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1 Jan 2018
Makei: Belarus offered to preside over some important international organizations Makei: Belarus offered to preside over some important international organizations
Talking about the priorities of Belarus’ foreign policy in 2018, Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus will continue to develop the cooperation with the traditional partners, pay significant attention to the relations with China, the EU and the United States, the countries of South-East Asia, Latin America. In addition, the Belarusian diplomats intend to work more actively with some African states...
1 Jan 2018
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Slovakia Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Slovakia
“Our countries have stable and constructive relations. Cooperation in different economic sectors is expanding along with contacts between our people,” reads the message of greetings...
1 Jan 2018
Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Sudan Lukashenko sends National Day greetings to Sudan
“I fondly recall the meeting with you in Khartoum in January 2017. Our open constructive dialogue has given a boost to bilateral cooperation and outlined new promising avenues of cooperation,” reads the message of greetings...
29 Dec 2017
Belarus now on par with Singapore in IT thanks to Digital Economy Development Ordinance Belarus now on par with Singapore in IT thanks to Digital Economy Development Ordinance
“The expansion of the spectrum and volume of services in the IT sphere will bring additional foreign currency revenues as well as new highly intellectual jobs with a high added value. It will encourage the development of the sphere of services with low material and energy intensity”...
29 Dec 2017
Lukashenko plans to visit countries of American continent in 2018 Lukashenko plans to visit countries of American continent in 2018
“We will definitely visit America. We need to discuss a number of issues, and at least five countries have invited us. And we should visit these countries, first of all, to establish trade and economic relations which always serve as the foundation”...
29 Dec 2017
Belarus president in favor of speedy resolution of conflict in Ukraine Belarus president in favor of speedy resolution of conflict in Ukraine
“Honestly speaking from my heart, I would very much like the war in the brotherly country of Ukraine to end. I would like people there to live normal lives. It is the most important problem for me,” he stressed...
29 Dec 2017
Lukashenko: Belarusian farmers could do better if properly organized Lukashenko: Belarusian farmers could do better if properly organized
“It was an extreme year. Honestly speaking, I don’t even remember a year like that. It was good on the whole but extreme at the same time. We have not had a year like that before. Since we’ve never had one, we were not totally ready for it"...
28 Dec 2017
Broader cooperation with foreign Belarusians benefits Belarus in many ways Broader cooperation with foreign Belarusians benefits Belarus in many ways
“The fact that we’ve started closely looking into cooperation with Belarusians abroad is very important for our country. It will further its development in various areas: economy, politics, humanitarian and cultural affairs”...
27 Dec 2017
Belarus’ unwavering international support for Russia pointed out Belarus’ unwavering international support for Russia pointed out
According to Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin, Belarus-Russia cooperation in the United Nations Organization is characterized by the same views or close views on many items on the international agenda...
27 Dec 2017
Favorable effect of Digital Economy Development Ordinance on Belarusian startups underlined Favorable effect of Digital Economy Development Ordinance on Belarusian startups underlined
The Microsoft representative described the Digital Economy Development Ordinance as a genuine breakthrough and even went as far as saying that revolutionary is a better fit...
27 Dec 2017
Belarus, Serbia urged to step up cooperation in tourism Belarus, Serbia urged to step up cooperation in tourism
Tourism was among the themes discussed during the radio-link. According to Srecko Djukic, this industry has a great potential. Since the launch of the five-day visa-free travel, the influx of tourists in Belarus has increased...
26 Dec 2017
Opinion: Air China contributes to Belarus-China ties Opinion: Air China contributes to Belarus-China ties
he company is expanding its services, putting a focus on quality. “Our company is a state-run enterprise and an active participant of the Belt and Road initiative, a sort of an air Silk Road,” the executive noted...
26 Dec 2017
Belarus president wants politics out of war on doping in sport Belarus president wants politics out of war on doping in sport
Alexander Lukashenko once again said that athletes must not use doping, however, only those, who use doping for a fact, should be punished. “If you haven’t caught them red-handed, you must keep quiet and must not use such sanctions”...
26 Dec 2017
Belarus president confident in calm campaigning during next Russian president election Belarus president confident in calm campaigning during next Russian president election
“Our meeting has a political aspect because the core of our associations — the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Union State of Belarus and Russia — is living through such a responsible period. The political aspect is related to the fact that Russia, this core, is about to have a presidential election"...
26 Dec 2017
Opinion: Ten-day visa-free travel will develop tourism in Belarus’ border regions Opinion: Ten-day visa-free travel will develop tourism in Belarus’ border regions
In his opinion, the extension of visa-free stay program in Belarus’ regions will primarily interest tourists from Western Europe. "This especially applies to Polish citizens. Belarusian and Polish have strong historical ties"...
26 Dec 2017
Belarus promises longer visa-free travel period to tourists Belarus promises longer visa-free travel period to tourists
"We hope that these issues will be handled prior to the 2019 European Games. We may possibly extend the visa-free travel program to also include border checkpoints on the ground. We have to take care of national security first"...
26 Dec 2017
Hope for notable increase in tourist flows in Brest, Grodno Hope for notable increase in tourist flows in Brest, Grodno
Mikhail Portnoy noted that this is a long-awaited decision that will bring good economic benefits. Since the visa-free entry was introduced, the Augustow Canal and surrounding areas have hosted over 50,000 visa-free tourists...
25 Dec 2017
Huge effect expected from digital economy development ordinance Huge effect expected from digital economy development ordinance
In his words, with the digital economy development ordinance being adopted, Belarus has formulated its policy in this field, and also the actions of relevant companies and individuals within the framework of cryptocurrencies...
24 Dec 2017
Opinion: IT debureaucratization offers new opportunities for Belarus’ startups Opinion: IT debureaucratization offers new opportunities for Belarus’ startups
"The ordinance gives the investors an opportunity to understand that nothing will happen to their money under any circumstances. They are protected by the law. This understanding makes our economy more attractive for large investments"...
23 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Emperor Akihito of Japan Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Emperor Akihito of Japan
The head of state remarked that Belarus and Japan are interested in the development of productive cooperation for the benefit of the two nations...
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