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20 May 2016
MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) – Belarus and the Czech Republic outlined new promising areas of cooperation at the meeting of the mixed commission on economic, industrial and sci-tech cooperation and the business forum that took place in Minsk, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting was chaired by Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevgeny Shestakov and Czech Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Jiri Koliba. The parties...
13 May 2016
MINSK, 13 May (BelTA) – The relations with China remain a foreign policy priority for Belarus, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with Chinese Deputy Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, BelTA has learned. “The relations with China remain a foreign policy priority for Belarus. They set a good example of an equal, respectful and mutually beneficial partnership between one of the largest countries in the world and Belarus which is relatively small by European...
4 May 2016
MINSK, 4 May (BelTA) – A delegation of the Belarusian parliament led by Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich will go to India on an official visit on 10-14 May, the press service of the upper chamber of the parliament told BelTA. While in India the head of the Belarusian delegation will meet with India President Pranab Mukherjee, vice president and speaker of the upper chamber of the Indian parliament Hamid Ansari, and speaker...
26 April 2016
MINSK, 26 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian virtual museum on the Chernobyl disaster will open on 26 April to mark the 30th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian Office of the Russian-Belarusian Information Center on the Impact of the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant under the Institute of Radiation. The goal of the project dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the accident is to preserve the memory about the...
22 April 2016
MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) - Belarus is considering the establishment of an institution of a national coordinator that would help organize and record progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said when speaking at the high-level debate of the UN General Assembly on achieving sustainable development goals, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. That would allow the country to conduct...
1 April 2016
MINSK, 1 April (BelTA) – The National Tourism Agency of Belarus and the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) are expected to sign an agreement on cooperation. The matter is on the agenda of the visit of the Rostourism delegation to Belarus, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Sport and Tourism Ministry. The visit is scheduled for 5-6 April. The delegation that is to be led by Rostourism head Oleg Safonov will comprise representatives of travel business and...
14 March 2016
MINSK, 14 March (BelTA) – Belarus’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations Andrei Dapkiunas met with President of the General Assembly of the United Nations Mogens Lykketoft at the UN headquarters on 11 March 2016 to discuss the progress in the preparation of a number of upcoming General Assembly events, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Minsitry of Foreign Affairs.
3 March 2016
Belarus and the Council of Europe are mapping out ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA after a meeting between Permanent Representative of Belarus to the European Union, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Belgium Andrei Yevdochenko and Italian MP and PACE rapporteur on Belarus Andrea Rigoni that took place on 2 March.
22 February 2016
Belarus may take part in the program for resettling Syrian refugees, who are now in the European Union. The opinion was voiced by Jean-Yves Bouchardy, Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Republic of Belarus, in Gomel on 18 February, BelTA has learned. In his words, a high-level meeting will be organized by the UNHCR in late March 2016. Representatives of many countries are expected to be present. As part of the meeting governments will...