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25 Sep 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus aims for dialogue with all partners without pressure, double standards Lukashenko: Belarus aims for dialogue with all partners without pressure, double standards
“Belarus is a European state that values its sovereignty and that has been consistently implementing a peaceful multifaceted foreign policy. Our approaches are well known. Belarusians are committed to freedom and independence, unity and harmony, creativity and progress”...
24 Sep 2018
Number of tourists coming from China to Belarus expected to grow steadily Number of tourists coming from China to Belarus expected to grow steadily
According to the Sports and Tourism Ministry, China is a very promising target market for Belarus. Mikhail Portnoi reminded that the number of tourists from China coming as organized groups increased by 110% in 2017...
24 Sep 2018
Belarus interested in new joint projects with India Belarus interested in new joint projects with India
The speaker said that among priority areas for cooperation are pharmaceutics, IT, and investment. For example, Belarus is building three pharmaceutical plants in cooperation with its Indian partners...
24 Sep 2018
Wakeup call for Belarusian state-run food retailer Belkoopsoyuz Wakeup call for Belarusian state-run food retailer Belkoopsoyuz
Alexander Lukashenko noted that Belkoopsoyuz should pay more attention to work with the population...
24 Sep 2018
Belarus, India to sign agreement on investment Belarus, India to sign agreement on investment
"Belarus and India should go further in developing a favorable business environment for our companies. We are offering Indian partners a project of an Belarusian-Indian investment cluster in the special economic zone Bremino-Orsha"...
22 Sep 2018
Belarus, Russia reach understanding over issue of border crossing by foreigners Belarus, Russia reach understanding over issue of border crossing by foreigners
He noted that the two countries have virtually no border; however, additional difficulties arise for citizens of third countries...
22 Sep 2018
Russia receptive to Belarus’ request to refinance $1bn loan Russia receptive to Belarus’ request to refinance $1bn loan
As BelTA reported earlier, Alexander Lukashenko announced that Belarus will receive the sixth tranche of the $200m loan from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development in the nearest future...
21 Sep 2018
Tsereteli: OSCE PA appreciates constructive position of Belarus Tsereteli: OSCE PA appreciates constructive position of Belarus
“During the conversation with OSCE PA President George Tsereteli acknowledged the constructive position of Belarus on current issues on the agenda, and expressed willingness to continue productive cooperation”...
21 Sep 2018
Belarusian parliament interested in versatile contacts with Parlatino Belarusian parliament interested in versatile contacts with Parlatino
“We are genuinely interested in it because work as part of Parlatino contributes a lot to the advancement of cooperation with Latin American countries as a whole,” noted Mikhail Myasnikovich...
21 Sep 2018
Belarus-Russia Union State PA seeks observer status in Parlatino Belarus-Russia Union State PA seeks observer status in Parlatino
“I think this will be a good, serious step to strengthen our positions. We should implement it this year," he said. Belarus and Russia seek to attract Latin American partners to the Eurasian Economic Union market...
21 Sep 2018
Belarus hopes for more active cooperation with Parlatino Belarus hopes for more active cooperation with Parlatino
Latin America is a dynamically developing area, one of the growth poles of the world economy. This explains Belarus’ high interest in the region...
21 Sep 2018
Belarus confident in long-term, efficient cooperation with China Belarus confident in long-term, efficient cooperation with China
“We are confident that the highest level of trust and cooperation that President Xi Jinping and President Alexander Lukashenko have developed between our countries will be long-term and efficient, and will expand with new mutually beneficial projects in the interests of the two countries”...
20 Sep 2018
Opinion: TEART introduces Belarusian audience to new productions, names, theater experiments Opinion: TEART introduces Belarusian audience to new productions, names, theater experiments
"TEART consists of two parts: the Belarusian program with its interesting experimental productions that will not leave anyone indifferent, and the international program featuring the best artworks from different countries"...
20 Sep 2018
UN hails Belarus' progress on SDGs UN hails Belarus' progress on SDGs
The UN under-secretary-general praised Belarus’ SDGs efforts and noted that this is a good example for other countries. She also expressed gratitude for the support of the UN-Women organization...
20 Sep 2018
Belarus ready to become regional center for promoting China’s initiatives Belarus ready to become regional center for promoting China’s initiatives
“Belarus should become a center for promoting all the initiatives of China. In essence Belarus should become a regional representative office of Beijing in Western Eurasia so that China could promote its interests in neighboring countries from Belarus”...
20 Sep 2018
Dapkiunas: Belarusians living abroad influence country’s image Dapkiunas: Belarusians living abroad influence country’s image
He noted that Belarus understands that the image of the country, its authority is formed both by the efforts of government institutions and through actions of ordinary people, Belarusian citizens and those who live abroad...
20 Sep 2018
Zhao Leji praises Lukashenko’s contribution to Belarus-China relations Zhao Leji praises Lukashenko’s contribution to Belarus-China relations
Zhao Leji emphasized the importance of the fact that the Belarusian president had visited the People’s Republic of China more than 10 times. "Personally you have made an immense contribution to the development of the Chinese-Belarusian relations"...
19 Sep 2018
Russia to consult Belarusian police during forthcoming major sport events Russia to consult Belarusian police during forthcoming major sport events
Police Lieutenant-General Igor Shunevich stated that Russian colleagues will delegate their specialists to Belarus for the duration of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 and the ice hockey world championship...
19 Sep 2018
Kochanova: Mid-sized cities should be industrial, educational, cultural hubs Kochanova: Mid-sized cities should be industrial, educational, cultural hubs
Speaking about economy, Natalya Kochanova urged to streamline the operation of each company and organization. Each of them should have a clear cut development strategy...
19 Sep 2018
Belarus to draw up active longevity strategy Belarus to draw up active longevity strategy
"Our task is to promote the strategy of active longevity. We are developing a document that will outline the priority areas of active longevity in Belarus. We must ensure high quality of life after retirement"...
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