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21.08.2017

The future of Belarus' IT
AIMatter founders on the future of Belarus' IT Applications of Belarusian programmers are getting more and more popular. May love selfies but now you can change the background if you like. And here's another opportunity: you can change your hair color. Mobile applications have turned Belarusian IT entrepreneurs into dollar millionaires. American giant Google bought a Belarusian company this week. This is a historic deal. Such a major success in the field of information technology for Belarus (when a foreign corporation acquires the whole company) is the precedent.
Belarusian food stand opens in supermarket in Chinese Hubei
Belarusian food stand opens in supermarket in Chinese Hubei Economic Belt of the Silk Road in action. On August 18 a Belarusian food stand opened in China's Wuhan, in one of the largest supermarkets of the city. The stand in Hubei Province features Belarusian dairy, juices, and chocolate. Taking part in the opening ceremony was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kiryl Rudy.

18.08.2017

Five Belarusian enterprises to partake in Food Expo 2017 in Hong Kong
Five Belarusian enterprises to partake in Food Expo 2017 in Hong Kong Belarusian food products will be presented in Hong Kong. On August 18, China opens the international food exhibition Food Expo 2017, which will bring together almost 2,000 participants from 25 countries. Belarus will be represented by 5 enterprises. The forum guests will get acquainted with Belarusian confectionery products, chocolate, biscuits, marshmallows and drinks. Food Expo 2017 is one of the largest food exhibitions in China.

17.08.2017

Kobyakov: Belarus ready to offer Sverdlovsk construction equipment
Kobyakov: Belarus ready to offer Sverdlovsk construction equipment Belarus counts on expanding industrial cooperation with the Sverdlovsk region, said the Belarus Prime Minister at a meeting with the acting governor of this region of Russia. Andrei Kobyakov and Evgeny Kuyvashev discussed bilateral cooperation. The basic directions are trade, housing and communal services, science and education. Belarus is ready to use Russian launch systems in engineering. In turn, Minsk offers advanced technologies for the production and processing of agricultural products, as well as machinery for agriculture.
Afghanistan PM completes first day of Belarus visit
Afghanistan PM completes first day of Belarus visit Afghanistan is usually associated with fight against terrorism. At least this is how we in Belarus see this Central Asian state. However now the country is doing a lot of efforts to get away from stereotypes and change its international image. For this, the Afghan government is looking for proven partners around the world.
Belarus to present products at Middle East's oldest international exhibition in Damascus
Belarus to take part in Damascus International Fair Belarusian enterprises will take part in the oldest Middle Eastern international exhibition. The large forum starts today in Damascus. Belarus' stand presents products of five exporters: agricultural and urban technologies, medical equipment, and furniture. Companies from about 50 countries are partaking in the expo. The Damascus International Fair is the leading event in the economic calendar of Syria. 

15.08.2017

CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test drives combine harvester
CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test-drives combine harvester It's impossible to set the pace of harvesting without reliable machinery. In 2017, after the order of the Belarus President, Gomselmash sent agricultural equipment to farms, even though it was not paid for. Guarantees lie on governors. Brand new harvesters not only look great, but also show good results in the work. Five new models were developed at Gomselmash. One of them is in no way inferior to the best foreign analogues.

10.08.2017

Vietnam may start producing Belarusian milk
Vietnam may start producing Belarusian milk The leadership of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee and the delegation of Hưng Yên Province discussed the possibility of establishing a dairy production facility in Vietnam.  Vietnamese partners are interested in the development of industry and the advanced technologies in Belarusian agriculture.

07.08.2017

Belarus' to export $6bn of foodstuffs in 2017
Belarus' to export $6bn of foodstuffs in 2017 Belarus' export of food in 2017 will be $6 billion. The forecast was made based on the work of the agrarian industry of Belarus. Now here is the most intense period. A third of the harvest is removed and a total figure is more than 2.5 million tons of grain. Part of it is winter rye. This kind of crops is traditional for Belarus and now it is quite in demand on the world market.  Supplies of Belarus' rye flour in 2017 amounted to about 100,000 tons. Its cost is higher than that of wheat flour.

02.08.2017

Belarus to establish pharmaceutical production holding company
Belarus to establish pharmaceutical production holding company A new holding company for making pharmaceutical products in Belarus will be responsible for increasing the volume of production of drugs and their exports. The decision on its creation is envisaged by the decree of the Belarus President.
Belarusian tramcars, longest in CIS, to be exported to St. Petersburg
Belarusian tramcars, longest in CIS, to be exported to St. Petersburg Belarusian tramcars in St. Petersburg: a batch of six trains will appear in the northern capital of Russia in the autumn of 2017. Engineers from Belarus, Czechia, Spain and Switzerland took part in the development of this urban transport. All tramcars are more comfortable: the cabin has air conditioning and sockets have been added for convenience. The cars have systems counting passengers as well as systems for video surveillance and information boards.

01.08.2017

Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park to get 15th resident
Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park to get 15th resident A new resident is set to appear in the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. A Chinese company producing fiber-optic lasers is ready to invest $30 million in its production site. This equipment is used in a variety of areas ranging from machine-tool building to surgery. This is already the 15th resident of the industrial park.

28.07.2017

Belarus to supply $20m worth of meat to China
Belarus to supply $20m worth of meat to China Beef worth $20 million will be supplied by Belarusian producers to the Chinese market within a year. The corresponding contracts with partners from the PRC were signed on July 28 by three enterprises. Belarus received the right to sell the beef on July 10.

27.07.2017

Belarus to present its products at International Universal Fair in Dushanbe
Belarus to present its products at International Universal Fair in Dushanbe The International Universal Fair which opened in Dushanbe will help Belarus attract investors, create new joint ventures and increase export. Manufacturers from more than 10 countries, including Belarus, Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, will present their products. The main sections of the exhibition will be devoted to power engineering, mechanical engineering, food and light industry, as well as agriculture, construction, medicine and transport.

24.07.2017

Gennady Chizhikov: Ukraine and Belarus should be closer together
Gennady Chizhikov: Ukraine and Belarus should be closer together Economic aspects, the attractiveness of Belarusian goods, Ukrainian interests... This is what head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine Gennady Chizhikov told our channel in an interview. Mr Chizhikov, a business forum was held during the visit of Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko. Already all the media are making a noise that it was a success. How do you assess this?

23.07.2017

Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine
Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine The visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Ukraine was one of the main events of the week. Economic cooperation and trade were discussed at the Belarus-Ukraine forum which was held at the time of the visit. The seen and the unseen conflicts in Ukraine were discussed as well. Farmer Valentin uses Belarus tractors. The tractors are just right for the fields. The youngest of the tractors is over 40 years old. Valentin Vydra, farmer (Ukraine):It works. I can say a big thank you to Belarus for creating such a tractor.
What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv?
What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv? What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv? Contracts worth more than 47 million dollars, agreements in the sectors of science, culture and international relations. These are only some of the results of President Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine. In the best of years the mutual commodity circulation reached 8 billion dollars. Now it is less, but both of the Presidents see potential. The sides agreed to work on the far curve together, to create joint production lines, and develop cooperation connections.

21.07.2017

Petro Poroshenko: Belarus remains among priorities for Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko: Belarus remains among priorities for Ukraine Belarus is interested in developing close cooperation with Ukraine. The countries need to enter the markets of third countries with joint products. This was discussed at the talks of Alexander Lukashenko with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.
Belarus to build four gas wells in Poltava region, Ukraine
Belarus to build four gas wells in Poltava region, Ukraine Belarus will build four gas wells in the Poltava region of Ukraine. The market of oilfield services in that country is growing and it is necessary to increase oil and gas production. Taking part in tenders is Belorusneft. On July 21 Kiev is hosting a joint business forum, where business circles of the two countries are discussing joint prospects. The portfolio of contracts has already exceeded expectations. On the site, transactions totaling more than $45 million were concluded.
What will Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents discuss on July 21?
What will Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents discuss on July 21? On July 21, in Kiev, negotiations will be held between Alexander Lukashenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. It is expected that the heads of state will talk over the whole spectrum of bilateral cooperation. Special attention will be paid to the economic block. On July 21, the Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum will be held in the Ukrainian capital. Both sides are voicing a record figure: contracts estimated at $40 million are slated for signing.

20.07.2017

Kyiv hosting Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum on July 21
Kyiv hosting Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum on July 21 More than 40 million dollars - such are the expectations from the Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum. On July 21 it is underway in Kiev. In recent years, this is one of the most large-scale economic events in the bilateral relations. Business interests are confirmed by the number of participants: representatives of more than 300 partners will get together. The portfolio of contracts has been formed. Belarus expects to sign a contract for the supply of its quarry equipment worth $5 million.

18.07.2017

Belarus plans to increase IT exports in 2017
Belarus plans to increase IT exports in 2017 Belarus plans to increase its exports of IT products by $1 billion in 2017, said July 18 the State Committee for Science and Technology. The results of the country's innovative development were summed up in Minsk. During the 10 years the Belarusian IT industry has stepped forward. Belarus has improved the legal framework and innovative infrastructure. The next step is providing scientists with the so-called risk right.

17.07.2017

Geography of Belarusian export
Geography of Belarusian export Another interesting piece from the conversation between our reporter Yana Shipko and Mikhail Gusman. Mikhail remembered the recent visit of President Lukashenko to the office of ITAR-TASS in Moscow. Remembered with taste. Mikhail Gusman, first deputy general director of the TASS news agency:By the way, when Alexander Lukashenko came to visit us in TASS, he, I will open such a small secret, specially brought us refreshments, all kinds of food. Meat and cheeses. People were delighted, just ecstatic. I cannot convey in words.

12.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods Belarus needs to tell the world about itself more bravely, said on July 11 the head of state. The main task of Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad is export. Over the five months the exports grew by 20%, and this is $2 billion. $1.7 billion came from sectors not related to raw materials. By the way, Russia accounts for more than 50% of that growth. As we can see, Russia remains the main trade and economic partner of Belarus. The regions of the two countries are not far behind. In general, in 2016 alone, Belarus was visited by more than 70 delegations.

11.07.2017

Alexander Guryanov about deliverables increase on Italian market
Alexander Guryanov about deliverables increase on Italian market Alexander Lukashenko outlined the main priorities of Belarus’ foreign policy on July 11, 2017. More than 250 people were at the meeting with the President. Among Them were diplomats, directors of foreign organizations, representatives of the government.
Priorities of Belarus' foreign economic policy outlined
Priorities of Belarus' foreign economic policy outlined Build equal relations with all foreign partners and advantageously use the improving of the world market situation were among the main requirements of the Belarus President. He outlined the main priorities of Belarus' foreign policy and economy on July 11. More than 250 people are taking part in the meeting with the head of state. These are diplomats, including heads of many foreign missions, government representatives and business leaders.
Alexander Lukashenko: European market vital for Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: European market vital for Belarus The President of Belarus outlined the main priorities of Belarus' foreign policy and economy at a meeting on July 11. Addressing the participants of the foreign policy meeting Alexander Lukashenko stressed that today it is important to maintain positions both in the markets of traditional partners, including the EU, and find new arenas for Belarusian goods and services, including distant countries.
Distant countries willing to open embassies in Belarus, MFA says
Distant countries willing to open embassies in Belarus, MFA says Foreign policy, development of industrial cooperation, export opportunities and international security were among the main topics during the annual meeting of Belarusian ambassadors in Minsk at the Academy of Public Management under the aegis of the President. This allows diplomats to check whether they are on the same page and determine the plan of action for the upcoming period. One of the major tasks for heads of embassies abroad is to promote Belarusian products to foreign markets.

10.07.2017

Belarus to supply meat to China: Agreement signed in Minsk
Belarus to supply meat to China: Agreement signed in Minsk More than 20 Belarusian enterprises got the right to export beef to China. The agreement on supplies was signed in Minsk by the Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus and the Main State Administration for Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China. The decision to open the market was made following a series of inspections conducted by Chinese specialists. The latter, by the way, ended two weeks ago.

03.07.2017

Alexander Rogachuk, head of Brest City Executive Committee
Brest Mayor on city development and 1,000th anniversary celebrations What has been done in recent years and what awaits Brest residents during the celebrations of the city's 1,000th anniversary? Brest Mayor Alexander Rogachuk has given an interview to our TV channel.

02.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia
Alexander Lukashenko at the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia Presidents of Belarus and Russia discussed the most important subjects during the fourth Forum of Regions, which was held in Moscow. Economy is on the first place. Cooperation in production, taking down the barriers in exporting food from Belarus to Russia, oil and gas. Ivan Bambiza, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia:Presidents of Belarus and Russia met, business met, agreements were made. And decisions have been made.

01.07.2017

Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics
Vladimir Putin about Belarus’ investment to Russian agriculture, retailing and pharmaceutics A few hours before the Supreme State Council meeting of the Union State, Presidents Lukashenko and Putin took part in the fourth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. The main subjects are innovation development and digital economy; the sides are to expand cooperation in these directions. The Forum of Regions greets the Presidents. Short negotiations, mutual photographs and partaking in the closing ceremony of the Forum.
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector
President Lukashenko about development of Russia’s agriculture sector Belarus and Russia are both prepared to use the Union’s potential for sustainable development. President Lukashenko says that Belarus is ready to continue a constructive dialogue, to make decisions on topical issues of cooperation. What future awaits the Union State? The Supreme State Council meeting was held in the Kremlin on June 30, 2017. This is where the document on the Union Sate of Belarus and Russia was signed. The handshake of the Presidents of Belarus and Russia looks symbolic; it is a reminder of the equality of the two countries in the Union.

30.06.2017

Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country
Belarus President: We must prove to the world we are a self-sufficient country The further development of integration between Belarus and Russia should be facilitated by decisions to be taken at the meeting of the Supreme State Council. On the eve of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko in the Kremlin met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As noted by the leaders of the states, the significant events that are currently taking place in Moscow will allow discussing and resolving the most pressing interaction issues.
High-tech among the main topics of Belarus-Russia IV Forum of Regions
High-tech among the main topics of Belarus-Russia IV Forum of Regions From cultural cohesion to economic ties: Moscow is hosting the IV Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. A significant package of agreements on cooperation was signed between our countries already on the first day of the event. First business contracts have already been signed. The enterprises of Belneftekhim were among the main newsmakers. Partnership agreements are worth more than $100 million. In general, this effect is expected to bring the Belarus-Russia Union State to new heights.

29.06.2017

4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus brings largest contract in three years
4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus brings largest contract in three years A package of agreements on cooperation between Belarus and Russia and the first contracts were signed on June 29 in Moscow during the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. One of the most ambitious works was carried out by Belneftekhim enterprises. Partnership agreements worth more than 100 million dollars are concluded. In total there are 15 contracts. The majority of them provide for the supply of raw materials.
High technologies and innovations to be discussed at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions
High technologies and innovations to be discussed at Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions The Belarusian delegation arrived in Moscow to participate in the 4th Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia. It will open on June 29 and last two days. Parliamentarians, representatives of leading enterprises, and businessmen will hold talks with their Russian counterparts. A package of contracts is ready for signing, it is estimated at $400 million. In 2017, emphasis is made on integration in the field of high technology and innovation. 

28.06.2017

Vietnamese interested in small tractors and buses from Belarus
Vietnamese interested in small tractors and buses from Belarus Vietnam plans to open a facility to produce Belarusian buses. According to preliminary estimates, this will bring about $50 million a year. It is planned that about 500 buses and other urban transport will be exported from Belarus to Vietnam. The partners came to such an agreement at a business forum that was held in Minsk as part of the official visit of Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang to Belarus.
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services The largest number of foreign students in Belarus study at the Belarusian State University (BSU). 700 of them were solemnly awarded diplomas on higher education. Coming to the ceremony were teachers, embassy heads and parents who came from afar. Now, about 2500 thousand foreigners are training at the BSU.
Belarus to supply 400 MAZ trucks to Vietnam
Belarus to supply 400 MAZ trucks to Vietnam Belarus' MAZ will supply 400 vehicles to Vietnam, and by the end of 2017 plans to establish a facility to jointly produce trucks.  On June 28 this project is discussed in Minsk after the Vietnamese businessmen had visited the MAZ enterprise. They are members of the delegation from Hanoi, who arrived in Belarus on June 27 together with the Vietnamese President.

27.06.2017

Belarus, Vietnam plan to create joint MAZ facility
Belarus, Vietnam plan to create joint MAZ facility Trần Đại Quang is in Belarus on an official visit. After the one-on-one meeting, the talks continued in an expanded format, with delegations from both countries taking part in the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the importance of economic cooperation. The Belarusian side is ready to offer its projects in engineering, construction of urban infrastructure. There are also prospects in cooperation at the regional level. The Vietnamese side, in turn, noted the similarity of the positions of the two countries in the world arena and mutual support.

23.06.2017

Each Forum of Regions increases Belarus' export by $250-300m, Mikhail Myasnikovich says
Each Forum of Regions increases Belarus' export by $250-300m, Mikhail Myasnikovich says Several new products of Belarusian electric transport, space vehicles, green technologies, as well as unique developments in the field of medicine will be presented at the specialized exhibition of the IV Forum of Regions. The event program was discussed on June 22 at the Council of the Republic, Belarus upper chamber of the parliament. About 60 Belarusian organizations will acquaint visitors with their products. In total, it is expected that about 600 people will take part in this meeting.
How can Belarus influence CEI development?
How can Belarus influence CEI development? Build bridges instead of iron curtains: this was the urge of the Belarus President as he met with the foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative member countries. The conversation turned out to be thorough and frank. Among the topics discussed were efforts to combat terrorism, migration, the expansion of transport infrastructure, the acceleration of trade flows and the development of logistics services.

19.06.2017

Belarusian ice cream to be exported to Russia, Israel, Canada and Georgia
Belarusian ice cream to be exported to China Santa Bremor will export Belarusian ice cream to a number of countries, including China. The first batch will go to that market as early as July 2017. By the way, in 2017 Belarusian ice cream was exported even to Canada. Israel and Georgia also love it. "Matias" in Belarus is actually "Santa Bremor". The company began fish business 19 years ago and conquered the world with it. However, now factories near Brest produce various products, including ice cream.

18.06.2017

Belarus to export ice-cream to China
Belarus to export ice-cream to China Belarusian ice-cream in China’s shops. The sweet delicacy will be exported to China by Belarus’ plant “Santa Bremor” for the first time. The first lot will be exported as early as July of 2017. The choice of ice-cream is wide, more than 50 kinds of the dessert- eskimo, fruit lollies, multilayer rolls.
Belkommunmash to sell 47 trolleybuses to Odessa
Belkommunmash to sell 47 trolleybuses to Odessa Belarusian trolleybuses will be seen in the streets of Odessa. Belkommunmash won the contract by tender on supplying Odessa with 47 trolleybuses. The total value of the contract is 8m euros. What is more, the Belarusian plant competed with rivals from the Czech Republic, Russia and Ukraine. The Belarusian variant turned out to be better quality and price wise.

15.06.2017

Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe?
Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe? Snails do not tolerate heat and love wet weather. In general, the May 2017 in Belarus obviously pleased them, and that is why Belarus now has a lot of them. In general, Belarus can become the largest supplier of snails in Europe. In the last five years alone, Belarus has earned about 4 million euros exporting this delicacy.

14.06.2017

Belarusian agricultural exports increase nine-fold in 2017
Belarusian agricultural exports increase nine-fold in 2017 Egypt is the most active trading partner of Belarus on the African continent. The Belarusian Statistics Committee has published data on this export destination. The growth rate of the supply of Belarusian agricultural products has increased 9-fold as compared to the same period in 2016. Exports of meat and milk in 2017 exceeded half a million US dollars. Among the most popular export goods of Belarus to African countries are fertilizers, oil products and vehicles.

09.06.2017

MPs of Belarus and Israel discuss cooperation in economy, tourism
MPs of Belarus and Israel discuss cooperation in economy, tourism The road map for cooperation between Belarus and Israel needs further elaboration. This opinion was voiced today by Belarusian and Israeli MPs. The sides touched on a number of matters of mutual cooperation in economy, tourism, medicine and education. The main thing on the agenda of today is the increase in trade turnover.

07.06.2017

Belarusian machinery to be exported to Africa
Belarusian machinery to be exported to Africa The first Belarusian machinery by the credit line of the African export-import bank will be exported to Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Sudan. It became known at the Belarus-Africa economic forum on June 7, 2017.
Belarus' foreign exchange reserves exceed $5.2 billion
Belarus' foreign exchange reserves exceed $5.2 billion Belarus' foreign exchange reserves exceed $5.2 billion. In May, they increased by more than $130 million according to IMF standards. The growth of gold reserves is determined by the receipt of oil duties, funds from the sale of foreign currency bonds and the purchase by the National Bank of foreign currency in exchange trades. According to the main directions of Belarus' monetary policy, in 2017, gold reserves should show be increased by $500 million.

05.06.2017

Sergey Lavrov: Belarus is Russia's most important trading partner in CIS
Sergey Lavrov: Belarus is Russia's most important trading partner in CIS Over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, Belarus and Russia have reached the level of strategic partnership. This topic was raised on June 5 in Moscow, where the Belarusian and Russian foreign ministers met. Currently, trade and economic cooperation is at a high level. Belarus is Russia's main partner among the CIS countries and the 4th in the world.
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market
Belarus ready to increase presence in Russian market Over the 25 years of diplomatic relations, cooperation between Belarus and Russia has steadily expanded and deepened. This was again confirmed on June 5 in Moscow by the foreign ministries of the two countries. Currently, trade and economic cooperation is at a high level. Belarus is Russia's main partner among the CIS countries and the fourth in the world. All regions are involved in establishing such close ties. The dialogue is also established in the political and humanitarian spheres.

26.05.2017

Belarus, Egypt working on economic cooperation roadmap
Belarus, Egypt working on economic cooperation roadmap Belarus and Egypt are working on a road map for cooperation. Several documents along these lines were signed in Minsk May 25. During talks the sides also discussed the prospects of modernization of the public transport of Egypt by Belarusian specialists. This concerns a wide range of vehicles from buses and trolleybuses to railway cars.
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn Belarus and Tatarstan should restore the turnover of two billion dollars, said on May 25 the Prime Minister of Belarus meeting with the President of Tatarstan. Belarus counts on the further development of cooperation in machine building.

24.05.2017

Foreign oil refiners study Mozyr Oil Refinery modernization practices
Foreign oil refiners study Mozyr Oil Refinery modernization practices The investment projects of Belarusian oil refineries brought together the leading companies of the planet on May 24. Participants of the scientific and technical conference study the experience of Mozyr Oil Refinery's dynamic modernization as well as innovations and prospects for the development of the entire industry. In 11 years alone, from 2005 to 2016, the company invested more than $1.5 billion, which made the plant one of the most modern in the continent.

22.05.2017

Belarus, Samara region expect to increase trade to $600 million
Belarus, Samara region expect to increase trade to $600 million Belarus and the Samara region of Russia expect to increase trade to $600 million. Opportunities for expanding cooperation were discussed at a meeting of a joint working group in Minsk. The prerequisites for growth are already visible. In 2016, commodity turnover increased by 16%. Positive dynamism is also observed in Q1 2017.

18.05.2017

Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years
Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years Belarus’ military-industrial export doubled in the last five years. High-tech systems, optical technologies, tracking and security systems, modern defense equipment. The demand grows not only on products, but on technologies as well.

16.05.2017

A Silk Road project: Belarusian food products to be shipped to Khorgas
Silk Road project: Belarusian food products to be shipped to Khorgas On May 16 Belarus and China cooperation was discussed in Minsk. Here an agreement was reached on the delivery of Belarusian food products to Khorgos. This is one of the projects on the new "Silk Road". It is located in the border zone of China and Kazakhstan. Here rules of duty-free trade operate. Kaharman Jazin, head of the international cross-border cooperation center Khorgos (Kazakhstan):This is an integral part of this project "One Belt". This is kind of a node, on which all this is implemented.
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue The results of the Beijing Forum, the possibility of mutual visa-free regime and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism are the main results of the meeting between the President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16. The meeting participants discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime
Belarus, China may introduce mutual one-month visa-free regime Impressions of the Beijing forum, possible mutual visa-free regime for a period of 30 days and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism. The President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16 discussed a wide range of matters of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future
Belarus President: Industrial park Great Stone expected to be like city of the future Belarus and Austria are opening a new page in their relations. Yesterday, the leaders of the countries of the Silk Road adopted the final communiqué of the forum "One Belt, One Road". The large-scale summit brought together heads of state and government, as well as heads of major international organizations. Alexander Lukashenko also made his proposals at the roundtable.

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.

12.05.2017

Logistics center to open in Chinese-Belarusian industrial park May 12
Logistics center to open in Chinese-Belarusian industrial park May 12 The logistics center with an area of ​​more than 50,000 square meters will open on May 12 in the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park. It will be the first major project of this Belarusian-Chinese joint project and will allow both residents of Great Stone and international carriers to place products. Very soon, another exhibition complex and a hotel will be commissioned in the industrial park. The construction of a health center, a design institute and an innovations center will begin there in June.

11.05.2017

Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market
Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market The trade turnover between Belarus and the Rostov region is set to increase by one and a half times. At the end of 2016, it was estimated at $340 million. Minsk is interested in furthering cooperative ties with this region of Russia. Alexander Lukashenko received governor of that region Vasily Golubev in the Palace of Independence. The parties say construction and the agricultural sector are among the most important areas in the joint work. Alexander Lukashenko also commented on the problems with the supply of food to the Russian market.

08.05.2017

12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus
12 new ambassadors start work in Belarus We will return to the theme of the Great Victory in WWII in our program a bit later. We are going to tell you about feats and people, old and current events, in Belarus and abroad. And once again I remind you that May 9 is not a holiday in every country. Not only because of politics and redesigned calendars (this is typical of post-Soviet countries). In the Western world, May 8 is more known when an act of surrender was signed in the suburbs of Berlin. Denmark and the Netherlands remember members of the resistance movement on May 5.

07.05.2017

President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media
President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media President Lukashenko held a meeting with representatives of Chinese media. Alexander Lukashenko used to answer questions of Russian regional media before. It is possible that the new tradition will come into practice now. As many as 41 journalists came to Belarus from 10 Chinese provinces. Representatives of 28 newspapers, TV channels, and radio are in the delegation. The total media outreach is more than half of the Chinese population.

06.05.2017

Belarusian products to reach China 5 times quicker
Belarusian products to reach China 5 times quicker The travel time fell by five times. The first train with Belarusian products left the Belarusian town of Smorgon for China on May 6, 2017. It will travel through the Silk Way. The container train was loaded with building materials, which were produced in Grodno region. The train of 40 carriages is to travel 10,000 kilometers till it reaches the Chinese city of Chengdu.

04.05.2017

Belarus President counts on more investments from China
Belarus President counts on more investments from China China will not find any closer European country than Belarus, said on May 4 the Belarusian President meeting with representatives of Chinese central and regional media. Strong and reliable relations, referred to as the strategic partnership, have been established between the countries.
Chinese journalists pleased to see different aspects of Belarus' economy
Chinese journalists pleased to see different aspects of Belarus' economy Minsk may become a meeting place for the implementation of the global Chinese project One Belt, One Road. Almost all companies from China operating in Belarus' market, are registered in the capital, Minsk, which gives a lot of advantages for the development of the main city. Meanwhile journalists from China continue to get familiar with life and economy of Belarus. On May 4, the foreign reporters are to visit the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and see the opera by Rimsky-Korsakov at the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater.

03.05.2017

President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union
President Lukashenko: Belarus is gateway to Eurasian Economic Union Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence. In foreign policy, the republic has proved its ability to establish a mutually beneficial dialogue and to respond adequately to the challenges of today.

02.05.2017

Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President
Ambassadors of 11 states present credentials to Belarus President Belarus can provide foreign partners with access to the huge market of the Eurasian Economic Union, said President Alexander Lukashenko on May 2 at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of foreign countries, which was held in the Palace of Independence.

01.05.2017

Rosselkhoznadzor to inspect more Belarusian plants
Rosselkhoznadzor to inspect more Belarusian plants Rosselkhoznadzor specialists are getting down to another inspection of Belarusian plants on May 1, 2017. Upon the request of Belarus they will visit those places, which haven’t been inspected before, so that they would enter the Russian market in future. It is the second monitoring in the current spring. Russian specialists will be working together with Belarusian experts now. They are to visit a dozen of dairy, meat and fish producing plants.

27.04.2017

Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary The Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents visited the Chernobyl zone to commemorate the victims of the 1986 disaster and then held talks in Belarus' agro town Lyaskovichi, Gomel region. Before proceeding to talks on economic and political relations, the heads of state visited the St. Michael's church. They took part in a prayer and lit candles in memory of victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Coming out of the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked with the locals. As a symbol of peace and unity, the presidents were presented a gift - icons.

26.04.2017

Belarus is ready to share IT experience with Estonia
Belarus is ready to share IT experience with Estonia Belarus and Estonia have a great potential for increasing mutual trade turnover, said Belarusian MPs who on April 26 welcomed Estonian counterparts. So, Belarus is ready to share experience in the energy sector, agro-industrial complex, and light industry. In addition, Belarusian IT sector is also of interest to Estonia. There is also the intention to sign a memorandum on cooperation in the field of sport.

21.04.2017

Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy
Belarus President: Foreign policy should help build a strong economy Foreign policy must help build a strong economy, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address on April 21. Alexander Lukashenko noted that the country seeks cooperation with many states. And here the main thing is the principles of equality and respect. Long-standing friendship with Russia has led to the strategic nature of these relations. In many respects this is thanks to the personal friendship of the leaders of both states. But lately, Belarus has been engaged in quite an active dialogue with distant states, for example, with China.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' priority is a strong and competitive economy Building of a strong and competitive economy is a priority of Belarus, said President Alexander Lukashenko on 21 April addressing his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. The State of the Nation Address is primarily a great opportunity to get a complete picture of the development priorities of Belarus at least for the current year. During these speeches, the Belarus head of state raises the most urgent and topical issues. Today, the President began his speech from international politics.
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations
Belarus President to make State of the Nation Address April 21: expectations The development strategy of the Belarusian economy , employment and the creation of new industries. Experts and political scientists have named the topics that are likely to be raised in the President's Address to the Belarusian people and the parliament. On April 21, Alexander Lukashenko will address the people and the parliament in the Oval Hall at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, the two chambers of Belarus' parliament.

19.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability Investments in the banking sector and the development of the industrial park "Great Stone" were the major topics discussed on April 18 between Belarus and China at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. There, Alexander Lukashenko met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state noted a high level of the bilateral political relations. The countries are strategic partners, and the economic side of the relations must follow suit.

18.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: Chinese-Belarusian relations rising to the next level
Zhang Dejiang: Chinese-Belarusian relations rising to the next level Deepening of political dialogue between Belarus and China and the successful implementation of joint initiatives are the topics discussed in Minsk during the visit of a representative parliamentary delegation from Beijing. On April 15, talks were held at the Council of the Republic. The sides identified priorities of further cooperation on a range of projects. In the center of attention was, of course, "The economic Belt of the Silk Road", which gem is the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park "Great Stone".

17.04.2017

Belarus and Finland ready to cooperate in energy, agriculture and forestry
Belarus and Finland ready to cooperate in energy, agriculture and forestry Belarus and Finland have confirmed their readiness to cooperate in different directions. This was discussed at the April 13 meeting of the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky with the head of the foreign trade ministry of Finland, Kai Mykkänen. First of all, Belarus proposes to develop joint projects in the energy sector. This area can bring the most lucrative contracts. There are prospects in agriculture and forestry, as well as science and technology.

14.04.2017

Belarus and China to jointly produce dump trucks
Belarus and China to jointly produce dump trucks The dynamically developing relations with China is an example of mutually beneficial cooperation. Now the two countries will produce dump trucks together. There are plans to build a factory in China. New facets of cooperation were discussed during the visit of a delegation from China to BelAZ. The sides discussed several joint projects, including the supply of Chinese high-tech components for Belarusian heavy trucks. They will be manufactured by a company that holds a leading position in the world in the production of rail equipment and high-speed trains.

13.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko signs Customs Code of Eurasian Economic Union
Alexander Lukashenko signs Customs Code of Eurasian Economic Union According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko has signed a package of documents on the development of Eurasian integration.  It includes an agreement on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union, which is aimed at further convergence and the growth of trade between the Eurasian Economic Union and the international community.

05.04.2017

Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes Belarus and Russia have resolved all outstanding issues in the bilateral relations. This became known after the talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The Presidents discussed a wide range of topics: from agricultural policy to the international agenda. There is an agreement that Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better to say we have already resolved them.

04.04.2017

Russia to refinance Belarus' debts
Russia to refinance Belarus' debts Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus and help with the funds of the Eurasian Foundation of Stabilization and Development. First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky told reporters about the agreement reached during the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin on April 3.

31.03.2017

150 Japanese businessmen to visit Belarus in summer 2017
150 Japanese businessmen to visit Belarus in summer 2017 Belarus and Japan are forging business dialogue. In the summer of 2017, 150 business leaders of Japan will visit Belarus. First of all they are interested in Belarus' experience in agriculture, high technology and instrumentation. The Japanese partners would like to find out more about pre-school education in Belarus.
Premiers of Belarus and Russia discuss oil and gas issues
Premiers of Belarus and Russia discuss oil and gas issues Belarus and Russia premiers Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev are trying to find a solution to problems in the energy sector. The heads of government of the two countries held talks on March 30 in Gorki near Moscow. Thus, the prime ministers are hoping to unload the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the presidents of Russia and Belarus on April 3. The sides touched upon the difficult but important questions. In particular, the dynamics of trade and economic relations, as well as the long-running dispute over the energy supplies to Belarus.

30.03.2017

Garlyk mining and processing plant to be officially launched March 31
Garlyk mining and processing plant to be officially launched March 31 The Belarus-Turkmenistan partnership has become strategic in recent years. The prospects of cooperation will be discussed on March 30 by the two countries' presidents. Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks with his counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. In addition, on March 30, a new complex of buildings of Belarus embassy will open in the capital of Turkmenistan. It is expected that the two leaders will take part in the opening ceremony. On Friday, the heads of state will launch the Garlyk mining and processing plant.

23.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' relations with Pakistan fruitful
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus' relations with Pakistan fruitful Belarus traditionally appreciates the friendship with Pakistan, reads the congratulatory message of Alexander Lukashenko to the President and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic on the occasion of Pakistan Day. The Belarusian head of state noted that thanks to the joint efforts the relations are developing fruitfully serving as a solid foundation for the growth of the welfare of the peoples of both countries.

22.03.2017

Belarus presents unmanned vehicles at LIMA'17 exhibition
Belarus presents UAVs at LIMA'17 exhibition Belarus has presented a series of UAVs in Malaysia. This is the first time Belarus has been represented at the region's largest military equipment show. Belarusian enterprises have brought the most popular models of weapons. The Belarusian stand occupies 100 m2 and features modern radar, optical and electronic products and also some devices. On the first day of the show alone, Belarusians held talks with representatives of nearly a dozen countries.

16.03.2017

Kazakhstani MPs to discuss new projects with Belarus in Minsk
Kazakhstani MPs to discuss new projects with Belarus in Minsk The creation of joint Belarusian-Kazakh industries and new projects in economy will be discussed during the visit of a parliamentary delegation of Kazakhstan to Belarus. The guests have already arrived at Minsk national airport. The representatives of that Asian country are going to have a busy visit program. First of all they will with Belarusian government officials and counterparts from the parliament of Belarus. 

15.03.2017

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium visits Belarus
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium to visit Belarus Joint investment projects and cooperation in international organizations will be discussed on May 15 during the visit of Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium to Belarus. Note that this is the first visit of the head of the Foreign Ministry of Belgium. The talks will focus on trade and economic relations of Belarus and Belgium as well as on the Belarus-EU dialogue. Now trade between the two countries amounts to nearly $370 million dollars.

14.03.2017

Egypt military industry officials interested in cooperation with Belarus
Egypt military industry officials interested in cooperation with Belarus Cooperation with Egypt needs to develop more intensively and without any forbidden topics. The President of Belarus noted willingness to work with the Arab republic of Egypt in all areas. He said this on March 14 at a meeting with Minister of State for Military Industry of Egypt. A new impetus to the relations between the two countries was given earlier this year during the official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Now these agreements are being implemented at all levels.
Belarus may export MAZ buses to Israel
Belarus may export MAZ buses to Israel Belarus hopes to increase investment and trade with Israel. This matter was discussed in Minsk at a meeting of the joint trade and economic cooperation committee. Last year, Belarus-Israel trade amounted to $93 million and this is not the limit. Belarus sells to Israel building materials, metal casting products and food. Israel exports to Belarus drugs, herbicides and technological equipment. Special attention is paid to co-promotion of manufactured goods to the markets of third countries.

02.03.2017

Belarus plans tight cooperation with 'brotherly and friendly' Georgia, President Lukashenko says
Belarus plans tight cooperation with 'brotherly and friendly' Georgia, President Lukashenko says Belarus is ready to provide Georgia with favorable conditions for business and offers new joint projects. The country's president Giorgi Margvelashvili is now in Belarus on official visit. On March 1, he was greeted at the Palace of Independence by President Alexander Lukashenko. The Heads of State met in 2015 in Tbilisi during Alexander Lukashenko's official visit. Many of the agreements that were achieved have been already fulfilled.

01.03.2017

Belarus President notes breakthrough in relations with Georgia
Belarus President notes breakthrough in relations with Georgia Belarus is ready to provide Georgia with favorable conditions for business and offers new joint projects. The country's president Giorgi Margvelashvili is now in Belarus on official visit. On March 1, he was greeted at the Palace of Independence by President Alexander Lukashenko. The Heads of State met in 2015 in Tbilisi during Alexander Lukashenko's official visit. Many of the agreements achieved back then have been fulfilled.

28.02.2017

Belarus ready to deliver e-buses to Sverdlovsk region
Belarus ready to deliver e-buses to Sverdlovsk region Belarus is ready to supply electric buses to the Sverdlovsk region of Russia. The topic was discussed at the Belarusian government during a meeting with a delegation from that Russian region. Now the turnover is almost $300 million, but this figure should grow. This could be done including through the supplies of Belarusian agricultural machinery. The Sverdlovsk region is interested purchasing production and processing equipment as well as grain drying fodder.

21.02.2017

Belarus starts potato exports to Uzbekistan Belarusian potatoes are hitting new markets. Uzbekistan became another country to which Belarus will export the vegetable. Traditionally, Belarus sells potatoes to Russia, but there is demand for it in other countries like Azerbaijan, Moldova and Kazakhstan. By the way, Belarus is one of the CIS' leading exporters of potato, which is also called "second bread". According to the National Statistics Committee, Belarus grows 600kg of potatoes per capita a year.
Plans of Belarusian-Pakistani economic cooperation for 2017
Baluchistan delegation visiting Belarus: Economic plans for 2017 voiced The governor of the Brest region of Belarus and the delegation of Pakistan's Baluchistan province will continue to discuss new horizons of cooperation between the two regions on February 21. The sides are interested in new ties in the processing industry, construction industry, as well as logistics. The Pakistani delegation will visit the Brest State University and several enterprises: those producing children's toys, carpets, as well as companies processing milk and fish.

20.02.2017

Brest region leadership meets with Baluchistan province delegation
Brest region leadership meets with Baluchistan province delegation Five thousand kilometers is not a hindrance for mutually beneficial trade. On February 20, the leadership of the Brest region and the delegation of the Pakistani province of Baluchistan met at the negotiating table. As it turned out, the regions have many common interests. One of the most densely populated areas of the world is willing to buy Belarusian dairy products and clothing.

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