belarus is interested in mutually beneficial cooperation with the CIS member states, including contacts within the framework of the intergovernmental council"...
14 Nov 2018
Belarus wants more Swiss investment Belarus wants more Swiss investment
"I am glad that Switzerland is among the ten biggest investors in Belarus. In 2017 Switzerland injected $50 million in Belarus, including $30 million of net investment. It is a substantial figure"...
13 Nov 2018
Belarus-Azerbaijan stronger ties expected to boost CIS integration Belarus-Azerbaijan stronger ties expected to boost CIS integration
“The bilateral relations are underpinned by the traditions of friendship of the two nations, common interests, and determination to boost mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas”...
13 Nov 2018
Details of negotiations on Belarus’ WTO accession revealed Details of negotiations on Belarus’ WTO accession revealed
The official said that while in Minsk WTO Deputy Director General Alan Wolff mentioned that the idea of Belarus joining the organization enjoys support at every level in the country. Alan Wolff also mentioned the seriousness of intentions of the Belarusian side...
13 Nov 2018
Call for closer cooperation in manufacturing, investment between Belarus, Turkey Call for closer cooperation in manufacturing, investment between Belarus, Turkey
"We have always regarded Turkey as a trusted friend, a promising partner in the international arena, and also as a hub for building up the Belarusian economic presence in the region of the Middle East and North Africa"...
13 Nov 2018
Belarus hailed as important venue for international negotiations Belarus hailed as important venue for international negotiations
“Belarus is one of the most important venues where many international issues get dealt with. The country commands growing respect of the international community. Without Belarus one can hardly imagine the discussion of substantial international topics, including security-related ones”...
13 Nov 2018
New Belarus’ ambassador to Russia makes first statements New Belarus’ ambassador to Russia makes first statements
Speaking about Belarus-Russia relations, he emphasized that Russia has been and will be Belarus’ major trade and economic partner. "It was determined by history. We are neighbors; we have a similar mindset and common history"...
13 Nov 2018
Belarus willing to see Turkish bank on its market Belarus willing to see Turkish bank on its market
Mikhail Myasnikovich believes that the countries can significantly strengthen cooperation in the banking sector, namely improve the payment systems and facilitate the establishment of a Turkish bank in Belarus...
13 Nov 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus’ ambassador to Russia should have extraordinary powers Lukashenko: Belarus’ ambassador to Russia should have extraordinary powers
"He should wield special powers; he should have access to the president anytime to discuss matters concerning our relations with the Russian Federation. He should not get overwhelmed with our bureaucracy"...
13 Nov 2018
Belarus, Azerbaijan remain committed to long-term partnership Belarus, Azerbaijan remain committed to long-term partnership
Trustful relations between the leaders of the two countries provide a good foundation for bilateral cooperation. Since 2006 the Belarusian president has visited Baku four times; his Azerbaijani counterpart has been on a visit to Minsk four times, too...
13 Nov 2018
Belarus to meet macroeconomic parameters of midterm program in 2019 Belarus to meet macroeconomic parameters of midterm program in 2019
The minister voiced the main macroeconomic parameters of next year: GDP - 104%, investment - 109%, average wages – Br1,025, inflation – 5%...
13 Nov 2018
High level of professionalism named BelTA’s distinctive feature High level of professionalism named BelTA’s distinctive feature
BelTA’s photo exhibition Moments of the Century celebrating 100 years of the Belarusian news agency opened in Moscow at the Business and Cultural Center of the Belarusian embassy in Russia...
12 Nov 2018
Belarusian government to prioritize creating favorable business environment Belarusian government to prioritize creating favorable business environment
The prime minister stressed: “It is obvious that the emerging transparent, predictable, and advantageous legislation, which rules out the adoption of excessive encumbrances and new barriers, will become a guarantee of stable work on our market for private companies”...
12 Nov 2018
Belarus busy creating more advanced missile systems Belarus busy creating more advanced missile systems
In his words, such weapon systems are designed to deter the enemy by means of delivering fire for effect. “Their availability is a powerful factor for deterring any aggressor”...
12 Nov 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus has 3 candidates for CSTO secretary general Lukashenko: Belarus has 3 candidates for CSTO secretary general
The Belarusian leader did not understand why there were so many speculations and rumors about the appointment of the new secretary general because the foreign policy situation around the CSTO countries had been the main issue on the agenda...
12 Nov 2018
Belarusian producers urged to penetrate Chinese market more actively Belarusian producers urged to penetrate Chinese market more actively
The ambassador noted that one of advantages of Belarus is that all the railways from China to the EU go through Belarus. "On the way back we can load these railway containers"...
9 Nov 2018
Belarus-China: Opening-up strategy Belarus-China: Opening-up strategy
The first China International Import Expo took place in Shanghai on 5-10 November. Belarus was among the participants of this large-scale forum. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the forum, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping focused on China’s plans to keep opening up...
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