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3 Jun 2019
Belarus plans to plant walnut garden using seedlings from Tajikistan Belarus plans to plant walnut garden using seedlings from Tajikistan
During the meeting the parties discussed the projects to plant Belarusian-Tajik Gardens of Friendship. One of them was launched in Brest District in April where seedlings of grapes, apple, cherry and apricot from Tajikistan were planted...
31 May 2019
Venice Commission representative describes Belarusians as very kind, hospitable Venice Commission representative describes Belarusians as very kind, hospitable
In her opinion, good relations have evolved between the Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Belarus. “And it is a great pleasure for us to be here in order to together celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court”...
31 May 2019
Lukashenko responds to accusations of authoritarian rule Lukashenko responds to accusations of authoritarian rule
"I have never denied it. Indeed, our legal system was premised upon building and strengthening the power vertical, because after the collapse of the Soviet Union we were left alone, with Soviet rubles to make it worse. They promised us to stick to the Soviet currency"...
31 May 2019
Belarus interested in experience of foreign countries in constitutional law Belarus interested in experience of foreign countries in constitutional law
The head of state emphasized that legal issues are topical ones, they are important for building a just society where every citizen is protected by the state and the inviolability of the political structure is guaranteed by the Fundamental Law...
30 May 2019
Belarus’ competitive edge for transportation by road to China noted Belarus’ competitive edge for transportation by road to China noted
"The advantageous geographical position at a crossroads of many routes that connect the Baltic states with the Black Sea region, Asia with Europe allows Belarusian transport companies to actively penetrate new markets and not only in neighboring countries"...
30 May 2019
Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ Constitutional Court is in keeping with international legal norms Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ Constitutional Court is in keeping with international legal norms
Maksim Ryzhenkov noted that the agenda and the entry list of the conference “is a testimony to the fact that the Constitutional Court of Belarus works within the framework of international legal standards and actively promotes international contacts”...
29 May 2019
Belarus suggests protecting elderly women in digital era Belarus suggests protecting elderly women in digital era
On the one hand, since the Beijing Declaration was adopted, no country has managed to achieve gender equality. Belarus is no exception. However, over the past five years our country has made progress in promoting gender equality at the legislative level...
29 May 2019
Ambassador: Belarus, Italy restarting political relations Ambassador: Belarus, Italy restarting political relations
"In February, Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas visited Rome with a government delegation. On 25 June Rome will host a session of the intergovernmental economic commission. Political relations are evolving"...
28 May 2019
Seong In Kim: S. Korea will increase investment in Belarus Seong In Kim: S. Korea will increase investment in Belarus
“With regard to cooperation with Belarus, the Korean government intends to increase investment. We also seek more active Belarusian-Korean ties in the field of information and communication technologies”...
24 May 2019
Manufacturing cooperation expected to drive Belarus-Moldova interaction Manufacturing cooperation expected to drive Belarus-Moldova interaction
Moldova can become an advantageous and reliable point for Belarusian companies to access the European Union market. The establishment of enterprises based on manufacturing cooperation looks like one of the ways to accomplish that...
24 May 2019
MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation, readmission agreements MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation, readmission agreements
“We are close to signing the visa facilitation agreement. This is important. Given the EU’s decision to raise the visa fees, we are in talks to keep the visa fees for Belarusians virtually at the current level and even slightly reduce them"...
24 May 2019
Good neighborhood seen as pillar of Belarus-EU relations in future Good neighborhood seen as pillar of Belarus-EU relations in future
"The European Union is the second biggest trading partner of Belarus. The trade is on the rise and this is partly attributed to Europe’s decision to ease access to the EU market for a number of Belarusian goods"...
23 May 2019
UNESCO praises Belarus’ efforts to build multicultural, multinational society UNESCO praises Belarus’ efforts to build multicultural, multinational society
On behalf of the UNESCO Secretariat Assel Utegenova thanked the Belarus National Commission for UNESCO for productive interaction, for the commission’s resolute efforts to support the UNESCO mission through constructive participation in the work of structural branches and through the organization of multiple national, regional, and international events...
23 May 2019
UNESCO seen as unique platform for Belarus to promote national achievements UNESCO seen as unique platform for Belarus to promote national achievements
“UNESCO is an important partner of our country in addressing social and cultural challenges and a unique platform for promoting national achievements in science, culture, education, and information,” Igor Petrishenko said...
23 May 2019
Makei welcomes ‘fruitful’ cooperation between Belarus, UNESCO Makei welcomes ‘fruitful’ cooperation between Belarus, UNESCO
“We are glad to celebrate 65 years of fruitful cooperation in the name of the good cause. We confirm that since our country joined UNESCO, it has remained committed to the principles of the organization,” said Vladimir Makei, who is also Chair of the National Commission for UNESCO...
23 May 2019
Opinion: Demand for credible information is very high today Opinion: Demand for credible information is very high today
“Today the demand for credible information is very high. We are living in the era when information delivery technology is advancing so fast that we cannot even imagine what it will be like next year. It has become very easy to enter the media market. Any person having a device becomes almost a journalist”...
23 May 2019
Kazakhstan ready to supply oil to Belarus if Russia okay with it Kazakhstan ready to supply oil to Belarus if Russia okay with it
"Certainly, it will not be profitable for Russians since they have ample supplies of their own oil on offer. But we would like the Eurasian Economic Union to be advantageous for all participants. It is very important to support each other as our union is being established"...
23 May 2019
Lukashenko plans to meet with Tokayev, Nazarbayev in Nur-Sultan Lukashenko plans to meet with Tokayev, Nazarbayev in Nur-Sultan
“I think that apart from the EAEU summit we will be able to hold meetings with the Kazakhstan president and the first president of your country to discuss the prospects of our cooperation,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
22 May 2019
Domracheva: BelTA-NOC photo exhibition celebrates people who inspire though their achievements Domracheva: BelTA-NOC photo exhibition celebrates people who inspire though their achievements
"Such a large-scale event is a good occasion for the athletes to meet. Many of us have not seen each other for a while. It also introduces the audience to our Olympic story, tells about our victories, popularizes sport"...
22 May 2019
Belarus-Georgia relations hailed as vibrant Belarus-Georgia relations hailed as vibrant
According to the ambassador, this year the two countries are celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations, which is an important milestone for both the states. The diplomat emphasized good contacts between Belarus and Georgia...
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