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5 Dec 2019
Opinion: Lukashenko’s visits to Austria, Serbia show Belarus’ increasing role in the world Opinion: Lukashenko’s visits to Austria, Serbia show Belarus’ increasing role in the world
Chairman of the German-Belarusian Society Rainer Lindner said at the opening of the 17th Minsk Forum highlighting Belarus’ place in Europe, opportunities for foreign policy, economy, civil society, and culture...
5 Dec 2019
Serbia president: We are proud of our Belarusian friends Serbia president: We are proud of our Belarusian friends
The Serbian leader also revealed some details of his meeting with the Belarusian head of state: “He once told me as part of our conversation: “Aleksandar, if there is anyone who understands the position of Serbia, then it is me. And I replied: “If there is anyone who understands the position of Belarus, then it is me”...
4 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has to stay independent Lukashenko: Belarus has to stay independent
Aleksandr Lukashenko said he was confident that intellectual potential and education standards will be more important in the future than the natural resources a country may have. “Oil and gas are going away. Brains will be the key,” the head of state said...
4 Dec 2019
Minsk Oblast advised to focus on foreign investment Minsk Oblast advised to focus on foreign investment
“What kind of practice is this? A company should operate, provide extended production, ensure its people with salaries, and necessary support,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
4 Dec 2019
Belarus’ presidency in Eurasian Economic Union expected to spur union’s development Belarus’ presidency in Eurasian Economic Union expected to spur union’s development
Mikhail Myasnikovich said: “On 1 January 2020 it will be five years since the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty was signed. Belarus’ presidency in Eurasian Economic Union bodies in 2020 should give an impulse to the development of this regional association. The task has been set by the president of Belarus. The Eurasian Economic Union should become a full-value economic union with equal terms for all the participants”...
4 Dec 2019
Experts urge to drop phobias of external threats to Belarus’ independence Experts urge to drop phobias of external threats to Belarus’ independence
The matter was discussed at the first session of the Expert Environment project at the BelTA press center. The first session was titled “Parliament of the Seventh Convocation: Objectives of the Legislative Branch of Power”...
3 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: The main achievement is that Belarus and Serbia can be the owners of their land Lukashenko: The main achievement is that Belarus and Serbia can be the owners of their land
Aleksandr Lukashenko recalled his visit 20 years ago when he came to Belgrade to demonstrate his support to the brotherly nation of Serbia...
3 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: I am ardent supporter of EU Lukashenko: I am ardent supporter of EU
“I am resolutely against the disintegration of the European Union, which has imposed sanctions against Belarus. The European Union is one of the most powerful pillars of the world. If you pull it out, the system will not just become unstable. It can collapse. This is why I want to see the European Union intact,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
3 Dec 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus, Serbia never imposed conditions on each other Lukashenko: Belarus, Serbia never imposed conditions on each other
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Serbia and Belarus are not big countries and they do not abound in resources like global leaders, for example, Russia or the United States of America. Belarus and Serbia have to scratch and claw for what they need, the president emphasized...
3 Dec 2019
Vucic: We are proud of our friendship with Belarus Vucic: We are proud of our friendship with Belarus
Serbia will always be your true friend. We are proud of our friendship. There were times when some people did not dare to say how much we value and love the Belarusian people. Today we talk about it with pride everywhere and we want you to come here as often as possible,” the Serbian leader noted...
3 Dec 2019
Vucic: Belarus, Serbia look to reach $500m in trade Vucic: Belarus, Serbia look to reach $500m in trade
“Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is a sincere friend to Serbia and the Serbian people. Belarus is a truly friendly country for Serbia. We are proud of our Belarusian friends,” said Aleksandar Vucic...
2 Dec 2019
2019 described as one of most fruitful years in Belarus-UAE relations 2019 described as one of most fruitful years in Belarus-UAE relations
“I am convinced that the Belarus-UAE relations will continue to be a shining example of successful, mutually beneficial and lasting international cooperation"...
2 Dec 2019
Belarus, Serbia showing bigger interest in bilateral cooperation Belarus, Serbia showing bigger interest in bilateral cooperation
Valery Brylev noted that bilateral cooperation had its ups and downs in the past...
29 Nov 2019
Ambassador: Latvia is interested in Belarus-EU cooperation Ambassador: Latvia is interested in Belarus-EU cooperation
According to the diplomat, Aleksandr Lukashenko’s visit to Latvia is viewed one of the main events for the two countries in 2020. “This will be an important event both for the bilateral relations of the states and for the European Union in general. Latvia would like to see the cooperation between Belarus and the EU to develop further”...
29 Nov 2019
FM praises role of twinning movement in Belarus-Poland cooperation FM praises role of twinning movement in Belarus-Poland cooperation
Almost 90 Belarusian and Polish cities and towns maintain twinning relations and cooperate, Vladimir Makei noted. This figure increases every year...
28 Nov 2019
Lukashenko: CSTO has potential for stabilizing situation in the world Lukashenko: CSTO has potential for stabilizing situation in the world
Journalists also asked whether the CSTO is going to act “as a clenched fist if, God forbid, something happens.” “All sides have their zones of responsibility. But if it bursts out in the zone where all our interests are concentrated, we will respond to these challenges together. It goes without doubt”...
28 Nov 2019
Belarus’ accession to WTO expected to facilitate UNDP projects Belarus’ accession to WTO expected to facilitate UNDP projects
She emphasized that the organization seeks not only to promote economic growth, but also social justice as well as green, low-carbon and circular economy. “This should be approached in a comprehensive way”...
27 Nov 2019
Contact group on Ukraine in Minsk accomplishes goals set by Normandy Four advisors Contact group on Ukraine in Minsk accomplishes goals set by Normandy Four advisors
The meeting of the trilateral contact group in Minsk on 27 November was second to the last one this year. Martin Sajdik reminded that developments in the conflict zone in Ukraine’s east have inspired certain optimism recently...
27 Nov 2019
Makei: Belarus’ peace initiatives upheld by foreign partners, including CSTO Makei: Belarus’ peace initiatives upheld by foreign partners, including CSTO
Among the initiatives Belarus has put forward recently are launching a new large-scale international dialogue similar to the Helsinki process, establishing a digital good-neighborliness belt and signing a declaration on non-proliferation of short- and intermediate-range missiles in Europe after termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty...
27 Nov 2019
Call to harness full potential of EU-Belarus cooperation Call to harness full potential of EU-Belarus cooperation
The European Union and Belarus cooperate in various sectors. Today we interact in energy, transport, environmental protection and implement projects to promote trans-boundary cooperation and to support small and medium-sized business. It would be great if we harness the full potential of our cooperation, Dirk Schuebel said...
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