Some 100 Belarusian enterprises certified to export agricultural products to China
As many as 98 Belarusian enterprises are certified for shipping agricultural products to China. Of them 56 enterprises are milk-processing ones. Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, mentioned the figures during an expert meeting held on 26 October to discuss ways to export more quality agricultural products from the Eurasian Economic Union to China. The expert meeting was held as part of the online forum...
Opinion: Amendments to Belarus’ Constitution should meet the society's needs
Amendments to the Constitution should meet the needs of the society, Chairman of the Council of the Republic's Standing Commission on Legislation and State Construction Sergei Sivets told BelTA as he took part in the discussion “Constitutional reform and party-building” in Minsk on 19 October. Minsk has already hosted three such discussions. Their agenda included such matters as the advisability of death penalty abolition, addition to the legislation the option of using detention only...
Lukashenko wishes Happy Mother’s Day to Belarusian women
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated Belarusian women on Mother’s Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the head of state. “Motherhood is the most sacred mission on Earth. It fills you with happiness to give birth to a new life and to see that you will live on in your children and grandchildren. This is a real feat and a woman does it with great love, patience and tenderness, devoting her whole life to children,” the message reads. The head of state...
Belarus to buy IFC shares worth nearly $11.4m
Belarus is set to purchase shares of the International Finance Corporation worth almost $11.4 million. The decision was formalized by the Council of Ministers’ Resolution No.580 as of 3 October that was officially posted on the National Legal Internet Portal on 6 October, BelTA has learned. The document reads that the Belarusian government agrees on the proposal of the Finance Ministry regarding additional subscription to 11,392 shares of the International Finance Corporation worth...
Belagro 2020 expo to kick off in Minsk
A solemn opening ceremony of the Belagro 2020 expo will be held in Minsk on 29 September, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. The exposition will be expanded by the exhibitions Belferma (featuring the latest achievements in cattle breeding) and Belprodukt (food products). “Taking part in the exhibitions will be 360 companies. 30 of them will showcase products of foreign producers from 13 countries: Belgium, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Italy, China, the...
Second stage of Slavonic Brotherhood 2020 army exercise to begin on 22 September
The second stage of the Belarusian-Russian army exercise Slavyanskoye Bratstvo 2020 [Slavonic Brotherhood] will begin on 22 September, the Defense Ministry told BelTA. The second stage is a tactical exercise that will last till 25 September. The troops will mainly focus on working together in order to ensure the military security of the state. Deputy Defense Minister, Major-General Sergei Potapenko will oversee this stage of the exercise. Taking part in the exercise are military...
Lukashenko about Russia: We should maintain tighter cooperation with our elder brother
Belarus should maintain tighter cooperation with Russia, including economic cooperation, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russia President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on 14 September, BelTA has learned. “The economy is the basis for everything. Trust me, we have always pursued this course. Some recent events have shown that we should stay closer to our elder brother and cooperate in all fields, including in economy,” the Belarusian head of state noted....
Plans to give more powers to government, local authorities in Belarus
An inter-agency working group has been put together in Belarus to draft proposals on expanding the scope of authority of the government and local authorities. The decision was formalized by Resolution No.176p of the Belarusian premier as of 4 September 2020, BelTA learned from the press service of the government. The working group was instructed to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the laws on the administrative division of the country, adoption of general plans, architectural and...
Belarus allocates over Br12m to support children returning to school
The Belarusian government has allocated over Br12 million to help parents purchase back-to-school essentials, BelTA learned from the Labor and Social Security Ministry. “In July and August, the government spent more than Br12 million to help parents purchase back-to-school necessities. The total amount of various types of aid for these purposes made up Br18 million,” the ministry informed. The bulk of the aid was allocated as part of the government program "Public health and...
Early voting for presidential election kicks off in Belarus
Early voting for the Belarus presidential election will be held on 4-8 August. Early voting is meant for voters who will not be able to cast their ballot on election day, BelTA reports. Polling places will be open from 10:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00. Voters will not have to explain why they will not be able to come to the polls on election day. In order to receive a ballot paper, voters should present their passport or a military ID (for army conscripts), an official ID (for...
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