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.
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
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
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Belarusian e-buses may appear in China
Belarusian e-buses may appear in China. A government delegation from Sichuan Province has visited the Belarusian e-bus producer and tested the transport novelty. Today, this machinery meets international ecological standards, which is especially important for China because of smog problems.
Belarusian milk powder and butter shipped to Syria
The first bath of Belarusian dairy products has been shipped to the Syrian market. During the first trial Syrians are invited to taste Belarusian milk powder and butter.
As noted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Syria is interested in the supply of Belarusian products.
It is possible that in the future the range of exports will be expanded. In April 2017, Belarusian meat and dairy enterprises will present their capabilities for the countries of the Middle East.
Belarusian flax and shoes will be supplied to India
Belarusian flax will be supplied to Mumbai, with shoe supplies being on the cards too. This information was announced on 9 Februaryby enterprises of the Vitebsk region of Belarus.
The potential contract portfolio with these two countries is estimated at one billion dollars. Moreover, a presentation of a Belarusian leather and footwear holding company will be held in India in March.
How Norwegian herring comes to Belarus?
Even spoilt Europeanstaste and like Belarusian products. The weal theist Scandinavians praise the herring caught in their banks and processed by Belarusians (in the right way, apparently, otherwise they would not praise it). Our correspondent Yana Shipko has more about Norway.
Norwegians have always lived by the sea. The warm flow is a real breadwinner for both sea inhabitants and locals.
Vitebsk region earns about $30 million on export of medical services in 2016
Belarus is increasing the export of medical services. The Vitebsk region alone increased export of these services by 20% in 2016, as compared to 2015.
Such services brought the region BYN60 million (which is a bit less than $30 million).
Hospitals, dental clinics, plastic surgery, diagnostic and rehabilitation centers are popular with foreigners in Belarus.
Belarus wants to find bottlenecks in relations with Russia
Alexander Lukashenko urges Russia to sort things out before introducing bans on the supply of food from Belarus. The Belarusian leader touched on the topic of Belarus-Russia disputes about the quality of food products meeting with the governor of the Kostroma region February 7.
According to Alexander Lukashenko cooperation of Belarus with Russian regions strengthens relations between the two countries, especially in times like these, when they undergo a series of disagreements, including on the supply of products.
Belarus determined to complete Garlyk plant in Turkmenistan on time
Belarus will perform on time and in full its obligations regarding the construction of the Garlyk mining and processing enterprise producing potash fertilizers. In the southeast of Turkmenistan, Belarusian builders are erecting the large-scale production facility in line with a turnkey contract.
The cost of the plant is more than a billion dollars, with the Belarusian Potash Company to be engaged in the export of the plant’s products.
In 2016, there were serious differences at the construction site that jeopardized the implementation of the project.
Parliamentary delegation of Pakistan to pay official visit to Belarus
The turnover of $1 billion and bet on investment projects. These and other plans will be discussed during the official visit of a parliamentary delegation of Pakistan to Belarus.
The delegation will discuss trade and economic cooperation with the upper house of the Belarusian parliament, during the meeting with its head Mikhail Myasnikovich.
The visitors from Asian country will then go to large Belarusian enterprises, including of Belarusian automobile industry.
Treatment of complex diseases and electric vehicles: science is main engine of progress for Belarusians
The Day of Belarusian science is celebrated on January 29. Doctoral degrees and professorships certificates were awarded last week at the Palace of Independence. 2017 was declared the Year of Science, which will play a key role in building an innovative economy.
Knowledge is not only the power but also a way to become richer. Belarusian science has made the republic a space power. We are engaged in the global international projects, such as the Large Hadron Collider. But there are even more ambitious goals.
Belarus and Egypt to establish joint greenhouses
Joint greenhouses is one of the most promising projects of Belarusian-Egyptian cooperation. Representatives of the government and business circles of the Arab Republic visited Belarus towns Orsha and Vitebsk January 30.
Representatives of Egypt are primarily interested in the agricultural sector and food production. The guests asked a lot about technology of cultivation of vegetables and ornamental plants in our greenhouses. They also admired the production of canned meat for children.
Friendship is the largest capital between Belarus and Serbia
Belarus and Serbia would like to achieve a trade turnover of $500 million. Last week, the prime minister of that Balkan country visited Minsk. At a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko the sides discussed how to effectively switch to direct deliveries of goods, without intermediaries. And even more - to create joint ventures.
Serbia is a member of the Central European Free Trade Association. This is a duty-free market of 30 million. And the country is an official candidate for EU membership.
Belarus to ship equipment for microchips to India
Belarus plans to supply equipment for the production of microchips to India. The unique development of Belarusian scientists allows increasing the speed of manufacturing boards by several times and also significantly reducing the final cost.
There are no analogues to such equipment on the post-Soviet space. The technology is used by the enterprises of Belarus, Russia and China. Foreign partners are interested in other developments of Belarus, too. On January 27, many of them were presented at an exhibition of achievements in the National Academy of Sciences.
Belarus prefers Latvian ports to Russian for transit
Cargo traffic through Belarus in the direction of Latvia increased in 2016. This fact was confirmed by the Ministry of Transport of Belarus on the 25th of January. First of all it concerns Russian goods which are transported by rail.
Meanwhile, Belarus intends to continue active cooperation with Latvian ports for exporting Belarusian goods.
Belarus to hold bilateral talks with WTO in Geneva
Belarus will hold bilateral talks with more than ten countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The first round is scheduled for January 23. The sides will consider foreign trade issues as well as agree on plans for future work.
The Belarus delegation includes the representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
Belarusian food products to have special labels in EEU market
Belarusian food products will be marked with a special sign in the EEU market. GMO labeling will be required on all food packaging.
These changes will amend the Law on Quality and Safety of Food Raw Materials and Food Products. MPs of the House of Representatives are also considering other amendments that provide unhindered access for Belarusian goods to the EEU market.
On 18 January, Belarusian MPs discussed the stages of the legislative process.
Belarus President concludes official visit to Sudan
Major contracts, agreements for the supply of Belarusian vehicles and the creation of assembly plants in Africa. The President of Belarus has completed official visits to Egypt and Sudan.
These two countries are neighbors on the continent. In Cairo, the two leaders discussed a roadmap for cooperation development. The sides then held the third Belarusian-Egyptian business forum. The parties agreed to deepen cooperation in industry and agriculture.
Economy, defense basis for Belarus-Egypt cooperation
Economy and defense should be the basis for Belarus-Egypt cooperation. Alexander Lukashenko met with the Prime Minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail in Cairo January 16. The sides will form a plan for short and mid-term strategies in the near future, the Belarus head of state emphasized.
In his turn, the Egyptian Prime Minister expressed hope that the Belarus President’s visit will take relations between the two countries in economy and politics to a higher level.
Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Egypt President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi
Official negotiations between Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took place on the 15th of January. The main topics were trade, industrial cooperation, science, education, health and tourism.
Alexander Lukashenko met with his Egyptian counterpart in the Al Ittihadiya Palace (Heliopolis Palace). The guard of honor took part in the protocol ceremony. There was a period in the history of this palace when a military hospital was located here. By the way, most of the Egyptian leaders are people who come from the army.
Belarus President attends Belarusian-Egyptian business forum
Belarus and Egypt are ready to open up new horizons for cooperation. The countries are going to create join assembly plants for the production of road-building and municipal engineering. On the 16th of January, the presidents of Belarus and Egypt took part in the opening of the Belarusian-Egyptian business forum.
Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that Belarus is ready to supply not only its own products, but also to share technologies and specialists with Egypt.
From tourism to food and industry: Belarus-Egypt relations
For modern Belarusians Egypt is primarily a place for recreation and tourism. As for Egyptians, they are interested in Belarusian technologies of fresh water production as well as high-quality food products.
The country of pharaohs, pyramids and valleys is an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world. By the way, Egypt's resorts attract thousands of tourists from Russia and Ukraine annually. But Egypt is now afraid of losing their tactful and friendly guests from Belarus.
Belarus, Egypt about to sign numerous commercial contracts
Cairo is preparing for the official visit of the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko will visit Egypt to sign documents necessary to increase the trade turnover between Minsk and Cairo. The countries interested in the production and industrial cooperation.
Belarusian export strategy in action: Expectations from President Lukashenko's visit to Egypt
A dozen agreements worth millions of dollars: Minsk and Cairo are ready for a new impetus to the bilateral cooperation. The official visit of the President of Belarus to Egypt will definitely strengthen the development of partnerships. The visit starts on January 15.
A number of important meetings with the leadership of the North African country are scheduled. It is expected that the Belarus head of state will take part in the opening of a joint business forum.
Belarus-Egypt machine-building cooperation to expand
A modernized enterprise for the production of Belarusian tractors will be opened in Alexandria, Egypt. It was announced by the Ambassador of Belarus in Egypt Sergei Rachkov. Each year the enterprise will produce up to 2,000 tractors.
Due to the new production site Belarus will expand its presence in this area. The equipment will be shipped to both the Egyptian market and the neighboring countries.
BelAZ to step up export by 10% in 2017
The Belarusian truck producer BelAZ has received orders for 2017 and plans to increased output by 15% and export by 10%. The contract package for H1 2017 is fully formed.
On January 3, the company starts its work in the new year.
The management has decided not to have long Christmas holidays. It is necessary to deliver machinery on both CIS markets as well as far abroad. Cooperation with North and Latin America is especially active.
Belarus foreign trade highlights 2016
In 2016, Belarusians worked hard on foreign markets, defending national interests around the globe. For example, the powerful China has included Belarus in the four closest strategic partners.
The Egyptian market is very promising for Belarus, as well as the market of the Arab world. For example, Egyptians need Belarus' help in the development of freshwater sources. In the past 2016, the Arab world not just opened its doors to Belarus but welcomed Belarus very hospitably. We are talking about Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha in particular.
Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines awarded Choice of the Year 2016
Mongolia, Estonia, the USA, Israel, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan - Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines is expanding the geography of champagne supplies. But, of course, the greatest award, which the company takes pride in, is the choice of buyers, with demand reaching its peak just before the New Year.
The quality of Sovetskoye champagne is confirmed by numerous awards. Over the 38-year history, the plant has received more than 140 accolades. One of the latest is the Choice of the Year 2016.
Belarus President hails relations with a number of foreign banks
Terms of attracting foreign investments to Belarus were discussed on December 26. These investments must comply with public interests, said President Alexander Lukashenko.
The Head of State noted that one of the most important channels of credit receipt is the banking sector. In recent years, Belarus has developed business partnerships with a number of foreign banks operating in the country.
Russia may lift Belarusian food supply restrictions this week
Restrictions on the supply of Belarusian meat and dairy products to Russia for some businesses will be lifted this week, said vice premier Mikhail Rusyi on December 21 at the Oval Hall of the Parliament.
In order to resolve the issue a group of Belarusian specialists is now working in the Russian Federation. Belarus has already handed over materials about counterfeiting of Belarusian products to Russian investigative authorities.
Belarus plans to increase trade with Malaysia
The trade turnover between Belarus and Malaysia can grow many times in the next few years, according to Belarus government.
On December 20, the government met with the Speaker of the Parliament of Malaysia. Now the countries need to complete the formation of the bilateral intergovernmental commission, which will deal with the promotion of new projects.
They will affect areas such as biotechnology, microbiology, and laser optics.
The traditional area of cooperation between the two countries is machinery and potash sales.
Belarus and Malaysia planning to develop relations with greatest activity
Minsk Oblast intends to develop cooperation with the Malaysian state of Sabah.
Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Semyon Shapiro met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Malaysia.
The sides noted that the relations in all spheres between Belarus and Malaysia should develop more actively, including between regions.
The guests were told about the economic and trade opportunities of the Minsk region.
Plans to deepen cooperation involve agriculture, machine building, education and tourism.
From bread to dairy: Belarusian export geography
Belarusian food is highly appreciated in the whole world and is exported to at least 50 countries.
For example, bread is exported to such countries as Russia, the CIS countries, Germany, the USA, Israel, and Australia to the amount of $7 million annually. Though it takes about two weeks for a consignment to reach Israel, the USA or China, it still remains fresh thanks to shock freezing technology.
Belarus, Ural Federal District expanding investment
Belarusian businessmen together with the Ural colleagues are working to develop an investment program to construct a facility to produce building materials. Businesses have been successfully cooperating for several years.
Now they are planning to increase the range of goods that will be a worthy substitute for imports.
Experts think the project could be beneficial to consumers,
Belarusian food products in Russia and Baltics: Why opinions of buyers and inspectors differ
Taste of Belarusian bread will soon be world-famous! Some days ago, the Belarusian side signed a contract for the supply of Belarusian bread to Indonesia and Israel.
Bakeries introduce shock freezing in order to maintain the quality and taste of the main Belarusian product. The traditional ‘cooling’ of attitude to Belarusian products on the Russian market, however, was not a shock. This often happens before New Year holidays.
MZKT tank transporters being tested in UAE
Tank transporters made by Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT) are being test-driven in the UAE. The vehicles were made by a special order. This is the principle, according to which the company now operates.
In the case of the United Arab Emirates, we are talking about a long-term contract. It provides for the delivery of various machinery. The exact amount and timing of deliveries will be known after testing.
38 BelAZ trucks to be shipped to Siberia
A large batch of BelAZ mining equipment will be delivered from Belarus to Siberia.
28 heavy trucks are purchased by the Siberian Coal Energy Company, which has branches in five Russian regions. Most of the trucks have already been sent to consumers.
Another 10 vehicles will be delivered in early 2017.
Belarusian Autoworks (BelAZ) and Siberian Coal Energy Company (one of the world leaders in the coal industry) have been collaborating for several years. The company bought 350 BelAZ trucks and demand for Belarusian giants is steadily growing.
Azerbaijan's economy minister: We are interested in industrial cooperation
Belarus and Azerbaijan are discussing ways to expand cooperation in industry, health and agriculture. A delegation that includes members of the government and businessmen has arrived in Minsk from Azerbaijan.
The main goal is to increase trade turnover between the two countries to $700 million. The current visit of the business circles of Azerbaijan will be a step towards the implementation of the arrangements achieved by the two heads of state.
Iranian ambassador meets with Belarus President, ending diplomatic mission
2017 will be a determining factor in the relations between Belarus and Iran, said Alexander Lukashenko meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran to Belarus. Mohammad Reza Saburi is completing his diplomatic mission.
Diplomatic relations between Minsk and Tehran were established in 1993. The Belarus President visited Iran twice and the same number of times, Iran made return visits.
Why Russians love Belarusian food products?
Ordinary Russians from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok have always been glad to spend their Russian rubles in exchange for quality Belarusian products. Even Russian governors repeatedly told the CTV Channel about their love for Belarusian foodstuffs.
Tamara Mukhina, resident of Smolensk (Russia):I buy a yogurt produced by the Vitebsk dairy plant. Sometime in 1967, I studied at the college of dairy industry and had an internship at the Vitebsk plant, the old one.
UAE to help promote Belarusian Halal products in Middle East market
Belarusian products are in demand in the Middle East market and the UAE company RACS is ready to speed up the certification process. Belarus will ship Halal products to Muslim countries' markets.
Requirements to such goods are sufficiently high. Production technologies imply the absence of ingredients prohibited for use in food by Muslims. Belarus will also need to carefully observe hygiene rules and treat animals compassionately.
Belarus supplies food to 58 countries and only Russia has complaints
The quality of Belarusian food products does not cause complaints from foreign consumers. None of the 58 countries to which Belarus delivers foodstuffs has complaints, except for Russia.
Note that we are not talking about the end customer (ordinary Russians are eager to buy Belarusian products), but the regulatory authorities.
The level of control and state standards at Belarusian plants are in many respects stricter than in other countries, including the same Russia.
President: Belarus for resolving conflicts peacefully, at negotiating table only
There are new persons among the foreign envoys to Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko received credentials of heads of diplomatic missions of Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Finland, France, Eritrea and Estonia.
For the first time after the 13-year break, taking part in the ceremony was the Ambassador of Canada.
Among the diplomats was a representative of the Catholic Church. The Apostolic Nuncio handed the President the symbolic message.
Belarus' MTZ to open assembly plant in South Africa
Minsk Tractor Plant will open an assembly plant in South Africa. Preliminary agreements on cooperation have already been signed. In particular, the document envisages the establishment of a tractor assembly plant in South Africa.
In the near future, foreign partners will determine the range of equipment that will be assembled at the new production facility.
Belarus' wood processing companies earn $100 million on exports in 2016
Belarusian producers have increased timber exports to non-CIS countries, and in monetary terms since the beginning of the year have earned more than $100 million.
Plywood, particleboard, fiberboard and furniture are in the greatest demand, which means that products with a deep degree of processing and high added value are the most profitable.
At the same time, the share of exports to new countries is increasing. In number terms, companies have sold to the Middle East 1.5 times more wood products than it was planned for 2016.
Vnesheconombank chairman meets with Belarus President
Alexander Lukashenko has guaranteed support for Vnesheconombank (VEB) in Belarus. On December 8 the President met with the chairman of this financial structure. Since 2016 Sergei Gorkov has headed the corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs.
They are working to support the Belarusian and Russian exports, including to third countries. According to the head of state, the Russian partners can count on support from the government and the National Bank. But the most important thing is to fully implement the agreements reached.
Belarus government sums up work to expand export
Remove barriers to trade with Russia and increase the export geography are the top priorities discussed by the Belarus government. It has summed up its work on the expansion of exports.
Overall, in 2016, Belarus opened five new markets and is now selling products in 160 countries. It is also expanding the list of export commodity positions; however, we are talking about the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union only. As for the EU, Belarus must be more active in promoting its goods there.
Belarus and Irkutsk Region to intensify cooperation in agriculture, construction
Belarus and the Irkutsk region have to find reserves to increase mutual trade, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the governor of the Russian region, Sergei Levchenko.
Turnover this year has fallen, especially against the backdrop of a record trade volume in 2015. There are all prerequisites to catch up. In the Palace of Independence, the parties identified several areas for possible enhanced cooperation - from agriculture to construction.
Polish parliamentary delegation arrives in Minsk December 4
Belarus and Poland are ready to discuss a large block of economic issues, including the increase in turnover by about 30%,
the embassy of Poland in Belarus told CTV.by announcing the arrival in Minsk of the Marshal of the Polish Senate.
The parliamentary delegation from Warsaw arrived December 4 at the invitation of the Council of the Republic. It will attend a meeting of the upper house of the Belarus parliament. A number of other meetings is also scheduled.
Belarus-Azerbaijan trade up 10 times in 2006-2015
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belarus, Isfandiyar Vahabzade, on December 1 as the diplomat completed his mission in Belarus. The President noted that the past few years had been the most fruitful in the relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan.
Over 10 years, the level of trade between the two countries has increased by 10 times.
Problems and achievements of Belarusian automotive holding groups
Late November 2016 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made it clear that machine industry is extremely important for the country. He mentioned modern technology, export and underlined the importance of 150,000 jobs in the sphere.
Belarusian vehicles are quite popular in Russia and Europe.
However, it is not always easy to find sales destinations. This was discussed at the meeting hosted by the President. There were over 80 machine industry representatives from all the 16 Belarusian automotive holding groups.
Brazil joins the club: all about visa-free travel for Belarusians
From November 25, there is one more country Belarusians can travel visa-free: Brazil has joined the club of 40 countries keeping their doors open to the citizens of Belarus. There is some more good news for avid travellers. Belarusian passport climbs slow and sure up the “travel freedom” list.
All in all
Belarusians can visit 41 countries without red tape constraints. The list of them is really astonishing. Not to mention the neighbouring Russia and Ukraine, there are, for instance, such exotic spots as Peru, Ecuador and Cuba.
Belarus, Azerbaijan agree to reach turnover of $700 million in 2017
Belarus and Azerbaijan have agreed to reach a turnover of $700 million in 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev agreed that the cooperation between the two countries has a lot of untapped reserves. One of the steps in this development is the creation in Minsk and Baku of national trading houses. Belarus intends to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the field of petrochemistry and cotton processing.
Belarus President critical over state of mechanical engineering
Belarusian trucks, passenger cars and buses have to compete with Swedish Volvo and Scania and it's not easy. However, an interesting fact: Volvo group has recently been bought by the Chinese company Geely, whose cars are produced in Belarus. In this chain, Belarus could find benefits for its automobile industry. Firstly, this fact gives some weight to the brand BelGee. And new models of the Belarusian-Chinese cars are being developed together with Volvo. But experts say: each product will find a buyer if you sell aptly and establish production process well.
South Sinai signs cooperation memorandum with Minsk region
The Minsk region has reached an agreement on cooperation with one of the largest and most developed regions of Egypt. The sides signed a memorandum on mutually beneficial relations in the socio-cultural and trade-economic spheres. This is the first visit of the South Sinai delegation to Belarus.
Over the first 9 months of 2016, the turnover of Minsk with Egypt amounted to approximately $2.5 million.
President demands improvement in Belarus' mechanical engineering
The President of Belarus requires to radically improve the situation in the field of mechanical engineering. Alexander Lukashenko said this on November 24 at a meeting on the development strategy of the industry. Taking part in the meeting are representatives of the Government, relevant ministries, heads of Belarusian enterprises, scientists, as well as those who use the products of Belarus' mechanic engineering.
Belarus to introduce law on organic products in 2017
Return on sales of Belarusian agricultural products to foreign markets exceeds 20%. For example, a ton of beef gives profits of almost $750, a ton of cheese about $1,300, according to Minister of Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats.
Belarus and Austria discussing mutual projects
Minsk and Vienna have resumed the work of all mechanisms of economic cooperation development. That was the leitmotif of the 13th session of the Belarusian-Austrian intergovernmental commission on bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
This meeting in the Belarusian capital brought together the business circles of the two countries: 25 Austrian and over 100 Belarusian companies.
How foreign languages promote Belarusian economy
Your tongue will get you anywhere: to Kiev, London, New York or Beijing. Belarusian managers have to keep up with Belarusian foreign policy achievements because they need to agree on sales of Belarusian tractors, cheeses and sausages in English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and Arab. The English language is a must for Belarusian specialists. Andrei has learned about it from his personal experience. He speaks German fluently and actively uses it at work. Nevertheless, any language should be constantly practiced.
Belarus President visits MogilevKhimvolokno company
The President of the Republic of Belarus has visited MogilevKhimvolokno company. By 2020, this giant of Belarusian chemical industry will turn into an entirely new enterprise. Modernization will ensure the needed radical qualitative changes, according to the task given by President Lukashenko.
Many people have worked here for decades, like their parents did, along with their spouses and adult children.
Belarus' exposition opens at International Trade Fair in New Delhi
Belarusian MAZ trucks, famous candies and road machinery in India. A national exposition of Belarus opened at the international trade fair in New Delhi. The country has presented famous domestic brands.
These are products from 60 Belarusian companies in the field of mechanical engineering, petrochemical, light and food industries.
During the national exposition, Belarus will present its companies and their products. There will also be a business matchmaking session. The 10th meeting of "Belarus-India" Business Council will take place, too.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Alexander Lukashenko: $1 billion dollars turnover is possible
On November 11, the President of Turkey made his first official visit to Belarus. The visit is a very significant step in the relations between two countries.
The program of the visit included the negotiations, opening ceremony of the Cathedral Mosque and business forum that gathered about 500 representatives of large Belarusian and Turkish companies.
It is worth mentioning that Turkey became the first country to acknowledge the independence of Belarus after the collapse of the USSR.
EAEU conference in Gomel: No trade barriers between member countries
There shouldn’t be any barriers between countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). That’s the main topic of the EAEU international conference held in Grodno. The business terms should be equal for all five member countries.
However, according to participants of the conference, the court heard at least 10 appeals in 2015. All of them were referred to the violation of common rules of competition.
Due to the investigation, it was possible to reduce the cost of roaming on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes to Belarus with offical visit for first time
Belarus and Turkey are able to make a new step in their relations. A few hours ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his official visit to Belarus. The Turkish leader's plane landed at the Minsk National Airport.
Next, the Turkish leader went to the Palace of Independence, where he was met by the Belarusian head of state.
In 2016, the heads of state have already met at the summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which was held in Istanbul in April.
Good partner: How much does Turkey invest in Belarus?
The head of Turkey is expected in Minsk with an official visit. November 11 will be the day of big politics. President Alexander Lukashenko's talks with Recep Erdogan will set the overall tone for the business circles of the two countries.
More than 400 companies have already registered to take part in the Belarusian-Turkish business forum.
Belarus export at $17 billion in January-September 2016
Statistics is in favor of Belarusian producers. During the first 9 months of 2016, Belarus' exports grew by 4% compared to the same period in 2015. In numerical terms, in September, the export exceeded $2.7 billion.
In general, since the beginning of 2016, Belarusian enterprises sold abroad goods worth almost $17 billion. Companies have also increased the range and scope of services provided. The positive balance in services is $1.7 billion.
Belarus taking part in 2016 Indo Defence Expo & Forum in Indonesia
Belarusian wheeled amphibious armored car, the missile system Polonez and drones are presented at an international expo in Indonesia.
Belarus has presented samples of the Belarusian military industry at the region's largest international exhibition of weapons and equipment.
Products by hundreds of companies are exhibited in Jakarta at an area of over 10,000 square meters.
The Belarusian booth includes the latest developments: Belarusian air defense missile systems, automated control systems and models of military equipment.
Dairy exporters from Minsk region expanding range of products
Dairy exporters from the Minsk region are improving their export opportunities, expand the range and improve quality of products that could be interesting to foreign consumers. The Kapyl branch of the Slutsk plant for the production of cheese, butter, dry milk products exports to Russia and Kazakhstan more than 90% of its products.
In 2017, it is planning to produce whey powder, without mineral salts.
Joint production of tractors and economic cooperation: SCO summit opens in Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan has resumed the assembly of Belarusian tractors. The opening ceremony of the production facility took place in Bishkek.
This city became the center of continental politics on November 3. It is hosting the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, with Belarus being here as an observer. The main issue is economic cooperation. Belarus offered to expand industrial cooperation within the SCO.
On November 3, an assembly plant for MTZ tractors has started work in Bishkek.
Belarus, Kyrgyzstan resume assembly of tractors
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have resumed the assembly of tractors in Bishkek. An opening ceremony was held on November 3 production with the participation of the Prime Minister of Belarus.
The assembly facility will produce up to 5,000 tractors per year. The sides plan to sell the vehicles not only in Kyrgyzstan.
The possibility of exporting machinery to China and Turkmenistan is being worked out.
Delivering tractor kits to the assembly plant in Kyrgyzstan the MTZ plans to use customs regime called "free warehouse".
Belarusian producers strike profitable deals with Kazakhstan
New contracts for the supply of meat and milk products. Belarusian producers have returned from Kazakhstan with orders worth $10 million.
A little more modest are results of the negotiations for the supply of furniture - $2 million.
In addition, Kazakh partners are interested in expanding the assembly production of combine harvesters at a joint venture in the city of Kostanay.
The country already has three dealerships and demand for equipment is growing.
Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant to supply off-road dump truck to UAE
Alexander Lukashenko met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Prospective projects worth tens of millions of dollars were discussed at the meeting.
Next year, the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant will supply off-road dump trucks to the UAE. Belarus is also interested in increasing export of food products and construction materials. Strategic projects are planned in the field of high technologies and military and technological cooperation.
Christian Bach: economic policy of your country creates more opportunities for business
The program Week met the main person of the Economic Commission for Europe, Executive Secretary to learn more about the possible projects and why integration is becoming a sign of new times.
Mr. Bach, today I’ve seen the announcement of the conference on the ECE official page on social networks. You’ve chosen a photo of Bolshoi Theatre. Have your acquaintance with Belarus started with the Bolshoi Theatre?
Chinese veterinarians inspect Belarusian meat packing plants
Chinese veterinarians finished the official inspection of Belarusian meat packing factories.
The experts were inspecting the Belarusian approach to feeding livestock and the rules of the production of meat and meat products. Chinese specialists favorably evaluated the work of Belarusian colleagues and the level of the veterinary service in Belarus.