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3 December 2019
The CIS Plenipotentiaries Council is expected to convene in Minsk on 3 December, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee. The experts will harmonize a joint plan of activities of the CIS Executive Committee, the CIS Council of Permanent Representatives and the Economic Affairs Commission at the CIS Economic Council to implement the instructions pursuant to the decisions adopted at the meetings of the CIS Council of Heads of State (11 October), the CIS...
26 November 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will be on a working trip to Kyrgyzstan on 27-28 November. The Belarusian head of state is to take part in a session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. The summit will start with a narrow-participation session to be followed by a plenary session that will be attended by heads of the foreign ministries, defense ministries and...
19 November 2019
Partnership of the state and the private sector in the sphere of innovations is a necessary condition for the dynamic development of the country. Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas made the statement during the opening ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on 18 November, BelTA has learned. The head of government noted that innovations are the main theme of the forum this year. “The dynamic development of our country needs an effective partnership of the state...
12 November 2019
Early voting to choose members of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation commenced in Belarus on 12 November, BelTA has learned.  In line with the election plan, early voting will run through 16 November. Belarusians will be able to cast their votes from 10:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00.  Some 5,831 polling stations were set up in Belarus. Early voting will not be administered at polling stations set up at...
3 December 2019
Minsk is among the three cities in the world with the metro tap-based fare system, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in Canada. “Minsk, Vancouver and London are the only cities in the world where you can pay with contactless credit cards or relevant mobile apps at all stations when traveling by subway,” the embassy said on its Facebook account. Soon the Belarusian capital will take further steps toward embracing contactless payments. In 2020, the new contactless fare...
26 November 2019
Belarus’ Minsk Oblast and Sughd Province of Tajikistan have expressed readiness to strengthen cooperation through setting up joint companies, First Deputy Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Igor Makar said as he met with Governor of Sughd Province Rajabboy Ahmadzoda, BelTA has learned. “Our future prospects are in setting up joint ventures,” said Igor Makar. “We have modern scientific institutes, a well-developed meat and dairy industry, light industry, and...
19 November 2019
Furniture manufacturers affiliated with the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom are showcasing their latest products at Mebel 2019 in Moscow, the largest furniture expo in Eastern Europe. The event opened in the Russian capital on 18 November, BelTA learned from the press service of Bellesbumprom. Bellesbumprom is represented by its major companies such as Pinskdrev Holding Company, Molodechnomebel, Gomel Furniture Factory Progress,...
12 November 2019
The international conference to discuss competition in industry-specific markets will take place in Minsk on 13-14 November. Digitalization and the challenges it brings will be among the key topics of the forum, Head of the International Finance Corporation Office in Belarus Olga Shcherbina told reporters on 11 November, BelTA has learned.  Olga Shcherbina noted that the conference caught the eye of international experts. More than 160 people have already registered. Panelists...

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