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8 Oct 2018
Belarus’ policy towards building IT country expected to bolster relations with Switzerland Belarus’ policy towards building IT country expected to bolster relations with Switzerland
“We welcome Belarus’ policy towards [building] an IT country. It can become a flagship in the Eurasian Economic Union. It will help make our bilateral relations stronger because Switzerland also bets on new technologies”...
5 Oct 2018
Lukashenko happy his children have not become ‘gilded youth’ Lukashenko happy his children have not become ‘gilded youth’
"With my kids I use different approaches. Sometimes I can be tough. I am president, so, probably, children keep this in mind and try not to upset me," Alexander Lukashenko said. "I am not an example to follow in children upbringing"...
5 Oct 2018
Belarus MFA: Recent EP resolution lost touch with reality Belarus MFA: Recent EP resolution lost touch with reality
“We suggest that the members of the European Parliament change the record because the dialogue between Belarus and European institutions has long had new tunes”...
5 Oct 2018
Lukashenko: Self-reliant army is crucial for any country Lukashenko: Self-reliant army is crucial for any country
“The head of state emphasized the importance of developing new types of Belarusian weapons and upgrading the existing military hardware by own efforts. “Independent production and upgrade is a number one priority for any country”...
5 Oct 2018
Lukashenko lambastes new domestic violence bill Lukashenko lambastes new domestic violence bill
“This is nonsense borrowed, first of all, from the West. Don’t worry, we will proceed exclusively from our own interests, our Belarusian, Slavonic traditions and our experience”...
5 Oct 2018
Belarus calls for more active steps to facilitate access for EaP countries to EU market Belarus calls for more active steps to facilitate access for EaP countries to EU market
Oleg Kravchenko stressed the need for more active steps to promote trade and facilitate access for the Eastern Partnership countries to the EU market through the convergence of standards, EU export permits to enterprises of these countries, preliminary exchange of customs information...
4 Oct 2018
South Korea supports Belarus’ economic digitization efforts South Korea supports Belarus’ economic digitization efforts
"South Korea supports Belarus’ efforts in the digitalization of the national economy, using the knowledge sharing program, which embodies Korea’s successful experience in the area"...
4 Oct 2018
Belarus-Korea cooperation in high technology viewed as effective Belarus-Korea cooperation in high technology viewed as effective
The Republic of Korea is one of the main partners of Belarus in the Asian region, the deputy minister stressed. "For more than a quarter of a century of diplomatic relations, we have come a long way in building harmonious relations"...
4 Oct 2018
Belarus to showcase its export potential at Shanghai expo Belarus to showcase its export potential at Shanghai expo
Valery Sadokho noted that Belarusian products and services will be displayed in the two parts of the expo: the Country Pavilion for Trade and Investment and the Enterprise and Business Fair...
4 Oct 2018
Belarus expects long-term benefits from participation in CIIE 2018 in Shanghai Belarus expects long-term benefits from participation in CIIE 2018 in Shanghai
Arranging a large-scale national exposition at CIIE is one of the ways to increase Belarusian supplies to the Chinese market, Sergei Terentyev noted...
4 Oct 2018
Krutoi: Belarus’ sustainable development strategy till 2035 should be practical Krutoi: Belarus’ sustainable development strategy till 2035 should be practical
He cited a positive example of the Europe 2020 economic development strategy. It is comprehensible and concise (about 8-10 pages) and contains several specific priorities that can be used as a benchmark to assess growth...
4 Oct 2018
China International Import Expo in Shanghai to feature Belarusian-Chinese forum China International Import Expo in Shanghai to feature Belarusian-Chinese forum
In particular, the forum will feature the sections “Belarus’ export and innovative potential”, “A favorable investment climate in Belarus is the key to successful partnership”, “Attractiveness of Belarus’ tourist, education and medical services”...
4 Oct 2018
Plans to finalize discussion with Lithuania about Belarusian nuclear power plant in February Plans to finalize discussion with Lithuania about Belarusian nuclear power plant in February
In her words, Belarus is now focused on fulfilling the recommendations both sides received within the framework of the Espoo Convention meeting in 2014. The recommendations are viewed as the foundation for further bilateral cooperation...
4 Oct 2018
Governor: Belarusian diaspora occupies a special place in Irkutsk Oblast Governor: Belarusian diaspora occupies a special place in Irkutsk Oblast
Today about 50,000 Belarusians live in Irkutsk Oblast. According to Sergei Levchenko, Irkutsk Oblast is among few Russian regions which are home to many Belarusians...
4 Oct 2018
Belarusian, Latvian police eager to take cooperation to next level Belarusian, Latvian police eager to take cooperation to next level
The Belarusian internal affairs minister met with a delegation of the State Police of Latvia led by its chief Ints Kuzis on 4 October...
3 Oct 2018
Belarus wants more investment from Japan Belarus wants more investment from Japan
According to the vice premier, an action plan of the government will provide for efforts to increase the efficiency of the manufacturing sector and boost its export capacity. This will enable closer contacts with Japanese business people...
3 Oct 2018
Belarus-Germany political dialogue hailed as vibrant Belarus-Germany political dialogue hailed as vibrant
The deputy minister emphasized the recent milestone event for Belarus, which was the visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Belarus on 29 June 2018, the first one in the history of Belarus-Germany relations...
2 Oct 2018
Belarus FM: The world needs a new format of international relations Belarus FM: The world needs a new format of international relations
The 73rd UNGA session marked the 100th birthday of outstanding state and political figure, former RSA President Nelson Mandela...
2 Oct 2018
Former Ukrainian president thanks Belarus for peace talks Former Ukrainian president thanks Belarus for peace talks
While in Minsk on 2 October Leonid Kuchma thanked colleagues in the trilateral contact group for working together, thus summing up results of his work as Kiev’s representative in the trilateral contact group...
2 Oct 2018
Belarusian MPs urged to focus on national innovation, financial security Belarusian MPs urged to focus on national innovation, financial security
The speaker believes that the import, especially under tied loans, should be monitored for compliance of the procured technologies with the international standards and for the availability of the intellectual property rights to the objects contained in them...
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