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25 Oct 2018
Belarus, Ukraine seen well-placed to boost trade in agricultural products Belarus, Ukraine seen well-placed to boost trade in agricultural products
Ukraine is one of the most important markets for Belarus. It is the third biggest importer of Belarusian agricultural products...
25 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Government should take decisions by consensus Lukashenko: Government should take decisions by consensus
"The government’s main mission is not about strategy. This is not your prerogative. The strategy has already been developed; it is determined by the president"...
25 Oct 2018
Industrial cooperation named important area of interaction for Belarus, Ukraine Industrial cooperation named important area of interaction for Belarus, Ukraine
"It is necessary to look for opportunities for setting up joint manufacturing facilities. The engineering sector is the most promising industry. I think [on the forum] there will be proposals regarding road-building equipment"...
25 Oct 2018
Kostevich: Raising role of fathers can contribute to women's economic empowerment Kostevich: Raising role of fathers can contribute to women's economic empowerment
"Belarus has achieved good results. We occupy 26th place in the gender gap index among 144 countries"...
24 Oct 2018
Belarus’ cooperation with Czech Republic, Slovakia hailed as vibrant Belarus’ cooperation with Czech Republic, Slovakia hailed as vibrant
Evgeny Vorobyov emphasized the importance of the anniversary in the history of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Belarus develops close contacts with both the states, exchanges visits at different levels and implements joint projects...
24 Oct 2018
Belarusian-Chinese public welfare housing construction program praised Belarusian-Chinese public welfare housing construction program praised
Alexander Kruchanov described the program as important. The apartments will be leased to socially vulnerable population strata while the municipal government will retain ownership...
24 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Consistent policy towards Belarus by China’s government Ambassador: Consistent policy towards Belarus by China’s government
"This year we hosted Vice President of the People's Republic of China Wang Qishan and Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Zhao Leji. These are high-level visits emphasizing that China’s upper echelons of power have been consistent in their policy to Belarus"...
24 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Turkey is looking forward to Belarus president’s visit Ambassador: Turkey is looking forward to Belarus president’s visit
“The president of the Republic of Turkey invites the president of the Republic of Belarus to visit the country in the forthcoming months. We will be glad to see Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in our country”...
24 Oct 2018
UNICEF ready to assist mediation development in Belarus UNICEF ready to assist mediation development in Belarus
In his words, the fact that mediation development issues are considered at such a high level, involving lawmakers, representatives of ministries and agencies, and public associations, testifies to the importance of this area for Belarus...
24 Oct 2018
Belarus-Russia military cooperation named important for deterring threats in Eastern Europe Belarus-Russia military cooperation named important for deterring threats in Eastern Europe
He noted that military cooperation with Russia represents a tangible stability factor for both countries. It also contributes a lot to deterring various threats in the Eastern Europe region through the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)...
23 Oct 2018
Belarus looks forward to further cooperation with UN country team in achieving SDGs Belarus looks forward to further cooperation with UN country team in achieving SDGs
In January 2019 Belarus plans to hold the first national forum on SDGs to consider the National Sustainable Development Strategy by 2035...
23 Oct 2018
Joint project to combat illegal migration seen as milestone of Belarus-EU cooperation Joint project to combat illegal migration seen as milestone of Belarus-EU cooperation
The project is funded by the European Union and is implemented by the International Organization for Migration Office in Belarus in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Border Committee. The budget of the project is €7 million...
23 Oct 2018
Wiktorin: EU-Belarus readmission agreement might be signed by yearend Wiktorin: EU-Belarus readmission agreement might be signed by yearend
"The readmission agreement will be signed as soon as parties are ready to sign the visa facilitation agreement. These matters were discussed in Brussels on 11 October"...
22 Oct 2018
Belarus eager to step up interparliamentary cooperation with Italy Belarus eager to step up interparliamentary cooperation with Italy
Opportunities for Belarus-Italy cooperation in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, interaction of women unions, and the implementation of humanitarian projects were also mentioned...
22 Oct 2018
Belarus urges to avoid protectionist measures in EAEU Belarus urges to avoid protectionist measures in EAEU
As examples of common brands he called such large enterprises of Belarus as MTZ, MAZ, BelAZ which manufacture products in close cooperation with Russian partners...
22 Oct 2018
FM: Belarus seeks to strengthen international peace and security based on dialogue, understanding FM: Belarus seeks to strengthen international peace and security based on dialogue, understanding
Belarus considers it one of its priorities to prevent the proliferation of ideologies of intolerance in the world. "Our country is one of the initiators of the UN General Assembly resolution against the glorification of Nazism"...
22 Oct 2018
Landver: Belarus, Israel share Holocaust pain Landver: Belarus, Israel share Holocaust pain
For nearly a thousand years Belarus has been home for Jews. It gave the world many outstanding artists such as Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine, former Israeli President Shimon Peres and other famous people, noted the minister...
22 Oct 2018
Belarus determined to preserve Holocaust memory Belarus determined to preserve Holocaust memory
During the years Belarus was occupied by the Nazi troops, the country went through all the horrors of the Hitler-inspired genocide. Over 260 death camps and mass slaughter sites were created in the Belarusian land back then, including over 70 Jewish ghettos...
22 Oct 2018
Belarus’ SME population might reach 2m by 2030 Belarus’ SME population might reach 2m by 2030
The SME promotion strategy “Belarus is a country for successful entrepreneurship” for the period till 2030 is designed to give more economic freedom to entrepreneurs and to increase their contribution to the country’s social and economic growth...
22 Oct 2018
Belarus seeks to scale up economic contacts at EaP Belarus seeks to scale up economic contacts at EaP
“We highlighted this matter and emphasized that although some steps forward were made, there is no real progress that would be noticeable to the general public. Therefore we urged our partners to pay more attention to the programs designed to improve the well-being of our peoples"...
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