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15 Feb 2018
Call for daily direct flights between Belarus, Turkey Call for daily direct flights between Belarus, Turkey
“We need direct flights not only between the capitals, but also between big cities and regions of the two countries. It should be comfortable for businessmen to come and study the opportunities of the other country”...
15 Feb 2018
Family capital program seen as investment in human development in Belarus Family capital program seen as investment in human development in Belarus
"This money is working today and shall be paid to the recipients: today’s kids who will be grownup people tomorrow and who will be able to spend this money on education and other things"...
15 Feb 2018
Belarus set to create most favorable conditions for Turkish business Belarus set to create most favorable conditions for Turkish business
Many Turkish companies have already come to appreciate Belarus’ favorable geographic location, its well-developed logistics infrastructure, direct access to the EAEU market, its favorable investment and taxation climate and highly-qualified workforce...
15 Feb 2018
Baraulya: Belarus against doping in sport Baraulya: Belarus against doping in sport
“Belarus is against doping. We want to do a lot to prevent the use of prohibited medications by athletes. Clean sports have always been a priority in the world,” the Belarusian representatives stressed...
15 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: Internationalist soldiers are an example of loyalty to military duty Lukashenko: Internationalist soldiers are an example of loyalty to military duty
“Belarus will always remember the soldiers and officers who went through many hardships, displayed selflessness and courage in hotspots of tension. Those people took the heat of spreading international terrorism back then”...
14 Feb 2018
Belarus interested in expanding inter-parliamentary cooperation with Turkey Belarus interested in expanding inter-parliamentary cooperation with Turkey
“We intend to ensure the implementation of all our previously-made agreements. We have many common topics and issues for discussion. We welcome the intensification of inter-parliamentary cooperation and are looking forward to a visit of Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Ismail Kahraman this May”...
14 Feb 2018
Belarus views Turkey among its most important partners Belarus views Turkey among its most important partners
"Today Turkey is one of the most important partners for Belarus in the world and the Middle East. We view Turkey as a stepping stone to expand our economic presence in the Middle East and North Africa"...
14 Feb 2018
PM: Turkey ready to work together with Belarus in markets of Africa, Middle East PM: Turkey ready to work together with Belarus in markets of Africa, Middle East
“We fully support the initiative of Belarus to advance to the markets in Africa and the Middle East through joint investments. We also encourage our companies to undertake activities in the competitive sectors in the special economic zones in Belarus”...
14 Feb 2018
Defense Ministry comments on possibility of sending Belarusian peacekeepers to Ukraine Defense Ministry comments on possibility of sending Belarusian peacekeepers to Ukraine
Andrey Ravkov recalled that the 103rd Guards Airborne Brigade has a 100-strong peacekeeping unit. "This unit is ready to perform tasks in any region of the world. This is not a problem"...
14 Feb 2018
PM: Belarus, Turkey may reach $1.5bn in mutual trade PM: Belarus, Turkey may reach $1.5bn in mutual trade
The Belarus-Turkey trade has increased more than five times over the past 10 years to reach $1 billion in 2017. “We still have a lot to work on,” Andrei Kobyakov said...
14 Feb 2018
Belarus interested in Sweden’s experience in waste management Belarus interested in Sweden’s experience in waste management
"We recently discussed plans to develop Belarusian-Swedish cooperation and are already holding a seminar on smart city. I hope that it will become a good tradition and that our cooperation will be gaining momentum"...
13 Feb 2018
Ensuring equal rights of citizens named among Union State priorities Ensuring equal rights of citizens named among Union State priorities
"The outcome document of the parliamentary hearings issued in the form of recommendations identified the priorities for the development of the Union State in 2018-2020"...
13 Feb 2018
Belarus’ UAV development ‘faster than expected’ Belarus’ UAV development ‘faster than expected’
“This component is essential for using most firing units. There is a strong interest in such vehicles, including in our country, which is quite natural. Although we are not among the leaders, we are not behind either”...
13 Feb 2018
Sajdik: Minsk process is working Sajdik: Minsk process is working
"Acting as Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, I am deeply convinced that there is simply no alternative to the Minsk agreements for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine"...
13 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: The world one step away from global confrontation for first time since mid 20th century Lukashenko: The world one step away from global confrontation for first time since mid 20th century
"We are very much concerned over the speculations by some countries regarding nuclear weapons, the militarization of the Eastern European region, and the unprecedented build-up of the military potential in our neighboring countries"...
13 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: No real alternative to Minsk as negotiating venue for Ukraine conflict settlement Lukashenko: No real alternative to Minsk as negotiating venue for Ukraine conflict settlement
"We are still concerned over the situation in the neighboring country. Belarus continues to host regular meetings of the trilateral contact group. 2017 saw nearly 30 such meetings"...
12 Feb 2018
EAEU urged to explore Belarus’ policy in digital economy EAEU urged to explore Belarus’ policy in digital economy
“Belarus has made a revolutionary step towards digital economy,” Tatyana Valovaya underlined referring to the Belarus president’s digital economy development ordinance. “In this regard, we need to discuss or probably do something together and share experience with each other”...
12 Feb 2018
Skardino: Winds spared me in the prone Skardino: Winds spared me in the prone
“I am happy with my result today. I went from 36th up to 14th. This is not bad. Everything went well with my shooting today. The winds have spared me in the prone position. I cleaned all the targets, which let me make it into the Top 20”...
12 Feb 2018
Over 40 foreign observers accredited to monitor local elections in Belarus Over 40 foreign observers accredited to monitor local elections in Belarus
"These are members of the diplomatic missions working in Belarus. These are mainly representatives of the embassies of the European states. Applications for accreditation have also been received from Venezuela, the Russian Federation, and the United States"...
10 Feb 2018
Krivko: High speed on track let me finish in top 20 Krivko: High speed on track let me finish in top 20
“I could do better if not for the mistake. You cannot stay too long in the shooting range. I showed good speed but winds complicated the competition in PyeongChang. I even got cold in the last loop. I hope I will do better in the next race”...
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