Dutch Embassy Office opens in Minsk

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An Office of the Embassy of the Netherlands was opened in Minsk on 10 July. The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Makei, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Johanna Brandt, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Belarus news agency BelTA reported.

According to Ms Brandt, the opening of the diplomatic mission is a landmark event for the Netherlands and Belarus, particularly considering the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. She commented on the status of the relations between Belarus and the Netherlands in the context of the developments of the past several years in Belarus and the fact that the country borders on the European Union.

One of the successful examples of cooperation is the Children of Chernobyl program. Many Belarusian children aged 7 to 11 have visited the Netherlands as part of the program. Over years this small initiative has evolved into a well-established program which involves dozens of Dutch municipalities.

“We are confident that our presence here will contribute to closer cooperation, peace, stability and prosperity of your people and the region,” Ms Brandt said. She also noted that the Netherlands appreciates the joint projects in the field of culture and sports.

“I have high hopes for the FIFA World Cup qualifying match due late this year when our Orange Lions will meet again with the White Wings from Belarus. Our countries share this passion for football and sport. It is a wonderful way to improve the relations. I wish both teams all the best and look forward to the exciting game,” she added.

Johanna Brandt stressed that the bilateral cooperation of Belarus and the Netherlands is actively gaining momentum and expressed hope for its further development in various fields.

“The opening of the Embassy Office is the first step which will be followed by the appointment of a diplomat who will represent the Netherlands in Belarus,” she added.

News source: BelTA / http://eng.belta.by – Belarusian news

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Minsk Tourist Information Center, Belgrade City Hall agree on cooperation

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The Minsk Tourist Information Center and the tourism organization of the Belgrade City Hall have signed an agreement on cooperation, the Belarus News Agency BelTA – Belarusian news – reported.

The signing of the document has become one of the events of the Days of Minsk in Belgrade. The sides are expected to provide information support for the tourism potential of the two cities, help promote contacts between the representatives of the tourism industry.

The parties have reached a preliminary agreement on the organization of the information tour for the leading tour operators and mass media of Serbia to Belarus.

“The interest of European tourists in Minsk is increasing, the inflow of guests from Serbia has also been on the rise after the introduction of the five-day visa-free travel regulations. Tourists, first of all, want to visit Belarus as part of excursion trips around Europe. It is needed to develop this dimension,” Yelena Plis, director of the Minsk tourist information center remarked.

During the Days of Minsk there was a presentation of the tourism potential of the capital city, a round table on cooperation in the tourism industry. The Days of Minsk in Belgrade took place on 5-7 June.

The program of the visit of the Belarusian delegation led by Chairman of the Minsk City Hall Andrei Shorets included visits to big enterprises of Belgrade, a business forum, meetings with senior officials of the Belgrade City Hall, and a gala concert of Belarusian artists.

News source: Belarus News Agency BelTA – Belarusian news

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Meetings expo opens in Ecuador embassy in Minsk

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Photo credit: Embassy of Ecuador, Minsk

The seventh exhibition in the Meetings series has opened in the Embassy of Ecuador in Minsk, Belarus news agency BelTA learned from the embassy.

The exhibition was opened by Ambassador of Ecuador to Belarus Mr Carlos Larrea Davila. Attending the event were representatives of the government bodies and mass media on Belarus, artists and entrepreneurs.

Photo credit:  Embassy of Ecuador, Minsk

– The exhibition, organized in cooperation with private collectors, showcases the works of Ecuadorian artists Edwin Andrade, Carlos Monsalve, Mesias Onate, Manuel Trikaliotis, Fausto Feran, and Pedro Valdivieso, and also the paintings of the famous Belarusian dynasty of artists: the Maslenikov family, the embassy said.

Photo credit:  Embassy of Ecuador, Minsk

Ecuador’s export potential in the flower industry was demonstrated during the event.

Read full text at: http://eng.belta.by/society/view/meetings-expo-opens-in-ecuador-embassy-in-minsk-100876-2017

See more at the Embassy of Ecuador website: belarus.embajada.gob.ec

News source: http://eng.belta.by

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North Korea opens an embassy in Belarus

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Minsk

North Korea’s state media reported Wednesday that the country has opened an embassy in Belarus, where thousands of North Korean workers are said to be working to earn hard currency for their home country, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

An inauguration ceremony was held in the capital city Minsk on Monday, according to North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency.

“Present there on invitation were personages of the government, political parties, parliament and social circles of Belarus,” it said.

The report said a delegation headed by a director from the North Korea’s foreign ministry was also present at the ceremony.

North Korea has maintained a representative office in the Belarus capital.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is the official name of the country, is said to have some 58,000 laborers working in some 40 countries, including Belarus, China, Russia and Vietnam, to earn foreign currency for their government.

Pyongyang remains cut off from many sources of hard currency by a series of international sanctions.

News source: english.yonhapnews.co.kr

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Turkmenistan opened an embassy in Minsk

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Embassy of Turkmenistan in Minsk.

Turkmenistan opened an embassy in the Belarus capital Minsk on 12 May.

Presidents Alexander Lukashenko (left) and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the opening ceremony of the Turkmenistan embassy in Minsk. 
Photo credit: belarus.by

“The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Belarus should be the center of Belarus-Turkmenistan cooperation”, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the opening ceremony of the embassy, according to the BelTA news agency.  

According to Mr Lukashenko, it’s deeply symbolic that the embassy opens in the center of Minsk shortly after a remarkable anniversary for all member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which is Victory Day.

The President stressed that a year and a half ago the president of Turkmenistan and he laid a time capsule in the foundation of the building. The building is described as a architectural landmark.

President Lukashenko emphasized that Belarus was paying much attention to the construction process at all stages. For example, tax preferences were provided, the infrastructure was created, and the nearby territory was beautified.

“I’m convinced that the embassy will be a hub of the Belarusian-Turkmen cooperation. The diplomats who will be working here will make a big contribution to the enhancement of sincere friendship between our nations and business partnership between our states,” Alexander Lukashenko assured.

He also stressed that there are many Turkmen students in Belarus.  

Read full text at: http://eng.belta.by/president/view/lukashenko-the-turkmenistan-embassy-in-belarus-will-be-a-hub-of-cooperation-91229-2016/

News source:  www.eng.belta.by.

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MEXICO OPENS CONSULATE IN MINSK

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Mexican Ambassador to Russia and Belarus Ruben Alberto Beltran Guerrero (center left) cuts the ribbon at the opening of Mexico’s honorary consulate in Minsk together with honorary consul Yuri Morozov. Photo credit: BELTA News Agency

Mexico has opened a honorary consulate in the Belarus capital Minsk, reports the Belarus News – BELTA news agency.

” The opening of the consulate will contribute to the development of trade and economic cooperation and will give an opportunity to the people of the two countries to learn more about each other, about culture, history and traditions of the two nations,” Honorary Consul of Mexico in Belarus Mr Yuri Morozov said at the opening.

Mexican Ambassador in Russia and concurrently to Belarus Mr Ruben Alberto Beltran Guerrero emphasized that the relations with Belarus are very important for Mexico. He said that the opening of the consulate will enable the two countries to continue to work in three main areas.

” Such a step will give a greater impetus to the Belarusian-Mexican economic cooperation, especially in trade and investment. We would also like to take this moment to tell residents of Minsk and Belarus more about Mexican culture,” the ambassador said.

The third area, which is regarded as a priority in the bilateral relations, is tourism. “We would like to see more of our Belarusian friends visit Mexico and take advantage of the opportunities that we offer for holidaying,” Ambassador Beltran said.

“The opening of the consulate shows Mexico’s willingness to develop and deepen its relations with Belarus. On the part of Belarus this is a gesture of hospitality,? the ambassador said.

Read full text at: http://eng.belta.by/politics/view/mexican-honorary-consulate-opens-in-minsk-89743-2016/

Source: www.belta.by

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AUSTRIA OPENS AN EMBASSY IN MINSK

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Austria will open an embassy in the Belarusian capital Minsk om February 9, according to the naviny.by website, The decision to open the embassy was taken by Austria following the results of the visit to Minsk of the Austrian Federal Minister for European Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz in May 2015.

The new Austrian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Beierl recently presented his credentials to president Aleksander Lukashenko.

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ISRAEL LEGGER NED AMBASSADEN I MINSK, HVITERUSSLAND SVARER MED Å STENGE SIN AMBASSADE I TEL-AVIV

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Israel to close down it’s embassy in Minsk. Belarus closes its embassy in Israel in tit-for-tat move

Israel har besluttet å legge ned ambassaden i Hviterusslands hovedstad Minsk, som et ledd i en større prosess med stenging av enkelte diplomatiske stasjoner og åpning av nye.

Israel stengte ambassaden i Minsk også i 2003, men gjenåpnet den senere.

Hviterusslands utenriksdepartement reagerer svært negativt på Israels beslutning, skriver det hviterussiske nyhetsbyrået BELTA på sine nettsider, og landet svarer nå med å stenge sin ambassade i Tel-Aviv.

En talsmann for hviterussisk UD, Dmitry Mironchik mener Israels beslutning er et feilgrep, og BELTA siterer ham på blant annet dette:

“The representative of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is confident that the Israeli side commits a mistake by ignoring the fact that the two countries connect the lives and fates of tens of thousands of people for whom Israel and Belarus are native countries as well as the general vibrant bilateral relations in various areas.”

Les hele saken her / see more at http://eng.belta.by/politics/view/mfa-belarus-closes-its-embassy-in-israel-in-tit-for-tat-move-88066-2016

Kilde: www.belta.by

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MINSK, CAPITAL OF BELARUS, IS RUSSIAN HOLIDAYMAKERS NUMBER ONE CHOICE

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Minsk, capital of Belarus, Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi, Kazakhstan’s second city Almaty, Kiev, capital of Ukraine and Armenia’s capital city Yerevan, are the five most popular destination for Russian tourists in the former Soviet Union, according to online hotel reservation service Oktogo.ru, the Armenian News agency Arka reports.

Oktogo.ru service determines the most popular cities and resorts in the former Soviet Union, chosen by Russian tourists to spend their summer holidays.

The rating is based on hotel reservation data from August 1 to 31 made by tourists traveling without the help of travel agencies.

In August the top 10 of Oktogo.ru also includes capitals Baku (Azerbaijan), Astana (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Chisinau (Moldova) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

The cheapest city is Bishkek, where a Russian tourist spends 1,200 rubles per day on hotel accommodation and the most expensive is Baku (more than 6,000 rubles).

In Minsk, the average price of a hotel room is 3,000 rubles; in Tbilisi it is 3,200 rubles and 3,100 rubles  in Yerevan.

Russians who have their holidays in August spend on average 4 days while visiting former Soviet republics as tourists and 9 days when they choose a sanatorium to improve their health.

The top 5 most popular resorts among Russian tourists in summer are Batumi (capital of Adjara in Georgia), Gagra (Abkhazia), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Sukhumi (Abkhazia) and Cholpon-Ata (Kyrgyzstan).

The cheapest of these destinations is Sukhumi, capital of Abkhazia, where a hotel room is worth t 1,400 rubles a day.

Other most popular countries for Russian tourists outside the former Soviet Union are Thailand, Vietnam, and Cuba. 

Oktogo.ru is an online service for hotel booking around the world, offering more than 500,000 hotels and apartments.

Source: www.arka.am

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NY FLYRUTE MELLOM TASJKENT OG MINSK

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Uzbekistan Airways, det nasjonale flyselskapet i den sentralasiatiske republikken Usbekistan, starter i mai i år en ny rute mellom hovedsaden Tasjkent og Minsk, hovedstaden i Hviterussland.

Ruten vil gå hver tirsdag og torsdag, med en Airbus A320.

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