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Belarus CEC to announce upper house election results on 12 November
31 October, 13:29
The elections to the Council of the Republic differ from the elections to the House of Representatives because they are indirect. Members of the Belarusian upper house of parliament are elected by local councils of deputies. Their meetings are open and may be attended by the media.
Number of candidates to Belarus' parliament down to 531
31 October, 13:07
At present a total of 531 candidates are taking part in the campaign. “These are 29 persons fewer than the number registered at first,” Lidia Yermoshina said.
Rustam Minnikhanov
Tatarstan president to visit Belarus in December
31 October, 11:43
Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov is set to visit Belarus in December, Tatarstan Vice Premier, Minister of Industry and Trade Albert Karimov said as he spoke to the Belarusian and Russian media on 31 October.
Russian MFA: Belarus, Russia make progress towards common visa area
31 October, 11:16
“In other words, we are talking about the ‘Schengen area' for two. Much has already been done along the way. We see the work to prepare the intergovernmental agreement on mutual recognition of visas as a first step,” Dmitry Vetrov said.
Stanislav Zas and Jenifer Moore
Belarus Security Council: Belarus' voice heard by United States, NATO
30 October, 18:01
Belarus expressed its concerns over the deployment of U.S. military personnel and hardware in Lithuania. That was the main item on the agenda of the meeting with the high-ranking U.S. diplomat, Stanislav Zas said.
Sergei Rumas (center)
Reconciliation of Belarusian, Russian views on integration described as difficult process
30 October, 16:37
Sergei Rumas said: “The work is complicated because unfortunately the two economies have been developing along different tracks in this period and it turns out it is not so easy to reconcile the views today.”
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Israeli Embassy in Belarus closed as MFA goes on strike
30 October, 15:12
The Israeli Embassy in Belarus is not working today over the strike of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, BelTA learned from the Israeli diplomatic mission in Minsk.
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Belarus, Iran ready to build up economic partnership
30 October, 14:46
The minister thanked the Iranian ambassador for his active work to strengthen the bilateral relations and expressed the hope that his successor will maintain and build up the positive momentum in the Belarus-Iran relations across all avenues.
Vladimir Andreichenko during the meeting
Belarus welcomes disengagement of forces in Zolotoye
30 October, 11:59
Belarus welcomes the disengagement of forces in Zolotoye and will further contribute to the progress to resolve the situation in the Donbass, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said as he met with Austrian Ambassador to Belarus Aloisia Worgetter.
Vladimir Andreichenko
Andreichenko: Belarus president's visit to Austria will open new page in bilateral relations
30 October, 11:35
Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko noted that Belarus and Austria have recently reached a high level of political contacts.
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