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Belarus, Cuba discuss exchange of visits

MINSK, 18 September (BelTA) The exchange of visits at the high and highest levels was discussed at the meeting between Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko and Cubas Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzlez Fraga, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The parties discussed the state and prospects of the Belarus-Cuba relations, including cooperation in politics, trade, economy, and interaction within the framework of international organizations.

Lukashenko sends greetings to 13th Belarusian media forum participants

MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has extended greetings to participants and guests of the 13th Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the Future: Digital Agenda for Media Sector, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

Over the years, the forum has become an authoritative platform for business communication between media representatives from near and far abroad.

Days of Georgian Culture kick off in Belarus

MINSK, 4 September (BelTA) Days of Georgian Culture in Belarus opened at the Palace of the Republic in the Belarusian capital on 2 September, BelTA has learned.

The Georgian delegation is led by First Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Mikheil Giorgadze.

Belarus Culture Minister Yuri Bondar stated in his welcoming speech that the start to a tradition of exchanging days of culture between the two countries was given in November 2017.

Belarus opening honorary consulate in Lausanne

MINSK, 28 August (BelTA) Belarus is opening an honorary consulate in Lausanne, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Switzerland.

The Swiss government has granted the exequatur to Andrei Nazheskin, Belarus Honorary Consul to Lausanne with the consular district in the Cantons of Vaud, Valais, Geneva, Neuchatel, Fribourg and Jura, representatives of the diplomatic mission said.

The official opening ceremony of the honorary consulate in Lausanne will take place in the near future.

Belarusian books on display at Beijing Book Fair

Belarusian books are on show at the Beijing International Book Fair which is underway in the Chinese capital on 23-27 August, BelTA informs.

Following the official opening of the Belarusian stand visitors and participants of the exhibition got familiar with the best internationally recognized fiction and encyclopedic literature, popular science and educational publications, and also books and magazines for children.

Lukashenko replaces top government officials; Rumas appointed premier

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed new government members. The personnel decisions were announced by the Belarusian head of state, BelTA has learned.

Sergei Rumas who had chaired the Development Bank of Belarus was appointed prime minister.

Alexander Turchin who had been head of the Council of Ministers Office was named first deputy prime minister. Igor Lyashenko was appointed deputy prime minister.

Belarusian Information Ministry working on national television content resolution

The Information Ministry is busy working on a resolution on national television content. Belarusian Information Minister Alexander Karlyukevich made the relevant statement on the air of the TV channel STV, BelTA has learned.

The official noted that the renewed mass media law is sufficient for making up ones mind about what the national television product is. A number of bylaws will be developed to supplement the law.

Registration to join European Games volunteer program open till 1 April 2019

MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) Registration to join the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019 volunteer program will be open till 1 April 2019, Nadezhda Anisovets, a manager for volunteer, cultural and educational programs at the Directorate of the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019, told the media, BelTA has learned.

According to Nadezhda Anisovets, over 9,000 applications have been submitted. Now the registration system is processing applications from volunteers from 52 countries.

Constructive dialogue between Belarusian, Russian investigation committees praised

MINSK, 16 July (BelTA) The constructive dialogue and the exchange of the best practices between Belarusian and Russian investigation bodies contributes a lot to the development of work methods. The statement was made by Chairman of Belarus Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich as he met with Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, BelTA has learned.

The meeting took place at premises of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow on 16 July.

Belarus, Uzbekistan to scale up cooperation in tourism

MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) Belarus and Uzbekistan have plans to step up cooperation in tourism. The matter was discussed at a working meeting between Sports and Tourism Minister of Belarus Sergei Kovalchuk and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Belarus Nasirjan Yusupov, BelTA learned from the press service of the Sports and Tourism Ministry of Belarus.

Top on the agenda of the meeting was cooperation in tourism.

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