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16 Jan 2018
Ambassador: Cuba hopes to bolster economic ties with Belarus Ambassador: Cuba hopes to bolster economic ties with Belarus
Ambassador Juan Valdes Figueroa also touched upon the forthcoming visit of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to Cuba: “The forthcoming visit is a major event. We hope that the summit talks will have a beneficial impact on the development of the Belarusian-Cuban relations”...
16 Jan 2018
Ambassador: Georgia is looking forward to Lukashenko’s visit Ambassador: Georgia is looking forward to Lukashenko’s visit
The country hopes that the visit will add a new impetus to the bilateral relations, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Belarus Valeri Kvaratskhelia told the media after a ceremony to present the credentials to the Belarusian head of state...
16 Jan 2018
Belarus described as peaceful European state and donor of security Belarus described as peaceful European state and donor of security
“Belarusian proposals regarding various models of integration, joint actions against modern challenges and threats have more and more supporters among other states and international organizations”...
16 Jan 2018
Opinion: Belarus and Slovakia are making use of all possible tools for collaboration Opinion: Belarus and Slovakia are making use of all possible tools for collaboration
two countries pay special attention to the development of trade, economic and investment cooperation...
15 Jan 2018
Lavrov: EU’s attitude to EAEU changed for the better in 2017 Lavrov: EU’s attitude to EAEU changed for the better in 2017
“Anyway, today the EU is making steps towards accepting the reality and is at least ready for a dialogue between the European Commission and the Eurasian Economic Commission on regulatory and technical matters. They concern the practical movement of goods and thus, probably, lay the groundwork for additional measures towards developing cooperation”...
15 Jan 2018
Lavrov: Moscow is wholeheartedly against any borders between Belarus and Russia Lavrov: Moscow is wholeheartedly against any borders between Belarus and Russia
“In order to have a transparent border, our actions should be synchronized. Actions concerning the life of people within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia as a whole should be synchronized, too. There is an agreement on equalizing rights of Belarusians and Russians"...
15 Jan 2018
CEC: One of 2020 election campaigns needs to be held in November 2019 CEC: One of 2020 election campaigns needs to be held in November 2019
“I think that one election campaign should be held in the end of 2019. November 2019 is an ideal period for the campaign,” the CEC head said...
15 Jan 2018
Wiktorin on visa procedures, Belarus-EU partnership priorities Wiktorin on visa procedures, Belarus-EU partnership priorities
The head of the EU Delegation to Belarus Andrea Wiktorin looks forward to the further development of relations, including the finalization of the visa facilitation agreement and the signing of the Belarus-EU partnership priorities...
12 Jan 2018
Belarus in favor of open dialogue to ease tensions in Europe Belarus in favor of open dialogue to ease tensions in Europe
An open transparent inclusive dialogue plays a key role in reducing tensions and preventing armed conflicts in Europe, Alena Kupchyna said. She reaffirmed Belarus’ commitment to active participation in the fight against transnational challenges and threats...
12 Jan 2018
Opinion: Forum for national SDG coordinators will be used to exchange advanced experience Opinion: Forum for national SDG coordinators will be used to exchange advanced experience
Marianna Shchetkina noted that traditionally the countries are represented at the UN forums in Geneva or New York at a high level. Diplomats and politicians make serious preparations for such events where they lay out the official positions of their states...
12 Jan 2018
Belarus’ achievements in gender equality, social support noted Belarus’ achievements in gender equality, social support noted
A UN expert mission to assess the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, that Belarus hosted in late November-early December 2017, took note of the country's achievements in gender equality, maternity and childhood, social support, Marianna Shchetkina, Deputy Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, National Coordinator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, said as she met with representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps...
12 Jan 2018
MFA: Belarus satisfied with level of cooperation with China MFA: Belarus satisfied with level of cooperation with China
Vladimir Makei stressed that for Belarus China is a very important and strategic partner. Over the 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the parties have reached a very high level of cooperation, and this has been enshrined in the relevant agreements...
12 Jan 2018
Makei: Belarus’ Helsinki 2 initiative aimed at eliminating confrontation in the region Makei: Belarus’ Helsinki 2 initiative aimed at eliminating confrontation in the region
“When the president said that we need to think about starting or perhaps reviving the negotiations within the framework of the Helsinki accords, starting the process that could be conventionally called Helsinki 2, he meant that we need to move away from that confrontation, from the confrontational dividing rhetoric in our region”...
12 Jan 2018
Makei: Russia is Belarus’ strategic partner of paramount importance Makei: Russia is Belarus’ strategic partner of paramount importance
The second most important trade and economic partner for Belarus is the European Union, Vladimir Makei said. "The EU gives us advanced technologies and investments. We cannot turn our back on the cooperation with the European Union. The development of our relations with Russia, the European Union and the rest of the world does not mean that we want to be friends with someone at the expense of or against someone else"...
11 Jan 2018
Record-low inflation in Belarus seen as result of sound monetary policy Record-low inflation in Belarus seen as result of sound monetary policy
"The money printing press was stopped long ago, the money supply growth taken under control and directed lending on a slowdown"...
11 Jan 2018
Strong hope for Belarus-Russia agreement on mutual recognition of visas in 2018 Strong hope for Belarus-Russia agreement on mutual recognition of visas in 2018
According to the source, during the government conference the head of state stressed that Belarus’ visa policy should not pose problems for other nations, primarily neighbors...
11 Jan 2018
Lukashenko urges to step up efforts to reconcile border-related differences with Russia Lukashenko urges to step up efforts to reconcile border-related differences with Russia
“It is not normal when a border is restored between the two brotherly states and nations. It took us more than 20 years to remove it. I don’t know who needs it”...
10 Jan 2018
World Bank expects Belarusian economy to keep growing for next three years World Bank expects Belarusian economy to keep growing for next three years
According to the source, the Belarusian economy will grow by 2.1% in 2018. The same figure was mentioned by the World Bank’s Economic Update on Belarus in December 2017. In 2019 and 2020 Belarus’ GDP growth is expected to reach 2.4%...
9 Jan 2018
Yermoshina: Local elections are becoming more active, less elitist Yermoshina: Local elections are becoming more active, less elitist
"Earlier, we had only a narrow group of people, mainly related to politics. Today, we can see people engaged in business who are eager to take part in the elections”...
9 Jan 2018
Governor: January Music Nights is a landmark event for Brest Oblast and Belarus Governor: January Music Nights is a landmark event for Brest Oblast and Belarus
“You can judge about the level of the festival by the playbill alone. It features famous artists, world stars. This says a lot. Clearly the festival is a landmark event for Brest Oblast and for the country as a whole. There are not many festivals in our country with such good traditions. Most importantly is that the festival does not lower the bar. On the contrary it raises it higher. Every year the number of participants increases”...
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