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21 Jun 2018
Lukashenko praises Hahn’s role in Belarus-EU rapprochement Lukashenko praises Hahn’s role in Belarus-EU rapprochement
“Your role is significant, first of all, because our major partners are the European Union and Russia. It is in many ways due to your efforts that our relations have been improving and have reached some level of stability”...
20 Jun 2018
UNHCR envoy: Belarus might join UN conventions on statelessness UNHCR envoy: Belarus might join UN conventions on statelessness
"The study of the situation with stateless persons carried out with the support of the Belarusian Interior Ministry in late 2017 – early 2018 suggests that Belarus has good chances to join the UN conventions on statelessness and the UN worldwide campaign aimed at eliminating this problem by 2024"...
20 Jun 2018
More capabilities for helping forced migrants now available in Belarus More capabilities for helping forced migrants now available in Belarus
"We believe that the revision of the law on forced migrants, which came into force in July 2017, is one of the key achievements of the country. The procedure for applying for shelter has been simplified. People under the purview of the UNHCR have been granted more rights"...
19 Jun 2018
Russia, Belarus set to strengthen strategic partnership Russia, Belarus set to strengthen strategic partnership
Vladimir Putin noted that a special focus was made on economic cooperation. “It yields good results within the framework of the Union State. I mean, first of all, dynamic growth of mutual trade and investment,” he said...
19 Jun 2018
Putin reaffirms commitment to economic integration with Belarus Putin reaffirms commitment to economic integration with Belarus
Vladimir Putin drew attention to the fact that next year the countries will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Union State Treaty...
19 Jun 2018
Belarus speaks up for Russian interests in Eastern Partnership Initiative Belarus speaks up for Russian interests in Eastern Partnership Initiative
"We pay close attention to cooperation with the European Union. Belarus has been persistently stating that Russia’s interests must be taken into account within the framework of the implementation of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Initiative"...
19 Jun 2018
Interregional relations named key to success of Belarusian-Russian integration Interregional relations named key to success of Belarusian-Russian integration
"More than 80 regins of the Russian Federation maintain trade and economic relations with Belarus. Three hundred agreements on cooperation have been signed between regions and municipalities concluded"...
18 Jun 2018
European Commission: Belarus has potential to develop digital sector European Commission: Belarus has potential to develop digital sector
“We see huge potential for the digital sector in Belarus. I think you have very experienced young people who work in this sector. It is Belarus that has suggested making this sector a priority for the Eastern Partnership”...
14 Jun 2018
Forthcoming decision to convert Belarus into free financial haven hailed as momentous event Forthcoming decision to convert Belarus into free financial haven hailed as momentous event
"We should consider the digital economy ordinance in connection with the next, much more important step, which was clearly outlined in the latest address [to the nation and the parliament] by the head of state – converting Belarus into one of the world’s most attracting places for rich, talented, and successful people"...
14 Jun 2018
Bel Huawei Technologies chief praises Belarus digital transformation Bel Huawei Technologies chief praises Belarus digital transformation
He emphasized the importance of the government’s commitment to promoting digital development. He noted that the efforts are bearing fruit. The country is welcoming more and more international companies that bring digital innovations...
14 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: High-quality healthcare services are guaranteed to all Belarusian citizens Lukashenko: High-quality healthcare services are guaranteed to all Belarusian citizens
The president stressed that many achievements of Belarusian medicine are acknowledged internationally. The experience, high professionalism and dedication of healthcare specialists attract foreigners to Belarusian hospitals and healthcare centers...
14 Jun 2018
Ryzhenkov: Minsk almost ready for 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup Ryzhenkov: Minsk almost ready for 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup
"The main thing is to get into th espirit and play to the top of their abilities in every match," Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
13 Jun 2018
Normandy format expected to invigorate contact group on Ukraine in Minsk Normandy format expected to invigorate contact group on Ukraine in Minsk
“I am convinced that the invigoration of the Normandy format at various levels will give a considerable political impulse to our work here, in Minsk,” said Martin Sajdik...
13 Jun 2018
Belarus, Russia urged to find compromise to ensure fair competition Belarus, Russia urged to find compromise to ensure fair competition
“Our common goal is to find a mutually beneficial compromise to ensure fair and equal competition,” the prime minister said...
13 Jun 2018
Medvedev: Belarus-Russia economic cooperation is on the rise Medvedev: Belarus-Russia economic cooperation is on the rise
Dmitry Medvedev reminded that in 2017 the bilateral trade rose by 23.5% up to $32.4 billion. This year the trend remains in place - the growth made up 17% over the four months of the year...
13 Jun 2018
Opinion: Regional business promotion councils should deal with specific issues in Belarus Opinion: Regional business promotion councils should deal with specific issues in Belarus
"Our goal is to make sure all your ideas that aim to create jobs, raise wages, increase tax revenues, are put into practice effectively and smoothly. Therefore work with complaints and suggestions from entrepreneurs is an important element of our job"...
12 Jun 2018
Call to intensify Belarus-Uzbekistan interregional cooperation Call to intensify Belarus-Uzbekistan interregional cooperation
Mikhail Myasnikovich called for boosting cooperation between regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan. “It does not make sense to deal with all the issues from the capital cities,” he said...
12 Jun 2018
Mahajan praises Belarus-India mutual support on international arena Mahajan praises Belarus-India mutual support on international arena
“Our relations are based on many years of friendship. The support we lend each other on the international arena is, of course, a symbol and demonstration of this friendship,” Sumitra Mahajan said. At the same time, she noted that the two countries need to scale up trade and economic cooperation...
12 Jun 2018
Lukashenko congratulates Putin on Russia Day Lukashenko congratulates Putin on Russia Day
“Citizens of Russia have many reasons to be proud of their history and rich spiritual and cultural heritage. Our fraternal country has triumphantly emerged from many ordeals to become a sovereign and rule-of-law state with great potential in all the fields”...
11 Jun 2018
Belarus set to boost parliamentary contacts with India Belarus set to boost parliamentary contacts with India
The speaker noted that Belarus has been closely following the transformations taking place in India, in particular, in its economy. Belarus is happy for India’s successes and its increasing weight on the international arena...
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