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Cui Qiming: Culture is a bridge between the peoples of Belarus and China

MINSK, 26 February (BelTA) - Culture is a bridge that connects the peoples of Belarus and China, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming said at the opening of the gala concert, Spring Festival Brings Joy to Belarus, that took place at the Belarusian State Philharmonics on 25 February, BelTA informs.

The diplomat said that the program of the concert was developed to demonstrate the traditional and modern Chinese culture.

Kobyakov, Medvedev discuss economic relations, integration cooperation

MINSK, 18 February (BelTA) A telephone conversation between Belarus Premier Andrei Kobyakov and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev took place on 17 February, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Council of Ministers of Belarus.

The two heads of government talked over the issues related to the Belarusian-Russian trade and economic relations and the schedule of the forthcoming contacts, the press service informed.

23rd Minsk Book Fair kicks off in Belarus capital

MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) The 23rd edition of the Minsk International Book Fair opened in the Belarusian capital on 10 February, BelTA has learned.

Guests from 29 countries will take part in the event which traditionally opens the calendar of international exhibitions. Among the participating countries is Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, the UK, Venezuela, Germany, Israel, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, the Republic of Korea, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Syria, the United States, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Ecuador.

Belarus, UNDP implement peatland rehabilitation projects worth about $10m

MINSK, 2 February (BelTA) Since 1999 Belarus Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and the UNDP have implemented a number of peatland rehabilitation projects worth about $10 million, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha said before the presentation of the National Strategy for Conservation and Rational (Sustainable) Use of Peatlands on 2 February, BelTA has learned.

Year of Culture events calendar approved in Belarus

MINSK, 27 January (BelTA) Belarus has approved its Year of Culture events calendar for 2016, BelTA learnt from the Council of Ministers.

The plan features various contests, festivals, forum and other events. Thus, among the events slated for 2016 in Belarus in Belarus Capital of Culture, Art Patron of the Year of Culture, City of Culture in the Year of Culture (the best tourist center) and Man of the Year of Culture (among cultural workers).

Lukashenko sends greetings to Belarusian rescuers

MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the workers and veterans of Belarusian emergencies bodies who celebrate their professional holiday, Rescuers Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

At a word you come to help people, eliminate the consequences of natural disasters protecting the lives and health of our citizens.

Belarus celebrates 75th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavins birth

MINSK, 12 January (BelTA) Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the participants of the event dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the birth of Peoples Artist of the USSR and Belarus Vladimir Mulyavin and congratulated everyone on this remarkable date, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

Vladimir Mulyavin was born in Russia, but he was the son of the Belarusian land in his heart and soul.

Belarus to host 2018 FISU World University Speed Skating Championships

MINSK, 6 January (BelTA) Belarus will play host to the fourth FISU World University Speed Skating Championships in 2018, Nikolai Ananyev, Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, Chairman of the Skating Union of Belarus, said at the press conference on 6 January, BelTA has learned.

In 2018 we will host the FISU World University Speed Skating Championships. I am confident that someday we will play host to World Speed Skating Championships as our skating rink meets all the requirements for hosting such high-level tournaments, Nikolai Ananyev noted.

Lukashenko calls on Belarusian people to promote genuine values on Christmas

MINSK, 24 December (BelTA) Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent his best greetings to all Belarusians celebrating Christmas on 25 December, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The moral compass of many generations of our ancestors has been shaped under the influence of the Christian faith which embodies the noble ideals of humanism, justice, and mercy, the message of greetings reads.

CIS cooperation to focus on economic matters in 2016

MINSK, 15 December (BelTA) Cooperation of the CIS member states in 2016 will focus on economic affairs. The statement was made by Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary, before the session of the Council of plenipotentiary representatives of the CIS member states in CIS charter bodies and other ones on 15 December, BelTA has learned.

Sergei Lebedev said: All the innovations, which are scheduled for implementation within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2016, will be primarily geared towards stronger interaction in economic affairs.

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