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Grigory Rapota
Belarus, Russia to align laws to ensure equal terms for economic operators
11 October, 18:27
“The focus will be made on ensuring equal terms for economic operators. This matter is one of the biggest sources of disputes, disagreements and clashes, therefore, it gets so much attention,” Grigory Rapota said.
Mikhail Babich. An archive photo
Ambassador: Sochi instructions of Belarusian, Russian presidents implemented
11 October, 17:12
The instructions given by the Belarusian and Russian presidents in Sochi on 21 September have been fully implemented. Part of them will be documented at the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Mogilev, Ambassador of Russia to Belarus Mikhail Babich said.
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Minsk to host USA-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue on 12 October
11 October, 16:57
The U.S. delegation will be headed by Senior Bureau Official for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Kozak. The Belarusian delegation will be led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko.
Belarus', EU's priorities discussed at UN General Assembly
10 October, 18:53
The sides exchanged views on the basic approaches and priorities of Belarus and the European Union at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
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European Parliament urged to revise approaches to contacts with Belarus
10 October, 18:35
All previous ultimatum declarations of the EU in respect to Belarus have led to nowhere. On the contrary, the interaction began to develop only when criticism became constructive, not “image-based.”
Photo courtesy of Belarus' Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Belarus, Latvia to upgrade border infrastructure ahead of 2nd European Games, IIHF WC
10 October, 18:21
The diplomats discussed the prospects for bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Latvia in political and military-political areas and also exchanged opinions on regional and European security issues.
Rasa Ostrauskaite
OSCE co-ordinator offers guidelines for fighting terrorism in digital age
10 October, 15:40
First of all, we need a harmonized international legal framework. Secondly, efforts to restrict access to websites or remove content should go hand in hand with the development of national legislation that respects fundamental human rights and freedoms and criminalizes improper behavior, Rasa Ostrauskaite noted.
Sergei Lebedev
Lebedev: Astana summit will give new impetus to CIS cooperation
10 October, 14:48
The decisions to be adopted at the meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council due in Astana in November will give an additional impetus to cooperation in the CIS, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev told the media.
Sergei Lebedev
CIS states interested in keeping Ukraine as member
10 October, 13:05
All believe that Ukraine benefits from its membership in the CIS, participation in the integration project and having good relations with the CIS countries. Of course, it is also in the interest of the CIS member states because we are neighbors and should cooperate,” Sergei Lebedev said.
Ukraine against CIS observation during upcoming presidential elections
10 October, 13:03
“We received an official notification from Ukraine. The country does not want CIS observers to participate in the election monitoring. Accordingly, we are unlikely to attend the election,” Sergei Lebedev said.
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