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8 Oct 2019
Lukashenko calls for more efforts from European countries in resolving Ukraine conflict Lukashenko calls for more efforts from European countries in resolving Ukraine conflict
Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that the capability to resolve the conflict in Ukraine is an important test for European countries. “This is a litmus test. If we can do something, let’s sort things out in our home and resolve the issue. The conflict in Ukraine is not just a challenge for us, it demands resolution. If we resolve it, it will mean that we are capable of something”...
7 Oct 2019
USA interested in stronger bilateral relations with Belarus USA interested in stronger bilateral relations with Belarus
Brad Freden reminded that United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale visited Belarus in September. As he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, the diplomat mentioned the diplomatic presence would be restored at the level of ambassadors. During the visit it was noted that the USA does not ask Belarus to choose between the East and the West...
7 Oct 2019
Belarus’ IT sector hailed as example for Europe, world Belarus’ IT sector hailed as example for Europe, world
“I am very impressed with Belarus' track record in the IT sector. This is an example not only for Europe, but for the whole world. We have a lot to learn from you and we would like Croatian companies to cooperate with Belarusian ones,” Stjepan Mesic noted...
7 Oct 2019
Belarus’ FM: Cooperation between EAEU, EU will help avoid new dividing lines in Europe Belarus’ FM: Cooperation between EAEU, EU will help avoid new dividing lines in Europe
“The alignment of the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union will help avoid harmful competition of the integrations, the emergence of new dividing lines in Europe, and will help resolve the protracted local conflicts”...
7 Oct 2019
Minsk’s atmosphere for resolving problems without saber-rattling praised Minsk’s atmosphere for resolving problems without saber-rattling praised
Giorgi Margvelashvili believes: “Minsk is becoming a venue for serious international negotiations and forums. Taking into account these conferences, which traditionally develop in the Minsk format, one can say that Belarus’ geopolitical position is a place where serious negotiations about future cooperation and future coexistence take place”...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko describes first meeting with Zelensky as big step to stronger relations Lukashenko describes first meeting with Zelensky as big step to stronger relations
"Thank to all Ukrainians, the president for the invitation to visit brotherly Ukraine and take part in the 2nd Forum of Regions. Time has given us an excellent opportunity to synchronize watches and determine future priorities"...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Zelensky doesn’t need any advice, knows what to do very well Lukashenko: Zelensky doesn’t need any advice, knows what to do very well
“Today I have made sure that he does not need any advice. He knows what to do very well. And the main thing is that he will do it,” the Belarusian leader stressed...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine friendship will feel pressure from the West and the East Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine friendship will feel pressure from the West and the East
“Frankly speaking, the closer we are to you, the closer and more united our countries are, the greater pressure we will feel. Nobody will ever let us maintain very strong friendship regardless of what politicians around us and in the world may say”...
4 Oct 2019
Ukraine president satisfied with private talks with Belarus president Ukraine president satisfied with private talks with Belarus president
Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Aleksandr Lukashenko for Belarus’ role in resolving the conflict in Ukraine’s east and for providing a venue for talks in Minsk...
4 Oct 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine border should not impede movement of people Lukashenko: Belarus-Ukraine border should not impede movement of people
"The Belarus-Ukraine border should not be an obstacle for people’s movement. I have sworn that this will never happen. We have never obstructed the movement of Ukrainian and Belarusian nationals and will never do it"...
4 Oct 2019
Belarus eager to cooperate in chemical industry with Germany Belarus eager to cooperate in chemical industry with Germany
Belarus views Germany as a key partner in the European Union, the speaker said. He emphasized the positive momentum in bilateral relations...
4 Oct 2019
Belarus ready to set up joint ventures in farming with Ukraine Belarus ready to set up joint ventures in farming with Ukraine
In his words, Belarus is ready to continue farming supplies which are in demand in Ukraine and also set up joint agricultural companies with Ukrainian partners...
4 Oct 2019
Zelensky: Belarus, Ukraine have no borders Zelensky: Belarus, Ukraine have no borders
Volodymyr Zelensky started the talks with the words: “Hello, friends.” In his greeting speech he turned from Russian to Ukrainian, noting that the heads of state understand each other well...
4 Oct 2019
Belarus suggests prioritizing technological innovations in EaP cooperation Belarus suggests prioritizing technological innovations in EaP cooperation
According to Oleg Kravchenko, Minsk is ready to host the Eastern Partnership IT school that would train specialists of the digital industry for all the partners...
4 Oct 2019
Kravchenko: EaP goals should meet people’s needs Kravchenko: EaP goals should meet people’s needs
"It is important that the EaP goals and objectives should be comprehensible and meet people’s needs, so that any person, having studied the priorities for the next few years, could see that the Eastern Partnership is for them, their family, their business, a city or a village where they live, and for their country in general"...
4 Oct 2019
Schuebel: Belarus-EU cooperation covers many domains Schuebel: Belarus-EU cooperation covers many domains
"The Republic of Belarus and the European Union maintain regular contacts on integrated management of borders, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, entrepreneurship promotion, finances and environmental conservation"...
3 Oct 2019
Belarus, Germany advocate multilateral diplomacy in response to global challenges Belarus, Germany advocate multilateral diplomacy in response to global challenges
“United Germany has been one of the most important foreign partners for the Republic of Belarus since the very first days of its independence. Germany contributes to the advancement of Belarus’ interaction with the European Union,” Andrei Dapkiunas said...
3 Oct 2019
Call for Gomel Oblast, Ukraine’s Zhitomir Oblast to step up cooperation Call for Gomel Oblast, Ukraine’s Zhitomir Oblast to step up cooperation
This year’s forum of regions will give an impetus to the launch of new promising, mutually beneficial joint projects of the regions of Belarus and Ukraine, Gennady Solovei believes...
3 Oct 2019
Belarus’ interest in resuming navigation along Dnieper River emphasized Belarus’ interest in resuming navigation along Dnieper River emphasized
“We would very much like the river transportation project, of which so much has been said, to start working at last. I know our head of state will talk about it tomorrow. Restoring navigation along the river is a good tradition. It is necessary to revive it”...
3 Oct 2019
Belarus invites Ukraine to step up cooperation in industry, agriculture Belarus invites Ukraine to step up cooperation in industry, agriculture
"Ukraine remains an important economic and trading partner for Belarus in various areas of mutual interest. We complement each other in the industrial sector, agriculture; we have common interests in transportation and logistics"...
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