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12 Dec 2017
Results of Belarus’ CEI presidency summarized Results of Belarus’ CEI presidency summarized
"We viewed Belarus’ CEI presidency as an opportunity to increase our participation in regional integration processes and cooperation. This was the goal of the large CEI business forum held in Minsk last week"...
12 Dec 2017
UNHCR Representative praises level of cooperation with Belarus’ authorities, organizations UNHCR Representative praises level of cooperation with Belarus’ authorities, organizations
"Very few questions voiced during today’s meeting prove this. There are no severe problems thanks to the everyday work performed by all the stakeholders"...
12 Dec 2017
Long-range space exploration possible only via international cooperation, says cosmonaut in Minsk Long-range space exploration possible only via international cooperation, says cosmonaut in Minsk
The pilot cosmonaut also underlined the importance of the fact that the 31st international congress of the Association of Space Explorers will take place in Minsk in 2018. "Hosting such a congress in Minsk was the right decision. It is a very important event"...
12 Dec 2017
Belarusbank urged to preserve social focus in work Belarusbank urged to preserve social focus in work
“Frankly speaking, we have already discussed the issues concerning the leading Belarusian bank several times. I hope that today you will tell me what to do to turn Belarusbank into a truly major bank in our state,” the president said at the beginning of the meeting...
12 Dec 2017
Belarusian-Russian Union State programs geared towards creating innovative products Belarusian-Russian Union State programs geared towards creating innovative products
"As for Union State programs, they cannot cover the entire spectrum, this is why we should choose only high-tech branches for the sake of creating innovative products without an equal in the world"...
12 Dec 2017
Opinion: Young scientists are yet to help transform Belarus into an IT country Opinion: Young scientists are yet to help transform Belarus into an IT country
"Young scientists will make a direct contribution to transforming Belarus into an IT country in the near future. In this context, universities need to set up a scientific and educational platform"...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus’ pharmaceutical exports at $63.6m in January-September 2017 Belarus’ pharmaceutical exports at $63.6m in January-September 2017
In January-August 2017, some 72 new drugs were registered and are under development in Belarus. More than 100 new methods of healthcare provision were approved in January-September...
12 Dec 2017
Austria describes Belarus’ CEI presidency as success Austria describes Belarus’ CEI presidency as success
“It was a very successful presidency. It seems to me for Belarus it is a good opportunity to show itself as an active player to the global community, in particular, Europe. Particularly in the parliamentary dimension”...
12 Dec 2017
CEI leadership speaks highly of Belarus’ presidency in 2017 CEI leadership speaks highly of Belarus’ presidency in 2017
“Your presidency in the CEI has made a huge contribution to improving the balanced approach [in the organization’s operation]. We thank Andrei Kobyakov and Vladimir Makei for fruitful cooperation and for the support they gave us in the course of Belarus’ presidency in the CEI”...
12 Dec 2017
CEI viewed as important venue for dialogue, cooperation CEI viewed as important venue for dialogue, cooperation
2017 was the year of Belarus’ presidency in the Central European Initiative. According to Andrei Kobyakov, it was not only a challenge but also an important and useful experience for the country...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus ready to advance cooperation with Moldova Belarus ready to advance cooperation with Moldova
“It is great that there are no subjective factors in our relations with Moldova. There is common sense. If necessary, we are ready to restore the level of relations which existed between us in the Soviet Union,” the head of state said...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus foreign minister praises 2017 as successful year for CIS Belarus foreign minister praises 2017 as successful year for CIS
According to the minister, almost all the necessary decisions were taken to adapt the CIS to the present-day realities, including the redistribution of powers between the CIS bodies, the optimization of the activity of the Economic Court and the Interstate Statistics Committee...
12 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends Neutrality Day greetings to Turkmenistan Lukashenko sends Neutrality Day greetings to Turkmenistan
“The overall recognition of a big contribution of Turkmenistan to the enhancement of peace and security has been confirmed by the adoption of the International Neutrality Day Resolution by the United Nations General Assembly. The Republic of Belarus not only supported this decision but also became its first co-author having demonstrated the unity of the foreign policy principles of our countries”...
11 Dec 2017
Broader manufacturing cooperation between Belarus, Moldova suggested Broader manufacturing cooperation between Belarus, Moldova suggested
The Belarusian head of government also mentioned the joint production of trolleybuses and MAZ buses in Moldova. "We are interested in taking part in the road construction program, which is being actively discussed in your country"...
11 Dec 2017
Ulakhovich: Belarusian-Moldovan business meetings yield concrete results Ulakhovich: Belarusian-Moldovan business meetings yield concrete results
“We have established close business and friendly relations with our partner chamber of commerce. We actively develop regional links: all our regional offices have agreements with all regional branches of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova. We have a number of agreements under which we operate"...
11 Dec 2017
Opinion: House of National Literatures in Moscow will develop ties between writers Opinion: House of National Literatures in Moscow will develop ties between writers
The initiative to set up the House of National Literatures emerged long ago and received support at the highest level. The House is designed to host book presentations, months and ten-day festivals of various literatures, and exhibitions. The venue is being cleaned up on 11 December. Belarusian writers are expected to become the first guests to visit it...
11 Dec 2017
PM: Moldovan authorities will continue to support business projects with Belarus PM: Moldovan authorities will continue to support business projects with Belarus
The prime minister expressed confidence that the business forum will lead to concrete results. “We, as representatives of the authorities, are present here to understand where the problems are and what needs to be done to remove barriers, to build bridges," he said...
11 Dec 2017
Digital economy ordinance to revolutionize Belarus Digital economy ordinance to revolutionize Belarus
"It envisages things, which are revolutionary not only for Belarus but for our neighbors. In some areas and in legislation Belarus may even get ahead of many developed nations, which we often view as examples of technological advancement"...
11 Dec 2017
Belarus’ experience in energy efficiency praised as useful for EAEU Belarus’ experience in energy efficiency praised as useful for EAEU
“Energy efficiency is under serious consideration in the EAEU. Relevant technical regulations are in the works. Belarus insists on such a level of requirements that we are introducing in our country. It is reasonable to use our experience”...
11 Dec 2017
Legislation on digital economy in Belarus expected soon Legislation on digital economy in Belarus expected soon
First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky said after the government conference held by the head of state. “We expect the document to be signed this week”...
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