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12 Sep 2018
Wiktorin: EU will launch new project on local development in Belarus Wiktorin: EU will launch new project on local development in Belarus
"The focus will be on entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises, local business incubators and social enterprises. The goal is to stimulate economic opportunities at the district and regional levels"...
12 Sep 2018
Internet resources named effective tool for shaping public opinion Internet resources named effective tool for shaping public opinion
In his words, some five months ago the Belarusian head of state told journalists that their task is to shape constructive public opinion through timely objective coverage of events...
12 Sep 2018
Call for Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to align its activities with SDG efforts Call for Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to align its activities with SDG efforts
"It makes sense for the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to align its activities with the work on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, while respecting the sovereign rights of each organization and their autonomous status"...
12 Sep 2018
Belarusian media forum aims to build competences, to share best practices Belarusian media forum aims to build competences, to share best practices
“We do not try to contrast social and traditional media. We say that the situation in general has changed. So have the conditions and the journalism paradigm. Today we need to attach more attraction to new forms and methods of work"...
11 Sep 2018
Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as vibrant Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as vibrant
This year Belarus and Slovakia are marking 25 years of diplomatic relations. "Over the past several years, our bilateral cooperation has been developing most dynamically"...
11 Sep 2018
German astronaut: International community welcomes every country’s contribution to space exploration German astronaut: International community welcomes every country’s contribution to space exploration
During the congress the astronaut got familiar with Belarus’ achievements in space exploration, its scientific developments. "Space exploration is a common task. We welcome any country’s contribution to it"...
11 Sep 2018
Belarus-Russia regional forum program to feature new events Belarus-Russia regional forum program to feature new events
The first Week of Integration will be held ahead of the forum. Mogilev Oblast and Mogilev will host numerous delegations and hold various events. The Business Cooperation Council will hold its meeting too...
11 Sep 2018
CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities hails direct dialogue with Belarusian leadership CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities hails direct dialogue with Belarusian leadership
“We are here not only to teach, but also to learn from Belarus. The country has well-developed local self-government. We want to study and adopt this experience,” she said...
11 Sep 2018
Lukashenko demands to solve problems in healthcare industry by 2019 Lukashenko demands to solve problems in healthcare industry by 2019
The ministry officials were instructed to solve problems and eradicate corruption by the beginning of 2019. It is important to improve the reputation of the agency. According to the president, there will be a big conference to discuss the state of affairs in the industry and its prospects at the beginning of the year...
11 Sep 2018
US astronaut: Youth should be engaged in space exploration US astronaut: Youth should be engaged in space exploration
"Talking about Belarus’ future in space, I think that your country is undoubtedly advancing in this direction. The fact that Belarus suggested holding the congress here is very symbolic and reflects the desire to reach the stars, space and to explore the universe"...
11 Sep 2018
ASE planetary congress to enable Belarus to expand cooperation with foreign space agencies ASE planetary congress to enable Belarus to expand cooperation with foreign space agencies
Vladimir Gusakov stressed that Belarus had created a space system of its own: a satellite for the remote sensing of Earth, a communications satellite, a number of enterprises to make complicated equipment for the space industry...
11 Sep 2018
Belarus president comments on massive campaign to root out corrupt healthcare workers Belarus president comments on massive campaign to root out corrupt healthcare workers
"The last thing I want is for these scandalous crimes to affect the nation’s attitude to the domestic healthcare system. Such cases must not besmirch honest and decent healthcare workers, doctors, and nurses. And naturally decent people represent the majority in the Belarusian healthcare system"...
11 Sep 2018
CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities ready for cooperation with Belarus CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities ready for cooperation with Belarus
"We agreed that local self-government is of great importance because it begins public administration. We also discussed the successful cooperation that has been established between the Council of Europe and the Council of the Republic"...
11 Sep 2018
Belarus shows interest in further cooperation with Europe Belarus shows interest in further cooperation with Europe
According to the chairman of the Council of the Republic, Belarus’ cooperation with the Council of Europe, the EU and the united Europe in general has recently intensified. “We welcome this and will do everything possible to strengthen and further develop these positions”...
10 Sep 2018
Belarus-EBRD constructive partnership expected to continue Belarus-EBRD constructive partnership expected to continue
Dmitry Krutoi congratulated Sergei Verkashansky on the appointment and said he was confident that Belarus-EBRD constructive partnership will continue taking into account the accumulated experience...
10 Sep 2018
NASB: ASE Congress will enhance Belarusian image as space explorer NASB: ASE Congress will enhance Belarusian image as space explorer
“We are happy to welcome representatives of the space elite from all over the world. It is very prestigious and it will reinforce Belarusian international image,” Sergei Zolotoi said...
10 Sep 2018
Russian cosmonaut praises organization of ASE planetary congress in Minsk Russian cosmonaut praises organization of ASE planetary congress in Minsk
“I knew that the congress would take place in Belarus, a brotherly country, and came here with pleasure. I was confident that everything will be properly organized but didn’t expect that organization would be so good. The organization of the forum is beyond any praise”...
10 Sep 2018
Piotr Klimuk talks about new planets, birthplace, hospitable Belarus Piotr Klimuk talks about new planets, birthplace, hospitable Belarus
Piotr Klimuk thanked Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for the invitation to host a planetary congress in Minsk. “Certainly, it is very pleasing. Belarus is at the forefront of development...
10 Sep 2018
Sail of Shanghai forum in Minsk to promote joint projects Sail of Shanghai forum in Minsk to promote joint projects
The Chinese representative believes that, taking into account the current good Belarusian-Chinese ties, new joint projects, including with Shanghai businessmen, have great prospects...
10 Sep 2018
China’s first taikonaut: Space exploration is common goal of humanity China’s first taikonaut: Space exploration is common goal of humanity
Yang Liwei came to Minsk for the second time. "Belarusian people are very kind and hospitable. They are always ready to help," he shared his feelings...
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