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IAEA praises Belarus' preparedness for emergencies

Reliable mechanisms to respond to emergencies have been created in Belarus. Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Juan Carlos Lentijo made the statement after an IAEA mission finished work in Belarus, BelTA has learned.

An Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) mission sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) finished work in Belarus on 17 October.


According to the 2018 results, the EDB expects inflation in Belarus to be no more than 6%

According to the results of 2018, inflation in Belarus will remain within the framework of the benchmark of the National Bank of Belarus. This forecast is made by economists of the Eurasian Development Bank in the monthly macro survey for September, BelTA informs.

The review notes that the increase in prices for fuel, as well as alcohol and tobacco products caused an increase in August of regulated prices and tariffs in August to 9.


Belarus president talks about importance of regional cooperation with Russia

It is in the regions of Belarus and Russia where multiple manufacturing chains begin to result in joint products. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the plenary session of the fifth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Mogilev on 12 October, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko said: “Virtually every Belarusian product, including tractors, trucks, or cars or household appliances, contains a Russian component.


5th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia opens in Mogilev

The 5th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia is opening in Mogilev on 10 October. It will run till 12 October, BelTA has learned.

The key event of the forum will be a plenary session to discuss priority areas in the development of regional cooperation as a key factor of integration and the Union State construction. The session will be attended by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin.


IMF revises upward Belarus' growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has improved its forecast on Belarus' economic development, BelTA learned from the IMF's new World Economic Outlook.

According to the IMF, Belarus' economy will expand by 4% in 2018 and by 3.1% in 2019. Earlier, the fund projected Belarus' GDP growth at 2.8% in 2018.

According to the IMF, inflation in Belarus will make up 5.


New PM Sergei Rumas introduced to Belarusian parliament

Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalya Kochanova introduced new Prime Minister Sergei Rumas to the House of Representatives on 5 October, BelTA has learned.

According to Natalya Kochanova, one of the priorities of the personnel policy is to form an efficient state apparatus able to ensure sustainable social and economic development of the country, quickly respond to present-day challenges and threats, take objective decisions in the interests of people and be accountable to people.


Belarus FM: The world needs a new format of international relations

The world needs a new format of international relations, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at a plenary session of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York on 2 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The 73rd UNGA session marked the 100th birthday of outstanding state and political figure, former RSA President Nelson Mandela.


Belarus counts on continued tight cooperation with World Bank

Belarus expects that tight cooperation with the World Bank will continue. Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas made the statement as he met with World Bank representatives on 2 October, BelTA has learned.

The prime minister said: “I am happy to mention the high level of cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the World Bank. The figures are self-explanatory: the total portfolio of projects on record is estimated at over $1.


Permanent Secretary of the British Foreign Office visits Minsk

Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Great Britain, the head of the diplomatic service, Simon MacDonald, visits Minsk on October 1 as part of the regional tour. BelTA was informed in the British Embassy in Belarus.

Simon MacDonald’s visit continues a series of bilateral meetings and visits, including visits by the British Foreign Secretary Alan Duncan to Belarus in September 2017 and to Belarus’s Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in the United Kingdom in March 2018.


Lukashenko: Cooperation in CIS should be in sync with integration in Greater Eurasia

Interaction in the CIS format should be synchronized with integration processes in Greater Eurasia, in particular within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said addressing the CIS summit, BelTA has learned.

It is necessary to find ways to align the capacities of our countries with major international projects, first of all, the Silk Road Economic Belt.

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