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24 May 2019
Manufacturing cooperation expected to drive Belarus-Moldova interaction Manufacturing cooperation expected to drive Belarus-Moldova interaction
Moldova can become an advantageous and reliable point for Belarusian companies to access the European Union market. The establishment of enterprises based on manufacturing cooperation looks like one of the ways to accomplish that...
24 May 2019
MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation, readmission agreements MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation, readmission agreements
“We are close to signing the visa facilitation agreement. This is important. Given the EU’s decision to raise the visa fees, we are in talks to keep the visa fees for Belarusians virtually at the current level and even slightly reduce them"...
24 May 2019
Good neighborhood seen as pillar of Belarus-EU relations in future Good neighborhood seen as pillar of Belarus-EU relations in future
"The European Union is the second biggest trading partner of Belarus. The trade is on the rise and this is partly attributed to Europe’s decision to ease access to the EU market for a number of Belarusian goods"...
23 May 2019
UNESCO praises Belarus’ efforts to build multicultural, multinational society UNESCO praises Belarus’ efforts to build multicultural, multinational society
On behalf of the UNESCO Secretariat Assel Utegenova thanked the Belarus National Commission for UNESCO for productive interaction, for the commission’s resolute efforts to support the UNESCO mission through constructive participation in the work of structural branches and through the organization of multiple national, regional, and international events...
23 May 2019
UNESCO seen as unique platform for Belarus to promote national achievements UNESCO seen as unique platform for Belarus to promote national achievements
“UNESCO is an important partner of our country in addressing social and cultural challenges and a unique platform for promoting national achievements in science, culture, education, and information,” Igor Petrishenko said...
23 May 2019
Makei welcomes ‘fruitful’ cooperation between Belarus, UNESCO Makei welcomes ‘fruitful’ cooperation between Belarus, UNESCO
“We are glad to celebrate 65 years of fruitful cooperation in the name of the good cause. We confirm that since our country joined UNESCO, it has remained committed to the principles of the organization,” said Vladimir Makei, who is also Chair of the National Commission for UNESCO...
23 May 2019
Opinion: Demand for credible information is very high today Opinion: Demand for credible information is very high today
“Today the demand for credible information is very high. We are living in the era when information delivery technology is advancing so fast that we cannot even imagine what it will be like next year. It has become very easy to enter the media market. Any person having a device becomes almost a journalist”...
23 May 2019
Kazakhstan ready to supply oil to Belarus if Russia okay with it Kazakhstan ready to supply oil to Belarus if Russia okay with it
"Certainly, it will not be profitable for Russians since they have ample supplies of their own oil on offer. But we would like the Eurasian Economic Union to be advantageous for all participants. It is very important to support each other as our union is being established"...
23 May 2019
Lukashenko plans to meet with Tokayev, Nazarbayev in Nur-Sultan Lukashenko plans to meet with Tokayev, Nazarbayev in Nur-Sultan
“I think that apart from the EAEU summit we will be able to hold meetings with the Kazakhstan president and the first president of your country to discuss the prospects of our cooperation,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
22 May 2019
Domracheva: BelTA-NOC photo exhibition celebrates people who inspire though their achievements Domracheva: BelTA-NOC photo exhibition celebrates people who inspire though their achievements
"Such a large-scale event is a good occasion for the athletes to meet. Many of us have not seen each other for a while. It also introduces the audience to our Olympic story, tells about our victories, popularizes sport"...
22 May 2019
Belarus-Georgia relations hailed as vibrant Belarus-Georgia relations hailed as vibrant
According to the ambassador, this year the two countries are celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations, which is an important milestone for both the states. The diplomat emphasized good contacts between Belarus and Georgia...
21 May 2019
Japan set to reach new heights in cooperation with Belarus Japan set to reach new heights in cooperation with Belarus
Japan is determined to achieve new successes in promoting cooperation with Belarus, Charge d'Affaires of Japan to Belarus Hiroki Tokunaga said at an event in Minsk to celebrate the ascension to the throne of Japan’s new emperor...
21 May 2019
Minister: Affordable quality healthcare remains one of Belarus’ priorities Minister: Affordable quality healthcare remains one of Belarus’ priorities
“We are changing the format of outpatient clinics by implementing the Caring Outpatient Clinic project, by enhancing teamwork, focus on comprehensive, inclusive and patient-centered care,” Valery Malashko said...
21 May 2019
Apostolic Nuncio: Belarus is example of interfaith dialogue Apostolic Nuncio: Belarus is example of interfaith dialogue
According to Gabor Pinter, the Catholic Church just like the Belarusian state views everyone as a personality and tries to support people in their spiritual walk. Different religious denominations peacefully co-exist in Belarus...
21 May 2019
Law enforcement cooperation seen as particularly important for Belarus, U.S. Law enforcement cooperation seen as particularly important for Belarus, U.S.
"Belarus and the United States continue working to expand mutually beneficial law enforcement cooperation in order to address universal problems affecting all the states and nations. Illegal drug production and trafficking was a tragedy of the previous century and is, unfortunately, still a big problem today"...
20 May 2019
Kazakhstan looks forward to welcome Belarus' president in H2 2019 Kazakhstan looks forward to welcome Belarus' president in H2 2019
"Kazakhstan and Belarus are the only countries in the CIS which have sighed a social and economic cooperation agreement till 2026. Belarus’ experience in industry and technology, its achievements in social and economic development are of great importance to Kazakhstan"...
20 May 2019
Ambassador: South Korea looks forward to more intensive cooperation with Belarus Ambassador: South Korea looks forward to more intensive cooperation with Belarus
The diplomat noted that the diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1992 and that the bilateral ties have been friendly in nature. The big factor here is the mutual understanding between the peoples of Belarus and the Republic of Korea, which has been steadily growing...
20 May 2019
Lukashenko: Diplomacy plays a big constructive role in international relations Lukashenko: Diplomacy plays a big constructive role in international relations
The president remarked that in the modern world, torn by contradictions, unremitting military conflicts, trade wars and sanctions, extremism and intolerance, other unprecedented challenges and threats, Belarus is persistently and consistently promoting a peaceful and comprehensive agenda...
20 May 2019
Friendly relations with Belarus seen as important for Kyrgyzstan Friendly relations with Belarus seen as important for Kyrgyzstan
“Kyrgyzstan attaches particular importance to the development of friendly relations with Belarus on the basis of mutual trust and dialogue. There is interest in further development of relations,” Dastanbek Djumabekov said...
20 May 2019
MILEX 2019 sets new record in terms of scale MILEX 2019 sets new record in terms of scale
"If we compare this year’s expo with the one that took place two years ago, we will see a huge difference in the number of exhibits. This is a testimony to significant progress"...
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