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13 Dec 2017
European Commission sees great potential for wind energy in Belarus European Commission sees great potential for wind energy in Belarus
The development of renewable sources of energy creates new opportunities for doing business. Belarus is a country with a large potential in the sphere of innovations and research...
13 Dec 2017
Rapid development of laser technology, optics in Belarus commended Rapid development of laser technology, optics in Belarus commended
"Today, I think, Russian scientists working in the fields of laser engineering and modern optics import more components and instruments from Belarus than from any other country"...
13 Dec 2017
Belarusian scientists promised support for breakthrough ideas Belarusian scientists promised support for breakthrough ideas
“Offer bold proposals, suggest breakthrough technologies! All your sensible initiatives will be supported,” the head of state said. He emphasized the importance of the meeting and invited scientists to discuss all the issues on the current agenda...
13 Dec 2017
Belarus’ Science and Technology Strategy: 2018-2040 aims for intellectual economy Belarus’ Science and Technology Strategy: 2018-2040 aims for intellectual economy
"The draft strategy provides for the development of ‘intellectual Belarus’, the formation of the smart economy," Vladimir Gusakov noted...
13 Dec 2017
Belarusian ministries urged to focus on long-term industrial policy Belarusian ministries urged to focus on long-term industrial policy
“Today, we need to clarify the priorities and specify overriding scientific tasks. Under present-day conditions, with our industrial companies gaining more independence, the ministries should focus on the most promising areas and on the long-term industrial policy, strengthen the role of design bureaus”...
13 Dec 2017
Belarus president wants humanitarians to find answers to modern challenges Belarus president wants humanitarians to find answers to modern challenges
“Social technologies represent the most important product of humanitarian knowledge. Recipes to direct people’s minds are created today. These technologies are used from outside the country primarily via mass media, the Internet, and not always to the benefit of Belarus"...
13 Dec 2017
Belarus president to sign digital economy development ordinance by year end Belarus president to sign digital economy development ordinance by year end
“The Hi-Tech Park should reach new development horizons. It will enable conditions for Belarus to become one of the most advanced countries in this field. In some areas it will allow us to become a global leader"...
13 Dec 2017
Lukashenko: Belarusian academic organizations have export contracts with almost 60 countries Lukashenko: Belarusian academic organizations have export contracts with almost 60 countries
“As for the fundamental science, the research of our scientists in the fields of physics, mathematics, informatics, and materials science has been gradually becoming the basis for the development of new technologies, industries and entire economic sectors"...
13 Dec 2017
Belarus hailed as decent competitor on global defense market Belarus hailed as decent competitor on global defense market
This applies to radiolocation, missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, and automated systems, the president added. “We make cutting-edge defense products that can effectively counter highly intelligent weapons of the 21st century”...
12 Dec 2017
Opinion: Belarusian science has become more application-oriented Opinion: Belarusian science has become more application-oriented
“We need to focus on the technologies and processes that are currently in demand or may be in demand by our industry, the construction complex and other knowledge-intensive spheres of production”...
12 Dec 2017
Cui Qiming: Chinese cultural center in Minsk is ideal for cultural exchange between two countries Cui Qiming: Chinese cultural center in Minsk is ideal for cultural exchange between two countries
"I am confident that under the Belt and Road initiative, with the joint efforts of the governments and peoples of the two countries, cultural exchanges will reach an even higher level and open a new chapter of cooperation"...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus calls for fair, long-term solution to Palestine-Israel conflict Belarus calls for fair, long-term solution to Palestine-Israel conflict
During the meeting the sides discussed the situation in the Middle East in view of the latest events and statements by international leaders. Andrei Dapkiunas reaffirmed that Belarus’ view on the status of Jerusalem had not changed...
12 Dec 2017
Opinion: The strategy Science and Technologies: 2018-2040 will make the Belarusian society smarter Opinion: The strategy Science and Technologies: 2018-2040 will make the Belarusian society smarter
“A new book about Belarusian science is being written today. The draft strategy Science and Technologies: 2018-2040 just like the draft resolution of the congress will give a new impulse to the development of intellectual Belarus"...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus’ presidency seen as contribution of Eastern dimension to CEI Belarus’ presidency seen as contribution of Eastern dimension to CEI
"Italy would like to see the role of the CEI increase and remains the main supporter of the CEI initiatives. Regional cooperation is the key activity of the organization, especially in such issues as compatibility and migration"...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus encouraged to come up with new CEI initiatives Belarus encouraged to come up with new CEI initiatives
"I would like to thank Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov and Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei for Belarus’ successful presidency in the CEI in 2017 and for the large-scale events that have been implemented"...
12 Dec 2017
Results of Belarus’ CEI presidency summarized Results of Belarus’ CEI presidency summarized
"We viewed Belarus’ CEI presidency as an opportunity to increase our participation in regional integration processes and cooperation. This was the goal of the large CEI business forum held in Minsk last week"...
12 Dec 2017
UNHCR Representative praises level of cooperation with Belarus’ authorities, organizations UNHCR Representative praises level of cooperation with Belarus’ authorities, organizations
"Very few questions voiced during today’s meeting prove this. There are no severe problems thanks to the everyday work performed by all the stakeholders"...
12 Dec 2017
Long-range space exploration possible only via international cooperation, says cosmonaut in Minsk Long-range space exploration possible only via international cooperation, says cosmonaut in Minsk
The pilot cosmonaut also underlined the importance of the fact that the 31st international congress of the Association of Space Explorers will take place in Minsk in 2018. "Hosting such a congress in Minsk was the right decision. It is a very important event"...
12 Dec 2017
Belarusbank urged to preserve social focus in work Belarusbank urged to preserve social focus in work
“Frankly speaking, we have already discussed the issues concerning the leading Belarusian bank several times. I hope that today you will tell me what to do to turn Belarusbank into a truly major bank in our state,” the president said at the beginning of the meeting...
12 Dec 2017
Belarusian-Russian Union State programs geared towards creating innovative products Belarusian-Russian Union State programs geared towards creating innovative products
"As for Union State programs, they cannot cover the entire spectrum, this is why we should choose only high-tech branches for the sake of creating innovative products without an equal in the world"...
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