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More active contacts between Belarusian, Moldovan governments suggested
22 November, 19:53
"It seems to me it is the government's area of responsibility. We should put efforts into increasing our trade turnover. We have a number of instructions of the heads of state to that effect,” the Belarusian head of government added.
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Belarus to take part in Berlin Foreign Policy Forum
22 November, 18:33
The agenda of the forum includes matters of geopolitics, European integration, the role of the European Union, ensuring international security, and preventing a new arms race. The program also includes a panel discussion on the future of the Eastern Neighborhood after 2020.
Bishkek to host CSTO summit on 28 November
22 November, 17:48
The plenary session will then be attended by foreign ministers, defense ministers and secretaries of the security councils of the CSTO member states. A joint meeting of the CSTO Ministerial Council, the Defense Ministers Council and the Committee of Secretaries of the Security Councils is scheduled for 27 November.
Belarus, EU discuss development of relations after changes in EU Commission
22 November, 16:34
“Our meeting is taking place as the European Commission is gearing up for the changing of the guard. I know that you will be in charge of the EC Commission for Budget and Administration. This is a very important job. Budget issues are one of the most responsible missions,” Sergei Rumas said.
Belarusian Parliament to elect speakers on 6 December
22 November, 13:24
Both houses of the parliament will convene for the sessions on this day, 6 December. The main item on the agenda will be the election of the speakers. The MPs will also elect vice speakers, chairmen of permanent commissions, and also form the Council of the House of Representatives and the Presidium of the Council of the Republic.
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Total oversight of observers over parliamentary elections in Belarus emphasized
22 November, 13:23
The head of the Belarusian election organization agency pointed out that some 39,000 domestic observers and 1,030 international ones had been accredited to monitor the elections. “In other words, the elections were monitored as closely as possible,” Lidia Yermoshina said.
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CEC confirms results of Belarus' parliamentary vote
22 November, 13:09
The 110 members of the House of Representatives were elected. Members of political parties comprise 19.1% of the new parliament (21 people). The previous parliament had 16 representatives of political parties.
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CEC submits objections to OSCE report on Belarus' parliamentary vote
22 November, 12:18
The CEC responded to the interim report published by observers representing the OSCE ODIHR, OSCE PA and PACE. “We have articulated our position and sent objections to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” Lidia Yermoshina said.
Finnish and Swedish foreign ministers to visit Belarus on 25 November
22 November, 11:41
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde will pay a working visit to Belarus on 25 November.
Sergei Rumas and Prince Michael of Kent
Rumas optimistic about Belarus-UK cooperation after Brexit
22 November, 10:25
There will be more cooperation opportunities for Belarus and the United Kingdom after Brexit, Belarusian Premier Sergei Rumas said as he met with Prince Michael of Kent, a member of the British Royal Family.
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