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4 Jun 2019
FM: Belarus needs EU as united powerful geopolitical player FM: Belarus needs EU as united powerful geopolitical player
The minister expressed the hope that the EU would not lose interest in the Eastern Partnership after the 2019 European Parliament elections. In his words, Belarus would like the Eastern Partnership to remain a priority for the EU...
4 Jun 2019
Belarus admired for its attitude to history Belarus admired for its attitude to history
Andrej Danko was impressed with a visit to the State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. “I admire the way Belarus preserves the history,” he said...
4 Jun 2019
PM: Belarus seeks to bolster ties with Slovakia PM: Belarus seeks to bolster ties with Slovakia
"There are many areas where we cooperate and where could combine efforts and will surely achieve success. These include pharmaceuticals, energy, electronics, innovations, science and technology, pulp and paper industry"...
4 Jun 2019
Belarus wants Europe strong and united Belarus wants Europe strong and united
“Trust and removal of barriers are key to maintaining stability in the region. Therefore, Belarus wants a strong and united Europe and advocates a sustainable Eurasian-Atlantic partnership, including cooperation in defense and politics”...
4 Jun 2019
WIPO head describes Belarus as active, important member WIPO head describes Belarus as active, important member
"Belarus is an active and very important member of our international organization. We appreciate all the support your country provides, all the information Belarus shares, and the experience your country has accumulated"...
4 Jun 2019
FM: Russia understands Belarus’ pursuit of better relations with EU FM: Russia understands Belarus’ pursuit of better relations with EU
“In our view, Russia has recently got a better understanding that Belarus’ participation in the Eastern Partnership initiative is not aimed against Russia,” Vladimir Makei said...
4 Jun 2019
MFA: Belarus intends to end HIV epidemic by 2023 MFA: Belarus intends to end HIV epidemic by 2023
Valentin Rybakov spoke about the national policy in bulrush to achieve the global goal of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 and confirmed the country's full commitment to the implementation of the Political Declaration on Ending HIV/AIDS...
3 Jun 2019
Belarus interested in Slovak expertise in local self-governance Belarus interested in Slovak expertise in local self-governance
Mikhail Myasnikovich noted that Belarus is currently considering a possibility to introduce amendments and addenda to the Constitution. In this regard, the topic of self-governance is coming to the forefront, he said...
3 Jun 2019
Belarus plans to plant walnut garden using seedlings from Tajikistan Belarus plans to plant walnut garden using seedlings from Tajikistan
During the meeting the parties discussed the projects to plant Belarusian-Tajik Gardens of Friendship. One of them was launched in Brest District in April where seedlings of grapes, apple, cherry and apricot from Tajikistan were planted...
31 May 2019
Venice Commission representative describes Belarusians as very kind, hospitable Venice Commission representative describes Belarusians as very kind, hospitable
In her opinion, good relations have evolved between the Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Belarus. “And it is a great pleasure for us to be here in order to together celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court”...
31 May 2019
Lukashenko responds to accusations of authoritarian rule Lukashenko responds to accusations of authoritarian rule
"I have never denied it. Indeed, our legal system was premised upon building and strengthening the power vertical, because after the collapse of the Soviet Union we were left alone, with Soviet rubles to make it worse. They promised us to stick to the Soviet currency"...
31 May 2019
Belarus interested in experience of foreign countries in constitutional law Belarus interested in experience of foreign countries in constitutional law
The head of state emphasized that legal issues are topical ones, they are important for building a just society where every citizen is protected by the state and the inviolability of the political structure is guaranteed by the Fundamental Law...
30 May 2019
Belarus’ competitive edge for transportation by road to China noted Belarus’ competitive edge for transportation by road to China noted
"The advantageous geographical position at a crossroads of many routes that connect the Baltic states with the Black Sea region, Asia with Europe allows Belarusian transport companies to actively penetrate new markets and not only in neighboring countries"...
30 May 2019
Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ Constitutional Court is in keeping with international legal norms Ryzhenkov: Belarus’ Constitutional Court is in keeping with international legal norms
Maksim Ryzhenkov noted that the agenda and the entry list of the conference “is a testimony to the fact that the Constitutional Court of Belarus works within the framework of international legal standards and actively promotes international contacts”...
29 May 2019
Belarus suggests protecting elderly women in digital era Belarus suggests protecting elderly women in digital era
On the one hand, since the Beijing Declaration was adopted, no country has managed to achieve gender equality. Belarus is no exception. However, over the past five years our country has made progress in promoting gender equality at the legislative level...
29 May 2019
Ambassador: Belarus, Italy restarting political relations Ambassador: Belarus, Italy restarting political relations
"In February, Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas visited Rome with a government delegation. On 25 June Rome will host a session of the intergovernmental economic commission. Political relations are evolving"...
28 May 2019
Seong In Kim: S. Korea will increase investment in Belarus Seong In Kim: S. Korea will increase investment in Belarus
“With regard to cooperation with Belarus, the Korean government intends to increase investment. We also seek more active Belarusian-Korean ties in the field of information and communication technologies”...
24 May 2019
Manufacturing cooperation expected to drive Belarus-Moldova interaction Manufacturing cooperation expected to drive Belarus-Moldova interaction
Moldova can become an advantageous and reliable point for Belarusian companies to access the European Union market. The establishment of enterprises based on manufacturing cooperation looks like one of the ways to accomplish that...
24 May 2019
MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation, readmission agreements MFA: Belarus, EU close to signing visa facilitation, readmission agreements
“We are close to signing the visa facilitation agreement. This is important. Given the EU’s decision to raise the visa fees, we are in talks to keep the visa fees for Belarusians virtually at the current level and even slightly reduce them"...
24 May 2019
Good neighborhood seen as pillar of Belarus-EU relations in future Good neighborhood seen as pillar of Belarus-EU relations in future
"The European Union is the second biggest trading partner of Belarus. The trade is on the rise and this is partly attributed to Europe’s decision to ease access to the EU market for a number of Belarusian goods"...
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