Lukashenko, Putin discuss entire range of most topical matters in Belarus-Russia relations
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko talked to President of Russia Vladimir Putin over the phone on 5 May. The two heads of state discussed the entire range of the most topical matters of the bilateral relations, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA. Among other things the conversation touched upon preparations for celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory and interaction within the framework of integration bodies. In particular, certain matters concerning...
Victory Day parade in Minsk on 9 May to feature 36 aircraft, helicopters
As many as 36 aircraft and helicopters combined into nine groups will fly over Minsk on 9 May. The first rehearsal of the flyby took place above the water reservoir Minsk Sea on 29 April, BelTA has learned. The Air Force units that will participate in the parade will include jet fighters Su-30SM and MiG-29, combat and training aircraft Yak-130, combat and training aircraft L-39, military transport aircraft IL-76 and An-26, and Mi-24 and Mi-8MTV5 helicopters. According to...
Coronavirus projected to start fading in Belarus in 3-4 weeks
The number of coronavirus cases is expected to start falling in 3-4 weeks, Natalya Zhukova, Deputy Health Minister - Chief Public Health Inspector of Belarus, told the ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned. “The situation will not be over in 2-3 weeks. However, I would like to note that the situation is manageable. There are reasons to believe that the number of cases will start falling in 3-4 weeks,” Natalya Zhukova said. She explained that the Healthcare Ministry is closely...
Lukashenko: Economy, people’s lives are top priorities
The economy and people’s lives are top priorities, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the government conference held on 7 April to discuss oil deliveries to Belarus, BelTA has learned. “Having an open economy, Belarus largely depends on the processes which are going on in the world. Events sometimes unravel in an ambiguous way. Therefore, I have planned a number of events concerning pending issues requiring paramount attention and having the biggest impact on our...
Lukashenko congratulates Putin on Belarus-Russia Unity Day
Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Belarus-Russia Union State, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. “Integration within the framework of the Union State made Belarus-Russia cooperation more meaningful, created a good foundation to promote efficient economic and social development of our countries,” the...
UPDATE 1-EAEU countries told to arrange prompt consultations on COVID-19 restrictions
The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission would like governments of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states to arrange prompt consultations on the restrictions they intend to introduce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BelTA learned from the commission’s website. Governments of the EAEU member states are advised to promptly arrange preliminary consultations at the level of members of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission to discuss draft regulatory acts on...
Former healthcare minister views Belarus’ measures against COVID-19 as adequate
Belarus has undertaken adequate measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Systemic actions are determinative in the fight against the virus, Igor Zelenkevich, who was Healthcare Minister in Belarus in 1997-2001, said in an interview to the ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned. “I am deeply convinced that Italy or other European countries have the most modern medical equipment and technology. In this case, however, it is the systemic actions that determine whether...
CIS educational and cultural cooperation foundation postpones events over coronavirus
The CIS Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation (IFESCCO) has postponed its events because of coronavirus, BelTA has learned from the press service of the foundation. “Due to the difficult epidemiological situation the events planned for March with the IFESCCO support are postponed for an indefinite period,” the foundation said. The ceremonial opening of the program “Shymkent – the CIS Capital of Culture”, the CIS theater festival...
Belarus, EU discuss development of joint legal framework
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has talked to European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi over the phone, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA. The sides exchanged opinions about topical aspects of cooperation, including cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Initiative and the development of the joint legal base. Vladimir Makei and Oliver Varhelyi also discussed the schedule of...
IAEA: Belarus is ready to operate its nuclear power plant
Belarus is ready to operate the nuclear power plant, Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, told the Belarus 1 TV channel on 3 March, BelTA has learned. Belarus is hosting an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR 3) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The mission started working in Belarus on 24 February. On 5 March it will announce its preliminary findings. "The country is ready to operate the nuclear power...
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