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21 September 2017
MOSCOW, 21 September (BelTA) – The foreign ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have adopted three joint statements at a meeting in New York. These are the documents On Counteracting International Terrorism, On Securing Universal World Stability, and On the Situation in Afghanistan and the Threat of the Strengthening Positions of International Terrorist and Extremist Organizations in the Northern Provinces of the Country, BelTA learned from the CSTO...
13 September 2017
MINSK, 13 September (BelTA) – Belarus’ key lending rate was reduced to 11.5% per annum on 13 September, BelTA has learned. The interest rate on standing and bilateral operations designed to keep up the current liquidity of Belarusian banks were reduced from 14% to 13% per annum. It is the seventh time Belarus’ central bank has reduced its refinancing rate this year. The key interest rate went from 18% to 17% per annum on 18 January, from 17% to 16% on 15 February, from 16% to...
5 September 2017
MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) – Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov met with Chief of International Business at Turkcell Group Ilter Terzioglu, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian government. The sides exchanged views on topical issues and prospects of cooperation between Belarus and the Turkish company in telecommunication technologies and IT. Turkcell is a major player in the Turkish mobile market and the third largest GSM operator in Europe. The company is...
30 August 2017
MINSK, 30 August (BelTA) – The First National Channel of the Belarusian Radio and the Birinchi Radio (Kyrgyzstan’s Public TV and Radio Broadcasting Corporation) will hold an interstate linkup between Minsk and Bishkek on 31 August, BelTA has learned. Invited to the Minsk Studio of the House of Radio is Head of the Department for Bilateral Relations with the CIS Countries of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Viktor Denisenko, Head of the International Relations Department...
20 September 2017
MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) – The next session of the contact group on resolving the conflict in Ukraine’s east will take place in Minsk on 4 October, BelTA learned from Martin Sajdik, the OSCE’s special representative in the trilateral contact group on Ukraine in Minsk. According to the diplomat, on 20 September the subgroup on economic affairs focused on discussing water supply. Among other things the subgroup touched upon the security of critical water supply installations....
5 September 2017
MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) - Belarusian agrarians have already cropped more than 7.5 million tonnes of grain (including buckwheat and millet), BelTA learnt from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 5 September, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 7.5 million tonnes. Minsk Oblast harvested 1,886.6 tonnes, Grodno Oblast – 1.348 tonnes, Brest Oblast – 1,231.4 tonnes. Mogilev Oblast and Gomel Oblast cropped 1,166.900 and 996,600 tonnes each. The harvest of Vitebsk Oblast reached...
30 August 2017
MINSK, 30 August (BelTA) – The festival of cultures Rakauski Fest will be held for the second time in the agro-town of Rakov, Volozhin District on 10 September, BelTA learned from the organizers of the event. The program will comprise the presentations of Belarusian, Polish, Lithuanian and Jewish cultures. The Rakauski Fest will feature music and dance companies from Belarus, Poland and Lithuania, the town of craftsmen, the expositions “Poland is a country of the UNESCO World...
22 August 2017
MINSK, 22 August (BelTA) – A pilot census will be conducted Molodechno District, Minsk Oblast on 2-13 October, head of Belarus’ National Statistics Committee Inna Medvedeva told a press conference, BelTA has learned. The head of the National Statistics Committee explained that the pilot census will test the technologies that will be used when carrying out a census of the whole country in 2019. By the way, special areas at stationary premises have designated where any person at any...

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