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15 June 2016 13:00
Belarus and Cuba agreed to increase cooperation in high technologies and agricultural complex
Belarus and Cuba agreed to increase cooperation in high technologies and agricultural complex. The topic was discussed by President of Belarus A.Lukashenko and special representatives of Fidel Castro. Havana intends to purchase big amounts of Belarusian trucks MAZ and tractors MTZ. The contracts amount to millions of dollars. Foundation of a joint production of components for automobiles in the Island of Freedom was also discussed. In its turn, Minsk is interested in developments by the Cuban scientists in growing of different plants in dry lands and poor soils.
Heads of Belarusian and Russian police discuss prospects of interaction
Issues of migration policy and counteraction to transnational crime were discussed in Belarus regional center Gomel at a sitting of the Joint College of the ministries of foreign affairs of the Union state. It was attended by heads of the profile departments of Belarus and Russia. Due to tight cooperation, 206 citizens of Belarus wanted by the law enforcement bodies were detained in Russia, 170 cars with fake documents found. The ministries plan to deepen cooperation. The meeting resulted in signing of several documents and the next year plan of action.
Trilateral contact group on Ukraine sits in Minsk today
Today Minsk is hosting a sitting of the Trilateral contact group on regulation of the conflict in the East of Ukraine. The main topic is exchange of prisoners of war. At the last meeting, consensus was not achieved. Special representative of the OSCE Martin Sajdik expressed anxiety about the ceasefire violations. At present, scenarios are considered on separation of the hostile forces and creation of safety zones along the contact line.