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12 August 2022
Belarus should use every available meter of Russian ports for shipment of its goods, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting on 11 August to discuss the creation of port facilities to export Belarusian products, BelTA has learned.  “We do not have time to wait for certain infrastructure to be built in any of the ports. Today we are talking primarily about the north-western region of the Russian Federation. The Russian president showed me all the ports of St....
11 August 2022
Given the sanctions and the situation on the markets, Belarus is set to step up the exploration of minerals in its own territory. The topic about minerals was, in particular, raised as Architecture and Construction Minister Ruslan Parkhamovich made a report at the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on 9 August to discuss the functioning of the country's economy under sanctions and measures to overcome them, BelTA has learned. The minister said he expects good dynamics in the...
10 August 2022
A solid economy is a guarantee of stability in the Belarusian society, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on 9 August to discuss the functioning of the country's economy under sanctions and measures to overcome them, BelTA has learned.  “We are having an interim government meeting today. We need to schedule a similar government meeting hosted by the president at the end of the year in order to take stock of our work. The...
9 August 2022
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko answered a question regarding a tax on wild berries and mushrooms in Belarus as he talked to the staff of Miory Rolling Mill on 8 August, BelTA has learned.  “What are you talking about? While I am president, there will be no tax on wild mushroom and berry foraging! How do we tax people, how do we count berries and mushrooms? This is complete nonsense. We have never had such things and will never do this,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. ...
8 August 2022
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is visiting Miory Rolling Mill on 8 August, BelTA has learned. The head of state will hear out a report on the state of affairs at the enterprise and the measures taken to ensure its sustainable operation. The president will also see samples of products and the production lines of the sheet rolling shop. Miory Rolling Mill (Miory Steel brand) is Belarus' only producer of electrolytic tinning tinplate and cold-rolled steel. The mill was...
5 August 2022
The international community should acknowledge collective responsibility to strengthen the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons. In this regard, Belarus put forward a number of specific steps that were voiced by Vasily Pavlov, Head of the Division of International Security of the Directorate General for Multilateral Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, at the Review Conference of the Parties to...
4 August 2022
Director General of the Roscosmos State Corporation Yuri Borisov held a meeting with State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Dmitry Mezentsev, BelTA learned from the Standing Committee of the Union State.  The parties discussed future cooperation between Roscosmos, the National Academy of Sciences and Belarusian industrial enterprises related to space activities.  They also raised a question of developing a Russian-Belarusian spacecraft of Earth remote sensing with the...
3 August 2022
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed Decree No.266 to approve a draft intergovernmental agreement between Belarus and the Sultanate of Oman on mutual visa exemption as a basis to hold the corresponding talks, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. In line with the Decree the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been authorized to hold the negotiations on the draft agreement and sign it if the relevant agreements achieved. Written by ...
2 August 2022
Belarus can easily increase trade with China, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Yuri Senko on 1 August, BelTA has learned.  “China helped us a lot and now we are posting a considerable increase in mutual trade and are also getting new opportunities. We can easily increase trade with China. I often told Xi Jinping that if this huge Chinese locomotive takes Belarus as an extra car, it will not...
1 August 2022
The sovereignty and independence of Belarus are a constant, not up for any discussion, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he announced new appointments in Minsk on 1 August, BelTA has learned. "The main thing is economy. That's the number one question. If there is a functioning economy, everything else will follow. I would like to note that the sovereignty and independence of Belarus (the West is generating this idea that we are losing our sovereignty and independence by...
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