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23 Mar 2018
Turnage: Belarus ready to host ASE Planetary Congress in September Turnage: Belarus ready to host ASE Planetary Congress in September
According to the ASE executive director, the host party may bring something new to the event but the the focus is always on the interaction with children and young people to promote space exploration...
23 Mar 2018
Lukashenko draws attention to personnel training in Belarus-Georgia cooperation Lukashenko draws attention to personnel training in Belarus-Georgia cooperation
“We have agreed that we will not limit our cooperation to simple trade and joint ventures. We have agreed to train workforce,” stressed Alexander Lukashenko...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus president praises Georgian efforts to advance relations Belarus president praises Georgian efforts to advance relations
"Honestly, today I was greatly surprised by the brotherly Georgian nation. I have been a politician probably longer than anyone else here. All the more so, in my position. I’ve met with various people and various delegations"...
22 Mar 2018
Margvelashvili: Belarus-Georgia cooperation improves living standards for regular citizens Margvelashvili: Belarus-Georgia cooperation improves living standards for regular citizens
“Today I’ve said more than once that I envy the rapid development of your production sector starting with agriculture and ending with high technologies. The fact that Belarus has not wasted but has preserved and multiplied the economic power that once existed owes a lot to your leadership and your role”...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus president’s visit to Georgia described as success Belarus president’s visit to Georgia described as success
The Belarusian minister of foreign affairs stated that contacts between Belarus and Georgia have been getting more vigorous at all levels for the last few years. The fact indicates that the two countries are now on track for persistently and vigorously advancing their relations across the board — from agriculture to education and culture...
22 Mar 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus will always be open for cooperation with Georgia Lukashenko: Belarus will always be open for cooperation with Georgia
The head of state noted that since his previous visit in 2015, the countries have made great advances in cooperation. He also stressed the sincere atmosphere of the current meetings in Tbilisi, during which the parties considered a wide range of issues...
22 Mar 2018
Georgia president hopes for further development of relations with Belarus Georgia president hopes for further development of relations with Belarus
The Georgian leader remarked that during this visit the sides will sign a number of documents in various industries to create a stable foundation of bilateral relations...
22 Mar 2018
Lukashenko praises special friendship between Belarusian and Georgian people Lukashenko praises special friendship between Belarusian and Georgian people
“Indeed, I come to Georgia as if it is my home. This is my second visit. But I feel that there are close people in Georgia,” the president said...
22 Mar 2018
Belarus to export more medications to Georgia, share transplantology practices Belarus to export more medications to Georgia, share transplantology practices
Valery Malashko mentioned the growing volume of shipped medications. "We have deeply penetrated the market and have earned a good reputation"...
22 Mar 2018
Call for new ways to expand Belarus-Tajikistan economic ties Call for new ways to expand Belarus-Tajikistan economic ties
In his view, the traditional mechanisms that are used in trade relations do not always work efficiently. Trade cooperation must be complemented with an investment component...
22 Mar 2018
Plans to extend visa-free travel period in Belarus up to ten days this year Plans to extend visa-free travel period in Belarus up to ten days this year
The Sports and Tourism Ministry representative specified that the visa-free travel period can be extended up to ten days after a number of other matters, including those relating to migration laws, are taken care of...
22 Mar 2018
Russian Duma speaker calls to keep memory of Khatyn tragedy Russian Duma speaker calls to keep memory of Khatyn tragedy
"Among the many dreadful events that happened during the Great Patriotic War, the Khatyn tragedy has always had a special place. The massacre of 149 Khatyn residents symbolizes the unprecedented cruelty and inhumanity of fascism"...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus alarmed by growing enmity between largest military powers Belarus alarmed by growing enmity between largest military powers
The Belarusian diplomat reminded that the tragedy of Khatyn was a symbol of terror and suffering of the civilian population for generations of Belarusians and people, who live in post-Soviet countries...
21 Mar 2018
Partnership network of SDG coordinators among Belarus’ short-term priorities Partnership network of SDG coordinators among Belarus’ short-term priorities
The architecture for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals has been built at the national level in Belarus, the deputy speaker pointed out. Now the task is to integrate it at the local level. This is another short-term priority in achieving the SDGs...
21 Mar 2018
PM: Belarus hopes to develop industrial cooperation with India PM: Belarus hopes to develop industrial cooperation with India
“We hope to develop industrial and sci-tech cooperation with India. We have already been implementing projects in oil production and agriculture. We hope to implement the project of the Indian investment cluster in the village of Bolbasovo, Orsha District”...
21 Mar 2018
Generations and Gender survey seen as valuable tool for development of demographic policy in Belarus Generations and Gender survey seen as valuable tool for development of demographic policy in Belarus
“The country's population policy is not chaotic. Before you craft any measures and take decisions, you need to study the demographic processes and compare them with the processes in the neighboring countries in the European region”...
21 Mar 2018
Ambassador: Belarus wins more niches in Georgia’s imports Ambassador: Belarus wins more niches in Georgia’s imports
Belarus exports products for almost every sector of Georgia’s economy: food products, farming machinery, trucks, medications, furniture, petrochemical products, tires, synthetic thread, and cable...
21 Mar 2018
Belarus seeks closer ties with Uruguay Belarus seeks closer ties with Uruguay
Vladimir Astapenko emphasized Belarus’ determination to seek new ways for the intensification of trade and economic cooperation, business contacts and the expansion of the bilateral legal framework...
20 Mar 2018
Lukashenko about BNR: You have to know the truth, but don’t take pride in those events Lukashenko about BNR: You have to know the truth, but don’t take pride in those events
On the one hand, the founders of the Belarusian People’s Republic wanted independence for the country. On the other hand, they were ready to seek anyone’s assistance with reaching the goal, however, they would have been once again oppressed in the end...
20 Mar 2018
FIDE CEO praises Minsk as venue fit for top chess tournaments FIDE CEO praises Minsk as venue fit for top chess tournaments
Geoffrey Borg came to Minsk to learn about progress in preparations for a session of the FIDE Presidential Board, which is scheduled to take place in the Belarusian capital on 6-9 April. It is no secret that Minsk is eager to host the 2022 World Chess Olympiad...
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