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Belarus ready to advance cooperation with Moldova
“It is great that there are no subjective factors in our relations with Moldova. There is common sense. If necessary, we are ready to restore the level of economic relations which existed between us in the Soviet Union,” the head of state said.

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Draft strategy Science and Technologies 2018-2040 The draft strategy Science and Technologies 2018-2040 is one of the key documents on the agenda of the second congress of Belarusian scientists.
CIS countries' approval rating in Russia The Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VtsIOM) released the results of the survey into how the Russians assess the successes of the CIS countries, which CIS countries they believe are Russia's reliable partners, where they think the rights of Russian-speaking people are ensured best, which CIS leader they approve of.
Elections to the local Councils of Deputies The deadlines for the formation of election commissions, constituencies and polling stations: Territorial election commissions - 24 November
Entrepreneurship Development Ordinance On 23 November Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Ordinance No.7 “On entrepreneurship development”, which is the key document in the package of regulations designed to improve the country's business climate.

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Belarus president urges to step up efforts to develop digital economy
“We should accept the new reality, as they say, the digital reality and use all the opportunities it opens up for Belarus. Therefore, we have prepared a draft decree “Concerning the development of the digital economy,” the head of state said.

Politics

Margot Klestil-Loffler Belarus encouraged to come up with new CEI initiatives
Margot Klestil-Loffler said: “I would like to thank Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov and Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei for Belarus' successful presidency in the CEI in 2017. I hope we can look forward to many other new initiatives in the future.”
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Belarus calls for fair, long-term solution to Palestine-Israel conflict
Andrei Dapkiunas reaffirmed that Belarus' view on the status of Jerusalem had not changed. It was stressed that Belarus is in favor of a fair and long-term solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict by means of politics and diplomacy on the basis of international law, including the relevant UN resolutions.
CSTO peacekeeping potential offered for UN missions
The CSTO has always been in favor of bolstering the UN role in international affairs. This is why building up cooperation with the UN in peacekeeping affairs is a key guideline for the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the long term.

Economy

Two Belarusian companies authorized to supply beef to China
This result was achieved thanks to the well-coordinated work of the Agriculture and Food Ministry, the Belarusian Embassy in China and Chinese food security experts, the Chinese side noted during the talks. Currently, China is the world's largest importer of beef. Last year the Chinese beef import was estimated at $2.6 billion.

Society

An archive photo Belarusian foreign minister mentions 90-day visa-free travel program as future possibility
When asked about prospects of extending the current five-day visa-free travel option up to 90 days, Vladimir Makei said: “I cannot rule it out”. The official reminded that Belarus had signed a number of agreements on visa-free stay for 30 days.
Belarus' pharmaceutical exports at $63.6m in January-September 2017
In his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly in April the Belarusian president noted that this year's target was to export $40 million worth of medical services. “We have already hit this mark,” Valery Malashko said.
Jean Yves Bouchardy (right) UNHCR Representative praises level of cooperation with Belarus' authorities, organizations
"There are no severe problems thanks to the everyday work performed by all the stakeholders,” said Jean Yves Bouchardy.

Sport

Andrei Skabelka. Photo courtesy of HC Avangard Omsk Andrei Skabelka to lead Chernyshev Division team at KHL All-Star Game
The Belarusian specialist is currently the head coach of HC Avangard Omsk, one of the leaders of the KHL Eastern Conference.