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During the meeting Belarus invites Kazakhstan to step up oil delivery talks
You know that we are now doing our best to diversify the range of oil supplier countries, Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yermukhamet Yertysbayev .

Politics

Sergei Rumas and Dmitry Medvedev Belarus, Russia to prepare Union State integration action program by 21 June
Sergei Rumas said: “We've instructed the working group to reconcile the views we fail to agree on in order to put together a consolidated document by 21 June, preferably with as few differences of opinion as possible, and submit it for consideration of the heads of government.”
Oleg Kravchenko. An archive photo Good neighborhood seen as pillar of Belarus-EU relations in future
The future of Belarus-EU relations lies with good neighborhood, Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko said at a reception to celebrate Europe Day in Minsk on 23 May.
Peter Dettmar and Mikhail Myasnikovich Belarus seeks closer regional contacts with Germany
Mikhail Myasnikovich welcomed positive trends in bilateral cooperation. The two countries are expanding interparliamentary contacts, boosting trade and economic cooperation, and launching new joint projects.

Economy

Aleksandr Turchin Joint venture to build railway terminal in China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone
Work is in progress to set up a joint venture involving the Chinese side and the Belarusian one with assistance of European companies. The new enterprise will be responsible for building and operating the railway terminal.

Society

Dinamo Stadium in Minsk will be the main venue of the 2nd European Games. It will host the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field athletics events. Minsk European Games opening ceremony to use AR imagery
“Information technologies will be one of the central elements of the show thanks to the use of augmented reality elements”, head of the ceremonies and cultural programs of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) Sergei Khomich said.
A Pixabay photo Lagardere Travel Retail Poland seeks cooperation with Belarusian publishers
The WBF Warsaw Book Fair which is underway in Warsaw on 23-26 May is widely used to further develop contacts established at the Beijing Book Fair in 2018 between the Belarusian Information Ministry, OAO Belkniga and Lagardere Travel Retail.
Aleksei Venediktov Belarusian-Russian discussion platform like Petersburg Dialogue suggested
State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Grigory Rapota backed the idea. “There is now demand for interaction between social institutions. I think if there is a movement like that, leaders of the two countries will support it,” he said.

Sport

Chizhovka Arena Chizhovka Arena to host 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I
“We will also test our readiness to host the 2021 IIHF World Championship and will have a chance to popularize ice hockey, including among children,” Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation Gennady Savilov said.