Belarus is a wonderful country of great past, a hospitable land of friendly people, a small part of Europe, which can boast calm and lovely scenery of great natural beauty.
But unfortunately most people in other European countries sometimes even can't point on the map where our country is. That's why one of the main tasks is to create our own authentic national image in Europe.
One thing that helps to form such image is Belarusian membership in the World Tourist Organization (since May, 2004) and its active participation in international forums. Foreign partners in the sphere of tourism are interested Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena in holding national and regional seminars on the territory of our republic.
Belarus has 4 sights which are included in the list of universal heritage of UNESCO and it is possible to attract investments to update these places and to develop new tourist routs, for example, "from Varyags to Greeks", "Paris—Minsk - Moscow ~ Beijin", etc. It is planned that the part of tourism in general volume of Belarusian pay services should reach 5%. It is 14 times more than at the present moment.
One of the greatest riches of our motherland is its natural beauty. The variety and charm are Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena created by rolling hills and green valleys, thick forests and picturesque woods, golden fields and fragrant meadows, ribbon-like rivers and crystal-clear lakes. Here you can admire the striking beauty of stone palaces, sacred temples, ancient towns and belfries.
Restoring of the historical and cultural heritage of our land is one of the directions of developing tourism. A lot has been done in this sphere. But I'd like to speak about another direction, so called "agro tourism". The foundation of agricultural estates is a new and perspective branch of Belarusian tourism. At present there are about 100 places of such Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena kind which are ready to welcome tourists. Our president has signed the Law on supporting of agricultural tourism.
This direction is one more opportunity to restore small towns of Belarus, such as Disna - the smallest Belarusian town. Here, for example, you can see a hundred=year bridge with a wooden cover and the icon of Godmother Odigitriya which is believed to have a special power. This icon appeared in the town from the Western Dvina many years ago. And that is not all.
40 km from Minsk there is an agricultural tourist complex "Vygoda". Here tourists can Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena milk a cow or a goat or to take part in a sewing campaign with a plough in hands. The visitors of the complex among whom are Australians, Germans, Vietnamese like it very much. But the level of the rest should be high. Tourists want to see something authentic but accommodation should be up-to-date. One more important side is our traditional food. It also can attract foreign tourist. To develop agricultural tourism the owners of such places should work through the Internet. This allows to advertise their services in all countries.
This year the Ministry of Sport and Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena tourism offers 28 new routs around Belarus. Every region has its own cultural tourist zone: for example, there are four zones in Gomel region: l."Polessko-Turovskaya" ("Golden Ring - Mozyr - Turov - v.Urovichi"), 2."Gomelsko-Vetkovskaya" ("Golden Ring - Gomel - Vetka"), 3. "Zhlobinskaya" ("Golden Ring - s.Krasnyi Bereg"), 4."Checherskaya", etc. In such zones the state guarantees to ban the construction of everything that can be harmful for tourism and this also should attract foreign investments.
Especially precious parts of our country are its puschas - unique unspoilt corners of Belarus with virgin nature. National Parks and reserves - Belovezhskaya Puscha, Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve and Pripyatsk Reserve, Braslavsky Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena and Narochansky National Parks - have been created to ensure the best protection for the rarest examples of Belarusian nature. More than the half of the territory of Belarus is occupied by natural landscapes. There are still places where it can be said that no human has ever set a foot.
Travelling about Belarus you will enjoy the discovery of the country in every season of the year. Our marvelous land is ready to award you with enchanting images in flowery spring and sunny summer, in golden autumn and snowy winter. We invite guests to explore the Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena country and wish them all the best in search new spots. And I'm sure that each spot is distinct, unique and attractive.
International cooperation represents state activity in sphere of the international relations. The International cooperation of Byelorussia serves for maintenance of favorable conditions of development of the country. It is based on following principles:
1) Observance of the conventional principles and the international norms, strengthenings of the international positions of Byelorussia and its international authority;
2) Increase of protection of the state sovereignty of Byelorussia and its national economy;
3) Development of cooperation with the foreign states.
4) Voluntary occurrence and participation in interstate Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena formations;
5) the Policy of consecutive demilitarization of the international relations;
6) Absence of territorial claims to the adjacent states.
Now Byelorussia supports diplomatic relations with 154 states of the world. The main priority of foreign policy of Byelorussia - the countries-neighbour. First of all, Russia - not only our basic trading partner, but also a source of broad support of Belarus on international scene. Belarus and Russia keep their sovereignty. The following priority of foreign policy of Byelorussia - partners in the CIS. As the integral part of the European continent and a world and progress supporter Byelorussia embodies idea of good neighborhood Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena in a life. Most effectively trade and economic relations develop with Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, France, Belgium. On new level there are relations of Byelorussia with the countries of Latin America. Being one of the United Nations Organization states-founders, Byelorussia supports a policy of the United Nations. Byelorussia is convinced that stability of system of the international relations can be reached only at equality of all its subjects, mutual respect and mutually advantageous cooperation.
Внешняя политика представляет собой деятельность государства в сфере международных отношений. Внешняя политика Республики Беларусь служит для обеспечения благоприятных Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena условий развития страны. Она основывается на следующих принципах:
1) Соблюдение общепризнанных принципов и международных норм, укрепления
международных позиций Республики Беларусь и ее международного авторитета;
2) Повышение защиты государственного суверенитета Республики Беларусь и ее национальной экономики;
3) Развитие сотрудничества с иностранными государствами.
4) Добровольное вхождение и участие в межгосударственных образованиях;
5) Политика последовательной демилитаризации международных отношений;
6) Отсутствие территориальных претензий к сопредельным государствам
В настоящее время Республика Беларусь поддерживает дипломатические отношения со 154 государствами мира. Главный приоритет внешней политики Республики Беларусь - страны-соседи. Прежде всего, Россия - не только наш основной торговый партнер, но и источник широкой поддержки Беларуси на международной арене. Беларусь и Россия сохраняют свой суверенитет. Следующий приоритет внешней Topics for the Regional School Olympiad Suggest your own way to promote Belarus on the international arena политики Республики Беларусь - партнеры по СНГ. Как неотъемлемая часть европейского континента и сторонница мира и прогресса Республика Беларусь воплощает в жизнь идею добрососедства. Наиболее эффективно торгово-экономические связи развиваются с Германией, Польшей, Литвой, Латвией, Великобританией, Голландией, Италией, Францией, Бельгией. На новый уровень выходят отношения Республики Беларусь со странами Латинской Америки. Являясь одним из государств-основателей Организации Объединенных Наций, Республика Беларусь поддерживает политику ООН.
Республика Беларусь убеждена, что стабильность системы международных отношений может быть достигнута только при равноправии всех ее субъектов, взаимного уважения и взаимовыгодного сотрудничества.