“We reached a record high trade of $115 million in 2015. This year, however, we are witnessing a considerable decline. In order to rectify the situation we need to find reserves to step up our mutual trade,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
2016–17 Biathlon World Cup
Mixed Relay (Single Mixed Relay and Mixed Relay) - 27 November
Individual (women) - 30 November
Individual (men) - 1 December
Sprint (women, men) - 3 December
Pursuit (women, men) - 4 December
Information Society 2016
Belarus has been ranked the highest on the ICT Development Index (IDI) among the post-Soviet countries in the 2016 edition of Measuring the Information Society Report of the International Telecommunication Union.
Our cultures are closely intertwined, and we are happy to see that Belarus treats our common history with respect. During this visit, there were a lot of sentimental moments. I am convinced that the border that exists between our two countries should not divide peoples, Stanislaw Karczewski said.
The visit will strengthen Belarus' ties with the parliaments of the Southeast Asian countries and advance the cooperation within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Boleslav Pirshtuk said.
The parties discussed the current positive dynamics in the relations between Belarus and the EU, the prospects for further development of cooperation in several areas, the Eastern Partnership initiative and the situation in the region.
The Deputy Prime Minister said: “Some innovations have been adopted and will be introduced as amendments into the decree. Municipal government agencies will be given the right to decide whether citizens suffering from unforeseen life situations should be exempted from this tax.”
“The New Year celebration program Happy New Year, Minsk! will begin near the Sport Palace at 23:00 to end at 04:00. Minsk residents and guests of the Belarusian capital will be invited to see New Year fireworks that will begin at 01:30 on 1 January,” said the official.
Twenty-one theater groups from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Serbia, Lithuania and other countries will take part in the third international Christmas festival of batleika theaters in Minsk on 12-15 January.