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14 Feb 2018
Belarus views Turkey among its most important partners Belarus views Turkey among its most important partners
"Today Turkey is one of the most important partners for Belarus in the world and the Middle East. We view Turkey as a stepping stone to expand our economic presence in the Middle East and North Africa"...
14 Feb 2018
PM: Turkey ready to work together with Belarus in markets of Africa, Middle East PM: Turkey ready to work together with Belarus in markets of Africa, Middle East
“We fully support the initiative of Belarus to advance to the markets in Africa and the Middle East through joint investments. We also encourage our companies to undertake activities in the competitive sectors in the special economic zones in Belarus”...
14 Feb 2018
Defense Ministry comments on possibility of sending Belarusian peacekeepers to Ukraine Defense Ministry comments on possibility of sending Belarusian peacekeepers to Ukraine
Andrey Ravkov recalled that the 103rd Guards Airborne Brigade has a 100-strong peacekeeping unit. "This unit is ready to perform tasks in any region of the world. This is not a problem"...
14 Feb 2018
PM: Belarus, Turkey may reach $1.5bn in mutual trade PM: Belarus, Turkey may reach $1.5bn in mutual trade
The Belarus-Turkey trade has increased more than five times over the past 10 years to reach $1 billion in 2017. “We still have a lot to work on,” Andrei Kobyakov said...
14 Feb 2018
Belarus interested in Sweden’s experience in waste management Belarus interested in Sweden’s experience in waste management
"We recently discussed plans to develop Belarusian-Swedish cooperation and are already holding a seminar on smart city. I hope that it will become a good tradition and that our cooperation will be gaining momentum"...
13 Feb 2018
Ensuring equal rights of citizens named among Union State priorities Ensuring equal rights of citizens named among Union State priorities
"The outcome document of the parliamentary hearings issued in the form of recommendations identified the priorities for the development of the Union State in 2018-2020"...
13 Feb 2018
Belarus’ UAV development ‘faster than expected’ Belarus’ UAV development ‘faster than expected’
“This component is essential for using most firing units. There is a strong interest in such vehicles, including in our country, which is quite natural. Although we are not among the leaders, we are not behind either”...
13 Feb 2018
Sajdik: Minsk process is working Sajdik: Minsk process is working
"Acting as Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, I am deeply convinced that there is simply no alternative to the Minsk agreements for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine"...
13 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: The world one step away from global confrontation for first time since mid 20th century Lukashenko: The world one step away from global confrontation for first time since mid 20th century
"We are very much concerned over the speculations by some countries regarding nuclear weapons, the militarization of the Eastern European region, and the unprecedented build-up of the military potential in our neighboring countries"...
13 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: No real alternative to Minsk as negotiating venue for Ukraine conflict settlement Lukashenko: No real alternative to Minsk as negotiating venue for Ukraine conflict settlement
"We are still concerned over the situation in the neighboring country. Belarus continues to host regular meetings of the trilateral contact group. 2017 saw nearly 30 such meetings"...
12 Feb 2018
EAEU urged to explore Belarus’ policy in digital economy EAEU urged to explore Belarus’ policy in digital economy
“Belarus has made a revolutionary step towards digital economy,” Tatyana Valovaya underlined referring to the Belarus president’s digital economy development ordinance. “In this regard, we need to discuss or probably do something together and share experience with each other”...
12 Feb 2018
Skardino: Winds spared me in the prone Skardino: Winds spared me in the prone
“I am happy with my result today. I went from 36th up to 14th. This is not bad. Everything went well with my shooting today. The winds have spared me in the prone position. I cleaned all the targets, which let me make it into the Top 20”...
12 Feb 2018
Over 40 foreign observers accredited to monitor local elections in Belarus Over 40 foreign observers accredited to monitor local elections in Belarus
"These are members of the diplomatic missions working in Belarus. These are mainly representatives of the embassies of the European states. Applications for accreditation have also been received from Venezuela, the Russian Federation, and the United States"...
10 Feb 2018
Krivko: High speed on track let me finish in top 20 Krivko: High speed on track let me finish in top 20
“I could do better if not for the mistake. You cannot stay too long in the shooting range. I showed good speed but winds complicated the competition in PyeongChang. I even got cold in the last loop. I hope I will do better in the next race”...
10 Feb 2018
Domracheva: Gusts and freezing weather have spoiled the result Domracheva: Gusts and freezing weather have spoiled the result
Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva said after the 7.5K Women’s Sprint at PyeongChang...
10 Feb 2018
Belarus-Iran cooperation praised Belarus-Iran cooperation praised
“The countries’ great potential as well as friendship between the nations create a solid foundation for further development of contacts,” the diplomat said...
9 Feb 2018
Around 83,000 tourist arrivals in Belarus under visa-free program Around 83,000 tourist arrivals in Belarus under visa-free program
“There should be booklets, handouts, and other information materials available in our trains, aircraft, and airports for everyone to know where to come and what to see”...
9 Feb 2018
Shchekin: Year of Native Land will encourage every Belarusian to give back to the community Shchekin: Year of Native Land will encourage every Belarusian to give back to the community
In a sense, this is a continuation of the recently enacted ordinances to liberalize entrepreneurship, promote employment and other legislation aimed at creating the conditions to nurture the nation of successful people who seek to work in their country and for its common good, Nikolai Shchekin believes...
9 Feb 2018
Food security seen as foundation of successful economy in Belarus Food security seen as foundation of successful economy in Belarus
"Today, in this hall, we have gathered the people who devote all their energies to the land, by virtue of their profession or vocation. I want to sincerely thank all on behalf of the Belarusian people for the hard day-to-day work. All of you know that there is no easy bread"...
9 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus cherishes a beautiful tradition to celebrate harvest festivals Lukashenko: Belarus cherishes a beautiful tradition to celebrate harvest festivals
"For many years we have been summing up the results of farmers’ work at the Dazhynki harvest festival. The format of this event has changed, but it is still very important and pragmatic. We used to award the best farmers"...
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