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5 Nov 2018
Belarusian government eager to step up cooperation with World Bank Belarusian government eager to step up cooperation with World Bank
Alexander Turchin informed Satu Kahkonen that last week the Belarusian parliament passed the government’s new action program for 2018-2020. He said he believes the goals set by the Belarusian government fully correlate with recommendations made by international finance organizations, including the World Bank...
5 Nov 2018
Progress in implementing Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belarus Progress in implementing Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Belarus
"We are gradually improving the rights of persons with disabilities in all areas: social guarantees, ensuring barrier-free environment, etc. We cannot say that we have done enough. This work will continue for more years. This is a long-term process in all countries"...
5 Nov 2018
Belarus’ plans to join WTO in 2020 described as ‘ambitious yet feasible’ Belarus’ plans to join WTO in 2020 described as ‘ambitious yet feasible’
“As far as schedules and dates are concerned, last week I heard very gratifying news from the prime minister [of Belarus], who had set 2020 as the reference point. It is quite a strong signal to all the WTO members that you are very seriously determined”...
5 Nov 2018
Opinion: Belarus-Moldova relations are at a high quality level Opinion: Belarus-Moldova relations are at a high quality level
He named the delivery of equipment to Moldova is among the important areas of cooperation. While in Belarus, the prime minister visited the Belkommunmash enterprise to see the production of electric buses. "I was pleased with what I saw"...
5 Nov 2018
Minsk seen as hub of international diplomacy Minsk seen as hub of international diplomacy
"The Minsk group to find a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been working for two decades. The group on conflict settlement in the Donbass has been operating for several years. Belarus and Minsk have become a very important place in terms of international diplomacy"...
5 Nov 2018
Belarus to publish MSC Core Group Meeting initiatives Belarus to publish MSC Core Group Meeting initiatives
He stressed that holding such events in Belarus contributes to the image of the country in the international arena and to its sovereignty. Many participants of the meeting see Minsk as an effective venue...
4 Nov 2018
Lukashenko: Decades of negotiations are better than one day of war Lukashenko: Decades of negotiations are better than one day of war
As for the Belarusian foreign policy, the president stressed: “One should get on well with the neighbors”...
4 Nov 2018
Lukashenko on 7 November holiday: This is our history Lukashenko on 7 November holiday: This is our history
"Whoever tried to throw a stone in the past by rewriting the history got this stone in the present. We left this day as the holiday on our national calendar. But, of course, time goes by, and we need to fill this holiday with some other meaning"...
2 Nov 2018
Number of Belarus-China sci-tech projects up 30% over two years Number of Belarus-China sci-tech projects up 30% over two years
“Sci-tech cooperation is one of the promising areas of interaction between Belarus and China. The implementation of joint projects will help the two countries set up new high-technology enterprises in the future”...
2 Nov 2018
UN official welcomes Belarus’ comprehensive approach to preventing child abuse UN official welcomes Belarus’ comprehensive approach to preventing child abuse
“It is very important for us to ensure comprehensive protection of children from violence. Not only response to child abuse, but also prevention of child maltreatment is needed. We see that this work is arranged in a proper way in Belarus”...
2 Nov 2018
Belarus president happy to wear domestic footwear brand Belarus president happy to wear domestic footwear brand
"Even when I meet with other heads of state – they flaunt Italian brands and some other ones, [Nursultan] Nazarbayev asked me once where I had got my shoes. I told him: ‘In Belarus’. He said it can’t be right. I took the shoes off and showed him the Marko label then"...
2 Nov 2018
Belarus wants to team up with UN to protect children from cybercrime Belarus wants to team up with UN to protect children from cybercrime
Vladimir Makei informed the special representative about Belarus’ priorities in protecting children and Belarus’ initiatives at the UN to combat violence...
2 Nov 2018
Belarus wants section on investments included in CIS free trade in services agreement Belarus wants section on investments included in CIS free trade in services agreement
“Unfortunately, I must say that the work at the expert level has been virtually deadlocked due to disagreements about the appropriateness of including the section on investments into the draft free trade in serviced agreement”...
2 Nov 2018
Lukashenko welcomes participants of Minsk International Film Festival Listapad Lukashenko welcomes participants of Minsk International Film Festival Listapad
"I am convinced that this year Listapad will give us an opportunity to enjoy the diversity of modern cinematography, much-anticipated premieres, meetings with outstanding filmmakers and rising stars and will become a real fest for those who make, watch and love cinema"...
1 Nov 2018
Belarus to adjust national defense plan in 2019 Belarus to adjust national defense plan in 2019
"The next year will be momentous for military planning. We will have to adjust the national defense plan for 2020-2024. It will be approved by the head of state in late 2019"...
1 Nov 2018
FM: Minsk will make every effort to help with Ukraine settlement FM: Minsk will make every effort to help with Ukraine settlement
"But actually it does not matter where it happens. It can be any place, even Antarctica. But it is important to have a clear understanding that there is a political will to resolve the conflict on the part of all parties involved"...
1 Nov 2018
Armenian president: Minsk is becoming a brand associated with stability and peace Armenian president: Minsk is becoming a brand associated with stability and peace
The Armenian president reminded that the OSCE group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is called the Minsk Group. He said he hopes that one day that conflict would be finally resolved and the necessary papers would be signed in the Belarusian capital city...
1 Nov 2018
Sarkissian: Belarus-Armenia trade can rise manifold Sarkissian: Belarus-Armenia trade can rise manifold
“We have great potential in many areas. Bilateral trade can expand manifold,” Armen Sarkissian said...
1 Nov 2018
Filip: Belarus-Moldova cooperation based on concrete action Filip: Belarus-Moldova cooperation based on concrete action
As an example, he cited the recent launch of direct flight between the capitals of the two countries. Moldova’s prime minister was one of its first passengers. "I am absolutely sure that it will be in demand"...
1 Nov 2018
Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as constructive, successful Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as constructive, successful
Vladimir Makei stressed that meetings with the Slovak counterpart are frequent and regular at various international venues. He also drew attention to the importance of the events celebrated in Slovakia to mark the country's independence...
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