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Belarusian diaspora in Poland invited to contribute to expansion of bilateral ties

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 15 February 2019

There are about 3 million Belarusians living abroad. Of them 48,000 live in Poland, according to the previous census.


50 млн евро, полученных от Европейского инвестиционного банка, Белагропромбанк направит на развитие белорусского бизнеса

Economy and trade

Belarus, Published on: 15 February 2019

14 февраля 2019 года Белагропромбанк стал первым в Республике Беларусь получателем кредитных ресурсов Европейского инвестиционного банка (ЕИБ). Данный проект является дебютным как для Белагропромбанка, так и для иностранного банка в рамках сотрудничества с Республикой…


Belarus, Poland agree on cooperation as part of Belt and Road initiative

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 14 February 2019

Coordination of work within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative was discussed at a meeting of Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich with Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki.


Belarus, Poland reaffirm commitment to closer partnership

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 14 February 2019

A possibility to expand bilateral cooperation was discussed at a meeting between Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich and Polish President Andrzej Duda.


Belarus, Latvia to sign agreement on cohosting IIHF 2021 World Championship

Culture and Media

Belarus, Published on: 13 February 2019

The document will specify how the ice hockey federations will split responsibilities with regard to preparations for the world championship. A marketing strategy and a budget of the world championship will be specified.


Poland shows interest in Belarusian timber

Economy and trade

Belarus, Published on: 13 February 2019

There 3,300 companies from the European Union that operate in Belarus. An estimated 339 of them are Polish firms.


Польша хочет упрощения визового режима с Беларусью

Mobility and migration, Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 13 February 2019

Председатель Совета Республики Национального собрания Беларуси Михаил Мясникович 11 февраля на встрече с министром иностранных дел Польши Яцеком Чапутовичем заявил, что Минск рассматривает Варшаву как важного и перспективного партнера на Западе. Об этом сообщили в…


Belarus reaffirms commitment to closer relations with Poland

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 12 February 2019

In recent times the two countries have made some progress in building up trust and mutual understanding, Mikhail Myasnikovich said.


Belarus, Latvia discuss cooperation within international organizations

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 11 February 2019

Belarus and Latvia have discussed cooperation prospects and mutual support for each other's initiatives at international organizations.


Belarus, Latvia discuss political, military cooperation

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 08 February 2019

Andrei Dapkiunas and Edgars Skuja exchanged views on topical issues of regional and European security, discussed the prospects for political and military-political cooperation between Belarus and Latvia.


Belarus interested in stronger Italian presence in free economic zones, Great Stone park

Economy and trade

Belarus, Published on: 07 February 2019

The day before the Belarusian head of government met with Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Italy, Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Social Policy Luigi Di Maio. It was the first meeting at the level of top Belarusian and Italian government officials in the last ten years.


Belarus, France emphasize importance of intensifying all-round contacts

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 07 February 2019

The parties stressed that there is still a significant potential for further development of relations between Minsk and Paris.


Belarusian carpets gifted to Orthodox churches in France, Poland

Culture and Media

Belarus, Published on: 06 February 2019

On the initiative of the Belarusian Embassy in France, carpets made by the Belarusian company Vitebsk Carpets have been gifted to St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Nice, France and to Lodz Episcopate of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church.


Belarus' PM off to Italy for working visit

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 06 February 2019

Italy has traditionally been one of Belarus' major trading partners. In 2018 the bilateral trade rose to $912.7 million, up 15.2% over 2017.


Belarus parliament delegation to visit Poland on 11-14 February

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 05 February 2019

Negotiations with the speakers of the upper and lower chambers of the Polish parliament Stanislaw Karczewski and Marek Kuchcinski are expected to take place. Mikhail Myasnikovich is also expected to meet with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz.


Посол Беларуси в Литве рассказал, что мешает налаживанию двусторонних отношений

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 05 February 2019

Вопрос строительства Белорусской атомной электростанции (БелАЭС) в Литве излишне политизирован, именно этот фактор влияет на развитие двусторонних отношений стран, заявил посол Беларуси в Литве Александр Король.


Венгрия блокирует продление эмбарго ЕС на поставку оружия Беларуси

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 05 February 2019

Венгрия «подвесила» вопрос о продлении эмбарго Европейского союза на поставку оружия Беларуси. Будапешт настаивает, чтобы ЕС быстрее подписал с Минска «Приоритеты партнерства», которые стороны не могут согласовать год из-за претензий Литвы по строительству БелАЭС.


Belarusian ambassador presents credentials to Hungarian president

Political Dialogue

Belarus, Published on: 05 February 2019

During the half-hour conversation with the head of state, the parties stressed the interest in developing mutually beneficial cooperation in all the areas, with particular emphasis on further strengthening of trade and economic ties.