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18 Mar 2016
Belarus, China’s Macau S.A.R. agree on visa abolition
“The parties have already started to implement the internal procedures necessary for the commencement of the agreement. Visas will be required until the agreement enters into force,” the press service said...
18 Mar 2016
Belarusian Bolshoi Theater, Vienna Opera to bolster ties
The meeting discussed the development of cooperation between the two theaters. Dominique Meyer accepted an invitation to visit Belarus in December 2016 as honorary member of the jury of International Christmas Contest of Opera Singers...
18 Mar 2016
Nazi death camp victims remembered in Minsk
The prayers over the capsule were read by Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz...
18 Mar 2016
Belavia launches charter flights to Tenerife
“Taking into account a spring holiday break, the demand for it is big. We also can see that this route will enjoy popularity throughout the summer,” said the head of the airline. Belavia is likely to operate flights to Tenerife from March to New Year with a break during the winter months of 2017...
17 Mar 2016
Center of traditional Chinese medicine may open in Grodno
The plans to set up this center were discussed during the visit of healthcare workers from Gansu Province to Grodno. The Healthcare Department of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee proposed Chinese partners to renovate an inefficiently used building in the oblast capital or to build a new one...
17 Mar 2016
Mexican honorary consulate opens in Minsk
“We would also like to take this moment to tell residents of Minsk and Belarus more about Mexican culture,” the diplomat said. The third area, which is regarded as a priority in the bilateral relations, is tourism...
17 Mar 2016
Russian investments for camping sites in Belarus
“We would like to make visits to Brest Fortress, the Khatyn Memorial, and other landmarks part of the curriculum for Russian school students. As far as camping projects are concerned, the Russians are interested in investing in this movement. They are particularly curious about the M1 motorway”...
17 Mar 2016
Visa-free travels between Belarus, China for tourist groups starting April-May
Plans have been made to set up a joint travel agency to coordinate actions of Belarus and China. Belarus will also present its potential during expos in China and will invite representatives of the Chinese tourism industry to go on familiarization tours...
17 Mar 2016
Facebook top executives visit Hi-Tech Park in Minsk
“The members of the delegation were pleasantly surprised with the level of ICT development in Belarus and noted that they were aware of a number of successful IT companies from Belarus and that they keep an eye on them,” the HTP press service said...
16 Mar 2016
Belarus wins 12 medals at European Classic Powerlifting Championship
Belarus clinched seven gold, three silver and two bronze medals. In the women’s U18 event Alina Chashchina (43kg), Tatyana Domashina (47kg) and Alexandra Burykina (63kg) claimed gold medals in their weight categories and set five new European records...
16 Mar 2016
Brest Fortress to mark its anniversary with new exhibition hall
This year the memorial will mark its 45th anniversary. A number of events will take place as part of the celebrations. The memorial will also run a photo competition among visitors. The best works will be presented at the exhibition Brest Fortress. A Tourist’s View...
15 Mar 2016
South Africa ready to help promote golf in Belarus
Decree No. 56 on the construction of a golf center in Minsk District, signed on 29 January 2007, is considered a starting point for golf development in Belarus. The decree determined the need to create conditions for hosting sport international competitions...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk wins two Financial Times awards
This year Minsk has received awards in two nominations — Top 25 Major European Cities of the Future – Cost Effectiveness and Top 10 Major Cities — FDI Strategy. Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets received the awards from fDi Magazine Editor-in-Chief Courtney Fingar in Cannes...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk to host 7th Meeting of Parties to Espoo Convention in June 2017
Belarus’ First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Protection Iya Malkina, who is attending the 35th session of the Espoo Convention Implementation Committee in Geneva...
15 Mar 2016
Tatarstan offers to build medical simulation center in Belarus
During the visit to the regional medical simulation engineering center Medical Science Center Eidos, Andrei Kobyakov learned about the activities of the medical simulation center and the process of laboratory training of students...
15 Mar 2016
Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions to discuss media-related issues
The third Forum of Regions will be held in Minsk on 8-9 June under the auspices of the Council of Republic of the National Assembly. This year it will focus on social prospects...
15 Mar 2016
Minsk named most popular travel destination for Russians during spring school break
The top-10 foreign destinations popular for travel with children includes Minsk, Prague, Berlin, Lisbon, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Budapest, Helsinki and Baku...
14 Mar 2016
Belarus, Ecuador agree on mutual recognition of higher education diplomas
The intergovernmental agreement between Belarus and Ecuador on mutual recognition of education certificates and diplomas of higher education could be signed in the near future...
14 Mar 2016
Belarus to film Eurovision postcard 30-31 March
Several locations will be chosen for the shooting to present the Belarusian singer in the best way possible and integrate him into the show. The presentation postcard will feature a dandelion, the logo of this year’s edition of the international contest...
14 Mar 2016
More Polish visa application centers in Belarus
“The Polish visa application centers will open in Pinsk and Baranovichi on 16 March, in Mogilev on 17 March, and in Lida on 18 March. Thus, there will be a total of eight Polish visa application centers in Belarus,” First Counsellor of the Polish Embassy in Belarus Marcin Wojciechowski said...
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