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12 Oct 2018
Putin: Belarus and Russia can raise the bilateral trade to $50bn Putin: Belarus and Russia can raise the bilateral trade to $50bn
In 2017 Belarus-Russia trade rose by nearly one fourth and reached $32.4 billion. In January-August 2018 Belarus-Russia trade rose by another 14.5%. “We are quite capable of raising the bilateral trade to $50 billion”...
12 Oct 2018
Rumas welcomes SCO’s growing influence Rumas welcomes SCO’s growing influence
“Belarus is proud that the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone is becoming a gem on the crown of the Belt and Road project,” Sergei Rumas said...
12 Oct 2018
Belarus ready to work together with SCO to improve food security, nuclear safety Belarus ready to work together with SCO to improve food security, nuclear safety
Located in the geographical center of Europe Belarus views the SCO economic dimension as a priority element of the organization...
12 Oct 2018
Tajikistan vows to do its best to implement joint projects with Belarus Tajikistan vows to do its best to implement joint projects with Belarus
Emomali Rahmon emphasized that Tajikistan is prepared to implement all the agreements reached during the Belarusian president's visits to Tajikistan in May and September and that the countries are strategic partners...
12 Oct 2018
Matviyenko: Belarus-Russia relations should reach brand-new level Matviyenko: Belarus-Russia relations should reach brand-new level
According to Valentina Matviyenko, the two countries amassed quite extensive experience of interregional cooperation; a series of agreements and treaties were signed by economic operators of the two states. Many documents will be signed on 12 October...
11 Oct 2018
Huawei executive: Smart security project in Great Stone in its nascence Huawei executive: Smart security project in Great Stone in its nascence
“Our company was among the first to join the Great Stone project. The project is an excellent example of Belarus-China cooperation. This is the biggest park of its kind that China helped to set up outside its border. This project is part and parcel of the Belt and Road concept,” Zhao Xichu said...
11 Oct 2018
Head of Roman Catholic Church in Belarus runs into Pope Head of Roman Catholic Church in Belarus runs into Pope
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz and Pope Francis talked briefly about church affairs in Belarus. The former said he hoped the Pope would visit Belarus some day...
11 Oct 2018
Belarus, Russia to align laws to ensure equal terms for economic operators Belarus, Russia to align laws to ensure equal terms for economic operators
The concept is structured into 12 sections and is guided by the Belarus-Russia Union State Treaty...
11 Oct 2018
Call for innovation-driven development strategy in Belarus-Russia union Call for innovation-driven development strategy in Belarus-Russia union
According to the source, science has become a productive force and directly influences economic growth, scientific and technological advance as well as social and economic progress...
11 Oct 2018
Ambassador: Sochi instructions of Belarusian, Russian presidents implemented Ambassador: Sochi instructions of Belarusian, Russian presidents implemented
“All the instructions given by the heads of state have been implemented,” the head of the Russian diplomatic mission noted...
11 Oct 2018
Russia shows interest in Belarusian-made medicines Russia shows interest in Belarusian-made medicines
“We offer a lineup of socially important medicines. A large share of the medicines produced in our country cost less than Br4. Inexpensive socially important medicines are of great interest to the Russian Federation”...
11 Oct 2018
Call for removing all trade barriers between Belarus, Ukraine Call for removing all trade barriers between Belarus, Ukraine
Igor Lyashenko reminded that the presidents of Belarus and Ukraine set a task to increase the bilateral trade to $8 billion in 2019...
11 Oct 2018
Opinion: Belarusians, Russians confident in Union State success Opinion: Belarusians, Russians confident in Union State success
Taking part in the 5th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia are representatives of 35 Russian regions, including Bryansk, Far East, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Mikhail Myasnikovich said...
11 Oct 2018
Digital technologies seen as crucial to economic security in Belarus, Russia Digital technologies seen as crucial to economic security in Belarus, Russia
“We should not stay away from these processes lest we become dependent on global leaders in digitizing the economy. We should be proactive”...
11 Oct 2018
Minister: Innovations in livestock sector will shore up food security of Belarus, Russia Minister: Innovations in livestock sector will shore up food security of Belarus, Russia
The minister suggested the breeding-genetic centers should develop common pedigree resources of the Union State...
11 Oct 2018
FIDE vice president: World Chess Olympiad will raise interest in chess in Belarus FIDE vice president: World Chess Olympiad will raise interest in chess in Belarus
"We have no doubt that the World Chess Olympiad 2022 will raise interest in the sport in Belarus. We have both state-run and private chess schools and we hope that new athletes will join the Belarusian national team in four years"...
10 Oct 2018
European Parliament urged to revise approaches to contacts with Belarus European Parliament urged to revise approaches to contacts with Belarus
All previous ultimatum declarations of the EU in respect to Belarus have led to nowhere. On the contrary, the interaction began to develop only when criticism became constructive, not “image-based”...
10 Oct 2018
Plans to sign Belarusian-Russian food trade balance sheets on 12 October Plans to sign Belarusian-Russian food trade balance sheets on 12 October
In his words, the documents will be signed in the presence of Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich and Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko...
10 Oct 2018
Counterterrorism applications of artificial intelligence discussed in Minsk Counterterrorism applications of artificial intelligence discussed in Minsk
While speaking during the conference, Belarusian specialists suggested focusing efforts on cooperation in the sphere of information and communication...
10 Oct 2018
Belarus, Russia need to sync approaches to youth policy Belarus, Russia need to sync approaches to youth policy
According to Grigory Petushkov, the development of a general concept of the youth policy in the Belarus-Russia Union State will be an important step towards the integration of the two countries...
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