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8 Feb 2018
Latvian PM hopes to step up cooperation with Belarus Latvian PM hopes to step up cooperation with Belarus
He drew attention to the fact that Latvia knows Belarus well and the sides can speak one language, which also promotes their contacts. "We can search for opportunities to develop cooperation not only in transit and logistics"...
8 Feb 2018
Belarus PM speaks about Belarus’ WTO accession Belarus PM speaks about Belarus’ WTO accession
"As for the time frame, joining the WTO is not an end in itself for Belarus. We consider it not as a political step, but as an incentive to modernize the national economy, an opportunity to strengthen our positions in the world markets and to confirm Belarus' image as a reliable and predictable trading partner"...
8 Feb 2018
Belarus works to gain status of IT regional leader Belarus works to gain status of IT regional leader
"We are creating not even greenhouse, but in many respects unprecedented conditions and incentives in order to give maximum acceleration to the development of the IT sector, and the digitalization of the entire economy and the country in general"...
7 Feb 2018
Speaker: Belarus views Ecuador as reliable partner in Latin America Speaker: Belarus views Ecuador as reliable partner in Latin America
Mikhail Myasnikovich praised the personal contribution of Carlos Larrea Davila to the strengthening of ties between Belarus and Ecuador and noted that during his tenure as ambassador to Belarus the relations between the two countries have advanced and got filled with real ideas and projects...
7 Feb 2018
Belarus’ MPs pledge all-round support for commercial entities of Belarus, Latvia Belarus’ MPs pledge all-round support for commercial entities of Belarus, Latvia
“In my opinion, Latvia could use the opportunities of our bilateral relations in a more active way so as to promote its interests in the EAEU,” the speaker added. He offered to give an impetus to interregional cooperation and expand it...
7 Feb 2018
Latvia’s position on Belarus’ greater engagement with EU welcomed Latvia’s position on Belarus’ greater engagement with EU welcomed
Belarus attaches great importance to the development of mutually beneficial trade and economic relations with Latvia. After a decline in previous years the bilateral trade got back on the growth path in 2017. In January-November of last year, the trade made up almost $400 million...
7 Feb 2018
PM: Belarus interested in constructive dialogue with Latvia PM: Belarus interested in constructive dialogue with Latvia
“Being neighbors and countries with high transit potential, we need to build a pragmatic, constructive dialogue seeking the compatibility and interoperability between the various integration processes on our continent,” Andrei Kobyakov noted...
7 Feb 2018
Digital cooperation seen as most promising for Belarus-Estonia relations Digital cooperation seen as most promising for Belarus-Estonia relations
According to the diplomat, businessmen from Belarus and Estonia show greater interest in cooperation in 2018. "We hope they will find permanent business partners today"...
7 Feb 2018
Russia, Belarus may sign agreement on mutual visa recognition in April-May Russia, Belarus may sign agreement on mutual visa recognition in April-May
"We can state that the draft document is almost agreed and we believe it can be adopted in April-May 2018"...
7 Feb 2018
Makei: Minsk maintains status of regional political center Makei: Minsk maintains status of regional political center
"We will continue our efforts to ensure security in the region. We are ready to host any negotiations and will continue to promote peacekeeping initiatives, participate in the development of the relevant international agenda"...
7 Feb 2018
Further enhancement of Belarus’ role in regional and world politics seen as main goal for 2018 Further enhancement of Belarus’ role in regional and world politics seen as main goal for 2018
The minister stressed that Belarus is going to continue promoting a positive, unifying and peaceful agenda which is already associated with Belarus at the bilateral and multilateral levels...
6 Feb 2018
Opinion: Belarusian cultural institutions need to learn ways to earn money Opinion: Belarusian cultural institutions need to learn ways to earn money
Some individual institutions work effectively with sponsors. These are the National Library of Belarus, the Bolshoi Theater, and the National Art Museum...
5 Feb 2018
Belarus-Laos economic cooperation seen as promising Belarus-Laos economic cooperation seen as promising
Ambassador Siviengphet Phetvorasack awarded the Medal of Friendship of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Vietnam and concurrently to Laos, Director of the National Center for Marketing and Price Study Valery Sadokho...
5 Feb 2018
Opinion: Belarus' Law on Information needs amendments Opinion: Belarus' Law on Information needs amendments
“Today we understand that we need further improvement, bringing the law on information, informatization and the protection of information in accordance with modern requirements”...
5 Feb 2018
Belarusian mass media urged to step up presence in social networks Belarusian mass media urged to step up presence in social networks
Mass media should work towards the consolidation of the society, provide reliable information to the public. This is an obligatory condition for being present in the media space...
5 Feb 2018
Belarus president sends birthday greetings to artist Leonid Shchemelev Belarus president sends birthday greetings to artist Leonid Shchemelev
"You paintings are an example of great mastery, and the professional and public activities are an example of the selfless service to your country"...
5 Feb 2018
South Korea shows interest in visa free regime with Belarus South Korea shows interest in visa free regime with Belarus
"This year Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei is expected to visit our country. During the talks, we would like to conclude an agreement on visa-free travel. I think we will be able to implement the plan in the near future"...
4 Feb 2018
Belarus attaches close attention to constructive relations with Switzerland Belarus attaches close attention to constructive relations with Switzerland
Vladimir Andreichenko named the cooperation of the Belarusian and Swiss MPs in international organizations, the UN, and in the Inter-Parliamentary Union as productive. There are groups of friendships in the parliaments of the two countries...
2 Feb 2018
Skakun: Grassroots Program contributes to Belarus-Japan cooperation Skakun: Grassroots Program contributes to Belarus-Japan cooperation
The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Program was launched in Belarus in 2004. Since then 38 projects worth $3.2 have been implemented to provide advanced medical equipment to healthcare institutions of Belarus...
2 Feb 2018
Lukashenko: Belarus will always support talented people
"I swear. I am keeping an eye on it. People’s fates are the main priority for me, especially the fates of talented people. They are the legacy of our country. We cannot lose them"...
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