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21 January 2020
19:23
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Photo courtesy of belarus-tractor.com Zambia interested in buying Belarusian tractors
Zambia's intention to buy Belarusian tractors was mentioned during the meeting. The decision on how many tractors Zambia needs is supposed to be made by the end of Q1 2020. The implementation of the plans will start then.
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18:55
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Vladimir Grakun. An archive photo Russia's Udmurtia invites Belarus to team up to grow better potatoes
Vladimir Grakun and Olga Abramova discussed bilateral cooperation in agribusiness and in agricultural education. In particular, the Russian delegation was interested in the Belarusian experience of potato and flax selection and seed farming.
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18:40
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Gabriel Bianco. Photo from gmfestival.ru French guitarist Gabriel Bianco to perform in Minsk
Gabriel Bianco, one of the best European musicians of the new generation, will perform together with Belarusian guitarist Pavel Kukhta in the Big Concert Hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic on 1 February.
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18:37
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An archive photo Belarus in Top 5 cheapest countries for broadband
Research analysts and broadband price comparison experts at cable.co.uk posted their research on the cost of fixed-line broadband in 206 countries. Belarus ranks fifth in this survey.
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18:26
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Igor Karpenko. Archive photo Belarus submits report under Convention on Rights of Child in Geneva
When addressing the UN committee, Belarus Education Minister Igor Karpenko noted that Belarus constantly analyzes the national legislation for its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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18:25
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Archive photo Belarus, Croatia discuss Belarus-EU dialogue
Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Belarus (non-resident) Tomislav Car met to discuss the state and prospects for the development of the Belarusian-Croatian relations.
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18:11
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Minsk to host intellectual youth forum in April
“We are planing a major forum for intellectual youth in April. The event will highlight the new intellectual economy, education, scientific and innovative support, development of a highly intelligent society. We must understand how young people see the situation today and what ideas they have”, said Andrei Ivanets.
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Archive photo Belarus to phase out plastic bottles larger than 1 liter
Plans are in place to limit the maximum capacity of containers for alcoholic, low-alcohol, and non-alcoholic beverages to one liter. This will be achieved by the end of the next five-year term or even sooner. Starting from 2021, Belarus will introduce new restrictions on plastic use.
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Yekaterina Kovaleva. Photo from www.sb.by Three medals for Belarus at Nations Women's Cup in Serbia
Belarusian Yekaterina Kovaleva defeated Russian Kristina Tkacheva in the final 3-2 to win the gold in +81kg. Bronze medals were collected by Belarusian Yulia Apanasovich (51kg) and Viktoryya Kebikava (75kg).
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Viktor Khrenin and Aleksandr Volfovich Belarus' new defense minister, chief of General Staff introduced to Defense Ministry team
A reminder, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed the new defense minister and the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus on 20 January.
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More hi-tech parks to be set up in Belarus
Plans are in place to set up hi-tech parks in Baranovichi, Borisov, Bobruisk, Orsha and Molodechno, Chairman of Belarus' State Committee on Science and Technology Aleksandr Shumilin told a press conference in Minsk on 21 January.
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Aleksandr Shumilin. An archive photo Belarus' hi-tech export close to $15bn in 2019
In 2019 science-intensive and hi-tech products accounted for 35.6% of Belarus' export, up 2.5 percentage points over 2018. “In monetary terms the export of hi-tech products is estimated at nearly $15 billion.
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An archive photo Belarus-Russia oil talks in progress
Consultations between companies are underway. So are certain consultations at the level of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Belneftekhim concern. Naturally, we expect these talks to proceed at the higher level, the chief of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim said.
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Belarus resumes export of petroleum products
“It was a short pause. The suspension has been lifted. Although we have not yet reached the export volumes envisaged in the business plan. But the export itself is not under the ban,” Andrei Rybakov said.
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Andrei Rybakov Belneftekhim announces upcoming oil supplies from alternative sources
“This applies not only to oil itself but also to logistics channels. This will not be ports or railway. It will be other means,” Chairman of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim Andrei Rybakov said.
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