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28 Sep 2017
European cardinal impressed by close cooperation between confessions in Belarus European cardinal impressed by close cooperation between confessions in Belarus
"I am impressed by the efforts Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, the government and the heads of the church make to ensure the peaceful coexistence of all the confessions in Belarus," said Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Head of the Bishop’s Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Member of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE)...
28 Sep 2017
Belarus’ role in building peaceful European future emphasized Belarus’ role in building peaceful European future emphasized
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, President of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE), noted as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...
28 Sep 2017
Lukashenko suggests meeting of Patriarch Kirill, Pope Francis in Minsk Lukashenko suggests meeting of Patriarch Kirill, Pope Francis in Minsk
“We talked about the results of the meeting between the Pope and Patriarch Kirill, which took place somewhere far away, in Cuba. I think we should consider their meeting here, in Minsk. This is the place where the problems of the West and the East, the North and the South can be discussed”...
28 Sep 2017
Kondrusiewicz: Belarus is fast becoming a center of attraction for the whole continent Kondrusiewicz: Belarus is fast becoming a center of attraction for the whole continent
In his words, the president’s meeting with representatives of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences is a sign of the state’s respect to the Roman Catholic Church, and also a sign of the developing relations between them for the purpose of serving people...
27 Sep 2017
Belarus’ tourism industry described as increasingly vibrant Belarus’ tourism industry described as increasingly vibrant
"Over the years it has become one of the most vigorously developing industries of the national economy. Now we can present Belarus to our guests. We can offer many high-quality services, there are many places of interest,” First Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Maksim Ryzhenkov said...
27 Sep 2017
Ambitious plans for trade between Belarus, Russia’s Siberian Federal District Ambitious plans for trade between Belarus, Russia’s Siberian Federal District
The statement was made by Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov as he met with the Russian President’s Plenipotentiary Representative to the Siberian Federal District Sergei Menyailo. In his words, in January-July 2017 the bilateral trade was close to $600 million...
26 Sep 2017
Cui Qiming: China will continue maintaining momentum in cooperation with Belarus Cui Qiming: China will continue maintaining momentum in cooperation with Belarus
The head of the diplomatic mission believes that China and Belarus are really close friends and sincere partners, who are ready to help each other. According to him, the China-Belarus bilateral exchanges and cooperation have reached the best period in history, at a time when bilateral relations are advancing to a higher level...
26 Sep 2017
Foreign observers delighted by Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 Foreign observers delighted by Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
"During the final phase of the exercise I was present at the command post where top-ranking government officials were, including Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. I heard no remarks other than delight at the end of the wargames. I am absolutely sincere and objective about it"...
26 Sep 2017
Duncan satisfied with results of visit to Belarus, promises to tell Theresa May Duncan satisfied with results of visit to Belarus, promises to tell Theresa May
Alan Duncan emphasized that the UK continues paying great attention to the development of relations with Belarus. Everything will be done for the progress that Belarus has achieved so far to be recognized worldwide, he added...
26 Sep 2017
UK pledges full support for Belarus’ WTO accession process UK pledges full support for Belarus’ WTO accession process
“There is interaction; Belarus has full support of the UK for our WTO accession process. This has been declared at the political level,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the United Kingdom Sergei Aleinik said...
26 Sep 2017
Makei emphasizes mutual interest of Belarus, UK in developing political dialogue Makei emphasizes mutual interest of Belarus, UK in developing political dialogue
“I would like to take note of the mutual, as I see it, interest of the two countries in the further development of the political dialogue. It is an important addition to our economic cooperation,” said the Belarusian minister of foreign affairs...
26 Sep 2017
Duncan: Belarus is a very important partner for Britain Duncan: Belarus is a very important partner for Britain
The UK minister stressed that he had a very pleasant conversation with the Belarusian president. During the meeting he stated that Britain considers Belarus a very important partner...
26 Sep 2017
Lukashenko: Belarus, UK can cooperate in electric transport sector Lukashenko: Belarus, UK can cooperate in electric transport sector
Belarus President emphasized that the United Kingdom has made a very interesting decision to ban the sale and use of diesel and petrol cars from a certain year. “I welcome and salute this decision"...
26 Sep 2017
Kupchyna: Belarus, Austria have a long tradition of mutually beneficial cooperation Kupchyna: Belarus, Austria have a long tradition of mutually beneficial cooperation
Delivering speech at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna Alena Kupchyna pointed to the closeness of the Belarusian and Austrian positions on a wide range of issues of the current international and European agenda...
25 Sep 2017
Kadyrov: It is inadmissible to use religion against other people Kadyrov: It is inadmissible to use religion against other people
According to Ramzan Kadyrov, there are certain institutes in the world that are working on a strategy of destroying the entire states. “You would have had the same if not for Alexander Lukashenko. He is a strong person. He pursues his solid policy and the people respect him”...
25 Sep 2017
Possible Belarus’ country brands by year end Possible Belarus’ country brands by year end
Belarus' Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi stressed that Belarus needs a brand. "The bad experience of creating a Minsk city brand shows that we need to take a balanced approach to this matter and to involve the public to ensure that the work is transparent and there are no corruption elements"...
25 Sep 2017
Kadyrov describes his meeting with Lukashenko as productive Kadyrov describes his meeting with Lukashenko as productive
“It was a very good meeting. I wanted to meet and to discuss various things for a long time. Unfortunately, I could not arrive once. And there was a remark about it. I think that today we have found answers to all questions,” head of the Chechen Republic told reporters...
25 Sep 2017
Lukashenko suggests developing industrial cooperation between Belarus, Chechnya Lukashenko suggests developing industrial cooperation between Belarus, Chechnya
In his words, this is the most progressive and mutually beneficial form of cooperation which helps meet the demand of the regional market and create new high-tech jobs...
25 Sep 2017
Kadyrov to Lukashenko: Your visit to Chechnya would be a big event for us Kadyrov to Lukashenko: Your visit to Chechnya would be a big event for us
“I can say that I have been dreaming of a personal meeting with you because, as you have just said, for all these years we have felt and still feel your support. You are respected very much in the Caucasus, people like your univocal position"...
25 Sep 2017
Belokonev: Zapad 2017 demonstrated the highest level of openness Belokonev: Zapad 2017 demonstrated the highest level of openness
“A total of 286 journalists from 22 countries were accredited. Representatives of the NATO, the OSCE, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the CIS, and the CSTO were invited to observe the army games”...
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