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20 Oct 2018
Makei: Belarus will never cause conflicts Makei: Belarus will never cause conflicts
Vladimir Makei emphasized that Belarus pays much attention to ensuring transparency in the military sphere, as it is crucial for strengthening regional stability and security...
19 Oct 2018
OSCE highlights Belarus’ leading role in global efforts against human trafficking OSCE highlights Belarus’ leading role in global efforts against human trafficking
“In their speeches, Yuri Fedotov [Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime] and Thomas Greminger emphasized the leading role of Belarus in increasing the effectiveness of international cooperation to fight human trafficking”...
19 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus is one of the best countries to live in Lukashenko: Belarus is one of the best countries to live in
The head of state pointed out Belarus’ advantageous geographical position at an intersection of transit routes. The fact enables good conditions for people’s salaries and the country’s economic development...
19 Oct 2018
Belarus president encourages universities to train specialists with entrepreneurship skills Belarus president encourages universities to train specialists with entrepreneurship skills
"The education system should encourage initiative and should train a new generation of specialists with well-developed entrepreneurship skills. It is what the modern world needs"...
19 Oct 2018
Forecasting system to help Belarus identify promising economic sectors Forecasting system to help Belarus identify promising economic sectors
According to Alexander Shumilin, a comprehensive forecast of scientific and technological progress can be used to identify a system of priorities for the scientific, technical and innovative activity in Belarus...
18 Oct 2018
Belarus’ Vitebsk joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities Belarus’ Vitebsk joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
"This is an acknowledgment of the efforts that Vitebsk has put in the process of ensuring continuous education of the population. This leads to the achievement of one of the Sustainable Development Goals [the Goal on Quality Education]”...
18 Oct 2018
Belarus to revise SME promotion system Belarus to revise SME promotion system
The strategy aims to create an even more favorable environment for small and medium-sized businesses, Dmitry Matusevich underlined. “Each line of the strategy represents a substantial amount of work for government agencies”...
18 Oct 2018
Kochanova reveals details of meeting with Belarus President Kochanova reveals details of meeting with Belarus President
“We have received challenging tasks in terms of control, interaction with the Council of Ministers, review of the documents sent to the President Administration and then to the head of state,” she said...
17 Oct 2018
Lukashenko expresses condolences over Crimea attack victims Lukashenko expresses condolences over Crimea attack victims
“Belarus was shaken by the tragedy and shares the pain of the irreparable loss and grief brought by this terrible tragedy,” the message of condolences reads...
17 Oct 2018
IAEA praises Belarus’ preparedness for emergencies IAEA praises Belarus’ preparedness for emergencies
According to Juan Carlos Lentijo, the IAEA experts believe that Belarus has effective and reliable mechanisms in the area of emergency preparedness and response...
16 Oct 2018
Jiang Ping: Cooperation agreement will take Minsk-Shanghai partnership to a new level Jiang Ping: Cooperation agreement will take Minsk-Shanghai partnership to a new level
"The signing of the agreement is an important step at the level of the cities. It is our duty to build relationships in order to achieve more concrete objectives and help our businesses find a good trading partner"...
16 Oct 2018
PM: Belarus’ economic growth levels out at 3.7% PM: Belarus’ economic growth levels out at 3.7%
In his words, inflation stays within the yearly plan...
16 Oct 2018
China Development Bank to help implement ambitious projects in Belarus China Development Bank to help implement ambitious projects in Belarus
He welcomed the opening of the CDB office as a remarkable event which is in keeping with bilateral agreements and chimes in with the spirit of strategic partnership between Belarus and China...
15 Oct 2018
Head of Russian Orthodox Church, Belarus president in agreement on most important matters Head of Russian Orthodox Church, Belarus president in agreement on most important matters
In his words, the church cannot think differently from the ways people think. "The church has to be a mentor but at the same time its actions are based on people’s hopes, on how people understand what is going on in the world"...
15 Oct 2018
Lukashenko condemns disregard for morality in disguise of human rights protection Lukashenko condemns disregard for morality in disguise of human rights protection
This leads to alienation, indifference and intolerance that give rise to the rejection of different nationalities and faiths, the president said. Disputes and disagreements lead to mutual distrust, confrontation, trade wars, armed clashes...
15 Oct 2018
Belarus president sees growing demand for renewing security-enhancing measures in Europe Belarus president sees growing demand for renewing security-enhancing measures in Europe
Alexander Lukashenko stressed that Belarus’ stance on matters concerning ways to deal with disagreements in the European and Eurasian spaces remains unchanged...
15 Oct 2018
Patriarch Kirill: I am always happy to come to Belarus Patriarch Kirill: I am always happy to come to Belarus
The Patriarch said that a big part of his life is connected with Belarus. “I have not lived here but traveled through Belarus a lot. I can compare what was here in the 1990s with what we see today. The changes are immense”...
15 Oct 2018
Lukashenko on Orthodox Church: Schism is always a bad thing Lukashenko on Orthodox Church: Schism is always a bad thing
"You must know our firm position that schism is always a bad thing, bad consequences. That is why we are very much concerned of what is going on in the Orthodox Church today"...
15 Oct 2018
Belarus, Russia sign $500m worth of contracts at 5th Forum of Regions Belarus, Russia sign $500m worth of contracts at 5th Forum of Regions
"The bulk is the Belarusian export to the Russian Federation. I took a look at these contracts: two thirds of them are investment goods: machinery, tools, equipment, electronics"...
12 Oct 2018
Call for wider adoption of digital technologies in Belarus-Russia union Call for wider adoption of digital technologies in Belarus-Russia union
"First, it is necessary to take care of our common information security and digital sovereignty. It is necessary to defend against cyber threats together"...
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