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15.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus counts on active and productive cooperation with France
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus counts on active and productive cooperation with France Belarus counts on active and productive cooperation with France. It was said in the congratulations of President Lukashenko to Emmanuel Macron on the main national holiday of France - the Day of the Bastille.

14.07.2017

Belarus congratulates France on Day of the Bastille
Belarus congratulates France on Day of the Bastille France celebrates the main national holiday - the Day of the Bastille. On July 14, large-scale celebrations will be held across the country. The main events are expected in Paris.

02.07.2017

French politicians hail Belarus' role in world politics ahead of OSCE PA session in Minsk
French politicians hail Belarus' role in world politics ahead of OSCE PA session in Minsk About 60 countries send their political representatives at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE in Belarus. This authoritative forum opens in Minsk in a few days. In the last program, politicians from Germany talked about this and today we will listen to what French MPs say. Belarusian embassy organized this week a performance in Paris during which the Belarusian anthem sounded near the Eiffel Tower. Our special correspondent Alena Syrova reports from Paris.

30.06.2017

Belarusian anthem played in the heart of Paris (video)
Belarusian anthem played in the heart of Paris (video) The anthem of Belarus sounded in the center of Paris. Trocadero square - the heart of the French capital - was painted the colors of the national flag of Belarus. The event brought together diplomats, representatives of the Belarusian diaspora, students and other Frenchmen, who are close to the history and culture of Belarus. This is not the first time the anthem of Belarus has sounded in Paris. The Belarusian Embassy in France holds a similar campaign for the third year in a row.

22.06.2017

Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning
Olivier Charlier plays Bach in Minsk despite storm warning Olivier Charlier is in Minsk again. The famous French virtuoso, together with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Anisimov, gave a concert in the Belarus capital. He performed the melodies of the Belarusian composer. In addition to musical talent, spectators also enjoyed a rarity - the violin of the Frenchman turns exactly 270 years in 2017. Even Paganini played on the violins of Carlo Bergonzi. There are only 50 such violins in the world.

17.05.2017

Belarus plans to build hazardous waste processing plant
Belarus plans to build hazardous waste processing plant A plant for hazardous waste processing may be built in Belarus. The implementation of this project was discussed today by the ecologists of Belarus and France, where such enterprises are already successfully operating. Previously, hazardous wastes collected in Belarus, had to be exported for disposal. Therefore, the question is relevant for Belarus. In addition to handling waste Belarus focuses on air quality, greenhouse gases volumes and the preservation of the natural and animal life.

15.05.2017

Pavel Latushko: Belarus is expecting new government in France and is open to negotiations
Belarus expecting new government in France, open to negotiations French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a new prime minister, Edouard Philippe. Prior to that, he was the mayor of Le Havre. Belarus is counting on fruitful cooperation with the elected leadership of France, the development of bilateral relations and intensive dialogue on a variety of directions.

08.05.2017

Emmanuel Macron elected new French president
Emmanuel Macron elected new French president In many ways, the choice of France has become predictable. Emmanuelle Macron was elected president there. The young and non-partisan president will rule France during the next five years. Emmanuel Macron, President-elect of France:I will serve you with humility and strength. I will serve you remaining faithful to the principles of the republic: "Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood". I will serve you and I will be worthy of the trust that you have shown to me. Long live the Republic, long live France!

05.05.2017

Sports Ministry comments on police search of Team Belarus' in France
Sports Ministry comments on police search of Team Belarus' in France The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has expressed strong protest in connection with the search of the Belarusian ice hockey team in Paris. The Foreign Ministry also requires a thorough investigation of the incident, explanations and apologies from the French side. Team Belarus arrived in Paris to participate in the IIHF WM 2017 but were searched by police at the railway station. Personal belongings were inspected. All doctors' medications were also checked. The police could not find anything and the team was later released.

04.05.2017

Belarus demands that France apologize as team searched by police ahead of 2017 IIHF WM
Belarus demands that France apologize as team searched by police ahead of 2017 IIHF WM The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus demands that the French side conduct an investigation into the incident with Belarusian ice hockey players in Paris and provide explanations. In addition, Belarusian diplomats are waiting for an official apology in connection with the inspection of the ice hockey team at the railway station. Team Belarus arrived in Paris to participate in the IIHF WM 2017 but were searched by police at the railway station. Personal belongings were inspected.
Belarus demands explanations from France after Belarusian hockey players searched
French police search Belarus ice hockey team ahead of 2017 IIHF WM The Belarusian Foreign Ministry demands explanations from the French authorities because of the search of the Belarusian national hockey team. This is stated in the official Twitter account of the foreign ministry. The ministry also said that the embassy of Belarus in France is in touch with the team. Team Belarus, including coaches and doctors, underwent a thorough search at the train station in Paris, where the team arrived from Bordeaux to that IIHF ice hockey world championship.

04.04.2017

French embassy hands books dedicated to high-tech industry to Belarusian Scientific and Technical Library
French embassy hands books dedicated to high-tech industry to Belarusian Scientific and Technical Library The French embassy has donated to the scientific and technological library of Belarus 24 books as well as photographs dedicated to high-tech industry. Diplomatic relations between France and our country were established almost 25 years ago. During a long time, the two countries have been jointly implementing projects in the field of fashion, architecture, and climate change.

28.03.2017

Francophonie days underway in Minsk
Francophonie days underway in Minsk Francophone Days in Minsk have brought together more than 150 participants from all over the country. The main platform of the event was the Minsk linguistic university. Didier Canesse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus:Pupils and students of secondary schools that teach French are involved. It is such a friendly event! It usually concludes the month of Francophonie in Belarus.

22.03.2017

Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes
Chef: Belarusian products suitable for cooking French dishes Belarusian products were used for French culinary masterpieces, which were prepared on March 21 in Minsk. Participants of the international gastronomic festival, 10 Belarusian restaurants and a cooking school, masterly prepared unique dishes from Belarusian potatoes, meat and dairy products. It is noteworthy that the festival brought together more than 2,000 chefs in 150 countries on five continents.

09.03.2017

Days of Francophonie start in Minsk
Days of Francophonie start in Minsk The month of Francophonie in Minsk started March 8th with a concert of a Paris music band. During March, Belarusians can get acquainted with French culture, cinema and, of course, cuisine. Traditionally Belarusians show great interest in the French language and not only.

25.01.2017

Belarus-France diplomatic relations: 25th anniversary on January 25
Belarus-France diplomatic relations: 25th anniversary on January 25 Today, on January 25, Belarus and France mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations. The Foreign Ministry of Belarus has emphasized that this anniversary year for Belarus and France will take place under the sign of friendship, mutual interest and marching towards new horizons.

12.12.2016

French Ambassador to Belarus Didier Canesse about investors, Minsk agreements and pancakes
French Ambassador to Belarus Didier Canesse about investors, Minsk agreements and pancakes Those who watched the story carefully saw who was the first sitting next to the President at the meeting. It was Valery Mitskevich, deputy head of the Presidential Administration, recently appointed as Acting Head of the Presidential Administration. This is because Alexander Kosinets was relieved of this post and will be given a new job. First deputy head of the Administration Konstantin Martynetsky resigned for the same reason.

07.12.2016

From art to education and gastronomy: What attracts French businessmen in Minsk
From art to education and gastronomy: What attracts French businessmen in Minsk Belarus and France are thinking about cooperation more seriously than ever. This week, Minsk hosted a business forum, which main topics were culture and gastronomy. Representative of a company:Here we see frame walls to be sent to France, from which a kindergarten will be built.

05.12.2016

Minsk is amazing, French honorary consul Jean-Jacques Rinck says
Minsk is amazing, French honorary consul Jean-Jacques Rinck says One of the notable participants of the Belarusian-French Forum was Honorary Consul of Belarus in Lyon, Jean-Jacques Rinck. An influential person in the city - a lawyer, winemaker and artist - is able to assess Belarus as both a trading partner and a country for life. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedisyuk talked with Mr Rinck. This is the final day of Monsieur and Madame Rinck in Belarus. This is their second time in Belarus.

01.12.2016

Unique exhibition of French paintings opens in Minsk: 15 artists to present 30 works
Unique exhibition of French paintings opens in Minsk: 15 artists to present 30 works A unique exhibition of French painting opens in Minsk on December 1, 2016. Fifteen artists will present the best works in the exhibition Art Capital. This is the most large-scale such exhibition in Belarus. The 30 pictures from Paris come from the historical salon of French artists, the Salon of Comparisons and Drawing. All works are in modern art style. Their subjects are diverse.
Belarusian-French business forum in Minsk: first results and future plans
Belarusian-French business forum in Minsk: first results and future plans Belarus and France will develop the relationship in the new economy, first of all, in IT and infrastructure projects. These days Minsk is hosting the first bilateral business forum. Multimillion-dollar contracts have already been inked. France will buy a large consignment of Belarusian non-polluting houses of timber. The partners also would like to create joint enterprises.

30.11.2016

Belarus to supply timber houses to France
Belarus to supply timber houses to France Representatives of about 150 companies from Belarus and France met on November 30 in Minsk at the first bilateral business forum. Business partners brought ready-made contracts and projects that await implementation. One of the contracts announced is worth 1.4 million euro, between a French construction company and a Belarusian manufacturer of timber houses.

08.11.2016

Movie about tractor Belarus wins two silver dolphins in Cannes
Movie about tractor Belarus wins two silver dolphins in Cannes Over 70 years, tractors Belarus traveled to 76 countries. After the success of the short film "Bread Winner" at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, MTZ tractors have become world celebrities. The CTV reporter has gone to Novosibirsk, where the authors of the movie live, in order to figure out for what their work received two silver dolphins.

20.10.2016

Six independent French photographers arrive in Belarus on photo tour
Six independent French photographers in Belarus on photo tour French independent photographers have come to Belarus with a photo tour. Six people, all of them have made a name in global photo art, visited the places where Napoleon once stayed and enjoyed the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. On October 20 they will be present at a rehearsal at the Opera House.

11.09.2016

Belarusians living in France vote at parliamentary elections 2016
Belarusians living in France vote at parliamentary elections 2016 Belarusians living abroad are also casting their votes today at the parliamentary elections 2016. One of polling stations is now open in the Belarusian Embassy in Paris. This is an opportunity to vote for those who are residing in France, are on a business trip or on vacation. In general, the work of the polling stations in France is organized in full compliance with Belarusian election legislation.

18.07.2016

Descendant of d'Artagnan, Aymeri de Montesquiou, shares impressions about Belarus
Descendant of d'Artagnan, Aymeri de Montesquiou, shares impressions about Belarus This guest of this edition of the program "Week" on the CTV is better known for his affinity with the musketeer described by Alexander Dumas. Duke Aymeri de Montesquiou d'Artagnan visited Belarus this week. Why? Our correspondent Yana Shipko found out. Mr. de Montesquiou d'Artagnan, thanks for taking the time to talk with us! I am very pleased to pronounce your name, because I've been a fan of Dumas books since childhood. Incredibly, you actually belong to this family tree?

15.07.2016

ISIL standing behind Nice attack, French media report
ISIL standing behind Nice attack, French media report More than 150 people were injured in the terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day, no less than 80 were killed. A truck ploughed through a crowd of thousands on the famous Promenade des Anglais and literally drove over people. Next, those who were able to flee, were shot at. Soon, the driver was shot by police, who later found in the car explosives and weapons which the man was prepared to use.
Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims
Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims Belarus has received the news about the Nice Bastille Day attack with deep sorrow. This was stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, expressed condolences to the President of France Francois Hollande, the French people, as well as relatives and friends of the victims.
Belavia not to cancel flights to Nice
Belavia not to cancel flights to Nice The Belarusian airline Belavia has no plans to cancel flights to Nice, where the terrorist attack took place on the night from 14 to 15 July. "Today we are preparing a flight to Paris and tomorrow to Nice. Airports are open, we are monitoring the situation. If there are any changes, we will inform you," said the press service of the airline.  Now Belavia carries out flights to Nice three times a week: Wednesdays and Saturdays (departure from Minsk at 8.30), as well as Sundays (departure at 12.10).
Belarus condemns Bastille Day attack in Nice
Belarus condemns Bastille Day attack in Nice "Belarus received the news about the terrorist attack in Nice at night on July 14 with deep sorrow," said the Foreign Ministry of Belarus in a statement on July 15 morning.  MORE: Bastille Day attack in Nice
French President Nice attack: "We are launching operation involving 10,000 military"
Bastille Day attack in Nice: How events were unfolding More than 150 people were injured in the terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day, no less than 80 were killed. A truck ploughed through a crowd crowd of thousands on the famous Promenade des Anglais and literally drove over people. Next, those who were able to flee, were shot at. Soon, the driver was killed by police, who later found in the car explosives and weapons which the man was prepared to use.

12.07.2016

The only descendant of musketeer D'Artagnan visits Belarus
The only descendant of musketeer D'Artagnan visits Belarus A delegation of French businessmen is now in Belarus. They are visiting the major Belarusian mechanical engineering enterprises and discussing the possibility of exporting Belarusian technologies to the African market. Among the businessmen is Honorary Senator of France, the only descendant of the legendary d'Artagnan, Duke Aymeri de Montesquiou d'Artagnan.

11.07.2016

Foreign economic presence of Belarus being discussed in Minsk
Belarus-EU trade rises tenfold over 10 years New recipes to strengthen positions on traditional markets and the development of new ones are being discussed today in Minsk by heads of all diplomatic missions and consular establishments of Belarus. Belarus has diplomatic relations with 174 countries in the world. In 56 of them, Belarus opened embassies, which represent the interests of the republic. The heads of these embassies are today in Minsk to discuss basic directions of activities of Belarusian missions abroad in modern conditions.

07.07.2016

Belarusian senators meet delegation of French National Assembly
Belarusian senators meet delegation of French National Assembly Belarus and France will hold a regional forum of the two countries in Minsk in 2017. On July 7, the Council of the Republic held a meeting with a delegation of the French National Assembly.  Now Belarus and France share 19 agreements, with seven more being developed. They affect the transport sector and scientific cooperation.

05.07.2016

Kupala Night celebrated in France
Kupala Night celebrated in France Midsummer, which is also known as Kupalle Night, was celebrated in France. On that night, people search for Happiness Flower, dance and jump over the fire. For France, such a tradition is unusual. It was organized by the Embassy of Belarus in France, for the third time. The events took place in the suburbs of Paris, at the estate of the Belarusian artist Roman Zaslonov.

03.07.2016

Belarusians in Paris congratulate countrymen on Independence Day
Belarusians in Paris wish countrymen happy Independence Day Belarusian motifs sounded in the heart of the French capital on the eve of Belarus Independence Day. Representatives of Belarusian diaspora together with French gathered near the Eiffel Tower to sing the state anthem of Belarus, accompanied by an ensemble of folk music, dance and song.  Participating in the campaign were also about 30 French students. They studied theater art in Belarus. Some of them came especially from Canada and Tunisia.

21.06.2016

French princess Tania de Bourbon Parme visits Belarus
French princess Tania de Bourbon Parme visits Belarus A representative of the Bourbon dynasty, which ruled in France and Spain, has visited Belarus for the first time. The royal princess named Tanya went to Mir Castle, which was once home to Radziwill Family. Tania de Bourbon Parme, Princess, founder and head of the association L’Art Autrement Dit, promoting French art to foreigners:I was immediately struck with the scale of Minsk compared with Paris, which is small and compact. In terms of architecture, I can feel the scale of thought here.

20.06.2016

French scientists offer Belarusians to create joint satellites
French scientists offer Belarusians to create joint satellites Scientists from France offer Belarus to start work on the creation of a joint satellite, said chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov. Minsk is hosting a meeting of the Council of the Association of European Academies of Sciences. The organization is one of the most influential in the scientific community in the EU space. The best minds of Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, Finland and Switzerland have gathered in the capital of Belarus.

16.06.2016

French-Belarusian Exhibition of Applied Arts to open in Mir Castle June 16
French-Belarusian Exhibition of Applied Arts to open in Mir Castle June 16 A descendant of the French royal family has arrived in Belarus. HRH Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme came to our country to take part in the opening of the Franco-Belarusian Exhibition of Applied Arts. The exposition will be opened in Mir Castle on June 16.

07.06.2016

Belarusian street to appear in France
Belarusian street to appear in France A Belarusian street will appear in France. A Shklov factory has already exported to the Alsace region 17 houses of its own production. The French buy wood-frame construction kits of up to 120 square meters as energy-efficient housing. The total amount of the contract is a few hundred thousand euros. In total, 34 French families will get a roof overhead under a program of social construction. The service life of the house is about 50 years.

26.05.2016

Belarus, France start 2nd session of joint commission for economic cooperation
Belarus, France start 2nd session of joint commission for economic cooperation The second meeting of the joint commission for economic cooperation of Belarus and France started in Paris May 26. The French capital is hosting these days the first Belarusian-French Business Week. During the meeting, the participants will discuss prospects of development of trade-economic and investment cooperation, the possibility of creating a favorable business climate, as well as cooperation in the fields of agriculture, energy, transport and tourism. 

23.05.2016

Pavel Latushko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the French Republic
Belarusian-French Business Week to start in Paris May 23 The Belarusian-French Business Week starts in Paris May 23. It will be the first of its kind in the history of the partnership between the two countries.  In the framework of the meeting, there will be held numerous meetings between the representative bodies of state administration of Belarus and France responsible for cooperation in various sectors of the economy: machine-building industry, agriculture, construction, trade and others. Particular attention will be paid to business negotiations.

22.05.2016

Days of Belarusian Culture in Paris: Two Our Lady icons in focus
Days of Belarusian Culture in Paris: Two Our Lady icons in focus The spiritual heritage of Belarus was shown and discussed in France. Paris hosted a number of meetings within the framework of the Belarusian Culture Days focusing on two Belarusian Christian shrines - the Zhirovichi and Budslav Mother of God icons. It is noteworthy that these icons relate to different branches of Christianity (Catholic and Orthodox), but are equally revered by both faiths in Belarus. These meetings were held with the support of the cultural center of Belarus in France and Belarus' diplomatic mission in that country. 

16.05.2016

Belarusian-French business week underway in Paris
Belarusian-French business week underway in Paris The business circles of Belarus are preparing for another large-scale meeting with foreign partners. In Paris, the Belarusian-French Business Week will be held May 23-27. It will be the first of its kind in the history of the partnership between the two countries. In the framework of the meeting, there will be held numerous meetings between the representative bodies of state administration of Belarus and France who are responsible for the development of cooperation in various sectors of the economy: industry, agriculture, construction, trade and others. 

09.05.2016

Victory Day events held in Paris May 9
Victory Day events held in Paris May 9 Commemorative events in honor of Victory Day took place in France on May 9.  Representatives of various diplomatic missions gathered at a memorial complex dedicated to Soviet war prisoners. Among the flags was also the one of Belarus. Also, representatives of the Belarusian delegation paid tribute to the heroes of World War II. The Great Patriotic War is part of WWII and is mainly celebrated in Belarus and other FSU countries.

25.04.2016

French Riviera, Minsk region to cooperate in tourism
French Riviera, Minsk region to cooperate in tourism French Cote d'Azur region is interested in cooperation with the Minsk region of Belarus. This matter was discussed during the April 25 meeting of the leadership of the Minsk region with the mayor of Cannes. The regions are primarily interested in tourism cooperation, which is facilitated by the direct airlink. The flight Minsk-Nice opened two years ago. Now it is very popular, so the number of flights may be increased. 

18.04.2016

Ambassador of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko
Ambassador of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko becomes honorary member of Association of Musketeers Economic and tourism potential of Belarus is being presented in Biarritz, France. Among the invited are representatives of the political and military elite, culture, diplomacy, as well as more than one hundred members of the Association of the Musketeers. By the way, the head of the association - French Republic senator and member of the European Parliament - expressed positive impressions about Belarus in his speech and also praised the contribution of the Belarusian people to victory in World War II.

20.03.2016

Belarus on Cote d'Azur: Picture of the World's special report from Cannes
Belarus on Cote d'Azur: Picture of the World's special report from Cannes Candy with champagne - a banal but traditional gift for the New Year. Belarusian candies, Kommunarka of course, and delicious and not very expensive champagne make a perfect combination. We are on the Côte d'Azur!
the First Belarusian Theater Season in Paris
Launch of the First Belarusian Theater Season in Paris Paris hosted the First Belarusian Theater Seasons. The Actor's Studio Theatre was the first gave the show. It is important to note one thing. During the November terrorist attacks in Paris, the theater Bataclan was captured. About 100 people were killed. In addition, after that, many shows have been postponed. Moreover, many people were afraid to go to see theatre shows or concerts even a month later. However, the oldest theaters of Paris Adyar, where The Actor's Studio Theatre has presented the lyrical French comedy, is full.

16.03.2016

Belarus, France share experience in pharmaceutics and cosmetics
Belarus, France share experience in pharmaceutics and cosmetics Belarus and France are building bridges in the field of medicine. In particular, in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. On March 15 experts from both countries gathered in the Belarus capital. A reliable recipe for overcoming skin diseases is needed by thousands. Worldwide, only 16% of adolescents have such ailments. By the way, pharmaceutical cooperation between the two countries started over 10 years ago. During this time, colleagues share their experience and came up with several unique products.

15.03.2016

Minsk honored in Cannes as attractive investment destination
Minsk honored in Cannes as attractive investment destination In the center of Europe and in the epicenter of economy. On March 15 in Cannes honor the most attractive from an investment point of view of the city. Among them is our Minsk. The Belarusian capital entered in the top 10 cities in Europe as a promising destination for foreign investors.  The ranking has been compiled by The Financial Times. Belarus is into top 10 in the nomination "The best strategy to attract foreign direct investment."

14.03.2016

Belarusians to check French military units
Belarusians to check French military units Belarusian military will check the military units of France. The inspection will begin March 14 and will last five days.  It will be held under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. The commission will focus on weapons and equipment banned by this agreement. With the same purpose, a group of French military is visiting these days one of the military units of Belarus. MORE: Belarus-France cooperation

13.03.2016

Belarusian theater season opens in Paris
Belarusian theater season opens in Paris A Belarusian theater season opened in Paris. The ceremony was held in one of the oldest theaters in the city. The Actor's Studio Theatre has presented to foreign spectators the lyrical French comedy No One Promised Easy Life. Paris also hosted an exhibition of Belarusian theatrical posters, which presented the works of our compatriots. 

25.01.2016

Belarus' economic potential to be presented in Lyon January 25
Belarus' economic potential to be presented in Lyon January 25 The presentation of the economic and trade potential of Belarus will be held in Lyon. On January 25 a Minsk delegation will visit the French city. Representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Minsk city executive committee, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will help the Belarusian Embassy in France to present Belarus in a better way. The presentation will last 2 days.

13.12.2015

Pavel Latushko, Belarusian Ambassador to France, Spain and Portugal
Belarusian ambassador about ongoing Belarus-France cooperation projects In connection with the opening of the Honorary Consulate of Belarus in Lyon Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France, Pavel Latushko, agreed to answer our questions, which concern not only the opening of the consulate. First of all, we will be talking about economy, because it is now at the head of everything.
Honorary Consulate of Belarus opened in French Lyon
Honorary Consulate of Belarus opened in French Lyon The geography of Belarusian foreign policy and trade is expanding. A few days ago, Belarus opened the Honorary Consulate in the French city of Lyon.  Lyon is not only one of the largest cities in France but also a sister city of Minsk. There is now a Belarusian flag on the building of the Honorary Consulate in Lyon and the owner of the new Belarusian representative office in France was given the Belarusian national emblem.

01.12.2015

UN World Climate Conference: Belarus to be able to sell greenhouse gas quotas
UN World Climate Conference: Belarus to be able to sell greenhouse gas quotas The Eiffel Tower has turned green. It changed its usual backlight in honor of the opening of the UN World Climate Conference. The main purpose of the forum is to agree on measures that would allow keeping the increase in global temperature within 2 degrees Celsius. If this is not done, then by the end of the 21st century the average temperature on Earth will increase by 5 degrees, which will lead to an increase in global sea level by 100cm and may result in a disaster for mankind.

26.11.2015

National pavilion of Belarus wins Taylor Award at exhibition in Paris
National pavilion of Belarus wins Taylor Award at exhibition in Paris Belarusians have been awarded the Taylor prize at an exhibition in Paris. As a result of voting the winners of the prestigious awards are artist Valentina Shoba from Grodno and sculptor Sergey Portenko from Gomel.  This is the first time Belarusian artists have received the Taylor Award. One of the highest awards of the Paris Salon is given annually in two nominations - painting and sculpture.

22.11.2015

Pavel Latushko, Belarusian Ambassador to France, Spain and Portugal
How will French state of emergency affect Belarusian tourists? What has changed for Belarusians who decide to visit Paris? And how does the Belarusian embassy respond to changes in the situation in France?  The French parliament has passed a law on state of emergency in the country until the end of February! Several Islamist attacks struck the capital of France on November 13. The result is more than 100 dead and over 300 wounded. The country has imposed a state of emergency. For the first time in the last 10 years.

15.11.2015

No Belarusians suffer in Paris attacks
No Belarusians suffer in Paris attacks The night of November 13 in Paris has become one of the bloodiest in the history of France. The city on the Seine was rocked by several major terrorist attacks.  Little Cambodia in the north of Paris was full of people that evening. Closer to midnight unknown people burst into the terrace and open fire at visitors randomly. The massacre lasted about half an hour.

14.11.2015

Belarusians lay flowers near French embassy following Paris attacks
Belarusians laying flowers near French embassy following Paris attacks Belarusians who are not indifferent to November 13 Paris tragedy brought flowers to the embassy of France in Minsk in the morning. People lit candles and left them in a sign of mourning on the approaches to the embassy building (video).  People come here with their entire families to share the pain of the tragedy. At least 150 people died and over 180 were injured in a series of attacks in the France capital Paris. Explosions were heard at Stade de France where the national team of France hosted Germany. Players were safely evacuated.

06.11.2015

CIS: President’s inauguration is a new page in Belarus' development
CIS: Belarus President’s inauguration opens a new page in the country's development Minsk accepted numerous guests on November 6. Among those who were invited to the Palace of Independence for the Belarus’ President’s inauguration ceremony were foreign diplomats, spiritual and public organizations’ leaders, famous athletes and politicians. They shared their impressions immediately after the solemn inauguration ceremony.

13.10.2015

Pavel Latushko, Pierre Andrieu discuss Belarus-EU cooperation in EaP
Pavel Latushko, Pierre Andrieu discuss Belarus-EU cooperation in EaP Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko met with Pierre Andrieu, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. The sides discussed Belarus-European Union relations. The French side underlined that the EU exercises individual approach in the development of relations with the countries of the Eastern Partnership. The main attention during the talks was paid to collaboration issues between the two states.

29.09.2015

Honorary Consul of France presents Brest with Jacob Balgley’s pictures
Honorary Consul of France presents Brest with Jacob Balgley’s pictures On September 28, the Museum of Brest City History was enriched with two unique exhibits - the original paintings of the famous French artist Jacob Balgley born in Brest-Litovsk. The paintings were presented by the Honorary Consul of France in Belarus Leonid Staetsky. He specially bought them at his own expense to return the works of art to their homeland. It is the first time the original works of the artist have been presented in Brest. Mainly, the originals are exhibited in France.

22.09.2015

Test drive Peugeot cars, which are made in Belarus
Peugeot launches car production in Belarus Belarus has begun to assemble Peugeot business-class sedans. The production site is located 10km away from Minsk, Belarus' capital. The plant meets the most stringent European standards. The joint Belarusian-French production of Peugeot and Citroen began in February 2015.

08.09.2015

Belarus Armed Forces Ensemble returns from France tour
Belarus Armed Forces Ensemble returns from France tour Belarusian marches sounded in France. The ensemble of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus has returned from a tour of the city that was glorified by Alexandre Dumas. Here the collective performed at the festival on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi invaders Bethune.

07.09.2015

Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country
Gerard Depardieu: Belarus resembles Switzerland, but is a clean and more interesting country Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time. The famous French actor voiced this intention in an interview with Le Figaro TV Magazine. Mr Depardieu wants to sell ​​all property in France and live in Belarus. This passionate impulse came after the actor's short stay in Belarus in the summer this year. In late July, actor and businessman was shown several agricultural farms near Minsk and treated to pancakes and bacon with new potatoes. He was presented the national dress - an embroidered shirt and a straw hat.  

06.09.2015

Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time
Gerard Depardieu going to live in Belarus for some time Gerard Depardieu is going to live in Belarus. The famous French actor voiced this intention in an interview with Le Figaro TV Magazine. He admitted that he wants to sell all his property in France and move to Belarus - to such an extent is he amazed by the beauty of our nature and people.

27.07.2015

Gerard Depardieu: I do not listen to people who never visited Belarus and criticize the country or the president
Gerard Depardieu: I do not listen to people who never visited Belarus and criticize the country or the president The program "Week" asked Gerard Depardieu about the reasons for his visit to Belarus, about his views on the current politics and more. The CTV channel thanks Ambassador of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko for the organization of the interview. Mr. Depardieu, thank you very much for your time. First of all, what made you come to Belarus? Is it a kind of interest or business?

23.07.2015

Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko teaches Gerard Depardieu how to mow At this moment Alexander Lukashenko is hosting Gerard Depardieu. Communication is taking place in a warm atmosphere. The actor has repeatedly acknowledged that he deeply admires the President of Belarus. Gerard Depardieu sees a strong leader in the Belarusian head of state. Alexander Lukashenko gave the guest a tour of the official residence Ozyornyi in Ostroshitsky Gorodok.  Here the head of state showed Mr Depardieu samples of agricultural machinery and even gave him a brief master class in mowing.  

22.07.2015

Gerard Depardieu comes to Belarus to explore its culture and traditions
Gerard Depardieu comes to Belarus to explore its culture and traditions The famous actor and director Gerard Depardieu came to Minsk on July 21 evening. However, the star is popular not only because of vivid and memorable roles. Depardieu is known also as a successful winemaker and restaurateur. Gerard Depardieu:I heard much about Belarus, I know that the country has a long history. And so I decided to see it myself. I'm also interested in Belarus as an agricultural country with great potential. I believe that those who are linked to the land and farming are the best people.

24.06.2015

Belarusian Week starts in Paris on June 24 The French are getting acquainted with Belarusian culture. In Paris, the Belarusian Week was launched. It is being held on the eve of Independence Day. Today, on June 24, the audience will see the performance of the group "Grodno Chapel" and the show-ballet "Fairy" from Minsk. The presentation is devoted to the 250th anniversary of the composer Mikhail Oginski, whose anniversary is included in the list of UNESCO anniversaries.

23.06.2015

Belarusian surgeons to operate on injured French circus motorcyclist
Belarusian surgeons to operate on injured French circus motorcyclist The French motorcyclist injured in performing circus tricks will be operated on by Belarusian surgeons. The actor decided to continue treatment in the Minsk Emergency Hospital.  Let me remind you that the French moto freestylist broke his shoulder during a performance in the Belarusian State Circus. He did not reach the ramp on the opposite side of the arena, ran into a metal structure and fell with the bike from a height of several meters.

18.06.2015

Belarus to France to build second runway at National Airport Minsk
Belarus may ask France to build second runway at National Airport Minsk The prospect of France's participation in the financing and construction of a second runway at National Airport Minsk will be one of the points on the agenda of the meeting between Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Belarus Evgeny Rogachev and Secretary of State for Transport, Sea and Fishing of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France Alain Vidalies.

24.05.2015

Belarus-France cinema cooperation: Why did the word "Minsk" sound at the Cannes festival in 2015? French filmmakers have made a good contribution to the publicity of Belarus. At the Cannes Film Festival, there was presented a film which scenes were filmed in Minsk. Alisa Dudareva has more. National cinema prestige is not only the achievement of the domestic cinema industry. International cooperation primarily begins with the attractiveness of Belarusian cinema platforms. Exterior of the National Art Museum, as well as the architecture of the city as a whole was marked by French cinema.

28.04.2015

Belarus, France interested in inter-regional cooperation
Belarus, France interested in inter-regional cooperation Trade with France must be increased. This opinion was expressed by the speaker of the upper house of the Belarus parliament at a meeting with colleagues from France. These days, a number of French companies are in Minsk to hold a series of talks on trade, economic and investment cooperation. Gérald Darmanin heads the friendship group "France-Belarus" in the National Assembly. By the way, in 2015 alone, the guest visited Belarus two times. It also suggests close cooperation between the two countries at the level of parliamentarians.
French city of Tourcoing, Partizansky district of Minsk city sign Twinning Convention
France's Tourcoing, Partizansky district of Minsk sign Twinning Convention A Twinning Convention was signed between the administration of the French city of Tourcoing and the administration of the Partizansky district of Minsk. Both sides have already found common ground in such spheres as business, culture and sport. The French delegation came to Belarus only for three days and has already managed to visit some cultural and industrial Minsk enterprises.

23.03.2015

National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre begins France tour
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre begins France tour Belarusian ballet will be presented in 26 cities of France. On March 21 in Lyon, the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre began a tour of France. It is the central event of the Days of Belarusian Culture in France.  Our troupe is very popular in that country. Ballet artists carefully prepared and honed every move to impress the French and Belgian public. Not long ago, the Belarusian ballet troupe returned from Germany, where it presented the Christmas story of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker".

15.02.2015

Pavel Latushko, Belarusian ambassador in France: The Minsk summit will affect Belarus-France bilateral relations Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus in France and in Spain, Portugal - Pavel Latushko - answered the questions of the program "Picture of the World" on the TV channel "Russia-Belarus". Yuri Koziyatko, host of "Picture of the World": Good evening, Mr Latushko!Pavel Latushko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the French Republic: Good evening!Yuri Koziyatko, host of "Picture of the World":

12.02.2015

Premier business forum Belarus-France
Premier business forum Belarus-France Geopolitical issues have not gone away even at an economic forum. On February 12, Minsk hosts 1st Belarusian-French business forum. Taking part in it are more than 50 foreign companies. At the meeting, businessmen from the two countries held talks on cooperation. The participants were the most interested in cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, automotive, chemical industry and construction. A Belarusian-French car assembly plant is already operational.

19.01.2015

Alexander Lukashenko meets UEFA president Michel Platini In 2015, Belarus will join the UEFA program for the preparation of elite players. This was announced during a meeting of President Alexander Lukashenko with president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini. The project provides financial assistance in the amount of 100 million euros to each age group of beginners.

11.01.2015

Belarus ambassador to France Pavel Latushko from France
Belarus ambassador to France on recent terrorist attacks A wave of terrorist attacks across France began with the attack on the building of the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo." Three armed men with assault rifles and grenade launchers stormed the editorial board. 12 people were killed. Among them is the editor in chief of the weekly and authors of cartoons. Immediately after the terrorist attack, France announced the highest level of terrorist threat. And the next terrorist attack happened soon afterwards: explosions in several cities. However, this time without casualties.

09.01.2015

Flowers near French embassy in Minsk after gun attack on Charlie Hebdo Belarus strongly condemns all forms and manifestations of terrorism and extremism. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko sent condolences to President of the French Republic Francois Hollande over the gun attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo.