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29 Jun 2018
German president vows to preserve memory about victims of Nazi crimes German president vows to preserve memory about victims of Nazi crimes
Frank-Walter Steinmeier admitted that Germany had gone a long way to accept the memory of these crimes. "We needed too much time to recognize this responsibility. Today our responsibility is to keep alive the knowledge of what happened here"...
29 Jun 2018
Call to attune conventional branches of Belarusian economy to innovations Call to attune conventional branches of Belarusian economy to innovations
"We have to make conventional branches – healthcare, retail, production sector, agriculture, and transport system – susceptible to innovations"...
29 Jun 2018
Lukashenko: International community faces ‘demons of intolerance’ again Lukashenko: International community faces ‘demons of intolerance’ again
Alexander Lukashenko called for launching a new large-scale international dialogue to overcome all the disagreements. “The lack of this dialogue is clearly felt in the current geopolitical relations”...
29 Jun 2018
Belarus makes important contribution to preserving memory of WW2 Belarus makes important contribution to preserving memory of WW2
"This memorial has been built in the shortest possible time and I admire this. This is important not only for Belarus but also for Austria, Europe and the world"...
29 Jun 2018
Yermolovich: Belarus must have budget surplus in 2019 Yermolovich: Belarus must have budget surplus in 2019
“Belarus must have a budget surplus in 2019 through oil revenues that will be used to settle the government debt,” Maksim Yermolovich said...
28 Jun 2018
Semashko: Belarus has the most efficient power engineering in post-Soviet space Semashko: Belarus has the most efficient power engineering in post-Soviet space
After the commissioning of the BelNPP, Belarus will be able to sell the excess of electric energy on the Eurasian market without obstacles. More than that, western countries want to have a closer look at the nuclear power plant. Talks are underway...
28 Jun 2018
Ambassador: Belarus pursues peaceful multi-vector foreign policy Ambassador: Belarus pursues peaceful multi-vector foreign policy
"Belarus contributes to peace and stability in Europe. Minsk is well known as a negotiating venue and the last stronghold of peace in the Old World. Belarus’ Helsinki-2 initiative seeks to find solutions to security challenges around the world"...
28 Jun 2018
Russia expects meaningful results from 5th forum of regions Russia expects meaningful results from 5th forum of regions
"Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Union State Treaty. We have passed a long way of integration and we keep actively promoting Russia-Belarus cooperation in all the areas, including manufacturing, innovations and interregional contacts"...
28 Jun 2018
Team Belarus urged to break new ground by 2021 IIHF World Championship Team Belarus urged to break new ground by 2021 IIHF World Championship
"New teams will be set up in Pinsk, Orsha, and other cities to promote the development of the sport. HC Minsk Dinamo will remain the backbone for the national team"
27 Jun 2018
French MP: Interregional ties will invigorate Belarus-France relations French MP: Interregional ties will invigorate Belarus-France relations
According to the MP, the parties have good cooperation prospects in various areas, including high technology, tourism, agriculture and woodworking...
27 Jun 2018
Russian Sberbank to step up operation in Belarus Russian Sberbank to step up operation in Belarus
"We’ve agreed to step up export lending for shipments from Belarus to Russia. We’ve agreed to virtually double the volume of purchases of Russian products by Belarusian companies using trade incentives involving the governments in Belarus and Russia"...
27 Jun 2018
Hunting association chief: Visa-free program benefits hunting tourism in Belarus Hunting association chief: Visa-free program benefits hunting tourism in Belarus
"If the visa-free stay is extended up to 10 days, this will allow attracting more hunters from abroad and will give a fresh impetus to promoting hunting tourism"...
26 Jun 2018
Belarus president reiterates tough stance on corruption Belarus president reiterates tough stance on corruption
"No unlawful actions must be tolerated. Nothing like corruption or something else. You can see what is going on in the country. There will be no mercy in this regard. I mean all the people in executive and managerial positions"...
23 Jun 2018
Bryansk Oblast, Gomel Oblast to promote all-round cooperation Bryansk Oblast, Gomel Oblast to promote all-round cooperation
“Our business contacts are as strong as the inviolable Slavonic friendship. We will do our utmost to maintain momentum in all the areas in the interests of our people”...
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”...
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