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20 Sep 2019
Preparations for Belarus' Zhirovichi Monastery anniversary celebrations discussed in Minsk Preparations for Belarus' Zhirovichi Monastery anniversary celebrations discussed in Minsk
"The Zhirovichi Monastery is well known abroad and we should use the anniversary celebrations as a means to attract tourists"...
20 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Grodno Oblast famous for its diligent people, hospitality Lukashenko: Grodno Oblast famous for its diligent people, hospitality
"The contemporary history of the region begins on 20 September 1944 when a region with a center in the ancient town of Grodno was formed in the hardest time after Belarus’ liberation from Nazi invaders"...
19 Sep 2019
Ceferin: UEFA will help Belarus to develop football Ceferin: UEFA will help Belarus to develop football
Speaking about the new steps in this direction, the UEFA head noted that the organization will not only continue to assist in the development of infrastructure, primarily in the regions, but will also contribute to the training of Belarusian coaches...
19 Sep 2019
UEFA president: Belarus can make a good host of UEFA Super Cup UEFA president: Belarus can make a good host of UEFA Super Cup
"I do not know yet where and when the next competitions will take place. I am confident, however, that the Belarusian federation can make a bid and can definitely make a good host of the tournament"...
19 Sep 2019
UEFA president announces new stage in cooperation with Belarus UEFA president announces new stage in cooperation with Belarus
"The Belarusian Football Federation and UEFA have been cooperating successfully. Any successful cooperation can be further improved. We have good professional relations with the federation"...
18 Sep 2019
Belarus to continue exporting electricity after nuclear power plant goes online Belarus to continue exporting electricity after nuclear power plant goes online
"Today we have a lot of proposals and have signed a number of contracts on exporting electricity. In 2019 we expect we will be able to double electricity export in comparison with last year"...
18 Sep 2019
Chudakov: IAEA will continue to cooperate closely with Belarus Chudakov: IAEA will continue to cooperate closely with Belarus
The parties discussed the current cooperation between Belarus and the agency, the results of the IAEA missions in the country, and particularly the recent pre-OSART mission to assess the operational safety of the nuclear power plant under construction...
18 Sep 2019
Opinion: Despite solid figures, Belarus-India trade sector has much more potential Opinion: Despite solid figures, Belarus-India trade sector has much more potential
Belarus has a significant potential for the future in the mechanical engineering sector. BelAZ has recently won a number of big tenders that will total in the delivery of almost 200 haulers to Indian partners...
18 Sep 2019
Minsk Metro contract described as very important for Stadler Minsk Minsk Metro contract described as very important for Stadler Minsk
"The order from the Minsk metro system operator is very important for our company Stadler Minsk. We are proud of the fact that we have the first metro trains that we will ship soon. I am glad that our enterprise in Belarus did not just make them but designed them"...
17 Sep 2019
Hale: United States not asking Belarus to choose between East, West Hale: United States not asking Belarus to choose between East, West
At the same time, the U.S. official noted that there are still aspects of the Belarus Democracy Act with which the Belarusian government needs to contend, and the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections represent an opportunity to address the spirit of the concerns outlined in the Belarus Democracy Act...
17 Sep 2019
Decision to reinstall ambassadors hailed as historic moment in Belarus-USA relations Decision to reinstall ambassadors hailed as historic moment in Belarus-USA relations
“The USA remains committed to supporting the sovereignty and independence of Belarus where next generations will have a successful future,” the diplomat said...
17 Sep 2019
Total openness of negotiations between Belarus president, high-ranking U.S. diplomat noted Total openness of negotiations between Belarus president, high-ranking U.S. diplomat noted
"The visit is taking place in an important period for the history of Belarusian-American relations. The fact that Mister Hale is in Belarus is important by itself"...
17 Sep 2019
Belarus open to contacts with European Commission on nuclear power plant stress tests action plan Belarus open to contacts with European Commission on nuclear power plant stress tests action plan
Olga Lugovskaya noted that the national action plan is not set in stone and can be adjusted if it is advisable. For instance, the plan stipulates measures of research nature. It is possible additional actions will be required once the researches are over...
17 Sep 2019
Lukashenko welcomes USA’s interest in region of Eastern Europe Lukashenko welcomes USA’s interest in region of Eastern Europe
“It is a pleasure to see you here, not only in Belarus, but also in Eastern Europe. I am pleased to mention the following: it shows that the USA has finally paid attention not only to Europe in general but also to Belarus”...
17 Sep 2019
Belarus president: Reassuring information about intermediate-range, shorter-range missiles Belarus president: Reassuring information about intermediate-range, shorter-range missiles
"Today the treaty is virtually destroyed but statements have been made that neither NATO nor Russia are going to deploy these missiles in Europe"...
17 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: United States could help resolve conflict in Ukraine Lukashenko: United States could help resolve conflict in Ukraine
“As for problems of Europe, especially Eastern Europe, Ukraine in particular, I firmly believe that at present this conflict cannot be resolved without the U.S. involvement,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
16 Sep 2019
Ambassador: Belarus, China develop equal, mutually beneficial cooperation Ambassador: Belarus, China develop equal, mutually beneficial cooperation
“Under the management and with personal attention of China President Xi Jinping and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko bilateral relations remain at a high and stable level and are currently best ever,” the ambassador stressed...
16 Sep 2019
BelNPP to generate third of country’s electricity BelNPP to generate third of country’s electricity
"Belarus has already made its choice in favor of the national nuclear power program, the implementation of which will help the country meet one third of its needs in accessible and reliable electric power and reduce considerably greenhouse gas emissions"...
16 Sep 2019
Belarus wants nuclear safety to remain unaffected by political mood swings Belarus wants nuclear safety to remain unaffected by political mood swings
"We hope that matters of nuclear safety will be purely uniting. We hope that international cooperation will be built on the basis of respecting the sovereign right of nations to develop their own nuclear energy industry"...
16 Sep 2019
Development of comprehensive cooperation with China seen as important for Belarus Development of comprehensive cooperation with China seen as important for Belarus
According to him, Belarus is interested in the experience of China, carefully studies and adopts it...
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