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12 Oct 2017
Virtually impossible scenario in radiation accident response exercise in Belarus Virtually impossible scenario in radiation accident response exercise in Belarus
Participants of the exercise will practice taking preventive and protective measures in response to accidents at nuclear installations and facilities with radiation hazards in Belarus and abroad...
12 Oct 2017
Andreichenko: Belarus-Cuba relations are based on friendship, mutual understanding Andreichenko: Belarus-Cuba relations are based on friendship, mutual understanding
The two states have been steadily developing a legal framework of the bilateral relations. For instance, this year the agreements on cooperation were signed by the agrarian and culture ministries. The inter-parliamentary ties have been strengthening as well...
11 Oct 2017
Digital technology to add 1% to Belarus’ GDP per year Digital technology to add 1% to Belarus’ GDP per year
The official remarked that the approach should be developed in the Eurasian Economic Union space, too. The Belarusian side is the initiator in this sphere...
11 Oct 2017
Belarus ready to advance relations with Uzbekistan as fast as possible Belarus ready to advance relations with Uzbekistan as fast as possible
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Sochi, Russia. The head of state mentioned Belarus’ intention to advance interaction with Uzbekistan along all the avenues both countries are interested in...
11 Oct 2017
Uzbekistan ready to appoint ambassador to Belarus Uzbekistan ready to appoint ambassador to Belarus
The Uzbekistan president noted that in recent years the cooperation between the two countries has increased markedly. The states demonstrate achievements in trade and economic cooperation...
11 Oct 2017
Belarus expected to outrace Germany in trade with Moscow Belarus expected to outrace Germany in trade with Moscow
In 2017 trade turnover between Moscow and Belarus can reach $6.5 billion...
11 Oct 2017
Lebedev: Ukraine’s absence at CIS meetings is temporary Lebedev: Ukraine’s absence at CIS meetings is temporary
“Everyone believes that Ukraine’s absence is a temporary phenomenon since Ukraine’s participation in the activity of the Commonwealth of Independent States meets the country’s interests in the first place”...
11 Oct 2017
Lukashenko criticizes CIS Interparliamentary Assembly for low efficiency Lukashenko criticizes CIS Interparliamentary Assembly for low efficiency
“Maybe we should give up on this structure if it does not work. Although we suggested giving concrete powers to it. We pass certain model laws, but none of them, for example, in Belarus formed the basis of the national legislation"...
11 Oct 2017
Putin calls for new big projects in CIS Putin calls for new big projects in CIS
We have every opportunity to launch new big mutually-beneficial projects in the CIS,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he opened the CIS Heads of State Council summit in Sochi...
11 Oct 2017
UK Ambassador: More UK tourists to Belarus following launch of visa free program UK Ambassador: More UK tourists to Belarus following launch of visa free program
She noted that Belarus has a high tourism potential. According to the diplomat, foreign tourists may be interested to see historical landmarks and natural sights...
11 Oct 2017
Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan
“Azerbaijani investment are present in Belarus, but I think they could be larger,” the speaker said. “We could significantly intensify the cooperation in this avenue,” he added...
10 Oct 2017
Sobyanin: Every tenth kilogram of food in Moscow is Belarus-made Sobyanin: Every tenth kilogram of food in Moscow is Belarus-made
“An agreement signed three years ago has seriously intensified the cooperation between Minsk and Moscow. For the past few years the supplies of Belarusian foodstuffs to Moscow have doubled"...
10 Oct 2017
Makei: CIS counties seek more engagement with Ukraine, Georgia Makei: CIS counties seek more engagement with Ukraine, Georgia
"The counterparts gave special attention to peace and security matters in our regions and in the world and to the settlement of the hot spot issues. We laid out our position on Ukraine"...
10 Oct 2017
Mayor: Minsk, Moscow can learn a lot from each other Mayor: Minsk, Moscow can learn a lot from each other
"Moscow is changing and becoming more beautiful, so there is much to see and adopt," Andrei Shorets said. This is why the Minsk delegation includes not only business representatives but also representatives of the healthcare industry, education, sport...
10 Oct 2017
Lavrov: Similar views in the CIS on wide range of issues Lavrov: Similar views in the CIS on wide range of issues
“Our countries have similar approaches to most international issues and have many points of contact,” he said...
10 Oct 2017
No ultimatums force Belarusian oil transit to Russian sea ports No ultimatums force Belarusian oil transit to Russian sea ports
"There is an absolute understanding that our oil refineries are not that rich and do not boast extremely high profit margins for us to give away gifts and pay extra for railway transportation, transshipment and other services"...
10 Oct 2017
Realizing potential of state, society and individual viewed as key to achieving SDGs Realizing potential of state, society and individual viewed as key to achieving SDGs
"If we, women, want to develop and bolster economy and create new jobs, we need to have greater representation in decision making, be more active and work together"...
10 Oct 2017
Zinovsky: No barriers to female entrepreneurship in Belarus Zinovsky: No barriers to female entrepreneurship in Belarus
"In my opinion, there are no legal, cultural and religious barriers to women's entrepreneurship or cottage industry in Belarus. Any enterprising person, regardless of gender, is free to realize themselves in business"...
10 Oct 2017
Belarus hailed as leader in promoting women's economic empowerment Belarus hailed as leader in promoting women's economic empowerment
Zachary Taylor noted the high level of education of women in Belarus, their participation in the life of the society. "Our project is aimed at providing women with financial resources, start-up capital for starting a business"...
9 Oct 2017
Slovenia expands cooperation with Belarus Slovenia expands cooperation with Belarus
In his words, the image of Belarus has become increasingly high in the international arena. A lot of international events that have recently taken place in Minsk testify to the fact...
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