The meeting was focused on discussing the agreements reached during the visit of the Polish parliament delegation led by Marshal of the Senate of Poland Stanislaw Karczewski to Belarus in December 2016.
The Vitebsk Oblast Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry pays great attention to the development of international cooperation and continually bolsters ties with the states that border on the region (Russia, Latvia, and Lithuania).
The CIS anti-corruption cooperation concept was elaborated according to the interstate program on joint measures to combat crime in 2014-2018. The concept is aimed at enhancing the legal and organizational basis for cooperation in this field.
The enterprise R&D Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Complexes of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus makes six to ten UAVs per year. No drones are put into cold storage since every one of them is made for a specific customer.
Belarus and Latvia have submitted a joint bid for hosting the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation Igor Rachkovsky said at a press conference on 19 January.
The output of milk in Russia is projected to go up by 0.6% in 2017. Taking into account the supplies from Belarus, some 96% of the demand for milk on the Russian market will be satisfied, Sergei Sidorsky noted.
As part of the visit on 16-18 January, First Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Matyushevsky met with Chief Executive of Hong Kong Liang Zhenying. The sides exchanged opinions on the development of cooperation in investment, finance, trade, economy, and tourism.
As for the World Trade Organization, a Belarusian delegation will go to Geneva on Monday for the first full round of talks on Belarus' accession to the WTO with a hundred countries, Alexei Bogdanov noted.
In January-November 2016 export by enterprises accountable to the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry totaled 99.5% as against 2015. “There is no data for the entire year of 2016, but according to what we have on our hands, we expect export growth rate to reach 100.5-101%,” said Alexei Bogdanov.