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7 Sep 2018
Iran shows interest in all-round cooperation with Belarus Iran shows interest in all-round cooperation with Belarus
The diplomat emphasized the importance of Ali Larijani’s visit. While in Minsk, the high Iranian guest plans to discuss a wide range of issues related to the state and prospects of the Belarusian-Iranian cooperation...
6 Sep 2018
Belarus to showcase its space capabilities at planetary congress in Minsk Belarus to showcase its space capabilities at planetary congress in Minsk
"Our goal is to demonstrate Belarus’ space capabilities to the world community. Our country is among the world’s space powers. The country has two spacecraft in the orbit. These are BKA and Belintersat 1 satellites"...
6 Sep 2018
Legky: Belarusian international media forum will be practice-oriented Legky: Belarusian international media forum will be practice-oriented
The main topic of the forum will be digitalization of the media space. The matter is not just about new technologies but new formats in journalism, new techniques and approaches...
6 Sep 2018
Rumas reveals details of preparation for Belarus-Russia highest-level talks Rumas reveals details of preparation for Belarus-Russia highest-level talks
"We agreed with Dmitry Medvedev that the respective vice premiers will dot the i's and cross the t's on some minor issues, so that the presidents will be able to make decisions on them right away"...
6 Sep 2018
MFA: Belarus condemns any attempts to disrupt Minsk process MFA: Belarus condemns any attempts to disrupt Minsk process
According to him, Belarus is not a party to the negotiations on resolving the situation in Ukraine and does not interfere with them. "Yet, we are not casual observers either"...
5 Sep 2018
MEGOC wants 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 sport facilities ready by May MEGOC wants 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 sport facilities ready by May
The MEGOC CEO said that all the facilities of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 are supposed to be ready on 6 May 2019 for transition to the so-called prelaunch quarantine. Specialists should become ready by that time, too...
5 Sep 2018
Electronic interoperability between Belarusian government agencies now in place Electronic interoperability between Belarusian government agencies now in place
Leonid Anfimov remarked that work is in progress in Belarus to introduce information systems to allow citizens to perform administrative procedures using digital technologies starting with submitting digital applications and identifying the citizens and ending with getting the results as digital documents...
4 Sep 2018
Makei: President wants proactive person as Belarus’ new ambassador to Russia Makei: President wants proactive person as Belarus’ new ambassador to Russia
"The president wants to see a dynamic person in this position, someone who would not only continue the work carried out by the previous ambassador, but would also give a new impetus to cooperation with specific regions and federal authorities of Russia in general"...
4 Sep 2018
EU shows readiness for wider cooperation with Belarus EU shows readiness for wider cooperation with Belarus
"We are interested in developing trade and economic cooperation with the EU, because it is our second biggest trade and economic partner. We simply must have normal relations with it"...
4 Sep 2018
FM: Final decision on Belarus’ WTO entry to be taken once talks are over FM: Final decision on Belarus’ WTO entry to be taken once talks are over
"The Belarusian leader was briefed that we have signed eight protocols with the relevant states regarding our accession to the WTO over the past year and a half. Now we have a total of 18 protocols. This work was at a standstill from 2010 to 2017, but has recently resumed"...
4 Sep 2018
Nuclear power plant to secure Belarus’ powerful export potential Nuclear power plant to secure Belarus’ powerful export potential
Speaking about the geography of sales and the relevant agreements, she noted that negotiations are underway with all the partner states, including as part of the work to create a common electricity market in the Eurasian Economic Union...
4 Sep 2018
Minister: Belarus construction sector should diversify services Minister: Belarus construction sector should diversify services
“The construction sector should maximize the offering of works and services and to focus on new technology and building materials that not only raise the efficiency of construction, but also make it cheaper”...
4 Sep 2018
Makei: Belarus, Russia try to approach disagreements constructively Makei: Belarus, Russia try to approach disagreements constructively
“Taking into consideration that both states are trying to approach existing disagreements and issues constructively, I am convinced that we will be able to iron out some disagreements we have today”...
4 Sep 2018
Vietnamese ambassador outlines points of growth in cooperation with Belarus Vietnamese ambassador outlines points of growth in cooperation with Belarus
One of such promising areas could be agriculture, the ambassador noted. Agriculture is the dominant branch of the economy in Vietnam, as in Belarus. However, each country has its own advantages...
4 Sep 2018
Planetary congress to open new opportunities for Belarus to participate in international projects Planetary congress to open new opportunities for Belarus to participate in international projects
"We hope that the participation of a large number of cosmonauts, representatives of European space agencies, and NASA in the congress will allow us to more thoroughly get involved in the international space effort"...
4 Sep 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus-Vietnam economic ties should be as good as political relations Lukashenko: Belarus-Vietnam economic ties should be as good as political relations
"We have everything in place for that. It is important that everything we produce in Belarus is in demand in Vietnam. Vietnam, in turn, manufactures a great number of products that we buy from foreign countries. We need to step up our efforts"...
4 Sep 2018
Nuclear energy seen as potential driver of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation Nuclear energy seen as potential driver of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation
"As far as is known, Uzbekistan has plans to build its own nuclear power plant by 2028. Belarusian specialists are ready not only to take part in the very construction of the nuclear power facility in Uzbekistan, but also to supply machinery and equipment"...
3 Sep 2018
Opinion: Possible restrictions on sales of Russian oil products in Belarus would violate EAEU Treaty Opinion: Possible restrictions on sales of Russian oil products in Belarus would violate EAEU Treaty
Belarus and Russia are now busy adjusting the intended trade figures for the year 2019. All the work concerning deliveries of Russian oil products is completely legal. Belarus fully honors its own commitments...
3 Sep 2018
Belarus in dialogue to accede to WTO Government Procurement Agreement Belarus in dialogue to accede to WTO Government Procurement Agreement
The WTO Secretariat representative said: “Belarus has lately taken considerable steps to join the WTO and has started rather vigorously the dialogue on the possible potential accession to the Government Procurement Agreement”...
1 Sep 2018
Lukashenko’s teacher recounts president’s school time Lukashenko’s teacher recounts president’s school time
“He always studied well, took part in all our school events and often joined our hiking tours. Back then we often helped with harvesting and he did that, too”...
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