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18 September 2018
MINSK, 18 September (BelTA) – The exchange of visits at the high and highest levels was discussed at the meeting between Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko and Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzбlez Fraga, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The parties discussed the state and prospects of the Belarus-Cuba relations, including cooperation in politics, trade, economy, and...
5 September 2018
MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) – Days of Georgian Culture in Belarus opened at the Palace of the Republic in the Belarusian capital on 2 September, BelTA has learned. The Georgian delegation is led by First Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Mikheil Giorgadze. Belarus’ Culture Minister Yuri Bondar stated in his welcoming speech that the start to a tradition of exchanging days of culture between the two countries was given in November 2017. Then, Belarusian...
28 August 2018
MINSK, 28 August (BelTA) – Belarus is opening an honorary consulate in Lausanne, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Switzerland. “The Swiss government has granted the exequatur to Andrei Nazheskin, Belarus’ Honorary Consul to Lausanne with the consular district in the Cantons of Vaud, Valais, Geneva, Neuchatel, Fribourg and Jura,” representatives of the diplomatic mission said. The official opening ceremony of the honorary consulate in Lausanne will take place...
20 August 2018
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed new government members. The personnel decisions were announced by the Belarusian head of state, BelTA has learned. Sergei Rumas who had chaired the Development Bank of Belarus was appointed prime minister. Alexander Turchin who had been head of the Council of Ministers Office was named first deputy prime minister. Igor Lyashenko was appointed deputy prime minister. “He is away on business now; he is in touch with the situation....
15 August 2018
The Information Ministry is busy working on a resolution on national television content. Belarusian Information Minister Alexander Karlyukevich made the relevant statement on the air of the TV channel STV, BelTA has learned. The official noted that the renewed mass media law is sufficient for making up one’s mind about what the national television product is. “A number of bylaws will be developed to supplement the law. A Council of Ministers resolution dedicated solely to national...
6 August 2018
MINSK, 6 August (BelTA) – Belarus has resumed cement exports, Belarus’ Architecture and Construction Minister Anatoly Cherny said in an interview to the STV Channel on 5 August, BelTA informs. Belarus faced the lack of cement on the domestic market in May-June 2018 due to its volume being almost sold out, the minister said. Importers began to increase the price on the domestic market, and the consumer demand for the Belarusian product, which price did not change, went up....
26 July 2018
MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – Registration to join the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019 volunteer program will be open till 1 April 2019, Nadezhda Anisovets, a manager for volunteer, cultural and educational programs at the Directorate of the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019, told the media, BelTA has learned. According to Nadezhda Anisovets, over 9,000 applications have been submitted. “Now the registration system is processing applications from volunteers from 52 countries. Most active are...
17 July 2018
MINSK, 17 July (BelTA) – The constructive dialogue and the exchange of the best practices between Belarusian and Russian investigation bodies contributes a lot to the development of work methods. The statement was made by Chairman of Belarus’ Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich as he met with Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, BelTA has learned. The meeting took place at premises of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow on 16 July....
7 July 2018
MINSK, 7 July (BelTA) – A dairy farm built using the Belarusian technologies in Sakhalin Oblast of Russia is to come on stream in 2018, Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo told a press conference in Minsk on 6 July, BelTA learned. “We are building a dairy farm on Russia’s Sakhalin Island. We are planning to launch it this year. The cattle have already been selected. We are now working on the delivery plans,” Igor Brylo said. “Mongolia, Moldova...
28 June 2018
MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – Additional extra-budgetary funds are to be allocated for the development of customs infrastructure in Belarus. This is envisaged in Decree No. 256 signed by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The new decree introduces amendments to Decree No. 278 as of 2 June 2009 “On conditions of additional financing of customs and border services”. In line with the new decree, profits of the...
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