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23.11.2017

UK hopes Belarus would introduce moratorium on death penalty by 2018
UK hopes Belarus would introduce moratorium on death penalty by 2018 "I hope that a moratorium on the death penalty will be introduced in Belarus in 2018," said British Ambassador to Belarus Fiona Gibb, who participated in a meeting of international experts on the death penalty in Belarus' city of Brest. According to the diplomat, the discussion in the society on this issue will contribute to the moratorium.

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.”

16.10.2017

British ambassador travelling to ancient town of Turov
How British ambassador to Belarus travelled to ancient town of Turov Many high-ranking foreigners open countries anew thanks to a diplomatic mission to a certain state. Fiona Gibb, the British Ambassador to Belarus, admired the beauties of the Pripyat together with her mother. The high guests from the Foggy Albion chose probably the most "British" weather to feel the unique atmosphere of Polesie. You walked a lot in the woods today, how do you like the weather? It seems to me that it is already quite cold!

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. 
Fiona Gibb: About 9,000 tourists from UK expected in Belarus in 2017
Fiona Gibb: About 9,000 tourists from UK expected in Belarus in 2017 7,000 guests from the UK visited Belarus in 2017. Until the end of the year, this figure should increase by another 2,000, said October 11 Fiona Gibb, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Belarus. According to the diplomat, the five-day visa-free regime had a positive impact on the tourism industry of Belarus. These days an international team of tourists from Great Britain, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Ukraine is travelling through the Gomel region's Polesie.

01.10.2017

What did President Lukashenko and Alan Duncan discuss in Minsk?
What did President Lukashenko and Alan Duncan discuss in Minsk? This is the first visit of the British government’s representative of such a level to Belarus. During the meeting Alexander Lukashenko expressed important thoughts on cooperation of Belarus and Great Britain and Belarus with leading European states.

26.09.2017

President Lukashenko to Alan Duncan: We will create the most convenient and beneficial conditions for business
President Lukashenko to Alan Duncan: We will create the most convenient and beneficial conditions for business Alexander Lukashenko is offering Great Britain to invest into Belarus more actively. This was discussed at the meeting with the Minister of State for Europe and the American Affairs Alan Duncan. This was his first visit to the Republic of Belarus. Despite the rare political contacts, the economic cooperation of Belarus and Great Britain is dynamically developing. The trade circulation summed up to 1.5 billion dollars this year.
Belarus, Great Britain sign convention on double taxation elimination
Belarus, Great Britain sign convention on double taxation elimination The ways of making the work of Belarusian and British business circles closer and mutually beneficial were discussed on September 26, 2017 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. As the Belarusian Foreign Affairs Minister stated at the meeting with his British colleague, Belarus is prepared to provide maximum opportunities. Including the opportunities in the Great Stone Industrial Park. It will allow Britain to enter markets of the EEU countries.
Alan Duncan pleased to be first British minister who visited Belarus
Alan Duncan pleased to be first British minister who visited Belarus Alexander Lukashenko suggested that Britain invest more actively in Belarus. On September 26 the Belarus President met with the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan. The representative of the UK government is visiting Belarus for the first time. In October 2016, the British prince Michael of Kent visited Belarus and also met with Alexander Lukashenko.
Sir Alan Duncan arrives in Belarus
Sir Alan Duncan arrives in Belarus Belarus and the UK are opening a new page in their relations. Minister of State for Europe and the Americas of the British Foreign Ministry arrived in Minsk on a visit. A representative of the UK government is visiting Belarus for the first time. Alan Duncan will hold a number of meetings with the leadership of Belarus. In particular, he is going to meet with Belarus' Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei. It is expected that the sides will sign the Convention on the Elimination of Double Taxation.

11.09.2017

Nottingham mayor takes part in Minsk City Day celebrations
Nottingham mayor takes part in Minsk City Day celebrations Thousands of families and guests of Minsk enjoyed the cool day! Official celebrations started on the morning of September 9 at the stela "Minsk - Hero City". Flowers and wreaths to the obelisk came from Minsk city administration and public organizations. Many words of gratitude sounded in remembrance of those who made our life peaceful, and thanks to whom the Belarusian capital became a truly beloved by millions. Representatives of twin towns and partner cities from 12 countries came to Minsk to participate in festive events.

16.06.2017

British museums donate exhibits to Belarus' Museum of Great Patriotic War
British museums donate exhibits to Belarus' Museum of Great Patriotic War The Great Patriotic War museum now has new exhibits, like the uniform of the Irish shooter. The outfit, sewn in 1940, is completely genuine. This was the uniform used by Irish and British soldiers during the Second World War. It is also noteworthy that Belarusian soldiers who fought on the Western Front also wore this form, but had their own distinctive features.

24.05.2017

UK Ambassador to Belarus: We are grateful to Belarus for lent support
UK Ambassador to Belarus: We are grateful to Belarus for lent support A Book of Condolence in connection with the terrorist act at Manchester stadium was opened in the British Embassy in Minsk on May 24, 2017. Ordinary Belarusians and representatives of diplomatic missions from other countries leave words of sorrow and support. Belarusians continue expressing solidarity with the people of Great Britain. The bring flowers to the British Embassy in Minsk.
Foreign Ministry: Belarusians not injured in Manchester attack
Foreign Ministry: Belarusians not injured in Manchester attack There are no Belarusians among the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier the Foreign Ministry recommended Belarusian nationals who are in Manchester to follow the instructions of local authorities and not to visit the scene of the incident.
Belarusians mourn victims of Manchester attack
Belarusians mourn victims of Manchester attack The whole world mourns together with Manchester residents, still shocked after the recent terrorist attack. Belarusians do not stay aside. They carry flowers to the British Embassy in Minsk. Belarusians:We sympathize with the victims and their families. It's a pity that this happens often. It's good that we do not have this. It is unfortunate that the world has become so restless that this can happen in Europe.

23.05.2017

Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack
Belarus President expresses condolences to Elizabeth II in connection with Manchester attack Alexander Lukashenko has expressed condolences on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself to the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Elizabeth II, as well as relatives and friends of the deceased. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:The Belarusians share the grief and pain of the families of the victims, mourn together with the entire people of the United Kingdom. We strongly condemn the terrorist act, like all forms of terrorism, extremism and religious radicalism.

07.03.2017

Space electronics book by Belarusian authors to be released in London in English
Belarusians' Space Electronics book to be released in English in London American and British experts in space technology will be able to adopt Belarusian experience.  A book on space electronics written by Belarusian authors will be the basis for the training of foreign students.  The book will be released in English in London in November 2017. In the future, the work will be translated into other languages. The book summarizes the experience of the Belarusian company Integral in designing chips for space equipment. 

13.02.2017

About 100 foreigners visit Belarus on first visa-free day
About 100 foreigners visit Belarus on first visa-free day About 100 foreigners have already taken the opportunity to visit Belarus without a visa. The checkpoint at National Airport Minsk is ready to welcome foreign guests. Citizens of 39 countries of Europe, as well as Brazil, Indonesia, the US, Japan and other countries can come to Belarus without a visa for five days. First of all, these are countries that are favorable in terms of migration, with which Belarus cooperates closely.

08.02.2017

Royal Irish Regiment gives concert in Belarus' Minsk
Royal Irish Regiment gives concert in Belarus' Minsk Bagpipers of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment talked with the Orchestra of the Armed Forces of Belarus in the language of... music! On 7 February, the British military performed at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in the center of Minsk. Belarusian musicians have repeatedly been on tours in Northern Ireland.

01.02.2017

Image of moon made by Belarusian astronomers gets into Cambridge textbook
Image of moon made by Belarusian astronomers gets into Cambridge textbook An image made by Belarusian astronomers has appeared in the Cambridge textbook "Shoot the Moon". The photos were published in a book dedicated to the various methods of astronomical photography of the Earth satellite. A look at the celestial body in 3D glasses is the uniqueness of the Belarusian images. A lot of shots from different angles were made to achieve that.

13.10.2016

Prince Michael of Kent visits memorial complex Khatyn
Prince Michael of Kent visits memorial complex Khatyn Prince Michael of Kent continues his visit to Belarus. On October 12 the relative of the royal dynasty visited the memorial complex "Khatyn" near Minsk. On behalf of the British royal family he laid a wreath to the Eternal Flame in memory of hundreds of Belarusian villages destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. Michael of Kent was accompanied by honor guard. The Prince has an extensive program of the visit and a lot of meetings. This is the visit to the National Art Museum and the High-Tech Park and an interview with Belarusian mass media.

12.10.2016

Michael Kent about Belarus: "It's great pleasure for me to be in your country"
Michael Kent about Belarus: "It's great pleasure for me to be in your country" Belarus is waiting for British businesses to come to the country, said the Belarus President meeting a member of the British royal family - Prince Michael of Kent on October 11. The representative of the royal family, a prominent businessman and philanthropist is visiting Belarus for the first time.

11.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Prince Michael of Kent
Belarus President meets with Prince Michael of Kent Belarus is waiting for British businesses to come to the country, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with a member of the British royal family, Prince Michael of Kent, on October 11. A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, brother, grandson of King George V and Queen Mary i a known businessman and philanthropist. One of its many public and investment interests is the fight for road safety. This issue was also discussed during the Prince's visit to Belarus. It is time Belarus and the UK opened a new page in their relations.
Prince Michael of Kent paying working visit to Belarus
Prince Michael of Kent paying working visit to Belarus The development of economic and trade cooperation and expansion of cultural ties between Belarus and the UK are topics of the working visit of a member of the British royal family Michael of Kent. The program of the guest of honor's visit includes trips to historical and cultural sites, familiarity with the park of high technologies, as well as a number of meetings with officials of Belarus. The Prince of Kent is engaged in consulting activities, business and charity in a number of countries around the world.

01.05.2016

How did UK help Belarus minimize Chernobyl fallout consequences?
How did UK help Belarus minimize Chernobyl fallout consequences? Many countries take Belarusian children for recuperation. United Kingdom is one of them, says Sergey Aleinik, ambassador of Belarus to the Kingdom. When we flew from Minsk to London by plane, we had an impression that this is a summer flight to Bulgaria carrying children for recuperation holidays. The aircraft was really full of kids. That is, Belarus and Britain enjoy a very well-developed level of human contacts, the so-called humanitarian contacts, don’t they?

17.04.2016

Will Belarus be offered to join the EU? Picture of the World's special report from London
Will Belarus be offered to join the EU? Picture of the World's special report from London Now let's talk about cooperation, including in the parliamentary dimension. A Belarusian delegation took part in the conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in London this week. There is reason to talk about it but in our report, we will also tell you about the scandalous situations circulating in the media, about politicians and ordinary people of England, the views on Belarus from Albion and Belarusian features of Heathrow Airport. However, I will not go into details, let's watch our special report.

10.04.2016

Vladimir Makei: Belarus is not a ship drifting in any political direction
Vladimir Makei: Belarus is not a ship drifting in any political direction This week, much has been said about Belarusian-European relations in Brussels and in Minsk. The Belarus President held a meeting with the Foreign Ministry on the productive steps forward between Belarus and the EU. In February, the EU Council lifted most sanctions against our country. Of course, this was a good sign for collaboration in economic terms and not only. Russia remains Belarus' main trade partner but Minsk is ready to listen to pragmatic proposals of the EU.
President Lukashenko: Finally, everyone has realized that EU needs Belarus with multi-vector policy
President Lukashenko: Finally, everyone has realized that EU needs Belarus with multi-vector policy Belarus, by the way, has at all times faithfully guarded the European Union from unwanted migrants. Western Europe does know about this but it may not officially praise it (when politics so require and relations "freeze"). Today, along with storks on the arable land and warmer weather, a chill in relations between Belarus and the European Union is disappearing. This is for the benefit of the two parties, who are building pragmatic relations, said President Lukashenko at a meeting on Belarusian-European cooperation this week.

06.04.2016

Belarus receives from UK digital copy of First Book of Samuel by Skaryna
Belarus receives from UK digital copy of First Book of Samuel by Skaryna Belarus has received from the UK the heritage of its first printer, Francysk Skaryna, though only in a digital version. The virtual copy was handed to Belarus by University of Cambridge. This is the First Book of Samuel, published by the printer in Prague in the early 16th century. Moreover, this is not a complete book, but only a fragment of the publication. But, according to the correspondent of the news program "24 Hours" on the CTV, this does not diminish its importance for Belarusian culture.

31.03.2016

First Book of Kings returns to Belarus from UK
First Book of Kings returns to Belarus from UK The legacy of Francysk Skaryna has returned from UK to Belarus. This is a book called "The First Book of Kings", published by the first Belarusian printer Francysk Skaryna in Prague in 1518. This copy is only a part of the original edition, the fragment. For three years has the National Library of Belarus conducted negotiations with the library of Cambridge, where the original was kept. The book has finally been transferred to Belarus free of charge.