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Belarus seeks to sign CIS free trade agreement on services in 2020
6 December, 16:00
Belarus expects that the CIS member states will sign the free trade agreement on services in 2020, Belarusian Vice Premier Igor Petrishenko told reporters.
Belarus, Kazakhstan to possibly sign oil supply agreement in 2020
6 December, 15:46
The official said: “Instead of ready-made oil products Belarus is more interested in raw materials for processing and consequently making ready-made products. This is why I don't think they are interested in our gasoline. The total amount mentioned during talks is close to 3.2 million tonnes.”
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Supreme Eurasian Economic Council to sit on 20 December
6 December, 15:01
Integration in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will be in focus of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session on 20 December, Technical Regulation Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Nazarenko said.
Belarus, Russia in agreement on most of agrarian policy issues
6 December, 13:15
The current state of affairs in reconciling the roadmaps on tighter integration within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia was discussed. According to the source, the ministries are working together to form a common agrarian policy. Most of the items have already been reconciled.
China satisfied with joint civil engineering projects in Belarus
6 December, 12:29
The diplomat said that the project is being implemented in line with agreements reached at the top level. Public welfare homes have been built in six oblasts of Belarus and the city of Minsk using technical and economic aid from the Chinese government.
PM: Road maps on Belarus-Russia integration do not envisage supranational bodies
6 December, 11:25
The prime minister said that the road maps, the package of documents which is currently under discussion, focus purely on economic issues. “There are no supranational bodies in the documents we are going to submit to the heads of state for signing,” said Sergei Rumas.
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Minsk expects compensation for tainted Russian oil to be decided by year-end
6 December, 10:39
Minsk hopes that the situation with the compensation for tainted Russian oil will become clear by the end of the year, Belarusian Prime Minster Sergei Rumas told reporters on 6 December.
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Belarus PM unveils desired price for Russian gas
6 December, 10:30
Sergei Rumas laid out Belarus' stance on the price for Russian gas. “We would like to purchase Russian gas at the same price as is in effect for Smolensk Oblast, the Russian region that is closest to us, plus transportation costs,” the premier noted.
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Belarus' gold, forex reserves approach $9.2bn
6 December, 09:44
In November 2019, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves contracted by $34.9 million (or 0.4%) following the growth in October by $362.9 million (4.1%).
Belarusian air carrier Belavia to possibly acquire nine Boeing aircraft in 2020
5 December, 19:58
The sides discussed resuming the operation of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. In particular, the conversation touched upon the timeframe for resuming deliveries and the ratification of this type of aircraft by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
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