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29 Oct 2018
Belarus expects trade with China to reach $3.5bn in 2018 Belarus expects trade with China to reach $3.5bn in 2018
According to the source, China is in Belarus’ top three trade partners after Russia and Ukraine. Belarus-China trade has been close to $3 billion on the average for the last few years...
29 Oct 2018
Belarus president backs non-radical way of development Belarus president backs non-radical way of development
"We just live and build on what we have, making the world a better place. We don’t throw out all the good things we had in our past. I never say that we are moving away from planned economy to market economy"...
29 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Role of youth union in Belarus should be clearly defined Lukashenko: Role of youth union in Belarus should be clearly defined
"We need to be honest and straight when it comes to the scope of power we can vest in the youth, and the way they can be helpful to the state and the way we will support them. At least, in terms of legislation"...
29 Oct 2018
UN resident coordinator unveils cooperation plans with Belarus in SDG achievement UN resident coordinator unveils cooperation plans with Belarus in SDG achievement
She hailed Belarus’ achievements in environmental issues, conservation of wetlands, and efforts to combat climate change. "We are working on the implementation of new projects and programs in the healthcare sector"...
29 Oct 2018
Cooperation to help Belarus, Ukraine advance joint products to EU market Cooperation to help Belarus, Ukraine advance joint products to EU market
"This is an opportunity for us as well. When we jointly develop products with common value added, we can go to this market with the help of our Ukrainian partners. We, for our part, can offer advancement to a huge Eurasian market"...
26 Oct 2018
Ukraine president thanks Belarus for hosting peace talks Ukraine president thanks Belarus for hosting peace talks
“The trilateral contact group works in Minsk. And Belarus does everything it can to organize the work,” said Petro Poroshenko. “This is why I would like to thank Alexander Grigoryevich [Lukashenko], the Belarusian nation, Minsk”...
26 Oct 2018
Belarus president calls for peace in Ukraine through efforts of three Slavonic nations Belarus president calls for peace in Ukraine through efforts of three Slavonic nations
"It is a matter of war and peace. I am talking about it because it has been very politicized recently. Belarus is not thousands of kilometers away from this conflict, from the war where innocents perish. The war is really close"...
26 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus aims for broad-format cooperation with Ukraine across the board Lukashenko: Belarus aims for broad-format cooperation with Ukraine across the board
Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that not only economy unites the two countries and the two nations but also tight humanitarian ties. Bilateral cooperation in sport, science, and education develops vigorously...
26 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Colossal demand for stronger friendship in Belarus, Ukraine Lukashenko: Colossal demand for stronger friendship in Belarus, Ukraine
Alexander Lukashenko stated that Ukraine is not only a good friend and a neighbor for Belarus but also one of its key political, trade and economic partners...
26 Oct 2018
Poroshenko urges to increase Ukraine-Belarus trade to $10bn Poroshenko urges to increase Ukraine-Belarus trade to $10bn
The president stressed that Ukraine views Belarus as a strategic partner and that trade and economic cooperation is the priority...
26 Oct 2018
PM: Belarus hopes to conclude new supply contracts with Sudan PM: Belarus hopes to conclude new supply contracts with Sudan
The prime minister noted that the presidents of Belarus and Sudan have set serious tasks before the governments on the development of trade and economic relations. "We have a roadmap. Some of its events are being currently implemented"...
26 Oct 2018
Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom: Transboundary cooperation will boost regional development Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom: Transboundary cooperation will boost regional development
Assessing the scale of the Belarusian-Ukrainian forum, she stressed that the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe sets the same task as the forum but only within the European space, and also within the borders of the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe...
26 Oct 2018
France seeks to double trade with Belarus within five years France seeks to double trade with Belarus within five years
In his words, promising cooperation avenues include agriculture, insurance, transport, supplies of machinery and equipment...
26 Oct 2018
Poroshenko: Trust between Ukraine and Belarus, between leaders Poroshenko: Trust between Ukraine and Belarus, between leaders
“Today we made sure that our decision to hold the forum was right. Six treaties have already been signed. More agreements will be concluded between our regions, which will help make the life of people in Ukraine and Belarus better”...
26 Oct 2018
Forum of Belarusian, Ukrainian regions nets over $100m in commercial contracts Forum of Belarusian, Ukrainian regions nets over $100m in commercial contracts
In his words, new contracts were signed virtually in every industry. The number includes mechanical engineering, petrochemical industry, and textile industry...
26 Oct 2018
Belarus urges to support initiative on UN database of SDG coordinators Belarus urges to support initiative on UN database of SDG coordinators
"The next stage of our work will be to set up of the UN database on national SDG coordinators and to launch it during the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development"...
26 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Decentralization in Ukraine contributes to regional cooperation with Belarus Ambassador: Decentralization in Ukraine contributes to regional cooperation with Belarus
"The process of decentralization is in progress. Regions are getting more rights at the local level, more responsibility and, most importantly, more funds"...
26 Oct 2018
Belarus waiting for Russia’s decision on dairy supplies Belarus waiting for Russia’s decision on dairy supplies
Apart from that, during the 5th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in October, the two countries signed food balance sheets for 2019. Belarus plans to ship about 320,000 tonnes of meat products to Russia in 2019, up 11% over 2018...
26 Oct 2018
Ukraine's vice premier: Industrial cooperation will open new markets for Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine's vice premier: Industrial cooperation will open new markets for Belarus, Ukraine
The plan for $8 billion in trade in 2019 can be achieved not only through mutual export and import of goods and services but also through the development of joint ventures, the vice prime minister of Ukraine emphasized...
26 Oct 2018
Regions urged to help reach $8bn target in Belarus-Ukraine trade Regions urged to help reach $8bn target in Belarus-Ukraine trade
Igor Lyashenko emphasized the need for closer cooperation in manufacturing and agriculture. “Potential of the bilateral cooperation is far from being exhausted. We have great reserves in mechanical engineering, energy and agribusiness”...
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