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4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine friendship will feel pressure from the West and the East Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine friendship will feel pressure from the West and the East
“Frankly speaking, the closer we are to you, the closer and more united our countries are, the greater pressure we will feel. Nobody will ever let us maintain very strong friendship regardless of what politicians around us and in the world may say”...
4 Oct 2019
Ukraine president satisfied with private talks with Belarus president Ukraine president satisfied with private talks with Belarus president
Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Aleksandr Lukashenko for Belarus’ role in resolving the conflict in Ukraine’s east and for providing a venue for talks in Minsk...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine border should not impede movement of people Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine border should not impede movement of people
"The Belarus-Ukraine border should not be an obstacle for people’s movement. I have sworn that this will never happen. We have never obstructed the movement of Ukrainian and Belarusian nationals and will never do it"...
4 Oct 2019
Belarus eager to cooperate in chemical industry with Germany Belarus eager to cooperate in chemical industry with Germany
Belarus views Germany as a key partner in the European Union, the speaker said. He emphasized the positive momentum in bilateral relations...
4 Oct 2019
Belarus ready to set up joint ventures in farming with Ukraine Belarus ready to set up joint ventures in farming with Ukraine
In his words, Belarus is ready to continue farming supplies which are in demand in Ukraine and also set up joint agricultural companies with Ukrainian partners...
4 Oct 2019
Zelensky: Belarus, Ukraine have no borders Zelensky: Belarus, Ukraine have no borders
Volodymyr Zelensky started the talks with the words: “Hello, friends.” In his greeting speech he turned from Russian to Ukrainian, noting that the heads of state understand each other well...
4 Oct 2019
Belarus suggests prioritizing technological innovations in EaP cooperation Belarus suggests prioritizing technological innovations in EaP cooperation
According to Oleg Kravchenko, Minsk is ready to host the Eastern Partnership IT school that would train specialists of the digital industry for all the partners...
4 Oct 2019
Kravchenko: EaP goals should meet people’s needs Kravchenko: EaP goals should meet people’s needs
"It is important that the EaP goals and objectives should be comprehensible and meet people’s needs, so that any person, having studied the priorities for the next few years, could see that the Eastern Partnership is for them, their family, their business, a city or a village where they live, and for their country in general"...
4 Oct 2019
Schuebel: Belarus-EU cooperation covers many domains Schuebel: Belarus-EU cooperation covers many domains
"The Republic of Belarus and the European Union maintain regular contacts on integrated management of borders, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, entrepreneurship promotion, finances and environmental conservation"...
3 Oct 2019
Belarus, Germany advocate multilateral diplomacy in response to global challenges Belarus, Germany advocate multilateral diplomacy in response to global challenges
“United Germany has been one of the most important foreign partners for the Republic of Belarus since the very first days of its independence. Germany contributes to the advancement of Belarus’ interaction with the European Union,” Andrei Dapkiunas said...
3 Oct 2019
Call for Gomel Oblast, Ukraine’s Zhitomir Oblast to step up cooperation Call for Gomel Oblast, Ukraine’s Zhitomir Oblast to step up cooperation
This year’s forum of regions will give an impetus to the launch of new promising, mutually beneficial joint projects of the regions of Belarus and Ukraine, Gennady Solovei believes...
3 Oct 2019
Belarus’ interest in resuming navigation along Dnieper River emphasized Belarus’ interest in resuming navigation along Dnieper River emphasized
“We would very much like the river transportation project, of which so much has been said, to start working at last. I know our head of state will talk about it tomorrow. Restoring navigation along the river is a good tradition. It is necessary to revive it”...
3 Oct 2019
Belarus invites Ukraine to step up cooperation in industry, agriculture Belarus invites Ukraine to step up cooperation in industry, agriculture
"Ukraine remains an important economic and trading partner for Belarus in various areas of mutual interest. We complement each other in the industrial sector, agriculture; we have common interests in transportation and logistics"...
3 Oct 2019
Call for stronger non-discriminatory Belarus-Russia economic ties Call for stronger non-discriminatory Belarus-Russia economic ties
Vladimir Zakharchuk stressed that he represents the department which is responsible for bilateral relations between Belarus and Russia, including interregional relations. These matters are also on the agenda of the Union State of Belarus and Russia...
3 Oct 2019
Ambassador: Belarus-Ukraine trade remains vibrant Ambassador: Belarus-Ukraine trade remains vibrant
"While our country is the fifth largest market for you, Ukraine is the second largest market for Belarus. We still have a free trade regime and no investment restrictions. We broadly use various dialogue platforms to facilitate bilateral cooperation"...
3 Oct 2019
Ambassador: Ukrainian business is becoming more active in Belarus Ambassador: Ukrainian business is becoming more active in Belarus
The ambassador welcomed vibrant interregional ties between the two countries and emphasized that the majority of people live in the regions, not in the capital city. “Cooperation in the manufacturing sector should be promoted at the level of regions,” the diplomat said...
3 Oct 2019
Belarus, Ukraine have big business-interregional cooperation potential Belarus, Ukraine have big business-interregional cooperation potential
According to Vladimir Ulakhovich, no big national project can be implemented without the participation of business. He emphasized a huge role of interregional cooperation in the development of relations between the two countries...
3 Oct 2019
UCCI president: Regional forum in Zhitomir will be rich in business contracts UCCI president: Regional forum in Zhitomir will be rich in business contracts
"During the 1st forum we signed business contracts worth some $100 million. The current forum promises to become even more fruitful. We are set to sign five times more contracts between businessmen of Ukraine and Belarus"...
2 Oct 2019
All conditions in place to expand Belarus-South Korea economic ties All conditions in place to expand Belarus-South Korea economic ties
“The Belarusian people treat their Motherland, family values and traditional way of life with great honor. Like the Koreans, we have carefully carried the love for the Motherland through the flames of numerous wars and trials”...
2 Oct 2019
Belarus-Russia team play ability revealed at army exercise Union Shield 2019 Belarus-Russia team play ability revealed at army exercise Union Shield 2019
Training goals of the regional military group have been achieved in full, Andrei Ravkov noted. “This exercise demonstrated that we can work, accomplish tasks, and understand each other in full at this level. We know our tasks,” he stressed...
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