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16 July 2019
Given the stiff competition on foreign markets the foreign trade agenda gets the priority in the work of the embassies, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei stressed as he addressed the annual seminar of the heads of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus, BelTA has learned. “You see what is happening in the world and foreign markets. There are difficulties, I have to admit it, with reaching the ambitious goals this year, which is a direct area of...
9 July 2019
A total of 213,000 tickets was sold for the competitions of the 2nd European Games in Minsk, Belarus Sport and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned. “Of 213,000 tickets some 12,700 tickets were sold to foreign tourists. Various public organizations invited about 7,000 foreign representatives to attend the games,” the minister said. Travel companies organized tours for 15,000 guests to Minsk during the 2nd...
28 June 2019
Belkommunmash is busy making pre-production models of electric buses in order to sell the products to the European market in late 2019 – early 2020, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Klakevich, Acting Head of the Foreign Economic Activities Office of OAO Managing Company of the Holding Company Belkommunmash. The executive said: “We gradually build up our export potential. Electric buses have already been sold to Azerbaijan. There are good chances of exporting our products to Georgia....
19 June 2019
The Standing Committee of the Belarus-Russia Union State and Belarus National Press Center will organize a media tour to the 2nd European Games on 20-22 June, BelTA learned from the Standing Committee. “We are organizing the tour for representatives of the leading Russian media specializing in sport and blogger community. Journalists will attend sports competitions, the Russia House launch event and also visit the Athletes Village and the main fan zone. And, of course,...
13 June 2019
About 150,000 tickets have been sold for the 2nd European Games, BelTA learned from the press service of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC). Athletics, sambo, karate, rhythmic gymnastics, boxing, archery, beach soccer, rowing, basketball and shooting are most popular with fans. The countries that have bought the most tickets so far, except for Belarus, are Russia, Ireland, Latvia, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. Official representative of the...
4 June 2019
A session of the CIS Defense Ministers Council will take place in the Russian city of Anapa on 5 June. The defense ministers of the CIS states will discuss the forthcoming CIS air defense exercise Combat Commonwealth 2019 among other things, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee told BelTA. There are over 20 items on the agenda. The defense ministers are going to discuss the military political situation in the world and its effect on the state of security of the CIS...
28 May 2019
CEO of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) George Katulin spoke about the design and composition of the medals of the upcoming sports festival in an interview with the ONT TV channel on 26 May, BelTA has learned. “The gold medal looks traditional as it is a classic circle. Everything else is the result of a huge collective effort. The design embodies the main idea of the European Games: making your dream come true or, figuratively speaking, finding your magical...
20 May 2019
The Ministries of Interior Affairs of Belarus and Russia have reviewed the approaches to the exchange of information on refugees and asylum-seekers, BelTA learned from the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Russia’s Tula played host to a meeting of the interstate interagency working group to develop recommendations on the concerted migration policy. On behalf of Belarus the meeting was attended by Deputy Interior Affairs Minister Nikolai Melchenko, on Russia’s behalf by First Deputy...
10 May 2019
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has received congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War from foreign leaders and heads of international organizations, BelTA learned from the presidential press service. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first to extend Victory Day greetings to the Belarusian leader. Vladimir Putin said that “by marking Victory Day, we celebrate the unrivaled heroism of our compatriots...
29 April 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko lit a candle at the Chruch of the Nativity of Christ in the agro-town of Ostroshitsy, Logoisk District to mark Easter on 28 April, BelTA has learned. The head of state was welcomed at the church by archpriest Aleksandr Zimnitsky. The president lit a candle and extended Easter greetings to churchgoers. Aleksandr Lukashenko usually visits small churches outside the Belarusian capital on Easter. “On this day I visit small villages. I have...
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