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14 Jun 2018
Ryzhenkov: Minsk almost ready for 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup Ryzhenkov: Minsk almost ready for 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup
"The main thing is to get into th espirit and play to the top of their abilities in every match," Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
13 Jun 2018
Normandy format expected to invigorate contact group on Ukraine in Minsk Normandy format expected to invigorate contact group on Ukraine in Minsk
“I am convinced that the invigoration of the Normandy format at various levels will give a considerable political impulse to our work here, in Minsk,” said Martin Sajdik...
13 Jun 2018
Belarus, Russia urged to find compromise to ensure fair competition Belarus, Russia urged to find compromise to ensure fair competition
“Our common goal is to find a mutually beneficial compromise to ensure fair and equal competition,” the prime minister said...
13 Jun 2018
Medvedev: Belarus-Russia economic cooperation is on the rise Medvedev: Belarus-Russia economic cooperation is on the rise
Dmitry Medvedev reminded that in 2017 the bilateral trade rose by 23.5% up to $32.4 billion. This year the trend remains in place - the growth made up 17% over the four months of the year...
13 Jun 2018
Opinion: Regional business promotion councils should deal with specific issues in Belarus Opinion: Regional business promotion councils should deal with specific issues in Belarus
"Our goal is to make sure all your ideas that aim to create jobs, raise wages, increase tax revenues, are put into practice effectively and smoothly. Therefore work with complaints and suggestions from entrepreneurs is an important element of our job"...
12 Jun 2018
Call to intensify Belarus-Uzbekistan interregional cooperation Call to intensify Belarus-Uzbekistan interregional cooperation
Mikhail Myasnikovich called for boosting cooperation between regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan. “It does not make sense to deal with all the issues from the capital cities,” he said...
12 Jun 2018
Mahajan praises Belarus-India mutual support on international arena Mahajan praises Belarus-India mutual support on international arena
“Our relations are based on many years of friendship. The support we lend each other on the international arena is, of course, a symbol and demonstration of this friendship,” Sumitra Mahajan said. At the same time, she noted that the two countries need to scale up trade and economic cooperation...
12 Jun 2018
Lukashenko congratulates Putin on Russia Day Lukashenko congratulates Putin on Russia Day
“Citizens of Russia have many reasons to be proud of their history and rich spiritual and cultural heritage. Our fraternal country has triumphantly emerged from many ordeals to become a sovereign and rule-of-law state with great potential in all the fields”...
11 Jun 2018
Belarus set to boost parliamentary contacts with India Belarus set to boost parliamentary contacts with India
The speaker noted that Belarus has been closely following the transformations taking place in India, in particular, in its economy. Belarus is happy for India’s successes and its increasing weight on the international arena...
11 Jun 2018
Belarus' MFA emphasizes Washington’s inability to review its outdated position to Belarus Belarus' MFA emphasizes Washington’s inability to review its outdated position to Belarus
“Moreover, we believe that the decision taken by the American side does not reflect the actual situation in the relationship between Belarus and the United States currently engaged in a dialogue discussing matters of mutual interest, as well as reciprocal concern”...
10 Jun 2018
Belarus in favor of control over peaceful use of nuclear energy Belarus in favor of control over peaceful use of nuclear energy
The president believes that further cooperation in boosting nuclear security, peaceful uses of nuclear energy and research in this field can become one of the areas of considerable mutual interest for the SCO states...
10 Jun 2018
Lukashenko suggests creating IT ecosystem of SCO Lukashenko suggests creating IT ecosystem of SCO
The president noted that today’s technological development pace offers new opportunities, but also poses challenges and threats. No state can afford closing or banning something in this field...
10 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus can help expand cooperation in Greater Eurasia Lukashenko: Belarus can help expand cooperation in Greater Eurasia
The Belarusian head of state underlined that it is practical economic cooperation of the SCO member states with observer states and dialogue partners, as well as effective use of their transit and logistic capacities that can drive the development of the organization...
10 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: SCO should help common sense prevail in interstate relations Lukashenko: SCO should help common sense prevail in interstate relations
The Belarusian head of state noted that against the backdrop of ongoing global geopolitical and economic transformations, disagreements between states are getting increasingly tense. Uncertainty has become a new ‘normality’...
10 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus is set to tackle issues in relations with Iran Lukashenko: Belarus is set to tackle issues in relations with Iran
Belarus is determined to deal with issues in relations with Iran, Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko made this statement as he met with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao...
8 Jun 2018
Ambassador: Imposing sweeping sanctions contradicts EAEU laws Ambassador: Imposing sweeping sanctions contradicts EAEU laws
Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov told the media as he commented on the recent milk dispute between the two countries...
8 Jun 2018
Ambassador: Russia supports Belarus’ Helsinki 2 initiative Ambassador: Russia supports Belarus’ Helsinki 2 initiative
"We support the initiative of the Belarusian leadership aimed at defusing the tensions, creating conditions for a meaningful dialogue on security and stability in Europe and other regions of the world"...
8 Jun 2018
Union State Council of Ministers to discuss Belarus’ dairy supplies to Russia Union State Council of Ministers to discuss Belarus’ dairy supplies to Russia
" am optimistic about this matter, at least today’s discussion gives us hope that we will get rid of these unnecessary complications in our relations," Grigory Rapota concluded...
7 Jun 2018
EBRD: Belarus can get more foreign investments EBRD: Belarus can get more foreign investments
The EBRD vice president said: “The first conclusion of the visit is that all opportunities for stepping up our operation in Belarus are available because favorable conditions are present in the country today. Besides, Belarus can get more foreign investments either from the West or the East”...
7 Jun 2018
EBRD vice president notes improving indicators of Belarusian economy performance EBRD vice president notes improving indicators of Belarusian economy performance
The EBRD vice president said: "As far as performance indicators of the Belarusian economy are concerned, they demonstrate an improvement in a number of areas. I am talking about indicators like economic growth and inflation, which are under control"...
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