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5 Dec 2017
Belarus’ GDP growth projected at 2% in 2017, 3.5% in 2018 Belarus’ GDP growth projected at 2% in 2017, 3.5% in 2018
Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov noted at the session of the Council of Ministers which reviewed the economic results of 2017 to date, the expected results for 2017, and the forecast for January 2018...
5 Dec 2017
Opinion: 1917 events were a catalyst for Belarus’ statehood development Opinion: 1917 events were a catalyst for Belarus’ statehood development
The first All-Belarusian Congress gathered representatives of different social groups in Minsk. When discussing the future of Belarus, they stressed the need for self-determination, an own social state and university...
5 Dec 2017
Belarus eager to restore trade with Russia’s Kursk Oblast up to $250m Belarus eager to restore trade with Russia’s Kursk Oblast up to $250m
First and foremost, Belarus expects to export more mechanical engineering products to Kursk Oblast. More BelAZ trucks, MAZ trucks and buses, MTZ tractors, and Gomselmash harvesters have been sold to the Russian region this year...
5 Dec 2017
Local election campaign in Belarus seen as smooth, calm Local election campaign in Belarus seen as smooth, calm
"The main and public stage of the elections, the nomination of candidates, is to start soon. Citizens have sent applications on registration of initiative groups. The campaign is running smoothly; no complaints have been filed"...
5 Dec 2017
Belarusian specialists may help build nuclear power plant in Russia’s Kursk Oblast Belarusian specialists may help build nuclear power plant in Russia’s Kursk Oblast
“I was pleasantly surprised by the proposal of our specialists, who say that literally next year or the year after the next one they will be able to participate in the construction of your nuclear power plant. If necessary, we are ready to cooperate with Russians in this field"...
5 Dec 2017
Russia's Kursk Oblast plans to conclude agreements on cooperation with Minsk, Vitebsk, Grodno Russia's Kursk Oblast plans to conclude agreements on cooperation with Minsk, Vitebsk, Grodno
“We have relations with Gomel Oblast and Mogilev Oblast. During this visit, we will sign an agreement on cooperation with the Minsk City Hall. Agreements with Vitebsk Oblast and Grodno Oblast are in the pipeline,” Kursk Oblast Governor Alexander Mikhailov said during a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk...
5 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Thailand Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Thailand
“It is important to mention an important role of Thailand in East Asia, a big dynamics of the country’s economic development and people’s wellbeing,” the message of greetings reads...
4 Dec 2017
Belarus, UNDP sign information strategy on full inclusion of disabled people in society Belarus, UNDP sign information strategy on full inclusion of disabled people in society
According to the minister, Belarus and the UNDP share the same goals: to shape a full-fledged society for everyone and thus build a civil society...
4 Dec 2017
CEI business forum gathers over 200 energy-effective technology specialists in Minsk CEI business forum gathers over 200 energy-effective technology specialists in Minsk
"Within the framework of the business forum representatives of companies from a number of countries will discuss the assimilation, usage, and development of new energy-effective and ecological technologies"...
4 Dec 2017
All-Belarusian Congress of 1917 named momentous for Belarus’ history All-Belarusian Congress of 1917 named momentous for Belarus’ history
The first All-Belarusian Congress adopted the decisions on Belarus’ self-determination in accordance with the Declaration of the Rights of the Peoples of Russia promulgated by the Bolshevik government on 15 November 1917...
4 Dec 2017
Plans for tenfold increase in Belarus-Tajikistan trade Plans for tenfold increase in Belarus-Tajikistan trade
The two states are aimed at setting up joint ventures to enter the markets of third countries. According to the chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the nearby location of Afghanistan has a strategic importance for cooperation with Tajikistan...
4 Dec 2017
Erik Csernovitz: Belarus’ presidency in CEI has been one of the most successful Erik Csernovitz: Belarus’ presidency in CEI has been one of the most successful
“Belarus is a so-called bridge between east and west, north and south. Belarus’ presidency has been a period of cooperation,” he said...
3 Dec 2017
Lavrov: Minsk was absolutely sincere in offering to host Normandy Four Talks Lavrov: Minsk was absolutely sincere in offering to host Normandy Four Talks
“It was Alexander Lukashenko who offered Minsk as a venue for the dialogue of the Normandy Four that was formed in June 2014. It was a sincere offer. We immediately supported. So did Ukraine, Germany, and France"...
1 Dec 2017
Opinion: Belarus’ international logistics projects can facilitate trade with Tajikistan Opinion: Belarus’ international logistics projects can facilitate trade with Tajikistan
“As for Tajikistan, the logistics are complicated. What we plan to do together with Kazakhstan, however, will open up other corridors and opportunities and will make the export to Tajikistan easier”...
1 Dec 2017
Belarus seeks deeper involvement in SCO joint projects Belarus seeks deeper involvement in SCO joint projects
"We reaffirm our willingness to be a meaningful responsible participant in joint projects. We are in favor of greater involvement of the observer countries in project activities of the organization"...
1 Dec 2017
Call to bolster ties between Tajikistan and Belarus Call to bolster ties between Tajikistan and Belarus
“I am confident that together we can further our cooperation. For that we have all the necessary conditions, a solid legal framework, relevant mechanisms for interstate collaboration and enormous potential, which is far from being exhausted"...
1 Dec 2017
Call to intensify Belarus-Mongolia cooperation Call to intensify Belarus-Mongolia cooperation
Andrei Kobyakov noted that over the 25 years that have passed since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Belarus and Mongolia have developed a good framework for fruitful contacts...
1 Dec 2017
Agreement on Belarusian-Tajikistani plans to set up, develop joint ventures Agreement on Belarusian-Tajikistani plans to set up, develop joint ventures
Emomali Rahmon said it represented a huge potential. He suggested instructing the intergovernmental commission to study all the details and opportunities for setting up the joint ventures at a session in January or February 2018...
1 Dec 2017
Belarus calls on Tajikistan to work together in Afghanistan market Belarus calls on Tajikistan to work together in Afghanistan market
“We have had many meetings with the leadership, business, political elite of Afghanistan. However difficult the situation may be there, still this is the country of millions of people. They ask us to help them with technology and manufactures there"...
1 Dec 2017
National Day greetings to Romania President Klaus Iohannis National Day greetings to Romania President Klaus Iohannis
“I believe that together we will create the necessary conditions for the gradual expansion of Belarus-Romania cooperation which will meet both countries’ interests and further strengthen our partnership,” the message of greetings reads...
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