The diplomat also mentioned Belarus' intention to host a digital forum of Eurasian countries in Minsk in May 2018 with a view to developing various forms of public private partnership, harmonizing the national digital markets of European and Asian countries, and gradually forming a pan-Eurasian digital market space.
After making the final coupon yield payment of $35.8 million on 22 January the Belarusian Finance Ministry sent money to its agent — Deutsche Bank AG in London — to redeem the government bonds issued on the international finance market on 26 January 2011 to the tune of $800 million.
According to the source, as part of the innovative development program about 2,000 high-performance jobs and 20 innovative enterprises were created in 2017 alone. “One should not forget such an important event as the launch of car manufacturing by BelGee Company,” said Alexander Shumilin.
The project is being implemented in line with the 16-year contract that the Ecuadorian state oil extraction company Petroamazonas and Belorusneft's daughter enterprise Service Oil Ecuador Ecuaservoil have signed.
Special attention is paid to developing science parks which serve as platforms for innovative production. In the last five years, the number of jobs in science parks went up from 600 to 1,500, the output of innovative products grew more than twofold, Alexander Shumilin noted.
“Although Belarus and Iran enjoyed good relations in the last years, the countries have not fully realized their existing potential, Vitaly Vovk said as he met with Iran's Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari.
In Belarus there are eight fur farms. Six of them are subordinate to Belkoopsoyuz, two to the Agriculture and Food Ministry. Every year up to 90% of fur pelts produced in Belarus is sold for export, Natalia Sonich noted.