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2 Nov 2017
EU pledges further support to Belarus in negotiations with IMF EU pledges further support to Belarus in negotiations with IMF
"We firmly believe that an agreement with the IMF will improve the economic situation in Belarus to a great extent and will become a positive signal to the whole world"...
2 Nov 2017
Belarus’ accession to WTO ‘may take two years’ Belarus’ accession to WTO ‘may take two years’
"Belarus’ accession to the WTO is going very well taking into account the increased attention of President Alexander Lukashenko. All government agencies, including the interagency commission and ministries, work hard"...
2 Nov 2017
Belarusian Helsinki-2 initiative to contribute to fight against modern threats Belarusian Helsinki-2 initiative to contribute to fight against modern threats
Irina Velichko stressed that Minsk was ready to host such a dialogue. She expressed her conviction that the implementation of the Belarusian initiative would help move forward in addressing many of contemporary challenges and threats...
2 Nov 2017
Final documents on business liberalization in Belarus to be signed soon Final documents on business liberalization in Belarus to be signed soon
"Eight of the ten documents have been signed. The document on digitizing the economy, on the Hi-Tech Park will be signed soon. It is virtually ready"...
1 Nov 2017
China views cooperation with Belarus as model to follow China views cooperation with Belarus as model to follow
"The prospects of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation, which was raised by the leaders of Belarus and China to a new higher level last year, are wide"...
1 Nov 2017
Regional cooperation seen as important for Union State integration Regional cooperation seen as important for Union State integration
According to Aleksei Kubrin, cooperation between the regions of Belarus and Russia has been steadily developing. The Union State hosts a lot of forums and implements joint programs in different areas...
1 Nov 2017
Minsk Oblast interested in cooperation with Russian regions in all spheres Minsk Oblast interested in cooperation with Russian regions in all spheres
"Russia is an important trade and economic partner of Minsk Oblast. The Russian Federation accounts for some 45% of the export. Merchandise export in January-August was close to $1.3 billion"...
1 Nov 2017
EU welcomes Belarus’ engagement in European integration forums EU welcomes Belarus’ engagement in European integration forums
Belarus has been more engaged in the events held under the aegis of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), Andrei Wiktorin said...
1 Nov 2017
Opinion: ‘Integration of integrations’ suggests long-term cooperation between EAEU, EU Opinion: ‘Integration of integrations’ suggests long-term cooperation between EAEU, EU
"Many experts are unanimous in the opinion that the potential interaction between the two integration associations will provide great opportunities for the accelerated economic development of their member states"...
1 Nov 2017
Choreographer Radu Poklitaru praises program of IFMC 2017 in Vitebsk Choreographer Radu Poklitaru praises program of IFMC 2017 in Vitebsk
"When I look at all the authors and dancers throughout the festival's history, I realize that the whole art of modern dance in the post-Soviet countries derives from this festival, either directly or indirectly"...
1 Nov 2017
Construction of second runway at Minsk National Airport on schedule Construction of second runway at Minsk National Airport on schedule
The construction of the second runway is one of the major investment projects in civil aviation along with the construction of a new aircraft repair plant and an air traffic control center in the Sokol neighborhood near Minsk...
1 Nov 2017
More U.S. visitors to Belarus after launch of visa-free program More U.S. visitors to Belarus after launch of visa-free program
The diplomat also commented on the possible introduction of a visa-free regime by the United States for Belarus nationals...
1 Nov 2017
Hope for Belarus’ stronger stance in international trade after WTO accession Hope for Belarus’ stronger stance in international trade after WTO accession
Lately, there has been a growing interest in negotiations on Belarus’ accession to the WTO from international organizations: the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...
1 Nov 2017
USA embassy in Minsk to start issuing tourist visas to all Belarusians in 2018 USA embassy in Minsk to start issuing tourist visas to all Belarusians in 2018
"For the first time in ten years any resident of Belarus will be able to come to the U.S. embassy in Minsk in order to get an American visa. They will not have to go to neighboring countries"...
31 Oct 2017
Number of tech parks in Belarus to keep rising Number of tech parks in Belarus to keep rising
"We are developing a platform for innovative entrepreneurship so that engineers, inventors could turn their ideas into trial models, get investment and launch the production"...
31 Oct 2017
Economic liberalization to improve Belarus' position in next Doing Business report Economic liberalization to improve Belarus' position in next Doing Business report
Belarus ranks 38th in the Doing Business 2018 out of 190 economies. The latest report measures reforms implemented from 1 July 2016 till 1 July 2017...
31 Oct 2017
Call to remove non-tariff barriers, trade exemptions in EAEU Call to remove non-tariff barriers, trade exemptions in EAEU
"However, the impact would be different for different countries. According to our estimates, Belarus’ GDP would grow up to 12%, Armenia’s up to 6.5%. In Russia and Kazakhstan, the GDP growth would only clock up 1%"...
31 Oct 2017
Security remains top priority for Pyeongchang 2018 organizers Security remains top priority for Pyeongchang 2018 organizers
"We have heard various statements because of the difficult situation in the region. Some teams are considering withdrawing from the Olympic Games but Team Belarus is definitely going to Pyeongchang"...
31 Oct 2017
Belarus pins its Olympic medal hopes on biathlon, aerials Belarus pins its Olympic medal hopes on biathlon, aerials
"The plans to prepare for Pyeongchang were developed four years ago. First of all, we pin our hopes on biathlon and aerials. We also see progress in speed skating"...
30 Oct 2017
Belarus’ MFA: Belarusian-Turkish relations are productive, vibrant Belarus’ MFA: Belarusian-Turkish relations are productive, vibrant
“The Belarusian-Turkish relations are both cooperation between the two states and good contacts between our peoples. It is the atmosphere of friendship and sincere support, as well as common values, that unite the Belarusian and Turkish nations, determine our interstate relations”...
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