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Once commissioned the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets will generate about 25% of electrical energy Belarus needs, Belarus' Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said at a plenary meeting of the 61st session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna on 19 September, BelTA has learned.

Mikhail Mikhadyuk stressed that today many states pin their hopes on nuclear energy as an economically efficient and environmentally friendly source to promote their sustainable development.


UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres emphasized Belarus' significant contribution and special place in multilateral diplomacy as he met with Belarus' Permanent Representative to the UN Valentin Rybakov, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The parties discussed Belarus-UN cooperation prospects.

As BelTA earlier reported, Valentin Rybakov was appointed Belarus' Permanent Representative to the UN on 7 August.


Every person should have an opportunity to work and earn money, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when approving the appointment of new heads of the local administrations on 14 September, BelTA informs.

The head of state emphasized that Ordinance No. 3 which is called the ordinance on social parasites by people had not been abolished. This will be your document.


Belarus hopes to boost cooperation and implement new projects with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti, BelTA has learned.

We are set to further develop the interaction with the EBRD. We would like the Bank to expand its operations in Belarus in new areas and formats and increase the funding for the ongoing projects, Andrei Kobyakov.


A number of bilateral agreements was signed during the official visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to India. After the official negotiations of the Belarusian head of state with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the parties signed and exchanged documents, BelTA informs.

A program of cooperation between the governments of the two countries for 2018-2020, a memorandum of understanding between the Education Ministry of Belarus and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India on cooperation in professional and vocational training, a memorandum of understanding between the Education Ministry of Belarus and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India on cooperation in the youth policy were signed.


Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov instructed to complete the construction of the facilities for the Second European Games in Minsk in time, BelTA has learned.

During the visit to the construction site of the Student Village the Belarusian head of government was briefed on the progress made in the construction of its biggest dormitory. The 25-storeyed building being built in Dzerzhinskogo Avenue is designed to accommodate 1,800 people.


Belarus suggests establishing joint ventures to make agricultural machines to China's Gansu Province. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin made the statement as he met with Gansu Province Governor Tang Renjian on 4 September, BelTA has learned.

Anatoly Kalinin said: Belarus and Gansu have opportunities for further advancement of bilateral cooperation.


Belarus has outlined plans to become a world leader in the production of potash fertilizers, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Russian businessman, Chairman of the Board of IOOO Slavkaliy Mikhail Gutseriyev on 31 August, BelTA has learned.

The president remarked that Belarus is one of the leaders in the manufacturing and sale of potash fertilizers, including pelletized fertilizers, today.


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko discussed topical issues of bilateral relations during a telephone conversation, BelTA learned from the press service of the Russian head of state.

The two leaders discussed the urgent issues of the bilateral and international agenda and also the schedule of upcoming contacts, reads the statement.


Agricultural fairs in Belarus will start on September 15, Tatyana Krasnyuk, head of the food department of the main department of consumer market regulation of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, told reporters today, BelTA.

Agricultural crops are organized during the harvest season, agricultural markets, agricultural producers are allocated to the residential districts of the cities for the sale of products, and there are also venues for outbound trade of consumer cooperation.

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