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29 Nov 2017
Opinion: Belarus may become “IT Hong Kong” of Eastern Europe Opinion: Belarus may become “IT Hong Kong” of Eastern Europe
The businessman is confident that if the new legislation is approved, Belarus will become the world’s first country with the normative base regulating blockchain applications: cryptocurrency exchanges, smart contracts and many more...
28 Nov 2017
Belarus-Turkey cultural ties praised as constantly strengthening Belarus-Turkey cultural ties praised as constantly strengthening
"The traditions are becoming stronger year by year and are filled with new content in the form of real cultural projects. Events such as Days of National Culture help the people of Belarus and Turkey learn more about each other"...
28 Nov 2017
Belarus commends UNIDO’s contribution to development of middle-income countries Belarus commends UNIDO’s contribution to development of middle-income countries
The diplomat also stressed that Belarus consistently advocates the comprehensive strengthening of UNIDO as the UN’s leading agency in industrialization...
28 Nov 2017
Themes on CEI PA Minsk agenda seen as important for European region Themes on CEI PA Minsk agenda seen as important for European region
"Belarus raises the themes which are interesting for the whole Europe. The proposals of the Belarusian side get support"...
28 Nov 2017
Importance of Belarus’ CEI presidency noted Importance of Belarus’ CEI presidency noted
As the CEI presiding country Belarus is focused on promoting compatibility in Greater Europe. The motto fully matches the CEI’s main goals, among which, Erik Csernovitz stressed, is offering a bridge between the macroregions made up of the CEI member states...
28 Nov 2017
Belarus-Venezuela roadmap for cooperation ready Belarus-Venezuela roadmap for cooperation ready
“We have agreed that if there are remarks from the presidents before 15 December, we will be able to introduce them. A roadmap is relatively short document that describes the main positions. Every point of it should envisage a concrete action plan"...
28 Nov 2017
Some Br72m to be earmarked to implement e-Health concept in Belarus in 2018-2021 Some Br72m to be earmarked to implement e-Health concept in Belarus in 2018-2021
Belarus’ e-Health development concept for the period up to 2022 is in the process of adoption. It mainly aims at covering the whole population with equal safe high-quality health services regardless of the place of residence...
28 Nov 2017
Call to involve business in forming national qualifications framework in Belarus Call to involve business in forming national qualifications framework in Belarus
"There have been some pilot projects in several sectors. Now the task is to set up sectoral councils in the main areas of activity". He underlined that business could make a bigger contribution to this process.
28 Nov 2017
Myasnikovich: Transformations in Belarus’ IT sector will attract foreign business Myasnikovich: Transformations in Belarus’ IT sector will attract foreign business
The speaker said that 2017 is a milestone year for the IT sector in Belarus. The president has set forth a goal to turn Belarus into an IT country. Leading domestic and foreign specialists and lawyers prepared “a revolutionary draft legal act”...
28 Nov 2017
Belarus to continue comprehensive dialogue with UNIDO Belarus to continue comprehensive dialogue with UNIDO
“We plan to use the organization's current session to promote Belarusian priorities in the UNIDO activity and to continue deepening the dialogue with its leadership in every area of cooperation"...
27 Nov 2017
Austrian MP calls for CEI legislation on digital technologies Austrian MP calls for CEI legislation on digital technologies
"We are happy to be in Belarus and are glad that Belarus comes forth with the initiative to promote cooperation between different countries. The modern world is a globalized one. This is why all the countries face the same problems more or less"...
27 Nov 2017
Belarus eager to implement SDGs as part of state programs at different levels Belarus eager to implement SDGs as part of state programs at different levels
According to Marianna Shchetkina, one of the main goals of Belarus’ Sustainable Development Council is to introduce SDG indicators into national, sectoral, and regional programs at different levels...
27 Nov 2017
Montenegrin MP encourages CEI countries to work together in digital security Montenegrin MP encourages CEI countries to work together in digital security
“We’ve enjoyed productive cooperation for many years. Belarus has always actively supported initiatives within the framework of the Central European Initiative and has helped resolve emerging issues. Digital technologies are of current interest. We should work together to ensure security in this sphere"...
27 Nov 2017
Moldova praises Belarus' CEI presidency Moldova praises Belarus' CEI presidency
“Our delegation has great expectations of the forthcoming meeting of the CEI Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk. A number of documents important for all participants of the CEI Parliamentary Assembly and for the development of IT technologies has been finalized"...
27 Nov 2017
Vice speaker: Belarus interested in bolstering ties with Moldova Vice speaker: Belarus interested in bolstering ties with Moldova
Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives Boleslav Pirshtuk said as he met with Deputy Chairman of the Moldovan Parliament Vladimir Vitiuc. He noted that in November 2017 Belarus and Moldova celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations...
27 Nov 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus-Kazakhstan relations rely on trust and mutual respect Myasnikovich: Belarus-Kazakhstan relations rely on trust and mutual respect
Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich made the statement as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yergali Bulegenov...
27 Nov 2017
Plans for Midea Group venture to make air conditioners in Belarus Plans for Midea Group venture to make air conditioners in Belarus
“We intend to consider the possibility of manufacturing air conditioners in Belarus. We will study the market. Afterwards we will decide how we will develop this business,” said Zhang Keyu, President of Midea International Business, a subdivision of Midea Group...
27 Nov 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus views Moldova as link between Central and Southern Europe Myasnikovich: Belarus views Moldova as link between Central and Southern Europe
The parties discussed the development of trade and economic relations which have a significant potential. Vladimir Vitiuc named agriculture and transport as the areas holding great prospects for the Belarusian-Moldovan cooperation...
27 Nov 2017
Lukashenko expresses condolences to Georgia over hotel fire in Batumi Lukashenko expresses condolences to Georgia over hotel fire in Batumi
The head of state noted that it is with deep pain that Belarus has learned the news about the victims of the fire. He also asked to convey his wishes of a speedy recovery to the injured...
27 Nov 2017
Call to make greater use of Belarus’ potential to link Europe and Asia Call to make greater use of Belarus’ potential to link Europe and Asia
“Thanks to its geographical position, Belarus can become an integrating link in trade between the countries of the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union, countries in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe”...
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