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Plans to use full potential of regional SDG groups in Belarus

MINSK, 22 May (BelTA) Ц There are plans to use the full potential of the regional groups on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Belarus. The statement was made by Marianna Shchetkina, Deputy Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus, National Coordinator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as she met with UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki on 22 May, BelTA has learned.


TIBO 2018 expo opens in Minsk

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) Ц The TIBO 2018 expo is underway in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

The exhibition is held as part of the 25th edition of the international forum on information and communication technologies TIBO 2018.

The exhibition will bring together more than 100 companies from 15 countries (Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, and Japan).


Belarus to sign agreements with China on 160 projects at November expo in Shanghai

MINSK, 7 May (BelTA) - Belarus hopes to sign agreements with China on 160 projects at the November expo in Shanghai, Belarus Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA informs.

УWe have received a response from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce on 160 projects, agreements on which we are going to sign at the Shanghai exhibition in November. These potential 160 projects can be invested through China to be implemented in our country,Ф the minister said.


Belarus to host Vietnam Culture Days in June

MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) Ц Days of Vietnamese Culture will be held in Belarus in June, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to Belarus Le Anh said at a function held at the House of Friendship on 26 April to mark the 43rd anniversary of Southern Vietnam's Liberation and Reunification Day, BelTA informs.

According to the diplomat, the program will include the performance of artistic companies and exhibitions of Vietnamese craftsmen in Minsk and Brest.

Freight transportation by Belarusian companies 9.7% up in Q1 2018

MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) Ц In Q1 2018 Belarusian corporations and self-employed businessmen transported 106.1 million tonnes of freight, 109.7% as against January-March 2017, representatives of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus told BelTA.

Freight turnover totaled 33.7 billion tonne-kilometers, 6.9% up from the same period of last year.

In Q1 2018 some 492.6 million people used passenger transportation services, 98.

Minister: Belarusian society demands amendments to Law on Mass Media

MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) Ц Amendments to the Law on Mass Media are required by the Belarusian society, BelarusТ Information Minister Alexander Karlyukevich said in an interview to the STV TV channel on 8 April, BelTA has learned.

The minister drew attention to the fact that the public had repeatedly spoken out about the unlawful nature of numerous information messages posted on the internet.


Belarus, France eager to step up practical cooperation between universities

Belarusian Education Minister Igor Karpenko and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Belarus Didier Kaness
discussed ways to expand practical cooperation between the universities of Belarus and France, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Education Ministry.

The sides outlined the top-priority avenues of cooperation in education, among them French classes in Belarusian schools and the expansion of practical cooperation between Belarusian and French higher education institutions.


Minsk to host 2018 Junior Eurovision on 25 November

MINSK, 20 March (BelTA) Ц The 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Belarusian capital on 25 November. The event will be hosted by Minsk Arena, BelTA informs.

The weekly show on Belarus 1 TV channel showcased the forumТs logo and motto which were chosen at an open competition held in late 2017. The contest received more than 300 electronic and mail letters from different countries.


Belarus discusses expansion of cooperation in Argentina, Uruguay

MINSK, 12 March (BelTA) Ц The Belarusian delegation led by Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Pavel Kallaur paid a visit to Argentina and Uruguay on 7-11 March. The goal of the visit was to consider ways to develop trade, economic and political cooperation, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In Argentina, the Belarusian delegation held talks in the Central Bank, the National Congress, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Production, the Development Bank of Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Bank of the Argentine Nation.


Belarusian microchip maker to participate in Indian space industry tender

MINSK, 3 March (BelTA) Ц The Belarusian electronics manufacturer OAO Integral will take part in a new tender for the development and delivery of microchips for Indian spacecraft, BelTA learned from Anatoly Belous, IntegralТs Deputy Director General for R&D, on 2 March.

Thanks to new technical solutions in the area of circuitry engineering OAO Integral was earlier able to win a tender for the development and delivery of microchips for the Indian space industry.

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