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31 Jul 2018
Opinion: Abolishment of mandatory forex sale will have a positive effect on Belarusian exporters Opinion: Abolishment of mandatory forex sale will have a positive effect on Belarusian exporters
"Such liberalization is definitely a positive trend. It stems from macroeconomic stabilization, the stabilization of the Belarusian ruble, and the tendency of the gold and foreign exchange reserves to get more stable"...
31 Jul 2018
PM: Belarus’ GDP growth higher than projected in H1 2018 PM: Belarus’ GDP growth higher than projected in H1 2018
The GDP growth is 4.5%, which is higher than the 2.8% forecast. All regions have reported the growth of the gross regional product and productivity...
31 Jul 2018
Belarus urges international community to unite efforts against human trafficking Belarus urges international community to unite efforts against human trafficking
Alena Kupchyna drew attention to Belarus-sponsored initiatives that were successfully implemented under the umbrella of the UN, including by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, as well as by the OSCE...
30 Jul 2018
Belarus committed to unity of action against human trafficking at international level Belarus committed to unity of action against human trafficking at international level
"With this aim, the country initiated resolution on improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly last November. We were happy to see the document adopted by consensus. More than 70 countries became its sponsors"...
30 Jul 2018
Belarus slams 'shameful' rise in human trafficking Belarus slams 'shameful' rise in human trafficking
He also mentioned the awareness-raising campaign Stop Human Trafficking implemented in Belarus by the International Organization for Migration in cooperation with a number of international and national partners...
30 Jul 2018
Baumann: Belarus has every chance to host major basketball tournaments Baumann: Belarus has every chance to host major basketball tournaments
"I am very happy to be in Belarus and see the result of several-month preparations. Your federation did a great job. Hotels, venues and everything else were great. The facilities are located nearby which is convenient"...
28 Jul 2018
Chang Zhenming: CITIC Group’s goal is to secure Belarus-China close friendship Chang Zhenming: CITIC Group’s goal is to secure Belarus-China close friendship
“Belarus has very favorable working conditions and it is great to work with our Belarusian counterparts. We have great complementarity between the Belarusian market and our activities,” he said...
27 Jul 2018
Cooperation between Armed Forces of Belarus and China lauded as robust Cooperation between Armed Forces of Belarus and China lauded as robust
He also noted that the peoples of the two countries have the heroic past. “Having suffered enormous losses, Belarus and China made an invaluable contribution to the victory in World War II...
27 Jul 2018
Belarus in favor of equal terms in EAEU common gas market Belarus in favor of equal terms in EAEU common gas market
"One of the goals of integration is to develop the common gas market of the union. A great job was done to prepare a program to develop the EAEU common gas market. In accordance with the EAEU Treaty we should approve the program this year"...
26 Jul 2018
Belarus MFA urges tough response to atrocities in Syria Belarus MFA urges tough response to atrocities in Syria
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasizes that it consistently pushes for peace in Syria and will never tolerate any manifestations of terrorism...
26 Jul 2018
Belarus’ central bank expects inflation below 6% in 2018 Belarus’ central bank expects inflation below 6% in 2018
In H1 2018, the goal was to maintain the macroeconomic stability, contain inflation and maintain the gold and forex reserves. The monetary and financial stability was secured in the country in H1...
26 Jul 2018
Lukashenko: Best and most experienced people should become civil servants Lukashenko: Best and most experienced people should become civil servants
The head of state stressed that the implementation of large-scale projects, fulfillment of certain decisions largely depends on the professionalism of executive personnel...
25 Jul 2018
Belarus tourist arrivals up by about 20% since launch of visa-free travel Belarus tourist arrivals up by about 20% since launch of visa-free travel
The extension of visa-free stay from 5 to 30 days will require refreshing the tourist infrastructure and increasing the focus on foreign language skills...
25 Jul 2018
Belarus in close contact with neighboring states on visa matters Belarus in close contact with neighboring states on visa matters
Over the past three months several meetings were held to discuss these matters. Belarus and Russia continue discussing a draft agreement on mutual recognition of visas...
25 Jul 2018
Fisenko: Belarus is turning into increasingly convenient venue for international events Fisenko: Belarus is turning into increasingly convenient venue for international events
He believes that the extension of the visa-free travel for foreigners up to 30 days is highly instrumental for promoting inbound tourism...
25 Jul 2018
Opinion: Belarus’ 30-day visa-free entry will spur more tourism Opinion: Belarus’ 30-day visa-free entry will spur more tourism
"We believe that this decision will take us many more steps further towards our goal to make Belarus more visible in Europe and the world, first of all, as the host country of the 2nd European Games and an interesting tourist destination"...
24 Jul 2018
Extended visa-free entry to Belarus to boost country’s tourism infrastructure Extended visa-free entry to Belarus to boost country’s tourism infrastructure
According to the expert, the length of stay will provide an opportunity to improve the quality of services. More attention will be paid to enhancing qualifications of workers in the sector...
24 Jul 2018
Belarus set to increase export of medical services following extension of visa-free entry program Belarus set to increase export of medical services following extension of visa-free entry program
According to him, the export of medical services increased significantly once the country launched a five-day visa-free program. In some regions the growth was up to 40%...
24 Jul 2018
PM: A new generation of pilots will do well representing Belarus at international competitions PM: A new generation of pilots will do well representing Belarus at international competitions
According to the prime minister, a lot of outstanding pilots whose professionalism is confirmed by numerous awards have come to Belarus. “The world’s best pilots will show their skills in piloting sophisticated aircraft”...
24 Jul 2018
Lukashenko urges to optimize educational process at Academy of Public Administration Lukashenko urges to optimize educational process at Academy of Public Administration
“When appointing a new rector we agreed to make the Academy of Pubic Administration more efficient across the board. All people studying in the academy, getting professional retraining or advancement should be in demand in the public administration sector. This is the main thing”...
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