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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"...
12 Dec 2017
Opinion: Young scientists are yet to help transform Belarus into an IT country Opinion: Young scientists are yet to help transform Belarus into an IT country
"Young scientists will make a direct contribution to transforming Belarus into an IT country in the near future. In this context, universities need to set up a scientific and educational platform"...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus’ pharmaceutical exports at $63.6m in January-September 2017 Belarus’ pharmaceutical exports at $63.6m in January-September 2017
In January-August 2017, some 72 new drugs were registered and are under development in Belarus. More than 100 new methods of healthcare provision were approved in January-September...
12 Dec 2017
Austria describes Belarus’ CEI presidency as success Austria describes Belarus’ CEI presidency as success
“It was a very successful presidency. It seems to me for Belarus it is a good opportunity to show itself as an active player to the global community, in particular, Europe. Particularly in the parliamentary dimension”...
12 Dec 2017
CEI leadership speaks highly of Belarus’ presidency in 2017 CEI leadership speaks highly of Belarus’ presidency in 2017
“Your presidency in the CEI has made a huge contribution to improving the balanced approach [in the organization’s operation]. We thank Andrei Kobyakov and Vladimir Makei for fruitful cooperation and for the support they gave us in the course of Belarus’ presidency in the CEI”...
12 Dec 2017
CEI viewed as important venue for dialogue, cooperation CEI viewed as important venue for dialogue, cooperation
2017 was the year of Belarus’ presidency in the Central European Initiative. According to Andrei Kobyakov, it was not only a challenge but also an important and useful experience for the country...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus ready to advance cooperation with Moldova Belarus ready to advance cooperation with Moldova
“It is great that there are no subjective factors in our relations with Moldova. There is common sense. If necessary, we are ready to restore the level of relations which existed between us in the Soviet Union,” the head of state said...
12 Dec 2017
Belarus foreign minister praises 2017 as successful year for CIS Belarus foreign minister praises 2017 as successful year for CIS
According to the minister, almost all the necessary decisions were taken to adapt the CIS to the present-day realities, including the redistribution of powers between the CIS bodies, the optimization of the activity of the Economic Court and the Interstate Statistics Committee...
12 Dec 2017
Lukashenko sends Neutrality Day greetings to Turkmenistan Lukashenko sends Neutrality Day greetings to Turkmenistan
“The overall recognition of a big contribution of Turkmenistan to the enhancement of peace and security has been confirmed by the adoption of the International Neutrality Day Resolution by the United Nations General Assembly. The Republic of Belarus not only supported this decision but also became its first co-author having demonstrated the unity of the foreign policy principles of our countries”...
11 Dec 2017
Broader manufacturing cooperation between Belarus, Moldova suggested Broader manufacturing cooperation between Belarus, Moldova suggested
The Belarusian head of government also mentioned the joint production of trolleybuses and MAZ buses in Moldova. "We are interested in taking part in the road construction program, which is being actively discussed in your country"...
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