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5 Aug 2019
European Investment Bank might open office in Belarus European Investment Bank might open office in Belarus
However, if we look at the dynamics of relations with Belarus and if we look ahead (we believe we will invest in Belarus €200-300 million at the minimum every year), this matter is worth considering and the Bank’s top executives will work on it this year...
5 Aug 2019
Possible date for presidential election in Belarus named Possible date for presidential election in Belarus named
“The presidential campaign is likely to take place within the period determined by the Constitution. The last possible Sunday is 30 August 2020. I believe this will be the date for the presidential election in Belarus”...
1 Aug 2019
Mirziyoyev impressed by rapid growth of Belarusian Hi-Tech Park Mirziyoyev impressed by rapid growth of Belarusian Hi-Tech Park
The parties discussed a possibility to provide advanced training to IT specialists from Uzbekistan. EPAM announced its readiness to run such training programs...
1 Aug 2019
Uzbekistan happy for Belarus’ successful reforms, vibrant development Uzbekistan happy for Belarus’ successful reforms, vibrant development
"Peacefully and sustainably developing Belarus is an example to follow for many countries. We are sincerely happy for the country’s successful reforms and vibrant development"...
1 Aug 2019
Priority areas of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation named Priority areas of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation named
“Our countries have good prospects for increasing cooperation in engineering, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, transport industry, and IT sector. We should prioritize deepening industrial cooperation, setting up joint ventures”...
1 Aug 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus, Uzbekistan strive for comprehensive dialogue Lukashenko: Belarus, Uzbekistan strive for comprehensive dialogue
"We have a packed agenda, many events related to the ongoing visit: the first ever Forum of Regions initiated by the Uzbekistan president, the Days of Uzbekistan Culture, a national expo of Uzbekistan products"...
1 Aug 2019
Mirziyoyev: Belarus, Uzbekistan willing to develop cooperation Mirziyoyev: Belarus, Uzbekistan willing to develop cooperation
The president emphasized Uzbekistan’s interest in establishing contacts with Belarusian companies. "We need cooperation. Over the years of its independence Belarus has made great headway in many areas"...
31 Jul 2019
Belarus supports strengthening of international cooperation against human trafficking Belarus supports strengthening of international cooperation against human trafficking
Speaking on behalf of Belarus and as the chairperson of the 28th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Alena Kupchyna emphasized the country’s efforts throughout the past 15 years to intensify international cooperation against trafficking in persons...
30 Jul 2019
CEC chair suggests dates for parliamentary elections in Belarus CEC chair suggests dates for parliamentary elections in Belarus
“The head of state suggested fine-tuning these proposals taking into account the opinion of local authorities. He also suggested presenting these draft decrees with specific dates by next Monday (I think the election campaign will start on 5 August),” Lidia Yermoshina said...
30 Jul 2019
Lukashenko briefed on status of major biotech project Lukashenko briefed on status of major biotech project
The head of state recalled that the decision to set up the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation pursued an ambitious goal to establish a company of tomorrow...
30 Jul 2019
No limits on number of international observers for Belarus parliamentary elections No limits on number of international observers for Belarus parliamentary elections
“The head of state said that no restrictions will be placed on the accreditation of international observers. At the same time no one will exert additional effort to increase their number,” Lidia Yermoshina said...
29 Jul 2019
FM: Belarus committed to joint work with EU to enhance political dialogue FM: Belarus committed to joint work with EU to enhance political dialogue
Vladimir Makei hailed Andrea Wiktorin’s valuable personal contribution to the process of steady normalization of the Belarus-EU relations. During the period of Andrea Wiktorin’s tenure at the post of the EU Ambassador to Belarus,the political dialogue with the executive bodies of the European Union has significantly intensified...
29 Jul 2019
Kravchenko: Belarus supports any collective efforts to combat human trafficking
“On this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons I would like to reaffirm Belarus’ strong commitment to eradicating this abhorrent crime – trafficking in human beings,” Oleg Kravchenko concluded...
29 Jul 2019
Belarus-China relations hailed as steadily developing Belarus-China relations hailed as steadily developing
“Entering a new epoch of development, China is ready to work together with Belarus for the implementation of agreements made by the two heads of state and advance relations between the countries and armed forces for the achievement of new results”...
29 Jul 2019
FM: Syria highly appreciates friendship with Belarus FM: Syria highly appreciates friendship with Belarus
“Belarus and Syria are small countries, but by working together we can do a lot to improve the well-being of our peoples,” Walid Al Muallem said...
26 Jul 2019
Latvia expects fruitful talks from Lukashenko’s visit to Riga Latvia expects fruitful talks from Lukashenko’s visit to Riga
“We have discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Belarus. I have conveyed greetings from our new president who took office on 8 July and confirmed the invitation of Aleksandr Lukashenko to visit Latvia,” the minister said...
26 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus will never ruin its relations with brotherly Russia Lukashenko: Belarus will never ruin its relations with brotherly Russia
"We want good relations with Western Europe, with Europe in general, the European Union, the United States. As a person who has been in politics for many years, I understand it. I know what the EU and America are about, but we will never ruin our relations with brotherly Russia"...
25 Jul 2019
Latvian FM welcomes trustful relationships with Belarus Latvian FM welcomes trustful relationships with Belarus
Edgars Rinkevics noted that Belarus and Latvia openly discuss a broad range of issues, including matters on which the parties disagree...
25 Jul 2019
Tokyo Olympics seen as serious test for Belarusian sport Tokyo Olympics seen as serious test for Belarusian sport
The president said that sport facilities in towns, including in Vetka, need to be used not only for recreation but for professional training of athletes. “We build sport facilities, invest a lot of funds and need to get results. We should not feel complacent about the results of the European Games. We have the Tokyo Olympics ahead. It will be a very serious test for us,” he said...
25 Jul 2019
Makei: No big issues in Belarus-Latvia relations Makei: No big issues in Belarus-Latvia relations
The Belarusian foreign minister emphasized that Belarus-Latvia contacts are becoming regular. This pertains to the exchange of visits, too. Besides, representatives of the two countries meet on international platforms...
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