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14 Sep 2017

Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in information, printed media

MINSK, 14 September (BelTA) – Belarus and Kazakhstan will step up cooperation in information affairs. The relevant statement was made by Belarusian Information Minister Lilia Ananich during the international conference held on 14 September to sum up results and prospects of Belarus-Kazakhstan relations 25 years after the diplomatic relations were established, BelTA has learned.

According to Lilia Ananich, a new revision of the agreement on cooperation in information and printed media has been prepared. The document reflects the modern stage in the development of information spaces of the two countries. The document will lay down the legal foundation for expanding cooperation between agencies and organizations.

The official said: “It is important to objectively and comprehensively report all the processes going on in our countries. Belarus and Kazakhstan are connected by a common past and a common future. Together we are building the Eurasian Economic Union. Mass media play a special role in advancing foreign policy, economic, and cultural ties. We work to step up the mutual presence in the media space.”

Cooperation in book printing develops vigorously, too. The latest projects include a collection of poetry by the Kazakh classicist Abai Kunanbayev translated into Belarusian, a book by the prominent writer Nemat Kelimbetov, and the book A Letter to the Son. The books reflect the mentality of the Kazakh nation and the destiny of modern Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan was a guest of honor at the latest international book fair in Minsk.

Cooperation has been established between the Information Ministry and the National Book Chamber of Kazakhstan, the Union of Writers of Belarus and the M.O. Auezov Literature and Art Institute. Regional history readings were held in Dzerzhinsk recently in honor of the Belarusian enlightener and traveler Adolf Yanushkevich, whose name is equally important for Belarusians and Kazakhstanis.

Heads of the diplomatic missions, which are accredited in Belarus, representatives of the parliament, government agencies, analytical agencies, and universities took part in the international conference Kazakhstan-Belarus: 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations. Results, Reality, Prospects. Cooperation in information sphere, in cultural affairs, science, economy, and education was discussed during the forum.


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