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CSTO foreign ministers adopt three joint statements

MOSCOW, 21 September (BelTA) The foreign ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have adopted three joint statements at a meeting in New York. These are the documents On Counteracting International Terrorism, On Securing Universal World Stability, and On the Situation in Afghanistan and the Threat of the Strengthening Positions of International Terrorist and Extremist Organizations in the Northern Provinces of the Country, BelTA learned from the CSTO website.

Belarus to host Days of Kazakhstan Culture in 2018

MINSK, 15 September (BelTA) Days of Kazakhstan Culture in Belarus will be held in 2018, head of the main culture and analytics department at the Culture Ministry of Belarus Vasily Chernik said at the international conference Kazakhstan-Belarus: 25 years of the diplomatic relations. Results, reality and prospects on 14 September, BelTA has learned.

Such events are held on a regular basis.

Demand for genetic testing growing in Belarus

MINSK, 30 August (BelTA) The demand for genetic testing has been steadily increasing in Belarus, Director of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Valentina Lemesh told a press conference hosted by BelTA on 30 August.

The National Center of Genome Biotechnology runs an advanced medical genetics program. This is a very popular area. We have already done more than 100,000 genetic tests and the demand for them has been constantly growing, said Valentina Lemesh.

Astana hosting Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting

ASTANA, 14 August (BelTA) Astana, Kazakhstan is playing host to a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian delegation is led by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. Attending the session is also Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev, and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan.

Belarus-Iran cooperation prospects in mechanical engineering discussed

MINSK, 7 August (BelTA) Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich met with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to congratulate him on his re-election on behalf of the Belarusian head of state, BelTA learned from the press service of the Council of the Republic.

The parties discussed the development of bilateral relations, trade, economic, humanitarian and investment cooperation.

Mines ParisTech provides exhibits for Ignacy Domeyko exhibition

MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) Mines ParisTech has provided exhibits for the exposition Ignacy Domeyko A Titan of Science in Mir Castle. The exhibits are related to the activity of the famous Belarusian-born scientist, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in France.

On the initiative of the Belarusian embassy in France, cooperation was established with Mines ParisTech to organize in the town of Mir an exhibition of minerals and original documents compiled by Belarus-born scientist Ignacy Domeyko during his studies and cooperation with Mines ParisTech.


Belarus freight traffic up 2.3% H1 2017

MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) The Belarusian organizations and self-employed businessmen shipped 209.4 million tonnes of cargo in H1 2017, up 2.3% from the same period of last year, BelTA learned from the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.

Freight turnover climbed by 4.9% from H1 2016 to total 64.8 billion tonne-kilometers.

The Belarusian carriers transported 984 million passengers, 94.


Number of online stores in Belarus up 3.5 times in 2010-2016

MINSK, 11 July (BelTA) The number of online stores in Belarus has surged 3.5 times over the last five years, Violetta Brezovskaya, Head of the Department for the Organization of Trade and Services at the Belarusian Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade Ministry, told a press conference on 10 July, BelTA has learned.

As of 1 July 2017, there were over 15,000 online stores in Belarus, 51% of them owned by private entrepreneurs and 48% by legal entities.

Belarus views Vietnam as reliable partner of strategic importance

MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) Belarus views Vietnam as a reliable partner of strategic importance. Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko made the statement as he met with Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang on 27 June, BelTA has learned.

The MP said: We consider the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to be a reliable and strategically important partner.


Belarusian automaker BelAZ reports soaring export figures in January-May

MINSK, 20 June (BelTA) In January-May 2017 the Belarusian automobile engineering company BelAZ exported 120% more merchandise in comparison with the same period of last year, BelAZ representatives told BelTA.

This year BelAZ products have been exported to 22 countries. In January-May export to Russia rose by 2.2 times in comparison with the same period of last year. Export to non-CIS states went up by 130%, with export to CIS states up by nearly 100%.

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