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16 Dec 2017
Call to make Belarus-Russia Union State program more efficient Call to make Belarus-Russia Union State program more efficient
“We have neither bodies nor mechanisms to assess the efficiency of the programs. We have the Union State budget. We should evaluate mutual benefits from the programs we implement. These are joint enterprises, joint research and a practical focus on budget spending”...
16 Dec 2017
Belarus, Russia work hard on draft agreement on mutual recognition of visas Belarus, Russia work hard on draft agreement on mutual recognition of visas
The document provides an opportunity to regulate the crossing of the Russian-Belarusian border by third-country nationals. “Until now, this issue has not been regulated,” the secretary of state said...
15 Dec 2017
Lukashenko: Corruption has been curbed in Belarus through joint efforts Lukashenko: Corruption has been curbed in Belarus through joint efforts
“We’ve managed to curb corruption in the last few years through joint efforts of the competent agencies. The fact is recognized by everyone in the world. However, we cannot say we’ve got rid of negative phenomena completely"...
15 Dec 2017
NATO supports Belarus on many security matters NATO supports Belarus on many security matters
“Public diplomacy is a field where cooperation advances best of all. A recent visit of Belarusian reporters and experts to the NATO HQ confirmed it. We hope the dialogue with Belarus will be expanded,” stressed the NATO representative...
15 Dec 2017
Belarus-NATO dialogue viewed as essential for peace in Europe Belarus-NATO dialogue viewed as essential for peace in Europe
“Belarus has an individual program of cooperation with NATO. Dialogue, including the one between Belarus and NATO, is essential for strengthening peace in Europe,” the diplomat remarked...
15 Dec 2017
Open local elections with wide range of candidates encouraged in Belarus Open local elections with wide range of candidates encouraged in Belarus
According to Lidia Yermoshina, today, in the early stages of the election campaign, it is already clear that there will be new faces in politics. A lot of groups who declare themselves as unaffiliated has been registered...
15 Dec 2017
New approaches to international security should rest on trust, mutual understanding New approaches to international security should rest on trust, mutual understanding
“The development of new approaches to international security should be based on the principles of trust, mutual understanding, the involvement of a wide circle of subjects, including states, international organizations, public structures, expert and scientific community”...
14 Dec 2017
Belarus, Turkey urged to enhance cooperation in industry, agriculture, science Belarus, Turkey urged to enhance cooperation in industry, agriculture, science
“We have already achieved some results of the joint work. However these results in industry, agriculture and science are disproportionately small relative to our possibilities,” Vladimir Semashko said and stressed that Belarus and Turkey should step up cooperation in these areas...
14 Dec 2017
Lithuanian experts encouraged to contribute to Belarusian nuclear power plant project Lithuanian experts encouraged to contribute to Belarusian nuclear power plant project
"The current Lithuanian leadership prefers keeping the discussion about the Belarusian nuclear power plant restricted to politicians instead of experts and scientists. It is likely the cause of their misconception about what is truly going on at the Belarusian nuclear power plant construction site"...
14 Dec 2017
Belarus seeks closer ties with Turkey in industry, technology Belarus seeks closer ties with Turkey in industry, technology
"Belarus and Turkey have a great industrial, scientific, and innovative potential for boosting mutually beneficial trade and economic ties"...
14 Dec 2017
BCCI proves its worth in reliable delivery of domestic goods to world markets BCCI proves its worth in reliable delivery of domestic goods to world markets
Being in the avant-garde of business cooperation, the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry makes a considerable contribution to establishing effective cooperation between domestic businessmen and their foreign partners, promotes the opening of new horizons for the Belarusian business...
14 Dec 2017
Turkey aims for $1bn in trade with Belarus Turkey aims for $1bn in trade with Belarus
“The trade between Belarus and Turkey is currently $600 million. We hope that the trade between our countries will reach $1 billion”...
14 Dec 2017
Belarus to host first parliamentary hearings on SDGs Belarus to host first parliamentary hearings on SDGs
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted on 25 September 2015. It includes 17 goals aimed at eliminating poverty, inequality and injustice, and also addressing climate change...
13 Dec 2017
NASB invited to coordinate scientific support activities in CIS NASB invited to coordinate scientific support activities in CIS
"Today we are carrying out ten pilot innovative projects. Scientists from Belarus are involved in nine of them. Nevertheless, it is advisable to start working on the algorithms and goals of joint action beyond 2020"...
13 Dec 2017
European Commission sees great potential for wind energy in Belarus European Commission sees great potential for wind energy in Belarus
The development of renewable sources of energy creates new opportunities for doing business. Belarus is a country with a large potential in the sphere of innovations and research...
13 Dec 2017
Rapid development of laser technology, optics in Belarus commended Rapid development of laser technology, optics in Belarus commended
"Today, I think, Russian scientists working in the fields of laser engineering and modern optics import more components and instruments from Belarus than from any other country"...
13 Dec 2017
Belarusian scientists promised support for breakthrough ideas Belarusian scientists promised support for breakthrough ideas
“Offer bold proposals, suggest breakthrough technologies! All your sensible initiatives will be supported,” the head of state said. He emphasized the importance of the meeting and invited scientists to discuss all the issues on the current agenda...
13 Dec 2017
Belarus’ Science and Technology Strategy: 2018-2040 aims for intellectual economy Belarus’ Science and Technology Strategy: 2018-2040 aims for intellectual economy
"The draft strategy provides for the development of ‘intellectual Belarus’, the formation of the smart economy," Vladimir Gusakov noted...
13 Dec 2017
Belarusian ministries urged to focus on long-term industrial policy Belarusian ministries urged to focus on long-term industrial policy
“Today, we need to clarify the priorities and specify overriding scientific tasks. Under present-day conditions, with our industrial companies gaining more independence, the ministries should focus on the most promising areas and on the long-term industrial policy, strengthen the role of design bureaus”...
13 Dec 2017
Belarus president wants humanitarians to find answers to modern challenges Belarus president wants humanitarians to find answers to modern challenges
“Social technologies represent the most important product of humanitarian knowledge. Recipes to direct people’s minds are created today. These technologies are used from outside the country primarily via mass media, the Internet, and not always to the benefit of Belarus"...
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