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Belarus, Serbia discuss military, technical cooperation prospects
The prospects of bilateral military and technical cooperation have been discussed during a working visit of a delegation of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces led by Chief of the General Staff Milan Mojsilovic to Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Defense Ministry. The Serbian delegation met with Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, First Deputy Defense Minister Oleg Belokonev on 14 August to talk over the implementation of the plan of action on...
Belarusian Encyclopedia publishing house releases about war heroes from Uzbekistan
The Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia Publishing House has released the book "Victory One For All. Belarus-Uzbekistan", director of the publishing house Vladimir Andrievich told BelTA. "The book is dedicated to the Uzbek soldiers who fought in Belarus during the Great Patriotic War against Nazis, who defended the Brest Fortress, who participated in the partisan and underground movements and liberated Belarus. The edition is illustrated with the historical and modern photographs, the...
Belarusian, Russian military reconnoitering ahead of joint army exercise
Belarusian and Russian military are conducting a joint reconnaissance survey ahead of the army exercise Union Shield 2019, representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA. The reconnaissance survey is taking place at the 333rd combat training center of the Western Military District of the Russian Federation Armed Forces under the supervision of Chief of the General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister of Belarus Oleg Belokonev. Working groups of the two countries will...
Amnesty bill timed to Belarus' liberation anniversary passed on 28 June
The amnesty bill timed to the 75th anniversary of Belarus' liberation from Nazi invaders passed two readings at the House of Representatives on 28 June, BelTA has learned. The bill was developed upon the instruction of the Belarusian president. "Belarus has always adhered to the principle of humanism to people serving time in prison. The state does not only punish, but also offers good time credit to inmates," Internal Affairs Minister Yuri Karayev said presenting the document....
German ambassador's activity in Belarus hailed
The diplomatic activity of outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Peter Dettmar was constructive and well-balanced, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at a function held on 12 June, BelTA has learned. The minister stated that for every diplomat there comes a time when they have to bid farewell to the country where they had made new friends, found favorite places. Vladimir Makei stressed that Peter Dettmar and his wife spent...
Lukashenko off to Kazakhstan on working visit
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has gone to Kazakhstan on a working visit. The Belarusian leader will take part in the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on 29 May. The airplane of the head of state took off from the National Airport Minsk, BelTA has learned. The summit will take place in Nur-Sultan in the narrow and extended formats. In view of the fifth anniversary of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty, the heads of state will review progress in the development of...
Minsk to host Belarus-Poland economic forum Good Neighborliness in June
The 22nd Belarus-Poland economic forum Good Neighborliness 2019 will be held in Minsk on 7 June, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The forum will feature a plenary session, three sections (Interregional Cooperation and Development; Logistics Services. Creating an Enabling Environment; Information Technology), and also a business matchmaking session. The event will take place in the National Library. Forum participants will be invited to discuss the...
Belarusian senator suggests website for CIS youth
It would be a good idea to create a single youth web portal of the CIS member states. Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich made the relevant statement after the latest session of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS IPA) in St Petersburg, BelTA has learned. It is important for young people to have information about what goes on in the youth environment in the CIS states,...
Belarus, Italy to hold joint contest of tech projects
In 2019 Belarus and Italy have plans to hold the first session of the joint commission for cooperation in science and technology and to announce a contest of sci-tech projects. The matter was discussed at the meeting of Chairman of Belarus’ State Science and Technology Committee Alexander Shumilin with Secretary General of the Central European Initiative (CEI) Roberto Antonione on 3 April, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Science and Technology Committee. Belarus’...
Belarus to set up united business promotion authority
Belarus is working to set up a united business promotion organization, Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Matusevich told the STV channel, BelTA has learned. “Work is underway to draft a regulatory act to establish a united specialized business promotion organization that will be backed by existing business promotion centers while operating in the regions,” Dmitry Matusevich said. Apart from that, regions and the Economy Ministry run public advisory boards and entrepreneurship...
Vitebsk paratroopers muster ahead of Belarusian-Russian army exercise
Personnel of the 103rd Independent Guards Airborne Brigade arranged a readiness muster on 14 August ahead of the Belarusian-Russian army exercise Union Shield 2019, BelTA has learned. The paratroopers will travel to the Mulino exercise area in Russia in late August in order to begin preparations for accomplishing tasks in the course of the Union Shield 2019 exercise. Representatives of the Defense Ministry inspected the brigade and evaluated its readiness for the exercise on 14 August....
Tainted oil fully removed from Unecha-Polotsk pipeline in Belarus
Tainted Russian oil has been fully removed from the Unecha-Polotsk oil pipeline, BelTA learned from Deputy Director - Chief Engineer at OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba Mikhail Borovoy. "OAO Polotsktransneft Druzhba has completed another phase of the roadmap to replace the oil contaminated with organic chlorides in the pipelines on the Belarusian territory for standard-quality oil. The oil not compliant with the quality standards has been pumped from the Unecha-Polotsk 2 pipeline to Russia...
Adilkhan Makin announced winner of Vitebsk Song Contest 2019
Kazakhstan's Adilkhan Makin won the Grand Prix of the 28th edition of the 2019 Vitebsk Song Contest at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. He received the award at the closing gala concert, BelTA has learned. The signer from Kazakhstan scored 178 points to win the Lira award and the cash prize in the amount of $20,000. George Putkaradze from Georgia and Elay from Israel scored an equal amount of points - 171. However, sharing the First Prize is prohibited, according to the regulations....
FEZ Vitebsk, Uzbek Kosonsoy-Pharm to advance investment cooperation
The administrations of the free economic zone (FEZ) Vitebsk and FEZ Kosonsoy-Pharm will advance cooperation in the sphere of investment and information, representatives of the FEZ Vitebsk administration told BelTA. The plans are stipulated by the agreement on cooperation that was signed as a delegation of Uzbekistan's Namangan Oblast led by First Deputy Governor Ayubkhon Kamalov visited Vitebsk. The document creates the foundation for sharing the best practices, assisting with the...
Tickets for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk sell well
Over 50% of the tickets for events of the international art festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk have been sold, BelTA learned from the forum's Director Gleb Lapitsky before an offsite session of the festival's organizing committee. According to the source, some 40,000-45,000 tickets have been sold or about 51% of the total number. Some 3,000 tickets were sold abroad: in Switzerland, Israel, Guinea, USA, and other countries. A lot of the tickets were bought in Russia and Latvia. The...
EBRD to develop measures to enhance Vitebskdrev investment potential
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will work out measures to enhance the investment potential of Vitebskdrev. The measures will be included in the memorandum on assistance with Vitebskdrev pre-privatization, which will be signed between the Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, BelTA learned from the Development Bank. The memorandum envisages the development of a detailed business plan, which will be used to attract...
Opinion: Great Patriotic War is lesson for life
The events of the Great Patriotic War should serve as a lesson for life, for the sake of peace and development, Moldova Ambassador to Belarus Victor Sorocean told the media, BelTA has learned. "The further the terrible years of the war are away from us, the more we need to talk about them. The memory of the war should be passed over to to descendants to make sure the things that happened then should never be repeated. This is the lesson for life, otherwise there will be no peaceful sky,...
No dramatic changes planned for Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk
The international Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will not go through significant changes, the newly appointed Director General of the festival Gleb Lapitsky said at a press conference in Moscow on 18 April. "We have not excluded any events from the festival program this year," Gleb Lapitsky said. "A new director of the festival has been appointed. No more replacements have been made. This does not mean that dramatic changes will follow. All we want is to keep up with the...
Vitebsk, Smolensk folk art centers sign cooperation agreement
The folk art centers of Vitebsk and Smolensk signed a cooperation agreement, BelTA learned from the Vitebsk regional methodical center of folk art. The document was signed by the centers in Vitebsk on 2 April and will be valid for five years. It envisages exchange exhibitions, joint research conferences, and various art projects. The center will participate in important cultural events of the two regions and join efforts to restore traditional costumes. The document provides for other...
French language and culture classroom opens at Vitebsk State University
A classroom of the French language and culture was officially opened at the Masherov Vitebsk State University, BelTA has learned. The classroom has been set up thanks to the cooperation of the three department of the university (philology, arts and graphics, pedagogy) with the French Embassy in Belarus. The opening ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Belarus Didier Canesse, representatives of the embassy, the university, local...
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