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20.11.2017

President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible
President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible On November 20, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze. During the meeting the possibility of reaching commodity circulation of 200 million dollars between the two countries was discussed. It will be possible due to the work the two countries have been carrying out lately. Belarus and Georgia cooperate both in the economy and politics sectors. Alexander Lukashenko expresses gratitude to the Georgian side for passing medicine to Belarus. Belarus, in its turn, helped Georgia in extinguishing forest fires.

15.11.2017

Poland and Belarus to create meat processing joint ventures
Poland and Belarus to create meat processing joint ventures Interest in Belarus is growing on the part of Polish business. Joint ventures for processing meat may help accelerate the growth of trade turnover between our countries. Such opportunities are discussed by the business community. The task is to achieve a level of mutual trade of $4 billion. While the main Polish export items are fruits and vegetables. Belarus, in turn, exports potash fertilizers and timber.

09.11.2017

Kyiv mayor test-drives Belarus-made MAZ buses
Kyiv mayor test-drives Belarus-made MAZ buses The mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko, personally tested new MAZ buses. Kyiv had previously bought 100 such vehicles, according to the website of the Kyiv City Administration. After a tender, Kiev bought 100 new MAZ buses, 18 of which have already arrived in Ukraine, and further two will be delivered in the coming days.

07.11.2017

What do Belarus and the UAE have in common?
What do Belarus and the UAE have in common? The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest countries in the world; it has a unique mixture of ultra-modernism and ancient Arab culture. What is the secret of success of the country?

04.11.2017

Belarus, Britain want to sign double taxation agreement
Belarus, Britain want to sign double taxation agreement Brexit will not negatively affect the UK's commitment to trade relations with Belarus, UK Ambassador Fionna Gibb said, according to express.co.uk. Speaking at the Kastryčnicky Ekanamičny Forum (KEF), the ambassador said: “We will remain an investment source and an investment destination. For us, Brexit brings new opportunities to build new and stronger trade relations around the world, including with Belarus.”

02.11.2017

Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE
Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the United Arab Emirates on November 2. Both leaders are on working visits in the UAE. The Belarusian head of state plans to hold talks with the leadership of the country, as well as a number of meetings with representatives of business circles.

31.10.2017

Belarus President invited to spend a few days in UAE
Belarus President invited to spend a few days in UAE The President of Belarus is paying a working visit to the United Arab Emirates. During the trip, negotiations are planned with the leadership of the UAE, where the sides will discuss the state of the Belarusian-UAE cooperation, the implementation of the previous agreements and promising projects. During the visit the Belarusian President will hold number of meetings with the authorities and business circles of the UAE.

27.10.2017

Belarusian army tests modernized Polonez missile system
Belarusian army tests modernized Polonez missile system Successful tests of the advanced version of the salvo fire system Polonez were made in the Homel region. Polonez was created by Belarusian developers. Now the system can hit targets at a distance of up to 300 km. The minimum deviation from the target was 10-15 meters. Each combat vehicle of the complex is capable of simultaneously striking eight targets. It was noted that the missile flight route was calculated in advance, it passed over the uninhabited regions of the republic and was constantly adjusted.

26.10.2017

IMF mission to start work in Belarus on October 26
Belarus continues loan talks with IMF The mission of the International Monetary Fund, headed by Peter Dohlman, will begin its work in Belarus on October 26. Experts will stay in Belarus with a two-week business trip. They are expected to meet with the state administration of the country. Their main focus is the situation in the economy of Belarus. Currently, Belarus is negotiating with the IMF to launch a new program of cooperation.  As stated earlier, Belarus counts on the support of the fund and a credit line worth $3 billion.
Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union Belarus considers inadmissible red tape in the creation of a common market of oil and gas in the Eurasian Economic Union. The Prime Minister of Belarus announced the position of our country in Yerevan. Heads of governments of the Eurasian Economic Union gathered in the Armenian capital on October 25. The creation of a single energy market by 2025 is the most sensitive issue.

25.10.2017

 Belarus’ export to Poland to increase by 19%
Belarus’ export to Poland to increase by 19% Belarusian export to Poland will increase by 19%. The commodity circulation between the countries has already summed up to more than 1.5 billion dollars. Experts are promising even larger figures by the end of 2017. On October 25, the sides determined new directions of economic cooperation. A joint meeting on trade and investments was held in Minsk. The bank sphere, building, wood processing, agriculture-in the nearest time the sides intend developing cooperation in these sectors.
Belarusian meat certified in China
Belarusian meat certified in China Belarusian poultry will appear in Chinese shops in the first quarter of 2018. A memorandum of corresponding certification has already been signed. Belarusian beef is also to taste for the Chinese people. The supplies of this meat worth 20 million dollars will be provided before the end of 2017. The day before a Belarusian delegation visited China, where the issue on expanding the list of plants with a right to supply products was discussed.

19.10.2017

Belarus can do anything it can for Cuba, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus can do anything it can for Cuba, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus is interested in creating joint ventures in Cuba and counts on the country's assistance in developing relations with other Latin American and Caribbean countries. On October 19, the President received the Ambassador of Cuba at the Palace of Independence. Pharmacy was called one of the promising areas for cooperation. There is also an untapped potential in industry, agriculture, science, technology and education.
Economic cooperation between Belarus and Spain discussed in Minsk
Economic cooperation between Belarus and Spain discussed in Minsk Business circles of Belarus and Spain have identified priority areas for cooperation. The first meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic interaction was held in Minsk. Among the main topics were energy, information technology, agriculture, transport and logistics.

18.10.2017

First meeting of intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation of Belarus and Spain held in Minsk October 18
First meeting of intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation of Belarus and Spain held in Minsk October 18 Business circles of Belarus and Spain have determined the priorities of cooperation. The first meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation has been held in Minsk. Energy, IT, agriculture, transport and logistics-the projects in these directions are prioritized.

16.10.2017

Moscow residents spend RUB 1 million on Belarusian products during Days of Minsk
Moscow residents spend RUB 1 million on Belarusian products during Days of Minsk Moscow residents have spent 1 million rubles to buy Belarusian products in just a few days. Active trade was at the fairs of Belarusian goods, which were held in the Russian capital during the days of Minsk in Moscow. The results of the fair were summed up October 16 at the Minsk City Hall. Moscow residents never argue about the tastes of Belarusian food products, willingly buying dairy and meat products.  Every 10th kilogram of food in Moscow stores comes from Belarus.
"We are always waiting for you": Days of Minsk take place in Moscow
"We are always waiting for you": Days of Minsk take place in Moscow Moscow loves Belarusian goods... From sausages and shoes to songs of soul and beauty, for which Russians usually come to Minsk for weekends. The days of the Belarusian capital were held in Moscow. An exhibition of Minsk took place at the Museum of Moscow showing 950 years of the history of Minsk - from the sculptures of Zhbanov in miniature and the modern look of the city to the facsimile of the Radziwill chronicle and other rarities.
Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017
Food, agricultural machinery and cotton: The points of contact between Belarus and Azerbaijan in 2017 This week, the chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament strengthened the bridges between Minsk and Baku. President Lukashenko met with him. The Belarusian leader noted that he talked with Ilham Aliyev at the CIS summit in Sochi. Also, the talks between a delegation from Baku and the government of Belarus should be added to the most important events of this week.

15.10.2017

What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi?
What did CIS leaders discuss in Sochi? A lot of interesting things happen in Sochi quite often. This time it was a political forum. The presidents of the former Soviet countries have come here for the CIS summit and the meeting of EAEU leaders. It is quite difficult to believe in it, but until the middle of the 19th century Sochi used to be a place of deportation because of its horrible climate: there used to be many swamps and malarial mosquitos here. Scientists managed to overcome this problem.

14.10.2017

Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation
Belarus, Azerbaijan to focus on regional cooperation The strengthening of the role of the parliamentarians in the work of integrational unions and in the development of bilateral relations. The prospects of Belarus-Azerbaijan relations were discussed on October 13, 2017 in the Palace of Independence.
"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov
"Belarus and Azerbaijan have special relations": President Lukashenko meets with Ogtay Asadov The principle position of the Belarusian side is in strengthening the role of CIS Parliamentary Assembly in other integrational structures. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during meeting with the chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan. Other sectors of cooperation have also been determined. The Belarusian head of state touched upon the issues that were discussed in Sochi at a meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries.

12.10.2017

Belarusian woodworking presented in Birmingham
Belarusian woodworking presented in Birmingham These days, the export potential of Belarusian wood processing is studied by partners from Great Britain. Birmingham is hosting the largest specialized forum, where the Belarusian exposition features for the first time. After modernization of factories, Belarusian products meet all world standards and already have an impressive export geography. The British market is promising for Belarusian enterprises.  In 2016, the Kingdom alone purchased wood products from Belarus worth more than 6 billion euros. 
Belarus' Economy Minister goes to USA to meet with WB
Belarus' Economy Minister goes to USA to meet with World Bank The preparation of a new partnership strategy between Belarus and the World Bank will be discussed in Washington. Belarus' Minister of Economy Vladimir Zinovsky went on a working visit to the United States. In the coming days, the capital of the USA will host the annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, in which the Belarusian side traditionally participates.

11.10.2017

Belarus President set to discuss support for traditional family values with CIS leaders
Belarus President set to discuss support for traditional family values with CIS leaders Sochi on October 11 is hosting the summit of the heads of state of the CIS, with leaders of 10 countries taking part in it. The event, which is also called the "Club of Presidents", promises to be one of the most significant events for the Commonwealth in 2017. It is planned that the presidents will share their opinions and develop common approaches to solving both internal problems and problems related to external challenges and threats.
Belarus President on working visit in Russia
Belarus President on working visit in Sochi The President of Belarus arrived in Russia on a working visit to attend the meetings of the Council of CIS Heads of State and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The agenda of the CIS summit is rich. As many as 17 issues are due to be discussed. The presidents will talk about cooperation in the Commonwealth space, improvement of the activities of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly and its adaptation to contemporary realities. On the same day, the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will take place in Sochi. 

10.10.2017

Vladimir Makei: Belarus urges to focus on economic component of CIS
Vladimir Makei: Belarus urges to focus on economic component of CIS On October 10, foreign ministers prepared draft documents to be submitted to the heads of CIS countries for consideration. Sochi hosted a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS countries. The main topic of the talks, as expected, was the improvement of the CIS activities and the adaptation of the Commonwealth to modern realities. Also during the meeting, the humanitarian agenda was considered, or rather, interaction in the areas of youth policy, sports and tourism.
Days of Minsk open in Moscow October 10
Days of Minsk open in Moscow October 10 The economic, social and cultural capabilities of the Belarusian capital will be presented in Moscow as the Days of Minsk will start there October 10. Traditional exhibitions and fairs of domestic goods will also be held. One of them opened already on October 9. The Belarusian pavilion offers food and light industry products as well as folk crafts and even samples of agricultural machinery.

08.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Today it is necessary to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges
Alexander Lukashenko: Today it is necessary to build and strengthen political, economic, humanitarian bridges Countries are connected not only by roads and railways, political and trade communications are important as well. So that there is something to bring and there are things to go for abroad by road or railway. Diplomats are the most important communicators in international relations. Therefore, ambassadors of different states present credentials to the president, the king-the first officials of a country.

07.10.2017

Belarus’ Foreign Ministry, National Academy of Sciences sign cooperation agreement
Belarus’ Foreign Ministry, National Academy of Sciences sign cooperation agreement The mutual action plan will be developed by diplomats and scientists. On October 6, 2017 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Academy of Sciences signed a cooperation agreement. The agencies are planning to unite forces for solving such topical issues for Belarus as in trade and economic sectors, for instance. Humanitarian sector is another area of cooperation.

06.10.2017

Maduro in Belarus: I feel being among friends here
Maduro in Belarus: I feel being among friends here Belarus and Venezuela intend to make a breakthrough in relations in the next two years. This is the outcome of the negotiations between Alexander Lukashenko and the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicolaas Maduro, which took place on October 5 in the Palace of Independence.
Belarus, Venezuela intend to significantly boost cooperation in the next 2 years
Belarus, Venezuela intend to significantly boost cooperation in the next 2 years Belarus and Venezuela intend to significantly increase cooperation in the next two years. This is the result of the negotiations held in the Palace of Independence by Alexander Lukashenko and the President of the Bolivarian Republic. The parties considered the widest range of issues of trade and economic cooperation - in the field of oil production and processing. There is an interest in building another five agro-towns along the Belarusian model.

05.10.2017

Belarus, Venezuela presidents say both countries must return to previous cooperation level
Belarus, Venezuela presidents say both countries must return to previous cooperation level Belarus and Venezuela need to take a decisive step forward in the development of relations, said Alexander Lukashenko on October 5 at the talks with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicholas Maduro. The two leaders met in the Palace of Independence. Communication between the heads of state began with a one-on-one meeting during which Alexander Lukashenko and Nicholas Maduro designated the main directions for further work.

04.10.2017

Russia buys two thirds of Belarusian medications
Russia buys two thirds of Belarusian medications Russia buys to thirds of the medications Belarus exports. And that is despite the neighboring market being oversaturated. However, the distributors buy Belarusian medications, because they have price advantages and a good quality.

02.10.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners It is necessary to build and strengthen bridges  between countries in the West and the East. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors. Representatives of different countries gathered in the Palace of Independence. From the European continent (Spain, Sweden), Africa (Djibouti, Mali). Among the other states are Uruguay, Chili, and Laos.
President Lukashenko receives credentials from 11 ambassadors
President Lukashenko receives credentials from 11 ambassadors Belarus always keeps to a principle of openness, equality and justice in the dialogue with its partners. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors. President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2
President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2
President Lukashenko receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors October 2 Belarus always keeps to a principle of openness, equality and justice in the dialogue with its partners. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors.
Belarusian MPs considered optimizing oil supplies to Belarus
Belarusian MPs vote for optimizing oil supplies to Belarus The new legislative season is open today in Belarus. Deputies of the lower house of parliament started work in the morning. At the moment, parliamentarians voted to amend the law "On the National Academy of Sciences." The amendments give the Academy the right to elect honorary members foreign citizens who have made a significant contribution to the development of science.

29.09.2017

Belarus plans to increase trade with Novosibirsk region
Belarus plans to increase trade with Novosibirsk region Belarus expects a qualitatively new level in its relations with the Novosibirsk region of Russia. Details of cooperation on September 27 were discussed at a meeting between the Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, and the governor of the Russian region, Vladimir Gorodetsky. Now the mutual turnover exceeds $200 million, but the parties are ready to increase it more than twice. Belarus expects to increase the supply of machinery; there are prospects in the construction industry and the joint production of innovative products.

27.09.2017

State Control Committee assesses losses in leather industry
State Control Committee assesses losses in leather industry The State Control Committee has informed about the inefficient usage of leather materials by state organizations. Processing figures decreased after the modernization of the sector and the main focus is made on the export of skin and half products. The material returns to the country later on in a finished condition. It leads to the fact that shoe-making plants and furniture manufacturers bear significant loses.
Humaid Mohamed Ben Salem: We're impressed by technologies in Belarus
Humaid Mohamed Ben Salem: We're impressed by technologies in Belarus United Arab Emirates are interested in Belarusian milk, meat and cereals. In H1 2017 alone, Belarus exported agricultural products to the Emirates worth almost half a million U.S. dollars. This is 10 times more than in 2016. Now talks are underway on the supply of poultry meat, dried and concentrated milk, as well as butter. Details of contracts on September 27 were negotiated in Minsk.
Gennady Zyuganov visits Belarus
Gennady Zyuganov visits Belarus In the Soviet times, pickles were an indispensible phenomenon of good life. On the last week of September 2017, the leaders of communist parties from former Soviet republics and even Cuba visited the capital of Belarus. The plenum of the Central Council of the Union was held in Minsk. Gennady Zyuganov, the head of the Russian delegation and Communist Party leader, flew a few days before the meeting to get acquainted with the experience of some Belarusian enterprises.

25.09.2017

Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you
Ramzan Kadyrov to Alexander Lukashenko: I dreamed of a personal meeting with you Belarus offers the Chechen Republic to develop production cooperation. The economic cooperation has become a central topic of the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of Chechnya is on a visit to Belarus. The parties are working on possible directions for cooperation. For Belarus, the Chechen Republic is a promising partner in the North Caucasus Federal District of Russia.

20.09.2017

It’s not cold in winter and not hot in summer: How Belarusian builders win over Europeans
How Belarusian builders conquer European market To build a house with a window to Europe: Brestzhilstroi enterprises keep on entering new foreign markets. Brest builders are already building a house in Gdansk. A special branch was opened for this purpose in Poland. The Belarusian building giant is going to stay at the Baltic coastline for long. That’s why Belarusians are working on getting a European certificate.

19.09.2017

Belarusian plants must reconsider distribution network management abroad
Belarusian plants must reconsider distribution network management abroad This was stated by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Belarus on September 19, 2017. According to Alexander Konyuk, the organizations themselves do not control their partners enough, therefore external receivables have occurred, the total of which is more than half a billion dollars. The ways of solving the problem have been discussed on September 19. Workers of the Prosecutor’s Office, representatives of the Ministry of Industry and leading manufacturers of Belarus were at the negotiating table.

17.09.2017

Plans of Belarusian-Indian cooperation outlined
Plans of Belarusian-Indian cooperation outlined Despite the fact that India has one of the largest armies in the world, and India is the first importer of arms, Belarus may cooperate with this country in many sectors. Machine building, wood processing, petrochemistry, production of medications. During Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to New Delhi, the list of joint project grew, just as the population of India, where a new person is born every second. In the nearest future India will be determining the future of the planet- this was stated by the President of Belarus during the meeting.

16.09.2017

Andrei Kobyakov visits free economic zone “Minsk”
Andrei Kobyakov visits free economic zone “Minsk” The currency earnings of the plants in the free economic trade zone “Minsk” is to sum up to one billion dollars. The financial and economic indicators of the business-production platform were at the center of attention on September 15, 2017. Andrei Kobyakov got acquainted with the work of the science-intensive and high-tech residents of the free economic zone.
9th Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum: joint ventures now on the cards
9th Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum: joint ventures now on the cards Minsk Region is expanding cooperation with Pomeranian Voivodeship. A delegation from Gdańsk has been welcomed in the Minsk Regional Executive Committee for the 9th Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum. Minsk Region has been in contact with the Polish region for a long time –  a partnership agreement was signed seven years ago. Representatives of 16 companies visited Belarus in 2017. Their purpose was to learn more about economic and investment potential of the region.

15.09.2017

9th Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum: joint ventures now on the cards
9th Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum: joint ventures now on the cards Minsk Region is expanding cooperation with Pomeranian Voivodeship. A delegation from Gdańsk has been welcomed in the Minsk Regional Executive Committee for the 9th Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum. Minsk Region has been in contact with the Polish region for a long time – a partnership agreement was signed seven years ago. Representatives of 16 companies visited Belarus in 2017. Their purpose was to learn more about economic and investment potential of the region.
New Ambassador of Belarus to Indonesia: We have same tasks as in India in this region
New Ambassador of Belarus to Indonesia: We have same tasks as in India in this region The Indonesian economy is considered one of the most promising. The new Ambassador of Belarus in that country, Valery Kolesnik, is instructed to intensify all the agreements that were reached earlier during the visit of Alexander Lukashenko. Belarus, Indonesia should establish joint ventures, Alexander Lukashenko says

14.09.2017

Indian businessman: We chose Belarus because of geographical proximity to Europe
Indian businessman: We chose Belarus because of geographical proximity to Europe Agreements in the field of education, scientific and technical cooperation, a memorandum in petrochemicals and a protocol in agriculture. The third visit of the President of Belarus to India has turned out to be rich and very productive. Before that, Alexander Lukashenko visited that country in 1997 and 2007. Over the last 10 years it has changed a lot. It's no wonder that now is a completely new page in the history of relations. The focus will be made on investments. Here Belarus has a special approach.

12.09.2017

India’s Foreign Minister about trade, economic cooperation potential with Belarus
India’s Foreign Minister about trade, economic cooperation potential with Belarus India is a very prospective country, which, according to Alexander Lukashenko, will be determining the future planets in the nearest time. Belarus President in India: It's time for concrete projects The Foreign Ministries of Belarus and India must become a motivating force for economic relations. This was discussed at the meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj.
Belarus and India could cooperate in healthcare and medical tourism, Vice Premier of India says
Belarus and India could cooperate in healthcare and medical tourism, Vice Premier of India says Belarus intends to contribute to the development of India. At the meeting with the Vice-President of India, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko expressed his desire to switch to economic specifics in the Belarusian-Indian relations.
Belarus President in India: It's time for specific contracts
Belarus President in India: It's time for concrete projects The solemn ceremony of the meeting of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took place in the presidential palace in New Delhi.
Belarus President arrives in India for talks September 11
Belarus President arrives in India for talks September 11 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks and a series of official meetings with the leadership of India in New Delhi on September 12. It is planned that almost all areas that are of mutual interest for Belarus and India will be considered. New Delhi has already hosted the Belarusian-Indian business forum, where the first working day ended with the signing of a dozen contracts. This economic background, of course, should serve as a good basis for today's negotiations.

11.09.2017

Belarus to export first combine harvester trial models to India in September
Belarus to export first combine harvester trial models to India in September Memorandums, agreements and contracts worth dozens of millions of dollars, establishment of joint production plants of dumping trucks, cargo vehicles and tractors are in the prospect. The Belarusian-Indian business forum is being held in New Delhi on September 11, 2017. The forum gathered representatives of dozens of companies.
10 agreements signed during Belarusian-Indian business forum
10 agreements signed during Belarusian-Indian business forum The Government of Belarus promises support for joint projects with India. During the main part of the business forum, the partners concluded 10 agreements: in healthcare, tourism, agriculture, and mining. In 2016, the bilateral trade amounted to about $400 million. This is far from the figure that countries count on, since the potential is much greater. Now the parties are working to achieve a turnover of $1 billion in the near future.
Ambassador on Belarus-India economic cooperation
Ambassador on Belarus-India economic cooperation Heart-touching melodramas, fragrant tea with an image of the elephant and medicines of the highest quality. These are the first things that come to mind when talking about India. Today, this is a huge and growing economy. The Belarusian-Indian relations will top news headlines these days as the Belarus President is visiting India on September 11-12. In New Delhi, the President of Belarus will have an extensive negotiating program and meetings, including at the highest level.
Belarusian-Indian business forum to kick off in New Delhi
Belarusian-Indian business forum to kick off in New Delhi Belarus and India are striving for a $1 billion trade turnover. The results of trade have not yet reached this bar - it is likely that the visit of the Belarusian head of state on September 11-12 will become an impetus. Olga Yurut, Stolichnoe Televidenie reporter:By the evening of September 11, New Delhi is expecting board number one from Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko will have a busy schedule, but the business forum is already setting the economic tone to the political dialogue. It has already begun.
Belarus President to begin official visit to India September 11
Belarus President to begin official visit to India September 11 Belarusian-Indian relations and cooperation in the format of Eurasian integration will be the main political news in the coming days from New Delhi. Today begins the official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to India.

05.09.2017

Belarusian enterprises now export flax fabrics to Korea Republic
Belarusian enterprises now export flax fabrics to Korea Republic Belarusian enterprises began exporting flax fabrics to the Republic of Korea. Three large batches have already been sent there. Demand for clothing, tablecloths, bed linen from "northern silk" is constantly growing in the countries of "far abroad".  In 2017 alone, the Belarusian brand has gained recognition in Chile, and soon Belarusian flax will be sold in India: negotiations for supplies to that Asian country are at the final stage.  Promising areas for exports are also Latin America, the USA and Canada.

01.09.2017

Turkey and Montenegro may start buying BelAZ dump trucks
Turkey and Montenegro may start buying BelAZ dump trucks Turkey and Montenegro may start buying BelAZ dump trucks. The question of first BelAZ deliveries to these countries is now being worked out. Over the last five years alone, the Belarusian heavy trucks have conquered the markets of Angola, Zimbabwe, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Romania, and Czechia.  According to forecasts, in 2017, the export of Belarusian giant vehicles will amount to more than $700 million (almost 2 times more than in 2016).  Now most of the produced dump trucks are exported to Russia.

30.08.2017

Deputy PM of Belarus meets with vice-marshal of Poland's Sejm
Deputy PM of Belarus meets with vice-marshal of Poland's Sejm Strengthen the political dialogue and find common ground for the business community: on August 30, Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusyi met with Deputy Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Ryszard Terlecki. The sides discussed new joint projects. Today Poland came in fourth place in terms of investment in Belarus. About 350 companies with Polish capital are successfully working in Belarus.
Belarusian electric buses may appear in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Yekaterinburg
Belarusian electric buses may appear in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Yekaterinburg Belarus will expand the supply of electric buses to Russia. The Belarus-made urban machinery may appear in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Yekaterinburg. In the Russian capital, the electric bus has already undergone the necessary tests.

28.08.2017

Egyptian foreign minister hails Belarus' efforts aimed at peaceful conflict settlement
Sameh Shoukry hails Belarus' efforts aimed at peaceful conflict settlement The agreements between Belarus and Egypt, reached at the highest level in January 2017, became one of the topics of the meeting on August 28 in the Palace of Independence.

25.08.2017

Belorusneft opens official representative office in India
Belorusneft opens official representative office in India Belorusneft has opened the official representative office in India. The headquarters will be located in the Assam state - this is the eastern part of the republic. This step is aimed at strengthening cooperation with one of the largest players in the Indian oil market. The joint project consists of 12 stages and the most important is the development of the oldest deposit of oil in the world. For the Belarusian side, this is a prestigious project with good financial results.

22.08.2017

Belarusian seismologists sign major contracts with Ukrainian companies
Belarusian seismologists sign major contracts with Ukrainian companies By the end of this week Belorusneft will move its equipment and personnel to the Poltava region of Ukraine, where gas exploration is planned. The volume of seismic data acquisition works by the Belorusneft company will reach a record value in 2017. Search for new oil fields is planned over an area of ​​about 300km2. This is the highest figure over the past 10 years.

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.

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