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22 Mar 2018
Russian Duma speaker calls to keep memory of Khatyn tragedy Russian Duma speaker calls to keep memory of Khatyn tragedy
"Among the many dreadful events that happened during the Great Patriotic War, the Khatyn tragedy has always had a special place. The massacre of 149 Khatyn residents symbolizes the unprecedented cruelty and inhumanity of fascism"...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus alarmed by growing enmity between largest military powers Belarus alarmed by growing enmity between largest military powers
The Belarusian diplomat reminded that the tragedy of Khatyn was a symbol of terror and suffering of the civilian population for generations of Belarusians and people, who live in post-Soviet countries...
21 Mar 2018
Partnership network of SDG coordinators among Belarus’ short-term priorities Partnership network of SDG coordinators among Belarus’ short-term priorities
The architecture for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals has been built at the national level in Belarus, the deputy speaker pointed out. Now the task is to integrate it at the local level. This is another short-term priority in achieving the SDGs...
21 Mar 2018
PM: Belarus hopes to develop industrial cooperation with India PM: Belarus hopes to develop industrial cooperation with India
“We hope to develop industrial and sci-tech cooperation with India. We have already been implementing projects in oil production and agriculture. We hope to implement the project of the Indian investment cluster in the village of Bolbasovo, Orsha District”...
21 Mar 2018
Generations and Gender survey seen as valuable tool for development of demographic policy in Belarus Generations and Gender survey seen as valuable tool for development of demographic policy in Belarus
“The country's population policy is not chaotic. Before you craft any measures and take decisions, you need to study the demographic processes and compare them with the processes in the neighboring countries in the European region”...
21 Mar 2018
Ambassador: Belarus wins more niches in Georgia’s imports Ambassador: Belarus wins more niches in Georgia’s imports
Belarus exports products for almost every sector of Georgia’s economy: food products, farming machinery, trucks, medications, furniture, petrochemical products, tires, synthetic thread, and cable...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus seeks closer ties with Uruguay Belarus seeks closer ties with Uruguay
Vladimir Astapenko emphasized Belarus’ determination to seek new ways for the intensification of trade and economic cooperation, business contacts and the expansion of the bilateral legal framework...
20 Mar 2018
Lukashenko about BNR: You have to know the truth, but don’t take pride in those events Lukashenko about BNR: You have to know the truth, but don’t take pride in those events
On the one hand, the founders of the Belarusian People’s Republic wanted independence for the country. On the other hand, they were ready to seek anyone’s assistance with reaching the goal, however, they would have been once again oppressed in the end...
20 Mar 2018
FIDE CEO praises Minsk as venue fit for top chess tournaments FIDE CEO praises Minsk as venue fit for top chess tournaments
Geoffrey Borg came to Minsk to learn about progress in preparations for a session of the FIDE Presidential Board, which is scheduled to take place in the Belarusian capital on 6-9 April. It is no secret that Minsk is eager to host the 2022 World Chess Olympiad...
20 Mar 2018
Samarasinha: UN disability convention is changing society's view on this category of citizens Samarasinha: UN disability convention is changing society's view on this category of citizens
"I have been in Belarus for more than five years already. During the first two years and a half I worked to get the convention signed and ratified. Then the focus shifted to raising the awareness of disability, fighting the stereotypes, social and economic barriers that get in the way of these people and prevent them to lead a decent life and realize their potential"...
20 Mar 2018
FISU: Sport plays a big role in the social life of Belarus FISU: Sport plays a big role in the social life of Belarus
"As the Minsk speed skating stadium handled the ISU World Cup Speed Skating Final last week, the FISU will not have any organizational problems with the World Championship"...
20 Mar 2018
Lukashenko praises big role of creative people for Belarus Lukashenko praises big role of creative people for Belarus
"Everything connected with art is always subjective, and creative people are so sensitive. Therefore, I am usually watching you from aside and do not make evaluations too quickly. But it does not mean that I do not want outstanding results from creative people"...
19 Mar 2018
Lukashenko congratulates Putin on election victory by telephone Lukashenko congratulates Putin on election victory by telephone
Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that the results of the election prove that the absolute majority of Russian citizens support the course to promote the development of the country and strengthen its influence on various processes in the international politics...
19 Mar 2018
Hi-Tech Park director: Belarus may become one of European centers in AI development Hi-Tech Park director: Belarus may become one of European centers in AI development
The HTP has welcomed both startups and big-name companies, for instance, the Russian giant Mail.ru. Their Minsk office will be developing game projects. The new residents also include experienced domestic players that provide services to industrial giants in Belarus and worldwide...
19 Mar 2018
Belarus, Iran explore opportunities for cooperation Belarus, Iran explore opportunities for cooperation
"The diplomatic relations between Belarus and Iran have been evolving. They can be safely described as good and fruitful. The two sides exchanged high-level visits and other visits to discuss cooperation in different areas: political, economic, commercial, and healthcare"...
18 Mar 2018
Russian presidential election outcome is important for Belarus-Russia relations Russian presidential election outcome is important for Belarus-Russia relations
“These elections were important not only for Russia. They were also important for the Belarusian-Russian relations,” the MP said...
18 Mar 2018
Russian ambassador calls to develop Russian-Belarus integration Russian ambassador calls to develop Russian-Belarus integration
"The relations between Russia and Belarus have long been fraternal, based on the common historical and cultural roots. We cannot expect any serious changes in our relations, especially worsening. They can change towards deeper integration, and this is what we need"...
16 Mar 2018
Belarus values international experience in training civil servants Belarus values international experience in training civil servants
Now it is necessary to give a special status, to improve the operation of the Public Administration Academy under the Belarus President as the leading higher education institution in charge of training civil servants and their post-graduate education...
16 Mar 2018
Quality of dairy products under continuous scrutiny in Belarus Quality of dairy products under continuous scrutiny in Belarus
"Today we not only satisfy our domestic needs but also sell a huge part of finished products in the markets of third countries. In this case, our main task is to ensure the safety of products"...
16 Mar 2018
Lukashenko: Internal troops play an important role even in peaceful time Lukashenko: Internal troops play an important role even in peaceful time
"They play a great role in maintaining peace. I appreciate it very much, and I often say, even insist, that internal troops are especially important in cities, in Minsk, for example, where there are many different people"...
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