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1 Jun 2018
Belarus president describes border guard service as fateful to presidential career Belarus president describes border guard service as fateful to presidential career
"I remember that I was a border guard once. But maybe my sons are more inclined to celebrate [Border Guard Day], some traditions and the rest. And I have a tradition of visiting border guard stations"...
1 Jun 2018
Setting up EAEU-India free trade zone viewed as powerful solution Setting up EAEU-India free trade zone viewed as powerful solution
According to the speaker, it was Belarus that initiated the development of a free trade zone between the EAEU and India. “I think that this global interesting project will be implemented within the agreed schedule. It will be a powerful solution”...
1 Jun 2018
Belarus invites Russia to revise border service presence at common border Belarus invites Russia to revise border service presence at common border
"But we shouldn’t act like Russians. They don’t know what they want and what they are doing at the Belarusian-Russian border. They should make up their minds. Once they have, we can easily respond. We are ready to give an adequate answer at any time. If they want to close the border, they may go ahead"...
1 Jun 2018
Over 150,000 foreign fans expected to travel to FIFA World Cup in Russia through Belarus Over 150,000 foreign fans expected to travel to FIFA World Cup in Russia through Belarus
Aleksei Begun cited the data of the Russian colleagues who informed that 1.5 million foreign fans have bought the tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Interior Ministry expects more than 10% of them to go transit via Belarus...
1 Jun 2018
Belarus hailed as active contributor to development of 2030 Agenda Belarus hailed as active contributor to development of 2030 Agenda
"This is a global initiative to be implemented within the framework of the multilateral partnership. Belarus is committed to achieving the SDGs aimed at raising the level and quality of life of people"...
1 Jun 2018
Dapkiunas: Belarus will continue to work actively towards SDGs Dapkiunas: Belarus will continue to work actively towards SDGs
In his opinion, the international cooperation aimed at achieving the SDGs has increased substantially after the country set up the national body led by the national coordinator...
1 Jun 2018
Call to accelerate work on CIS free trade in services agreement Call to accelerate work on CIS free trade in services agreement
Belarus calls to extend the free trade zone to e-commerce. First of all, the matter is about building a barrier-free information and communication infrastructure...
31 May 2018
Opinion: Belarus has made great headway in securing women’s rights on labor market Opinion: Belarus has made great headway in securing women’s rights on labor market
The FTUB head stressed that Belarus makes it into the top 15 countries where female HDI equals or exceeds the male HDI. Besides, the country secures a 30% female representation in the authorities...
31 May 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus will spend as much on security as needed Lukashenko: Belarus will spend as much on security as needed
"Belarus is not going to be drawn into an arms race, and engage in saber rattling. However, due to the current military political situation, we cannot afford different proportions of public expenditure financing"...
30 May 2018
Belarus unlikely to join WTO by autumn Belarus unlikely to join WTO by autumn
"Due to the workflow we hope to sign bilateral agreements with the main WTO members by autumn. At the same time we are on a separate track with the USA"...
30 May 2018
Belarus described as one of Eastern Partnership’s most developed economies Belarus described as one of Eastern Partnership’s most developed economies
The official pointed out the possibility of Belarus-Estonia cooperation in the area of digital government. In his words, Estonian advances in this area are focused primarily on protecting citizen data and building up the nation’s trust in digital services...
30 May 2018
Kochanova: Belarus has high hopes for the young Kochanova: Belarus has high hopes for the young
Addressing the BRSM Youth Union members, Natalya Kochanova noted that they must show an example of selfless love for the motherland and people, promote the ideas of traditional spiritual and moral values boldly and convincingly, lead a healthy lifestyle, defend the state position...
30 May 2018
Belarusian production sector out of recession Belarusian production sector out of recession
"In 2017 the industrial output growth rate totaled 106.1%. In January-April 2018 the figure reached 108.8%. We hope that we will finish this year with the same rate"...
30 May 2018
Mikser: Belarus is a very important partner for Estonia Mikser: Belarus is a very important partner for Estonia
“Economic cooperation is the most important part of bilateral relations. We see a great potential for cooperation in such areas as logistics and transit. Here both parties, both governments will have some work to do”...
30 May 2018
Lukashenko sends greetings to Belarusian school-leavers Lukashenko sends greetings to Belarusian school-leavers
The head of state emphasized that it is not only important to be an excellent specialist but also to develop as a mature and responsible personality, to take care of people and to add some personal achievements to the history book of native Belarus...
29 May 2018
Belarus invites Russia to resume gas price negotiations Belarus invites Russia to resume gas price negotiations
"We should enter a new stage of the negotiations now in order to determine the pricing formula for creating a common Eurasian electricity market and a common oil and gas market"...
29 May 2018
Belarus’ chances of acquiring consultative status under Antarctic Treaty viewed as high Belarus’ chances of acquiring consultative status under Antarctic Treaty viewed as high
"On the sidelines of the forum which I attended recently, all the founders of the Antarctic Treaty, namely the heads of 12 delegations, welcomed our positive momentum, progress, the desire to work in Antarctica observing established rules"...
29 May 2018
Strengthening of Union State viewed as joint priority of Belarus, Russia Strengthening of Union State viewed as joint priority of Belarus, Russia
“Our relationships are inclusive. We have reaffirmed this during an hour-long conversation with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and detailed negotiations with Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei”...
29 May 2018
Belarus’ work with Shanghai Cooperation Organization guided by practical interests Belarus’ work with Shanghai Cooperation Organization guided by practical interests
Vladimir Makei remarked that Belarus will take an active part in the SCO summit, which is due in Qingdao, China in June...
29 May 2018
Makei: Belarus regrets Ukraine’s decision to withdraw from CIS Makei: Belarus regrets Ukraine’s decision to withdraw from CIS
“Of course, it is the sovereign right of Ukraine. Recently, Ukraine has not attended the meetings of the CIS. We regret this”...
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