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14 May 2019
Plans to build Belarusian national expo center just outside Minsk ring road Plans to build Belarusian national expo center just outside Minsk ring road
"Belarus is an export-oriented country. We considered the construction of the national expo center from this angle: the number of expos, the participation of foreign companies and partners in them, and hence the promotion of our exports abroad"...
14 May 2019
Call to make positive processes in Belarus-EU relations irreversible Call to make positive processes in Belarus-EU relations irreversible
The minister stressed that over the past three to four years, the parties have done a lot more than in the previous decade when Belarus was under restrictions and sanctions. According to him, progress has been made in all areas...
14 May 2019
Opinion: Interests of ordinary people should be at the heart of Constitution amendment effort Opinion: Interests of ordinary people should be at the heart of Constitution amendment effort
In the new position Alla Bodak will join in the efforts to draw up Constitution amendment proposals. It is important to follow certain criteria and approaches in this work, she believes...
14 May 2019
ZENA: My show will impress Eurovision 2019 audience ZENA: My show will impress Eurovision 2019 audience
On 14 May the Belarusian singer will compete in the first semi-final together with contestants from 16 countries. “My show will be stunning, stylish and vibrant. There will be many visual effects, which I believe will fascinate the audience”...
13 May 2019
Regional cooperation forum to help attract new investors to China-Belarus industrial park Regional cooperation forum to help attract new investors to China-Belarus industrial park
Aleksandr Yaroshenko said: “Among other things the planned forum is supposed to attract new investments and investors. In particular, we hope that some of the companies we’ve set our eyes on will be attracted to our park”...
13 May 2019
Belarus-EU readmission agreement talks ‘more or less’ finished Belarus-EU readmission agreement talks ‘more or less’ finished
Johannes Hahn said: “I think we’ve more or less finished negotiations on the readmission agreement in the end. We now have to determine the date and the place where we will sign it”...
13 May 2019
Up to resident companies to ensure success of China-Belarus industrial park now Up to resident companies to ensure success of China-Belarus industrial park now
“We are now past the stage of building the infrastructure, enabling the conditions, working out some legislation. Now the success of the project hinges primarily on our residents”...
13 May 2019
Belarus ready to share SDG-related experience with Latvia Belarus ready to share SDG-related experience with Latvia
"Our Latvian partners want to learn more about our approaches to sustainable development and we will be happy to share our experience. Belarus is interested not only in economic and humanitarian matters, but also in the environmental component"...
13 May 2019
Ambassador: Interest of German business in Belarus growing Ambassador: Interest of German business in Belarus growing
According to the ambassador, Belarus expects to welcome representatives of the German Association of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses which unites more than 55,000 German companies and represents the interests of about 10 million workers...
13 May 2019
Belarus to present about 100 new defense products at MILEX 2019 Belarus to present about 100 new defense products at MILEX 2019
"The scale will be impressive. We’ve gathered about 170 exhibitors from ten countries. Certainly, the Belarusian exposition will be the largest one. We will roll out about 100 samples of new weapons and military hardware"...
13 May 2019
FM: Belarus will keep expanding contacts with EU FM: Belarus will keep expanding contacts with EU
"We are determined to get the Partnership Priorities signed. Unfortunately, this process was suspended and it was not our fault. I hope that by the end of the year we will make progress with signing the agreements on visa facilitation and readmission"...
11 May 2019
Belarus to get ready to host European football championship in two years Belarus to get ready to host European football championship in two years
"The head of state believes that Belarus will hold the 2nd European Games at a high level, and after a couple of years will be happy to host larger competitions such as the UEFA European Football Championship. Though the country needs a spacious national stadium for this"...
9 May 2019
Opinion: Great Patriotic War is lesson for life Opinion: Great Patriotic War is lesson for life
According to him, the Victory Day celebration brings the peoples of Belarus and Moldova closer because they have common heroes. Among them was Moldova’s native Sergei Bolgarin who participated in the battles for the liberation of Belarus and was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union...
9 May 2019
Call to take effective measures to preserve memory of Great Patriotic War in Belarus Call to take effective measures to preserve memory of Great Patriotic War in Belarus
“To keep the memory alive, we must not forget and we must teach our children. Where possible, we must show our kids, even the smallest ones, that it is our victory. It is not just the achievement of those who made the victory possible. It is our heritage”...
9 May 2019
Lukashenko rules out developments in Belarus similar to Venezuela, Syria Lukashenko rules out developments in Belarus similar to Venezuela, Syria
The president noted that Belarus did not just foresee the development of conflicts in different parts of the world but also experienced some of these events this or that way...
9 May 2019
Leaders of former Soviet republics invited to visit Belarus more often on Victory Day Leaders of former Soviet republics invited to visit Belarus more often on Victory Day
“9 May is a holiday for all and, above all, for the Belarusians. We, representatives of former Soviet republics and even heads of state, should meet more often in Minsk, to pay homage to this holy land,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
9 May 2019
Belarus president calls for united front against threat of global terrorism Belarus president calls for united front against threat of global terrorism
"After all, the main lesson of the Great Victory is that peace must be fought for. Especially nowadays, when it is under the gun of global terrorism and not only it. We need to fight for peace together, in unison"...
9 May 2019
Opinion: We live and work in peaceful country thanks to Great Victory Opinion: We live and work in peaceful country thanks to Great Victory
“For me this day grows in importance every year because I realize more clearly all the things that our ancestors did during the Great Patriotic War,” Natalya Kochanova noted...
9 May 2019
Call to take special care of frontline soldiers, homefront workers in Belarus Call to take special care of frontline soldiers, homefront workers in Belarus
"We mourn the victims of the war - women, elderly and children. They had more than their fair share of hardships during the occupation. Lasting memory to those who wanted to live but fell on battlefields, died of wounds or in the concentration camps and ghettos"...
9 May 2019
Lukashenko: Future generations should know the price our people paid for freedom Lukashenko: Future generations should know the price our people paid for freedom
“The Great Victory is the triumph of life over death. Coming generations should know what price our people paid for freedom. In the name of goodness, justice and peace. Nothing similar must never happen again,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
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