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WTO leadership ready to support Belarus in accession talks
6 October, 11:57
Yuri Ambrazevich extended greetings to Alan Wolff in view of his appointment to this position and expressed hope for the constructive cooperation, including in the process of the accession of the Republic of Belarus to the WTO.
Belarus' gold, forex reserves exceed $7.2bn
6 October, 10:23
In September 2017, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves went up by $273.1 million (up 3.9%) following the August growth by $328.8 million (4.9%). The growth from the start of the year made up $2,339.5 billion (47.5%).
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Belarus, Sudan to step up cooperation
5 October, 19:36
While in Sudan members of the Belarusian delegation held a number of meetings and negotiation sessions. The sides exchanged opinions about a large number of matters on the bilateral agenda.
Belarusian Industry Ministry, Gleason Company to make machine tools together
5 October, 18:25
The official said: “We are in negotiations with Gleason Company to discuss a joint project that may be implemented at an enterprise in Vitebsk. We would like the Orsha instrument factory to acquire technologies for making gear machining tools.”
Belarus' nuclear power plant to reduce electricity rates
5 October, 17:22
"After the launch of the nuclear power plant, the prime cost of electricity will be lower and the consumer electricity rates will be reduced. We are now working to find out by how much," Sergei Greben said.
Compromise assured in Belarusian-Russian negotiations on natural gas
5 October, 16:58
Vladimir Semashko said: “We met, prepared a working protocol, and defined the dates clearly. Some steps are to be taken by 15 October. Some steps have already been taken. Our preparing a long-term policy is the key matter.”
Venezuela to expand cooperation with Belarus in oil industry
5 October, 16:14
Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino said: “We have most excellent relations with Belarusian specialists. We recognize their high technological standards. We would like to advance to a new stage of cooperation, a more active and broader one.”
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Plans for another five Belarusian-design agrotowns in Venezuela
5 October, 15:36
The construction of Venezuela's first agrotown began several years ago. Belarusian specialists have erected 176 residential buildings and a warehouse for mineral fertilizers, have built over 20km of roads, and have cleared 2,500ha of land from shrubs.
Call for more investment to develop Belarusian-Venezuelan oil, gas venture
5 October, 14:43
Petrolera BeloVenezolana extracts about 1 million tonnes of oil per annum but the figure is a bit lower than that right now — some 700,000 tonnes. All the oil the company extracts is sold by PDVSA Company on the international market.
Andrei Kobyakov speaks. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kobyakov: Belarus constantly seeks new opportunities for economic growth
5 October, 13:48
According to the prime minister, Belarus has already started implementing a new strategy to ensure balanced diversification of foreign trade. “While diversifying export, we will try to avoid damaging our positions on traditional markets,” said Andrei Kobyakov.
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