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14 May 2018
Belarusian-Russian consent on gas pricing formula expected by 1 July 2019 Belarusian-Russian consent on gas pricing formula expected by 1 July 2019
The deputy prime minister explained that Belarus is interested in buying Russian gas at a price, which is tied to the Russian domestic price for natural gas...
11 May 2018
Ambassador: Japan’s business wants to run projects in Great Stone Ambassador: Japan’s business wants to run projects in Great Stone
The presentation of Belarus’ investment potential took place during the first Belarus-Japan Economic Forum that was held in Japan on 9-11 May...
11 May 2018
Kremlin views Belarus-Russia strategic partnership as successful Kremlin views Belarus-Russia strategic partnership as successful
"The strategic partnership between the two countries has been developing successfully. Russia and Belarus work closely within the framework of the Union State, the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS, the Collective Security Treaty Organization"...
10 May 2018
Belarus invites Japan to upgrade healthcare facilities Belarus invites Japan to upgrade healthcare facilities
The Belarusian minister underlined that the country would like to invite Japanese companies to take part in the upgrade of facilities that provide services to people with special needs, rehabilitation centers and pharmaceutical companies...
10 May 2018
Hope for larger World Bank project portfolio in Belarus Hope for larger World Bank project portfolio in Belarus
“The essence of our partnership goes way beyond money for development purposes. We work together so that the investments funded by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation could address systemic tasks of enhancing Belarus’ competitive ability”...
9 May 2018
Opinion: Victory Day is a symbol of life we received from war veterans Opinion: Victory Day is a symbol of life we received from war veterans
“For me and, perhaps for many of us, if not for everybody, it is a life which was presented to us (at least to people of Europe and thee CIS) by the veterans”...
9 May 2018
Opinion: Our duty is to leave peaceful Belarus for next generations Opinion: Our duty is to leave peaceful Belarus for next generations
“To pass on our country, sustainable and peaceful, to the next generations is our duty. We always need to remember what things our veterans had to come through,” Marianna Shchetkina said...
9 May 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus will not change its friendly policy towards Russia Lukashenko: Belarus will not change its friendly policy towards Russia
“Our policy towards Russia will not change. You know this policy, its moral principles. These are our brothers and we are not going to fight with them,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed...
9 May 2018
Lukashenko: The Soviet people made an outstanding contribution to the Great Victory Lukashenko: The Soviet people made an outstanding contribution to the Great Victory
The head of state noted that the Belarusians have always fought to prevent the history and especially the events of the Great Patriotic War from distortion...
9 May 2018
Lukashenko: We will not impose our beliefs, will always extend a helping hand Lukashenko: We will not impose our beliefs, will always extend a helping hand
"We know the cost of freedom and independence. That is why we honor the history and defend the principles of justice, honesty and equality. Pursuing a peaceful policy, respecting the interests of other nations, we will stay committed to our beliefs"...
8 May 2018
Belarus eyes joint projects with Japan in medical science, pharma industry Belarus eyes joint projects with Japan in medical science, pharma industry
According to the minister, the Belarusian delegation is set to hold meetings in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, to visit enterprises and conduct negotiations with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Chukan Butsu, Shionogi Pharma and Ono Pharmaceutical...
8 May 2018
Belarus president reaffirms tough stance on drug pushers Belarus president reaffirms tough stance on drug pushers
"Prosecution for drug users can be relaxed in some ways. As for the protests staged by the mothers [of people convicted of drug pushing], they are inadmissible and interfere with the execution of justice. It is not the way that should be practiced in Belarus"...
8 May 2018
Lyogky: Government officials should learn not to shy away from media Lyogky: Government officials should learn not to shy away from media
"Government agencies should provide correct and verified information. If some piece of information turns out to be fake news, this taints the image of a ministry or a government body"...
7 May 2018
Expert: Belarus is well represented at Eurovision 2018 Expert: Belarus is well represented at Eurovision 2018
"It has aroused a great interest among fans and journalists, so the singer has accomplished a certain task already. Anyway, Belarus will not be left unnoticed"...
7 May 2018
Opinion: Belarus' GDP growth may exceed 3.5% given positive trends on foreign markets Opinion: Belarus' GDP growth may exceed 3.5% given positive trends on foreign markets
Belarus needs to make the maximum use of the current positive trends on foreign markets, including the prices for oil and potash fertilizers...
7 May 2018
Belarus to sign agreements with China on 160 projects at November expo in Shanghai Belarus to sign agreements with China on 160 projects at November expo in Shanghai
The implementation of the projects will allow developing in Belarus such fields as IT, robotics, biotechnologies, and healthcare. “There are a number of new areas where we could expand our participation, including small business”...
5 May 2018
Opinion: Mass Media in Belarus expo contributes to international cooperation Opinion: Mass Media in Belarus expo contributes to international cooperation
“I hope that the circle of our friends has become much wider than before, and that our international ties have grown stronger. This is useful for our media, for their further development, exchange of experience and also for the friendship among peoples”...
4 May 2018
Chinese tourists interested in Belarus’ culture, history Chinese tourists interested in Belarus’ culture, history
According to the diplomat, in Belarus Chinese tourists are attracted to the castles in Nesvizh and Mir, to the beautiful nature, primarily the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha, and to local lakes...
4 May 2018
Belarus hopes for Chinese FDI in joint projects Belarus hopes for Chinese FDI in joint projects
It is important to shift towards large-scale investment cooperation from regular trade, the speaker underlined. This may become a turning point for Belarus-China relations and bring them to a new level...
4 May 2018
Opinion: Common political principles underlie Belarus-China cooperation Opinion: Common political principles underlie Belarus-China cooperation
Both countries advocate the formation of a multipolar world, non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries under whatever pretext, and peaceful settlement of international conflicts and disputes...
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