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2 Aug 2017
Belarus to complete grain harvest by 20 August Belarus to complete grain harvest by 20 August
Alexander Lukashenko noted that the situation is not simple. Due to the weather and other factors, the start of the spring planting season was postponed, and the crop ripened later than usual. “We are already 8 to 10 days behind the schedule,” he stated during the nationwide teleconference ...
1 Aug 2017
Belarus calls on Chinese business to take more active position on joint ventures in Belarus Belarus calls on Chinese business to take more active position on joint ventures in Belarus
“I believe that the corporations attending the current meeting that are discussing projects with Belarus will take an active position on the matter of setting up joint ventures in Belarus. We have heard many warm encouraging words from Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. I think this will give an impetus to the effort to implement the most effective projects in the shortest possible time”...
1 Aug 2017
Belarus ready to develop different forms of cooperation with Chinese partners Belarus ready to develop different forms of cooperation with Chinese partners
“The State Property Committee of Belarus jointly with concerned government bodies compiled a pilot list of 22 Belarusian companies and one investment project that was handed over to Chinese colleagues for consideration and identification of areas of greatest interest to them,” Deputy Chairman of the State Property Committee of Belarus Vyacheslav Abramov said...
1 Aug 2017
Lukashenko: Great Stone provides the best legal framework for doing business Lukashenko: Great Stone provides the best legal framework for doing business
“Together with Chinese companies the projects are gaining momentum. The construction of the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone testifies to the fact. I would like (and I know that China President Xi Jinping is of the same opinion) the Great Stone to become an example of joint cooperation so that Chinese corporations could take an active part in the implementation of the project,” the head of state said...
31 Jul 2017
Potupchik: Postavy electrical substation enhances reliability of Belarus’ power grid Potupchik: Postavy electrical substation enhances reliability of Belarus’ power grid
“We need the facility to secure the supply of power from the Belarusian nuclear power plant. Apart from that, the substation enhances the reliability and efficiency of the Belarusian power grid. The project envisages 23 startup facilities. The project is slated for implementation in 2018,” the minister told the media...
31 Jul 2017
Makei: Belarusian land has given the world great poets and writers, artists and composers, political figures and scientists Makei: Belarusian land has given the world great poets and writers, artists and composers, political figures and scientists
Belarusian land has given the world great poets and writers, artists and composers, political figures and scientists, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at the event to celebrate the 215th anniversary of Belarusian-born scientist Ignacy Domeyko hosted by the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
31 Jul 2017
Opinion: Fitch’s positive outlook points to Belarus’ financial stability Opinion: Fitch’s positive outlook points to Belarus’ financial stability
“This provides Belarus with an opportunity to place government bonds (eurobonds) on foreign markets on more favorable terms. The reduction in the internal debt, particularly its foreign exchange component, heightens people’s interest in placing their savings into ruble deposits or government bonds,” the expert said...
31 Jul 2017
Belarus encouraged to make more use of advertising to promote itself Belarus encouraged to make more use of advertising to promote itself
Belarus in general and Minsk in particular have become recognizable in the world over the past several years, the expert pointed out. This is largely thanks to the role that Belarus has started to play in the international arena as a mediator and a venue for important political talks. This has had a positive impact on the image of Belarus and its capital...
31 Jul 2017
Belarus PM: Russia pledges comfortable border crossing for air passengers from Belarus Belarus PM: Russia pledges comfortable border crossing for air passengers from Belarus
“We discussed this theme in great detail with Dmitry Medvedev,” Andrei Kobyakov noted. Relevant decisions have been taken, he said. “Instructions have been issued to the border control authorities of the Russian Federation, customs, heads of airports,” he said...
31 Jul 2017
Opinion: Visa-free stay in Belarus should be extended Opinion: Visa-free stay in Belarus should be extended
Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai noted that the five-day visa-free program has had a positive impact on the tourism image of Belarus. “The results are obvious. Visitor numbers are growing at an impressive pace. This means that was the right decision to make,” the expert said...
29 Jul 2017
Lukashenko greets participants of International Army Games 2017 Lukashenko greets participants of International Army Games 2017
Belarus President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said in his address to the organizers, participants, and guests of the International Army Games 2017 which was played at the opening ceremony of the games in Moscow Oblast...
28 Jul 2017
Ravkov: People of Belarus, China value friendship, successfully developing relations Ravkov: People of Belarus, China value friendship, successfully developing relations
“Over a short period of time Belarus and China have managed to build trust-based relations of comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation based on traditional friendship and mutual respect. Amid a changing political situation worldwide such relations can be set as an example to many states"...
28 Jul 2017
China, Belarus strengthen cooperation between armed forces China, Belarus strengthen cooperation between armed forces
The Chinese official stressed that cooperation got a boost after the two heads of state decided to take the Belarusian-Chinese relations onto a level of trust-based comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation. The attache expressed confidence that military and military-technical cooperation between Belarus and China will be expanding in the future...
28 Jul 2017
Makei: Belarus-Turkey political contacts in step with business cooperation Makei: Belarus-Turkey political contacts in step with business cooperation
In the last ten years Belarus-Turkey trade increased by more than five times to exceed $800 million in 2016. “There is no doubt, it is a good pace. But it is not the limit. We have serious prospects and a considerable potential for further growth. We hope that this year we will be able to reach a trade turnover of $1 billion,” said the Belarusian diplomat...
28 Jul 2017
Shamko: Young Belarusian atheltes should prove their skill at world championships Shamko: Young Belarusian atheltes should prove their skill at world championships
“Winning is hard, especially at international events. Every time young Belarusian athletes should prove that they are not accidental winners but regular contenders for top spots,” Alexander Shamko remarked. Moving from junior to senior level is a vital stage for a sportsman...
28 Jul 2017
Belarus calls on UN member states to adopt comprehensive measures to protect trafficking victims Belarus calls on UN member states to adopt comprehensive measures to protect trafficking victims
Belarus’ Permanent Representative stressed the importance of coordinating the efforts of the UN member states, international organizations and civil society in the fight against human trafficking. Ambassador Alena Kupchyna also expressed solidarity with the victims of human trafficking and urged UN member states to take comprehensive measures to ensure their protection and support...
27 Jul 2017
Belarus to seek election to UNESCO intergovernmental committee for intangible cultural heritage Belarus to seek election to UNESCO intergovernmental committee for intangible cultural heritage
Belarus was a member of this international body from 2005 to 2009. “It was very good for us: the list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding was extended with the first Belarusian element – the rite of the Kalyady Tsars in the village of Semezhevo, Kopyl District, Minsk Oblast,” the expert noted...
27 Jul 2017
Belarus attaches great importance to cooperation with Turkey Belarus attaches great importance to cooperation with Turkey
“The previous meeting of the intergovernmental commission was held four years ago. The decisions approved during that meeting have been implemented. This resulted in the increased mutual trade, intensified investment cooperation and expanded legal framework,” Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said...
27 Jul 2017
Ananich: Belarus preserves, develops experience of previous generations Ananich: Belarus preserves, develops experience of previous generations
“We do not reject anything. We take all the best, preserve and develop it for the good of people and society,” Lilia Ananich remarked. This was what Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko focused on at the solemn meeting timed to Belarus’ Independence Day, she noted...
27 Jul 2017
Belarus to expand Chinese language program next school year Belarus to expand Chinese language program next school year
“This school year we will expand the Chinese language program in Belarus, and the process will continue. Belarus and China are implementing large-scale social, economic and investment projects, the largest of them being the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone,” said Belarus Education Minister Igor Karpenko...
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