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10 July 2019
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko presented shoulder boards to high-ranking officers at the Palace of Independence on 10 July, BelTA informs. In a solemn ceremony major general's shoulder boards were given to Vladislav Budik, head of the 72nd guards united training center of the Armed Forces; Leonid Kasinsky, aide to the defense minister for ideological work in the Armed Forces; Oleg Mishchenko, chief of communications of the Armed Forces – head of the Communications Department of...
9 July 2019
The Belarusian Economy Ministry expects the country's GDP growth to get faster starting Q3 2019. Belarusian Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Yaroshevich made the relevant statement at the Fitch Ratings conference “Belarus in 2019: Review of the macroeconomic situation and the banking sector” on 9 July, BelTA has learned. Dmitry Yaroshevich noted: “We expect faster growth as from Q3 2019. We projected such dynamics before.” According to the Economy Ministry, the key factors...
8 July 2019
Founded 10 years ago, the Kupala Night Festival (Alexandria Gathers Friends) has grown to become a powerful symbol of brotherly friendship between the peoples of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he addressed the festival in Alexandria on 6 July, BelTA has learned. “Many of you remember what the first edition of the festival was like in 2010. A small and humble event just like this land. But even back then, it was beautiful in its identity and,...
5 July 2019
According to the preliminary data, Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totaled $8.290,7 billion as of 1 July 2019, BelTA learned from the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. In June 2019, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves went up by $200.7 million (or 2.5%) following the May growth by $521.6 million (6.9%). In June 2019, the National Bank and the government of the Republic of Belarus honored the foreign and domestic...
4 July 2019
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is expected to visit Belarus in September. The visit was discussed as Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas met with UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki, BelTA has learned. The meeting focused on preparations for the UN secretary general's visit to Minsk in September. The sides agreed sustainable development should be prominent on the visit's program. Andrei Dapkiunas and Joanna...
2 July 2019
Armenia is interested in advancing cooperation with Belarus in agriculture. Armenia President Armen Sarkissian made the relevant statement as he met with Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Anatoly Khotko on 1 July, BelTA has learned. Armen Sarkissian spoke highly of the quality of Belarusian food. “Belarus has a large potential in the area of agriculture,” he said. According to the Armenian head of state, his country is intent on saturating the market with safe and quality...