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4 Sep 2018
Makei: Belarus, Russia try to approach disagreements constructively Makei: Belarus, Russia try to approach disagreements constructively
“Taking into consideration that both states are trying to approach existing disagreements and issues constructively, I am convinced that we will be able to iron out some disagreements we have today”...
4 Sep 2018
Vietnamese ambassador outlines points of growth in cooperation with Belarus Vietnamese ambassador outlines points of growth in cooperation with Belarus
One of such promising areas could be agriculture, the ambassador noted. Agriculture is the dominant branch of the economy in Vietnam, as in Belarus. However, each country has its own advantages...
4 Sep 2018
Planetary congress to open new opportunities for Belarus to participate in international projects Planetary congress to open new opportunities for Belarus to participate in international projects
"We hope that the participation of a large number of cosmonauts, representatives of European space agencies, and NASA in the congress will allow us to more thoroughly get involved in the international space effort"...
4 Sep 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus-Vietnam economic ties should be as good as political relations Lukashenko: Belarus-Vietnam economic ties should be as good as political relations
"We have everything in place for that. It is important that everything we produce in Belarus is in demand in Vietnam. Vietnam, in turn, manufactures a great number of products that we buy from foreign countries. We need to step up our efforts"...
4 Sep 2018
Nuclear energy seen as potential driver of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation Nuclear energy seen as potential driver of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation
"As far as is known, Uzbekistan has plans to build its own nuclear power plant by 2028. Belarusian specialists are ready not only to take part in the very construction of the nuclear power facility in Uzbekistan, but also to supply machinery and equipment"...
3 Sep 2018
Opinion: Possible restrictions on sales of Russian oil products in Belarus would violate EAEU Treaty Opinion: Possible restrictions on sales of Russian oil products in Belarus would violate EAEU Treaty
Belarus and Russia are now busy adjusting the intended trade figures for the year 2019. All the work concerning deliveries of Russian oil products is completely legal. Belarus fully honors its own commitments...
3 Sep 2018
Belarus in dialogue to accede to WTO Government Procurement Agreement Belarus in dialogue to accede to WTO Government Procurement Agreement
The WTO Secretariat representative said: “Belarus has lately taken considerable steps to join the WTO and has started rather vigorously the dialogue on the possible potential accession to the Government Procurement Agreement”...
1 Sep 2018
Lukashenko’s teacher recounts president’s school time Lukashenko’s teacher recounts president’s school time
“He always studied well, took part in all our school events and often joined our hiking tours. Back then we often helped with harvesting and he did that, too”...
31 Aug 2018
Results-oriented management, discipline seen as factors of independence in Belarus Results-oriented management, discipline seen as factors of independence in Belarus
"These are factors of our independence. Because economic development depends on this. The thing, about which we should be concerned most, is is the economy. There are no other problems in our society. We keep other things tightly under control. The economy is above all”...
31 Aug 2018
Claims about temporary nature of new Belarusian government dismissed as nonsense Claims about temporary nature of new Belarusian government dismissed as nonsense
"Trust me, as I appoint you and other officials, I don’t think you will stay only till the election day and then everyone will be replaced. Total nonsense. Contrariwise, I want you to work after the elections. I want you to work after my time is over"...
30 Aug 2018
Surikov on his work in Belarus, plans for future Surikov on his work in Belarus, plans for future
“We are the peoples of the same Slavic roots. All opponents of the Union State should understand that there are no closer peoples than Russia and Belarus, by all parameters. This is something we should proceed from”...
30 Aug 2018
Senator: Belarus, Finland interested in easing tensions in East-West relations Senator: Belarus, Finland interested in easing tensions in East-West relations
Sergei Rakhmanov recalled that during the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk in 2017, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko invited the OSCE to begin discussions on the need for a new Helsinki process...
30 Aug 2018
Russian ambassador leaves Belarus with tinge of sadness Russian ambassador leaves Belarus with tinge of sadness
“What do people feel when they leave the place where they worked for a long time? I have been working here for twelve and a half years? Of course, it is with a tinge of sadness. I believe that we have interacted well with the people and leadership of Belarus”...
30 Aug 2018
Lukashenko: Interests of Belarus and Russia never contradict each other Lukashenko: Interests of Belarus and Russia never contradict each other
“Russia is a guardian angel for Belarus. The same is true about Belarus in respect to Russia. The size of the territory does not matter here”...
29 Aug 2018
Belarus hailed as example for other countries in creating child-friendly environment Belarus hailed as example for other countries in creating child-friendly environment
"We are happy to see that the efforts we have taken together with the government and local authorities have led to positive results, such as the creation of a platform for cities friendly to children and teenagers"...
28 Aug 2018
Belarus prime minister promises balanced state budget in 2019 Belarus prime minister promises balanced state budget in 2019
“With regard to the budget, the fundamental requirement that it is balanced remains in place. We cannot spend more than we earn. There will be no expenditures that are not based on revenue in the budget”...
28 Aug 2018
Speaker: Belarus ready to develop industrial cooperation with Vietnam Speaker: Belarus ready to develop industrial cooperation with Vietnam
"A number of projects are being implemented. For example, this year saw the launch of the project to assemble MAZ trucks, passenger buses. In the food industry we are implementing a project to establish a joint venture to process powdered milk and dry whey"...
26 Aug 2018
Services sector seen as GDP growth driver in Belarus Services sector seen as GDP growth driver in Belarus
The Belarusian president has set forth a big task, namely to ensure the GDP in the amount of $100 billion by 2025. The growth drivers, according to Alexander Turchin, are the services sector, primarily the IT sector, and also the transport and logistics industry...
26 Aug 2018
Lukashenko considers Trump an extraordinary politician Lukashenko considers Trump an extraordinary politician
"I asked my counterpart about what was happening from their, Russia’s, point of view in the United States of America. I was interested in the issue especially because of the fact, and I do not hide it, that I rooted for Donald Trump during the election campaign in the United States"...
26 Aug 2018
Belarus president responds to speculations about his ‘fears’ Belarus president responds to speculations about his ‘fears’
"I’ve read various speculations concerning fears and terrors for Lukashenko in the future and so on. First, I don’t fear anything now. I am a man, who has lived through many fears. But there is one fear – if you can call it that – the fear of economy. I always talk about it"...
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