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23 Jun 2018
Gomel Oblast views interregional cooperation as source of future growth Gomel Oblast views interregional cooperation as source of future growth
Vladimir Dvornik stressed that the advancement of interregional ties is based on economic and humanitarian dimensions as well as friendly relations between individuals...
22 Jun 2018
Services sector named one of biggest drivers to economic growth in Belarus Services sector named one of biggest drivers to economic growth in Belarus
"Business and government bodies must move in the same direction. A very serious task has been set. One of the major drivers of this growth is the services sector. Others are IT sector, transport and logistics industry"...
22 Jun 2018
Shchetkina: Digital economy will make Belarus, Russia more competitive Shchetkina: Digital economy will make Belarus, Russia more competitive
“Taking into account foreign policy developments and global trends, the Union State is facing an issue of global competitiveness and national security. Digital economy can help deal with this issue”...
22 Jun 2018
Semashko: Joint pilot projects will give impetus to Belarus-Vietnam relations Semashko: Joint pilot projects will give impetus to Belarus-Vietnam relations
"Today Belarus and Vietnam are experiencing a fundamentally new phase of trade and economic relations following the signing of the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam"...
22 Jun 2018
Belarus-EU partnership priorities expected to guide cooperation till 2020 Belarus-EU partnership priorities expected to guide cooperation till 2020
The minister of foreign affairs said that Belarus and the European Union may sign this document as early as this year. The sides are now working hard on the document...
22 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Kupalovskoye should mark new milestone for Belarus’ agricultural industry Lukashenko: Kupalovskoye should mark new milestone for Belarus’ agricultural industry
“We need efficiency. This is most important. We need to focus on the most advanced technologies," he said. “Without technology we are doomed to failure. Competition is fierce”...
22 Jun 2018
Makei confident Belarus, EU will settle issues Makei confident Belarus, EU will settle issues
"In general, trade and economic cooperation with the EU has improved. Last year mutual trade increased by 20% both in imports and exports"...
22 Jun 2018
Hahn: Belarus, EU will adopt partnership priorities in 2018 Hahn: Belarus, EU will adopt partnership priorities in 2018
“In particular, it will help improve economic relations and send a positive signal to European investors. The document will also open up new business opportunities that will consequently create new jobs”...
22 Jun 2018
Belarus in favor of direct dialogue between EU, EAEU Belarus in favor of direct dialogue between EU, EAEU
“It should not be directed against the interests of third countries. Belarus would like to take advantage of the constructive potential of the Eastern Partnership to overcome the dividing lines and restore trust”...
22 Jun 2018
Makei: EaP should help ease regional tensions Makei: EaP should help ease regional tensions
He emphasized that the ongoing meeting in Minsk is the first one after the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels where “a very useful and quite ambitious set of deliverables for 2020” was adopted...
22 Jun 2018
Coe: Belarus is ready for big athletics competitions Coe: Belarus is ready for big athletics competitions
Speaking about the renovated Dinamo Stadium, Sebastian Coe noted that this facility should become a Minsk landmark. In his words, Belarusian athletics has gone a long way and has reached a high level by now...
21 Jun 2018
Clegg: Dinamo Stadium impresses with scale and atmosphere Clegg: Dinamo Stadium impresses with scale and atmosphere
He emphasized that a year ahead the start of the 2nd European Games, Belarus is well geared up for running such a large-scale sports event...
21 Jun 2018
Belarus, EU to keep negotiating visa relaxation Belarus, EU to keep negotiating visa relaxation
Belarus has been consistently advocating relaxation of mutual visa regulations. A testimony to that is Belarus’ unilateral decision to allow a five-day visa-free stay in the country for EU citizens...
21 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Dinamo Stadium will be home to active leisure fans Lukashenko: Dinamo Stadium will be home to active leisure fans
Alexander Lukashenko reminded about the history of the legendary stadium, which hosted competitions of the 1980 Olympic Games. In 2019 the Dinamo Stadium will become the heart of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019...
21 Jun 2018
Good dynamics in Belarus-Moscow trade noted Good dynamics in Belarus-Moscow trade noted
The official said: “If we compare 2017 to 2016, we will see that Belarus-Moscow trade rose by over 28% to $6.7 billion. It is good dynamics. Mind you, we buy more than we sell”...
21 Jun 2018
Belarus interested in projects for harmonizing digital markets of EU, EaP Belarus interested in projects for harmonizing digital markets of EU, EaP
The communications and informatization minister drew attention to the pilot projects the Belarusian side had suggested in the sphere of digital trade, electronic logistics, and digital transport corridors...
21 Jun 2018
Belarus’ visa-free program might be extended Belarus’ visa-free program might be extended
“It makes sense to increase this period to 15 days to promote medical tourism in our country,” he said...
21 Jun 2018
Hahn: Belarus, EU have built relationships of trust Hahn: Belarus, EU have built relationships of trust
He underlined that this can be achieved only through improving the economic situation. “Economic growth means social advancement and development of the country,” he believes...
21 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus committed to agreements on cooperation in Eastern Partnership Lukashenko: Belarus committed to agreements on cooperation in Eastern Partnership
“We offer specific regional economic projects which benefit both the European Union, Belarus and eastern neighbors, ours and yours”...
21 Jun 2018
Lukashenko praises Hahn’s role in Belarus-EU rapprochement Lukashenko praises Hahn’s role in Belarus-EU rapprochement
“Your role is significant, first of all, because our major partners are the European Union and Russia. It is in many ways due to your efforts that our relations have been improving and have reached some level of stability”...
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