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12 Apr 2018
Belarus seeks progressive advance in relations with Armenia Belarus seeks progressive advance in relations with Armenia
The chairman of the House of Representatives expressed confidence that bilateral cooperation can be boosted through the implementation of new mutually beneficial projects in the areas such as industry and production cooperation, extraction of commercial minerals, agriculture, energy, IT, education, healthcare and others...
12 Apr 2018
Belarus interested in expanding manufacturing cooperation with Russia’s Yaroslavl Oblast Belarus interested in expanding manufacturing cooperation with Russia’s Yaroslavl Oblast
According to Andrei Kobyakov, Yaroslavl Oblast is one of the most important trade and economic partners of Belarus among Russian regions. A trade growth trend was registered in 2017 and in 2018...
12 Apr 2018
Opinion: Belarus’ government gives top priority to young people Opinion: Belarus’ government gives top priority to young people
"The national policy of Belarus and the CIS member states gives top priority to young people. Their ideas are the ideas of our countries’ well-being"...
12 Apr 2018
100 Ideas for the CIS described as ideas launch pad for youth 100 Ideas for the CIS described as ideas launch pad for youth
“If the project is worth it, there will always be the money to support it. The boldest ideas are widely applied and merit attention not only in Belarus but also abroad,” stated Vasily Zharko...
12 Apr 2018
100 Ideas for CIS project praised as ‘platform of friendship’ 100 Ideas for CIS project praised as ‘platform of friendship’
"I am glad to say that the 100 Ideas for the CIS project has been initiated by Belarus. It gives an opportunity to learn more about the background of our countries"...
12 Apr 2018
Belarus’ youth policy described as effective Belarus’ youth policy described as effective
During the meeting Igor Karpenko talked about the development of Belarus’ education system, the measures taken to support talented youth and young families...
11 Apr 2018
China keen on full partnership with Belarus China keen on full partnership with Belarus
According to the chairman of the council, Belarus is an important partner for China and maintained good friendly relations with China at a time when China was not such an economically powerful country...
11 Apr 2018
Opinion: Belarus is a reliable partner for China Opinion: Belarus is a reliable partner for China
"The trust-based relations between the countries, comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation are enshrined in the joint declaration between Belarus and China"...
11 Apr 2018
Honest attitude to people named government task at all levels Honest attitude to people named government task at all levels
The Belarusian government cannot be called corrupted, she stressed. "No. These are the people loyal to their country and the policy it pursues. I believe that this policy is absolutely right"...
11 Apr 2018
Call to increase level of cultural events through event management tenders in Belarus Call to increase level of cultural events through event management tenders in Belarus
This year the ministry has announced, for the first time, the tenders for holding the International Theater Forum TEART, Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, Kupalye festival (Alexandria Gathers Friends)...
11 Apr 2018
Belarus, China urged to balance import-export portfolio Belarus, China urged to balance import-export portfolio
According to the source, Belarus-China trade and economic cooperation is rather large and exceeds $3 billion. Vladimir Ulakhovich noted that Belarus-China cooperation advanced most vigorously in woodworking, dairy industry, and information technologies last year...
10 Apr 2018
Opinion: BelNPP project criticized mainly by Lithuanian politicians, not specialists Opinion: BelNPP project criticized mainly by Lithuanian politicians, not specialists
According to the deputy minister, Belarus took a very responsible approach to choosing the design of the future nuclear power plant. "Before choosing the design of the station, we studied the proposals of five world nuclear power leaders"...
10 Apr 2018
World Bank’s new partnership strategy for Belarus to promote SDG implementation World Bank’s new partnership strategy for Belarus to promote SDG implementation
"Cooperation with the World Bank Group enables favorable conditions for the effective implementation of the SDGs. Moreover, this is another opportunity to explore the best international practices in this field"...
10 Apr 2018
Prime minister urges more effort to diversify Belarus’ export Prime minister urges more effort to diversify Belarus’ export
Speaking about diversifying the exports shipped to the European Union, Andrei Kobyakov pointed out that the choice of products Belarus sells to the European Union is rather limited. Petrochemical products make up about 50% of the product range...
10 Apr 2018
Belarus seen as country of winter sports Belarus seen as country of winter sports
"The Winter Olympics have just completed, and winter sports start a new preparatory cycle. The meeting is of high importance today. We still remember very well both the victories and drawbacks"...
10 Apr 2018
Call for Belarus-Russia Union program on machine tool engineering Call for Belarus-Russia Union program on machine tool engineering
"Proposals have been voiced in favor of a technological revolution but it is impossible to accomplish one without making new machine tools or means of production," said the deputy prime minister...
10 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Almost no publicity stunts in my work Lukashenko: Almost no publicity stunts in my work
"Actually, I am not a big supporter of PR campaigns. PR is overrated, close to a lie. It is always better to tell the truth, or say nothing at all"...
10 Apr 2018
Belarusian mass media told to stick to honest, sincere reporting Belarusian mass media told to stick to honest, sincere reporting
Alexander Lukashenko believes that mass media must remain objective however hard and complicated it may be. Belarusians continue building their own country. It is important to preserve moral principles on this road...
10 Apr 2018
Heads of Belarusian government agencies told to speak up on important events Heads of Belarusian government agencies told to speak up on important events
“It is not normal if the head of state talks more than the minister about the topic the minister should know better,” noted the head of state...
10 Apr 2018
Lukashenko: Market economy is no salvation without hard work Lukashenko: Market economy is no salvation without hard work
"Back then I had to tell everyone that we shouldn’t rush things, that we have our own peculiarities, our own way of life. That we are building our own country and don’t have to embrace shock therapy in Russia’s wake"...
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