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23 Nov 2017
Pharmaceutical self sufficiency seen as national security in Belarus Pharmaceutical self sufficiency seen as national security in Belarus
"The enterprise will focus primarily on import substitution. Using the unique technologies it will manufacture drugs that are currently quite expensive and are imported into the country from abroad"...
23 Nov 2017
Lukashenko sets 2018 targets for Property Management Directorate Lukashenko sets 2018 targets for Property Management Directorate
Alexander Lukashenko and Viktor Sheiman discussed the new fields of work of the Property Management Directorate, in particular, the establishment of pharmaceutical companies...
23 Nov 2017
Shamko: Belarus is consistent in its commitment to combat doping Shamko: Belarus is consistent in its commitment to combat doping
Alexander Shamko supported the Russian counterpart in the need to develop clear mechanisms for interaction between international sports organizations and national federations and sports departments...
23 Nov 2017
Positive steps in Belarus-CoE cooperation welcomed Positive steps in Belarus-CoE cooperation welcomed
"In the June report we listed all the positions we marked in respect to Belarus. We acknowledged all the country’s positive steps and emphasized the things that need to be done. Our final goal is to see Belarus in the Council of Europe"...
23 Nov 2017
Belarus in favor of pragmatic cooperation with Council of Europe Belarus in favor of pragmatic cooperation with Council of Europe
"We are working on the implementation of the Council of Europe's Action Plan for Belarus for 2016-2017 and we hope that this plan will be extended to 2018. We are interested in the project"...
23 Nov 2017
Belarus president sends birthday greetings to Nicolas Maduro Belarus president sends birthday greetings to Nicolas Maduro
“Your principled position in the domestic and foreign policy helps enhance the sovereignty of Venezuela and expand foreign trade ties,” the felicitation message reads...
22 Nov 2017
Disability art festival in Mogilev to advance cultural cooperation in Belarus-Russia Union Disability art festival in Mogilev to advance cultural cooperation in Belarus-Russia Union
"We are pleased with the fact that Belarus, namely the former CIS cultural capital Mogilev, has been granted the honor of hosting the festival. We hope that the high organizational level of the event will help new talents flouris"...
22 Nov 2017
Belarus ready to build sports facilities in Georgia Belarus ready to build sports facilities in Georgia
Belarus and Georgia plan to boost trade at least up to $200 million. Belarus’ major exports are high-technology products, including Stadler trains, agricultural vehicles, petrochemical and pharmaceutical products...
22 Nov 2017
No budget cuts expected in Belarus-Russia Union State in 2018 No budget cuts expected in Belarus-Russia Union State in 2018
"Much effort will be put into enabling equal competitive conditions for companies across the Union State, removing barriers and restrictions. This effort does not require heavy expenditure. Instead, it requires plenty of intellectual work"...
22 Nov 2017
Shvydkoi: Belarusian young people should have more opportunities to visit Russian cultural centers Shvydkoi: Belarusian young people should have more opportunities to visit Russian cultural centers
"If we look at the routes that our young people-schoolchildren, students, working youth – move around, we will see that we have a large number of opportunities here. Youth tourism between Belarus and Russia is a topic which we should pay more attention to"...
22 Nov 2017
Belarusian ambassador encourages young people to go to museums, theaters Belarusian ambassador encourages young people to go to museums, theaters
"It is necessary to make going to theaters or museums fashionable among young people however paradoxical it may sound. It should be done in a way young people can understand, in their own space, including social networks"...
22 Nov 2017
Call to include humanitarian issues in digital agenda of Belarus-Russia Union State Call to include humanitarian issues in digital agenda of Belarus-Russia Union State
In his opinion, the introduction of digital technologies in the humanitarian field has already brought certain results: electronic databases in museums and libraries, huge digital archives, online access to cultural events and library collections...
21 Nov 2017
Opinion: Effect from Eastern Partnership should be tangible for everybody Opinion: Effect from Eastern Partnership should be tangible for everybody
"The main topic we have been actively promoting is to have a tangible result from the Eastern Partnership for ordinary people. This includes visa facilitation, the abolition of roaming charges, the simplification of contacts, new management and communication technologies"...
21 Nov 2017
Ambassador: Two Brests show an example of vibrant regional contacts between Belarus and France Ambassador: Two Brests show an example of vibrant regional contacts between Belarus and France
"Today, with the Belarusian authorities having introduced a five-day visa-free entry to the country with a view to attracting foreign tourists, the city of Brest occupies a special place in the field of consular interests"...
21 Nov 2017
Wiktorin: Environmental protection remains an important avenue of EU-Belarus cooperation Wiktorin: Environmental protection remains an important avenue of EU-Belarus cooperation
“We support model projects and initiatives which can be launched in other Belarusian regions. The projects combining environmental and economic components are aimed at changing consumer habits”...
21 Nov 2017
Call to protect manufacturers in compliance with EAEU treaty Call to protect manufacturers in compliance with EAEU treaty
"The Council of the Republic points out these drawbacks, and they say that they do not have enough powers. As far as I know, they have never had any well-grounded proposals regarding the expansion of functions for such bodies"...
21 Nov 2017
Belarus government expects domestic demand to recover in 2018 Belarus government expects domestic demand to recover in 2018
"Economic growth will be secured in equal measure by domestic demand and foreign demand"...
21 Nov 2017
Surplus of state budget revenues reported in Belarus Surplus of state budget revenues reported in Belarus
Andrei Kobyakov said that the central state budget had a Br3.4 billion surplus in January-October 2017, with the surplus of the consolidated budget at Br4.4 billion...
21 Nov 2017
Lukashenko wants realistic but ambitious forecast for Belarusian economy in 2018 Lukashenko wants realistic but ambitious forecast for Belarusian economy in 2018
“I expect an active discussion on topical issues and proposals on the key areas of the life of the country. The forecast should be realistic but very ambitious,” the head of state said addressing the participants of the event...
21 Nov 2017
Belarus president about economic growth: No reasons for self-complacency Belarus president about economic growth: No reasons for self-complacency
“We can see certain growth this year. There are positive signs in the key industries of the economy. The domestic foreign currency market is stable. There is a foreign trade surplus. We have augmented the gold and foreign exchange reserves; the export has been growing"...
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