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23 August 2016 13:00
Belarus CEC to hold another meeting ahead of parliamentary elections
CEC registers Parliament's upper chamber candidates till August 24.
The preparation for the elections to the National Assembly of Belarus will be discussed today in the Central Election Commission. One of the central topics is the registration of candidates for the Council of the Republic. Document submission period for potential Senators completes tomorrow. The outcome of the election to the Belarusian parliament's upper chamber will be announced on September 30 at the latest.While today the Central Election Commission will discuss a barrier-free environment during voting in elections to the House of Representatives, and consider complaints.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Special Aide to Prime Minister of Pakistan in Belarus on official visit
Pakistan interested in strengthening business contacts with Belarusian companies working in mechanical engineering, chemical and textile industries.
Preparation for the upcoming joint events to be held by Minsk and Islamabad will be discussed today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. Among them is the third meeting of the bilateral trade and economic commission and the exchange of delegations at various levels. With a view to discussing these matters Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Special Aide of the Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi arrived in Belarus. Pakistan is interested in strengthening business contacts with Belarusian companies working in the chemical and textile industries, mechanical engineering, and exporters of agricultural products.
Belarusian Olympic winners return home
Athletes welcomed by fans, heads of athletic federations and Ministry of Sports and tourism officials.
The most devoted fans of Belarusian sport spend these days at the National Airport... Flights with our Olympians continue to arrive from Rio de Janeiro. The day before came gold medal winner Vladislav Goncharov, as well as bronze medalists, wrestler Ibragim Saidov and K4 team Margarita Makhneva, Nadezhda Lepeshko, Olga Khudenko, Marina Litvinchuk. Olympic champion Vladislav Goncharov said he went to Rio de Janeiro for the silver but was very pleased to have won gold.