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21 Feb 2018
SDG forum in Minsk to contribute to regional and global stability SDG forum in Minsk to contribute to regional and global stability
According to the minister, Belarus has never been just an observer of international development efforts. Belarus, together with partners, developed a concept of sustainable development, suggested new ideas and content for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
21 Feb 2018
Wiktorin: Belarus highly motivated to achieve SDGs Wiktorin: Belarus highly motivated to achieve SDGs
Andrea Wiktorin added that a lot of Belarus’ projects, supported by the EU, are aimed at achieving many of 17 global goals at the regional and national levels...
21 Feb 2018
Minsk SDG forum to intensify collective efforts for peace and prosperity in region Minsk SDG forum to intensify collective efforts for peace and prosperity in region
Alexander Lukashenko is convinced that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the world leaders at the UN summit require joint large-scale actions, investment, persistence to secure economic growth, healthy environment, decent living conditions for every person and innovations...
21 Feb 2018
Mohammed: UN secretary general was envious of my visit to Belarus Mohammed: UN secretary general was envious of my visit to Belarus
“I would like to convey to you the best regards from your friend — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He has told me a lot about your personal contacts and was quite envious of my going to Belarus while he was unable to do the same”...
21 Feb 2018
EAEU: Belarus’ economic indicators inspire optimism EAEU: Belarus’ economic indicators inspire optimism
She added that Belarus has always been an active proponent of integration. "In those areas where we actively cooperate in the EAEU, we also work to achieve the sustainable development goals"...
21 Feb 2018
Belarus FM: Experience sharing is vital for achieving SDGs Belarus FM: Experience sharing is vital for achieving SDGs
According to the minister, the activity of the United Nations Organization is a key to the successful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. “The exchange of experience between states is important,” he said...
20 Feb 2018
Minsk forum hailed as unique opportunity for sharing SDG achievement experience Minsk forum hailed as unique opportunity for sharing SDG achievement experience
The UN deputy secretary general pointed out that the regional forum of national SDG coordinators in Minsk had exactly that goal in mind. In addition to discussing what has been done already there are plans to talk about problems and work out ways to resolve them in Minsk...
20 Feb 2018
Belarus’ support for global, regional integration emphasized Belarus’ support for global, regional integration emphasized
Mikhail Myasnikovich said: “Belarus is an active adherent of integration both at the global level and the regional one.” The fact that the country hosts a regional forum of national SDG coordinators confirms it once again...
20 Feb 2018
Belarus suggests developing global database of best SDG practices Belarus suggests developing global database of best SDG practices
“Every country has its own initial conditions, its own solutions. We believe that the development of the database of the best practices will be useful to all. We could do the same job much faster”...
20 Feb 2018
FM: Belarus hopes for a new page in relations with Algeria FM: Belarus hopes for a new page in relations with Algeria
“I appreciate that you have accept our invitation to visit and that you honor the agreements reached during our meeting in New York in September,” Vladimir Makei said...
20 Feb 2018
Algeria seeks closer economic ties with Belarus Algeria seeks closer economic ties with Belarus
According to the Algerian minister, the level of political relations between Belarus and Algeria is high. The potential of economic cooperation, however, is still largely untapped...
20 Feb 2018
Bondar: Tourism can contribute to the development of cultural potential in Belarus Bondar: Tourism can contribute to the development of cultural potential in Belarus
According to the minister, there are many gaps in the issue regarding the use of tourism to develop the historical and cultural sites. Here Belarus should learn from its neighbors in Europe where cultural tourism is a substantial source of revenue and a source of capacity building in culture...
19 Feb 2018
Belarus’ CEC head: New local councils will go fully operational within a month Belarus’ CEC head: New local councils will go fully operational within a month
“The deputies will embark on work a month after the elections, maybe even earlier. By mid March all the local councils will be operating in full swing,” said Lidia Yermoshina...
19 Feb 2018
Opinion: Belarus, Russia need common concept for conservation of shared heritage Opinion: Belarus, Russia need common concept for conservation of shared heritage
Among the projects that could be supported by the Union State is the establishment of a museum in the village of Dostoyevo in Brest Oblast, which is considered the Dostoyevsky family seat. The issue is still under consideration...
19 Feb 2018
Belarus, Russia have many points of contact for cooperation in culture Belarus, Russia have many points of contact for cooperation in culture
“Belarus and Russia have many points to develop cooperation, especially in the cultural sector. We are aimed at the implementation of all projects in the sector. This is the foundation for everything, including the economy”...
19 Feb 2018
Finance Ministry: Talks with the IMF on a new loan program possible in 2020-2021 Finance Ministry: Talks with the IMF on a new loan program possible in 2020-2021
According to Maksim Yermolovich, after the announced reforms are implemented, it will be possible to return to full-scale negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on the launch of a new loan program. "It seems to me that this will happen in 2020-2021"...
18 Feb 2018
Belarus’ MFA on the Munich Security Conference Belarus’ MFA on the Munich Security Conference
“The attitude towards Belarus is changing, because, thank God, our partners are moving away from understanding the situation in and around Belarus in black-and-white,” the minister said...
18 Feb 2018
Belarus’ CEC about municipal elections: High voter turnout, proper organization Belarus’ CEC about municipal elections: High voter turnout, proper organization
Belarusians will be able to learn preliminary results of the elections on 19 February. “I hope we will post the main figures regarding the largest councils, at least individual persons, this night. Reporters and voters will be able to see them early in the morning”...
18 Feb 2018
Foreign diplomats favorably impressed with organization of elections in Belarus Foreign diplomats favorably impressed with organization of elections in Belarus
“The general impressions are good. Everything is very well organized,” stressed Ambassador of Venezuela to Belarus Jose Boggiano Pericchi. “All the information is very well presented. I can feel festive mood. It is important”...
18 Feb 2018
Lukashenko describes judging of Belarusian aerial skier as biased Lukashenko describes judging of Belarusian aerial skier as biased
“A man of steel concrete, he never makes any mistakes. They understood that it was not just another rival for the finals, it was a champion once again,” said the president...
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