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12 Jul 2019
Vietnam thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to security, peace in region Vietnam thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to security, peace in region
"Vietnam always thinks highly of Belarus’ contribution to ensuring security and peace in the region. Vietnam and Belarus have maintained active cooperation for many years. Both sides now continue developing and strengthening constructive interaction in all fields"...
12 Jul 2019
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as important culturological platform for Belarus-Russia union Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk hailed as important culturological platform for Belarus-Russia union
“In any sphere it is an important to have an effective tool to achieve practical goals. Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk is such a tool in the sphere of culture of Belarus and Russia”...
11 Jul 2019
Putin: Slavianski Bazaar enriches the cultural life of many countries Putin: Slavianski Bazaar enriches the cultural life of many countries
"The festival is famous for its good creative traditions, the atmosphere of friendship and creativity. Every year popular singers, actors, musicians and dancers perform at concert venues of hospitable Vitebsk"...
11 Jul 2019
Makei: Bielski partisans group is vivid example of Jews’ fight against invaders Makei: Bielski partisans group is vivid example of Jews’ fight against invaders
In his opening remarks Vladimir Makei noted that during the Second World War, the Jews were not only victims but also warriors, partisans and underground movement members, heroes who fought with weapons in their hands against the extermination of their people and other peoples...
11 Jul 2019
Belarus ready for compromises on way to WTO without hurting national interests Belarus ready for compromises on way to WTO without hurting national interests
Aleksandr Turchin informed participants of the meeting about the development of the Belarusian economy, about the headway made on the way to joining the WTO, and about results achieved since the previous meeting of the working party in February 2019...
11 Jul 2019
Ambassador: Preparation of Lukashenko’s visit to Latvia continues Ambassador: Preparation of Lukashenko’s visit to Latvia continues
According to him, it would be advisable to prepare good economic contracts for the top-level visit which could serve as an added incentive for the development of trade and economic relations between the two countries...
10 Jul 2019
Wiktorin: New head of EU Delegation to Belarus will continue constructive dialogue Wiktorin: New head of EU Delegation to Belarus will continue constructive dialogue
“I am sure that the trajectory towards cooperation, which we set in the last four years, towards openness and constructive dialogue will remain in place after I leave office here,” Andrea Wiktorin said...
9 Jul 2019
Union State Permanent Committee ready to discuss integration together with joint taskforce Union State Permanent Committee ready to discuss integration together with joint taskforce
At the meeting the Belarusian president, who is also the chairman of the Supreme State Council, instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to address the issue of the Permanent Committee’s participation in the operation of the Belarusian-Russian taskforce...
9 Jul 2019
No plans for secret deal between presidents of Belarus, Russia No plans for secret deal between presidents of Belarus, Russia
"We are not going to make some secret decisions on Valaam. It was a proposal of the Russian president. It is a sacred place of the Russian Orthodox Church. I just have to visit the place"...
9 Jul 2019
Lukashenko: It is important to address current issues in Belarus-Russia relations Lukashenko: It is important to address current issues in Belarus-Russia relations
"For example, the access to the Russian market has been closed for some 80 Belarusian enterprises by Rosselkhoznadzor or some other agency, or the government. Most likely the government"...
9 Jul 2019
Integration to head agenda of Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions Integration to head agenda of Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
The forum is important because the issues of integration will be discussed at the highest level prior and during the forum, Mikhail Myasnikovich noted. In this regard, he asked Belarusian participants to prepare the proposals within their terms of reference...
8 Jul 2019
European youth eager to cooperate with Belarusian BRSM Youth Union European youth eager to cooperate with Belarusian BRSM Youth Union
These days the BRSM delegation is taking part the European Youth Forum Enter! Youth Week organized by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France)...
8 Jul 2019
Lukashenko supports Zelensky’s offer to hold talks in Minsk Lukashenko supports Zelensky’s offer to hold talks in Minsk
Our president absolutely supports Volodymyr Zelensky’s offer. This position remains unchanged: you cannot look at each other through the scope of a weapon. You need to sit down at the negotiating table and address numerous pending issues...
8 Jul 2019
Belarus interested in new joint projects with Bangladesh Belarus interested in new joint projects with Bangladesh
In particular, the meeting focused on the export of Belarusian potash fertilizers to Bangladesh. “Issues concerning investment goods such as farming and road construction equipment are addressed rather successfully”...
7 Jul 2019
Belarus calls to strengthen OSCE economic and environmental dimensions Belarus calls to strengthen OSCE economic and environmental dimensions
“When addressing the meeting of the OSCE PA General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment Valery Voronetsky said that Belarus attaches key importance to the strengthening of the OSCE economic and environmental dimensions in order to increase the level of regional security and stability”...
3 Jul 2019
Belarus eager to use all reserves to restore tranquility in region Belarus eager to use all reserves to restore tranquility in region
"We’ve lived under a peaceful sky for 75 years. In the name of the sacred memory of heroes of the Great Patriotic War we have to preserve peace and independence of our land. We have to pass the greatest value of our life on to the next generations"...
2 Jul 2019
Cohesion, national unity seen as crucial for Belarus’ future Cohesion, national unity seen as crucial for Belarus’ future
"We know that the future of Belarus lies in the cohesion of the people and national unity. This is the biggest achievement of our country and the best legacy we will leave to our children and grandchildren"...
2 Jul 2019
Belarus president defends historical truth Belarus president defends historical truth
“In the name of historical justice we do not romanticize the history of the native land. We do not paint it in rosy colors but we will never allow rewriting the glorious pages of this history,” the president said...
2 Jul 2019
Belarus’ GDP projected to reach $61bn in 2019 Belarus’ GDP projected to reach $61bn in 2019
The official said: “The head of state has set an ambitious task: the gross domestic product is supposed to reach $100 billion by 2025 while we estimate Belarus’ GDP will be $61 billion in 2019. In other words, the GDP is supposed to grow by nearly 1.7 times”...
29 Jun 2019
UNWTO to draw on Minsk 2019 experience to promote sport tourism UNWTO to draw on Minsk 2019 experience to promote sport tourism
“The whole of Europe is in Minsk these days. This is a positive result for the country. The world will learn more about it. This is a comfortable and safe country to spend a week with a family, to see the beautiful city of Minsk. Especially pleasant is hospitality that you feel immediately,” Zurab Pololikashvili said...
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