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Belarus, UN discuss cooperation in counterterrorism
19 September, 09:01
Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov has met with Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov.
Vladislav Deinego. An archive photo
Ukraine, Russia continue discussing POW exchange
18 September, 19:52
Work on the lists continues, the lists are being verified. “I hope during the next meeting of the contact group we will reach some concrete decisions, which will allow us to come up with real dates for carrying out the exchange,” Vladislav Deinego said.
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Belarus, China discuss development of integrated joint action roadmap
18 September, 19:39
Andrei Dapkiunas and Cui Qiming thoroughly discussed matters of Belarus-China political and humanitarian cooperation, some practical aspects of Belarus-China interaction in international organizations, and exchanged opinions about topical items on the international agenda.
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CSTO Collective Security Council to convene in November
18 September, 18:26
Agendas of the upcoming joint session of the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council, the Defense Ministers Council, and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils and the upcoming session of the CSTO Collective Security Council have been drafted.
Trilateral contact group on Ukraine in session in Minsk
18 September, 16:47
After the previous meeting on 4 September the OSCE's special representative in the trilateral contact group Martin Sajdik noted that the number of civilian casualties in Ukraine's east was staying at its lowest since the beginning of the conflict.
Berend de Groot
New EU program to target regional development, local initiatives in Belarus
18 September, 14:54
Work on the new program proceeds together with the Belarusian Economy Ministry. The document is designed to facilitate comprehensive development of the regions through reliance on their competitive advantages.
Belarus-Azerbaijan cooperation hailed as vibrant
18 September, 12:59
The parties discussed Belarus-Azerbaijan cooperation in manufacturing, energy, trade, and economic sectors, and also international and regional security.
David Hale
Hale: United States not asking Belarus to choose between East, West
17 September, 18:18
The United States respects Belarus' desire to determine its own path and contribute to peace and stability in the region, David Hale said.
David Hale
Decision to reinstall ambassadors hailed as historic moment in Belarus-USA relations
17 September, 18:17
David Hale said: “Today is a historic moment in American-Belarusian relations. I am glad to participate in the declaration of our readiness to exchange ambassadors as the next step in normalizing our relations.”
Vladimir Makei
Absolute openness of negotiations between Belarus president, high-ranking U.S. diplomat noted
17 September, 18:06
According to the minister of foreign affairs, the negotiations touched upon a broad spectrum of matters, including the most sensitive ones.
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