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29 Mar 2019
Lukashenko on meeting with Kurz: Talks highlighted economic cooperation Lukashenko on meeting with Kurz: Talks highlighted economic cooperation
The president stressed that Austria is one of Belarus’ leading investment partners and plays an important role in the modernization of a number of the country’s economic sectors, including woodworking, telecommunications, and the banking sector...
29 Mar 2019
Kurz in favor of long-term cooperation between Austria, Belarus Kurz in favor of long-term cooperation between Austria, Belarus
"I believe that it was an absolutely right decision of yours to get closer to the European Union without damaging your partner relations with Russia"...
29 Mar 2019
Kurz hopes for Lukashenko’s visit to Austria in 2019 Kurz hopes for Lukashenko’s visit to Austria in 2019
“I am happy that within the next six months you, most probably, will be able to visit Austria. Thus, step by step, we will be able to deepen our relations,” Sebastian Kurz said...
29 Mar 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus is ready for cooperation with EU, with national interests in mind Lukashenko: Belarus is ready for cooperation with EU, with national interests in mind
The head of state also noted that he is totally against the dissolution of the European Union and its weakening. "The European Union is one of the main pillars of stability on our planet today"...
29 Mar 2019
Belarus’ external state debt 1.3% down in January-February to $16.7bn Belarus’ external state debt 1.3% down in January-February to $16.7bn
As of 1 March 2019 Belarus’ external state debt totaled $16.7 billion, down by $200 million or 1.3% from the beginning of 2019...
28 Mar 2019
Array of Names monument named guarantee of common memory Array of Names monument named guarantee of common memory
“The unveiled monument to our victims has become a sign of their names brought back from oblivion, the accusation of crimes committed against them and also a symbol of our grief,” the Austrian head of government said...
28 Mar 2019
PM: The tragedy of the past may lay foundation for partnership towards common future PM: The tragedy of the past may lay foundation for partnership towards common future
“Today, the Belarusian land has received another mourning and tragic monument to the victims of World War II, the Austrian Jews killed in the Trostenets death camp,” said Sergei Rumas...
28 Mar 2019
Kurz: Trostenets Memorial highlights the countries’ commitment to Never Again motto Kurz: Trostenets Memorial highlights the countries’ commitment to Never Again motto
“We bow before the countless victims from Austria, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, the victims from Belarus. We will never forget this place and its name. We believe that it should serve as a warning in order to emphasize our commitment to the motto “Never Again”...
28 Mar 2019
Conditions in place for social impact investments in Belarus Conditions in place for social impact investments in Belarus
“Impact investments represent a comparatively new financial tool, which has a considerable potential and enjoys growing recognition all over the world. The development of this direction can provide an additional stimulus for sustainable economic growth”...
28 Mar 2019
Belarus, EU seen as neighbors helping each other Belarus, EU seen as neighbors helping each other
According to the diplomat, the Belarusian side expects relations with the European Union to develop successfully since the two sides are connected by common interests. Apart from that, the European Union is Belarus’ second most important trade partner...
28 Mar 2019
State of Nation Address viewed as highlight of Belarus parliament’s spring session State of Nation Address viewed as highlight of Belarus parliament’s spring session
“19 April is a tentative date for the State of the Nation Address,” the speaker said...
28 Mar 2019
Ambassador: Trostenets tragedy builds emotional bonds between Belarus, Austria Ambassador: Trostenets tragedy builds emotional bonds between Belarus, Austria
“Belarus keeps the remains of many our citizens buried in Trostenets. It is an emotional matter,” Aloisia Woergetter said. She emphasized that the two countries are united by the repercussions of that tragedy...
27 Mar 2019
Belarus parliament in favor of continued liberalization of business regulations Belarus parliament in favor of continued liberalization of business regulations
At present the Belarusian currency market experiences no drastic changes of currency exchange rates. Interest rates continue falling. The banking system operates steadily. Inflation is even below forecast figures...
27 Mar 2019
MP: Belarus has gender-neutral legislation MP: Belarus has gender-neutral legislation
“The findings suggest that the national legislation is mostly gender-neutral and does not contain any provisions that would constitute discrimination against women,” the MP noted...
26 Mar 2019
Shchetkina: Belarus Remembers campaign to show women’s contribution to the victory Shchetkina: Belarus Remembers campaign to show women’s contribution to the victory
The Belarusian Union of Women launched the campaign to mark the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the German invaders. It aims to show the role of women during and after the war...
25 Mar 2019
Belarus seeks closer ties with Pakistan in manufacturing Belarus seeks closer ties with Pakistan in manufacturing
Pavel Utyupin noted that Belarus and Pakistan developed a substantial legal framework of bilateral cooperation consisting of about 80 agreements. The two countries established solid partnerships in agriculture, pharmaceutics, science and education...
25 Mar 2019
Turkey looks forward to Belarus president’s visit Turkey looks forward to Belarus president’s visit
The diplomat drew attention to the importance of exchanging visits, including top-level ones. She mentioned active dialogue and cooperation between Belarus and Turkey and the lack of any problems and contradictions between them...
22 Mar 2019
Belarus’ FM warns against attempts to distort history, whitewash WW2 criminals Belarus’ FM warns against attempts to distort history, whitewash WW2 criminals
“We should not forget about the tragic pages of the history, the feat of those who fought against the Nazis. We must not let those who killed people be called heroes,” the foreign minister stressed...
22 Mar 2019
Minsk ready to host high-level event timed to Eastern Partnership’s 10th anniversary Minsk ready to host high-level event timed to Eastern Partnership’s 10th anniversary
Vladimir Makei pointed out that Belarus pursues a goal-seeking constructive policy aimed at bringing about more stability in the region...
22 Mar 2019
Lukashenko: Agricultural sector has great prospects Lukashenko: Agricultural sector has great prospects
"We produce flax, milk… Oil does not have such a profit margin today. Even the Belarusian oil that we sell a little bit (and this is the best type of oil) does not generate such profit"...
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