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Aleksandr Lukashenko and Igor Orlov
Lukashenko emphasizes Belarus' interest in direct contacts with Russian regions Belarus remains greatly interested in direct contacts with Russian regions, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast of Russia Igor Orlov on 21 February.
Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Semashko Belarus' losses from lower Russian export duty on oil estimated at $420-430m
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We are going to make calculations now after negotiations with Putin and his proposal. Simple enough to calculate our losses from the reduced customs duty on oil. We lose roughly $420-430 million considering we are supposed to receive 24 million tonnes of Russian oil this year.”
MFA: Belarus may join WTO in late 2020 - early 2021
Bilateral negotiations on Belarus' accession to the World Trade Organization should be completed by June. Accession to the organization is possible in late 2020 - early 2021, Belarus' First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Yeudachenka told reporters.
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Belarus uses all IAEA tools for newcomer countries
Viktor Karankevich went on saying: “Belarus fully uses all the instruments the IAEA offers to countries, which have started developing their nuclear energy industry. For many years we've been tightly cooperating with the IAEA on technical cooperation programs."
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