MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – Fast development of the domestic market, improvement of economic management mechanisms and all-round promotion of competition should become the three pillars of Belarus’ new economic policy. The Belarusian leader made this statement as he delivered the State of the Nation Address on 22 April, BelTA has learnt.
Turchinov informs Lukashenko about events in Ukraine over the phone
MINSK, 24 April (BelTA) – An urgent phone conversation between Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Acting President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov due to the situation in Ukraine took place in the evening on 24 April, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian head of state.
Belavia’s first Embraer in Minsk on 30 April
MINSK, 25 April (BelTA) – The first Embraer 195LR jet for the national air carrier Belavia will arrive in Minsk on 30 April, BelTA learnt from the company.
At present the new jet is in Brazil where it is prepared to be delivered to Belarus. Belavia’s pilot and members of the acceptance committee are in Brazil now.
Free toll roads for foreigners in Belarus on 25 April-31 May
MINSK, 25 April (BelTA) – During the period from 25 April to 31 May 2014 foreign tourists travelling to Belarus will be granted free use of the Belarusian toll roads. The decision is contained in Decree No.154 of 10 April 2014 and is related to the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, BelTA has learnt.
Belarus, U.S. discuss cultural heritage preservation
MINSK, 25 April (BelTA) – Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Alexander Gurianov has met with Chair of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Lesley Weiss and U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Ethan Goldrich in Minsk, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
IIHF World Championship teams to come to Minsk 6-7 May
MINSK, 24 April (BelTA) – The teams participating in the 2014 IIHF World Championship are expected to arrive in Minsk on 6-7 May, Deputy Director of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Directorate Alexander Shevel told media on 24 April, BelTA has learnt.
“Here comes the busiest period for the organizing committee of the championship.