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2 Feb 2018
Belarus develops most attractive conditions for IT companies Belarus develops most attractive conditions for IT companies
The most important step in this direction was the Decree No. 8 "On the Development of Digital Economy" adopted in December 2017...
2 Feb 2018
Kondrusiewicz: Pope Francis looks forward to visit Belarus Kondrusiewicz: Pope Francis looks forward to visit Belarus
The Pope also inquired about the problems of the family, the education of youth, training of priests, relationship with the state, with other faiths. The Belarusian bishops told the Pope about the strong piety of the people, thanks to which the faith was preserved and passed on to new generations...
2 Feb 2018
Belarus, Armenia have potential for increasing mutual trade Belarus, Armenia have potential for increasing mutual trade
According to Karen Karapetyan, last year the two countries increased mutual trade by 20%. However, the two states can do much more...
1 Feb 2018
Ambassador: China International Import Expo will contribute to growth of Belarusian export to China Ambassador: China International Import Expo will contribute to growth of Belarusian export to China
"Belarus has well-developed agriculture, manufacturing industry and high scientific and technical potential. I think that by joint efforts, thanks to the opportunities provided by the Expo Import, more high-quality Belarusian goods will find their way to China"...
1 Feb 2018
Bashar al-Assad thanks Belarus for warm welcome of Syrian children Bashar al-Assad thanks Belarus for warm welcome of Syrian children
“Bashar al-Assad thanked the Belarusian side for hospitality and a warm welcome of a group of Syrian children in Belarus in winter within the framework of a long-term program of recreation and recuperation. He was also grateful for the support of Syria on the international arena”...
1 Feb 2018
Lukashenko emphasizes KGB’s role in ensuring country’s security Lukashenko emphasizes KGB’s role in ensuring country’s security
“The KGB is the accurate name now, in today's world. Due to the trends that have been happening in the world, we have kept the previous name, and this name is very important. We ensure the security of the state in all areas”...
1 Feb 2018
Lukashenko wants forensic experts to act with integrity, objectivity Lukashenko wants forensic experts to act with integrity, objectivity
“We cannot make mistakes in an investigation, not to mention falsify evidence. It would be a disaster. We will pay our close attention to the work of your department”...
31 Jan 2018
Positive momentum in Belarus-Georgia trade emphasized Positive momentum in Belarus-Georgia trade emphasized
“We view Georgia as one of the most important partners in the Caucasus. We will make every effort from our part to ensure that our trade, economic, humanitarian, and other relations develop in a smooth and gradual way,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
31 Jan 2018
Minister: Belarus can make it into top 25 in Pyeongchang Minister: Belarus can make it into top 25 in Pyeongchang
Belarus has earned 33 Olympic berths...
31 Jan 2018
Belarus win 647 medals at major sports tournaments in 2017 Belarus win 647 medals at major sports tournaments in 2017
Belarusians won 249 medals in Olympic sports last year, the minister pointed out...
30 Jan 2018
Belarus attaches great importance to strengthening ties with Germany Belarus attaches great importance to strengthening ties with Germany
“In light of the digital transformation of the economy, we need to be thinking together about how to enable comfortable conditions for people, preserve jobs and create new ones”...
30 Jan 2018
Belarus hopes to boost investment cooperation with EU Belarus hopes to boost investment cooperation with EU
Belarus-EU relations have been developing in a productive way, the PM stated. In January-November 2017, Belarus-EU trade reached almost $13 billion. Belarus’ exports went up by 32% to total $7 billion, the imports grew by 21%...
30 Jan 2018
U.S. diplomat supports abolition of all sanctions if Belarus takes steps U.S. diplomat supports abolition of all sanctions if Belarus takes steps
The U.S. sanctions against Belarus damage the bilateral relations, Robert Riley underlined. He also stressed that Belarus and the United States cooperate in many fields...
30 Jan 2018
Belarus to continue working on visa facilitation with other countries Belarus to continue working on visa facilitation with other countries
"It benefits the development of business, tourism, people-to-people contacts"...
30 Jan 2018
Commissioner Hahn: Belarus can further strengthen its positions in EaP Commissioner Hahn: Belarus can further strengthen its positions in EaP
Johannes Hahn stressed that “Belarus has already played a very responsible and important part in the Eastern Partnership”. “The country can keep strengthening its positions,” he believes...
30 Jan 2018
Opinion: Belarus-EU dialogue has been developing very dynamically Opinion: Belarus-EU dialogue has been developing very dynamically
“The dialogue between Belarus and the EU has been developing very dynamically. We would like to see such dynamics remain in place in the future,” Vladimir Makei noted...
30 Jan 2018
Belarus ready to make any contribution to secure Europe
“Our country is in the heart of Europe. This speaks a lot. You can count on us. We will always stay committed to good-neighborly relations and are ready to make any contribution to the security on the European continent. It is of utmost importance today”...
30 Jan 2018
Noskevich on the prospects of cooperation with the FBI, high-profile cyber crime cases
Chairman of Belarus’ Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich is in the United States on a working visit. He is scheduled to meet with the FBI’s top-ranking officials and to visit a number of the bureau’s divisions and training academy...
30 Jan 2018
MFA: Belarus shows principled and consistent position against anti-Semitism
Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko said at the Rome International Conference on the Responsibility of States, Institutions and Individuals in the Fight against...
29 Jan 2018
EU Commissioner Hahn: EU-Belarus cooperation greatly extended EU Commissioner Hahn: EU-Belarus cooperation greatly extended
As it was reported, Johannes Hahn will travel to Belarus on 30 January. During the visit he is scheduled to hold meetings at different levels, including with top-ranking government officials and the minister of foreign affairs...
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