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13 November 2017
MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) – The international technical assistance projects “Ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury” and “Development of Minamata Convention on Mercury Initial Assessment in Belarus” will be carried out in Belarus, Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Alexander Korbut noted at an introductory seminar on the two projects, BelTA has learned. “In 2014, Belarus signed the Minamata Convention on...
4 November 2017
MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) – Huawei Company will pay even more attention to the development of innovative research in Belarus, BelTA learned from Director General of Bel Huawei Technologies Company Pan Yong during the fifth Belarusian-Chinese youth innovation forum New Horizons 2017. According to the source, information and communication technologies have drastically changed people’s lives in the last ten years. It is obvious that the positive changes will become even more...
25 October 2017
MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) – The sports facilities of Minsk are almost ready for the Second European Games, head of the sports and tourism department of the Minsk City Hall Sergei Furmanov told the media on 24 October, BelTA has learned. “All the sports facilities, which are under construction, will be commissioned in time. In 2018 they will host test competitions,” noted Sergei Furmanov. The Second European Games will take place at 11 sports facilities of the Belarusian...
18 October 2017
MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – Belarus and Indonesia will intensify trade, economic, and investment cooperation. The relevant agreement was signed during the working visit of a Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas to Indonesia, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The sixth session of the Belarusian-Indonesian intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, and technical cooperation was held in...
11 October 2017
MINSK, 11 October (BelTA) – Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Valery Voronetsky held a meeting with the EU Ambassadors-at-Large for the Eastern Partnership on 10 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives. The meeting took place on the initiative of the ambassadors-at-large during their visit to Belarus to hold consultations on the preparations for the...
26 September 2017
MINSK, 26 September (BelTA) – Belarus and Austria have a long tradition of constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation in different sectors, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Austria, Belarus’ Permanent Representative to the international organizations in Vienna Alena Kupchyna said at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on 25 September, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Austria. Alena Kupchyna’s speech touched upon the theme...
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...
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